• Glitch Art Tutorial 01: Databending in Audacity

    by Vaeprism

    September 6th, 2019

    This first glitch art tutorial covers one form of manipulating a media file of a certain format, using software designed to edit files of another format. This is often referred to as Databending.

    In this instance, I demonstrate how to databend images using audio software (Audacity). In the video example below, I used a bitmap (.bmp) image to manipulate. You may experiment with other image file types. This can all be achieved with free software.

    The process involves using plugins to affect the file and I have included links to below to additional plugins.

    Download Audacity: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

    Installing additional plugins: http://www.audacityteam.org/download/plug-ins/

    Note: this glitch art tutorial is on windows. The same databending process can be achieved on other platforms.

    Background music by Vaeprism.