The Dark Knight Rises seems to be getting all the attention it deserves.
The epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is in cinemas
today. But that's not all. While Gameloft
has released a mobile game
drawing inspiration from the movie, the creators of the film have now
designed an app that lets you delve into the world of The Dark Knight
Rises in a way you've never experienced before.
Knight Rises Z+ app for iOS is more than just music to your ears. Once
you put your headphones on, you actually feel you're in the dark alleys
of Gotham City. It engulfs you with scores from the movie. Here's how it
The app picks up sounds from real environments
blending them with the soundtrack of Hans Zimmer from the film. The
result is a feel of Gotham City in a sonic version, which lasts for
almost 2 hours. It offers a very unique and powerful listening
experience by utilizing everyday sounds or actions and turning them into
interesting audio pieces that add more depth to the listening
experience. Munching on a biscuit was never the same as before!
Dark Knight Rises Z+ follows the footsteps of the highly acclaimed
augmented audio app for the movie 'Inception' which allowed listeners to
experience a variety of sounds that were determined by the listener's
location, time of the day and even the weather.
The Z+ app
has two modes: AutoPilot and Manual. AutoPilot plays audio depending on
the noise around you. So it's different when you're in a rather quiet
place than one with more background noise. It also creates different
soundscapes for quiet, still and action modes.
mode allows the listener to take control of the preferences. The app also
triggers soundtracks depending on the time of day. There are a few
in-app purchases and one that stands out is 'The Bat' which listeners
can pilot with the actual movie sound effect simulator by Academy Award
winning sound designer Richard King.
Apart from the
personalized Gotham City soundtrack, the app also has audio clips of
discussions and commentaries between Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan
on the process of creating the musical score for the film.
on the app's creation, Hans Zimmer said, "I'm hoping to give fans of
this beloved trilogy the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the
soundscapes and atmospheres of the world of the Dark Knight. This new
app allows users to be part of the film in a way that goes beyond the
movie screen-it's the difference between looking at a photo of a river,
and being able to drop your hand over the side of the boat and feel the
currents of the water tug as the river takes you on a journey."
a CD can only play the same tracks over and over again, the Z+ app will
definitely evolve each time you try it since it's purely based on sounds
The Dark Knight Rises Z+ developed by RJDJ,
is one app that is sure to blow you away. The best part is that it's
available for free in the App Store. Enter the city of Gotham now!
The Dark Knight Rises Z+ (iOS, Free)