Sound Paths: Discover the natural sounds of new places to travel

Review posted Mon 28 Oct '13  ·  200 comments
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Regular FeedMyApp readers will know only too well how much we love a good travel app. Most of them tend to follow a path of discovery of new places and tell you all the exciting things to do when you get there. But this one is different! Sound Paths is a unique audio travel guide for iOS that offers you genuine 'in-situ' soundscapes that have been recorded in many of the world’s most amazing places. Rather than offering pretty pictures to lure you to a new exotic destination, this travel app offers various natural sound bites, like wild animals or the surf crashing onto a beach in some far-flung place, to suck you in and encourage you to visit.
Sound Paths is an iOS app that invites you to a rather gorgeous audio-travel experience that is unlike any app we've ever seen before. It’s a totally unique app that truly manages to plunge you into soundbites of real soundscapes that have been recorded in the most exotic places on Earth. Just choose your destination from the geographically-based album, select a soundbite and its almost as if you are actually there! Sound Paths isn't just a set of random nature sounds as every track has its own story and its own emotion attached to it. You can hear things like the sound of a gibbon 'singing', the eerie ringing of cicadas or the gentle sound of the waves lapping at the beach. If you are intrigued with the location and are interested in visiting in real life you can spot it on the map and investigate it further. You can even set the app up using its
built-in timer and alarm clock feature that lets you fall sleep and wake up to your favorite sounds. The app grants unlimited access to the entire Sound Paths collection, which at present, includes albums that includes Cambodia, Laos, Russia, and Thailand.
As I mentioned before, we generally love a decent travel app, and SoundPaths is seriously different from any other travel app that we've come across before. Rather than enticing you to a new place with beautiful photographs or prose, this app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch entices with the sounds of the surrounding area. This may be via the noises of the local wildlife or the relaxing sounds of things like waves crashing on the beach. It offers a completely different way of appealing to your senses and may bring more emotion into your travel plans. The app is simple to use and completely free. It might well stir your emotions enough for you to want to explore a place less traveled.

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