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    Basic setup in Audacity for ITC

    By Andres Ramos

    Audacity is a perfect tool for ITC. If you use it consequently like I am doing since years for ITC you don't want to miss it anymore. To get Audacity you first need to download it here. After installation you can make some basic setups I will show you now and that are optimized for ITC. I configured Audacity mainly along with its usage, thus everything I found out as best practice is empirically found.   First go to Edit->Preferences:   Another menu with lots of tabs
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Going Steampunk: Fan Excited Guitar Strings

A lot of the ITC work I do, I try to keep it all electronic. I like to use microphone amps, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), software defined radios (SDRs), and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). However, I have explored a few mechanical noises sources in the past including dragging a microphone across a wood table and some plastic crumpling (following Andres Ramos' efforts). Let's just say I was recently inspired by the heavens to look at mechanic vibrations again. Also, some of m

Michael Lee

Michael Lee in Methods

Buzzer EVP

I did another interesting experiment today. I used my Spica chaos electronic circuit and attached an electric buzzer to it. A buzzer mainly behaves like the oscillating relay in my VISPRE device. By tuning the chaos pattern and the current through the buzzer I could make it emitt snaring sounds with speech rhythms. VID_20211127_180322.mp4 I could record and export some fairly good voices. Geh an Weihnachten.mp3   Geh danach in weisse Nacht.mp3   In Reichstag gehen.mp3

Andres Ramos

Andres Ramos in ITC

Rotating steel ball and diaphragm

Today I finished a prototype where I incorporated all the findings and conclusions I gained from my previous experiments. VID_20211120_170126.mp4   A steel ball is mounted to the rotating shaft of a gear motor. The motor is controlled by the SPICA circuit. The ball is pressed against the diaphragm on a tube. The tube is closed and a microphone picks up the signal from the inside of the tube. The signal is post processed online with the lingua device. I also implemented a h

Andres Ramos

Andres Ramos in ITC

The power of diaphragms

In summer 2021 I started ITC experiments with devices that incorporated rather electromechanical principles instead of electronics. There still was some electronic in use but mainly I transferred the mechanical vibrations of an oscillating relay via a mechanical spring to a diaphragm in a cardboard tube. I called this design the VISPRE The results were pretty good. As ot turned out the whole system acted like the emulation of a human larynx and pharynx. I decided to extend my expe

Andres Ramos

Andres Ramos in ITC

Paper: Synthesizing Mechanical Voices (With Transcript)

Hello everyone. In this short paper I'd like to outline the basis of experiments I refer to as "Synthetic." By synthetic I'm indicating that energy can be conformed in such a way as to produce conditions which allow configurations of technical devices.  Currently these devices are created with the intent of communicating with other planes of existence. There will be practical applications also. In 2016 while mixing sound using advanced and complex techniques, I began to hear full sente

Transcript from 2021-19-07

Date: 2021-19-07 Source: Graphite-Water noise circuit Original text Merkel...Jetzt bekommt sie Angst schon. Und sie muss abgelenkt sein. Jetzt kommt Bewegung. Jetzt ist der Gipfel, jetzt kippt sie um. Und der nächste ist schon von der Liste zu sehen. Und dann packt sie jetzt der Ärger. Das fordert die exakt. Das muss sie jetzt schwer tragen. Tote und Verletzte. Wer ergreift sie tot? Du berätst. Du verletzt hier keinen. Was schimpft sie denn nun..Glückwunsch. Hab wieder Luft.

Transscript from 2021-06-07

Date: 2021-06-07 Source: Gained from Carbon Composition Resistor noise circuit on stream 4. Original text Du hast ein Volk mit Verräter. Können wieder testen. Wäre doch der Frieden gekommen, der ist nicht zu retten. Wären wir bloß. Und sie kamen, oh Schreck! Und wir wollen es wissen ohne Test. Jahwe..Kommt nur   Translated text   You have a people with traitors. Can test again. If only peace had come, it cannot be saved. If only we had. And they came, oh horror

Singing In The Moment - Falling Like Meteors

Over time I have noticed when I begin to be "taken over" by an unknown force of creativity. First it was one song, then another, then another, and on it went for years. And years. Now it's 16 or so more years later and I figured I would share some of these 50+ "songs". Not sure why, as these posts are certain to evoke more criticism than anything else. Yet, I challenge the status quo. If I am afraid of showing myself as I am behind closed doors, then why worry about even attempting to be on

Thoughts Are Dimensions

What if every thought we have is in another dimension. And each time we think a thought we create multiple copies. Multiple universes. Infinite universes. Every time we think the SAME thought we are creating many copies of that universe. And once there are enough copies in enough universes they begin to resonate off each other. They start to layer, one upon another. Like the reflections in a singer's microphone feeding back into the speaker. The most dominant thoughts win. The most repeatedly

Machine Learning / AI for ITC: A Quick Explanation of Stream 8

My First Forays into Direct Continuous Voice As mentioned previously in my blog, I evolved to direct voice after I noticed that the phonetic samples were getting slightly modified by spirit voices. I reasoned that it should be possible to extract voices directly from a stream of electronically created noise (e.g., radio static). I don’t know the full history of getting continuous (not just occasional) voices from noise, but it turned out that around the time I started this venture a fe

Michael Lee

Michael Lee in Methods

Digital Medium - "Over Los Angeles"

At first I didn't quite fit in to my choir class in the eleventh grade. Reading notes was hard, I had already learned to tune to music by ear. After all, I had grown up thinking that was how music was played - by ear. At first I sang bass. Try as I could, I had a hard time projecting low notes. They just didn't seem to fit my vocal range. Yet I couldn't seem to reach the high notes sang by the tenors. Oh how I longed to sing as high as the tenors! Most rock singers sing very high, and I wou

Digital Medium - Music From Heaven "Grow"

There are two passions in my life. ..music and work with "spirit" (paranormal). Music was first. By the age of 5 you could hear me singing to records on a Fisher Price record player. They were mostly Christian records, Christian gospel...and some were  recordings like the Disney movies Bambi and The Fox and The Hound.  As children my sister and I sang in church, once we even  performed a duet on stage. It was a joy to sing at the top of my lungs. It was one of the few things I enjoyed about

Message from Friday, 4th of December 2020 LIM Laser Stream 5

Feuer kommt, das ist offiziell. Die Untergruppen hörst du noch heute. Und dich überzeugen. Und mit Zentrum, möcht es unsere Staffel. Und mit Zeit vorgelegt, mich zerbrecht. Wir hören nun allesamt. Schlechte töten nicht schlechte. Denkt bitte im kalten... Schlafen, verbrennen. Wann soll ich essen fassen? Tönende Helme. Hoff ihn, wir sind schon da. Hat er gewagt. Für die Maus 54 Ören. Und dann ham wir noch Piloten. Du brauchst ein anderes Umfeld. Malte ist krank. Wir sterben en gros. Hat Serum bew

Andres Ramos

Andres Ramos in itc

Message from Monday, 18th of January 2021 from LIM Laser Stream 5

Ehre befehlt euch. Traue der Dame nicht. Du kannst nicht verbrennen. Hat Pierre Cardin. Hobbit hier. Eure Leben sind voraus. Angst hatte dir Sorgen gemacht. Da sollst du den Test unterschlagen. Mörder sind bei uns. Und statt der Irren oder so. - Honor commands you. Do not trust the lady. You can not burn. Has Pierre Cardin. Hobbit here. Your lives are ahead. Fear had you worried. That's where you're supposed to embezzle the test. Murderers are with us. And instead of lu

Andres Ramos

Andres Ramos in itc

Message from Sunday, 20th of December 2020 from LIM Laser Stream 5

Erklärungen sind gefallen im Osten. Beachte, die morgen töten. Angst und Irrsinn verbrüdern sich. Soll unsere erkämpfen. Er droht mit der Wüste. Wen erwartest du drüben? Und er braucht von...die Öfen. Margot, es gibt ein Land hier oben. Die Not wird schlachten. Sie will auch deine Mutter. Und dann will er sie retten. Daniel sucht Peter. Hast du nie Träume? Sie machen Krach. Wir alle blieben dort. Euch schickt der Teufel. Hilft uns Corona jeden Tag. Die Bösen bezwingen. Ich wäre Abdul. Auch meine

Andres Ramos

Andres Ramos in itc

Message from Tuesday, 19th of January 2021 from LIM Laser Stream (Stream 5)

Und werde gesund. Die Gefährten sind da. Was tun wir nun damit? Wir probierten es gestern, und das wirkte. Was tun wir danach? Es tut mir leid. Machst klug mit oben. Er lernt von uns, Bring aus der Ferne.. Muss er nochmal besorgen. Du machst leider Fehler mit unserer... Und er bemerkt das. Eurer Spirit er wachse. Und aus allen Gründen. Erst er erreicht den Fluß. Du machst sonnenklar. Und wir lassen eure hier. Es

Andres Ramos

Andres Ramos in itc

Theories about how spirits connect with our devices

As we observe paranormal activity in our ITC devices and software, the grand question is how is this happening? Zero-point energy In quantum mechanics, the vacuum is not actually empty. It is filled with particle-antiparticle pairs that perpetually go in and out of existence. The lifetime, t, of these pairs is governed by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle: Et >/2. Despite my careless description of a physical concept, it should be noted, no one really knows the density of

Michael Lee

Michael Lee in Methods

Introduction to Hardware Noise sources

Pre-built Electronics The first noise sources I worked with were generated by pre-made electronics: the USB input audio interface turned up to max gain (+46 dB) and a software-defined radio tuned to no radio station/source. Both of these sources produce nearly white noise. White noise means that all of the frequencies are the same magnitude. Both of these sources are probably suitable for noise-gate applications like the phonetic keyboard. However, in order to derive voice directly fro

Michael Lee

Michael Lee in Methods

Formant Detection and Synthesis

Voice compression algorithms utilize the common patterns of human speech to detect (at one end) and synthesize (on the other end) voice communication. Among the common structures of speech is the glottal pulse, which is the buzzing "ah" sound that forms the structure for all vowels and certain voiced consonants (like z, v, and r). White noise is the other base sound for forming phonemes like "s", "sh", and "t". Shaping these two foundational sounds are formants, which are the various resonances

Michael Lee

Michael Lee in Methods

Denoising with Machine Learning

Up until the last few years, the only main techniques for removing noise from signals were based on spectral subtraction. Machine learning (ML) has now become a powerful alternative. It takes advantage of the fact that we know what the denoised signal should roughly sound like. I have a paper on this topic here (I'll add a paper download link).  The general principle is we train the ML to convert (noise + speech) -> speech. I use a database of 140,000 seconds of "books on tape." I add ra

Michael Lee

Michael Lee in Methods

Denoising with Spectral Subtraction

If you're doing direct voice ITC, you'll probably be wanting denoise the signals your capturing. The goal of denoising is to remove noise from a voice signal, or equivalently enhance the non-noise, or speech that may be embedded in a hardware noise source. Of all of the methods for denoising a signal, spectral subtraction is the oldest, and most well-known. As the term, spectral, would imply, it involves converting a time-based audio stream into a frequency-based (spectral) vector using the

Michael Lee

Michael Lee in Methods

Direct Voice

After developing and experimenting with the phonetic typewriter, which is a noise-gated stream of user-supplied speech-like sound, I noticed that at times, it seemed like there was a mix of the expected audio and something else. This gave me reason to believe that there could be voices directly from the noise itself. Direct voice, as it were, corresponds to extracting the voices from the noise with no extra audio added in. This method is indeed the original method of spirit communication /

Michael Lee

Michael Lee in Methods

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