#tbt Tom’s Diner and MP3s

Here is a little known fact that I find interesting. The MP3 Audio format was finalized in 1992. While it was being developed, Karlheinz Brandenburg used Suzanne Vega’s song Tom’s Diner as his reference sample. The song was chosen because it sounds flat, has a wide range of frequencies and a large variation in volume. Additionally, the almost-mono…

Laser scanner with Music

XY Laser scanner controlled by my mac. iTunes is providing source music and the scanners are reacting with the LEFT channel manipulating the X axis and the RIGHT channel manipulating the Y axis. Nine Inch Nails – Only Muse – Endlessly The Postal Service – Such Great Heights [quicktime]http://www.ineedcaffeine.com/videos/scanner5.mov[/quicktime]