André Michelle’s noise
André Michelle is german, innovative, experimental, music, game, actionscript developer (as I used to see through his work but I’m sure he has a lot other technical skills).
I discover André Michelle 4 years ago now thanks his laboratory, in which he keeps on posting incredible experimentations in actionscript. Most of these experimentations were amazing, beautiful, astonishing and often supplied with the source code. One of the last one is a wonderful music tool called ToneMatrix. It’s beautiful, it’s musical, and it’s poetic! I love it.
Another one is called Tone Wheels. I love the simplicity of the aesthetics each time. It give a real poetic atmosphere to the experiment. I really appreciate this way of working. I try to be inspired by this philosophy.
Another interesting experiment is the 2D physics engine, call Revive.
By the way, André, thanks for sharing your experiments!
I saw once André Michelle at the 2oo8 Edition of the Flash Festival in the Parisian cultural center Beaubourg. He presented at this time, the new Hobnox tool, called AudioTool. Hobnox is the firm for which André Michelle is working (according to his blog).
This fantastic tool allow anybody to compose electronic music on the web. I simply recommend you to play with it! I recommend also to explore Hobnox platform and others tools like the LiveTool and the Hobnox libraries. Moreover I discover that Hobnox publishes their Hobnox Open Source. now developers may get access to core libraries that are used in projects like the Hobnox AudioTool.
Adobe, Make some noise!
I was astonished by the André Michelle’s campaign towards Adobe for making some noise. With Joa Ebert and Kai-Philipp Schöllmann (see also Alan Ross blog), he addresses the lack of dynamic sound manipulation in Flash. Now I really understand why. In the scope of audio tool, the site suggests to discover new projects in the same spirit than Hobnox AudioTool, like popforge, 8bitboy, Splicemusic, Aviary Roc, and Digimix.
Let’s the music play!
Similar projects appears mixing visual effects with music. The last ones which have been noticed by the digital communauty are Auditorium
I highly recommend André Michelle’s actuality.