Color Sounds is an experimental generative music app that translates color into sound. There are two main modes: manual mode and camera mode. The camera mode picks up colors from the environment to generate sound. The manual mode is a step ...Read more
Color Sounds is an experimental generative music app that translates color into sound. There are two main modes: manual mode and camera mode.
The camera mode picks up colors from the environment to generate sound.
The manual mode is a step sequencer, similar to grid sequencers like the Tenori-on or Monome but based on colors.
Both modes can be recorded, the camera mode to FLV video, and the songs you create in manual mode to FLV video or WAV audio. The video files can be edited or converted afterwards using an app like Video Toolbox editor.
The sounds are somewhat 8-bit sounding (sine wave, triangle wave, square wave) and useful to create chiptune style musik, music for games, etc. If you're an amateur game creator or musician you may want to try it to produce simple music for your game or to stir inspiration for a future song. This app will likely be interesting to musicians, digital artists, makers, and many sorts of computer/music/art nerds.
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UPDATED ON: Sep 30, 2013
INSTALLATIONS: 100,000 - 500,000
LATEST VERSION: 2.1.1
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 2.2 and up
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.
Allows application to take pictures with the camera. This allows the application at any time to collect images the camera is seeing.