Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Visualising Sounds

How do sounds look like?

That has been a question of mine for a long time, but Photoshop is one way of visually displaying sound as a complex set pixels in several shades of grey.

What's quite interesting here is the difference in the appearance of sounds depending on the tonality, the  pitch and especially if they were edited or not.

Here I have a number of sound samples that I recorded through a noisy day in London. The images are all exact representations of the sounds as presented in Photoshop but some of the sound samples were edited on FineCut Pro.

Click here to here to hear the recordings. Slide down to see the images while you're doing it.


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