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NodeBeat: Generative Music Application for iOS and Desktop

It’s been a while since I posted and my guilty conscious is saying “now’s the perfect time”.

The past few weeks, I’ve been working on my first iOS application called NodeBeat.

NodeBeat is a collaboration between myself and Justin Windle. It’s an experimental node-based audio sequencer and generative music application for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and TUIO devices.


What’s NodeBeat do?

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.

It’s been an exciting project and everyone has been very kind in the process (from development to beta testing to deployment).


NodeBeat was officially released today (April 25, 2011) and has already reached the top 10 apps of the day in the music category (whooo!). With your help, maybe we can get it in the top few overall!

Get the Source!

If you’re the coding type, you can also grab a copy the source code for the desktop version at NodeBeat.com. If you have a TUIO device (multitouch table, etc) the desktop version will even work with that!

Call to Action!

So, do you have an iphone, ipod touch or ipad? If not, I bet you know someone who does. Please check out NodeBeat.com and share with your friends. With your help, we can bring the NodeBeat experience to everyone!

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  • 35ahmd
  • PLEASE, port this to the BlackBerry Playbook! You actually have two good options: straight Android port OR making the AIR version compatible to the device. It would really be awesome. Please consider! 

    • Thanks for porting the app! I bought it a few weeks ago and I’m enjoying it a lot! #WIN

    • Thanks Bill! Sorry that I hadn’t had a chance to notify you earlier. I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

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  • Aisyk

    Your application is pretty good, but you don’t think to port it on linux ? With Jack server and Ardour, many great things can be possible with linux in audio today !

    Thanks for your app,

    • Hi Aisyk, we may consider doing it for linux, but right now there’s no enough demand and we only have limited time to pursue development.

  • Greg

    Hi Seth!
    Wery nice application! I was trying to find source code on your site, but apparently link is missing. Maybe you could help me?