We worked with We Do to build a smart cat collar that tries to translate cat language to english. The whole thing is a bit tongue-in-cheek as you can see in the video below, but the thing actually works, even though we only built one copy. You can even see me in the promo video making cat noises…
In 2009 I spent a little time developing an audio mosaic engine, which basically built a database of sound snippets from a bunch of recordings, then tries to recreate another recording using only those snippets. As I’m now getting back into automatic remixing and such, I though it was time to revisit this thing. Here’s a demo video:
Here is the latest iteration of my as yet untitled interactive art piece. A sensor reacts to body movements, which are translated to colors in software and projected onto the bodies in real time. Future versions will also react to incoming sound. Stay tuned, and contact me for more information on this piece.
This video was shot under the Liljeholmen Bridge in Stockholm, Sweden on September 8, 2012, where the piece was shown as part of John Essing‘s “The Dark Light” release party.
We are proud to be involved in the new Mellotron simulation from GForce: Re-Tron. It is a Rack Extension for the excellent audio software Reason. We painstakingly ported the code from the VST plugin and implemented the pretty 3D interface (designed by Fredrik Hurtig), and added a bunch of new features, making it an even excellenter instrument!
This year I’ve made a “conscious” x-mas song for you all to enjoy. It is a dwelling on one of the more moronic topics in the 1984 hit Do They Know It’s Christmas by Band-Aid. Listen, take heed, and become enlightened!
As an experiment, I have beset myself upon producing a finished iPhone-app with only 24 hours of work, including everything from idea musing to writing this blog post. To save my own sanity and health, these 24 hours were spread over a 2-week period (including the 5-day App Store review process).
The app is called Vocal Shapes and is a visualizer for monophonic audio signals such as your voice or a musical instrument. Here is a quick demo video:
Here is a breakdown of how the hours were spent:
Audio Signal Processing
OpenGL graphics programming & design
Splash Screen Artwork & Animation
Fine tuning of processing & graphics
App Store Submission
Promo Song & video
This blog post & product web page
So, 2 hours remain, which I will probably spend making another nice demo video. Lessons I have learned so far:
Simple apps require dramatically less development time
Simple apps are more fun to develop
Even the simplest apps apparently get downloaded by some people
NOW GO TO THE APP STORE AND BUY THE THING FOR $0.99!
Note: this app is no longer available, I haven’t had the time to redo it for newer phones. If I were to resurrect this, it would probably be as a web page, using WebGL.