Motion recording and kinetics in Doctor Device.


Dr. Device Overview… from Audio Damage on Vimeo.

Ever since I saw AndrĂ© Michelle’s software physics demos I knew the concept would make it’s way into audio applications. Bouncing balls attached by strings colliding with walls, creating sounds all said to me: glitch sequencer. Audio Damage’s Dr. Device has kinetics built into it so you can start flinging filter and delay nodes around. Audio Damage does not offer demos so until today when Chris Randall posted the above video I wasn’t sure how cool this feature was. The good stuff starts at 7:55.

I expect a few years from now we will see sequencers that look like realistic rivers which you can drop objects/sounds into. You would control the flow of the water instead of tempo. The wind, sky, roads or even a heard of buffalo could be other “tracks”. Finally we will have a productive use for super expensive Nvidia graphics cards. And of course we will control all of these elements by reaching out and touching them on our screens. I can’t wait!

Check out AndrĂ© Michelle’s physics demos:
http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tag/physics/

To see more videos from Audio Damage head over to their new video channel on Vimeo:
www.vimeo.com/audiodamage

2 Comments

  1. Very unique and powerful VST…. too bad I can’t hear what it does to the sound… hehe :) Nicely laid out interface… must’ve taken a forever to write.

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  2. yeah there was this entry to the kvr dev challenge last year called truc that does something similar. i think there’s a few other ones that have this sort of bouncing ball idea.
    http://www.kvraudio.com/developer_challenge_2007.php#dc0733

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