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Spectrographs in music

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Sad Madrigal, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Sad Madrigal

    Sad Madrigal Happy

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    Anyone knows that Aphex Twin added his face on the "Equation" song. I wonder if anyone knows other artists that have done something like this.:)

    If you don't know what I am talking about, look at this picture:

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  2. grey knight

    grey knight Etheraven

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    ummm...cool?
     
  3. Alex78

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    awesome, I didn't know about that. can you actually hear the face? :)
     
  4. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    Well, that's weird.
     
  5. Nightmare_Heaven

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    Whats going on in that picture? How did he add his face to the actual song? I'm confused.
     
  6. Cyrosis

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    A spectrograph shows the intensity and frequency of audio in often configurable colors. In this case, the louder parts are the lighter colors, darker is quieter, starting from the bottom going up, is the low to high frequencies, and left to right is the time line of the song.

    As for how he put his face in a song, I assume he did this with reverse engineering, and made his face into audio, rather than made the audio into his face. Much easier to write a little app that takes a picture, and produces audio as it were a spectrograph reading, than the other way around.
     
  7. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    And what does it sound like? Horrible, I'd guess.
     
  8. Cyrosis

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    Hey, that acutally sounds kind of interesting. I think putting something like that would work if used in the right situation.
     
  10. Cyrosis

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    Yeah, pretty much any sound can work somewhere. :)
     
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    richard james...that guy is a total nutcase! hahaha pretentious bastard, he put his face in the frequency waves! hahaha :lol: didnt know about that.
     
  12. EkstatikParataxis

    EkstatikParataxis PanoramicLongRangeVertigo

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    Hey Cryosis, did you write such an app on your own? Could you post it or link it please... interesting stuff!
     
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    LOOK AT THIS SPECTROGRAPH
    EVERYTIME I DO IT MAKES ME LAFF
     
  14. Cyrosis

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    No, I can't say that I did, it's actually a little plugin that comes with Fl Studio, a budget home studio app. I own a few other more well known, or at least regarded DAW's, but FL is still the only I know that has this functionality.
     
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    Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    He put pictures of his cat into one of his songs.

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    this is the dorkiest thing imaginable
     
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    Nine Inch Nails - My Violent Heart
     

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