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Beverly-Crusher, the Greatest Name for an Audio Effect

When it comes to audio effects, you have your delay, reverb, chorus, phasing, and the rest that were derived from strictly analog processes. Compared to the traditional way of doing things, digital audio is relatively new, and there is still untapped potential for new processes and effects. 238 more words

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The Cassette MP3 Player

1994 was twenty years ago. There are people eligible to vote who vaguely remember only one Bush presidency. You can have a conversation with someone born after the millennium, and they think a 3.5 inch disk is called a save icon. 183 more words

Classic Hacks

Acoustic Impulse Marker Tracks Sounds With a Pencil

Two students at Cornell University have put together a rather curious sound tracking device called an Acoustic Impulse Marker.

and study electrical and computer science, and for their final microcontroller class they decided to build this device using the venerable ATmega 1284p. 152 more words

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The Teensy Audio Library

There are a few ways of playing .WAV files with a microcontroller, but other than that, doing any sort of serious audio processing has required a significantly beefier processor. 264 more words

Digital Audio Hacks

Finding a Shell in a Bose SoundTouch

Bose, every salesperson’s favorite stereo manufacturer, has a line of WiFi connected systems available. It’s an impressively innovative product, able to connect to Internet Radio, Pandora, music libraries stored elsewhere on the network. 158 more words

Digital Audio Hacks

The LPT DAC

About 30 years ago, before every computer had CD quality audio built in, audio cards and chips were technological marvels. MIDI chips, FM synthesis, and synths on a chip reigned supreme but one little device – just a handful of resistors – sounded fantastic. 160 more words

Classic Hacks

Reanimating a Philips HDD 1420 MP3 Player

had a dusty, old, forgotten Philips HDD1420 GoGear mp3 player kicking around his place. As you can imagine, the battery was dead. He had no charger or connector for the thing, but… 198 more words

Digital Audio Hacks