Created by Scott Snibbe and Graham McDermott and designed by Lukas Girling, "OscilloScoop" is a culmination of about 15 years' effort trying to create musical creation tools that is more like a video game. The process began back in the 90's at a research lab when Scott Snibbe and Lukas Girling worked briefly with Brian Eno and Laurie Anderson on some of the concepts. Wired published an article about this topic written by Brian Eno in 1999 that included some insights from the period.
The app, playfully called OscilloScoop, presents a trio of brightly colored stacked spinning crowns. Touching a crown trims or builds up its edge, like a spinning disk of clay. As you carve into this disc, the music changes, and you effortlessly produce hip hop, techno, electro, and other recognisable forms of music. Scott Snibble describes the process much like a DJ spinning records, but you create original music of your own, rather than merely cutting between tracks.