FlexibeatzII Paint2Sound transforms images to sound
13th April 2012
FlexibeatzII has released
Paint2Sound, an application for
Windows that turns images into sounds.
Paint2Sound is a neat little
self-contained application for converting any
existing .jpg or .bmp image, or any picture you care
to draw/paint with it, into a soundscape. This
application can bring a new dimension to your music
making, or at the very least give you a unique way
of coming up with interesting sounding samples.
The way it works is: Each pixel row
of the image represents a frequency band. The
application synthesizes sine waves from each pixel
row with an instantaneous amplitude determined by
the brightness of each pixel in the pixel row, and
then sums together all the sine waves. User control
is provided over various parameters like sample
rate, sound duration, the distribution of
frequencies across the pixel rows and the overall
level in the mix of each sine wave.