September 15, 2011 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Zurich, Switzerland - Chromat is an iPhone app built on unique music-modeling technology, for creating original music in real time through a simple color-based UI. Automatic music composition: Musicians and listeners often imagine new types of music by comparing and contrasting music already known. Chromat turns this process of the imagination into real actions that produce unlimited musical invention and variation.
Select three input music tracks from a library supplied with the app. Each selected input track is associated with either red, green or blue. As you touch and drag across the color wheel, the music morphs between the chosen tracks, based on the RGB values of the touched color. Color is the steering wheel that navigates a landscape of musical possibilities.
Chromat is not an audio-loop remixer, and it differs from most music generation apps because it analyzes existing rhythms and harmonies in order to create new ones. Original music is created "on the fly". This new music might sound close to one or more of the source tracks, or it might sound strikingly different, while retaining recognizable musical characteristics of the sources.
The theory and technology behind Chromat were motivated by a desire to extend musical compositions in new and unexpected ways. The music library supplied with Chromat is just one example of selected compositions used as inputs for the music morphing algorithms.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 84.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Chromat 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
Tone Unit develops music software in Zurich and New York City. Copyright (C) 2011 Tone Unit. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.