Alchemist Rose • for iPad 4+

Mark Buchanan

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings
    • $0.99

iPad Screenshots


Five-Stars! ***** "This App is absolutely amazing... Visually stunning. It makes me tingle all over when I use it. Breathtaking!"
Five-Stars! ***** "Insane interactivity"
Five-Stars! ***** "I have most of the particles apps on my iPad and this one ranks at the top."

*** AirPlay Screen Mirroring is amazing !!! ***
* Wirelessly stream video from your iPad to your Apple TV and watch Alchemist Rose on your Big Screen HDTV ! *

If you like Alchemist Rose, you'll love our awesome new VJ app PartyProjector !

Beautiful, Magical, Colorful, Delightful... • • • ...put on some Music ...pick up your iPad... and DANCE !
Alchemist Rose creates animated Interactive colorful Mandalas that groove and pulsate to your every move.
Video-Out supported. Plug into your Big-Screen TV or Video Projector and perform for your friends !!! All Video-Out cables supported (VGA is Best).
Great for Parties !
Perfect for VJ-ing.

Alchemist Rose is designed to be Intuitive and Exploratory. The Rose is aware of your Posture and Energy.
Lying back in Bed with your feet up and iPad in Portrait mode: AR assumes a slow mellow evolution.
iPad Resting Flat on its back: AR goes full speed ahead.
For the Ultimate… Pick up the iPad… Dance… Tilt… Sway… Touch… Twist… Bounce…
The Mandala becomes the Music Visualized through your movements…
( … when you find that moment… it is really fun! :^)

• Speed : Tilt Up & Down. Up for Slow and Down for Fast.
• Color Palette change : Double-Click
• Clear Screen : Double-Click
• 10 Finger MultiTouch
• Spin Adjust : Tilt Left & Right
• Gravity Tilt affects Touches after release
• Bounce the iPad up and down to Visualize the Beat
• Video-Out Aspect Ratio in Settings : 16x9 widescreen & 4x3 standard - both supported

• AlchemistRose Settings are in the iOS Settings app.
• Video Out - Plug into a Video Projector or HDTV for the Big Screen AR Experience. All Aspect Ratios are supported: 4x3 standard; 16x10 wide Computer Monitor; 16x9 wide HDTV.
• Vertical Video-Out - An External Monitor placed in Vertical Portrait orientation is now supported. A 16x9 vertical external monitor is Especially Beautiful.
• Keep Display On - Disables the Auto-Lock feature on your iPad, which automatically turns off the display after a certain amount of time.* ( *Note: Remember the longer the iPad Display is on, the more Battery is used. )
• Touch for New Color: Every Touch will change to a new Color Palette.
• Speed - "Always Fast" is the full-on pedal-to-the-metal experience all the time. At 60Hz it can be quite intense. - "Variable Control" gives you a more relaxed, subtle and controllable experience. Slow down the pace by Tilting the iPad. Upright in Portrait mode is Slowest. iPad Flat on it's Back Fastest. Tilt anywhere in-between for just the perfect speed for you!

Alchemist Rose is an ongoing project, drawing on 25 years of visual music making experience.
Get in early and enjoy the ride.

Tell your Friends :^)

Love to hear from you !
Email us at: alchemistrose [at] opticalalchemy [dot] com

What’s New

Version 2.5.2

• Circle Mask: 4 options in > Alchemist-Rose
• Right-handed home button

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Star BeGlitched ,

Finally free for the day!

Happy new year to me!!! I wanted this app but was hesitant to spend $5. I was lucky enough to see that it was free yesterday and today and grabbed it. It is so AWESOME! There are so many ways to manipulate the visuals that you will find yourself playing for an hour without even knowing you've been so engrossed in playing for that long! Now that I've used it, I would gladly pay for it. Is so worth it! Read the description for instructions and also, check your app settings to change prefs.

Jen8237 ,

Used to love it :(

I used to enjoy Alchemist Rose as a screensaver until they implemented variable speeds via accelerometer a few updates ago. This setting alters the design's spin according to the angle you tilt the iPad, but this is only functional when you're holding the iPad in your hands. You can turn off the variable speed and choose the "always fast" setting but this completely ruins the relaxing nature of the app. Unfortunately, neither setting works well as a screensaver.

This app used to create mesmerizing 3-dimensional designs (as portrayed in the screenshots) but now the designs look blurry and uninteresting in comparison. I really miss using this app and I keep hoping for an update that brings back the beauty and functionality of the old version.

Alundell ,

Alchemist Rose is my very favorite app ever!

There is just nothing else quite like this app, and I love it. It projects full screen visuals in vivid colors, and I can dance with it! The visuals are hypnotic and trancy and they can be fast or slow to taste with a tilt or a roll of the iPad. It relaxes my mind and stimulates my brain at the same time.

App Privacy

The developer, Mark Buchanan, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

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