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Sonic Wire [iPhone, Sound] – Preview


Amit Pitaru has just announced on his Twitter that Sonic Wire Sculptor for the iPhone has just been submitted to the AppStore is now available! For those that might not remember, back in 2003, Amit created a musical instrument which ended up being shown in museums and galleries all around the world. Together with Zach Gage, great effort has now been placed in reworking the app to bring it to the broader audience. Where to see and play with the Sonic Wire Sculptor you had to have visited the gallery, soon you will be able to enjoy it right on your iPhone. We were sent an early beta version and although not all features were complete, we absolutely loved it.

In a nutshell, the Sonic Wire Sculptor turns your 3D drawing into sound. It is about exploring the connection between visual and audio compositions. You draw on an endlessly rotating workplane, which translates the position in coordinate system into sound pitch. The best part of Sonic Wire is that it allows someone with no musical or drawing background to create interesting compositions. The app requires headphones, without them you may only hear limited audio, especially on the low (bass) tones. The video below best describes it best, Amit does a great job in talking about it in a much more exciting way.

Features that are especially exciting is being able to share your creations via email or twitter with other users. These are automatically loaded into your app being able to play them or “draw” over them. Some examples are provided by the wonderful James Paterson, which even without sound look absolutely amazing. If you are familiar with our much loved Rhonda, another tool Amit originally built with James around the same time, you will see the correlation.

Considering the app has been submitted Today, we expect it show up in the next 3-4 days. If you would like to know as soon as it is out, follow @sonicwire on Twitter.

This iPhone version was lead by Zach Gage with Amit‘s support. Zach Lieberman and James Paterson also helped bring the wonderful Sonic Wire to the masses. I can not recommend it absolute must. Once out, please share you creations in the comments below.

Sonic Wire Sculptor

Created using ofxIphone and openFrameworks open source libraries.

Platform: iPhone
Version: 1.0
Cost: $3.99
Developer: Amit Pitaru