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The Fields App Lets Users Paint 3D Sound Environments

 - May 16, 2018
Virtual and augmented reality is usually considered in terms of its visual impact, but the Fields app shows that the technology can be just as multisensory as life itself. The Fields app is a sonic augmented reality app that allows users to listen to handmade three-dimensional soundscapes and even build their own.

In the same way that virtual reality painting programs let users draw on the air and craft digital sculptures, the Fields app's interface lets users paint soundscapes. Users can capture sounds using their microphone, upload those sounds into the app's library, and then place those sounds around any augmented reality space. The app gives a visual representation of where each sound exists while building, but users can remove those visual cues on the finished product to make for a completely auditory experience.