Tech Trumpet: The Cosmovox Mixes 1 & 2

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Hello, and welcome to another Tech Trumpet.

Today, I’d like to share with you two compositions made with the help of the marvellous solo instrument that is “iPhone running Cosmovox”.

The Cosmovox (iPhone users can get it at the iTunes App Store for £1.19) is a rather bizarre, motion-controlled instrument featuring 45 different musical scales, real-time multi-touch parameter sliders including modulation, feedback, instability, vibrato, and beating, and stereo output.

Version 1.2 of the software came out just yesterday. It’s an interesting way of creating audio using the iPhone’s accelerometer, even if the results aren’t always hugely musical.

Here, for your listening enjoyment, are two tracks. Yes, TWO tracks.

The first is probably the most pleasurable of the two. Cosmovox jazz solo.

The second is rather less musical. Cosmovox does weird dance. Be careful listening to this on headphones.

More movable audio next week.

Previous Tech Trumpets:

2nd October: Old ’80s Computers Rickrolled
25th September: Mad Skype Mix

Andy Merrett