Mini-Podcast 21: GyroSynth for iPhone 4 – Create Music by Moving an iPhone 4 in the Air


Gesture driven musical instruments like the old Theramin used in old science fiction movies (most notably the classic “Forbidden Planet”) have always fascinated me. So, I jumped at the opportunity to download and install this free (for a limited time) iPhone 4 app.

GyroSynth for iPhone 4 (iTunes App Store)

It only works on the iPhone 4 (and presumably the 4th generation iPod touch) because it uses the iPhone 4’s gyroscope to modify the sounds it generates. The app generates what I think is interesting and “listenable” music. It is, quite frankly, a whole lot of fun to play with it. If you have an iPhone 4 and have even a passing interest in music, I recommend downloading and installing this app while it is free. You can hear the kind of sounds/music it generates in the Mini-podcast 21 (player embedded below).