Dear Strange Agency, where are you?

I was listening to an old track I’d made using Donut from the Strange Agency and it made me wonder what they were up to these days. Seemingly, nothing. Which is a great shame in my opinion.

One of my favourite apps from them was Donut. I used it on this track for the vocal cut ups. I always found it a really interesting app to work with. In fact, I think that about a lot of their apps. Innovative is the word that comes to mind. Which is why it’s even more of a shame that they seem to have disappeared. I hope it’s just a brief time and not a permanent thing.

Of course I’d love to see all their apps updated with the usual things, but more than that I’d like to see them continue to innovate and bring new ideas to mobile music as they have done in the past.

Having talked about innovation in interface design only recently I think that the Strange Agency have been right up there with the best. So if you know them, or can find out what they’re doing and give them a gentle nudge to get back in the game, then please do. I’m sure it isn’t just me who’d be pleased to see a return of their always innovative and interesting blend of mobile music tools return.

So, Dear Strange Agency, please come back. We miss you!

Donut from the Strange Agency on the app store:


iPad version of Music Mixing Surface (early version – not available yet)

Video description:

Flexible and Creative Music Mixing Interface – implementing stage metaphor on the iPad.
This video shows the newest version where we explore how different challenges can be re-solved when trying to implement the stage metaphor for controlling many audio channels. Challenges include: providing effects controls, avoiding clutter, enhancing creative exploration, etc…

More information here.


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