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Sonic Orbit 0.3.7



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Concept
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Sonic Orbit is a musical toy made for the Nintendo DS console platform. The interface consists of three rotating concentric circles (orbits) made up of sound trigger balls (spheres). As each orbit rotates and the spheres trace a circle, when they pass the 12 o'clock point (was 3 o'clock in last release) of their orbit a sound is triggered. Spheres of the same colour trigger the same sound. In addition, a background track plays along with the triggered sounds, the tempo of which is synced to the speed of the orbits.

Thus music is made! The toy is basically a loop based sample sequencer with an original and intuitive visual representation. The user uses an intuitive touch screen interface to manipulate the spheres therefore manipulating the sounds that are sequenced.

Controls:
Touch screen
- manipulate the spheres by dragging them.
- Drag spheres around the rings to change positions.
- Drag spheres from the four menu spheres at the bottom of the screen to add new ones.
- Drag spheres into empty space to throw a sphere away

L Trigger:
- Press to toggle sphere guide (so you can see possible positions for the spheres) Hold left on D-pad and use touch
- Grab and throw(spin) a ring to change speed and/or direction Hold left on D-pad and use touch
- Grab and throw a ring to nudge the spheres one space in that direction Select - View game menu

Change log (0.3.7):
* Title screen with background music and "level" select
* Choice of 5 different tunes, each with a different time signature
- Normal Zone (4/4)
- Beat Crossing (Poly) : this is a poly rhythm based in 6/8 with a 4 over 3 feel
- Major Buzz (6/8)
- Orchestra (5/4)
- Fire Dance (7/8)

* Menu system tree:
- Loop Options
- Metronome On [enable metronome]
- Metronome Off [disable metronome]
- Beat Sound On [sound on for sphere triggers]
- Metronome Off [sound off for sphere triggers]
- Snap Spin To Tempo On [when spinning, ring waits for next division value]
- Metronome Off [turn snap to off]
- Clear All Spheres [delete sphere data]
- Change Snap Division [change value to snap to tempo and metronome feature] - 4th Note - 8th Note - 16th Note - 32nd Note

- DEBUG!
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