I am Daniel Molnar also known as Function Store, but I prefer to be called Dan :)
I am a developer, artist, musician, educator - a specialized generalist, based in Berlin.
My work revolves around interactive and audiovisual installations and performances using TouchDesigner and Python. In short, I can develop a custom system for you, but also make beautiful content for it.
Please see my Work to get a better idea!
I come from an engineering background (masters in Electrical Engineering) and have worked 8 years in various roles (embedded software engineer, DSP audio engineer, Python audio engineer) but always had a thing for artistic expression.
On the side I always played in bands, produced music for myself and others as a hobby, but then I decided to move to Berlin to try and take these activities to a more serious level. Shortly after came 2020 and playing shows and networking was no longer in the cards in the music scene.
I was always interested in audiovisuals and played around with Milkdrop2 (Winamp's visualizer engine) and After Effects. Then somehow I discovered TouchDesigner and my life changed forever.
Suddenly I felt at home, in between visuals, music and coding. A trifecta I can not only feel passionate about, but one I could not imagine my life without. I spent all my waking hours exploring TouchDesigner and just after a year of starting this new journey I found myself making YouTube tutorials, holding workshops and working for clients.
I soon left my comfy software engineering life behind and became a freelancer to do what I really love doing: creating experiences, art and software.
Interactive and audiovisual content tailor-made for you or your brand, be it in a physical space or digital, interactive or timeline-driven. Using sensors and generative/procedural visuals in TouchDesigner, Unreal Engine and Notch.
You want to create an interactive immersive experience but don't know where to start? How many projectors, servers, sensors? The questions go on!
I am here to design your system and also develop custom software to manage it all!
Consultation and Education
If you are stuck and need a helping set of eyes in your TouchDesigner project or interactive installation I am your guy. I've been known to be the go-to guy for many. I am also available for holding workshops on various topics as well as private tutoring!