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Tuesday, March 7, 2006


I participated in the zeroth Iron Coder challenge over the weekend. There were a lot of great entries, but mine was lucky enough to win.

Symphony is a useless little app that makes a lot of noise, Mardi Gras style. It abuses the secret ingredient API to determine when things happen on your computer — you start an application, move a window, type something. For each event, a sound is played. They all wash together and form a soundscape.

Since judging, I’ve fixed a few bugs, added a feature or two. Symphony now requires 10.3.9 with Quicktime 7 or Tiger. It is built universal.

Download Symphony 1.0 (3.27 meg)
Download Symphony 1.0 source (3.22 meg, BSD license)

[Update: Corrected link to source]

posted by Lucas at 5:28 pm  


  1. Both links seem to point to the same file containing the symphony application, I’d like to see the code! :)

    Congratulations for your win.

    Comment by fontti-intoilija — March 7, 2006 @ 8:13 pm

  2. Hmm, good point.

    The link has been corrected.

    Comment by Lucas Eckels — March 7, 2006 @ 8:25 pm

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