Developer Alexander Zolotov has released PhonoPaper for IOS – a free app that lets you create ‘audio barcodes’.
PhonoPaper is a platform for representing sounds as graphics. It combines a PhonoPaper-code generator to convert sounds into images that you can print on paper and a realtime reader that runs on smartphones (iOS & Android).
It’s designed for both practical uses, like providing audio examples in a printed piece, and for audio experimentation.
Because PhonoPaper turns audio into a tangible object, it lets you tangibly control playback. You control playback speed by the way you move the smartphone ‘playback head’. You can play it forward, backward or ‘scratch’ it.
Here’s an example of using PhonoPaper to play drawn sounds:
If you’ve tried PhonoPaper, let us know what you think of it!