Have you ever heard of color synesthesia? It’s a phenomenon whereby sounds trigger perception of colors and shapes. In all likelihood, you may never have the chance to experience it, as it’s an extremely rare occurrence among individuals. But if you want to experience its opposite effect, i.e., colors and shapes triggering sounds, then Fingerlab’s newly released Musyc app is your best bet.

With Musyc, France-based developer Fingerlab, which received an Apple Design Award last year for DM1 – The Drum Machine, appears to have another hit music app around its, er, fingers.

Basically, Musyc turns touch into music. Musyc lets you fill a canvas with various shapes of different colors and listen to the musical sounds they end up creating. Take a look at and give a listen to Musyc in the trailer below:

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Musyc’s key features include:

  • Graphic design by Jonas Eriksson
  • Retina Display
  • Optimized for iPhone 5 and new iPad
  • High quality sound engine
  • Ultra-realistic physical engine
  • Audio track mixer (level, pitch, length, pan, mute)
  • 2 effect channels with 5 effects (Delay, Overdrive, Reverb, Dalek, Compressor)
  • Physical sequencer
  • Motion recorder
  • Advanced physical objects (planet, black hole, modulator, …)
  • Real-time audio recording
  • High-quality or compressed exports (DropBox, SoundCloud, Mail, AudioCopy and iTunes)

Compatible with iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini, Musyc is available now in the App Store for free.

Additional packs of shapes, more soundkits, and the motion recorder feature cost $1.99 each to unlock in Musyc. Alternatively, you can unlock them all at once via a $3.99 in-app purchase.