TOPLAPapp and GRID

TOPLAPapp and GRID from Oliver Chesler on Vimeo.

Here’s a video I make of two terrific iPhone Apps that make random digital sounds. TOPLAPapp (iTunes link) and Grid (iTunes link) are must haves for any noise nerds out there.

“TOPLAPapp is a sonic puzzle based around a virtual machine for sound synthesis. This machine only accepts a few valid instructions, and you control it by placing each command letter within a grid, along with setting some associated parameter sliders. The machine runs through the grid, following the instructions to create the output sounds, which are usually of a somewhat noisy character, hopefully interestingly so. The historical antecedents include instruction synthesis as pionneered at the Institute of Sonology in the 1970s, and the live coding movement, of modifying a running program as it acts.” – Nick Collins

For more info: Nick Collins and Kin

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on January 8, 2010 at 7:13 am, filed under iPhone, sounds, synthesizer and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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4 Responses to “TOPLAPapp and GRID”

  1. Raytrace says:

    wow I really like the Grid one – cool vector/polygonal looking interface – massive sub-bass coming out of it too :)

    nice new wire to the ear ticker at the start of the video too man…

  2. Rastko says:

    Thank you for sharing these.
    Both of them are really really good .

  3. JUGZ says:

    Thanks for this GRID is bomb.

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