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Making Synthesized MUSIC from your DATA

By Forrest M. Mims III

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Do you enjoy the sounds that wind chimes extract from a soft breeze? How about the gentle splashing of raindrops, the soothing sound of falling water, or the roar of surf?

These appealing natural sounds provide only a hint of the vast range of musical compositions hidden away in many kinds of data. Lately I’ve been having lots of fun transforming data I’ve collected into natural music and posting the results on youtube. ...

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