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Beatsy turns any surface into an AR-powered music visualizer

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What you need to know

  • This app turns any surface into a music visualizer and it's free.

Some of us are still waiting for that killer augmented reality app and while Beatsy might not be it, it's one of the more fun uses for AR that I've come across. Simply, it takes a surface and turns it into a music visualizer.

Yes, that means you can have your wall ripple to the beat of your favorite track and yes, it's pretty cool.

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Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that it's free, giving everyone the chance to get their hands on it. And they should, if only to get a glimpse a the kinds of things that can be done with AR – and I don't believe this takes advantage of the iPhone 12 Pro's LiDAR Scanner yet, too!

Shape the world with your music

Beatsy is an AR music visualizer that uses the microphone or music to modify real world surfaces. Turn your wall into a giant speaker or transform a road into a rolling wave of notes.

Features:

  • Distort any flat horizontal or vertical surfaces using microphone input or music.
  • Change visualizers and adjut their effects.
  • Scale the visualizers up to epic sizes.
  • Use the microphone to visualize your voice or music playing over the speaker.
  • Visualize songs that are stored on your phone. Tc visualize songs from streaming services such as as Spotify, use the microphone and play the song over the speaker.
  • Capture and share photos and videos of your visualizations.

You can download Beatsy from the App Store now (opens in new tab) and, again, it's absolutely free.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.