[Alt-photo] [Alt-Photo] Printing Sound

rowan Bloemhof bloemhofster at gmail.com
Sun Aug 27 20:08:28 UTC 2017


I can imagine that a program such as Audacity could be used to generate a
file containing the raw waveform data(possibly even .csv?) from an audio
file. Which you could then in term use to instruct a script in Photoshop to
generate lines spaced depending on the frequency needed to be output.
Effectively applying a frequency modulation of sorts?

I am quite sure that it would be do-able, pretty time consuming though. It
would take a lot of experimenting with the maximum line density you can
achieve, the speed needed to move your nail( or any other object) across
the lines. Lots of variables to work out. It would make for a fun and
interesting adventure for sure!


Met vriendelijke groet,
Rowan Bloemhof

On 27 August 2017 at 21:27, `Richard Knoppow via Alt-photo-process-list <
alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:

>    I remember toys with a plastic strip that had embossed lines running
> across them. When pulled across a fingernail it would make some sound, very
> short like a doll saying "Mama". I have no idea how these were made.
>    I also remember reading about a method of placing embossed grooves on
> the street so it would "speak" when driven over, safety message or maybe
> short advertising. A google search might find both, I have not tried.
> On 8/27/2017 11:15 AM, Mustafa Umut Sarac via Alt-photo-process-list wrote:
>> Dear Kees,
>> All analog , all mechanic. At ww2 , there were british miilk bottles with
>> plastic engraving and you rub your finger and play churchill speech. No
>> moving parts , no electric , no synth , plain rub your finger on engraving
>> sound. I want to make the same but I cant figure out how to create
>> specific
>> engraving for each sound. ?
>> Best,
>> Umut
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