If you’re watching the game on your computer like I am, just download and run the program below to filter your live World Cup broadcast in real-time (ESPN3, BBC, etc), choosing which level of de-vuvuzela’ing filtering you find most suitable.
What is Vuvuzelas?
The vuvuzela, a long horn popularly blown by spectators at football matches in South Africa, has seen a lot of press during the 2009 Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup. Though hugely popular for its invigorating sound and dramatic volume level, the vuvuzela has been badly received by some television viewers, who have complained that this magnificent pipe, after transmission, comes across as a resonant buzz which the sensitive listener may find hard to tolerate.
How to shut off ?
If you are watching it on your computer , you can use a software named Devuvuzelator Developed by Jeff Bargmann of Stardock in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London.
- Download Devuvuzelator here.
- No installation required, just download and run!
How TV viewers can Cancel the Vuvuzela noise?
… you could try learning to love the vuvuzela! It doesn’t come across so well in the flat broadcast sound, but it’s popular for a reason and can be used to produce an exciting and dynamic sound. See this excellent introductory video, or listen to the hugely enjoyable Vuvuzela Orchestra.