VOSC is a visual particle synthesizer that allows for the manipulation of large numbers of on screen particles through the use of oscillators. By manipulating the size, shape, and frequency of the oscillators, some very intricate patterns can be created.

A primary visual mechanism at work in VOSC is the phenomenon of visual harmony as explored by the computer graphics pioneer and visual artist John Whitney in the mid 20th century. The oscillators of VOSC operate in accordance with Whitney's principle of differential motion, giving rise to harmonic resonances as their frequencies move across whole ratios.

What's New

Version 1.1.1

v.1.1.1 update
-Share screen to web to share screenshots of your patch online.
-Web instructions link.
-Support for toggling interface by taping screen.
-Better preset patches with higher resolutions for faster devices.
-Stability and performance improvements with AIR 4.0.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

still losing hours of my life to this app


Of all the particle generating apps I have on my iPad, this one is one that stays when others have to be taken off to open disk space. Even though you can only use two colors at a time and there is not much in the way of direct touch interaction with the fields once set up, I consistently lost many hours over the last three years to tweaking the oscillator parameters that determine everything about this app.

The combinations are practically infinite, and it is surprising how quickly one parameter change will make a sinuous figure coalesce out of absolute noise! And each oscillator can be modulated, so you can set it up and then stare at the screen for hours.

Better than weed. Very very nerdy weed.

Lots of potential


Similar to Uzu and Gravilocity without the realtime multitouch performance capability. But I love how this one uses oscillators, frequency, etc. seems more "musical" in a way. Would love to see multitouch implemented so that you could perform with this. I love some of the intricate and emotive designs you can get. Website says that a laptop version is in the works but that was back in 2013.

Smarter than your average particle generator!


I'm an artist, both visual and musically. The iPad and the App Store have provided a great playground of electronic music synthesizers and a curious particle generators. Although VOSC produces no sound, it seems to be a combination of both, a visual synthesizer. it is a joy to play with.


Duncan Holby
13.9 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 glyf design


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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