The Future of the Grantophone

Hi everybody! It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been a little busy with the school year finishing up, so I haven’t been able to work that much on my computer stuff lately. I did find the time to make a short video last night though:

I haven’t really been able to make much progress with the user interface, but I can tell you that what I have planned will be pretty awesome. I have done some cleaning up on the sound engine though. The synthesis is now faster and can handle more simultaneous oscillators. The harp mode demonstrates this by not deleting the oscillators as soon as the associated touches are released. Instead, they slowly decay to nothing, like a plucked/struck string. Because of this, at certain times of the video, there is a pretty high number of active oscillators, but the phone handles it without a problem.

I’ve also worked on cleaning up the architecture of the code and opening it up to things like filters and feedback effects such as reverb.

Also, if you’re curious, here is another sound experiment with granular synthesis. I plan on doing some cool things with that too and perhaps I will integrate something like this into the Grantophone.

8 thoughts on “The Future of the Grantophone

  1. What about Grantophone for Android? This program is so awesome I don’t have enough words to thank you. It even makes the whole Windows 7 look cool. Unfortunately, Windows 7 is crap and I don’t have it. So, pretty please? Android? Mmmmmmm? :)

    • Yeah, making ports of the Grantophone for iPhone and Android is definitely something I want to do, but at the moment I don’t have either an iPhone or an Android to test on. The apps that I make are not like some types of apps where the developer can do most of the work on an emulator and then release it and it’ll be fine. I can’t really develop on emulator because my apps are computationally expensive and push the hardware to the edge. That takes a lot of testing on the actual devices. Unfortunately unlocked phones are around $500 so I still have a bit of saving up to do.

  2. Hi, developer

    I bought Grantophone for 3-4 months and upgraded to version 1.5 today. problem is the sound is click or lag sometime. I always use Grantophone as my studio instrument but this problem made me fail to use. I want an old version of them. Please send me a previous version or make it as a new apps in marketplace. I can pay for it again if you want.


    • I’m sorry I haven’t been able to bring it to Android yet. It is difficult for me as a solo developer for several reasons. I’m working on stabilizing it in the platforms I’m currently supporting because there needs to be a lot of thought in the UI and architecture and I think once I get everything just right, it won’t take too long to port to Android. But before I reach that point, it takes a lot of rearranging, which I can’t afford to do on too many platforms at the same time.

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