download the Pd patch for synthPond 2.5! (thanks to Chris Randall of Positron Records)
download the MAX/MSP patch for synthPond 2.5!
synthPond is a relaxing spatial sequencer and audio toy by conceptual new media artist Zach Gage.
Unlike a normal sequencer where you place notes on a grid and a moving playhead plays them, in synthPond you place nodes in a field (pond).
There are two major types of nodes.
-Circular nodes release waves at certain intervals.
-Hard-edged nodes release waves when waves hit them
Moving these nodes about allows you to create complex and relaxing melodies.
Additionally, because all the nodes are spatially organized, the audio generated can also be placed in a 3D space, occurring around the listener coming from the relative positions of each node.
synthPond was built with mobileFrameworks, an iPhone related c++ library for artists
synthPond 2.5 feature preview, OSC ouput!
synthPond 2.5.1 is currently available in the appStore for 1.99
synthPond lite is available in the appStore for free
more of Zach's work can be seen at his website, here