Free Music Software: This is a video demo for Argos Interface Builder – an open-source drag-and-drop interface tool, for Windows and Mac, designed for building multi-touch music and visual performance applications.
Argos was developed as a 2009 Google Summer of Code project. It lets you create multi-touch interfaces for MIDI or OpenSoundControl applications and instruments.
To start, Argos will offer standard GUI components:
It will also offer audio-specific controls, including:
- X-Y pads
If that’s not cool enough – developer Dimitri Diakopoulos is already thinking about a version of Argos for the Apple iPad:
With the impending release of the iPad in late March / early April, it would make sense to have Argos in a stable and useful condition for users by then.
The tentative plan is to complete some of the major unfinished features and perhaps use ofx-iPhone.
Argos is currently pre-release and Diakopoulos looking for developers who may be interested in helping with the project.