An iPad app called SoundBrush is out to make music composition accessible, even those who don’t play an instrument. After releasing a MVP in April 2012 to test out the concept of drawing music on a tablet, SoundBrush released a more sophisticated second version last month along with a sharing and collaboration platform, Discover.
Think of it as finger painting with music. Users draw lines across the app’s grid, with time and notes mapped onto x and y axes, respectively. Recorded instruments form the sound of each note; piano, ocarina, and harmonica come free with the app, and users can pay a few dollars to upgrade to different instrument packages.
Co-founder Basil Al-Dajane told us that SoundBrush is looking to differentiate itself from competitors like GarageBand by offering a wider range of notes and by making it easy to move and copy groups of lines. They’ve also eschewed looped samples…
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