RjDj: the Soundtrack to Your Life

Reality Jockey just released the my most-anticipated iPhone app of all time... RjDj!!! (Read below the video for our first impressions.) [ ...skip to 1:20, 2:50, 4:15, and (my fav) 6:00 for the music ] It truly is a soundtrack to life. By "listening" to input on the iPhone microphone, RjDj plays back music based on whatever it hears. Depending on the "scene" you are listening to, it will play any number of feedback mechanisms, all of which are delightful. I have been listening to Frank Barknecht's Gridwalker scene all morning. Just typing away on the computer, or even coughing, generates beautiful, ambient, background music. I can imagine taking the bus or public transportation and listening to the other scenes generating all sorts of fantastical music, based on noises in those surroundings. On the negative side, I would really love to have more scenes available. This version comes with 6 scenes (the free version has 1) and it is a good start, but a lot of the ones they show on the website are missing. It sounds like they are going to release more scenes as paid or free updates, but there is no download mechanism yet in the RjDj tool. And my fear is that they they release a bunch of different "albums" with different scenes in them... because it would be nice to have all of them in one single player on my phone like the video shows. Nevertheless, a fantastic purchase and wonderful application showing not only the amazing potential of the iPhone, but more importantly, the ingenious indie spirit of creative developers around the world!! Available as of this morning on the iTunes store in two flavors: FREE and CHEAP (both links point to the iTunes App Store)

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kc! Bradshaw is the Creative Director for LEGENDmag, a founder of CircleSavvy and works as a freelance graphic designer for Exkclamation. In his spare time, he enjoys the finer textures of life; rides his classic motorcycle; and absolutely loves music. Stalk him on Twitter.