Tsugi has introduced DSP Motion, a new app that lets you create animated sounds, by ‘drawing them’ with a mouse or a graphic tablet.
The developers say that the app is designed for things like adding a sonic dimension to animated logos, character and environment animations, visual effects, user interfaces, YouTube videos and more.
The workflow is immediate: select a type of motion (e.g. rotation, scaling, transformation), an audio style (e.g. fire, electricity, machine, animal), and draw a sound effect. While drawing, the position of the mouse or stylus, the speed of the movement and other properties are evaluated to generate a sound effect that perfectly matches the user’s motion.
The sound generation is based on a procedural audio engine, so the sound generation is customizable. Each audio style provides many control and synthesis parameters. Should the length of a sequence or animation change, the sound duration can be adjusted without requiring any new audio recording or editing, and without introducing any audio artifacts (unlike with the time-stretching of samples).
Procedural audio also allows for the automatic generation of many sound variations, which can be used to avoid repetitiveness in games and animation.
DSP Motion saves its sounds as wave files. These sounds can also be exported towards the Unity game engine or sent to another audio tool, directly from within DSP Motion.
Pricing and Availability
DSP Motion is available now for US $49 (EUR 36, GBP 29).