What is it about?
Be a Nature Maestro!
Build and record audio-rich soundscapes.
Discover fun facts about animals and the environment.
Play and challenge friends - Match images.
Compose soundscapes with animals, ambience, melody and rhythm.
App Store Description
Be a Nature Maestro!
SPEND A DAY IN THE RAINFOREST!
Kids, parents, and educators, use an iPad and your imagination to create and share a day experience in the Costa Rican Rainforest.
Build audio-rich scenes called “Soundscapes,” using Christine Walker’s colorful illustrations, and Dennis Hysom’s animal and nature sounds recorded during the day in the Costa Rican Rainforest.
Be like Dennis! Compose, record, and share your unique Rainforest Day Soundscape using melodies, rhythms, and a two minute background ambience loop. Shake your iPad to erase your Soundscape and start again.
For the best audio experience, including stereo and panning, wear your headphones or earbuds. Pinch and zoom an animal to change its volume. Move an animal to the right or left to adjust its stereo effect. Use Compose to time when animals will sound in your Soundscape. For more fun, Record with Narration to mimic animal sounds or narrate a story about your Soundscape :)
Do you know what rainforest animal is considered the loudest of all land animals and peed on Dennis when he got to close to some trees? To find out, listen to Dennis’s stories and fun facts about the rainforest. Rainforest Day provides environmental education, challenging memory games, and informational audio help for every button.
Animals and soundtracks in Rainforest Day include Mantled Howler Monkey, Montezuma Oropendola, Scarlet Macaw, Mealy Parrot, Black-Headed Saltator, Blue Morpho, Strawberry Poison-dart Frog, Purple-throated Mountaingem, Green Ibis, Steady Rain, and Leaves Rustling.
Email Dennis your most creative Soundscape ([email protected]). Each week he features a few on the naturemaestro.com website.
This app contains no third-party advertising and no in app purchases.
Check out our other apps: Nature Maestro Rainforest Night, Nature Maestro Glacier Bay, Nature Maestro Expedition, and our always free app Nature Maestro Challenge.
To bring Nature Maestro® Rainforest Day to life, 185 images were hand drawn by Christine, and 213 audio files were mixed and recorded by Dennis. All of the art is original and not clip art. All of the animal audio was recorded on location. A special thanks to Dr. John McCosker of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco for his assistance in reviewing the animal facts and scientific name pronunciations.
Earth in Concert encourages creativity, an awareness of nature, and caring for our planet and one another. Dennis Hysom is a musician, composer, songwriter, sound designer, and audio and web producer. He has composed eight instrumental albums combining music with nature sounds. Christine Walker is an artist, author, visioning facilitator, and educator. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections internationally. Island Innovation LLC led design and development of Rainforest Day. Based on Maui, Island Innovation facilitates client innovation through strategy and software.
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