Renders sounds of solfeggio!
If you are looking for a new music experience that combines geometric shapes floating or moving through space to bring an ethereal experience to your meditation or yoga sessions, GeoSonic is just the app. Download from the App Store and play around with this neat app that renders sounds of solfeggio with colorful mandala-based images whose shapes are inspired by hypotrichoids and epitrochoids. Ok, that was a little too mathematical, so back to the app.
GeoSonic is essentially a music player using techno-driven sounds that play and evolve as you listen and adjust the app-designed image. There are many options you can change to adjust the look of the image displayed by the app. They are controlled by icons that sit on the left and top edges of the app’s screen.
Along the left, in order, there are icons to Add, and Remove individual spirals from the image; Redo takes you back to the previous image; Spiral allows you to spiral the image; Bounce allows you to pulse the image; Hypno produces somewhat hypnotic types of images; Warp send the image racing through space; and, the color palette lets you choose colors as the image changes.
Along the top border, there are icons that allow you to Save the current drawing; Load a saved drawing; enable or disable Chakras; adjust the music settings; and Pause. There is also a Help button with basic information on each option.
The app itself is extremely simple to use, and does all the work for you. You just sit back and relax and let the sounds with waves of images do their thing. If you don’t like the sound, tap on the Sound icon and make adjustments. There are two columns with seven numbers each. Tapping on these numbers brings slight changes to the music the app plays, but all within the solfeggio family. I was unable to fully understand how these numbers worked, or what they meant; but after dismissing this question, I just played around with them until I liked what I was hearing.
GeoSonic was not as appealing to me as I thought it would be. I was really expecting something more relaxing and calming, and this app turned out to be very bright and “noisy”, if you will. The sounds it produces did not give me a sense of peace. I actually found them to be disruptive to my goal of relaxation. The image movement did not help either. I did end up turning off all movement and I did enjoy the Hypno setting, because it was much more slower and calmer.
I suppose with a little experimentation, this app will find its use either in more active meditative states, rather than when trying to do calming yoga. It may even serve well when taking five-minute breaks from work, to help bring a different focus to the mind and take away the strain from the daily grind.