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Sonification Experiments

input sound data: Dave Clarke – Southside
Audicity view of the Dave Clarke – Southside
Experiment 1
Experiment 2
Experiment 3
Experiment 4
Experiment 5

Audacity → Terminal

  • Experimenting with the scripts from Andre's class while importing existing audiofiles or created new used through different beat levels.
  • these were later on sonified

Technical information


  • Export uncompressed -> format raw -> unsigned 8 bit
  • The converter reads the file from top to bottom, and generates the bitmap from top to bottom.
  • Length of the audio defines the amount of data to fill an image.
  • The higher the resolution, the more data you need.
  • Too little data: image becomes black after a certain point.
  • Too much data, a new image file is written.
  • Depth controls the amount of raw audio data needed per pixel.
  • The shape of the wave influences the generated pattern.
  • The frequency controls the amount of times that the pattern repeats.