Chris Carlson has provided details of his upcoming Borderlands Mobile – an interface for composing and performing with granular synthesis on your iPad.
“Borderlands is a new interface for composing and performing with granular synthesis, a technique that involves the superposition of small time fragments, or grains, of sound to create completely new textures and timbres. This software enables flexible, real- time improvisation. It is designed to allow users to engage with sonic material on a fundamental level, breaking free of traditional interaction paradigms such as knobs and sliders. The user is envisioned as an organizer of sound, simultaneously assuming the roles of curator, performer, and listener.”
The software was originally developed for use on a laptop. His inspiration behind the original version as well as early concept sketches and designs can be found here.
“The iPad’s multitouch capabilities offer a much richer interactive experience. I extended the instrument to take advantage of these resources and added a social/networking component to allow users to share their “scenes” and download the work of others.”
For more information about Borderlands check out his blog at modulationindex.com.
We’ll let you know when Borderlands Mobile is available. In the meantime, check out the extended demo video below…