Make Music When You Draw Something with the SoundBrush iPad app!
Now that you’ve dumped hundreds of hours into Draw Something and refined your painting skills, it’s time to take your artistic abilities one step further by getting musical… Where do the two mediums converge, you ask? SoundBrush has the answer. The new iPad app is selling for $1.99, and it promises to take your painted marks and make them into beautiful music (or at least some semblance of music).
As seen in the video, the app is pretty intuitive: colors correspond to different instruments, and higher/lower brush strokes create sounds of varying pitches. Whoever created the “song” in the video was clearly content with not composing a masterpiece, but I’m really curious if SoundBrush could be used to make something closer to the type of music we’re accustomed to hearing. I’m betting no, but then, I never would have guessed that GarageBand on iOS devices would be near as useful as it is…
For the real musicians out there, you’ll be happy to know that major/minor, pentatonic, and blues scales are all included in the SoundBrush package. But I wouldn’t expect a whole lot of precision from this app, as it appears to be aimed at the more abstract crowd.
So if you’ve been having trouble finding the right tool to express all that pent-up creativity, consider SoundBrush. It’s just two bucks, which is a lot less than Berklee—and I’m sure you can expect the same results, right?