By Opal Limited
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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
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Major bug fix - prevents crash on start up for non-English speaking European countries.
Don't be fooled by its simplicity...this is deep!
I once spent more than a year in my spare time trying to track down a tune I heard on TV and just couldn't get out if my head. I eventually found it on ITunes to be one of Brian Eno's called Deep Blue Day. Ever since then I have been a big fan of his work. Brian is one of the worlds best composers of atmospheric, ethereal, unforgettable music. This app does not disappoint. It has Brian Eno written all over it. The cool thing is that you can compose music using complex constructs built in by the master himself, and instantly make music that could be straight off of one of his albums. I have read reviews suggesting lack of complexity - what!!!? Play with it a few more hours, listen to what you can make and think again. This apps changes as you creates new tracks so plenty of variability. Don't just play for 5 minutes and trash it. Experiment for a while and you will see that it is well worth the money. Brilliant!
A must have with lots of room for improvement.
I have downgraded my previous 5-star rating after having had some with this app. I love the music and the creation parts even more than before. But. The inability to leave the music playing in the background is contrary to everything Ambient music should be and Brian Eno has publicly stood for. Pease let me turn off my iPad and enjoy the music. I don't want to fiddle with this when I could kick back and enjoy.
Big Eno and Ambient fan here.
This app is a lot of great things. If you are a fan of Eno or of Ambient, you must get this. Eno has a great track record of collaborative work. Now he collaborates with you. It's a weird a great feeling when you listen to a composition that you feel yours and unique but at the same time pure Brian Eno.
The musical side was nailed perfect.
The graphics are horrible, though. A refresh would be welcome.
And you cannot leave the app or turn off your iPad and leave the track playing. Didn't ambient have to be ignorable, according to Eno himself? Please fix this.
Nice offering, entertaining relaxing and pretty deep
It is indeed Generative, Downtempo, ambient and quite a trip. It's sort of a celebrity guided tour of Mixtikl with good results guaranteed and a lot of the twiddling of randomness behind-the-scenes… There isn't much to criticize except for the fact that the gain is too high on a couple of the Rhodes and synth type sounds and the jarring can, not always hurt the subtlety of some of the other sounds and the spaces between them... A normalize for them wouldn't be asking too much. Maybe a couple of little living creatures to wander around the scapes and fuse or fight or both.
It is worth the price, if the developers continue to provide content or flexibility in importation options like other offerings similarly branded. The ability to use your own sounds is the key to immortality for sound software...
- Category: Music
- Updated: Sep 25, 2012
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 199 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: Opal Limited
- ℗ & © Opal Ltd. 2012
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.