Name my far-out software project!
October 7, 2012 7:39 PM   Subscribe

I wrote a bit of software that intercepts keystrokes and composes music, with some semantic awareness for programming. What should this be called?

Working names so far have been 'windchime' and 'keypainting'. I want something that's imaginative, not over-broad, but relates in some way to the weird audio/visual augmented-typing experience this is meant to create. It'll be an OSX app that runs in the menu bar.
posted by tmcw to Writing & Language (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
posted by herbplarfegan at 7:47 PM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by schyler523 at 7:48 PM on October 7, 2012

Clavichord or Clavier
Toccata (the name kind of sounds like typing)

Too bad "samchillian tip tip tip cheeepeeeee" is already taken.
posted by moonmilk at 8:01 PM on October 7, 2012

Keylola (keylogger+Lola)


Keyboard Bepop (because I like Cowboy Bebop)

Qwerty Loops



Augmented Sholes Device (Sholes developed the QWERTY layout)

Keyboard DJ
posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:01 PM on October 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

Inspired by a couple of Foci's:

posted by moonmilk at 8:03 PM on October 7, 2012

Keyboard BeepBoop?
posted by Strass at 8:05 PM on October 7, 2012

posted by a humble nudibranch at 8:35 PM on October 7, 2012

posted by Gyan at 8:45 PM on October 7, 2012

"Pitchkey" is maybe a little boring, but it's short, understandable in a crowd or with music in the background, and isn't already taken at Github.
posted by rhizome at 9:07 PM on October 7, 2012

Key Change
On Key
Key Signature
posted by the jam at 10:40 PM on October 7, 2012

I like Windchime, but if the sound doesn't approximate that it could be a bit misleading. Might be helpful to hear some samples.

Here are some other notions: Aeolus, Ambiance, Synthesthesia, Subtext, Soundingboard, Resonate, Conqwerto, Song of Myself, Eddies, Yawp, Otterbill (as in libretto reversed), Accompanist, Intone, Typophony, Typophonic, Aura, Noodle, Found in Translation, Emergentcy.
posted by mumkin at 10:51 PM on October 7, 2012

Prescient (Press/Ambient)
posted by jvk at 1:47 AM on October 8, 2012

posted by belladonna at 6:19 AM on October 8, 2012

GlockenKey (depending on the sound generated)
Keyboard Composer
Keyanola (ok, horrible pun)
posted by Hactar at 11:29 AM on October 8, 2012

Pitter Patter

@mumkin's Intone is a good one.
posted by 23 at 2:56 AM on October 9, 2012

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