By Opal Limited
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Bloom, the acclaimed app by ambient pioneer Brian Eno and musician / software designer Peter Chilvers has been fully reworked to take advantage of the iPad’s larger screen.
As part of the first wave of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch in 2008, Bloom redefined musical boundaries. Part instrument, part composition and part artwork, Bloom's innovative controls allow anyone to create elaborate patterns and unique melodies by simply tapping the screen. A generative music player takes over when Bloom is left idle, creating an infinite selection of compositions and their accompanying visualisations.
Bloom HD preserves the sounds and features of the original version, but adds a stylish new interface which allows the user to fully immerse themselves in the fullscreen experience or to continue to play on a smaller area while adjusting controls.
"Bloom is an endless music machine, a music box for the 21st century. You can play it, and you can watch it play itself." - Brian Eno
- Classic, Infinite and Freestyle modes
- 12 different mood settings
- 3 sounds
- Random mood shuffle
- Adjustable delay
- Evolve when idle
- Sleep Timer
Recommended for headphones or external speakers.
What's New in Version 1.1.1
Bug fix: Removed clicking noises introduced by iOS 4.3
Improved polyphony - but it sounds best played sparsely!
I can play this app like a piano and compose endlessly because I know where my fingers are going. By choosing the different modes, you can compose in different keys and shades of colour. The soundscape builds up easily but also takes some skill, which is what I love. The only draw-back is the app has no feature whereby you can record your compositions and play them again. Please, Eno and Chilvers, add this feature, I beg you!
Ignore the naysayers...
...this is a peaceful, relaxing beautifully presented app which will give lovers of chilled-out ambient music hours of pleasure. If you're looking for bish-bash-bosh heavy beats and booming bass lines this may not be for you. But if you're looking for something you can leave in a corner and improve the atmosphere of your room, look no further. Bloom is it.
Great idea but....
Lovely chilled music app but would be better with a few more sounds and some better effects delay reverb ... I mean some music apps on here take for instance propellerheads figure yes I know it's a dance music app but crammed into that is an array of sounds and effects for 79p so come on add a few more sounds and effect tweaks and maybe some different visuals too ...
- Category: Music
- Updated: 15 March 2011
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 12.9 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Developer: Opal Limited
- © 2010 Opal Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.