Forester 2 is getting closer to release.

Monday, April 19th, 2010 | Building Things, Forester, Max/MSP, Software News

I’ve finally had chance to work more on Forester 2. You can see my progress in the video below. I decided to ditch the 2D forest in favor of a 3 dimensional ocean. The idea is that you’ll be able to drop sound-files directly into the interface which will then be carried around the environment by the oceanic currents.

The software came from an idea i had tried out in processing (look) and later implemented in Max/MSP/Jitter.

In line with my growing philosophy of keeping choice and expectations down and being happily surprised with the results you will have very little control over what happens to your sounds. I plan to implement limited control over the the nature and directions of the currents but as in life you’ll pretty much have to let nature run its course.

I recommend watching the following in full screen 720 HD mode if you can.

Take care,

Leafcutter John.

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7 Comments to Forester 2 is getting closer to release.

Seelensack
May 1, 2010

Dear Leafcutter John – your oceanic preview is a promissing vision of what – I think – many of us would like to do with sounds … let them flow …
All my best wishes to you,
Seelensack

Leafcutter John
May 1, 2010

Flow! That’s exactly what I’m going for – as soon as I get this week of gigs out of the way I’ll be doing more work on it.

leaves
May 10, 2010

leafcutter john, -a new forest (of kelp ?!) this one looks really cool. intriguing idea that, having sounds able to shoal about in a virtual sea… I really liked the round waveform visuals of the forester 2 post circa a while ago, kept checking back on the off chance that it may have taken flight in the interim… still, I no complain. -and I found a parts list for the handmade book no less.. thanks :]

( if there’s a forester one point something patch with the circle waves that needs beta testing… ? just a thought. )
It’s already lots of fun for extracting snippets of unexpectedness from prior recordings…
– any new version will I’m sure tear things to shreds, nicely.
lz.

Bruce
May 19, 2010

Dear Leafcutter John – your oceanic preview is a promissing vision of what – I think – many of us would like to do with sounds … let them flow …
All my best wishes to you,
Seelensack

gry
June 17, 2010

This looks amazing, just can’t wait to hear it!
Best!
g.

ududidj
July 1, 2010

Can’t wait to check this out when it’s done!

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