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The Aphex Face

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by CAPiTA, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. CAPiTA

    CAPiTA 12oz Member

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    The Aphex Face

    Discussion started by CAPiTA - Jun 29, 2003

    This is so fucking crazy. I found out about this awhile ago while reading threads on a headphone forum (headfi). On track two of Aphex Twin's cd Windowlicker, if run through a spectograph program calledSpectogram, a face shows up. Use these settings...
    http://www.tp.spt.fi/~cleth/projects/aphexface/aphex_settings.gif'>
    and set it to a linear scale, and you will obtain the face
    [img]http://www.tp.spt.fi/~cleth/projects/aphexface/aphex.gif'>

    However, this is not the only image on the CD. Numerous other images can be found.

    Spiral at the end of Track 1
    [img]http://www.tp.spt.fi/~cleth/projects/aphexface/aphex_spiral.gif'>

    Pattern on Track 2
    [img]http://www.tp.spt.fi/~cleth/projects/aphexface/aphex_pattern.gif'>

    Swirl on Track 2
    [img]http://www.tp.spt.fi/~cleth/projects/aphexface/aphex_swirl.gif'>

    Although the last three might not be as cool, if you run other songs through the program, you never get any kind of image, just a bunch of lines and blobs and shit.

    Honestly though, whoever first found this must have literally shit themselves on the spot.
     
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  2. Poop Man Bob

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    Poop Man Bob - Replied Jun 29, 2003

    To say the least ...

    That's pretty hot. Have you tried it out yourself?
     
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  3. unconscience

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    unconscience - Replied Jun 29, 2003

    Re: Re: The Aphex Face

     
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  4. casekonly

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    casekonly - Replied Jun 29, 2003

    known about it for awhile...neat stuff....
    there are some interesting things about his song titles, too


    there's another one, but i can't remember the url...

    it lists all anagrans, etc. for song titles...heh

    edit for bad url...here's one....

    FAQ
     
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    MrChupacabra - Replied Jun 29, 2003

    you'd shown me that before, but it still is awesome everytime. I wonder if rage knows about this, being the aphex fan he is...someone will need to rebump this when he gets back up in here.
     
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    casekonly - Replied Jun 29, 2003

    yeah, if anyone else knows of that aphex twin anagram site, fill me in. i think it was aphextwin.nu, but it appears to have changed quite a bit
     
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  7. CAPiTA

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    CAPiTA - Replied Jun 29, 2003

    Re: Re: The Aphex Face

    I just set it all up and it worked. If anyone else is considering trying it, you have to wait a little ways into the song. I can't remember how long, 1-3 minutes. I was figuring it wasn't going to work, then i pulled it up again in the background and the face was just going by. The face comprises about 3-6 seconds of audio. I'll try and get a pic up soon, but I'm in a rush to get out the door right now. By the way, the song is called...well, its a symbol...but just type aphex twin - symbol and you'll find it. I'll be back tomorrow with my own pics.
     
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    mogilny - Replied Jun 29, 2003

    sick............
     
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    effyoo - Replied Jun 29, 2003

    This puzzles me.

    The different wavelengths of sound couldn't be used to make that face, could they?

    I must know how that was done.
     
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    Dirty_habiT - Replied Jun 29, 2003

    I just lost some brain cells.
     
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    CAPiTA - Replied Jun 30, 2003

    Re: This puzzles me.

    The program I used, which I included a link of, is called spectogram. Basically, it's a program that visualizes the sound spectrum, not really wavelengths. I'm not sure about this, but I think that its like a graph, with one axis being frequency, and the other being time. I don't really know what I'm talking about. It definately does work though. I'll have my own pics up in a bit, I'm just having a problem getting them small enough that my photo-hosting site will take them. I'll go work on it now.
     
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    CAPiTA - Replied Jun 30, 2003

    Alright, I tried it, and here's a screenshot of what I got. As you can see, it is a little different than the original one.
    [​IMG]
     
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    D3N53one - Replied Jun 30, 2003

    thats still some crazy shit.
     
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    BROWNer - Replied Jun 30, 2003

    whoa
     
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    ~KRYLON2~ - Replied Jun 30, 2003

    duuuuuuude :eek:
     
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