GearBox, by Ulrich Brandstätter und Oliver Buchtala, is a new kind of musical loop sequencer adapting the metaphor of interconnected mechanical gears.
It enables the composition of complex beat and sound sequences with only a few interactions on a touch screen.
The combination of a playful conception and a minimalistic interface encourages both novices and electronic music experts to play and perform.
At the same time it challenges full player attention due to its powerful compositional capabilities:
- unlimited tracks in the form of gears
- with adjustable beat-counts
- which can be interconnected arbitrarily
- and follow the laws of mechanics
This video shows some capabilities of the first GearBox version that runs on a multi-touch screen.
The video is a screener captured from a Primetouch by LangAG  with a TUIO driver interface .
GearBox can be experienced at the UnUseLessNess exhibition  of Interface Culture  during the Ars Electronica Festival 2011  .
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