Borderlands Granular from Christopher Carlson on Vimeo.

If the tablet has a strength, it’s in re-imagining software as something truly immersive – no knobs, no switches, just a futuristic wash of visuals and sound, like touching noise with your fingertip. Borderlands (soon to have a slightly different name) hints at that promise. We took a look inside the idea behind the app and the thought process that led to its design in April:

Borderlands, Amazing-Looking Granular Sampler [iPad, Desktop, Free Source], and Beautiful Sound

But now the video teaser above is probably enough to really whet your appetite. And there’s good reason to be excited. There’s a step-by-step tutorial coming launch day. I’ve seen it, and I think you’ll like it a lot. And some intrepid readers have already built the free and open source on Mac – and they’re in love.

So, when is Borderlands coming to you? Well, it’s awaiting Apple approval – yes, it seems naming your music app with the same moniker as a hit video game isn’t the greatest idea. But developer Christopher Carlson tells CDM he’s working on an altered submission and will get this all sorted. Stay tuned here for that tutorial and news once it hits. In the meantime, sweet granular dreams.

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  • Chris Stack

    I’ve been waiting on this one. Can’t wait to try it out. Looks like a great springboard for experimentation.

  • a_w_young

    I am very excited about this… very related to some of my ‘Direwires’ techniques and I’m interested in more interactive ways of doing those things in front of others.

  • Chris Hahn

    I’ve been using the OSX version that I compiled for about a month now. It’s alot of fun, and I immediately wanted multitouch functionality and some of the other features that have been shown in the iPad demo videos. Super excited for this.

  • Peter Levesque

    I’m not a programmer, and I can’t figure out how to get Borderlands to run on my Mac. Does that disqualify me from being here? The iPad version will be a great way for me to play with this thing. Can’t wait!

  • Chad Clark

    It would be difficult for me to overstate how excitedly I am looking forward to the release of this instrument. – c

  • Michiel de Lange

    Here’s a new binary for osx 10.6