I just watched a comparison of the original Bane voice and the new Bane voice from The Dark Knight Rises. Of course, the discussion is rife with people aggreeing the new voice is clearer and such.
I still stand on the grounds that he would have been more realistic if the voice had been left unaltered. Especially since the new audio was seemingly stamped atop the other audio. With little treatment to have it fit the surroundings.
Also, the video comparison was recorded with what seemed to be a phone.
Researchers in Spain used a huge archive known as the Million Song Dataset, which breaks down audio and lyrical content into data that can be crunched, to study pop songs from 1955 to 2010.
A team led by artificial intelligence specialist Joan Serra at the Spanish National Research Council ran music from the last 50 years through some complex algorithms and found that pop songs have become intrinsically louder and more bland in terms of the chords, melodies and types of sound used.
“We found evidence of a progressive homogenization of the musical discourse,” Serra told Reuters. “In particular, we obtained numerical indicators that the diversity of transitions between note combinations - roughly speaking chords plus melodies - has consistently diminished in the last 50 years.”