eXtensions - Friday 21 April 2017
Brian Eno Inspired Air Updated (2.0) for iPad and Improved iOS Navigation
By Graham K. Rogers
I first downloaded this shortly after it was first released. It builds on ambient music ideas of Brian Eno and is an audio-visual app: the display on the device matching the rather gentle rhythms of the electronic music it produces.
The user may simply listen to output with selections of All or Voices or Piano; or may "conduct" - directing All, Voices or Piano. There is also a "Random" option here. When opened the app recommends that headphones or speakers are used. While the iPhone 7 Plus I use has reasonable speakers, connecting the BeoPlay H7 headphones made a considerable difference.
For background, ambient music while relaxing or working, or for a gentle descent into sleep, this is worth trying out and as it now works on the iPad. I downloaded this to the 12.9" iPad Pro where that headphones or speakers recommendation may not be necessary. The display on the larger device appears identical to that on the iPhone, but much bigger.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. After 3 years writing a column in the Life supplement, he is now no longer associated with the Bangkok Post. He can be followed on Twitter (@extensions_th)
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