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Databending with a Wav Editor

As a follow up to my last article, which covered databending pictures using a Hex Editor, I’ve decided to write my next tutorial on using a WAV Editor to achieve similar results. I will assume you’re using the program of your choice. I recommend using Adobe Audition, as it will be much easier for you to follow along since the screen shots I am providing for you are ripped from Audition. So first off, get a picture in mind. Convert it to a .TIF format. I find .TIF give the most interesting bends.

Some Editors have an “Import Raw Data” option. This is the way to go 99% of the time if you cannot open your image from the [file > open…] feature. You must select either “All File Types” or, if that doesn’t work, try something along the lines of “Raw Data”. In Audition’s case, it will be “PCM Raw Data”. To view the files after selecting “PCM Raw Data”, just put ” * ” and hit enter.

With your waveform in front of you, it is important to know where the header is. This is a portion of the waveform you shouldn’t mess with. It’s located in the beginning.

To bend it, select a part of the wave form and apply effects to it. (Echo, Reverb, ect.)

After the desired effects have been applied, and you are done, merely “Save”. I recommend to use the “Save” option, as opposed to “Save As…” because I’ve found (in Audition, anyway) it makes the file unable to be opened in most editors. Another I’ve also found that opening the save files in a basic “Image Preview” program (Windows), the files do not appear. I like to open them in Paint, Photo Shop, or Gimp.

Any questions or comments, feel free to email me.

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Databending with a Hex Editor

I’ll walk you through, step by step, on a basic Databend. For this, you’ll have to have a hex editor of some sorts. Since I’m using Ubuntu, my poison is “Bless Hex Editor”. If you’re a fellow Ubuntu user, and also interested in Databending, I recommend this program, as you are able to have multiple tabs open. A Windows equivalent would be something like Notepad++

So, let’s get that Hex editor open, and for this walk through, you can use just about any image, but I’ll supply you with one of my “Works in progress”.

So, save that image and open it in your Editor of choice. As a bit of notice, most hex editors displays different characters, so if you are not opening it in the same editor I am, your outcome might be different.

In most editors, you can replace all characters with another. For this exercise, we’ll replace all “E”s with “F”s.

There are 557 E’s.

Save as any file name you’d like, and view it. Pretty nifty, right? You should have something like this: