Windy ~ Sleep Relax Meditate with natural white noise sounds
By Franz Bruckhoff
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I'm Windy. I take over 500,000 relaxed Ladies and Gentlemen on a journey to windy places, where we immerse ourselves in the finest sounds of nature to relax, focus, sleep or meditate.
Wind is invisible. Unpredictable. Powerful. Soothing. Playful. Inspiring. A symbol for Purity. And it masks unwanted noise.
Irregular noise is detrimental to my focus. When there are people in the room talking, and I try to focus, I can't. My brain inevitably overhears the conversation. The trick is to create a pleasant, non-distracting noise floor with lifelike recordings of natural wind.
Do you know the feeling when you're in bed, and faint sounds keep you awake? No noise at all is detrimental to my sleep. When I sleep in a silent room, my hearing becomes hypersensitive, and even the most gentle sounds such as my cat or dog occasionally breathing a tiny bit harder can keep me awake all night long. I figured out that a background of white noise helps me a lot during the night. Sometimes I use earbuds, though often the speaker works just fine.
Join me and 500,000 others and hear, —or shall I say— *experience* the great benefits of pure natural wind sounds.
Windy's spectacular 3D audio sound field reproduction technology delivers an incredibly realistic, highest quality open space sonic ambience over regular stereo headphones. You don't need expensive surround headphones to enjoy true 3D sound. Your regular stereo headphones or earbuds will do. How so? Think 3D glasses for 3D film. Left eye, right eye. Your brain combines these two images into a 3D image. The same principle works for sound: Left ear, right ear. Windy audio is biomimetic: It reproduces the ambient sound field exactly the way you hear. As if you were there. With interaural time and level differences. The wind swooshes through the tree high above you, and the leaves fall around you. Once you experience the transportive sonic ambience, you will never again want to go back to simple stereo.
Motion-controlled 3D parallax scenes, a compelling story to get you in the zone, a carefully crafted user interface and highest quality recordings from Emmy-award winning nature sound recordist Gordon Hempton separate Windy from all other white noise apps.
Windy teleports your mind to a place far away from stress. Far away from the noise. So you can focus on your work, sleep better and relax.
Film and audio demo on http://windy.fm
≈ Love ≈
"Having used Thunderspace previously, I expected a good audio experience and I got one. Wind moves from left to right, right to left, hovers overhead. Sometimes a gust seems far away to the right, other times it's whipping just overhead. It's cool that you can often hear what the wind is carrying, too." — Dave Caolo, TUAW
"Windy is what a pop-up book would look like in the digital age if you were to combine it with IMAX audio." — Gannon Burgett, The Industry
"There’s little question Windy has been carefully crafted – she’s a beautiful thing, with some real talented artists and technologists working behind the scenes here." — Paul Sawers, The Next Web
"I’m absolutely loving the wind sounds." — Christine Chan, AppAdvice
Featured and tweeted by Apple around the world.
Chosen by Apple as "Best of 2014" in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
≈ Features ≈
+ Psychoacoustic 3D audio for regular stereo headphones.
+ Seven natural wind recordings in partnership with Emmy-award winning nature sound recordist Gordon Hempton.
+ Music composed for Windy in Hollywood.
+ Seven motion controlled 3D parallax scenes matching the wind recordings.
+ Mixer: Add rain, river, bird and cricket sounds.
+ Frequent updates.
+ Compatible with Thunderspace, Sunny and other audio apps.
+ Beautiful audiovisual experience.
+ Optimized for iPhone 6, 6 Plus and iPad Air 2.
+ iOS 9 Ready.
≈ Questions? ≈
Tweet @taptanium, email franz taptanium com or send an email through the in-app contact support page. I'd love to hear from you.
What's New in Version 3.0.3
+ Fantastic New Mixer.
+ Add rain, a river, birds and crickets to any scene.
+ Set Windy's master volume.
+ New dynamic interface. Enjoy!
+ Integration with Sunny, the fantastic new sequel to Windy: Mix your ocean and wind soundscapes!
+ Shortcut to Thunderspace: Mix any thunderstorm with Windy.
+ Intro enhanced.
I'm writing a review after having this app less than two weeks, and without being asked. I'm taking time out of my busy day to do so, because this is simply the most soothing wind app EVER. I use it to fall asleep or to relax when I'm feeling stressed or a little anxious. It is absolutely perfect regarding the quality of the natural wind sounds. A lot of wind and rain apps either don't sound quite natural, or they're too strident. Howling wind and sudden intermittent loud thunder claps don't help me fall sleep at all! 😳 This app avoids all of those pitfalls that most of this type of app has. I can't recommend it enough. Thank you to the developer! Job well done. UPDATE: I still love and use this app often – my biggest problem is choosing between this one and his new one, "Sunny" when I want to relax for a bit
Two Thumbs Up!!
Update: All I can say is WOW! This app, which I thought was perfect to begin with, is now better than ever. The update includes:
1) A master volume switch separate from the device's volume switch.
2) A sound mixer, each with its own volume switch, has four perfectly looped nature sounds. Bonus...any, or all, of these sounds can be added to each of the wind tracks and the app remembers the settings.
3) Total integration with Thunderspace giving the user the ability to mix their own version of the perfect thunderstorm.
Thank you so much!!
Windy is an aurally and visually stunning app. I have several apps with nature sounds, but wind sounds are difficult to capture and usually disappointing. I don't know how the developer did it, but the wind sounds in Windy are the best I've ever heard. The sounds are natural, each one is different, and the looping is seamless and undetectable. What really makes Windy stand out, however, is the gorgeous 3D art work that accompanies each soundtrack and the beautifully clever user interface. On top of all this, the developer is extremely responsive to emails and updates his apps regularly with new content and bug fixes. Highly recommend!!
This is...a lovely app!
OK, I have an issue with this app...2 time I could not get it to stop, the last time it just came on as I was texting and asked to me to rate it...which I have done twice now and the request to rate or not would not clear out until I deleted the app. all together... suggestions?
Fabulous, relaxing and I love it! When I would wake up, it gently & quickly took me right back to sleep. I do like the combo of the music and wind sounds! It's the one I like to fall asleep to! It has a little of everything in it! I ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ this app!
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jan 14, 2015
- Version: 3.0.3
- Size: 94.0 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Franz Bruckhoff
- © 2014 Franz Bruckhoff
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.