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Amazing software thanks so much for sharing! I've got some ideas for "feature requests", would you prefer them on here or on the GitHub repo?

A note for Windows 10 users:
Windows manages your graphics card so FractalSoundExplorer.exe will by default run on your CPU, you have to manually specify to run it on your GPU in `Widows Settings > Graphics Settings > Graphics performance preference`. If you have an NVIDIA card you can also have a look trough your NVIDIA Control Panel settings, but if you have a decent NVIDIA card you probably already have gone through and customised your settings anyway.

If you try to run FractalSoundExplorer on your CPU it will probably seem fine until it starts to chug...


it's a computer worm

it is not a computer worm


If you want a virus go download a free minecraft

where in the code can we inject personnal fractal ?

In order to do this:

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You must click the file I highlighted yellow: PEE FILE

The yellow file, don't click anything else because I don't know what the other files do lol

Edit this values I underlines blue:


WARNING! If you mess something up it will cause a command prompt to appear, THAT MEANS YOU BROKE THE CODE SO YOU MUST GO BACK IN AND FIX IT

Journey into the fabric of reality


this is trully something awesome.
Did you have plans to make a VST out of it?


oh hey

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ur the mandelbort set


sound designer here to say this is mad awesome. very inspiring stuff




The only thing I can ask for is to make our own fractals. I don't think that the fractals we have are bad, but being able to create our own fractals would be a lot cooler.


OpenGL was not meant for fractals. How did you do it? I can't even write simple shaders without my computer crashing. You are magical.


WHY IS IT ONLY ON 64 BIT??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


Youre not funny for making a paragraph of question marks


I'm not trying to be funny, I'm trying to convey the level of frustration that I'm experiencing.


why do you have a 32-bit computer in the first place?

yeah, why not have windows 10 or something?

Yeah what if i am a poor failure? Then what? All i really can do is nothing then, lol.

I'm on Windows 7 and it's working fine, but there are some things like this that happen too.

To be honest, I just can't afford a better one.

i have wnidows 10




I literally created this account just to tell you how much I want to punch you into the face



Why would you get mad at a correction though?

Yeah, why?

Code made that.


guys it works if you leave the .exe file in the folder

It works even on Linux with Wine

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I can't seem to get past "Press any key to continue..."

Can anyone offer a way round this?

Install OpenGL. Make sure both GLSL files are in the same folder as the EXE file.


Man wish I could run it in my browser

Rip Chromebook


I'm on mac i can't play either


Same :(


Works with Wine, so you should be able to play it with PlayOnMac


Check out my port

Rip your Chromebook GPU

Thank you for the playable on website version!

I don't get it...


I don't get it...

I know nothing about fractals but hehe funky sounds go brrr

This is really brilliant! What a nice tool!  Very interesting to see and hear the fractal's orbits that look like polygons or polygonal chains and are usually hidden in common fractal visualisations. Thanks for uploading the code to GitHub. Question: I've seen the video and had a quick look at the code, but how again is the period of an orbit calculated and how is the frequency that we hear related to it?

This is amazing! Also on the SFX fractal you can basically just save a sound from it! So I would recommend making it so you can share the fractals as a code, very fun game


If you created a cross platform  compatible vst/au I would buy it.. Please develop your concept further..  It looks like a brilliant first iteration of a virtual instrument.

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Can not get this to run, just getting a cmd window with 'press any key'. Maybe GPU is too old? Also still w7 over here. What minimum GPU do you need to run it?
The WebGL port works though.


you have essentially invented a new form of audio synthesis.

Exactly! And it's really cool!


This could be used to generate random sounds for scary ambiences or malfunctioning machines in films and videogames.

it looks cool, but when booting it up it just says "press any key to continue" then closes :(

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Ported to WebGL: Have tried to port as close as I can. It sounds a bit off and I don't know why. Maybe it's too much for web sounds or I just a newbie.

The fractal selector is on the top left. Right-click to mute. Wheel-click for a move.

Thanks for the inspiration =)


Great job!


It doesn't work on laptops that only have trackpads. Might I suggest right click to navigate and space to mute? 

And as far as not sounding right goes, you could set it to hold the note when you click and hold (in audio contexts that's an AHR envelope instead of AD envelope). Have you also remembered to exclude sounds below 20hz? That can mess up sounds on occasion. 

Thanks for the feedback!

Added alternative controls for laptops: "alt+left-click" can be used for navigation. "Space" for mute and "pinch gesture" for zoom. 

Sounding was fixed by changing the sample rate to 40k. But sounds still can be very bad if change tune to some random value. I will check out envelope modes because I don't even know what that is ;)

Check out new controls. I will finish recording mode soon and try to make it laptop-friendly too.



now i have a 64 bit machine but dont start
i click to run and dont run
seems to load a thing but dont run


Some of them sound like actual 



remember he's only using one technique to get the sonic information from them, perhaps some fractals just aren't built in a way that makes the best use of the orbit technique.

does have 32 bit?

I would use this but I don't use Windows (I use a Mac) so I can't

There are a number of Mac software tools that can run Windows programs, such as virtual machines! Or if you prefer, the source code is available on Github and can be compiled for a Mac with a C++ IDE.

This is entirely possible for 16 and 32 bit software but the complexity increases drastically when the software is 64bit.. yes.. I imagine it probably could be done with a VM.. but the processor overhead would be nearly unusable.  However.. if you have the chops to compile it under mac.. please share.. but do remember that most people do not have the skillset to create a compiler environment.. even if the source code to compile was readily available.

Yeah, I just checked.. Wine will not run it as normal.. Wineskin has no options which will execute the program successfully. 

I sent you an email from my professional account. I am very excited to use your product in my streaming and creativity ventures!

Excellent piece of software. Needed it for the DMCA nightmare during this pandemic!

Dude this is so cool, might make music using this :). Do you want to be credited if I ever post music I make using this?


No need to credit me, but you can always send me a link when you're done, I love to see what people create 😊

Woohoo, will do. It's incredible what sounds I can find!


Can you make a mac version :}

I would love that (it's probably a lot of work though, so i'd understand if it doesnt happen).

help the program wont start :/

same, its only 64 bit, i get a 64 bit machine but not dont work anyway


I can't find the fractal from third screenshot, is it not in game? 

It's the Feather Fractal (3).


steps for Demon ritual. 

step 1 download.

step 2 open

step 3. press 4 on keyboard

step 4 click the upper left corner

step 5     A S C E N D E D 


Perfect for making my Radio Demon noises! 10/10

Is there any way to see the fractal in more detail? Or what program do you generally use to check out the Mandelbrot set?


If you want to do deep zooms, check out the software "Ultra Fractal".

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CodeParade: if the program runs slow, minimize the window to make it faster.

Me. Who has an intel core i3 with 7th gen laptop: 

[Wii crash noises]

me with a celeron gen 3 laptop: NOW I HAVE A WORTH BATTLE


this is sooo sick!!

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