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New application: Audioshape Sequencer

Audioshape Sequencer is modeled after Tangible Sequencer and originally inspired by Nicolas Clavaud.This application works with a mouse and/or multitouch table (touchlib/tuio simulator or other TUIO program).

There are three main things to know about the program.

  1. There is the shape (square),
  2. signal (transparent orange shape),
  3. and sensor (Blue dot on square. Pink when activated).

How it works/How to use:

When a signal comes in contact with a sensor on another shape (square), it creates a “connection.” Move around the squares (by dragging or clicking/pressing) to create different connections. Same colored squares have the same sounds. Double click a square to play itself and it’s connected shapes. To rotate using the mouse, click and hold a square while using the “up/down” arrows on the keyboard. To rotate on a touch table, use two fingers. To make the signal bigger or smaller, click/press and drag the signal (orange shape).

Currently you can switch between two instrument groups (percussion and piano). The bpm slider controls the speed of playback.

Here’s a video of an older version:


Please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions and/or problems. I welcome any feature requests!

Here’s some thoughts on future features:

  • More sounds library/multiple instruments at once on stage
  • Add/remove more shapes
  • Shape for rests so you can insert “rests” into the music
  • More shapes that perform different functions or have different signals
  • Sync On/Off toggle
  • Quantization
  • Volume Control

Currently, I’m only releasing the software. No source yet since there’s a couple things that needs to be fixed first. I am all still working on all my other software so expect updates soon!

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*Note: I’m including only the swf. Make sure to set the security settings so you’re able to connect to FLOSC.

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  • albert mong

    It’s very interesting. Does it work with MIDI? Could it be used to trigger samples/notes from external music programmes (i.e. Ableton, Reason)? Is mind blowing to think I could use my music software with a touching interface!

  • I can’t figure out how to get it to work. I open the flash object and then go to file and try to open the files in the “www” folder but nothing happens. What do you do to get started?

  • cerupcat

    Psyche Zenobia: You need flashplayer or a flash enabled browser. You open the .swf file only in a browser or flashplayer, nothing in the www folder. You also have to go to Flash GLobal Security Settings: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager04.html and add the swf to the location. It should run then.

  • I’ve been trying that. I got the Tuio sim program and the osc but still nothing. When I go to the Global Security settings do I add the swf in the folder to the location? Seems weird but I don’t really know much about flash. Can’t seem to get the sim program to do anything really. But I can use your Keys program with the .exe alone. I wanted to try out the sequencer and the squares, though. Well, I’ll try to figure it out and let you know if I get it going.

    By the way, if I rig up a cardboard box sensor with a webcam do I need a specific cam? I read something about having one that sees infrared like a remote control.

  • cerupcat

    Yeah, add the location of the swf to security settings.

    Any webcamera will work with the MTmini (cardboard box pad). You don’t need an infrared camera. That’s only if building a full multitouch table. You can learn about that at nuigroup.com/forum

  • Thanx! You’ve really done some brilliant work here.

  • Joey H

    -Audioshape Sequencer
    i went to the global security and when it said add location i didnt browse anything i just put what it told me to and it still dosent work :C can you make a video explaining how to do Download, Security or any setup stuff please 😀 thank you