This app has just gone free, but I don’t know for how long. If you don’t know about it, here’s the description:
This application converts color into music. It can turn your goldfishes or any moving objects into an interactive music box.
You can also use it as a musical instrument to create tunes with the environment. Listening to shimmering lights and wandering clouds may become your next adventure.
Open up the application, pick colors to represent different music notes and listen to the colorful world.
Please visit: http://db-db-db.com/goldfish/ for more info and demo videos.
Note: LITE version supports only one type of sounds.
I’ve been playing with Polychord 2 for a little while and I really do like this app. When it updated to version 2 I was a little concerned that adding all of the synth features would turn from being a truly delightful app with a unique sound into something different altogether. But it didn’t, and I was really pleased by that.
When Polychord first came out I found myself playing with it like some of the old Casio keyboards. The MT65 came to mind for me. It had a wonderful retro feel to it that was a joy to mess about with, but didn’t detract from it’s usability in any way. So when the update came I thought that might get broken.
It didn’t. The new features in version 2 have only added to this app and in a way built on that retro sound. Whenever I start to use the app it always takes up more of my time than I expect as noodling around with it is a pure joy.
I’ve not tried out the recording part of the update as yet but I’m looking forward to it a lot.
I hope that in subsequent update the app can continue to build on it’s original charm whilst bringing mew features. I think that this app has a lot to offer and is built on a great concept.
Let’s see where it goes next.
Don’t know quite what’s up with the music, but nevertheless interesting to see.
The hardware is pretty impressive and could be quite amazing if coupled with the right music creation software, but the big question is whether or not Sony has the appetite to open up this platform to developers in the same way as Apple and Google have done.
My personal view is that if they did and if the terms and tools were workable it could compete, but of course it would be up to developers to work out if it was viable for them and their existing code.
What do you think?
an experiment on dub techno, produced entirely on iPhone
I don’t normally buy Sound on Sound but when I saw this I decided that I might get a copy and read about their views on the iOS ‘revolution’. I haven’t started reading the article as yet, but I did notice that the copy of Groovemaker on the cover is a 2x version of an iPhone Groovemaker app and not an iPad native one. I thought that was a bit strange.