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Stephan Brion's EVPMaker using Speak JetEVP Maker is an interesting piece of free software. It comes out of left field and it’s lack of orientation to what are the dominant musical and compositional concerns are what makes it shine.

It is designed to generate recordings for use in studying EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomena. This is a field of paranormal studies that is interested in the voices of ghosts or spirits that can be tapped into using electronic devices.

The author has included a number of unusual features for creating chaotic randomisation of the edit process, including combinations of bitmaps, random numbers generated live by scripts on websites, unrelated audio signals and values extracted from the envelope of the source signal. Top stuff.

On this page Stephan is mashing his EVP ideas with the capability of Speak Jet a solid-state allophone generator that is worthy of investigation separately there is a forum here.

You can record all this back as wav files to your computer and analyse them to hear the voices of the dead. Or to make contributions to the Utter project.

Maximum respect to Stefan Bion for having the unique vision to create this wonderful software and then sharing it for free to anyone.

If you would like to go deep into his free thinking on these matters look at this page where he describes how to make an EVP generator with crumbled carbon and a cork! (In German) http://www.stefanbion.de/tonbandstimmen.htm

Image illustrating this weblink by S. Bion        Download for free and read more about EVP Maker here

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