Thunderspace 2 ~ Sleep in a Thunderstorm
By Franz Bruckhoff
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Thunderstorms recorded in 3D for headphones + lightning flashes. You're welcome!
Want to check out the film and audio demo? http://thunderspace.me
Please note: Thunderspace comes with two top quality hyper-realistic thunderstorms in full length. You can buy extra storms, or get all existing and future storms in a fair priced bundle. You can disable in-app purchases in your iOS settings.
Imagine you can immerse yourself in a hyper-realistic thunderstorm any time you feel stressed, need to relax or go to bed. Thunderspace can teleport your mind to a calm place far away from home. Far away from stress. Far away from the noise.
We recorded thunderstorms the way you hear. That is, Emmy-award winning nature sound recordist Gordon Hempton and I.
Gordon has traveled the world for more than 20 years to record the sounds of nature in 3D. Thunderspace features his best remastered thunderstorm recordings.
We've encoded all storms in Thunderspace in 256 kbps AAC for a top notch, crystal clear sound experience. Combined with realistic lightning flashes, your brain can't help but think the storm is real.
To hear the 3D sound all around you, any stereo headphones will work. The same principle which works for 3D TV also works for 3D sound. Left ear, right ear. It's pretty neat.
You may try Thunderspace over speakers. Though keep in mind that if the sound of the left speaker enters you right ear, and vice versa, you may not hear the 3D effect. This is due to a phenomenon called "crosstalk". We've heard of some customers who were able to hear the 3D sound on their surround system.
The 3D stereoscopic audio in Thunderspace can give you a true sensation of being somewhere else.
Have you ever wondered why you can hear the direction and distance of a sound? The answer is the shape of your ears and the sound shadow your head produces. Your brain decodes these inter-aural time- and level differences to tell you where a sound came from.
We managed to record these head-related audio cues in a way that sounds natural over headphones.
Oh, and got some Belkin WeMo Switches + desktop fans? Thunderspace can control them in sync with the storms, so you can feel the wind.
Brought to you by Taptanium, in partnership with Gordon Hempton, the Emmy-award winning nature sound recordist.
But you are free to try or refuse ;)
≈ Revolutionary ≈
"I could hear it coming from hundreds of feet away." — Carmel Deamicis, PandoDaily
"Thunderspace takes relaxing to a whole new level." — Gannon Burgett, The Industry
"It really is impressive." — Dave Caolo, TUAW
"A lot of care and attention has gone into building this." — Paul Sawers, The Next Web
"It is absolutely like having your own personal slice of heaven." — Christine Chan, AppAdvice
"Idiotically gimmicky or incredibly effective? If it’s possible to be both at once, Thunderspace has done it." — John Pavlus, Fast Company
≈ Film ≈
≈ Features ≈
) Stereoscopic 3D audio optimized for Apple EarPods & headphones.
) Utilizes the flash to simulate lightning.
) Utilizes WiFi-enabled fans to simulate wind (optional).
) Global storm sync to an atomic clock. What you see and hear is what everyone else sees and hears.
) Relax with many people in one room. In sync.
) Beautiful audiovisual experience.
) 2 thunderstorms included.
) 8 additional thunderstorms available via In-App Purchase.
) All storms available in the Rumble Bundle.
≈ Questions? ≈
Tweet @thunderspaceApp, email franz taptanium com or send an email through the in-app contact support page. Please don't ask support questions in the comments as I can't reply to those.
What's New in Version 2.3
- Improved audio interruption handling.
- Improved background audio handling.
I suffer from SAD or Social Anxiety Disorder and this app has done WONDERS to calm me down and help me relax. When the people or things around me become too much for me to handle I simply take a 15-20 minute break, put on some headphones, and listen to thunderspace while practicing deep breathing. Within minutes, I feel calm, relaxed, and ready to tackle the rest of my day. BIG thanks to the developers of this app! Truly a life saver!
I do have a tiny suggestion though: I would love to see a few sounds that don't require headphones, or that are optimized for speakers. I plug my phone into an ihome every night and am unable to use headphones. Just a thought!
Can't believe how real it sounds
I have, on several accounts, turned my head in direction I hear water dripping, as well as, had to remove ear bud to be sure it was not really storming. I can't imagine that fan breezes could make it seem more real. I look forward to relaxing to the sounds of stormy weather most nights and find it makes me feel relaxed at work too. What a simple concept with big impact. Do wish it came with more than two storms and that flash worked on iPad too. That said I am still five star impressed with the results of this app. Pleasant dreams!
I put some headphones in and listened to this while laying in bed and several times it sounded real enough I pulled out one earbud to be sure.
I wasn't sure what they were going on about in the intro but this really does sound more real than any other rain simulator I've used.
I will say that I haven't used it without headphones so I can't say what the stereo sound will be like coming out if my iPhone 5's single speaker. Im quite pleased though.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Nov 07, 2013
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 49.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Franz Bruckhoff
- © 2013 Franz Bruckhoff
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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