Aura - Interactive ambient music generator

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  1. HigeFive

    HigeFive Active Member

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    #1 HigeFive, Feb 8, 2009
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    Hi all,

    Just wanted to announce the release of our new app/toy/game, Aura.
    It's a little different to our previous game, Mines In Space, but we hope you enjoy this too?!

    Aura is an interactive ambient music generator where you can either simply sit back and listen or create your own music by using touch and motion.

    There's a selection of sounds and parameters if you want to easily create your own music or you can let Aura seamlessly morph between infinite variations of auto generated music while you relax.

    It's been released on the App Store this weekend and already jumped into the top 50 music apps....
    Appstore Link

    To see (and hear!) it in action there's a youtube video on the website:
    http://www.higefive.com/aura/

    We'd love to hear any comments or suggestions, so post them here or get in touch:
    aura@higefive.com

    Edit: Uploaded some screen shots...
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    Cheers!
     
  2. pante

    pante Well-Known Member

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    #2 pante, Feb 8, 2009
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    it looks interesting, somehow like nano.
    but i'm out of cash so maybe next time :)

    EDIT: but i don't see a point of posting two the same threads in different sections.
     
  3. HigeFive

    HigeFive Active Member

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    Whooops!

    It got cross posted cause I messed up while trying to decided if to put it in the 'games' forum.....is it actually game? Even we're not sure!

    Decided to put it here also as we figured there are plenty of gamers that 'play' with apps like Aura...
     
  4. christophebailleau

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    hello
    aura is a very good app; i will use it for my next album! (see christophe bailleau at myspace)
    i have just a request : i would play it without the drone, the sound in foreground to come; is it possible in an update to have the possibility to stop it, i prefer the other sounds; on it would be fantastic to play our own sounds, or sampler, record a sound; like a looper
    thanks
    christophe bailleau
     
  5. TRIPLE BEAM DREAM

    TRIPLE BEAM DREAM Well-Known Member

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    Downloading now, already have a large section dedicated to musical app. but looked to good to pass up.
     
  6. HigeFive

    HigeFive Active Member

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    By 'drone' I presume you mean the background pads/auras?
    Each of these are represented in the 4 corners of the screen, they can be turned off in 'create mode' by:

    Shaking your iPhone (this turns off all the sounds and lets your start from nothing)

    Or adjusting each Aura/drone individually by dragging into the corner of the screen - this will set it's volume to 0.
     
  7. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

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    This looks great!! I'm very tempted, as i really liked Bloom, and this appears to be much much more!
     
  8. Omnithrope

    Omnithrope Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Been looking for more of these types of noisemakers...
    Keep em coming!

    Edit: purchased. I'll write up a small review later.
     
  9. Omnithrope

    Omnithrope Well-Known Member

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    Looking good so far, but man, you really need better documentation on this one. =)
     
  10. marlenedegrood

    marlenedegrood Well-Known Member

    Add a record/save option and I'd buy it even if was $1.00 more.
     
  11. MilkRobotics

    MilkRobotics Member

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    Yes, a record/save option to save a wav file to be used with Beatmaker would be a super blessing.
     
  12. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    That would be pretty epic. I'd buy this, Beatmaker, and Noise. io Pro if you added a record function.
     
  13. Omnithrope

    Omnithrope Well-Known Member

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    I have all three, and .wav out would be fantastic. I'd love to be able to remove my DAW from the equation if I could.
     
  14. soup

    soup Well-Known Member

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    this is quite an impressive app !

    i much prefer the sounds and interactivity in this to bloom
     
  15. Omnithrope

    Omnithrope Well-Known Member

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    Another thing: I should be able to listen while in suspend mode. :)
     
  16. thinkdontpray

    thinkdontpray Well-Known Member

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    i broke down and bought this last night and added it to my page full of music apps. absolutely wonderful sounding. very dreamy and just pure musicial bliss. you can control it more than bloom but not as advanced as synthpond, although not a bad thing at all.

    the ability to record and export your songs would be fantastic. also, some more auras would be nice, with the option to swap out one for another ,thus allowing the screen to not be jumbled up with auras everywhere

    also there could be some better explination, however its almost best to figure it out on your own
     
  17. THEDeliriumTrigger

    THEDeliriumTrigger Well-Known Member

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    Im really impressed by this app, looks awesome!
     
  18. IMIX

    IMIX New Member

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    Yes, I love this app!!

    I agree with the above posters looking for a record to wave.
    AND the ability for it to remain on in suspend mode with the 60 minute off.
    (or whatever you have it set to)
    also, if it could display the actual # of minutes before turning off, on that setting.
    Perhaps the ability to set the modality of the overall sound?
    ^^^ advanced settings?

    </wishlist> :D
     
  19. organerito

    organerito Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to export to computer?
     

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