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Mission: To more fully understand the colors that surround us we must engage an additional sense.
A Pollisynth takes a picture of something, and then translates that picture into a unique sound-wave. As stated above, in order to fully understand the colors that surround us we must engage an additional sense. A Pollisynth can be the gateway to your mindbrain, and can give you a good time doing it.
Remember that the spark to take a picture begins in the MIND, and funny enough, ends in the MIND once a song is made. There are a lot of ways to play with a Pollisynth - two people taking a picture of the same thing and then playing it, a gang of kids taking pictures of SLUSHIES and then making a harmonized song out of the soundwaves...
By logging into Facebook with Pollisynth you can post your sound-waves to your timeline as Presets. Your Facebook friends will be able to see and try out these Presets with their own Pollisynth and listen to your imagery. You can also re-download Presets you have uploaded and use Facebook as a Pollisynth sound bank online. For those who have reservations about Facebook, SMS and Email can be used to share images from your photo library that you know to generate worthy sounds. This works because the sounds are not random but entirely derived from the image, so rescanning an image will always result in the same sound so long as it hasn't been manipulated. Your photo library will always serve as your offline sound bank.
Pollisynth was first developed by Thomas Ruby in 1987. After having passed away in 2006, Salisbury's son, Jamie, continued his father's work. As a company we stand by the Pollisynth and we stand by the Rubaic principles of Oneness, Honor, and Good Times.
What's New in Version 1.51
- Repaired rotation in devices running iOS 5.1 and earlier
Love the look and feel of the synths you guys make. I think a nice rhythm machine and a bass machine similar to the 303 would be A great addition to the collection. Also some synths with knobs and sliders would be awesome. Looking forward to seeing more from ruby jock!
Cool idea, if it worked.
I've tried on mine and a friend's phone and we both get the same issue, the app will always crash trying to take a photo or get one from the camera roll. It's a shame because the idea is cool. I've even hung around the app for a month hoping that there would be a bug fixing update but no luck. If the creators don't have the desire to fix it they should definitely pass this idea to someone who does. At this point the stock synth is playable but the app is not worth it unless the camera roll/camera crashes are fixed.
Lovely app. Facebook-cursed
Interesting app. Cool "analogue" sounds. Only thing I don't like is that patch-sharing is done through facebook. What if I don't have a facebook account and ant to se a friend's patches? SMS is not an option either from an Ipad.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Feb 02, 2013
- Version: 1.51
- Size: 14.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Daniel Deruntz
- © Daniel Deruntz
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.