As readers of my blog will know by now you can easily import any data into audacity and play it as audio. However, most data that you’ll import and then play will just turn out as noise. That is simply because there’s too much noise in the image i.e. too many colours and too much data. So, if you reduce the amount of colours and data in theory you get something a little bit more pleasing to the ear. Experimentationing time!
These were my initial two shapes that I worked with:
And the resulting sound, when looped a lil’ bit:
It’s not much but it shows definite potential. I’ve yet to work out how colour affects the sound, but I’m getting there
The next logical step is to of course run a glitched image through this process! I worked with this image for the sound then used ImageMagick to crop the image to 30x30px squares and used FFmpeg to arrange them into a video.
It’s noise, but I like it 🙂