SoME 2010 May: Frequency of Chaos

Sound Of the Month Edition

Transition from random pitch sliding into pinkish noise

Spectrogram of random walk with rising temperature

880 Hz frequency randomized with standard variance of 1 octave and rising change rate

I took a simple 880 Hz sine wave and applied noise of standard variation = 1 octave.
At the beginning the random changes are slow – you can clearly hear the sliding tone. As the rate of changes gains more speed human ear tend to loose track of the tone and start hearing burping sounds. In the end, when the temperature gets really high (higher than tone frequency), the whole wave melts down into one uniform noise.

It’s just like blending a smoothie from an audio tone :)

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Falasol Timbre project zipped file: FrequencyOfChaos

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