One thing, rather an instrument which has gained as much popularity as World Cup 2010 is, Vuvuzela —or ‘Vu Vu horns’. This plastic made instrument is a curse for the ears but has become a cohort for the viewers. A Vuvuzela creates horrible noise which irritates the human brain.
The entire world has started a crusade to eliminate the vuvuzela buzz from World Cup football through all means possible.
An African tradition
The trumpets can be raucous, but now they come with accommodating textured graphics suggestive of the fact that Vuvuzela should not been blown straight at a person’s ear. Blowing a Vuvuzela at ceremonies has been an old South African football tradition; the horns have now generated an anti-vuvuzela counterattack so sturdy that FIFA president Sepp Blatter has put in lot of efforts to calm down the agitated masses.
The president has ruled out possibilities of banning the instrument. He opines that vuvuzela is a part of the tradition and it cannot be banned from its own country.
Effects of vuvuzela
The steady backdrop buzz of the horns may not be an irritant for TV viewers sitting in the comfort of their homes, but it certainly has annoyed many of them! BBC has received several hundred objections in this regard. Thus, it is by now taking into consideration the broadcasting a “Vuvuzela free” adaptation of the World Cup matches. Impatient soles that cannot wait till then can filter this noise.
Answer to vuvuzela
The world has devised a solution to the buzz of vuvuzela. This solution will be costing €2.95. You will have to visit “antivuvuzelafilter.com”, pay cash, and download a 45-minute MP3 file. This file must be played during the football match, if possible from a speaker placed right beside the television. This specifically created Vuvuzela noise-termination sound is a wave with equivalent amplitude but to reverse the effect of original sound. Thus, it helps the user in canceling the vuvuzela buzz.
For those who do not wish to shell out cash on the filter , can run Linux, OStatic profiles, a practice utilizing the JACK audio association kit to group analogous filters.
It may sound extremely dishonest, but is true. Lively noise cancellation depends on variety of ambient sounds and replicating that reverberation accurately out of point with the original. This results in creation of sound waves terminating each other out. This arrangement would seem doubtful to have much result as it relies on prerecorded vuvuzelas.
Vuvuzela gaining popularity in UK
Vuvuzela sales in the UK are gaining momentum. Sainsbury’s sold 22,000 vuvuzelas in 12 hours before England’s game. This means they sold one vuvuzela in every two seconds! The supermarket chain has prearranged 25,000 additional horns but believes it may come to an end before the game against Algeria.
Correct way to deal with vuvuzela
The best and the most convenient way to deal with the noise of vuvuzela is to just accept it! Don’t bother about the sound and acknowledge it as a part of the World Cup.
Just chill out and pour another beer!!!