OscilloScoop was listed in Fast Company Design’s 14 Best Ideas in Interaction Design. We’re honored to be listed with Siri, Sifteo Cubes, and other things we admire from the year’s great minds! The other app we worked on in 2011–Björk’s Biophilia–also made the list!
The Guardian UK, Stuart Dredge, October 21, 2011
“Snibbe thinks that one of the downsides to the digitisation of music is that this falling in love stage has turned into a “casual relationship”, where people skip around albums, or listen to songs while walking, travelling and doing other things.
“You miss that falling in love period, and go immediately to the ‘brushing your teeth together in the bathroom phase’,” he said. “But an app can demand all of your senses and attention at once. That’s something exciting for musicians. A lot of them lament the demise of the album experience due to digital distribution. But one thing about the app-album is it reclaims people’s attention for an entire album.”
Great Evolver.fm review by Eliot Van Buskirk: OscilloScoop: Carve Rotating Cylinders, Make Music on iPad
OscilloScoop has won the 2011 ZKM App Art Award for Technical Innovation. Only three awards are given in this first-ever prize for apps created with artistic vision and purpose. The winners were chosen from thousands of submissions worldwide, and acknowledged with cash awards totaling 25,000 euros. The OscilloScoop app, combining innovative 3D graphics with real-time electronic music creation, was developed by interactive artist Scott Snibbe, musical interaction designer Lukas Girling, and software engineer Graham McDermott.
An impromptu video of brilliant percussionist Manu Delago jamming on OscilloScoop between rehearsals for Björk’s performance at Manchester International Festival.
OscilloScoop won the Favorite Website Award (FWA) Mobile App of the day on June 9, 2011!
“Carving into the rotating cylinders feels really creative and organic, very much like shaping clay on a potter’s wheel. Just like pot throwing, you can completely reshape your creation and start again if you get carried away or make a complete mess.”
–iPadCreative Review: http://www.ipadcreative.com/blog/2011/6/13/oscilloscoop-carve-your-own-synth-sounds.html
iOS Noise Synth Roundup – Oscillo Scoop, Draw Jong, RISC
Synthtopia Electronic Music Forum
FastCompany’s online design magazine features OscilloScoop today in a great article by John Pavlus.
OscilloScoop was listed by Apple in the Top Overall New and Noteworthy Apps this week in over 100 countries, and has climbed to the Top Ten Music Apps for iPhone and iPad.