ZOOZbeat

ZOOZbeat is a gesture-based musical studio, simple enough for non-musicians to immediately become musically expressive but rich enough for experienced musicians to push the envelope of mobile music creation. Start playing with just a click or select among background beats in a variety of styles. Use shake and tilt movements, tap the screen, or press the keypads to create and modify rhythmic and melodic lines. Based on years of research, our musical engine will interpret your actions into beautiful music that fits your style. Download ZOOZbeat here

 

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Reviews

 ZOOZbeat, helps anyone -- regardless of musical talent or lack thereof -- create songs by selecting instruments from a list and then waving his or her phone around.

John Sutter, “The hot new musical instrument: Your smartphone”CNN.Com, October 15, 2009

 

“Zooz Mobile, a small, commercial venture consisting of professor Gil Weinberg of Georgia Tech and graduate students from its Center for Music Technology, has built a powerful, entertaining application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that lets anyone make loops of music of varying complexity.”

Eliot Van Buskirk, “Robots Pass Musical Turing Test” Wired, December 15, 2008

 

“Awesomeness: ZOOZ Mobile has just released a Nokia N95-compatible version of its flagship application ZOOZBeat, which turns your phone into a gesture-based mobile musical studio.I tested the iPhone version, which is as addictive as it is entertaining.”

Robin Wauters “ZOOZBeat Turns Your Phone Into A Music Studio” Tech Crunch / Washington Post, November 14, 2008

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Publications

2010

  • Weinberg, G., Godfrey, M., Beck, A. (2010) “ZOOZbeat – Mobile Music Recreation” in Extended Abstracts Proceedings of International ACM Computer Human Interaction Conference (CHI 10), Atlanta, GA.

  • Weinberg, G., Nikolaidis, R., and Mallikurjuna, T. (2010), “A Survey of Recent Interactive Compositions for Shimon – The Perceptual and Improvisational Robotic Marimba Player” The International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2010), Taipei, Taiwan.

  • Nikolaidis, R., and Weinberg G. (2010), “Playing with the Masters: A Model for Interaction between
Robots and Music Novices” The 19th International Symposium on Robotics in Music and Art (RO-MAN 10), Viarggio, Italy.

2008

  • Weinberg, G. (2008) “Extending the Musical Experience – From the Digital to the Physical and Back”, in Seifert W., Hyun Kim J. and Moore A. (Eds.) Paradoxes of Interactivity – Perspectives for Media Theory, Human-Computer Interaction, and Artistic Investigations. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag Press.

  • Weinberg, G. (2008) “Bluetaps – Transforming Cell Phones into Expressive and Gestural Musical Instruments” the Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for interactive entertainment (INTERTAIN 08), Cancun, Mexico.

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