Window Reversal: A Quirky Technique for Distorting Audio

Here’s another Griffonage goody for connoisseurs of the sonically strange, of the acoustically audacious, of arrant eeriness for the ear.  Back in July 2017, I blogged about an audio distortion technique I called window reversal, explaining that it involved reversing every successive group of x samples throughout a source recording.  Extremely short windows have little effect, while…

More Tricks for Playing With Audio

Last month I introduced an octave inversion algorithm that can take any sound recording and flip its octave upside down.  I’d now like to review a few more audio processing tricks I’ve been experimenting with lately: melodization, split-band cross-modulation, time blur, frequency blur, and window-reversal.  I’m not sure each of these techniques is entirely original,…