software features

  • amazingly intuitive interface
    • based on gear mechanics
      • group and relate tracks by forming gear trains
      • superb for
        • combining different bar measures
        • relating track playback speeds (transmission)
        • structuring
        • performing
        • a/v synchronization
    • supports polyrhythm and polymeter
    • avoids clutter by focusing on its core features and mechanics
    • implicit synchronization mechanisms
    • suitable for beginners - being able to read music is no requirement
  • playful approach
    • real-time simulation
    • manifold performance capabilities
      • mute / unmute individual tracks
      • alter playback directions
      • enable / disable entire gear trains
      • manually drive the loops (scratching)
      • conveniently alter track speeds (gear transmission)
    • use programmable logic (Leibniz wheels)
  • powerful sequencing capabilities
    • almost unlimited tracks
    • individually adjustable gear segments (~ bar measures)
    • different concurrent playback speeds, live and dynamic control
    • supports audio, video, and images
      • multiple audio file formats, both compressed and uncompressed
        • mp3, wav, flac, ogg, aiff, aif, wma, aac, m4a
      • multiple image file formats
        • bmp, exif, gif, png, jpg, bpm
      • multiple video file formats (that are imported as mjpeg files for fast frame-to-frame access)
        • mp4, flv, avi, mov, wmv, mpeg, mpg, 3gp, ogv, mkv, webm
      • import your own library / recordings / …
    • audio-visual programming
  • export your results (audio-/video session recording, save as a bundle for sharing)
  • ships with a neat sample library (more than 200 samples)
  • customizable key bindings
  • ui languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, simplified Chinese