Patatap: a New Portable Animation and Sound App for Making Musical Graphics Anywhere

Curator: Leta Sobierajski
date: July 11, 2014
Categories: Design in Music, Entertainment Design, Experience Design
Tags: App, Design, mobile, music, user experience
Patatap

Patatap is a portable animation and sound kit created by Jono Brandel and Lullatone. The concept is incredibly simple: press a key on your keyboard, and a colorful animation appears on your screen. There are different color palettes, each with their own unique set of sounds, that resemble a visual drum pad with versatile melodies and colorful geometric graphics. Even better, Patatapis now an iOS app, so you can create music even if you aren’t at your computer.


This concept is so basic, yet so beautiful. Each composition can stand alone, but they also play well with others. It’s a difficult job to design such simple imagery without getting carried away—keeping a flat palette takes willpower. I admire the way Brandel and Lullatone can each create such minimal work that, even when paired together, don't  overcomplicate the project. I think Patatap is pretty much a perfect app for users of any age.

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The video above demonstrates Patatap in action and showcases how you can literally use it anywhere. Download it here and start composing.
  • jonknepp

    I love the ideas. Thanks! :)

  • jonknepp

    Continue writing.

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