Forester

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Forester: magical sound creation For Mac & PC

DOWNLOAD Forester v1.4 (Mac Core2duo)

DOWNLOAD Forester v1.3 (Mac PPC)

DOWNLOAD Forester v1.3 (Win)

Well the time has come, Forester is all grown up and has started making radio appearances without me. If you live in the US you probably all ready know Electronic Musician magazine. Personally I’ve never seen it but huge respect to Len Sasso for trying to explain Forester on the radio. I’ve snipped the relevant part from the whole broadcast which originally broadcast June 18th 2008.

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you can hear the whole broadcast here

I’ve done some work towards Forester II! I’m going to stop answering emails about when it will be ready so don’t take offense if you ask this and I don’t reply. Download Forester below and if you like it please consider donating.

You can see my progress in the videos 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.

Here is a little video of me testing the currents in Forester 2. Don’t have time to annotate the video I’m afraid, but im basically changing 4 parameters of the current using a midi controller – yes forester 2 will be easily midi controllable. How fast the sound ball thingies move depends on their size and the strength of the current.


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