Professor Spencer Salazar, from Stanford, shows off an upcoming app he's been working on. Auraglyph uses a stylus to draw in modules for this modular synth. The demo video feels like a cross between Bob Ross and Audulus, and it is awesome! The volume is quite uneven in this raw synthesis, so keep your hand at the ready before you play the video.
Auraglyph: Handwritten Computer Music Composition and Design
This demo shows basic usage of Auraglyph to create a variety of FM drones using basic oscillators and filters. Audio frequency oscillators are used for synthesis and modulation, with LFOs also providing modulation.
Auraglyph is an audio software programming, composition, and design system for iPad in which processing structures are created with stylus and multitouch input. Via stylus input, users draw a variety of audio and control nodes and the interconnections between them. These nodes are further parameterized by modal handwritten input, from simple numerals to time- and frequency-domain signals. Machine learning-based handwriting recognition is used to analyze the user’s stylus strokes, affording a rich vocabulary of symbolic input. Additional nodes are planned for creating conventional input/output interfaces, such as on-screen knobs and sliders and MIDI I/O.