[PD] Converting colours to sound

Antonio Roberts antonio at hellocatfood.com
Sun Apr 12 20:54:18 CEST 2015

Hi Alan and Claude,

Thanks for your insights. I now understand that there is no one "true"
 way to convert colour to sound and that there will always be a
"tuning bias", similar to what I already did in my Pixel Player

Thanks for the heads up about the [pix_mean_color] object, I think
I'll incorporate it into a new version of the software.


On 9 April 2015 at 21:20, Alan Brooker <alan.brooker2010 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings Ant!
> Perhaps try looking at  [pix_mean_color] object? Attached is a patch that
> I've cleaned up- it just extracts RGA values from loaded video then unpacks
> them for 3 [osc~] objects-crude but could be starting point I hope
> ...best!
> Al
> On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 3:51 PM, Antonio Roberts <antonio at hellocatfood.com>
> wrote:
>> I've been studying the work of Neil Harbisson for awhile and I'm
>> looking to try and replicate in part the functionality of his eyeborg
>> using Pure Data. I have already built a simple patch to convert pixels
>> to sound but now I want to expand on it. Here's my initial research:
>> http://www.hellocatfood.com/sonification-studiespixel-waves/
>> Colours don't directly relate to sound and so Harbisson and others
>> must use a scale to assign colours to sounds. Some initial research
>> brought these up:
>> http://blogs.plos.org/neuroanthropology/files/2014/03/Harbisson-The-Sound-of-Colors-TED.jpg
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16681630
>> http://www.lunarplanner.com/Harmonics/planetary-harmonics.html
>> http://www.flutopedia.com/sound_color.htm
>> Can anyone think of a way to translate this into pd? In the end I
>> would like to be able to display a block of colour on screen and have
>> that generate a specific note.
>> Any help is appreciated.
>> Antonio
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