Thursday Timesuck: The Website That Will Turn a Picture in a Song

Why do short weeks feel so damn long? Chances are you’re on the verge of checking out until the weekend, so let me help by offering up a very special website that will turn practically any picture into a song.

It’s called Pixelsynth, which is classified as a “browser instrument” that is analogous to an old piano roll. Let’s see what it does this shot of my two English bull terriers.

Bull Terrier Pixelsynth copy

Nope. Doesn’t sound very good, no matter what I do with the controls. Try it yourself here.



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Thursday Timesuck: The Website That Will Turn a Picture in a Song

  • May 26, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I admit, my first response was to coo over how cute your dogs looked.


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