Ever wondered what your ride might sound like? Now you need guess no longer We’ve just been sent a really interesting email from Amplifon, a company which has developed an app that takes data from a Strava activity and transforms it into music. Called Cycle Tracks, the programme takes data from any Strava ride or run, and feeds it through a Web Audio API (application program interface) which generates a bespoke, real-time music track in your browser.
How does it work? The music is “generated mathematically using oscillators” says the company, and these sounds are then “manipulated with filters, envelopes and effects which are derived from your personal cycle ride data from Strava.” The data collected from a Strava activity influences the music track generated. A longer ride will result in a longer track, a fast ride will produce a faster beat, and higher altitude rides will raise the pitch.
“Other additional elements are utilised in the music to reflect and enhance your ride experience. Breathing sounds speed up and slow down in time with your velocity, long synth notes rise and fall to reflect your altitude data and wind sounds increase as your velocity increases,” says the company.
To demonstrate the […]