Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Simulating Techno

The latest XKCD takes a shot at techno. And so does this (less recent) Strong Bad Email. I know of yet another way to produce techno music: play regular music on a computer that is overwhelmed with tasks. It'll start playing the same fraction of the song over and over again. If you really hit the sweet spot of overwhelming the processor, the song will progress a fraction of a second every time it repeats. At first, the song sounds like the original music, but if you keep listening to this repeating brief sound, it will take on a whole new, techno-ey character. I kinda wish I had some sound editing software to make my own techno out of Bob Dylan songs.

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