By Robert Tubb
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The Wablet is a physics based synthesiser and noise toy. An animated mesh of springs can be vibrated with the fingers. The Mesh's displacement around a path on this mesh is read as an audio waveform, and hence your gestures are turned into sound. Complex evolving drones, chiptunes bleeps or full on noise can be produced, and beautiful undulating patterns created. The physical properties of the mesh can be changed using the sliders, new sound-paths can be drawn onto the Mesh and the App comes with a Max/MSP patch for sending notes over a wireless network and more in depth adjustable parameters.
"It sounds amazing, and the interaction of graphics, touch, and sound is extraordinary" Peter Kirn, Create Digital Music
See it in action:
What's New in Version 1.1
New "droplet mesh".
End point of drawn scan path is marked.
wish there was some way to loop
it crashes in my ipad mini retina sys 7.0.4 if not connected to wifi. would be cool to see sequencing of some sort
I would like to see it built up into a more useful synthesis app. Perhaps a looping cycle and a way to trigger notes via virtual midi would be all it would take.
bugs are fixed on iPad1 - works great!
excellent app, lots of neat mesh variations and cool interaction options. it does seem best at generating low sounds, so maybe an extended pitch control could be useful, or maybe octaves up and down to get higher sounds. not sure if it has MIDI or OSC support but that would be nice as well. still cannot get to his website from the USA. that's really strange, but apparently there's no issue with those from EU or UK accessing it. use a cached copy of his website, rootnot.co.uk.