︎ Typatone, 2015

The act of writing has always been an art. Now, it can also be an act of music. Each letter you type corresponds to a specific musical note putting a new spin on your composition. Personalize your writing by choosing between six unique moods. Each mood changes speed, filter and color to each letter’s musical note. Easily import text written in other writing applications with a copy and paste interface. When you’ve finished writing, share it and download an audio version with a click of a button! Whether it’s a message, essay, story, or poem explore a new way of writing.

Make music while you write.
Screen capture of adaptive Layouts
At Typatone's core, we sampled the occurrence of letters within the English language from a cryptographic study at Cornell University (link). With this map, Lullatone matched the most frequently used letters to melodic sounds on a scale. As the letters become less frequent the notes assigned become more bass in nature. Lastly, the least frequent letters make up accent notes. The result when writing English is an interesting mix of melodic, bass, and accent notes to create unique song bites out of writing. Conversely, this system creates an alternative form of notation for writing music, creating a new perspective for the creation process.