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things that go on this account:

--digital art
--traditional art (pencil, pen, ink)
--photos (expect 99% shitty phone pics with very rare photos from a real camera)
--audio (ambient/field recordings, noise, synths)
--audio cassettes (recording, dubbing, designing, printing, etc)
--video cassettes (experimenting)
--all other creative endeavors

(drone/noise) took the drone jar recording I did before and added more to it. used the PO-24 to make 16 step rhythm, recorded it to a micro cassette, played back at half speed and recorded it, then slowed 10x in audacity. I'm pleased with how it turned out.

made a bot that posts links to the daily shirt designs on The Yetee. at the moment I'm relying on mastodon's automatic link preview to show the design. hoping to update this soon so the image is attached to the post. @yeteedaily

for this one I recorded blank tape hiss and combined it with the original snapshot. extremely cool

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here are the waveforms for the original image and the taped image. second image is zoomed in for detail. (the first five seconds are the same so as not to corrupt the image header)

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yoooo I'm so pleased that this worked! imported an image into audacity as audio > recorded that audio to a cassette tape (using dolby noise reduction B to reduce tape hiss) > played the tape back and recorded it into audacity > converted back to .bmp

screenshot from wonder egg priority. followed this method for databending images using audacity (thank you @NatVoltaic for sharing this!)

hmm. looks like tracks 2 and 3 are the same. I'll see if I have the actual track 3, and maybe give these more descriptive titles

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(drone/noise) recorded something using rucci's drone jar. I tried a few different methods to connect to my pc; this one is drone jar > guitar amp > tape deck > record to cassette > playback on voice recorder > line-in on pc

this is on a playlist with 5 other versions of this track. I like both with and without tape hiss (track 3 is a different recording direct from the drone jar)

added some mild distortion by adjusting the video sync threshold. I think it looks cool on top of the other effects.

recorded from the Edirol V-4's preview output with on-screen menus. two episodes of the twilight zone on vhs as source.

the effects themselves aren't that impressive when you consider how easily you could make the same thing with digital software. but it feels so exciting when I can create videos without ever going through my computer

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trying to come up with interesting ways I can use my new analog video mixer.

- PC display with fullscreen webcam > HDMI to AV converter > video mixer > VCR input > record to VHS.
- then playback VHS > VCR output > AV to USB capture device > record in OBS > screenshots. (I did record audio from the webcam mic to the VHS but I didn't alter it in any way.)

all of these screenshots use varying negative filters, posterization, and black luminance keying

best viewed in higher resolution since youtube compression wreaks havoc on this kind of glitchy video

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"Crush" - Cigarettes After Sex
"there was a time when i needed it" - American Pleasure Club
"I Have Love for Everyone Besides Myself." - Barnes Blvd.

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[warning for flashing visuals and eye strain]

another cathodemer test using the first 10 minutes of a train VHS. expect more train content in the future

what I liked about this test is how much easier it was to get color distortion. the source video I recorded is maybe not the best for this since the intro has a lot of black, but the gameplay I got before the tape stopped recording prematurely had some funky variations. (3/3)

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screenshots are better than the actual video, mostly because the video often flashes bright white and was pretty difficult to watch. the video cut out more often but for shorter periods, which meant my USB capture device had a hard time picking up anything at all. eventually I'll get a time base corrector, but for now I'm using my phone to record the CRT screen in a dark room. (2/3)

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earthbound tape test two: same method as before, but I wrapped some aluminum foil around the video plug in hopes of introducing extra noise and making it easier to maintain a connection when partially inserted. (1/3)

a bunch of screenshots from my first test with this tape. basically just dubbed it to another tape while wiggling the video input. not a lot of variety since the video was more likely to cut out

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this is a small instance running from a Raspberry Pi in my living room. at the moment I'm not allowing any other users.