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From the maker of Tone Matrix -- a new musical toy. [previously]
posted by cubby (24 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
I mentioned this over on MetaTalk back in April, so it's a sort-of-double. But still worth posting on the blue because it's great.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 5:32 PM on July 9, 2010


Fantastic. Tone Matrix is a lot of fun, and so is this.

My only complaint is that I want stand-alone or VST versions with adjustable parameters so I can actually have more control over things like tempo, speed and pitch to use them in making music.
posted by loquacious at 5:32 PM on July 9, 2010


ARGH WHAT DO YOU MEAN I CAN'T RUN BOTH OF THEM AT THE SAME TIME? WHAT? WHY?

Comon, man, I can run 10 flash videos at the same time, why not two simple flash audio toys?
posted by loquacious at 5:34 PM on July 9, 2010


Wow this thing makes it really easy to get two tiny circles stuck making a horrible continuous bleep.
posted by griphus at 5:37 PM on July 9, 2010


I was able to run both at once in different tabs (Firefox 3.6 on Win 7).
posted by Dr-Baa at 5:49 PM on July 9, 2010


Fun fun, but crashes when you get bored and start clicking everywhere to see how many you can get going at once.


No fault of the designer, of course.
posted by Malice at 5:56 PM on July 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think I might be having issues with my version of FF and the flash object container they're using now.

Also, is anyone able to actually download the flash object itself? I can't find it in my cache and can't seem to get my flash/media download agents to parse the location and grab it.

I'd like to be able to run it locally/offline.
posted by loquacious at 6:13 PM on July 9, 2010


consider my mind blown.

kind of wish that there was a way to save them.
posted by janepanic at 7:14 PM on July 9, 2010


I've loved his musical toys, and I think it would be cool if the author could expand on them (i.e. as mentioned above: more parameters) or make a music game of some sort.

I've also thought that warp records should make an indie-music-game label with small cheap games by indie devs... This would fit right in with that.
posted by symbioid at 7:39 PM on July 9, 2010


And yeah - i'm agreeing w/janepanic about a save feature :)
posted by symbioid at 7:40 PM on July 9, 2010


whoa, it's like living inside a colleen album!
posted by scruss at 7:49 PM on July 9, 2010


Oh dear, I just got a condescending head-pat from my boyfriend because of how much I'm giggling over these two toys.
posted by hopeless romantique at 8:26 PM on July 9, 2010


This makes me want more electroplankton.
posted by aubilenon at 8:39 PM on July 9, 2010


Oh dear, I just got a condescending head-pat from my boyfriend because of how much I'm giggling over these two toys.

DTMFA At least you're female and are therefore allowed to giggle. I clicked multiple times in the same spot and then quickly did the same thing in another spot and giggled maniacally at the ensuing carnage and my girlfriend just glared at me.
posted by doublehappy at 8:44 PM on July 9, 2010


Love them both -- wow.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:26 PM on July 9, 2010


Nice! I am Steve Reich!
posted by zoinks at 10:59 PM on July 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


If you liked ToneMatrix, and you have an iPhone, you would probably like the free app TonePad (link goes to web page that opens iTunes store). I personally like ToneBoard better, but it is no longer free (now 99 cents).
posted by charlie don't surf at 11:25 PM on July 9, 2010


it sounds like the rain?
posted by zanesmtp at 7:55 AM on July 10, 2010


This is the best thing since Infinite Wheel. And that was a while ago!
posted by Aquaman at 10:19 AM on July 10, 2010


Don't forget you can copy and paste your songthing from Tone Matrix by right clicking: 86826,16392,114678,25368,84042,22632,17160,91290,91290,17160,22632,84042,25368,114678,16392,86826

Doesn't seem to work for the new one, though.
posted by Evilspork at 12:10 PM on July 10, 2010


so far, my favorite effort in pulsate was to create a bunch of concentric circles, then some number of concentric circles outside of those.
posted by rubah at 2:42 PM on July 10, 2010


And this is why I will never get an ipad.
posted by Locobot at 4:55 PM on July 10, 2010


And this is why I will never get an ipad.

Oh, no, it's ok. The iPad doesn't run Flash.
posted by niles at 6:04 PM on July 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


If you go directly to the SWF, you can get a larger canvas.
posted by sonic meat machine at 7:51 AM on August 7, 2010


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