Scape makes music that thinks for itself. From Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers, creators of Bloom, Scape is a new form of album which offers users deep access to its musical elements. These can be endlessly recombined to behave intelligently: reacting to each other, changing mood together, making new sonic spaces.
Can machines create original music? Scape is our answer to that question: it employs some of the sounds, processes and compositional rules that we have been using for many years and applies them in fresh combinations, to create new music. Scape makes music that thinks for itself.
- Brian Eno, Peter Chilvers
Includes 15 original scapes
Scapes can be saved into a gallery and added to a playlist
Plays in background of other apps (excluding iPad 1)
Generates random scapes
Scapes can be shared by email
Supports AirPlay and Retina display
Headphones or external speakers recommended
Updated for iOS 11 only.
Ratings and Reviews
Doesn’t do what it says
It says in the description that this app generates random scapes which is the main reason why I purchased it, because I wanted to listen to random scapes with little or no input from myself. However there doesn’t appear to be any option for this in the app despite looking everywhere. It’s a good app but the description is misleading hence the 3 stars.
A lifetime is not long enough
This is by far the most 'beautiful' app I have, and you could spend forever exploring all the combinations and possibilities. I've created some fascinating scapes, and I sincerely hope there's a way to keep this app going - I'd really hate to lose this app in the constant evolution of technology.
I'm giving it 5 stars but if there's any criticisms, there's no way to offload scapes except by emailing them individually and they lose their names, and you can't adjust the time scapes play for in a playlist.
A sheer delight
Scape is the result of a collaboration between Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers, and it progresses Eno's idea of "generative music", i.e. making music from the interactions between various programmatic elements. The app allows you to choose background moods to give an overall feel to a song, onto which you drop "instruments" which create the rhythmic and melodic tones.
The resulting ambient soundscapes are truly remarkable - you can create terrific pieces within minutes of installing this app, and the more you use it the more elements are made available, so the app grows as you explore it.
Scape is a wonderful creative experience, and is the most used app on my iPad. Don't miss it.
- Opal Limited
- 236.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- ℗ & © Opal Ltd. 2012
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.