Thursday, April 20, 2006

The THX Sound

Awesome story about the generation of the classic THX Sound what played with the THX trailer. Computer synthesis based on a cello waveform.
"The score consists of a C program of about 20,000 lines of code. The output of this program is not the sound itself, but is the sequence of parameters that drives the oscillators on the ASP. That 20,000 lines of code produce about 250,000 lines of statements of the form "set frequency of oscillator X to Y Hertz".
Music is mathematics magic action!

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