Share synth sounds via Twitter

Create a synth sound on your Mac, then share it with the world.
Create a synth sound on your Mac, then share it with the world.

If you suddenly start to receive Tweets of seemingly randomly-generated numbers, don't worry: it's just someone sharing one of their new synth sounds.

Thanks to a new project called Tweet A Sound, it's now possible to create a sound in a freely downloadable application and send them off to Twitter. The app was created in Max/MSP and is currently Mac-only, but a Windows version is said to be in development.

If you want to give 'social sound design' a try, we'd recommend that you check out the getting started video below, but it all looks relatively straightforward. Tweet A Sound creator Andrew Spitz is keen to point out that, although experienced synth programmers will be at an advantage, everyone is invited to start sharing.

And let's face it, a Tweet containing a new sound is far more interesting than yet another from your mate telling you that he's just about to buy a sandwich.

(Via Create Digital Music)

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.