some soundideas Re: Idea: ring tones and other non-software assets can be developed as CC content
openmoko at robertmichel.de
Wed Jan 31 01:23:57 CET 2007
Great idea to do reflection what else then coding could
contribute to OpenMoko. You are right sound is important.
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, michael at michaelshiloh.com wrote:
> license. This got me thinking about ways that non-programmers could
> contribute, and because I hang out a lot on the linux audio mailing list, it
> occurred to me that ringtones might be such a way. For many people, having
> right ringtone seems quite important, and in a way ringtones are more
> ubiquitous than the phones themselves.
> On a purely subjective note, I find most cellphone ringtones absolutely
> dismal. I'm sure we can do better.
There is more fruitful sound design possible beside ringtones
Soundlibaries would help - just a family of different sounds,
so that GUI development or game developer could use this sounds...
Giving OK, next, Abourting different sounds.
Then the Neo1973 has stereo - so the feedback could be stereo as well.
The family of sound could be electronic, instruments, unusal use
of instruments damped violin pizicato - african wooden instruments
but also natural sounds like wood, stone, wind, waterdrops..
What I dislike when the beep sounds everyday and everytime equal,
this is silly this is trash...
So when the touchscreen gives not only information where somebody
has pressed, but also how fast, how big is the earea then every
screentouch could sound different.
When your are typing with your keyboard, every keypress will sound
BUT WHEN SOMEBODY USE A PHONE OR A POCKET PC CLOSE-BY WITH KEY SOUNDS
BEP BEP BEP BEP BEP BEP BEP
I OFTEN NEED MUCH MUCH PATIENCE TO DO NOT SCRASCH THIS SILLY TRASCH
TO THE GROUND
So back to OpenMoko - whe have much power to do thinks better :))
It is not clear with data the touchscreen will serve, but in this
thread you will find serveral ideas and also videos to get imanigation
how the touchscreen could not only manipulate color/grafics also sound
Imagine the touchscreen would be a membran - touching every region
would create a little sound differances...
OK I know about efficiency, but the new sound could be loaded while
the user is searching the next key. And this sound system could
Sorry I can't find the link - someone created sound based on the
network status - whats about
- opening the mail clint with much unread mail sounds with more
drive than when there are only a view?
I think closing the eyes and thinkning what could sound make
visibal would help.
And after doing something several times, it should sound not
so dominant as for the first time e.g
13:32 opening the Todo (the first time of the day): TSCHHHUUU!!!
13:37 opening the Todo again tschu!..
A personal/privat profile could also shange the sound, or
just the daytime - more rock during the day, more smooth jazz in
Diferent localisation, different sounds....
Sound anlaysing in wich enviroment the Neo1973 is used...
And by sond / music development - be openminded, we already
had a thread while we talked about speak recongintion and
personalize the Neo with
When it has an accelometer, it could say "Autsch - you hurt me"
It could become populare in asia, but not only there, when it
has nice melodies, graphic that creates vitality
Ahh easter egg - the user could be surprised with special sounds
on special days - christmas... (with christmas bells...)
- the user could activate sound surprisings...
- the official OpenMoko platform could select nice sounds and
- user could install the encrypted sounds
- small GPRS downloand on chrismas - the key for decryption of the
Small feedback - take the ideas that you like or feel inspired...
But your idea to motivate musicans for OpenMoko is
absolute groooove! I like it!
PS: Vistas startsound was created in 18 month work - sounds equal
on everytime mashine - every time.... wtf uncreative is that...
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