Cut out

The Cut out effect refers to the sonic difference of ambiance sounds when passing from a place to another. For instance, a person going from a busy café to a quiet street will experience a drop in sound intensity resulting from the territory sounds. This effect helps to punctuate the movement from one ambiance to another.


  • The recognition of a change in the environment can be identified without visual back up
  • Sufficient time needs to be allocated for the viewer to identify the change

Related effects: Common fate

(Augoyard, 2006)

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