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the audio playback "PITCH GLITCH!" Bug or FEATURE? ;-)

FranzKellerFranzKeller Posts: 517Member
i discovered last night that playing a sound above a certain very high pitch (perhaps over 2?)
not only speeds it up and raises the pitch,
but also causes weird fragmenting and gapping within the sound -

(almost as if it's attempting to keep the original length, while changing the pitch?)

Of course, I happen to LIKE experimental "glitch music" ;-)
(you know, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Boards of Canada in a more relaxing way?)
So I consider this a "feature" rather than a bug!
(if you don't want said distortion, don't turn your "pitch" value up too high!)

I didn't realize this before (because the sounds are already so strange!) but this does show up at some places in my radarhead video...

Comments

  • scorelessmusicscorelessmusic Posts: 565Member
    Interesting! And I'm sure you know of people who glitch chipsets on purpose just to get... glitchy music. :)
  • FranzKellerFranzKeller Posts: 517Member
    scorelessmusic said:
    Interesting! And I'm sure you know of people who glitch chipsets on purpose just to get... glitchy music. :)

    Those who do it with hardware -
    these people are the "Circuitbenders" ;-) (sounds like a movie intro, doesn't it?)

    Here is such a musician, Igor Amokian, with my projections.
    (Using a variety of gadgets, vinyl records, etc.)

  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    When is Radarhead due out, FK? Looking forward to it :D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • FranzKellerFranzKeller Posts: 517Member
    quantumsheep said:
    When is Radarhead due out, FK? Looking forward to it :D

    Thanks for interest! ;-) and GS advice on the board

    Well, (after initial confusion) I got it uploaded to Apple 5 days ago,
    so I guess I have 1-5 more days?
    based on what I've been reading here is the average

    I'm very pleased with the idea, have been promoting with stickers of the characters etc. ;-)

    (There is more musical weirdness on the design table here too! of course)
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    FranzKeller said:
    (There is more musical weirdness on the design table here too! of course)

    I'd expect nothing less! :D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

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