tappr.tv for iOS is visual scratching for music and relaxation

December 23, 2010 in Entertainment (E)

[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - Aspiring iArtist deeje is thrilled to introduce tappr.tv for iOS, visual scratching for music and relaxation. The app enables the user to create unique dynamic visuals using any of 100s of available visual "instruments." Each instrument responds differently to the user's touches and traces across the device screen, producing colorful bursts of particles and light.

In the same manner that disc jockeys "scratch" vinyl records, tappr.tv gives video jockeys the ability to scratch synaesthetic-like visual interpretations of their favorite music (as it plays thru the iPod app). The VJ can quickly select from 20 unique instruments, including Red-Blue Vertebra, Flaming Petals, Blueberry Poppers, Lime Spritzer, Lavender Smoke, Autumn Harvest, Needle Nose Fire, Green Vertebrae, Soft Suds, Irish Poppies, Arctic Baton, Pixy Vortex, Copper Patina, Ghost Sand, Pat O Butter, Lemon Snaps, Purple Sea Slug, Sweet Tarts, Finger Jets, and Horseshoe Vortex. Additional instrument packs, with themes such as Circles, Sticks, and Streaks, are available for purchase in-app.

Feature Highlights:
* Touch-based visualizer
* 20 built-in instruments
* 100s of downloadable instruments
* Time-series snapshots
* Social sharing on Facebook and Twitter

tappr.tv incorporates a sophisticated particle generator system. Comparable to effects that can be created in Apple's Motion, each visual instrument is a preset combining particular generators, particle emitters, replicators, filters, and behaviors. The app translates touches, taps, and strokes into numerical variables that alter the expression of each preset. Slow and fast strokes produce vastly different results, taps across the screen are unlike repeated taps in one place, and short touches produce patterns distinct from long touches.

The app's touch sensitivity provides dynamic control for any user to develop their own style and approach, whether or not there is any music playing. The app also includes a randomize feature, the ability to take time-series snapshots of the screen, and the ability to share snapshots on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Future releases will support video out, loops, layers, music syncing, and network collaboration.

"I've been working on aspects of tappr.tv for over 15 years now," said deeje. "tappr.tv is a work in progress, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do."

Device Requirements:
* Universal app designed for iPad and iPhone/iPod touch
* iOS 3.1.3 or later (iOS4 tested)
* 2.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
tappr.tv 0.9 is available free for a limited time in the App Store in the Entertainment category. Review copies are available upon request.

Located in San Francisco, California, aspiring iArtist deeje has been developing consumer software for over 20 years, and is excited about the prospects of mobile apps as artistic endeavors. Tappr.tv is his second solo release, and is another step toward a vision that includes music synchronization and social sharing with friends and fans. Copyright (C) 2010 Deeje Cooley. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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