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Published on Mar 9, 2011
If you import an EXE file into an audio program as audio data, you hear all kinds of cool stuff. The most awesome by far for me was MS Paint.
It's probably one of the coolest things I've ever heard form something like this. All I did to the audio was master it slightly to make it sound less harsh to the ears, as well as remove a long section of noise.
This is the Windows 7 x64 edition of mspaint.exe. I used Adobe Audition to import and edit the audio, but one could just as easily use Audacity's "import Raw Data" feature. I imported this as 8-bit, 22050hz stereo audio. I did some minimal processing to make it sound better than the raw data - I faded in the beginning, removed a long section of noise part of the way through (which was the actual code section of the EXE), as well as adding some light reverb, EQ and group delay. Here's how it was before doing any editing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd5Py...
The reason it sounds this way is because there are a bunch of raw icons embedded into the executable, each one ordered from small to large. So, what you're hearing is mostly image data.