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2011-03-27

The sound of program files

Someone took MS Paint and interpreted it as an audio file:
What YouTube poster r2blend did was to take the MS Paint executable (mspaint.exe) and imported it as raw PCM data into some audio software for playback. More specifically, he imported it as 22050Hz 8-bit stereo audio in Adobe Audition. There was a some mastering to remove a long section of noise and calm the harsh tones a bit, but apart from that it’s the sound of MS Paint. [geek.com]
You can listen to it here, it sounds interesting [link via Christian Kroiß]. The link skips over some random noise at the beginning, so you get to hear the good part right away.

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