Falasol – it’s on!

Falasol Timbre 1.0.0

(codename: World Crisis)

I’m glad to announce the official premiere of Falasol Timbre editor.
The application is result of my audio research hobby, but also a tool that enables more exploration.
This software is free to use, however I’d like to ask you for some feedback in return. It’s a quite young initiative so all comments will be appreciated.

Whole project was developed for around 7 months (though the idea is much older). Almost half of that time was spent for creating the website and documentation + tool investigation -this should get better in the future.
And of course the next versions are planned :)

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  1. By Margaret on May 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Love it! Very innovative idea. Falasol seems to be easy to manage.
    You’ve got it made, guys!
    However, I’d suggest changing the layout design;)
    Good luck!

    By koshik on May 20th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks for first comment & good word!
    The page theme is supposed to be simple but little mystery and with a bit of decadence :)
    You might expect some minor changes in the design (towards my favorite ‘art nouveau’ style).
    However the main focus will be on improving the application.

  2. By Anne on May 20, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I agree with Margaret. It’s a little bit too dull.
    But the application is great!
    Take care!

    By koshik on May 22nd, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    First site design change is in, and more coming soon.
    I hope you like it!

    By Margaret on May 23rd, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    it’s better…
    But some more improvement please!;)

    By koshik on May 30th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    For the record:
    You can see the old theme by adding “?theme=old” to the site address.
    For example:
    http://falasol.net/?theme=old

  3. By Snake on May 20, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    As always, the design of a web page is a matter of personal taste. In my humble opinion, this one really looks great. Especially when comparing with its first version. Great job and keep that up. Besides, do not forget that most of efforts were directed towards application, not the web page itself.

    When it comes to the application I can only say that is truly innovative and I am looking forward to seeing new versions. I will keep my fingers crossed for your further development!

    By koshik on May 21st, 2009 at 9:51 am

    That truly motivates me! Thanks.
    Regarding the project, the real revolution is yet to come :>

  4. By Margaret on May 21, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    I don’t say that it is bad. It is only too monochromatic.
    Interesting, intriguing design may play main role in getting new users.
    But… Not the design but the application is what really matters here.

    By koshik on May 21st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    We’re walking on a tricky ground here. The target audience (so far) are geeks with artistic interest in music & acoustic. That makes extremely hard-to-define profile.
    Regarding the web design: I’m trying to keep it as simple as possible in order to keep the scientific minds in peace, but also add some discrete sparkles & shines which would touch the artistic soul. Kind of Ying & Yang balance :) …and my guts tell me we’re not quite there yet.

    So here is a sneak peek into the plans:

    a) near future (1-2 months): web page development
    – graphic design improvements – increasing the ‘coolness’ factor
    – new content – starting a series of articles describing acoustic experiments you can do with Falasol

    b) further future: application development
    – core engine improvements – increasing the performance (v 1.0.1)
    – UI conversion to WPF – making the user experience better (v 1.1.0)

  5. By Damnit on May 22, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    falasol sounds as fallusD: Haven’t u thought about changing name?

    By koshik on May 22nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Yes, I thought …for a while :)
    On the very beginning I wanted something connected to ‘synthesizing’, but there are plenty such names already existing. Same with ‘sound’, ‘generator’, etc. So I came up with idea of composing the brand from note names. When I figured out Fa-La-Sol, I really liked it. This also inspired me for the logo. Now I realize it might give the wrong first impression for some people :P …but I guess I’ll have to live with that.

    …however it’s still not too late for re-branding, so if you’ve got some cool ideas for different name, please don’t hesitate to share :)

  6. By dejf on May 23, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Good job!

  7. By qball on May 23, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    congratulations!
    great job! I will keep an eye on falasol