Room 208

Elaborate Burn

Posts from #audio

Three hours in GarageBand for a three-minute tune. Worth it, I’d say.

<Rig> Totally gonna use this for B-roll cyberpunk city footage.

Meanwhile, on IllFlower’s GarageBand adventures.

Did you know you can put (almost) arbitrary data into a WAV file’s PCM stream? It’s true, and the results sound as mechanical and unlistenable as you might expect. In the spirit of the old Everything2 node “catting weird things to /dev/audio”, here’s how I created this:

$ curl -s | \
  ffmpeg -codec:a pcm_s16le -f s16le -ac 2 -i - -f wav output.wav

A breakdown of the above FFmpeg invocation:

As is my usual admonition, don’t do this.

This is why you don’t let me near GarageBand.