As part of the Urban Music Boxes and Troubadours activity, version 2.0 of the UPISketch application has been released. Below you can find the links for available versions to download.
UPISketch is a sound composition tool, which was developed by Centre Iannis Xenakis in cooperation with the European University of Cyprus within the framework of the Interfaces Network. The development of the UPISketch software is part of the Interfaces action "Urban Music Boxes and Troubadours" and the software is embeded on ten custom-made tablet stations which act as modern interactive music boxes.
How it works
UPISketch is based on drawing: the user can sketch and design sound gestures by defining their melodic contour, as in the case of a conventional score. Pitches are, nevertheless, drawn directly at specific time points, without requiring any knowledge of solfege. UPISketch is intended to be simple and intuitive. UPISketch, an open-source application programmed in C++, is based upon JUCE, an open-source library that simplifies the realization of cross-platform audio applications. It is available currently on iOS devices and Windows. It is designed to be usable by children, as a pedagogic tool, while offering the framework for possible development towards a more professional use.