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FlexibeatzII Paint2Sound transforms images to sound

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FlexibeatzII has released Paint2Sound, an application for Windows that turns images into sounds.


Paint2Sound generates soundscapes from images

Paint2Sound is a neat little self-contained application for converting any existing .jpg or .bmp image, or any picture you care to draw/paint with it, into a soundscape. This application can bring a new dimension to your music making, or at the very least give you a unique way of coming up with interesting sounding samples.

The way it works is: Each pixel row of the image represents a frequency band. The application synthesizes sine waves from each pixel row with an instantaneous amplitude determined by the brightness of each pixel in the pixel row, and then sums together all the sine waves. User control is provided over various parameters like sample rate, sound duration, the distribution of frequencies across the pixel rows and the overall level in the mix of each sine wave.

Paint2Sound for Windows is a free download.

More information: Paint2Sound

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Short links for December 9th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on December 9th, 2007:

  • Paint fragment from Belmont Art Park – The fragment is about 1cm thick, and appears to consist of about 150-200 layers of paint.
  • Compression for Dummies – Learning how to effectively apply compression in your mix can take a significant amount of study time, patience, and good old fashioned experience.
  • Aracade game on oscilloscope – Flickr user Moose2000 did a cool mod: MAME + sound card + oscilloscope = star wars arcade game.
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