Cryptozoologic is a collection of puzzling synths. A new instrument can seem like a puzzle, especially in the realm of modular electronic instruments. Cryptozoologic embraces this nature of synths and provides big and bizarre sounds once you figure out how to tease them out.
With the initial release you get three synths: Shempscape (bytebeat shufflebox), Nessie (rungle synth) and the Irish Yeti (Euclidean polyrhythms). Playing hints are provided in-app. You can also go deeper at cryptozoologic.org, which guides you through the backend of each synth.
Cryptozoologic is based on Fluxly technology, a musical physics looper where you create new instrument scenes by moving and spinning colorful Fluxum sound sample players. Cryptozoologic expands on Fluxly (fluxly.com), where the Fluxum controls can also be constrained as sliders, or act as inputs based on their on-screen coordinates.
More synths will be added to the app in the near future and the price will change to reflect that. We won't be doing in-app purchases so get in on the ground floor and get the value of being an early adopter.
Cryptozoologic can act as an Audiobus input.
Ratings and Reviews
Good for noodling and running across cool accidents. Turn on physics mode for full mayhem. Can’t wait to see/hear future additions.
Only one problem - when using Bluetooth headphones, it crashes immediately after launch.
Unhinged Audio Exploration!
Immediately one can generate otherworldly mayhem with the (current) 3 synths here but the real fun is intuitively discovering the actual functions of onscreen components for more controlled chaos. Perfect blend of “what’s going on!?” and harnessing control while generating scapes of lightning-in-a-bottle audio output.
Made me dizzy
This app made me dizzy after 1 minute of using. Delated.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.