What's New

+ New: Advanced options panel in iOS Settings.
+ Optionally enable more realistic lightning flashes (more delay).
+ Optionally enable atomic clock sync if you relax with multiple devices in the same room.
+ Russian translation added. наслаждаться!

Since most of you don't need the atomic clock sync, and it consumes extra energy, it is now turned off by default. To re-enable, navigate to your iOS Settings app > Thunderspace.

Now that we have that extra Settings page, we can go ape over advanced settings. Need anything special? Let me know. Meanwhile, I do have a complete remake of the Thunderspace user interface in mind, including a volume control and tighter integration with Windy and Sunny. Stay tuned for more!

App Description

You will sleep better with Thunderspace because it plays thunderstorms in 3D for headphones + realistic lightning flashes. You're welcome!

Amazing film and audio demo on http://thunderspace.me

Imagine you can immerse yourself in a hyper-realistic thunderstorm any time you feel stressed, need to relax or go to bed. Thunderspace can teleport your mind to a calm place far away from home. Far away from stress. Far away from the noise.

Please note: Thunderspace comes with two top quality hyper-realistic thunderstorms in full length. You can buy extra storms, or get all existing and future storms in a fair priced bundle. You can disable in-app purchases in your iOS settings.


≈ Revolutionary ≈
"I could hear it coming from hundreds of feet away." — Carmel Deamicis, PandoDaily

"Thunderspace takes relaxing to a whole new level." — Gannon Burgett, The Industry

"It really is impressive." — Dave Caolo, TUAW

"A lot of care and attention has gone into building this." — Paul Sawers, The Next Web

"It is absolutely like having your own personal slice of heaven." — Christine Chan, AppAdvice

"Idiotically gimmicky or incredibly effective? If it’s possible to be both at once, Thunderspace has done it." — John Pavlus, Fast Company


Emmy-award winning nature sound recordist Gordon Hempton and I recorded thunderstorms the way you hear.

Gordon has traveled the world for more than 20 years to record the sounds of nature in 3D. Thunderspace features his best thunderstorm recordings.

All Thunderspace storms are encoded in crystal clear 256 kbps AAC for a top notch audio experience. Combined with realistic lightning flashes, your brain can't help but think the storm is real.

To hear the 3D sound all around you, any stereo headphones will do. The same principle which works for 3D TV also works for 3D sound. Left ear, right ear. It's pretty neat.

You may try Thunderspace over speakers. Though keep in mind that if the sound of the left speaker enters you right ear, and vice versa, you may not hear the impressive 3D effect. This is due to a phenomenon called "crosstalk". We've heard of some customers who were able to hear the 3D sound on their surround system.

The stereoscopic 3D audio in Thunderspace can give you a true sensation of being somewhere else.

Have you ever wondered why you can hear the direction and distance of a sound? The answer is the shape of your ears and the sound shadow your head produces. Your brain decodes these inter-aural time- and level differences to tell you where a sound came from. We managed to record these head-related audio cues in a way that sounds natural over headphones.

Oh, and got some Belkin WeMo Switches + desktop fans? Thunderspace can control them in sync with the storms, so you can feel the wind.

Brought to you by Taptanium, in partnership with Gordon Hempton, the Emmy-award winning nature sound recordist.

Please check out the audio demo and film on http://thunderspace.me

But you are free to try or refuse :)


≈ Features ≈
+ Stereoscopic 3D audio optimized for Apple EarPods & headphones.
+ 2 thunderstorms included.
+ Additional thunderstorms available via In-App Purchase.
+ All storms available in the Rumble Bundle.
+ Utilizes the flash to simulate lightning. Flashes the screen on iPad.
+ Utilizes WiFi-enabled fans to simulate wind (optional).
+ Global storm sync to an atomic clock. What you see and hear is what everyone else sees and hears.*
+ Relax with many people in one room. In sync.*
+ Beautiful audiovisual experience.
+ Universal app: Runs on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
+ You can restore your purchases to all your devices.

*optional. Enable in iOS Settings > Thunderspace.


≈ Questions? ≈
Tweet @thunderspaceApp, email franz taptanium com or send an email through the in-app contact support page. Please don't ask support questions in the comments as I can't reply to those.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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Thunderspace 4K ~ Sleep Relax Meditate in a Thunderstorm with Rain Sounds screenshot 6 Thunderspace 4K ~ Sleep Relax Meditate in a Thunderstorm with Rain Sounds screenshot 7 Thunderspace 4K ~ Sleep Relax Meditate in a Thunderstorm with Rain Sounds screenshot 8 Thunderspace 4K ~ Sleep Relax Meditate in a Thunderstorm with Rain Sounds screenshot 9 Thunderspace 4K ~ Sleep Relax Meditate in a Thunderstorm with Rain Sounds screenshot 10

App Changes

  • March 11, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99
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