Screenshot of the AudioCookbook article
January 26th, 2009 – Have you ever stared at the audio waveforms when working on music and thought about the relationship of the visual and auditory? I have, and have experimented a bit with compositional techniques based upon what I see, rather than what I hear. John Keston from Audio Cookbook has taken that concept a step further and actually taken modified visual data, and transferred it back into audio data.
John began by using a program called Photosounder, and exported audio into a bitmap image. He then manipulated that image in Photoshop and then re-imported it back into Photosounder. You can visit the Audio Cookbook website for more information and to listen to the outcome. This opens up a whole new realm of possibilites for sound design. Insane snares, driving digeridoos, the world is your oyster. Mr. Keston, I salute you!