A new iOS iPhone app that sounds like it’s a generative audio app. Here are the details:

Note: While SoundZen will work on all devices, we recommend you use a 4th generation device for the best experience.

SoundZen is a new concept for music. It allows you to generate constantly evolving and changing music with no effort at all.

SoundZen uses a form of cellular logic to determine how your song evolves over time. It follows 2 simple principles:

1. When an arrow touches the edge of the grid, play a note.
2. If arrows collide they must turn 90 degrees for each arrow they collide with

You set up the app by touching any of the positions on the grid, touch it again to change direction and press play. Using the principles above, SoundZen will take you on a zen-like journey based on the input you gave. Sit back, relax and watch as your song changes right in front of you.

You can also save/load your songs and we have some more features coming very soon including more instruments and different skins.

If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions please tweet us at twitter.com/taptasticapps

The app is priced at $0.99

SoundZen - Matt Davenport

http://static.evernote.com/noteit.js Clip to Evernote


  1. as far as i can tell so far: only one sound, no MIDI, no scales, no tempo, no fx adjustment other than on/off. kind of a one-trick pony, at this point.

  2. Hi, I'm the developer of this app – thanks for the feedback, good or bad is always appreciated 🙂

    We agree that it is simple at the moment as we felt it was ready to go live but we have a ton of things in the pipeline. We are currently working on different sounds, skins and exporting music 🙂

    Vimanaboy: what do you mean? You can either press the cell until it does a full rotation and it will disappear or you can press the clear all button on the top right 🙂

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