The Ghost in the MP3

“moDernisT” was created by salvaging the sounds lost to mp3 compression from the song “Tom’s Diner”, famously used as one of the main controls in the listening tests to develop the MP3 encoding algorithm. Here we find the form of the song intact, but the details are just remnants of the original. Similarly, the video contains only material which was left behind during mp4 video compression. More info here (thanks Jay)


2 Responses to The Ghost in the MP3

  1. Willem says:

    Hello Tim

    Since we’re listening to what the medium does to the sound here. I figured you might like my 33rpm recording to:

    I recorded 7 different stereo perspectives of the changes in the electro magnetic field created by a rotating turntable platter, that plays one side of a record at 33rpm. If you dare to listen it through you get the physical hearing sensation of a techno party. 😉

  2. tim says:

    great work Willem, would love to hear it through a club sound system!

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