App Store

Nov 03 08:39

Zoetrope for iPhone

Finally, after 4 weeks of waiting, my new iPhone app has hit the appstore. "Zoetrope for iPhone". iTunes link and more information can be found here.

 

(video coming soon).

May 12 14:10

MSA Remote for iPhone

Features
Controlling VDMX + Ableton Live
Controlling Java / processing.org fluid simulation with TUIO
Controlling custom multitouch paint application with TUIO
OSCulator
MAX/MSP

MSA Remote is a remote control application for iPhone & iPod Touch that sends OSC messages over the wifi network. This allows you to control any OSC supporting applications such as Max/MSP/Jitter, PureData, Reaktor, VDMX, vvvv, Resolume, Quartz Composer etc. as well as any custom applications such as interactive installations, audio/visual performances, multitouch capable surfaces etc.

By mapping the OSC to midi on desktop (e.g. using OSCulator) allows further control of any application which supports midi such as Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, 3DSMax etc. In addition, developers can easily integrate OSC into their applications knowing it can be controlled remotely.

The application can be distributed to visitors, guests, members of the public etc. to interact with an installation or performance, or used by dedicated performers.

Available on the iPhone App Store

Get it from the iTunes App Store here.

 

 



Features:

- Multitouch information sent using standard TUIO protocol for instant integration with existing TUIO clients
- Accelerometer data for each axis (x, y, z) is sent
- 64 faders (8 pages of 8 faders)
- 64 triggers (8 pages of 8 triggers)
- 108 key (9 octaves) VELOCITY SENSITIVE polyphonic keyboard. Yes, the harder you hit the keys, the greater the velocity.
- Settings are automatically saved and restored
- Multitouch area orientation can be set as desired
- All information on protocols are documented in the app



Controlling VDMX & Ableton Live simultaneously

In this video, OSCulator is routing the OSC (& TUIO) messages coming from MSA Remote to midi and forwarding to Ableton Live (for audio) and VDMX (for visuals) simultaneously. Nothing is done in post, the same signal is controlling both audio and video. Video demonstrates faders, triggers, and velocity sensitive keys - yes velocity sensitive. The harder you hit the keys, the louder the sound (or whatever you want to map it to).



Controlling Java/processing.org fluid simulation with TUIO

Source code for the processing.org sketch can be found here:



Controlling custom multitouch paint application with TUIO


Graffiti Wall is a product that Tangible Interaction had already developed a while ago and have been using commercially. It was built on TUIO from the beginning, so when I passed on a copy of MSA Remote (via ad-hoc), they were able to immediately integrate it with their app without any modifications.

Graffiti Wall meets MSA Remote from Alex Beim on Vimeo.



OSCulator (osc->midi)

Camille Troillard, the mastermind behind OSCulator was kind enough to add some features (and sample patches) to his app to make handling the data coming from MSA Remote and converting to midi as seamless as possible.

  • The /msaremote/fader protocol is recognized and faders are automatically setup to forward to midiCC with same number as the slider.
  • The /msaremote/trigger protocol is recognized and triggers are automatically setup to forward to midi notes with constant velocity.
  • The /msaremote/bank protocol is recognized and triggers are automatically setup to forward to midi notes with constant velocity.
  • In the Osculator/Sample Patches/iPhone folder there are two sample patches which map incoming msaremote keyboard OSC messages to midi notes with velocity. The basic patch maps each key to the relevant midi note, while the advanced patch has the keys setup so you can assign each key to a different event.


Max/MSP

Blair Neal aka vimeo.com/laserpilot has created a Max MSP template (for Max5) to handle the OSC Messages coming from MSA Remote. Cheers Blair!

Download it here

MSA remote max template

Feb 21 01:58

Meshmerizer for iPhone

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An interactive, generative, audio-reactive visualization app for the iPhone and iPod Touch (what a mouthful!) (This is the continuation of what I originally called "The Meshulator").

Use your fingers to create and interact with abstract geometry in 2D or 3D. Very simple to use, just slide your fingers over the screen and try different gestures. Tilt the device to look at the shape from different angles. Options for two different kinds of audio-reactive behaviour (microphone input - iPhone only): deforming based on audio, or completely generative driven by audio. If you feel adventurous, you can play with plenty of customizable parameters to adjust coloring, physics, shape etc. Or if that feels too intimidating just click 'randomize' to make the settings random and experiment.

It was written with a custom version of openFrameworks (pre-006) and an early version of the ofxiPhone addon. Information on openFrameworks and ofxiPhone at memo.tv/ofxiphone.

Available on the iPhone App Store

Get it from the iTunes App Store here.

 


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(video is of an early version missing some features)

Made with openFrameworks.

Feb 10 01:07

"Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas" for iPhone

148apps.com - 4/5 stars."You will find yourself showing people this application …and then, not getting your iPhone back because they want to keep painting."

geek.com - "I like the fact that the app is not just a port of the website, but includes enhancements which take advantage of the features of the iPhone."

iphonefreakz.com - "...the most jollificating paint app for iPhone and iPod Touch. It’s like getting a Jackson Pollock soul inside you...Definitely worth having it on your phone for. Well worth $0.99"


iPhone adaptation of Miltos Manetas' website jacksonpollock.org (original flash developed by Stamen Design). Save your pictures and send them to jackson@jacksonpollock.org, the best Pollocks will be published in an upcoming book.

The video below shows the basic features of v1.0. In the current version (v1.1) ability to choose your own colors has been added to allow the creation of more controlled paintings like those seen in the images below.

Available on the iPhone App Store

Get it from the iTunes App Store here.


Quick paintings created with "Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas" for iPhone:
'Sun in the sky behind apple tree' by Memo'Black Swan' by Memo'Still Life Studies - bunch of fruit on table' by Memo'Blood' by Memo'Color on Black' by Memo'Good Times' by Jane'Amore 2' by Memo

Made with openFrameworks.

Feb 09 01:51

Gold Dust for iPhone

Version 1.1 is now in the appStore. New version brings serious optimizations thus max amount of dust is now tripled.


This is a port of my original gold dust app (vimeo.com/2281077) to iPhone. Of course it doesn't translate exactly but this is my first attempt to capture the essence of the original demo. Unfortunately I don't think this video manages to capture the behavior of the glittery gold dust either, but it's free so you can try it for yourself :P.

It was written with a custom version of openFrameworks (pre-006) and an early version of the ofxiPhone addon. Information on openFrameworks and ofxiPhone at memo.tv/ofxiphone.

Available on the iPhone App Store

Get it from the iTunes App Store here.

Made with openFrameworks.