How to Get Rid of the Incessant Buzz of Vuvuzelas

If you've been watching any of the World Cup soccer games lately, then you'll know what a vuvuzela is, even if you've never seen one in real life. You'll know it by its buzzing sound – the product of an instrument in African culture.

While the host nation's culture should be respected, those watching from home worldwide aren't as appreciative of the constant droning, buzzing noise. Quite frankly, it can take away from a match for those who aren't used to hearing anything other than cheering from the crowds and words from the commentators.

This noisy World Cup phenomenon has presented an opportunity for audio companies such as Waves Audio from Tel Aviv, Israel, who is now selling audio processing tools to filter out the sound of the vuvuzela in real time.

According to the EETimes, the solution comprises of two pieces of plug-in software: WNS Waves Noise Suppressor and the Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer.

Lifehacker has found that most audio editing software, even some home theatre EQ's, can do the job of filtering out the B-flat drone.

Vuvuzela filter with EQ

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  • FUtomNOreg
    Wouldn't it be cheaper, and more satisfying, to unleash the British soccer hooligans to beat the snot out of the hornblowers?
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  • joeblowschmoe
    I didn't know "culture" was a plastic horn produced in China, but I digress, i just watch with mute on.
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  • killerclick
    How does this article help me remove the droning noise of vuvuzelas? Useless!
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  • weirdguy99
    How can I get this to work on my HDTV + Home theatre, I like to watch my sports live..
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  • pojih
    You know its bad when Yankees Stadium won't let them in...
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  • joeblowschmoe
    I didn't know "culture" was a plastic horn produced in China, but I digress, i just watch with mute on.
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