Wilsonic is a new app for iPad that is designed to let you explore the microtonal systems of scale theorist Ervin Wilson.
Here’s what developer Marcus Satellite has to say about the app:
Ervin Wilson’s 65 years of tuning research and discovery are now at your fingertips. By touching, hearing, and feeling Wilson’s designs you can break free of the limits of the 12 note scale used by historical musical instruments to pioneer new music never-before heard by mankind.
The app features 3 of Wilson’s most profound scale designs. Your hands and ears naturally find new melodic patterns and harmonies that touch on those feelings and emotions you couldn’t find before. When you find that perfect scale export it as a Scala file to tune up your favorite software synthesizers. Share your favorite scales with your friends.
No previous knowledge of music theory is required. These tonal worlds are based on an entirely unique mode of thought that has little to do with historical musical thinking.
Wilsonic is available for US $2.99 in the App Store.
If you’ve used Wilsonic, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!