Synaesthetic Sound Analyzer
MaxMSP/Jitter based application
The Synalizer is an early attempt to simulate my genuine synaesthesia (of 3-D shapes caused by timbre) with parameters and algorithms.
The concept is based on the way synaesthetic perception might be imagined: there is a sound input, which is analysed by fourier analysis. The parameters of the analysis are mapped on a 3-D Matrix, in which 6 basic shapes are combined by percentage.
Unfortunately, fourier analysis turned out to be too inaccurate to represent sound perception in all details like the brain does. And how the brain connects the sound analysis with the 3-D shapes is still unknown in science until today. So the Synalizer is not an accurate simulation of the synaesthetic phenomena I experience, but it leads in the right direction.
Download Synalizer 0.7alpha PPC (1.8 Mb, ZIP).
For feedback, bugs and questions, please don´t hesitate to send a mail.
Recommended Minimum System Requirements
- MacOS X 10.3 “Panther”
- PPC G4 800 Mhz
- 512 MB RAM
- ATI Radeon Graphic Card
- 800×600 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card (24-bit screen display recommended)
- Sound in or Mic in