Field is a prototype iOS app that helps users create looping, musical videos through a remixing algorithm that layers sounds in rhythmic patterns. Created with Andrew Alburn and Jadie Oh at Viacom Lab.
How might we help amateurs create vine-length music videos?
Mockups of potential interfaces for Field.
Prototype iOS app created through ~3 weeks of iteration in Swift.
Capture audio signal: Filter signal: Detect peaks: Find loud and quiet regions: Combine peaks + loud regions to find sample regions:
Randomly sample from within sample regions, choosing short clips that are either within the loud regions or aligned with peaks.
Finally, layer the samples in beat patterns, randomly selecting from a set of manually-curated rhythms designed to combine musically:
Play layered audio and video.
Videos created with Field (click bottom right for sound).
See more fields here.