Categories: Software Prototypes/Non-Commercial Products

Submitted by:Scott Barkley

24 May 2023

Elevator Pitch


Our Whirled tablet app lets digital music makers input notes with intricate, fluid pitch, volume and modulation that’s normally the exclusive domain of master musicians.

Product Description


No more being stuck with the mechanical 'note-on-note-off' input of MIDI controllers. Now digital musicians can simply draw paths to precisely input nuanced, sliding pitch/volume/modulation. Copy and morph Whirled paths to build dynamic melodies and harmonies. Whirled opens up a vast new palette of virtuoso-level notes to non-instrument players.

How It's Innovative

Whirled's UI is the first visually accurate, fully expressive, fully malleable representation of the critical note qualities of pitch, volume and modulation. Our patented sound engine generates notes to the algorithms of these user-drawn paths. Our notes are pure mathematical musical objects that can therefore be modified in ways previously impossible e.g. stretched, squeezed, inverted etc.

See MIDI Innovation In Action

Most Inspiring Use Cases

Lets people who can't play an instrument experience the joy virtuoso note control. As well as the exploration of previously impossible dynamic combinations of not pitch, volume and modulation. Welcome to our sonic sandbox.

Expansion Plans

Introduction of specialized versions for DJs, music education and live LINK jamming.


Once funding is received, 6 months of programming to turn our prototype into the final app and then launch. Global distribution through the App Store and Google Play.