Scape makes music that thinks for itself. From Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers, creators of Bloom, Scape is a new form of album which offers users deep access to its musical elements. These can be endlessly recombined to behave intelligently: reacting to each other, changing mood together, making new sonic spaces.
Can machines create original music? Scape is our answer to that question: it employs some of the sounds, processes and compositional rules that we have been using for many years and applies them in fresh combinations, to create new music. Scape makes music that thinks for itself.
- Brian Eno, Peter Chilvers
Includes 15 original scapes
Scapes can be saved into a gallery and added to a playlist
Plays in background of other apps (excluding iPad 1)
Generates random scapes
Scapes can be shared by email
Supports AirPlay and Retina display
Headphones or external speakers recommended
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Updated for iOS 11 only.
Ratings and Reviews
Almost a Perfect App
This is an enthralling app that has engaged my creativity. Usually, an app will fall by the wayside or even be deleted. Only a very few apps continue to hold my attention. Scape has grabbed hold like no other app has. The wish list for most apps is huge since they need lots of help improving their concepts or fixing bugs. Scape only has a few:
1. Naming playlists.
2. Editing existing playlists by adding and rearranging scapes.
3. Combining moods.
4. Make Scapes extensible so I can make it my own with new moods, backgrounds, and elements that use my own sounds and rules.
Well done Brian and Peter! Well done indeed.
Popular music is about feeling anticipation and then finally getting what is expected. Ambient music (at least with the droning and floating varieties) releases that idea. Nature sounds can be pleasing because, although their are certain signatures to each sound, it's never the same way twice so your mind gives up "expecting". With Scape you choose the elements and the background and then let it live! It's not about giving you a million options (although Scape has plenty), It's about choosing things and then sitting back and seeing (hearing) what they do.
This app also adds new elements as you continue to play with it; I can't believe new elements are popping up even a year after I bought it!
Think of this as a living, breathing ambient album (animal)!
Name your scape
Already a great app for those that enjoy ambient music and/or creativity. The new update allows you to NAME each new scape you create, opening up a whole new level of expression and fun. This feature should have been in the original version, but it's here now. I find the generated sound collages excellent as background music while working. The app is also enjoyable for more focused scape creation.
The developer, Opal Limited, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
No Details Provided
The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Opal Limited
- 237 MB
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- ℗ & © Opal Ltd. 2012
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.