Create Peaceful, Relaxing Soundtracks With the TaoMix App


Price: Free
TaoMix – Create your own Ambiance for Relaxation, Meditation or Yoga
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Reviewed by Sara Clayton

Reviewed by Sara Clayton

It’s 5 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, and you’re stuck in the middle of traffic. After a long day at work, this is the last place you want to be. But then you remember you have one particular app on your iPhone that will at least calm your nerves for a while. That app?

TaoMix, developed by Sebastien Mourey, is an app that allows you to choose from a variety of ambient sounds to create calming sound mixes.

Concept and Functionality:

When you open the app, the first thing in sight is the cursor, the white ring in the middle of the screen, and three solid lines at the bottom. To add a sound, go to the solid lines and press the large “add” button that comes up.

You’ll be presented with a number of sound categories to choose from including water, wind, insects and more. Once you start adding sounds to the dashboard, you can start moving the cursor and sounds around to change up the mix, or ambiance.

If you want to keep the volumes of sounds generally the same, you can move the cursor closer to sounds you want louder, and farther away from sounds you’d like to hear softer.

You can also let the sound evolve itself and you also have the option of throwing the cursor and letting it bounce around the screen to change up the volumes of different sounds.

TaoMix iPhone App Review

TaoMix iPhone App Review


Though the end goal of TaoMix — to create your own mood music — is simple, the smaller details and options that the app offers are what really makes it a fantastic product. If you find that the cursor doesn’t provide enough depth to your ambiance, you can also change the weight of each sound to your liking.

If you’re looking to take a nap or just de-stress without having to worry about looking up at your clock, you can set a timer on your sound mix or, if there’s no hurry, you can also keep the ambiance going for an infinite amount of time (or, that is, until you phone dies).

TaoMix also lets you save and load ambiances, so you can revisit a mix you liked or store one to listen to for the future.


Clean, innovative and simple, TaoMix is one of the coolest apps out there. The navigation is intuitive and easy to follow. The ambient noises, represented by circular icons, sound impressively realistic and somehow blend together all the time, no matter what combinations you decide to use.

The look of the app itself is enough to reason to buy the app. There aren’t any unnecessary features that crowd the dashboard. The navigation is tucked neatly below so you can focus on creating your ideal ambiance.

Though the features and sounds you get from the free version do plenty, with the $1.99 upgrade, you can choose from all the sounds in the app and have more than three sounds in your mix. And frankly, with an app like TaoMix, the upgrade will pay for itself.

TaoMix is good for just about anyone — whether you simply enjoy the sounds of nature or like to tinker around.

The app is very well made and visually-appealing, and I highly highly recommend you give TaoMix a try.

taomix-qrTaoMix requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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