Described as the world’s first global live iPhone jam…Daisyphone lets you co-create short loops of music with your friends, over the net in real-time. Created by Nick Bryan-Kinns, Lead of the Interactional Sound and Music Group at the Centre for Digital Music, the app adopts ephemeral type loop interface where you pick and choose notes (four kinds of sound) located in the centre of the circle. Press the i button and then turn sharing on – there are ten loops that are shared across the world. You can create loops with friends or people you’ve never met. Each person has a different colour, and you can write messages around the edge. Once you’ve finished your shared masterpiece you can save it to your iPhone by pressing on the central dot and dragging your loops around.
Daisyphone started out as a web based Java app. You can still run it from the following links: Java single user or Java multi-user (with iPhones too!). Please note that it does take some time to download and start up.
Dasiyphone is an ongoing research project funded in part by the EPSRC and focussing on the nature of mutual engagement in creative experiences. Read more about the design and research behind Daisyphone or the New Scientist article about it.
Also available as a Lite version, there is no reason why not to try out Daisyphone today. The full version will cost you $2.99.
Posted on: 28/10/2009