Naturespace - Relax Meditate Focus Sleep and Rest with 3D Sounds, sonic therapy for anxiety and stress relief
By Holographic Audio Theater
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Time Magazine - “...if you’re really committed to going deep, go Naturespace... This is some of the best sound quality out there.”
One of Macworld's top 10 favorite apps of 2014!!!
If sound quality matters to you, (and it should) then you owe it to yourself to try Naturespace. Naturespace is the ultimate headphone listening experience! Our immersive and spatially accurate 3D recordings from the most beautiful places on earth will relax and rejuvenate you like nothing else. They truly must be experienced to be believed, which is why this app is free. Six free sounds, no ads, and a vast catalog to choose from make it easy to find out what millions of others have discovered; the amazing world of holographic sound!
Featured as an Apple Staff Favorite
TUAW - "The Naturespace sounds have superior recording technology and quality. You can almost reach out and touch the birds and feel the wind on your face."
iPad Envy - "Naturespace produces sound output that is simply phenomenal..."
Touch My Apps - "The superb sound quality gives a sense of presence I have not experienced in any other similar app I’ve tested..."
Apple'N'Apps - "The app provides total immersion into the audio like no other app, and it’s just such a great way to transport yourself away for a few minutes or longer."
MacLife - "Naturespace stands out for its promise of "3D sound" over stereo headphones, which helps better convey a sense of being amidst nature... Awesome."
San Francisco Chronicle - "The best way to unwind..."
Naturespace is the perfect tool for help with sleeping, relaxing, studying, focus, ptsd, claustrophobia, traveling, meditating, or any time you need to change your thought patterns. Get in touch with the natural world and understand yourself better. It's that simple.
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What's New in Version 5.1
Brand new Transitions Wake and Sleep timers allow you to choose an ambience for sleeping in addition to one for waking.
Thunderstorms have synchronized lightning animations and a new "flash screen" mode for use in a dark room for an incredibly realistic experience.
Complete VoiceOver implementation throughout.
All users now have unlimited previews of the entire catalog.
Gorgeous full screen artwork for the entire catalog.
Improved store layout makes it easier to find what you are looking for.
Enhanced control over your in-app purchases and downloads.
I've read a lot of reviews recently complaining about the the UI. I respect personal preference, but can't help but feel like many of these complaints are a bit unfounded.
I've been using the app for about 3 years now, and have yet to find another that even remotely compares to the quality, creativity, and length of Naturespace tracks. The UI update was fine. Nothing life changing, but nothing detrimental either. The sleep timer is pretty slick once you set it up, which does indeed have several steps, but certainly isn't complicated. Many of her new features are simply visual: prettier, bigger track images and higher saturation, lightening flashes on the screen for those lightening tracks, and a folder based organization system for convenience. Perhaps it's just me, but I didn't notice a difference - at all - with the lack of earbud optimization. It sounds pretty much like it did before the update. I'm a big fan. :)
If I had one complaint, it would be of a lack of new tracks and bundles with the release of this update. Experiencing my old tracks in a new way isn't half as exciting as closing one's eyes, and losing oneself in the magic of a new track. I understand the recording process is extremely time-consuming, but I think I'd have preferred to be blown away with the new tracks and UI update TOGETHER. Some tracks are indeed more three-dimensional than others, but look luck finding an app with equal quality even on hose "flatter" tracks.
Not far enough.
Audio quality has always been good. I say good not great. Some recordings are in stereo but most are not which takes away from the ability to fully immerse in the experience.
I believe newly added to this latest version is the playlist page. Not a bad idea if you choose to divide your recordings up into categories. Disappointing though is the inability to create a playlist that will play in succession. This would be immensely helpful for creating a naturally changing environment throughout your listening session. in other words, most recordings are a loop of fairly similar sound ( light rain or thunder storm or wind swept rain on the window). It would be nice to be able to string three or four of these recordings together, fading from one to the other, to create a more realistic experience. The ability to set a time for the fade in/out and then loop the whole series would be perfection. New audio files much more often would be nice as well. Currently the only positive affirmation or spoken word recording is "the world is new." This is a great file and I'd love to see a series of guided meditation audio.
All in all I find this app one of the best for natural sound re-creation but it could still use a few tweaks.
versatile and high quality
Excellent for relaxing, for supporting focus while reading or writing, for tuning out unwanted sounds and replacing them with something downright lovely. Looping is carefully designed and recordings are detailed and interesting. A broad range of available tracks from bright and active to calm and gentle.
Updated review for new version: a few new free tracks included in this update, which is a nice fillip. The new interface has several usability improvements, looks nicer, and works smoothly. The app size is also noticeably smaller. For an app I use daily, these are all great to have.
For new users, check out the new "suggested uses" section in the IAP catalog for some ideas about which tracks you might like best for different goals. I have some for winding down at night, some for cheering me up, some for feeling cozy... this app is an all-rounder!
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jun 07, 2015
- Version: 5.1
- Size: 73.6 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Holographic Audio Theater LLC
- © Holographic Audio Theater
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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