painting with music
December 28, 2006 8:35 AM   Subscribe

Visual acoustics is a concept for interactive expression.
posted by nickyskye (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Very pretty fun toy, nickyskye - thanks! Communication Arts has some comments from the designer and some screenshots for those who may not be able to view until post-work.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:08 AM on December 28, 2006

the piano is a bit sharp, compared to the other instruments. Or is it just me?
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 9:49 AM on December 28, 2006

Yes TechnoLustLuddite, the piano is sharp. 'playing' it and guitar together made me violent.
posted by Afreemind2007 at 2:13 PM on December 28, 2006

The piano visualizations correspond well to the little hammers in a piano that strike the strings. It's always interesting to contemplate the visual representation of the attack and decay of sound.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:32 PM on December 28, 2006

ACK...This C major shit gets on my nerves.

But this kinda stuff will only get better. I respect the medium they're exploring.
posted by Monstrous Moonshine at 3:34 PM on December 28, 2006

Eh, I used to make things like this for fun. This is very inelegant, and a poor control mechanism.
posted by nonreflectiveobject at 6:14 PM on December 28, 2006

Fairly neat, I'm sorta reminded of a DS app I played recently called Electroplankton.

Though the sound as is as abstract as the controls. It'd be neat if you could place chords in a matrix of some kind to get some kind of pattern. As it is, simply fancy windchimes.
posted by samsara at 2:40 AM on December 29, 2006

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