The Ghost In The MP3

Can’t believe I missed this project …

Audio experiment by Ryan Maguire put together the sounds that are lost in MP3 compression (in this case the track ‘Tom’s Diner’ by Suzanne Vega which was used to test the algorithm whilst in development):

“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.

A video was also put together demonstrating the effect visually:

How this was done can be found here


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