Utilizing the iconic vaporwave / retrowave aesthetics, ICWave combines audio and visual randomization in a way never-before-seen on the Internet Computer. ICWave extends the traditional "randomized asset" methods seen in other NFT projects by including unique, randomly generated musical accompaniments with every image. This allows for a more immersive experience in order to encapsulate the true aesthetic mindset of Vaporwave.
With an abstract story that will span multiple collections & storytelling mediums, we believe ICWave is one of the most unique NFT collections on the Internet Computer.
Most NFTs use a similar process for generating the image set. The artist creates a collection of traits and assets, and using various algorithms creates random combinations of those assets in order to create the final image set. ICWave extends this idea by also using this same generation technique for the audio component.
So, whereas the visual component of ICWave has traits like background, facial accessory, etc, the audio component has musical traits like key & BPM (And then sub-traits like drum pattern, bassline pattern, etc).
Then, each unique ICWave picture is paired with a unique musical accompaniment in one file in order to create the final NFT.
We value flexibility and adaptability over strict frameworks. As such, this roadmap will grow and change as Xbar Labs does. However, this roadmap serves as a general guideline as to where our heads are at in terms of project progression. While it's true that the further out into the future a goal is, the harder it is to judge its feasibility in the present, we believe we have created something truly unique. As such, we are fully committed to the long-term success of ICWave as a collection, and by extension, Xbar Labs as a brand.