Factsheet

Developer:
Tin Pan
Based in San Francisco, CA

Founding date:
June 2014

Website:
tin-pan.com

Press / Business contact:
gil@tin-pan.com

Social:
twitter.com/tinpanapp

Releases:

Phone:
+00 (1) 484.784.6726

Description

We make apps that let anyone create music through a process of play and discovery.

History

Background

Gil Carmel founded Tin Pan to explore his love for music, design, and technology. Previously, Gil was a mobile programmer for 2D BOY (World of Goo), Smule (Autorap, Songify, Magic Piano), and Tomorrow Corporation (Little Inferno), among others. In 2014, he was joined by Ted Masur, a film composer and music educator, and Chris Paniati, an interaction designer.

Evolution

Tin Pan's original goal was to teach music theory through games. Early app prototypes revealed that more than any linear curriculum, folks simply enjoyed playing and jamming, and that often the best way to learn about music is to dive in and start making music. As a result, Tin Pan shifted towards more playful experiences that let anyone create music and absorb musical concepts along the way.

Rhythm

Tin Pan's debut app, Tin Pan Rhythm, helps you bring song ideas to life by composing and arranging short musical phrases. You can use your creations as inspiration for songs, practice loops for real-life instruments, source audio for other music apps, or even as instrumental background music. The minimalist user interface and acoustic sound palette is designed to encourage curiosity and to emphasize music, not technology. A brief tutorial shows you the ropes (first, you drag chords to define a chord progression; then you create an arrangement by choosing instruments, rhythms, and pitches), then sets you loose to experiment on your own. Tin Pan is slated for release in May, 2015.

Projects


Videos

Introducing Tin Pan Rhythm YouTube

Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (1MB)
screenshotArrangement.png
screenshotChordProgression.png
screenshotMenu.png

There are far more images available for Tin Pan, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (1MB)
logo
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Awards & Recognition


    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Gil Carmel
    Creator, Developer

    Chris Paniati
    Interaction Designer

    Ted Masur
    Composer and Musical Advisor


    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks