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#iAGameCast 18 – Sequence Storm

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On this episode, Aleeha, Jason, and Meaghan demo a really neat game called Sequence Storm from Special Magic Games LLC.

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#iAGameCast 17 – Audio Rush

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On this episode, Aleeha and Jason demo a fun little game called Audio Rush.

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iA Cast iA UnboxCast

#iAUnboxCast 43 – Apple 16 inch MacBook Pro

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On this episode, Michael, Aleeha, Chris and Jason unbox the 2019, 16 inch [MacBook Pro](https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro-16/(.

 

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#iAGameCast 16 – Audio Wizards

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On this episode, Aleeha, Jason, and Chris play through several levels of AudioWizards, a new game from myTrueSound.

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#iAGameCast 15 – Circus Master Revenge

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On this episode, Aleeha, Jason, and Victoria play through Circus Master Revenge from Mental Vision.

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#iACast GameCast 12 – Ah Da** IT – Explicit

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On this episode, Aleeha and Jason play Ah da** it, a concept game developed by Sam Tupy.

Listen as Aleeha encounters zombies, trolls, ghosts that will curse you if they get the chance, bats, balloons, and more.

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#iACast GameCast 7 – Feer

On this episode of the iA GameCast, Aleeha and Jason demo a game called Feer.

In this game, you are running from zombies, collecting lights and power-ups, and completing quests. The game is an endless runner which features both audio and visual elements. How many zombies can Aleeha survive? Listen and find out.

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Beyond The Gallery

Beyond The Gallery: Convert Video to Audio

Sometimes you may just want a video to be converted to audio, or you might want to convert your stereo videos on your new iPhone XS or XS Max to audio because stereo recording is not supported yet in other apps, well you can now with this shortcut.

This shortcut takes input from your share sheet, Photos or iCloud Drive, and it will convert the selected video to an audio file which is .m4a, and save it to the location of your choosing.

Download Shortcut: Convert Video File To Audio

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#iACast 48 – An Interview With Hooke Audio

The National Federation of the Blind convention brings people together to network and to discuss all new technologies. Though we have had the chance to unbox and review the Hooke Audio headphones, we have had the pleasure to sit down today with Anthony and Justin of Hooke Audio to talk more about the amazing 3D audio headphones.

We will be posting this podcast twice. We recorded this on the Yeti Pro, and on the Hooke Verse headphones to compare the audio in a podcast setting. This version of the podcast was done on the Yeti Pro, and the other version will be up soon.

We would like to thank everyone at Hooke Audio for letting us try the Hooke Verse headphones, and we urge all of our listeners to look at and possibly purchase these headphones. While there are limitations to the Hooke Verse, the possibilities are endless for future updates.

Hooke Audio Website

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iA Cast iA UnboxCast

iA UnboxCast 6 – Hooke Verse

On this episode of the UnboxCast, Aleeha, Michael, Jason, and T. J. Meloy unbox the Hooke Verse headphones. We also discuss setting up the headphones, and show how accessible the Hooke Verse app is.

Hooke Audio

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#iACast 46 – Lets Go Face The Music

On this episode of the iA Cast, Aleeha talks with Jason Earls, T. J. Meloy, Matt Dierckens, and Aaron Linson about their backgrounds in music and what software they use to create and produce music.

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Hooke Audio – 3D Binaural Microphone for iOS

In the past, 3D audio recording has been something that many have not had access to. It seems that we are now seeing many different products on the market that can do 3D audio, and Hooke Audio is one company that provides such a solution. Thanks to the great folks at Hooke, the iAccessibility Management Team has had the opportunity to use the Hooke Verse headset and record several demos using the iOS app. We will soon have demos of the headset’s recordings on the iA Cast podcast, but I wanted to talk today about the Hooke Audio app and how amazingly accessible it is.

How The App Works

To explain how the app works, I must first explain more about the Hooke Verse headset. The Hooke Verse is a Bluetooth headset that can record in 3D, also known as Binaural, audio, which means that the sound can come from any angle instead of just left or right. The Hooke Verse headset appears to use specific APIs to communicate with an iOS device, like an iPhone, to send audio from itself to the device. From what I can tell, the Hooke Verse does not contain the same recording technology as many headphones, because it is not able to be used to make calls or use with TeamTalk or FaceTime on iOS. Once the user initiates recording in the Hooke Audio App, the headset will start recording in 3D audio. Recording in iOS does require the Hooke Audio app, but you can use the share button in the app to send the recordings to other apps.

Hooke Audio Accessibility

One of the big advantages of the Hooke Audio app is that it is fully accessible with VoiceOver. Hooke has worked very closely with the Blind community to make their app and device as accessible as possible.

When you enter the Hooke App for the first time, you will be guided through a tutorial on how to set up and use your headset. Please read through this tutorial as there are some interesting suggestions on how to properly use the headset.

Typically, we would explain where to find the buttons in an app in our reviews, but I think you will find a pleasant surprise when you open the Hooke app for the first time with VoiceOver on. I personally am a visual app user, but I found it very easy to learn the app with VoiceOver when I opened it and it showed me a dialog explaining how to use the app with VoiceOver.

Conclusion

Hooke Audio has created a great headset and companion app for recording 3D audio. I would like to see it have more features that worked with other apps like GarageBand and have AudioBus support, but I think that this is a great start to something that makes an iOS device into more than what it was designed for.

We will be reviewing the headset itself in great detail in a future article and in several podcast episodes.

Link to Hooke Audio