Soundcool is a free innovative system for music collaborative creation and education using smartphones, tablets, Kinect, Open Sound Control (OSC) and MAX / MSP / Jitter. Soundcool is like a Lego for music and sound art. It consists of very simple modules that can be interconnected producing more complex systems.
The scope of Soundcool is international since it has been used across Europe through an Erasmus+ project. Spain, Portugal, Italy and Romania are the countries participating in the above mentioned Erasmus+ project.
We particularly appreciate the change in the paradigm of the smartphone uses by the students; from a mere distraction, they begin using them to create art collaboratively. As one center director said: “This is the first time I see the students not wanting to get out the class when it finishes”.
Given its easiness to use, the next step in the project is that anyone uses Soundcool for collaborative creation.