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Finally, a Stunning Music App That Never Plays The Same Thing Twice

Finally, a Stunning Music App That Never Plays The Same Thing Twice

One website constantly turning out advanced, eye-opening products is Kickstarter. Many of the best products are consistently new programs and tech innovations, including one new music app called Flux. This app lets users listen to an endless stream of original compositions, put together in random order by your phone. A completely new approach to music, this revolutionary music app may have a big effect on what we listen to, and how we listen to it, in the future.

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    Benefits:

    Infinite Combinations

    Flux is a new concept and a new approach to music entirely. The music app takes music loops with similar characteristics and randomly matches them with sound effects, beats, and instruments that could go well together. By never playing the same loops and effects together twice, this unique music app can potentially craft infinite combinations of sound effects and music. This feature could ultimately make Flux a massively appealing music app.

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    Original Lengths

    Since Flux uses many different types of sounds and music loops, it has the potential to obliterate our perceptions of how long a song should be. Endless varying blends could potentially play in all sorts of lengths, both long and short. This is an experimental step, at a time when most songs are 3 to 5 minutes long. This could mean Flux might eventually have a massive impact on the music industry.

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      Infinite Graphic Options

      Flux pairs constantly original compositions, with a highly intelligent graphic system, which also never plays the same visuals twice. This means, to go along with new music, there’s also the potential for infinite graphic presentations.

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      Save Feature

      While the app plays original configurations of graphics and music every second you listen, it also includes a favorite feature, allowing you to save songs. By creating a playlist, users can revisit songs the app created that piqued their interest. This means users can both experience original music, and replay songs they like.

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        Social Media Integration

        This innovative music app also includes several social media integration features. This app makes it easy to share your favorite original music, and helps you connect to other Flux users. In the future, this might even mean you could listen to other user’s favorite songs.

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          Drawbacks:

          Only One Artist

          While the features of the app have the potential to revolutionize the way we think about music, unfortunately so far the app only includes music from one artist. The app’s creator, legendary guitarist Adrian Belew, is so far the only recording artist involved. While Adrian’s accomplishments are far reaching, it would be exciting to see other recording artists contribute. The Kickstarter page alludes to Adrian recording all sorts of instruments and sounds, but the sounds offered by the app could still be limited. There’s no telling where the app might go once it is released, but it would be nice to eventually see compositions from all different genres, cultures, and talents.

          Limited Lyrics

          Another feature Flux is lacking is a wide variety of lyrics to go with the music. This music app’s Kickstarter page hints that new features are likely in the future, but for now Flux only plays a handful of lyrics along with the music. This is something that might lead the app to be more of a cult classic.

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            All in all, this music app shows off some potentially revolutionary features. The ability to always have a new song at your fingertips is exciting, and puts consumers truly in control of their music experience. On the other hand, the limited scope of artists and lyrics, may stop some consumers from taking the plunge. Hopefully, this music app grows the base of sounds that the app uses to create compositions, so a wider demographic of listeners will adopt such a ground breaking approach to music. The app itself is an incredible source for new media and inspiration, and is likely to quickly be a favourite for artists and others looking for inspiration. The ability to constantly expose yourself to completely fresh media is a powerful way to keep new ideas coming. Though the app’s price has not been released, the Kickstarter page suggests that this app is meant for everyone, likely hinting at a low price point. The app will be available in Spring 2015. Explore the Flux app on Kickstarter.

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            11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

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            Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

            Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

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            1. Lumosity

            This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

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