To create sonfications, we primarily utilise our new code Sonification Tools and Resources for Astronomers Using Sound Synthesis (STRAUSS). Briefly, this python code allows the user to synthesise sounds or manipulate pre-recorded audio samples with properties (e.g. pitch, volume, timbre) that are mapped from input data.
Other Astronomy Sonification Projects for Research
Within the past few years, more and more scientists have been exploring the research possibilities of data sonification across many fields. One of our goals is to collate international sonification techniques in astronomy. Below you listen to a talk summarising some of this work and you will find links to a small selection of sonification research projects (mostly connected with Astronomy).
Data Sonification Archive
A collection of resources across a wide range of scientific fields that combine data, design, and sonification. Filter the archive to "physical sciences" to explore the many astronomy sonifications.
Astronify is a data sonification package for python. Some of its current applications include sonifying solar flares and exoplanet transits. Read in time-series data directly from the telescope's archives, including Kepler, and turn them into sound.
SonoUno is a software developed with Python for sonifying astronomical data in an easy-to-use graphical user interface. Some of its current applications include sonifying galaxy spectra and gravitational wave detections. Universal design is at the core of this project.
A flexible and accessible sonification software. Read in data series with multiple dimensions and sonify them with an array of options. Controllable from the command line and with a input file, or with a graphical interface.
Sonification World YouTube Channel
This YouTube channel has a series of recorded presentations all about sonification (from astronomy and other areas).