SoundThingie for iPad arrives. A sound drawing tool for the iPad. SoundyThingie is an application that translates drawn lines into music. Additionally to just drawing lines it lets you modify them in a variety of ways, like moving them around or connecting them.
The application starts with an almost entirely black screen, waiting to be drawn onto by you. Each line created results in a sound that is related to the way the line was drawn.
There are only a few principles that make up that sound. Most important are:
- The vertical position of a line determines it’s pitch. Lines at the top of the screen sound high, lines at the bottom sound low.
- Drawing speed determines volume. The faster you draw, the louder a line will be.
Besides that there are many buttons to press and knobs to turn which influence the sounds. You can later change a line’s volume, attach other lines to it, choose from different waveforms.
You can also load and save your work, modify triggers and whatnot.
There’s a short interactive tutorial included with the application that explains most of the functionality and leaves some features to be discovered.