Explore the surprising side of sound with Sound Uncovered, an award-winning interactive collection from the Exploratorium featuring auditory illusions, acoustic phenomena, and other things that go bump, beep, boom, and vroom.
Hear with your eyes, see with your ears, test your hearing, make and modify recordings—this app puts you at the center of the experiment.
Why do some noises seem louder at night? Are there secret messages in music played backward? How can Siri understand different accents? Why does the sound of gum chewing drive some people mad? Listen up and find answers to these questions and more as you take an auditory trip to the place where sound gets truly interesting: the space between your ears.
And it's free! Download it at the iTunes App Store.
Sound Uncovered won the Jackson Hole Science Media Symposium's 2014 Best Online and Interactive Media Award; the American Association of Museum's 2013 Silver MUSE award, Mobile Applications; and Museum and the Web's 2013 Best of the Web Award, Mobile. It has been featured as Editor’s Pick and New and Noteworthy by Apple, ranked #5 in Education among free iPad apps, and was chosen as App of the Day/Week by several media outlets including Gizmodo, The Guardian, Mashable, and Appolicious.