Microcosm: A Granular Synthesis Sound Toy

An innovative sound toy for iOS, Microcosm is a sonic cloud, made of thousands of grains of sound. It works like a snow globe. Move the device in any direction and gravity pulls the particles towards earth, causing the sound to evolve. Shake Microcosm and the sound shatters into pieces. Choose from several included soundscapes.

Minimalist in design, Microcosm works with a technology called Granular Synthesis, which slices up audio recordings into thousands of tiny, microsound grains. Essentially it creates a psychoacoustic effect that is often likened to a ‘sonic cloud’. Microcosm makes this technology accessible to anyone in the form of an intriguing toy.