Tre, the meaning of the number 3

Tre, the meaning of the number 3

There is a famous quote from Tesla that says: “If you understand the deeper meaning of the numbers 3, 6 and 9 you understand the secrets of the universe” Interestingly enough when you dive deeper in the healing frequencies combinations of these numbers come back often. Tre means 3 and this blog is about the meaning of the number three.

Clear is that the number 3 is one of the building blocks of life. A triangle is one of the most stable building blocks as many discoveries are divided by 3. Why the interest from Flower of Sound in the number 3? Collateral Nature’s new single is called Tre and we dived for the 3D video deeper in the meaning of the number 3. Also Tre is the third single of Collateral Nature’s Morning Mars album (Breathe! Robot (1), Morning Mars (2) and now Tre (3)).

The inspiration of Tre came from the 3 instruments that are used to create the song: “Written in one go with a precise bass line in mind, the song is as simple as it is hypnotic. It supports the evolution of the Rhodes piano and the drums that draw you into the psychedelic soul of the track.” Claudio Vittori produced and composed the song. You can watch the video here below:

You can listen the whole album via different streaming channels from Spotify to Tidal: see this smart link for all the links: https://distribute.avid.com/smartlink.cfm?MTAwMDAwNDg0OTAy

More interesting facts about the number 3:


The spelling:

3 (numererological)

III (roman)

…— (morse)

三 (Chineese) and sounds like the word “alive” (生 pinyin shēng, Cantonese: saang),



If you look at symbols there are many that show the unity of three different elements or parts. Think of the Trinity symbol, but also the Chintamani or the Valknut, the Trefolt or the Threefold or the Celtic Trinity symbol.


Hand symbols

Funny is that there two different handsymbols to show the number 3 with your fingers. In Inglorious Basterds the film they get cought as spies because they use the fingers the wrong way to order three beer. The two ways are: sticking up the 3 fingers in the middle of the hand or the thumb and the two fingers next to it.


Some mathematical facts about the number 3:

3 (three) is a:

The trisection of the angle was one of the three famous problems of antiquity.

Old counting systems counted up to three “One, Two, Three” and thereafter “Many” to describe counting limits.

Counting to three is common in situations where a group of people wish to perform an action in synchrony: 1, 2 ,3 go !,


Some other interesting facts about the number 3:

The Roman numeral III stands for a giant star.

Three is the atomic number of lithium.

Three is the ASCII code of “End of Text“.

Humans perceive the universe to have three spatial dimensions.

The triangle, a polygon with three edges and three vertices, is the most stable physical shape.

There are three primary colors.

In European alchemy, the three primes (Latintria prima) were saltsulfur and mercury.

The three doshas are the basis of Ayurvedic medicine.

In Pythagorean numerology the number 3 is the digit of communication. and encourages the expansion of creativity, sociability between people and movement.

In spirituality and religion there is often a holy trinity, some examples:

Some sayings:

Third time’s the charm” refers to the superstition that after two failures the third trial will succeed.

Luck, especially bad luck, is often said to “come in threes”.

Then the number three is used in sport so often that i won’t mention it here 😉


Some more scientific facts about 3:

There are three main types of stable particles: the proton, the neutron, and the electron. These are the three building blocks of atoms. Scientists say that each proton and each neutron is built from smaller particles called quarks. There are three quarks in a proton and 3 quarks in a neutron.

On the subatomic level there are three types of charges: positive charges like protons have, negative charges like electrons have, and neutral charges like neutrons have.

The three main properties associated with subatomic particles: mass, charge, and spin.

There are three types of “color charge” involved in the strong nuclear force: what are called red charges, blue charges, and green charges.

There are three dimensions of space: height, width, and depth.

There are three main types of matter: gaseous, liquid, and solid.

There are three main types of massive objects: planets, stars, and galaxies.

There are also three main types of galaxies: spiral galaxies, irregular galaxies, and elliptical galaxies.

Almost all types of galaxies are one of these three types

There are three laws of motion,

there are also three types of natural laws: the laws of physics, the laws of chemistry, and the laws of biology.

Past, present, & future are the three major divisions of time.


3, 6, 9

Nikola Tesla: “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6, and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.”

Doubling 1, then 2, and so on creates a pattern that excludes 3 6 and 9.

Scientist Marko Rodin believes that 3 6 9, then, represents a “flux field” or a vector from the third to the fourth dimension.

Tesla loved the trifecta of “energy, frequency, and vibration” which he believed contained the “secrets of the universe.”


Thanks to Wikipedia for many of the facts. 

More on Collateral Nature you can here: www.collateralnature.com


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Immersive sound, the natural way

A new revolution is happening within the audio and music world. It is called immersive sound or spatial audio. This way of experiencing sound opens up Pandora’s box of possibilities. And we are just at the beginning. If you like or work with music but aren’t so interested in technology you’ve probably experienced immersive sound. You likely had no idea what it was, what it can do and how you can use it. If you are interested in technology and audio you’ve probably heard a lot of terms that sound cool, yet you might have a vague understanding of what you can really do with it, or what it really is. In both these cases, this blogpost is for you. This is the first in a series of posts on immersive sound.

The natural way

So what is immersive sound? Immersive sound is foremost the most natural way to experience sound. If you walk into the woods, you’ll hear the birds and other animals around you. Some birds will be chirping loudly while other birds are further away. Some sounds will come from above, others from below. Say you bring a friend along who starts to sing. You will hear that voice coming from the direction of where your friend is. If you are too far you won’t hear it. If she is on your left, you will hear more with your left ear then with your right.

“Immersive sound is foremost the most natural way to experience sound.”

You hear most of the sounds with your ears but also with your body. Think of a heavy tree that falls down. Maybe you can only hear the leaves but when it hits the ground you can pick up the vibrations with your body, especially if you are sensitive. The sound of water running in the little creek nearby is extremely relaxing not only because you pick it up with your ears but also with your whole body or energy field. It is subtle but it does make a big difference in the overall experience. This is immersive sound.

Recording sound

The downside of this natural sound is that it can not be duplicated or heard more than 1.000 km and it can’t be warped in time. Then, recordings came around. Recordings are by definition limited by technology. To put it simply, it is the recording device and the playing of the device that bring the limitations.

At the same time, it also brings a whole new world of possibilities. You can mix and match different recordings and sounds to a composition of your own liking. You can bring in electronic instruments. Here, we see the birth of the producer.

Technology has now reached a time where it is possible to record (ambisonic), to produce and also to replay sound in such a way that it reproduces the natural experience of listening sound. It is this experience that is called spatial audio or immersive sound. And it is made possible by formats like Dolby Atmos, WFS, Auro, or Sony 360.

Making sound spatial

To give you a deeper understanding of this spatial audio/immersive sound, when you listen to music or audio on the radio, television or via your streaming services you often listen to it in a mono format or stereo format. All the different sounds are brought together in either one (mono) or two outputs (stereo), or for the non-technical readers two speakers.

With the latest available sound technology, you can now bring more layers in the output and this means you can basically program the audio/music in such a way that you can not only hear different instruments at the same time but the sound can also come from different directions. It’s as if you can perceive and hear it the violinist standing right before you, the singer behind you, the drums 3 meters before you and the guitarist 2 meters on the left. This gives you the experience as if you are standing right in the middle of the band.

Another possibility is actually to make the sound move. Imagine the singer is walking around you for instance, or moving closer and further away from you. This can be done with just audio or in combination with virtual reality, 360 degree video and games.

The power of immersive

By making music and audio spatial or immersive we bring extra layers of experiences, opening up whole new world of possibilities with sound. From creating really cool and intimate experiences like experiencing sound as if the singer whispers the song in your ear, making listening to sound a whole body experience, to directing the sound at specific heights creating an extra layer of relaxation for the body. It is because of these possibilities and the extra power of immersive sound that we at Flower of Sound produce all our digital content in spatial audio (for the tech people, in Dolby Atmos and Binaural).

Do you like this blog or have any comments? We’d love to hear from you. This blog is the first in its series. We’ll continue to explore other aspects of immersive sound, from the ways to use it, to more in depth posts about the technology involved. If you’d like to stay informed of our latest posts and news please sign up for our email newsletter.

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