New iPad app Allows Users to “Draw” Music

Sat, May 22, 2010

iPad, Mobile

A new iPad application promises to allow users to “draw” music into existence. Dubbed Artikulator, it will allow individuals to drag their fingers across the screen of the iPad and from that, musical sounds will be made.

The developers, Mike Rotondo and Luke Iannini created the application in less than 24 hours as part of “Music Hackday”, an event that attempts to merge music and technology in new ways.

They posted the following demonstration video:

Quite honestly, the demonstration is not the most flattering to the application. Mashable reports that the developers are aware that it sounds like “dying cats”, but they are promising a slew of new sound options in the future.

If anything else, the application seems like it could be an extremely neat play device for when you do not have anything better to do. However, music, despite any attempts to dumb it down, is extremely complex and this application will not change that.

Having said that, when the application is fully fleshed out, I humbly wait when some of you crazy people put the tools into something special.

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