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SynthScaper has arrived

Today Igor Vasiliev (creator of FieldScaper and SoundScaper) brings us another synth specifically for experiments and soundscapes, and I’m betting that this is going to be just as interesting in terms of sound design as his other apps.

Here’s what to expect from SynthScaper:

Synthesizer specially designed for creating and experiments with ambient soundscapes in wide range from noises to melodic instruments and everything in between.

You can construct melodic pads or atonal soundscapes from different kind of built-in or downloaded samples by using all power of multi-layered oscillators, chains of filters and effects, envelope generators and low frequency oscillators. Or just use predefined scenes and creating your own scenes from library of oscillators presets.

Very flexible settings of each module give you a great opportunity for creating unique and colorful sounding from usual instruments or natural samples and adding automated changes and spatial effects for an endless variations. Different ways of assigning screen and MIDI keyboards to the oscillators provide very advanced features to control the sound. The on-screen keyboard is adapted to create special effects and varying the continuous textures and drones.

Main features:

  • Three independent oscillators.
  • Three layers with own samples in each oscillator.
  • Six voices in each layer.
  • Six envelope generators.
  • Six low frequency oscillators.
  • Separate arpeggiator for each oscillator.
  • General processing of level, balance, LPF, HPF for each layer.
  • Three additional slots for filters and effects after each oscillator.
  • Set of different kind of filters and effect modules.
  • Spatial mixer with two different sound space.
  • Screen keyboard adapted for continuous drones and soundscapes.
  • Predefined set of keyboard scales and custom scales.
  • Full screen, double and split features for screen keyboard.
  • Options of screen keyboard for pitch, continuous, modify, velocity.
  • Supports for two virtual and two MIDI keyboards at the same time.
  • Flexible assigning keyboards and controls to the oscillators.
  • Two main effects controls can combine several parameters.
  • Uploading samples thru Dropbox, Web access, clipboard.
  • Auto and manual tuning of samples with frequency analyzer.
  • Set of predefined and ready-to-use scenes and presets.
  • Built-in library of samples of instruments, synths, noises, etc.
  • Detailed application description.
  • Inter-App audio compatible (with transport and BPM controls).
  • Supports Audiobus with “State Saving” feature.

SynthScaper will be constantly developed and next version will have even more sounds, effects and features.

Requirements:

Recommended at least iPhone 6 / iPad Mini 4 / iPad Air 2 and higher.

You can find more details about SynthScaper on the website:

http://motion-soundscape.blogspot.com

SynthScaper is available on the app store at the special launch price of $9.99:

 

Preview video:

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SoundScaper 1.8 has arrived

The latest update of the excellent experimental app SoundScaper is here. Version 1.8 brings a completely redesigned “Morphing scene” feature which is the new instrument as a part of SoundScaper and is specially designed for live improvisation with existing scenes.

The morphing feature gives you ability of smooth switching between scenes in different modes and adding effects during the morphing process. With the morphing you can add a new dimension to existing scenes varying them in the real time. But the most interesting result can be reached with applying multifunctional filters and changing the oscillator parameters in transition state between scenes.

Also in this update:

  • New control pad of oscillators in the morphing interface.
  • Possibility to change oscillators parameters during the morphing.
  • Automatic output level control during the morphing.
  • Automatic return to zero option for parameters in morphing.
  • New MIDI controls for the morphing options.
  • Added very creative feature of feedback.
  • Improved morphing modes.
  • Two range of rate for main LFOs.
  • Added option of drift for main LFOs.
  • Added new presets for oscillators.
  • Updated description of the application.
  • Description available as PDF on application site.
  • Several minor bugs have been fixed.

If you’re interested in downloading the scenes used in the demo video above, just go to the SoundScaper site and follow the instructions towards the bottom of the page.

You can find SoundScaper on the app store here:

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SoundScaper 1.7 is a massive update and you really need to check out all that’s new

As you know, I love experimental apps and SoundScaper is one of the best around. Version 1.7 brings more new features and updates than you can safely shake a stick at. It is a huge and really impressive update.

So if you’re an experimental sound type person then you need to check it out.

Here are all the details …

This update significantly expands functionality of oscillators which are the basis of sound generation in SoundScaper. With new oscillators you can experiment mangling the samples by using amplitude and frequency modulations, adding a natural dynamical noise and simulate any other failures by using degradation and unstable work of electronic circuits. All of this with addition of ready to use presets opens new space for constructing unique soundscapes and textures.

  • Ready-to-use oscillator presets.
  • New user interface of oscillator control panel.
  • Improved internal sound engine.
  • Amplitude modulation of output signal.
  • Sine and triangle waveforms of amplitude modulation.
  • Change PWM carrier frequency for more lofi effect.
  • Simulate degradation of PWM circuits / decrease bit depth.
  • Control of unstability of oscillator clock.
  • Three types of generated noise like the real circuits.
  • Additional control for level of noise.
  • Two range individual LFO for modulation of clock frequency.
  • Frequency modulation by output signal from other oscillators.
  • Added the mode when trigger waits end of sample playback.
  • Trigger can shift bits on address lines.
  • Reverse shift mode of bits on address lines.
  • Improved presets / samples list in the oscillator panel.
  • Button for preview sample in the list.
  • Added samples in built-in library.
  • Updated description of the application.
  • Description available as PDF on application site.
  • Several minor bugs have been fixed.

SoundScaper is $9.99 on the app store and is so worth it:

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SoundScaper

SoundScaper gets update to version 1.6. Here’s what’s new:

  • Added new samples in built-in library.
  • Supported Dropbox service for download / upload.
  • Supported IAA MIDI and transport controls.
  • List of MIDI controls divided by categories.
  • Direct, Pick-up and Scaling modes of MIDI faders.
  • Sending states of buttons and faders to MIDI controller.
  • Selecting 16 / 24 bits depth for internal recorder.
  • Added option “Open in” for send file to other application.
  • Added new options in application settings.
  • Improved user interface for setting and description.
  • Updated description of the application.
  • Several minor bugs have been fixed.

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Video: Moodcaper Demo with AUM, Blocs Wave and Soundscaper for iPad

Video description:

Moodscaper Demo with AUM, Blocs Wave and Soundscaper for iPad”

Video published by The Sound Test Room.

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Video: AUM, iVCS3, Mitosynth, iSEM, SoundScaper, Echo Pad, Zero Reverb, BitWiz

Video description:

AUM, iVCS3, Mitosynth, iSEM, SoundScaper, Echo Pad, Zero Reverb, BitWiz

Video published by thesoundtestroom.