When it comes to innovations in music, The Orb and David Gilmour spring readily to mind. Using the Metallic Spheres app for iPhone and iPad, you can work with music from both artists to create your own unique soundscapes.

By tapping a variety of on screen objects, it is possible to quickly and easily build up an impressive and interactive audio landscape that is accompanied by striking visuals. Fans of The Orb and David Gilmour will instantly recognise the musical style.

The beauty of Metallic Spheres is not only is it an app that enables anyone, regardless of musical experience, to create something that sounds impressive, no two creations are ever alike so you can be certain that what you are listening to is completely unique to you.

While the sounds and visuals are interesting enough, the app is a little basic in the scope of its creativity. Fans of The Orb and David Gilmour will undoubtedly pass some time coming up with new creations, but as a music creation tool, it is found wanting.

Verdict

Metallic Spheres is fun for a few minutes, but it is ultimately limited and unlikely to have lasting appeal.