Dynamic soundscapes for Android smartphones and tablets

Acccelerando doing it's finest

The Acccelerando app for Android lets you design dynamic, physical soundscapes. It works like this: instruments send out note spheres that attract each other and collide. Two identical notes that collide become hot and play their tone, following the rhythm. The dynamic movement of the notes weaves a constantly shifting tapestry of sound that can range from ethereal tinkling or muzak to unexpected musical scenes.

Acccelerando features

  • more than ten different instruments (piano, guitar, synth, etc.)
  • a background FM synthesizer to add a little 'oomph' to sounds
  • several configurable chord progressions to spice up a scene musically
  • backing drums with a variety of rhythms
  • various visualization options to dress up scenes
  • and an edit mode that lets you create and modify your own scenes — all via tapping, flicking, spreading, and pinching.

What Acccelerando is not (to get misunderstandings out of the way):

Acccelerando is not a sound app that lets you create beats or entire songs, not a synthesizer app to create your own sounds, not a music player that plays your media files and not an intricate music app for composing.

Acccelerando? What kind of name is that?

The name "Acccelerando" (with three c's) is based on the musical term "accelerando" (getting faster) with two c's, which marks an increase in tempo in a piece of music. It is pronounced "a-jeller-ando".

Android 4

Acccelerando works on smartphones and tablets with Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich, ICS) and above.