The Incredible Sounds of the Falcon Heavy Launch (BINAURAL AUDIO IMMERSION) – Smarter Every Day 189


Hey, it’s me, Destin, welcome back to Smarter Every Day. So the SpaceX Falcon Heavy test flight Just happened everyone agrees the footage is phenomenal. It was amazing technological wizardry Everyone loves it, but there’s something that is missing when you view it over the internet everyone that’s ever been to an actual space launch will tell you it’s the sound of the event that just Overwhelms your body and that’s kind of lost when you’re looking through a screen, right? So it’s time for me to introduce you to my other youtube channel. It’s called the sound traveler I used binaural 3d audio if you will to transport your body to the location it kind of tricks your mind It’s a acoustic type mental thing going on just trust me it works. Here’s how it works get your headphones put your headphones on it only works if you have headphones Make sure the left headphone is on your left ear make sure the right headphone isn’t your right ear there once you get set up your Calibrated the Vehicle Assembly Building is the largest single story building In the world this is where they assemble the Rockets you are one of only 20 photographers credentialed That’s allowed onto the top of the Vehicle Assembly Building with your headphones on we’re gonna walk through the Vehicle Assembly Building with these photographers Get on some elevators do some catwalk stuff so that your mind gets calibrated to that 3d audio Then walk out to the cameras and get ready for launch there’s three things I want you to listen for number one at the countdown listen to all the shutters firing from the cameras around you you can hear Where they are number two once the rocket lifts off the pad you can no longer hear the cameras. It’s so loud What kind of aircraft is overhead and where it is relative to your mind? Okay, Go enjoy launch and then we’ll get ready for re-entry 15 thank you 10 Thank you there it goes 3 2 1 lift off Lots of noise That sound adds so much for me. That is so incredible Okay, the next part that I absolutely love so the Rockets up up in a way right the two boosters Safely separate they do a little pirouette and they come back without touching each other and they come back in With a re-entry burn the part that I love I mean as an engineer this just tickles all the right parts of my brain the fact that the video feed from both of those boosters Looks like it’s just one booster played on two different screens I love that that means the guidance and control algorithm was so finely tuned But they just nailed it so tip of the hat to the guidance control team that did that Very very impressed the next thing that you missed by not being there because we’re watching it on a screen And we’re hearing the cheering at Hawthorne or the sonic booms as it approaches the pad So here’s how this works according to SpaceX there are three sonic booms per booster And they’re caused by in order number one the engine down there causes the first sonic boom where the legs connect to the booster That’s the second one and the third one’s caused by the grid fins up on top of the booster now There’s three sonic booms per booster We have two boosters that six sonic booms right, now Experience this in 3d with your headphones still see if you can count how many sonic booms you hear And this is what a person hears when they’re down at the Cape when this goes down check it out got them woooow sonic boom’s? 6 sonic booms holy, holy mackerel I didn’t count six I counted ten pump. It dump. It dump. It dump it down I Went back and looked at the waveform the reason you see ten. There’s supposed to be three per booster There’s three with echoes and so the waveform overlays in such a way that it sounds like five. It’s fascinating anyway That is a sound traveller video. I hope you enjoyed this episode of the sound traveler I’m promoting it here on smarter every day in hopes that people will go and subscribe to that when I feature a guest sound traveler I write up this little contract here and I make sure to pay them and I also make sure to promote them and this particular sound traveler was trevor maehlman trevor Helps me with all the eclipse stuff that we’ve done in the past but According to our contract that we wrote. I am now supposed to promote Trevor’s MySpace page so if you want to support Trevor Mullin professional rocket photographer you can I’m just kidding he has a patreon trevor is trying to figure out how to make a career out of professional rocket photography And if you know anything about how intellectual property works it is really really hard to do that everybody wants to offer you promotion When you just need money to eat, so I payed Trevor for this endeavor and I also want to set him up for the long haul and the way to do that is patreon so if you want to support Trevor you’ll notice all the other photographers were more established in their careers Trevor’s not so if you want to support a young man That’s doing awesome things and on top of that. He gives you incredible photographs in exchange for your financial support I’ll leave a link down below. So if you want to pack up your photography gear now with Trevor I’ll let you do that and I’ll leave a link on the screen to subscribe to the sound traveler one humble request To subscribe to that channel because it’s a pet project. I love anyway. I’m Destin you’re getting smarter every day. Have a good one Holy cow Wow Now I’m the first person to see this footage, but I cannot wait for all of you see this this is This is gonna be crazy. This is really gonna be awesome

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100 thoughts on “The Incredible Sounds of the Falcon Heavy Launch (BINAURAL AUDIO IMMERSION) – Smarter Every Day 189”

  1. The Backyard Gospel Project says:

    Your right it is wizardry

  2. GewoonDavid says:

    wow…wow…wow……Made my blood pump like crazy!!! Amazing!

  3. オアクワィーリ says:

    Top quality ASMR right here

  4. Foria Duero says:


  5. Геннадий Дмитриевич Колмогоров Gennadij Kolmogorov says:

    Об обуржуазившихся перерожденцах и их противоположностях.
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    Об обуржуазившихся перерожденцах и их противоположностях.
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  7. Henry Reusch says:

    4:25 That one moment in your life when filming vertically would've been better

  8. Aleksandar Adzic says:

    WOW… I think I already post this last year but again, thank you for this experience 🙂

  9. War Bird 360 says:

    Lots of noise

  10. JonnAzzZ 72 says:

    I can hear this all day

  11. Führer Führer says:

    If you pair this with vr its perfect.

  12. Granatenpaul1 says:


  13. Jacco Waterlander says:

    this gave me chills.

  14. DesertCookie says:

    Can we get 7.1 surround sound please /s

  15. Zero Planisfero says:

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🏆bum bum bum 😂😂😂FAKE………….

  16. henrikohm says:

    Wow. That’s why I follow your channels Destin.

  17. Oldschool1973 says:

    Awesome sound hehe but just a fast ? the old Saturn 5 rockets are still the biggest ever made by man ?

  18. white pride says:

    движок от чопера

  19. Alex Markeloff says:

    Нихуя не слышно было, просто какая-то дура рядом кальяном затягивалась в наглую)))

  20. Indika & Co says:

    great man

  21. Bruno Gama says:

    That's awesome. Doubtless Smarter Every Day is the best science channel on YT.

  22. Dwight Gaston says:

    Flat Earthers: aha! The sound is not in synch! FINAL PROOF of the Billionaire Illuminati Conspiracy! Zombie stares at him, moves on. Zombie: brains…

  23. DrunkZerg says:

    Я недавно узнавал про то что делает СпэйсИкс и понял что будущее уже наступило. Это супер крутые ребята, которые мечтают и делают

  24. Колыван Недоборовичъ says:

    Опять это восторженно-восхищённое выражение лица. Как же раздражает это напускное ненатуральное веселье. Он что, для Инстаграмма позирует? Или он сектант, познавший Высшее счастье?

  25. Ish HurtadO says:

    You guys are a bunch of morons, all these boosts, bombing, Loud lower frequency sound, is destroying animals, disrupting the natural flow of sound, for your stupid entertainment….humble? You are exited by the bank because it’s a past lifetime memory of a catastrophic even prior this existence

  26. Raphael Hertzler says:

    This video is amazing played through a stereo sound system with the sub woofer turned all the way up. You can actually feel the roar of the rocket and the sonic booms in a way you cant with just headphones.

  27. JDAWGNZ ! says:

    Imagine oops I forgot to press record

  28. Kapitan Niveau says:

    the sound is like me on toilet

  29. Gert Pikf says:

    Ты заебал пиздить уже …

  30. Askat Askarov says:

    чего тут удивительного

  31. Linhquapp Bui says:

    Khủng khiếp thật !

  32. an9dn8 says:

    7:00 (Radio in the background): "We lost the Center Core."

  33. KayJay Crazy says:

    That crackling sound is satisfying

  34. AdamantForce says:

    I only heard 4 booms per rocket. Not 5

  35. p r a fu l de v says:

    Holy macros?

  36. Single Malt Whisky Enthusiast says:


  37. The Salty Tropics YT says:

    You should have recorded in 360 view to make the viewers feel more there

  38. iTsMaaT says:

    It is even better when you have a strong bass headphone

  39. BLACK STALKER says:


  40. Wutzmyname Mike says:

    HIGHLY ENJOYABLE!! THANK YOU!! Now there's a video of high quality audio from the Space Shuttle that I will try to find and share the link to here. BRAVO

  41. Lucas Vieira Lima says:

    I never heared the sound of a launch. Thank you for share.

  42. M. Baqir says:

    Amazing work man

  43. An Asian Ant says:

    The launch sounded like, popping lots of those ballons from ballonTowerDefense

  44. сварщик фёдор says:

    Синхронизовать бы ещё картинку с этим звуком. Понятно ,что оно как жизни звучит, но без паузы было бы намного информативнее что именно и когда издаёт звук

  45. Владимир Ткачев says:

    flat earth !

  46. lebbelone says:

    Holy mackerel!

  47. kyle79121 says:

    I’m pretty sure the boosters are the same video. Look at the landing pad they are going for the same one

  48. Muralidharan J says:

    Flat earther would say was it hitting the firmament

  49. Алексей Токарев says:

    Класс! Класс! Обалденный звук. Аж мурашки по коже бегут.

  50. News from Russia says:

    Летающий пенис корабль назвали, а почему никому не сказали )))

  51. Michal H says:

    that is very quick

  52. Аномали Цветок says:

    i wish i had better sound card for that right now

  53. Ne_Besi Menya says:


  54. KPX 1138 says:

    3.3K Putin trolls disliked this video.

  55. schoeller23 says:

    The Earth ist flat

  56. Patrick Heard says:

    Delta 4 or iv

  57. lisa berkoff says:

    The sound was so realistic that I actually thought what the people were saying in the video was happening around me, that blew my mind

  58. аминь says:

    как запарожыц без глушителя- такой звукан )))

  59. Diogo says:

    caraca q negocio incrivel

  60. Quw says:

    5:18 Umm no that was a mistake and it was the same video

  61. Ayman Shaaban says:

    You don't need headphones but it's better with them

  62. Rodolfo Valiati says:

    Landing rockets vertically is unbelievable. (Some) humans are amazing.

  63. Jj Jimenez says:

    I want that in my mustang's exhaust

  64. Greg Brown says:

    i counted 6 sonic booms i made a working falcon heavy in a game so i loved this video keep up the great work!

  65. Cobra King says:

    It was one booster played on two different screens* I might’ve already commented this *

  66. Андрей Евгеньевич says:


  67. Staunch says:

    Thanks for this video. I live in a tiny ex mining town in central Scotland and the likelihood of witnessing this in person is very slim.

  68. Derp Gang424 says:

    Listen to the guy who says holy moly macral it’s really funny

  69. Derp Gang424 says:

    After the booms

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  71. Amirhosein Mousavi says:

    2% dislike 98%like.not bad

  72. Hamzein says:

    Imagine the Starship noise.

  73. Project Professional says:

    My mother is still louder

  74. Matthias Tonn says:

    What are these distortions around the rocket that can be seen from 3:51 on? Is this an artifact from the video? I can see white "waves" bending around the vehicle here against the blue background.

  75. Young JJ_Plays GTA says:

    I was confused because I read the comments before I watched the full video so those of you who are concerned about not hearing the sonic booms it’s on 6:47

  76. Sharkcraft says:

    7:17 Wait, see? What if you don't have synesthesia?

  77. Валентин Кузнецов says:

    Очень частая взрывная волна ударяет по " вёдрам " расположенным в нижней части ракеты….
    Может пора сделать очень хороший
    двигатель ???
    Двигатель третьего тысячелетия !
    Есть прект.
    С уважением Валентин.

  78. Geometric Dashing Jorge says:

    One Day I Will Be Apart Of Those Missions

  79. Falibel Tashika says:

    А у нас до сих пор на Союзах летают. Ни с места не сдвинулись. Отсталые…

  80. Andrei Dolgov says:

    Thanks to all.

  81. FunkRaum says:

    The whole atmosphere acts as a woofer/speakerbox wowzers, those vibrations, friggin' awesome!

  82. UnamedFuck says:

    Is it just me or when i look on the engines and legs of the falcon heavy is so satisfying… like they are so perfectly alined which makes me wanna make the rocket smaller and bite that part… lmfao what?

  83. Obstinado says:

    The sound delay is so strange… Imagine how could it be if we had a way to witness the light delay

  84. raboox9 says:

    Why do some rockets have a popcorn crackle sound like the FH and Shuttle stack?

  85. Zoomer30 says:

    Yeah, the speed of sound is too slow. You hear the landing burn about a minute AFTER the rockets have landed 😊. That's the part about watching a rocket launch that is so absurd: All that immense power being unleashed, and for a first 15-20 secs (from it press site) it's done in total silence.

  86. Chris Rawley says:

    I never get tired of hearing and watching this video!! Thank You!!!

  87. X_Misty :P says:

    Airpods works tooo

  88. Cameron Simison says:

    I heard only six booms, i think the ten is just you destin

  89. random average guy says:

    holy mackrel?

  90. Mark Farkas says:

    Very nice work man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. Bas Buskens says:

    Not sure if it's the xtc from two days ago or it's just so awesome, but I get tears in my eyes seeing this flight again

  92. mbrazio1 says:

    in 1969 was so easy 🙂 kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  93. Derek Leiro says:

    4:10 omg is that the curvature of the earth!! I'm not buying it, nice try Destin we all know the earth is flat

  94. Mezgooo says:

    Very nice !!

  95. pedro espinoza says:

    Se oye increible !

  96. eDdY T says:

    Sounds like a big rx7

  97. Bishop Richi says:

    Very interesting content 🙂 Thank you very much 🙂

  98. NeeNlue says:

    no i heard 6 sonic boomers

  99. Даниил Хармс says:

    она так легко и непринужденно взлетает

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