Sound Doodle is a free desktop application for Mac that takes the act of doodling, and brings it to the world of sound. The interface elements are designed so that you can mold your sound by doodling.
I’ve created a SoundCloud Sound Doodle group for us to share our creations.
Check out the walk-through to get a feel for how it works.
And Nick Maxwell from Nick’s Tutorials put together a really good tutorial:
editing / routing / mixing
You have very basic editing features to crop, change playback direction and speed, loop, etc.
The routing allows you to draw the order that your sound travels through the effects modules.
To mix, each of your effects is visualized by a node. As you move your mouse over the nodes, you hear more or less of that effect.
There are four effects, where you change the parameters by drawing. The four are: stereo multitap [tapz], reverb [verbz], granular synthesizer [grainz], and a 5 bank comb filter/resonator [rez].
In the Sound Doodle walk-through video, there are elements that aren’t in your app. Originally, there was a heavy social element, where users got to download sounds directly form the Freesound Project and then upload their sounds onto AudioBoo (the audio equivilent of twitter). Sadly, my motherboard died literally a day before compiling, then when I got my new computer none of the Java was compiling anymore. After a year of having this app lying around, I decided to get rid of these social elements and share it with you as is.
The icon was designed by Jeff Lagasca.
Before I canned the AudioBoo upload, the Ruby code was programmed by Matthew Eddey.
There has been so many people along the way that helped. Especially on the Cycling74 forum. Thanks to everyone!
Hope you enjoy this little desktop app! Have fun doodling 🙂