I needed a break from some screencast-intensive projects and started playing a bit with the very cool Photosounder image-to-audio program.
So here is a visual of the spectral frequency display of me saying my name into an Olympus audio recorder and then running that audio clip through Photosounder and exporting it as a BMP image.
Then, I opened this visualization of my voice into Photoshop CS5 and extended the canvas and threw in some photographic noise onto the canvas.
Then I typed in my name and threw some embossing effects at it for a bit more audio/visual interest, and then opened the voice and letters JPG image back into Photosounder, and screen-captured the playback as Photosounder "read" the image from left to right.
So, if you were wondering what your voice looks like when you say your name, or what your writing sounds like when you spell your name, here's an example for you.
I've used Photosounder and another image to audio editor, RGB Music Lab, on some of my time lapse videos here on Vimeo. It's pretty amazing to see and hear things differently sometimes.
(FYI: The font here is called Lightwriter–I built this a few years ago by "writing" the letters onto my Canon 20D's sensor in reverse, so they'd appear normally when the files were opened and then inverted to make the light-etched lines black in the frame and the night sky white. Each letter was then dropped into a font-assigning PDF template that was then converted to a workable font via a once-free online page that now charges for the service.)