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Every possible 4-bit 32 sample waveform … eventually

Recently, Sebastian of the Little-Scale blog has been conducting some interesting experiments in sound synthesis with Max/MSP. The above is the output of a patch designed to playback all 4-bit 32 sample waveform conceivable –

There are 16 ^ 32 possibilities. The patch plays 100 different waveforms for every second, at a constant frequency of 440 Hz. At this rate it will take 1,079,028,307,100,000,000,000,000,000 centuries to complete.

He also wrote a noise-generator patch based on the LFSR pseudorandom number algorithm – numbers R fun!


2 thoughts on “Every possible 4-bit 32 sample waveform … eventually

  1. How about a distributed project where other users can listen to some of the samples. I’m sure if we all work together we can cut that back to a few trillion centuries.

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