Modus is a simple tool for exploring the concept of musical modes. Modes are a complex system even the most experienced of musicians will have difficulty explaining. The central figure of Modus is a spinning matrix; a cube of 8 points, each assigned a note of a scale. Through touch gestures the Modus box is spun on it's virtual axis, playing the note on the vertex 'closest' to the viewer. This random yet oscillating and repeating nature - not unlike a wind chime - allows for mode exploration through feel and character as opposed to arcane musical theory. Modus features a Guess mode wherein random modes are assigned to the matrix and users try their hand at blind identification. There are several voices for the notes including piano, guitar and vibes. Enjoy!
Size: 7.52 MB
Price: 1,78 €
Developed by Stephen Mockensturm
Day of release: 2010-08-17
Recommended age: 4+