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Synse is a new interactive Visual Music App!
It combines controlling music and visuals with Multitouch and creates a unique audiovisual experience.

Especially the set PARIS dives into a setting of a parisian street with binaural soundscapes and combines it with an interactive sound-light-installation.


» Control music and non-generative visuals…the first of its kind. «
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» An interactive VJ/DJ/visualist/music experience…that could reignite the visual scene.«

» Synse is a new visual music app for the iPhone, designed to let you sequence music and visual simultaneously. «


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- Rotate device to switch between video and sequencer mode!


• Video Mode (Device in portrait or landscape with Home button on the left)

In this mode you control each instrument/track and their visuals with one touch. Each instrument has its own touch area. To show these areas, simply tap on the "Show Grid" area on the left or right corners at the bottom of the screen.

• Sequencer Mode (Device in landscape with Home button on the right)

Arrange a whole song by tapping inside the sequencer grid and scroll through the arrangement by swiping left or right.

Sequencer buttons:
PLAY/PAUSE: Lets you play and pause the song.
STOP: Stops the song and the locator jumps back to the beginning of the arrangement.
LOOP: When activated, loops the current bar of the arrangement.
SETUP: Shows the setup screen, where you can
⁃load a different set (music and visuals)
⁃save and load arrangements
⁃change the length of the song
⁃turn off LiveTouch mode (disables touching in video mode)
⁃activate Shake mode (toggle video and sequencer mode only by shaking the device)

Hint: Hold the STOP button with one finger and tap in the sequencer grid to move the locator.


The concept of Synse was presented at C/O-Pop-Convention 2009 and won the KurzUndSchoen-Award 2009 in the category "Mobile Miniaturen".

Mentioned in PAGE 03/2010 (German magazine for creative media design).

This Version includes three sets: PARIS, FLUID and LIFETIME

More sets coming soon!


Fully tested and working on iOS 4 devices

If Synse crashes, please close all apps in the background including Synse (on multitasking-enabled devices) and launch it again.

All of the three included sets work on iPhone 3GS and 4 / iPod 3rd and 4th gen. / iPad and iPad2!
On iPhone 3G and iPod 2nd gen. only LIFETIME is supported!

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Customer Reviews

Classy app!

This app is quite unique at the moment, allowing you the ability to do some fairly basic sequencing with a limited number of sounds, but at the same time triggering visuals over a video based background. This is sure to fly if video Output via is catered for, then you'll see people hooking their iPads up to devices such as the Alesis StudioDock at gigs to provide some of the visuals.

A bargain at the current price, although it would be great to include the ability to load your own sound sets for triggering....I don't think you could alter the videos and animations in the same way ( far too complex ) but to give users the ability to soundtrack their songs using the interface would be ace. Looking forward to any more sound sets provided by the team too.

Would also be nice to see a full iPad version rather than stretching the resolution to fit the screen...sure it's good on an iPhone, but with screenspace on an iPad it would be even better and may allow for more sounds / trigger points?

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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 87.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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