The Podcast Piano
October 9, 2009 10:22 AM
posted by speicus (7 comments total)
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Inspired by Peter Ablinger's speaking piano
, and featuring three familiar voices.
This is an attempt to recreate Ablinger's uncanny "phonorealism" effect, which can make a piano sound like it's speaking words. After reading the thread it occurred to me that I had a pretty good idea of how it worked, and wanted to see if I could pull it off.
Here are the (mixed) results! I used my favorite excerpt from a recent Metafilter podcast, for bonus self-referentiality.
I ran the excerpt through Max/MSP and the sigmund~
object to analyze the audio, which is then "pixelated" and sent to a General MIDI piano sample. I preserved the original panning so you can (sort of) tell who's speaking depending on where they're coming from.
Now, who wants to build me a player piano?