StarWaves 4+

architecte sonore audiovisuel

SonicPlanet Audio Video Teknolojileri Anonim Sti.

    • 4.0 • 3 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



StarWaves is a 3D audio-visual sound app for the creative minds.

StarWaves is an audiovisual sound architect, the embodiment of sound, space and visual design rolled into one.

StarWaves puts you in a non-gravitational environment. It can import the sonic material in its concrete form as recorded files. Then this digital data is being represented as 3D rigid physical forms in space. We name them “the platform blocks” distributed spatially, a structure which stems from the sonic material being imported. There can be 100s of them, reaching the granular levels of sonic material. The layout of the platforms can be designed with 3D tools like positioning, rotation; they can be stretched, bent, scattered along their physical dimensions in continuous transformations.

StarWaves uses on its scene the transmitters which send particles and beams of light to the space ( reminiscent to particle behavior of light or sound ) They hit the platform blocks ( representing the sonic material ) get reflected and collide with further objects, travel in distance until they die.

The time they collide with these rigid bodies they trigger sonic events and start a flow of synthesis processes depending on the kinematic behavior. It is this continuous spatial interaction, this physical realm which composes the sonic being and applies continuous transformations on its texture.

On StarWaves, we don’t interact directly with the sound data as on a standard sound synthesis tool but we design the architecture of the scene which will compose the sonic organization through the kinematic interactions and let perform this on a timeline. Here, the sound has no separate existence from space, time and motion.

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Manual for the app :

Suggested hardware minimum : for iOS an 2019 iPAD (8th gen or pro ) or newer, for OSX a recent Mac ( 2017 i7 or M1 )

What’s New

Version 1.1

- Double Tap to zero added to Emitter Rotation sliders ( when not in auto rotate mode ).
- Emitter2 PitchR slider double tap fixed.
- All presets have now defined sequence steps and timings, sequence play/pause will work by default with them. For using these revised presets, delete the app preset and samples directory ( deleting the app on OSX won't delete these files ) and run the app again which will install the new presets.
- Sample import button from the Preset panel has been removed. Use only P1, P2, P3 and P4 load sample buttons.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Goofaman ,

10 out of 10

Your brain, on music, from the inside.

Tilden Thorne ,

A Good Start

This app has a huge amount of potential, and the sounds it can create are nothing short of extraordinary. However, it also has some serious issues that limit its usefulness. First, its navigation in 3D space is a bit clunky, to which I would suggest a set of small controls at the bottom of the 3D space specifically to make moving around the space without interacting with the sound generators much easier. I am on a 12.9” iPad Pro, and still have trouble navigating the 3D space effectively. It is not terrible, but it can be frustrating sometimes. Second, the app does NOT play well with others. Getting sound into other apps for use in compositions or other musical arrangements is a pain. The fact that the app is not a plug-in, and there is no InterApp audio (which I understand is being phased out by Apple), means you need to go through WAY too many steps to move the sound to other apps. This can really interrupt the flow of music production. If the dev can sort these issues out, the app is an easy 5 star musical gem. At the moment, the app sits somewhere between a novel musical toy and a truly powerful sound design platform, although it would not take much work to get it firmly into the later. I hope the developer gives this one some attention, as their apps are all absolute gems.

Ctk8712 ,

Almost perfect

Once the stability is there, you’ll be much closer to perfection. The only other addition I’d like to see is the ability to use this with AUM.

App Privacy

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Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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