|eSonic is an interactive musical toy
for children of ages 2 and up, teenagers and even adults.
eSonic is About Music
When powered on eSonic
composes unique music and plays it back.The
music is ever changing and never the same.
eSonic is About Fun
eSonic is equipped with 8 buttons, 2 knobs and 48 lights. The
lights and controls make eSonic fun to play with. Simply push the buttons,
twist the knobs and hear the changes in the generative music and see the
wonderful light patterns.
eSonic is Fun for the Entire Family!
Lights are divided in 4 segments, each segment containing 4
stripes of 3 lights (red, green and yellow). Each segment corresponds to a
music channel (e.g. drums, bass, etc.). Each stripe represents a note. As music
played an appropriate stripe lights up to indicate the currently playing note.
Each of 8 buttons has a unique function:
Shuffle button randomly assigns new
instruments to the channels;
Beat button toggles between waltz (3/4) and
disco (4/4) beat;
Measure button affects the music measure
Mood button toggles mellow or happy music;
Mutation button affects repetition and the
rate at which music changes;
Spread button affects max interval between
Bridge note generates a musical bridge (e.g.
drum and bass roll);
Density button affects the number of notes
in one measure.
While the meaning of the buttons may sound obscure each button
changes the character of the generated music. Also as you press a button the
lights flash showing one out of eight captivating patterns. The buttons are
unmarked on purpose. Just keep pushing them and discover new music and light
eSonic composes music based of rules of composition. The music
is not random, but consonant and pleasant to the ear. The music consists of 4
drums (kick 'n' snare)
Each part has one or two instruments associated with it.
Download eSonic-composed music NOW!
eSonic is equipped with two knows:
and the Channel Mute knob.
The channel mute knob mutes one or more channels giving an
opportunity to listen to drums only; drum and bass; drum, bass and 2nd voice;
or all four channels together.
Max I. Fomitchev-Zamilov and Joe Hershberger,
MUSIC SYNTHESIS & EMBEDDED APPLICATIONS",
Dr. Dobbs Journal, vol. 201, January 2002.
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if you are interested in manufacturing eSonic or licensing the eSonic
technology and concept.