A new app released today to celebrate Palm Sounds turning 5 years old this month. Here are the details:

Sound Cells is an interactive generative music app. Just touch the matrix to create some moving cells and see them interact with each other and generate sound in realtime.If a cell hits the wall, it creates a sound. If a cell ends up in the same location as another one, they change directions. You can remove cells by touching them or by hitting the cell removing button.The app comes with the 2 different sounds, which can be controlled in realtime for very expressive effects.Also the app can generate MIDI output, so you can hook up a midi capable instrument for endless possibilities.This is a universal app and on the iPad, it will use the full available resolution for a rich visual experience.

Sound Cells - Big Robot Studios

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10 comments

  1. Bravo! What a great app.

    It's a shame we don't see more stuff like this in the more mainstream DAW's like the Nanostudios and Beatmakers of the iOS world. 😕

  2. This looks very similar to the web app Otomata, even down to the graphics and colors. But it isn't the official “soon coming” Otomata iOS app, is it?

  3. It would be nice if the sounds though weren't just limited to two sounds (they sound like physical modelled sounds?)

  4. No tempo control. No scale or note options. Of course, it’s 1.0, and hopefully there will be improvements.

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