remember the chipmunks?

Monday, August 02, 1999, at 04:02AM

By Eric Richardson

Remember back in the day when you could make your tapes sound like the chipmunks by playing them at double speed? Those were the days...

Never ones to waste perfectly useful technology, SGI has made it possible to do this same thing to practically any medium. Thanks to the wonder of variable sample rates, that 44Khz clip doesn't really have to play at 44Khz. If you feel like having really slow, relaxed music, 32Khz fits the bill. If you're into the slightly higher, slightly faster stuff, 48Khz will get the song moving.

I'm sure you could do this on other hardware, I just happened to accidentally do it on the toaster.

Back to the labs...