These images were corrupted using a DAW or music sequencer called Audacity.
Its an interesting way to databend, especially if like me, you love music technology almost as much as you like art.
There was a fair bit of trial and error, it’s easy enough to get a picture file to open in the sequencer, and to apply the audio effects (even if you cant see what they will look like) but harder to get the altered file to open as a picture again.
You can see how the different effects change the image in the pictures below.
This is the basic process
Save File as TIFF.
Import in Audacity as Raw Data.
Select a Time Slice.
Apply a Sound Effect to Databend Your Image.
Export the Databended Image.
In Photoshop Elements, Open in Camera Raw.
There are links to the resources I used to research and get the process to work
at the bottom of the this post.
Clean Bird. This is the original image imported into Audacity
Wah Wah effect
Messing with the equalizer settings
Inverse Pitch Compress
Cut and Paste
Equalizer cut and paste