Created by Seth Sandler and Justin Windle (ported to Android and BlackBerry PlayBook by Laurence Muller), NodeBeat is an experimental node-based audio sequencer and generative music application for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android.
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.
How Does it Work?
Octaves and Notes make up the two types of nodes. Octaves pulse and send messages to Notes within proximity. Each Octave is assigned a random octave and each Note, a random note; therefore, a Note will play in several octaves depending on the Octave it’s connected to. Pause nodes to create your own beats or let them roam free to have them generate their own.