Sound Wave Art by Epic Frequency

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We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, but up until now the value of an audio file has been hazy. Epic Frequency clarifies this by turning sound visualizations into canvas artwork suitable for framing.

Epic’s site creates oversized waveform images of famous speeches and quotes from the likes of John F. KennedyMartin Luther KingAlbert EinsteinRonald Reagan, and of course, President Obama andMitt Romney. The stylish data visualizations are 1.5 feet tall by 4 feet wide, ensuring even the smallest inflections and changes in cadence are depicted.

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Epic Frequency launched two months ago, but has been four years in the making. Co-founders Bill Seaver and Nathan Moore birthed the idea after one episode of their now-defunct podcast, while discussing how a waveform of their recording would make for an interesting conversation piece. Having design and marketing backgrounds, the pair realized people might be interested in audio files with more historical significance, and began curating and designing an initial assortment of celebrated aural images.

They kept their original idea alive too; in addition to the famous recordings, they will also immortalize less-iconic moments, like your podcast, wedding vows, or favorite catchphrase.

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Corey Knight

Founder of A&H Group.