Black hole sounds

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@jamkar

With a lot of data manipulation, NASA has released this. I propose a challenge to follow in music or words what is presented here.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nasa-black-hole-sound_n_63046037e4b0f72c09da20be

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Yeah, I listened to that earlier this morning. It is pretty ominous sounding.

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"The note is too low for humans to hear, at around 57 octaves below middle C."

I'm going to need a bigger keyboard.

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@fuzzy

That sounds a bit like some of my tracks as it is.
I'll try to work this in to a tune.

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@fuzzy i was thinking that and i haven't even heard it yet! just what i imagine it sounds like, i am up for this though and have an idea already

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One of the few things that can make #slothcore sound like ragtime.

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I am not gonna read scientific "fine print" to find out what is the medium that vibrates near black hole, but there is a cloud of alcohol in space.

Would be interesting to model black hole sounds that propagate through cloud of alcohol. Of course it needs a LOT of processing power, like half of minting one bitcoin, but at least it would be something useful.

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@jamkar

I think we are approaching critical mass here. I am looking forward to: #blackholemusic

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My 12 year old son got me to look up 'what a black hole sounds like' today before he went to bed. Think he must have heard about it at school. Lyrically, I can imagine something inspired by Stephen King novels as it sounds pretty spooky and ominous

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@gm7

Ominous sound indeed..or is it a Beatles' song played backwards?

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Has anyone found a link to an audio file? I can't figure out how to extract the sound from the video -- would have to buy a piece of software that I really don't need.

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@standup I was wondering the same!

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You can download mp4 files of the Perseus galaxy cluster black hole, the M87 black hole, and our own galaxy's Sag A* black hole "sonifications" as well as a whole bunch of other space sounds here:
https://chandra.si.edu/sound/

Both VLC and Audacity will let you extract audio from mp4 files (you'll need to install the FFMpeg plugin for Audacity first). They are both free:
https://moviemaker.minitool.com/moviemaker/extract-audio-from-mp4.html

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Here's my #blackholemusic attempt:
https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/6956

I used VLC to create a WAV file as described in the link, then dropped it into a beat making plugin from the free "Inspired By Nature" pack for Max For Live, created by Dillon Bastian.
https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/inspired-nature/

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@headfirstonly the download of the FFMpeg plugin only works for microsoft - but I work with Apple. Do you got a idea if there is something similar? I am so hooked by this sounds! Can you help me?

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I did one. To get the audio I played it over a speaker and recorded it with a mic.

https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/10082

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@fuzzy

Here's mine, "It Has Recently Become Tough To Engage Audiences Because Of The Repetitive Ideas"
https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/10255#c27246

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Does anyone here work with Apple? Any idea how to change a Mp4 into a Mp3 on a Mac?

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@jamkar

Here is my entry after listening to the data, and feeling a bit inspired. Warning, over 4 min. in lengths!
https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/10539