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Chris Grigg's
Digital Dysfunctions

No longer available from Rarefaction, please check Control-G for copies.

This sound library features years of work from Chris and is available only on CD-ROM. This CD-ROM consists of 16 bit 44.1 kHz AIFF stereo sound files, ready for use in your digital workstation, sampler and performance applications and will mount on PCs (running Windows 95 or higher) or any Macintosh computer.

"The sounds contained in this cross-platform, single CD-ROM collection are indeed sonically abusive, but they're also very cool and usable, especially if your project calls for sci-fi, alien-type sounds."
- Home Recording Magazine December 1999

Chris Grigg is probably best known as a member of the not-exactly-a-band called Negativland (which is best known for its found-sound collage work such as the infamous "U2/Negativland" record, and for its dedication to copyright law reform). But Chris has also always been interested in lots of other things, too-- especially things like music technology, computer audio, and abstract sounds. As a sound designer and software programmer he's been contributing his peculiar sense of what makes for unusual and interesting sound to Negativland projects, to feature films, to his own music, and even to computer games, for many years. The Digital Dysfunctions sound library was cross-fertilized by those diverse experiences in audio creation, and is built to be useful to anyone working in any of those realms who's looking for something out of the ordinary.

Chris Grigg has been involved in music and sound for games since 1985, both as an artist (titles from LucasFilm Games, Activision, Electronic Arts, Epyx, Rocket Science, and Pixar), as a music and sound tool designer (LucasFilm Games, Epyx, Sega, Pixar), and as a creative and technical director (Epyx).

Having spent a sabbatical in the film sound world, Chris is currently a consultant to the game sound industry, a member of IA-SIG, a creator of sound libraries, and a developer of media production tools under the name Control-G.


Graphic design by Chris Grigg and Dan Lynch
Artwork by Dan Lynch (
Project management by Paul Korntheuer
Soundfiles, booklet text and layout by Chris Grigg
Thanks to all the nice Rarefaction office folks.
NŠ 1995 Rarefaction/Chris Grigg

In keeping with Negativland's characteristic openness, Chris described his methods of using the computer to mangle sounds in a June 1994 article in Keyboard Magazine, also called 'Digital Dysfunctions,' and this educational information is still available at .