Anemone is a sound and touch reactive digital art thing for iPad and iPhone – and one of the most organically beautiful applications I’ve made. Think lava lamp and then add tentacles.
Stroke the anemone. Use it to visualise your music. Or just watch it flow. It’s fluid, it’s organic, it’s abstract and it’s mesmerising. Though mostly gentle, sometimes it can be kind of brash and flashy so please bear the following warning in mind:
If you have photosensitive epilepsy (PSE) you shouldn’t view this app. Some modes feature frequent, rhythmic, high contrast colour flashes and rapidly changing imagery. You can read more about PSE here.
Anemone reacts to sound as received by the inbuilt microphone or directly, via its internal music player.
It has a heap of visual modes and is highly user configurable.
Anemone works on iPhones, but was really designed for the iPad’s larger screen. It looks especially great on the newer iPad models, output to a large external monitor via a HDMI adapter.
Anemone uses FMOD by Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd.