(page very much under construction!)
This software has been developed as part of an LHCsound 6-month outreach project funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. It has been designed to facilitate the sonification of collision and related data from the ATLAS detector of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It can in principle be used with any numeric data in a text file formatted as columns separated by spaces. It is at a very early prototype stage of development and may change in as yet unanticipated ways (including being completely rewritten). However, it is functionally complete enough to enable a range of more or less simple sonifications to be created quickly and easily, and for settings used for one sonification to be imported for use with a new compatible data file, so that data files can be compared.
Current version: 0.4.0 January 2012
This program takes a data file as input, and generates a Csound .csd file which in turn is used to create a soundfile.
For a detailed description of both the software (and its limitations) and the file formats involved, see the documentation. This is also supplied with the software dowload.
Windows (WIN32) : LHCSynthWin32.zip (5MB)
Mac OS X (Universal Binary): LHCSynthMacUB.zip (9MB)
Data FilesNB: For the Higgs, the data is simulated. We hope to have some real data in due course!
Further examples will be posted here in due course.
See the LHCsound Sounds page for some example sonifications, and some other data files.
Last update: Richard Dobson February 2013