Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Photoshopped Sound?

A friend of mine turned me onto the, to look at what this guy has done in his sound processing experiments.

Using a product called Photosounder, he turns normal recorded sounds into bitmap images, and then tweaks them in Photoshop. He then re-loads the image in Photosounder, and saves them back as a digital sound file. The results are very interesting, to say the least! The picture shown here is a piano riff run through Photoshop's "Liquefy" filter. The photo is cool, and the sound is ... um ... liquidy?

Check out these links:

Original blog entry

Other examples of photoshopped sounds

The blog itself is a wealth of cool articles, especially for those of you that have ever played with a real synthesizer (oh, and for those of you that actually own your own music studios - you know who you are!) Most articles are equipped with an mp3 link that plays the sound being discussed, so its a very sensory experience I think you will enjoy.

1 comment:

The Moody Minstrel said...

That is seriously wild, and you've got my imagination spinning. I'm almost tempted to get the software and try doing something similar!