We need your consent

We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. Go to our Cookies Policy for more information on how we use cookies. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at any time by returning to this site.

Tone Lab could make make synthesis easy by letting you stack up your sounds

That’s what creator Colin Hearon thinks, anyway

Tone Lab is a concept product that’s designed to strip away the complexities of synthesis and help you to create sounds in a modular but relatively simple way. It’s operated by stacking physical component ‘tiles’ - waveforms, effects, filters, arpeggiators etc - and then tweaking them by applying the ‘chord’ units.

The idea is that users retain an understanding of how the process of sound generation works but aren’t befuddled by a complex interface. It’s based on feedback from user testing, with the layering approach said to provide “a sequential archive of the track”.

We’d be intrigued to see how Tone Lab might work, though as we say, it looks like it’s very much a concept product at the moment. Find out more about the thinking behind it on creator Colin Hearon’s website.

(Via Yanko Design)


Recent news