I missed Soundbeam when it came out a few months ago. It’s a visual spectrum and waveform analyzer for iOS. I’m not sure about the license attached to recording it’s video output but I think this would be cool to use in a promo music video (update: in a Tweet the developer said it’s ok to use Soundbeam’s visuals in your own videos as long as you send them a link to what you created).
“Soundbeam is an audio analyzer that processes the input of your microphone in real time displaying it like a classic oscilloscope.” – evilwindowdog.com
Artwork created from your vocal waveform. $120 – $560 depending on the size. I like the modern rooms in which they feature the prints. However I have to ask myself… Is this stupid or awesome?
“VoicePrints offer a way to visualize our words in a permanent work of art so that it may act as a continuous reminder to us and a display to others of what we deeply value. Our developed technique offers you the ability to capture your specific voice, expressing a word or a set of words that mean most to you or to capture significant audible moments of your life.” – voiceprintsart.com
I don’t wear any bling other than my wedding ring but Japanese artist Sakurako Shimizu is tempting me with his waveform jewelry.
“Waveform Series is the laser-cut shapes of the waveform of the sound in sound editing software environment. I used some human sound such as yawn, atchoum, giggle, wow, and the sound of church bell. Materials: Silver Laser cut/ hand fabricated.” – http://sakurakoshimizu.blogspot.com/
These would be good gifts for mastering engineers who brick-wall everything. Long live dynamic range!