by Gary Miller, Alaskan Apple Users Group Member
Conflict of interest disclosure: Taptanium provided a free copy of Away for the purposes of the review.
If you’re like me, there’s much stress in daily life, and the challenge is to be part of life, yet, not wilt in it, be able to focus, be relaxed, and move forward. Taptanium Software is on our side, for they create software that has proven ways of reducing stress with their excellent apps that I use on my iPad and iPhone. Their newest app called Away, literally takes you there – Away.
20+ nature sounds recorded in psychoacoustic 3D for headphones / day & night, morning & evening / 3D parallax illustration
As developer Franz wrote me, ” The circular slider adjusts the daytime in the audio scene. Sounds are mapped via invisible shapes with radii. As you move the virtual mic around, the audio engine determines what sounds to play and how. The only way to hear them all is to explore every region for every daytime. The sounds in Away are mastered in such a way that they blend in very specific ways.”
I found starting with the brighter display, similar to above view, and gradually going darker image, the audio and visual was very relaxing, and since it has a 90 min sleep timer, I would eventually awake. The sounds are great to just listen to anytime I found. Get it, great App!