You may be used to making music with apps like GarageBand, Logic Pro and Pro Tools. But did you know, that you can use the world’s most popular photo-editing software to manipulate sound? Using a program called Photosounder, John Keston was able to save a piano recording as a bitmap image file. He then loaded it into Photoshop, added some blur and filtering and saved it. The result was an ethereal, church-like sound with his piano distorted to hell and back.
Looks like a really fun way to play around with sound. I wonder if you could use this technique for live sound manipulation a la Eclectic Method. I guess we’ll see as 2009 pushes on.