Coconut – Step-Sequenced Mbiras
Posted on December 3, 2012
After many sleepless nights and a few lost hairs I’m chuffed to announce the completion of Coconut: a self contained music sequencing tool made within the MaxMSP visual programming environment.
At the heart of Coconut is a multisampled toy Mbira (a small finger piano made from the shell of a coconut) that was given to me as a gift some years ago. Since then it’s been bitterly starring at me from my shelf collecting dust, but now it’s woody sonic-spirit has been immortalised in the digital realm as ones and zeros! If you’re a Mac, download her and give her a whirl! I’d love to hear how you get on.
Here’s a video of Coconut doing her thing, so you can see how she operates:
Under The Hood
Aaaaand here’s a MaxMSP screenshot for those interested in checking out what Coconuts wire jungle looks like beneath the bonnet:
Click Here to Download Coconut for Mac OSX