Binura bring their beautiful SoundBow app to iOS at last. It is a gorgeous instrument with huge possibilities for expression and creativity.
I think that in many ways these are the kinds of apps that iOS was made for.
Here’s what Binura have to say about their app in the description:
“SoundBow is a drawing based music instrument with a clean and simple visual interface.
Create music by drawing curves over the screen. Your gesture will be remembered and played back continuously. Each time your ever-looping gesture hits a string, a sound is produced. Apart from drawing, you can experiment by moving the strings around freely to rescale your instrument. Record any sound through the microphone and start creating melodies, soundscapes with your own voice. If you wish, you can also export your composition as an audio file.
SoundBow is made with free and open source tools. The interface is built with OpenFrameworks, for accurate polyphonic sound sample playback, the sound engine is made with SodaLib, a free Data Sonification Library built on top of libPd (Pure Data).”
It’s also worth checking out their site too.
But apart from this being a really lovely interface that just cries out to be played it says a lot about PureData too. Pd is getting more and more useful, not just for people who want to make apps, but in apps for mobile and desktop.
If you can do this with Pd then the sky’s the limit really.
SoundBow is on the app store and costs just $2, which is nothing really, so you should go and buy it now.