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Owl City's Adam Young revealed as iOS 7 soundmeister

updated 08:15 pm EDT, Mon October 21, 2013

May have created or remastered new sound sets

Electronic musician Adam Young, founder of the Owl City music project, has revealed himself as having been responsible for at least some of the new sounds that debuted with iOS 7. While his exact role is unspecified, the overall tone of the new sounds are distinctly more electronic compared to the default tones of iOS 6.

Young updated his discography on his website, listing himself as working with Apple for "sounds for iOS 7." A number of new and reworked sounds were included with iOS 7, including new default ringtones, notification sounds, alerts and even a battery-charging tone, reports AppleInsider.

Many of the sounds are similar to the ones from iOS 6 (which are still available to use if preferred), but don't try to replicate the sounds of traditional instruments as much as before. The new, more obviously electronic effects tend to offer a more "futuristic" sound. Young's revelation as the author of the new sounds comes less than a month after actor Susan Bennett revealed that she had been the voice of the American female version of Siri.

Young is best known for the Owl City track "Fireflies" and has also done work as a producer, remixer and guest vocalist on scores for animated movies.





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