IMISUCO is a microtonal surface controller, musical scale generator with simple synthesizer and osc (Open Sound Control)/MIDI controller capabilities.

Experience microtonal tuning in a way that was never available before.

Explore the universe of musical scales and microtonal tunings on the built in synth or on any external synth that you can connect trough wlan and a computer. The IMISUCO app has interfaces to common music software such as Max/MSP, Reaktor, puredata, supercollider. You can also control a conventional MIDI keyboard, if you have a computer with a MIDI interface. IMISUCO is able to translate arbitrary frequencies into MIDI note number and pitch values.

The IMISUCO software can also be used as a versatile touchscreen keyboard and controller and enables a maximum of the available screen for your performance.

What is microtonality?

In music normally we divide one octave in seven to twelve steps. You can see this on a piano, which has a repeating pattern of seven white and five black keys.
One form of microtonal tuning divides one octave in 1200 steps called cents. This system is used to explain fine tunings of instruments.
Another form is when you pull the strings of an instrument. Then the note is detuned in some frequency between the notes. This form of playing is essential in classical indian music but also widely found in many other music playing styles.

How can you experience microtonality with IMISUCO?

With the IMISUCO software you can play with and experience these both ways of microtonality. You can translate microtonality to regular MIDI instruments, using the free software puredata on your wlan equiped computer: IMISUCO has a microtonal scale tuner, which lets you tune each note on an octave in cent steps. Then it has a microtonal mode (mm) that blurs the space between the notes and there you can play the frequencies between, like pulling a string of an instrument. If you do not like to use any external equipment and software, IMISUCO has a simple but powerful built in synthesizer.

Last but not least IMISUCO is a browser to the newly founded scales.misuco.org online scales archive. With one click on the ?-key you get directed to the page related to the current scale on your IMISUCO where you can discuss, share and read about that scale.

Be aware that this app is mainly designed for tablets and running it on a device with smaller screen than 10″ requires good eyes and tiny fingers.

I wish you much inspiration, creativity, self development, fun and inner peace with IMISUCO.

If you like the project, please support further developments trough our website http://misuco.org

IMISUCO is free on the app store:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply