Patatap

Patatap is an interactive instrument that lets you create compositions (animations and melodies together) with your computer keyboard or tablet device.
It was masterminded by Jono Brandel (design and development) and Lullatone (sounds and some ideas).

play online at www.patatap.com

Official info:

Patatap is a portable animation and sound kit. With the touch of a finger create melodies charged with moving shapes. While easy to pick up there is a wide range of possibilities. Switch between multiple color palettes and matching soundscapes on the fly. Whether its on your laptop, desktop, mobile phone, or tablet Patatap invites creators of all ages to engage the mind and senses in a different type of creation process.The motivation behind Patatap is to introduce the medium of Visual Music to a broad audience. Artists working in this field vary in discipline but many aim to express the broader condition of Synesthesia, in which stimulation of one sensory input leads to automatic experiences in another. Hearing smells or seeing sounds are examples of possible synesthesia. In the case of Patatap, sounds trigger colorful visual animations.The history behind the aesthetic expression of synesthesia arose from the paintings of Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky and the early videos of Viking Eggeling and Norman McLaren, to the contemporary animations of Oskar Fischinger and softwares of C.E.B. Reas. Patatap takes elements from all these visionaries and aims to present this concept in a direct way.

4 Comments

  1. Wendy

    Is there a way to make this an app? I LOVE it!!!

  2. simply amazing tool to jam with and ,great samples to just make melodies and at the same time immerse in the visuals triggered. i wish there were a way to record this including the video .
    Hopefully someone will create a track along with the visual as a video as a single. I LOVE IT.

  3. Shawn (Author)

    Hi Wendy, sorry for the terribly late reply. We just noticed your nice comment. Patatap is available as an app now, too. Beat making on the go. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/patatap/id880626868?ls=1&mt=8
    Thanks again!

  4. Shawn (Author)

    Thanks Samlaleo, that would be awesome. Hopefully one day!

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