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Author's profile photo Neil Mitchell-Goodson

Have you ever wondered what your reports sound like?

I know it’s a strange question, one which I suspect not many of you have asked.

There is a way to answer this question though 😎

Download the free Audacity audio editor.

From the File menu select Import>Raw Data:

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Choose a file:

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Select ‘U-Law’ as the Encoding:

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Your setting should look like this:

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Channels may be mono or stereo – doesn’t really matter much. Finally click on Import and have a listen to your file. This will work with pretty much anything you throw at it – .wid, .exe, .unv, etc. For instance, here is the waveform for the E-Fashion universe:

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Sadly .mp3 and .wav attachments are not allowed here, so you’ll have to try for yourselves 😏 . The results are rarely musical but are nonetheless often quite interesting.

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      Author's profile photo Denis Konovalov
      Denis Konovalov

      I wonder if better designed reports sound better 😉

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      And reports with 6000 pages should sound like The Imperial March. 😈

      Author's profile photo Koen Hesters
      Koen Hesters

      Or just the sound of a cardiomachine when the heart stops pomping

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I can imagine just listening to the sound of the report and troubleshooting 😎 😎

      Author's profile photo Neil Mitchell-Goodson
      Neil Mitchell-Goodson
      Blog Post Author

      Well here's the sound of the E-Fashion universe:

      http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=94442676723492462143

      (41kb)

      Sounds like an Imperial Probe Droid to me 😉