I’ve always been a sucker for soundscapes — those looping sound effect CD’s that whisk you away to the beach, or a rainforest or whatever. As I have a hard time “shutting down” my brain, these sounds give me something to get lost in and focus on, helping relax me. I think it’s the same way for a lot of people, but when I introduce them to Naturespace‘s audio by way of their app, they are blown away. Naturespace captures incredible 3D audio and puts a vast library of it at your fingertips.

If you’ve never tried the app, I highly recommend you download it. The free samples which come with it are enough to get you started, but since the App Store’s debut the Naturespace team has consistently grown the in-app purchase content. There’s now a dizzying array of sounds, from the real to the imaginary. In fact, there are now two apps but one, Thunder God, focuses solely on thunderstorms.

Naturespace, at our request, made a video to explain where they got started. It actually began before the iPhone. But I’ll let them tell the story in this fantastic edition of Origin Stories.

Origin Stories: Naturespace originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 03 May 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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