Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Digital Approximation

This image shows digital sound as illustrated by its frequency along time and color to represent intensity of the sound.

When designing new digital sounds, software allows the complete manipulation of digital information that represents the sound.  Individual frequencies can be enhanced or muted.  Effects applied that are limited only by the imagination.  Any sound can be broken apart and analyzed, recombined in new ways, then saved for use as an element in a piece of a larger sound design.

Digital is an approximation of our enviroment, but we experience it as reality.  That is the seduction of our technology.  When we dream, we believe it to be real .  Therefore in a digital environment, we live a waking dream.