Ryan Maguire created a song from the sound bits removed by MP3 compression of Tom’s Diner. He called it, “moDernisT”, which is an anagram of the original song name. Suzanne Vega’s hit was used as a testbed song by Karlheinz Brandenburg when he developed MP3.
The waveform on the Voice Memo app on iOS isn't random. It is exactly what you get if you say the word "Apple" in the app. [more...]