iOS, Mac, openFrameworks, Windows
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SoundyThingie [iPad, oF, Mac, Windows]


Created by by Hansi RaberSoundyThingie is an iPad application that translates drawn lines into sound. The lines can be modified in a variety of ways including the vertical position of a line which determines it’s pitch, lines at the top of the screen sound high, lines at the bottom sound low and drawing speed determines volume. The faster you draw, the louder a line will be. In addition, there are a number of buttons to press and knobs to turn to influence individual sounds and you can move the lines or connect them together.

Soundythingie began life as “controlling other properties” example provided by Zach Lieberman during the OpenFrameworks Workshop at Fabrica. Hansi also created a Windows and Mac version of Soundythingie which are available for download at Linien Musik (see movie below). If you wish to have a look at the code, you can also download the source here.

Platform: iPad
Version: 1.0
Cost: $2.99
Developer: Hansi Raber

See also Sonic Wire Sculptor which is currently available for the iPhone and very soon for the iPad.

  • Hey Filip, sounds like a great app. But you may want to change where it says Platform: iPhone. :)

  • Great project. And I love the name, SoundyThingie.