There has been an update with many new features. Please read here to see what’s new.

Also, since this tutorial, there’s a new Twitter API, so the process for sending the tweet has changed. Please read here to see the process.

Tweet A Sound v1.2

Tweet A Sound is a desktop application that uses Twitter as a platform for sharing sonic tweets. Pushing the idea of “social sound design”, Tweet A Sound allows you to design a sound and share it in a community of like-minded folks. It is an opportunity for fun interaction with sound.

Here is an introductory video showing you how to get started with Tweet A Sound. But remember you don’t need to know sound to do this, half the fun is tweaking the settings without knowing what they do! Just tweak and tweet!


Tweet A Sound: getting started tutorial from Andrew Spitz on Vimeo.

Tweet A Sound has been built in Max/MSP. You do not need Max/MSP to run it, but for now you do need to be on Mac OS. I hope to have a Windows version out soon.


Tweet A Sound {home}Tweet A Sound {make}Tweet A Sound {recieve}

The sound engine is based on FM Synthesis and has a waveshaper, a delay, feedback and a flanger. You can get a ton of interesting sounds out of these.

The basics for making your tweet

In “Monitoring”, choose your audio driver.

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Switch on the audio (it should be on from opening).

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Design your sound.

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Log in and send your tweet. For peace of mind, you will see the sent results. If for some reason you can’t send your tweet directly from Tweet A Sound, you can hit “copy tweet” and copy it to Twitter yourself.

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The basics for receiving a tweet

In Twitter, either search for #tas (easy to remember, it’s the acronym for Tweet A Sound) or just get them through the people you’re following.

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Copy the tweet.

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Paste it into the receive text box of Tweet A Sound.

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Press the button and hear the sound.

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For bug reports, questions, ideas, or suggestions, you can reach me at andrew [at] soundplusdesign [dot] com

Can’t wait to hear your tweets! Follow me on Twitter

If anybody is into designing icons, I would really appreciate a new take on the current one. It’s my first attempt at designing an icon and it’s very far from ideal.


51 Responses to “Tweet A Sound { sound + software }”  

  1. 1 Andrew Spitz

    Hey Sam,

    Thanks for the note. I checked out your app, it’s awesome! Well done.

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