Published on April 17th, 2012 | by Alan Cross


The iPad App That Lets You Create Music with a Brush

It’s called Soundbrush and for $1.99 you can combine your inner Picasso with your inner Mozart.  Basically, you create music by swiping your finger (the “brush” in the app’s name is apparently completely metaphorical).

A total of four instrumental lines are possible and you hear the notes as you draw.  I can see this becoming rather addictive, although if you do buy the app, please spare the people around you in public places by using headphones.

If you have a kid, you already know how much the little tykes love your iPad, or as one of my friends calls it “a touch sensitive electronic babysitter device.”  This might be a way to get the kid into music sooner.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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