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 Holon.ist by Holonic Systems is a Mobile Audio App.
Holon.ist Holon.ist
Product Holon.ist
Developer Holonic Systems
Price (MSRP)
Free during beta
Type / Tags Sonification Platform
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
UtilityStand-alone utility / application
Development Tool
Operating System Availability
Download Released
Downloads Released
System Requirements
iPhone 6s/SE/iPad Mini 2/ iOS 10 or newer.
Max. 6 items
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Holon.ist is a mobile, open world synthesis platform for real-time data sonification and perceptually grounded experiences. Holon.ist lets users map sensor data to musical parameters.

Free, open beta download via Apple TestFlight:

Holon 0.6 beta

Holon.ist now supports VCV Rack out of the box with zero-config autodiscovery.

Download free plugin pack for VCV Rack, including demo patches, CV Recorder and many other utilities:

Holonic Systems Free for VCV Rack

Some Holon.ist scenarios:

  • Use non-volitional micromovements for subtle accents or rhythmical modulations.
  • Pre-compose for motion with adaptive mappings, including learned postures.
  • Use ancillary or accompanying gestures to augment your other instruments.
  • Sonify local weather and astronomical events.
  • Cross-modulate biosignals and experience the embodiment of sound.
  • Control lights with your body for closed negative biofeedback loops.
  • Vehicles automatically become part of Holon.ist. Why not make some custom FX and waypoint triggers for the next commute?
  • Turn everyday objects into willing musical agents, and, using libPD, create your own musical rules for places, sports, games, or anything involving movement and micromovements.

When used passively, Holon.ist leaves your hands free for your conventional instruments. Holon.ist supports MIDI, OSC as well as a multiuser implementation of Ableton Link that allows collective sync of tempo, key and scale for every device on the network.

Notable features:

  • step rate.
  • heart rate.
  • user states.
  • postures.
  • local weather.
  • distance.
  • speed.
  • geofences (GPS locations).
  • Estimote iBeacon microlocation.
  • solar/lunar tracking.
  • pressure sensing.
  • multiuser mode based on Ableton Link: Sync, Key, Scale.
  • Apple Watch app.
  • Suunto Movesense support.

In addition to Apple Watch (Series 2 or newer), Holon.ist can simultaneously support up to four Suunto Movesense smart sensors (FW v.1.5 or newer), available here, starting at EUR 38,50 + VAT + delivery.

More info at: holonic.systems

Release date, license and IAP pricing TBA.

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