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files as sound

May 23, 2010 | 1:37 am

so i had a disk image of a program, which i mounted in toast titanium, and for some reason it came up as an audio cd. out of curiosity i saved the hour-and-a-half long aiff file, which turned out to be filled with really interesting sounds.

i was wondering if anyone else has experimented with using programs or other random file types, and analyzing them as a sonic source. what methods are there of doing this, because i have trouble reproducing what happened.

this compilation apparently deals with the same idea:

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Wrong-Application/release/752879


May 23, 2010 | 1:54 am

Tom Erbe’s program SoundHack will slap a AIFF header on anything. I used an Excel spreadsheet of my bank account to produce a wonderfully noisy sample for a piece once, thanks to Tom.


May 23, 2010 | 10:49 am

You can also use the openraw message for sfplay~, which is useful to respond to the question "can I play a MIDI file in sfplay~?" ;-)


May 24, 2010 | 11:32 pm

File that plays itself.


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