subcycle labs main man Christian Bannister has recently been hard at work developing a way to visualise and manipulate bass sounds. His 'low frequency entity' is a real-time, multi-touch interface that can be used to adjust various synthesiser parameters on the fly. These comprise thing like filter modulation rate, feedback, oscillator phase, sample rate reduction, frequency modulation and sample and hold effects. Everything is represented by a 3D shape that twists, turns and vibrates in time with the various parameter levels.
Of course, this sort of thing really makes our mouths water when we think of what software might be able to do in the near future – especially if multi-touch tablet computers become a feasible reality for musicians. Anyway, Christian's low frequency entity has to be seen to be believed, so check out the following video: