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Into The Machine – Studio tips from Will Putney

Producer Will Putney shares tips and secrets to his sound and workflow producing and mixing metal. Episode 1 Episode 2   I will update as…

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Databending Images With Audacity

Databending an image with an audio editor like Audacity achieves very different results than with Text or Hex editors. You can rearrange the waveform with…


Databending images with text editor

Databending is taking a digital format and manipulating it with tools designed for other formats. For example, images hacked in a text editor, images edited with audio processors, etc. There are many ways to go about this and I’m just getting my feet wet with the concept. Today I played around with editing an image in a text editor.

The first step was to convert the .jpg to the uncompressed .bmp format (TIFF and RAW will also work). I did this with Skitch but any image editor can do it. You want to use an uncompressed format because there is more data to work with and they’re less fragile.

Here’s the original image (resized for the web)

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Simple Salvaged Wood Diffusor

This week one of my neighbors left his unwanted Ikea bed frame in the alley. Among the parts of the bed was a set of…


Electro Harmonix 16-second Digital Delay Reissue

I am the proud new owner of an EHX 16 second Digital Delay.  This thing is big, complex, and capable of some pretty crazy sounds.…

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“I am sitting in a room, compressing”

Check out this blog post and the sound file where the author covers the Alvin Lucier avant-garde recording “I am sitting in a room”. In…


Frustrating OSX and iOS inconsistencies

Why can’t iTunes on my phone play music, Why aren’t my videos in the Videos app, and more confusing and frustrating issues with Apple iOS.