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Aweditorium reimagines what a music experience feels like on iPad. It takes all of the disparate content surrounding an artist -- beautiful photography, lyrics, high definition video, interviews -- and ties it all together into a fun, intimate experience on a multi-touch display.
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"This one is a winner and I hope to see more. I call it the Flipboard of music, but that’s really unfair. Flipboard is the Aweditorium of social news."
- Robert Scoble
"An incredibly beautiful app for finding new music with a wealth of content."
"Aweditorium tops iPad Apps of the Week. This app showcases the capabilities of the iPad in stunning fashion."
"Why does this matter? Because Aweditorium does something quite profound: it restores the tactile, visual element that disappeared from music with the advent of the mp3. In the same way that crate-diggers once thrilled at the look-and-feel of a well-designed gatefold sleeve, Aweditorium makes music an immersive, strokeable thing once more."
- The Telegraph
"Aweditorium’s gorgeous interface is addictive. Pop on some headphones, sit back and you’ll find yourself flicking around the grid, surfing from act to act, immersed in a world of music discovery."
- The Next Web
"When it comes to immersing yourself more deeply in music, Aweditorium lives up to its name."
- Eliot Van Buskirk
"After two hours using the iPad app I’ve already discovered more new music than in the last two weeks reading NME or Pitchfork … As of right now, Aweditorium is just the music app you have to download."
"That ambition is reflected in the app’s name — the desire to bring the awe and majesty of album art back to music."
What's New in Version 1.04
Fix panning direction.
Perfect (except for the BLOOP)
I think it's pretty lame when someone holds a five star review hostage for one or two petty feature requests, that's why I'm giving top rating for this app even though I have two particular suggestions for it.
1) Please kill the BLOOP sound effect that comes up every time an information bubble pops up. It seriously distracts from the music, specially if you're just listening without looking at the iPad.
2) It's frustrating that your app is so perfect for finding new awesome music, but gives no way for us to actually remember it afterwards. This could be fixed with one button. Please give us a way to "love" a song and then keep this list of loved songs somewhere in the app, so we can remember them later at a record store or something. C'mon, that can't be hard to do.
Otherwise, this app is one of the best things I have on my iPad, and the best one related to music, hands down.
Great ideas, decent result
The idea behind this and the potential here is excellent. It could be a great way to really browse the music you might not hear otherwise.
However, I think it's really marred by a lack of musical diversity. There's a ton of similar indie rock/indie folk bands all over the grid here. I found myself really having to dig before finding anything that really stood out. Though this may have to do with the submission process they use.
Also, on a more technically related note, there really should not be separate thumbnails for the same artist. Explore around the grid and you'll see the same artists over and over, just different songs. There should be one icon on the large grid per artist, with all their available songs together in the zoomed-in view. That would make exploring a lot more interesting, rather than it being a little tedious as it is now. Of course that would have a lot less area, maybe it'll get there as more submissions come in?
Perfect INDIE music exploring app
I have enjoyed this app tremendously. At one point, there seemed to be a hiccup when I upgraded my iPad software. Looks great though. Not only is this the MOST visually appealing app, the music is wonderfully indie eclectic. I would pay for this app.
I'm strongly encouraging the folks behind this app to duplicate it for other genres. Seriously, no other app compares..LOVE IT!
I have plenty of music exploring apps and none can just sit on my table in my living room and create a huddle the way this one does.
Please please add genres to this. Like "Rockitorium", or "Altitorium"....punkitorium...you get it.
For everyone else..just get this app. Zero regrets.