By Christian Sander
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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. «
- Stay updated on www.facebook.com/synse
- Watch the demo video and get more infos on www.synse.net
- Headphones recommended!
- 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.
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!
This is a beautiful app--a lot of fun to play with, and visually mesmerizing. Having had it for some time, I wish there were updates with new scenes/modules. It's not that it becomes boring, because it's pretty flexible and open within the three songs currently, but the concept is so great that I find myself longing for new manifestations of it.
This app is unique and fun. It's worth checking out.