Digital generation loss

One of the fun things about doing recursive processes in the old analog tape world was discovering the interesting sound quality that would arise from the generation loss as you bounced the signal from tape to tape. This doesn’t really happen in the digital world, where copies are perfect. One thing that I have been doing during this project is using the MP3 files as the source material, so as we progress through generations of encoding and decoding, there is the introduction of a few artifacts.
I think this track is beginning to show some of the effects of generation loss. I kind of like it. 2005-05-17