Alexander Zolotov's latest app experiment, PhonoPaper, has been released on both iOS (Universal) and Android! This app combines the ultra low-tech of a phonograph, with the ultra weird-tech of VirtualANS, and dead tree pulp!
PhonoPaper iTunes Description:
- format of graphical representation of the sound (music, human voice, etc.); in other words, it is the 2D audio barcode (by analogy with the QR-code);
- real-time PhonoPaper-code reader (using the camera);
- PhonoPaper-code generator (sound to image converter).
- PhonoPaper-code is analogue, so it is not so sensitive to different types of the image distortion (bad camera, dark picture, wrinkled paper, etc.); at least you will hear the "silhouette" of the original sound;
- PhonoPaper does not require access to the network; its code is self-contained;
- PhonoPaper-code can be played in real-time with hand-controlled speed and direction;
- PhonoPaper-code can be drawn by hand (paper version of the Virtual ANS synth);
- PhonoPaper is free!
Examples of usage:
- voice messages (or pieces of music) on the billboards, posters, postcards, goods;
- audio labels for phonorecords;
- audio examples in some textbooks;
- learning the basics of the spectral music.
PhonoPaper is based on the Virtual ANS engine - it is a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS. So if you want to make more complex PhonoPaper-codes - use the Virtual ANS.
I covered this in the latest VirtualANS update, which adds to support for printing out your VirtualANS creations. Check out that article for a demo video of playing music from paper. Here is another example, specifically using Phonopaper to record and then print a voice. Stick around to the end to see what happens when he crumples the page.