Cetus Square

whaleCetus Square is a generative, ambient music and soundscape application. The music this application creates will never repeat, and will never end until you say so. In the background you may hear whale-like sounds (i.e, the constellation Cetus), these are all generated too. None of the sounds you are hearing are recorded, which means you can listen to hours of music without huge file sizes.

This app is an experiment in the creation of what I call dynamic music, or music that is created as you listen. In the future my apps will evolve and eventually adapt to you as you go about your daily life. They will create music and sound suited specifically to you.

Other posts on this website explain the algorithms used in this application’s creation (see: dynamo generative music)

By supporting this app you are helping support this one-man operation and future developments.

Available at the iTunes Store:


Audio Example: cetusCapture


Interactive:  This feature uses the microphone.  Blow into the mic to create wind.  It is advised to use headphones when employing this feature to avoid feedback.

Music: Turns on the generated background music.

Sliders: Adjust these to balance the level of the music and the ambient sounds

Buttons (whale, water, reset): The whale and water buttons manually cue their respective sounds.  Use reset to reset the music generation.

Sleep:  The clock icon in the lower left corner takes you to the sleep page.  The app will fade out and shut off after this time.

Information: The ? button reminds of all the above features.

NOTE: The music and sound may take about 5 seconds to begin.  The audio can also be heard in the background while you use other apps.