Halcyon by Zach Gage

Halcyon Trailer from zach gage on Vimeo.

Zach Gage is my favorite iOS developer. He has created Synthpond, Unify and Bit Pilot which I all consider five star apps. His new iPad game Halcyon is part generative musical instrument. As with all his apps style meets gameplay. This is futuristic fun.

“A Generative Musical Instrument – Halcyon features a complete generative soundtrack that becomes an instrument when you play the game. Since its designed to accompany you while you play, you’ll create tranquil sonic landscapes as you travel along. Gameplay is one part spacial action puzzler and one part interactive stringed instrument combined in an experience designed specifically for the iPad. Colored currents travel inexorably toward each other. Strum the strings to match the currents, creating both phonic and visual harmony.” – zach gage

Download the app: click here

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 23, 2010 at 2:13 am, filed under iPad and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Sonic Wire Sculptor

Zach Gage the creator of synthPond and Unify emailed me this morning to let me know about his new project Sonic Wire Sculptor. Basically you draw in 3D and then the app turns your sketch into a musical sequence. The video above shows you in a clearer way than I can describe it. You can see the original hardware box this App is designed from here: sonicwiresculptor.com/sws2003.html

“Sonic Wire Sculptor is based on a musical instrument by Amit Pitaru which has been shown in museums and galleries world wide. The Sonic Wire Sculptor turns your 3D drawing into sound. It introduces a simple yet deep connection between visual and audio composition.” – sonicwiresculptor.com

I love synthPond. What do you think of this new toy?

For more info: sonicwiresculptor.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on March 29, 2010 at 3:44 am, filed under iPhone and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.