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Creative software development

NodeBeat

Created by Seth Sandler and Justin Windle and Laurence Muller, NodeBeat is an experimental node-based audio sequencer and generative music application for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.

By combining music and playful exploration, NodeBeat allows anyone to create an exciting variety of rhythmic sequences and ambient melodies in a fun and intuitive fashion.

How Does it Work?

Octaves and Notes make up the two types of nodes. Octaves pulse and send messages to Notes within proximity. Each Octave is assigned a random octave and each Note, a random note; therefore, a Note will play in several octaves depending on the Octave it’s connected to. Pause nodes to create your own beats or let them roam free to have them generate their own.

PlayBook Beta footage (April 2012)

Features

General

  • Friendly, Intuitive and Easy to Use
  • Record and Save Creations
  • Drum and Octave Generators
  • Preset Layouts to Help Get You Started
  • Sleep Timer for Falling Asleep to NodeBeat
  • Soundcloud sharing (Android)

Audio and Rhythm

  • 20 Musical Scales
  • All 12 Musical Keys Signatures
  • 7 Octave Range
  • Multitouch Background Keyboard/Piano
  • Audio Waveform Adjustment (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square)
  • Creative Sound Sculpting (Echo, Attack, Decay, Release)
  • Adjustable Tempo (BPM) and Note Beat

More information

Product website:
http://nodebeat.com/

Google Play:
NodeBeat for Android

BlackBerry App World:
NodeBeat for BlackBerry PlayBook

Amazon AppStore:
NodeBeat for Android

Screenshots (BlackBerry PlayBook version)




Videos

Android Beta (January 2012):
Using the native UI

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