Sunday, February 22, 2015

AltiSpace ver. 1.9 submitted for review

New version 1.9 of AltiSpace - Convolution Reverb for iPhone and iPad has been submitted for review.

New in this version:

- Now it contains more than 350 high-quality samples of actual reverbs.
- Added option to choose between controls Dry/Wet mix or Reverb level.
- Added option to boost reverb output on +20 db.
- Built-in description updated.
- Minor bug fixes.



Added 35 new IR samples from famous reverbs Roland SRV-2000 and Yamaha SPX990.

Know more about reverb devices which included in this application:

The most famous reverb gears







Friday, February 20, 2015

Tim Webb - Let's Play with SoundScaper

The great video review of SoundScaper from Tim Webb (discchord)



"Igor Vasiliev's latest app is extraordinarily unique, bringing the world of circuit bending 80s toys to iOS! Minus the parts where you're burning your fingers and huffing solder fumes. If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/user?u=107612"







iOS MARS :: SoundScaper app review

[ SoundScaper app review - Crazy circuit bending mayhem from Igor Vasiliev ]










Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SoundScaper detailed review

Very detailed review of SoundScaper from Music App Blog

"For experimental musicians and sound design fans, SoundScaper is as close to a no-brainer as you can currently get. Perhaps not such an obvious choice for the more conventional musician but, as a virtual lab for weird and wonderful journeys into sound, SoundScaper is a joy and a bargain to boot."


SoundScaper - Igor Vasiliev brings us sonic madness in an iOS music app







SoundScaper for iPad Video Tutorial

The most complete video tutorial from thesoundtestroom - the great site with app reviews!








Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SoundScaper Live Demo

This is live demo of SoundScaper app for iPad with diy soundbox that inspired this app.


Also in this record were used Roland Juno-60, Roland Space Echo RE-201, AKAI MFC42, AKG ADR68k.

Recorded on Sony TC-510-2 Stereo Tapecorder (BASF SM911).

A/D conversion Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 with Master Record app on iPad.

Audio track:









Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hardware DIY prototype of SoundScaper

Can you imagine that before app was developed there was created DIY device that became prototype of app? Usually it's the opposite. But for SoundScaper it's so.

Here is circuit bending diy sound box created from five chips from electronic toys :) and several additional ICs in filters and triggers which inspired the creation of SoundScaper app.


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Would like to know what is "circuit bending"?

Know more about circuit bending

Interested in circuit bending? Here an excellent guide to start:

Circuit Bending Tutorial

Or download app for iPad to figure out what it looks like:

SoundScaper - An experimental sound mini lab







SoundScaper - An experimental sound mini lab

SoundScaper is an experimental sound mini lab for creating unusual soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones, glitches and noises based on circuit bending principles.

With this application you can easily experiment with creating new and unusual sounds from ordinary samples. For sound designers and those interested in creating ambient or experimental electronic music, with filtering and mixing of up to three oscillators, you can create excellent soundscapes, textures and drones for your music or for movie soundtrack or entertainment apps and games. With complete MIDI control this application is very comfortable and powerful instrument to use for real-time sound creation and live improvisation.

The oscillators, based on simulating schematics of actual 8 bit lofi sound playback chips, have circuit bending like controls that are ideal for making glitches, noises, crackles and granular sounds. Combined with the filtering and spatial mixing options, you can expand these sounds to deep and atmospheric textures. Finally you can add motion and continuous changes to your sounds via low frequency oscillators which can control the filter and mixer parameters.

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The "Morphing scene" option gives you ability of smooth switching between scenes, applying multifunctional filters and changing oscillators parameters during morphing process. Using these features you can add a new dimension to the existing scenes varying them in the real time.

[ Complete description of SoundScaper 1.8 in one PDF file ]

What's inside:

  • Three sample-based oscillators with control based on circuit bending principles.
  • Three Low / High / Band - pass filters and two range delay for each oscillator.
  • Spatial mixer / reverb with side and distance for each sound source.
  • Three low frequency oscillators for automation mixer and filters.
  • Possibility of generating parameters for each oscillator randomly.
  • Scenes for storing all parameters of oscillators, filters and mixer.
  • Morphing with smooth changes scenes with additional effects in real-time.
  • Built-in library of natural samples grouped by categories.
  • Set of ready-to-use presets for oscillators.

Additional features:

  • Advanced control panel for all faders and rotary knobs.
  • Individual equalizer and reverb options for each sound source in the spatial mixer.
  • Complete MIDI control for all faders, knobs and most other elements.
  • Uploading samples through Dropbox, Web access, clipboard and from other apps.
  • Different color schemes available for the user interface.
  • Detailed application description (also in signle PDF).
  • Supports Audiobus with "State Saving" feature.
  • Inter-App audio compatible.

Requirements:

Fourth generation of iPad and higher is recommended (especially with Inter-app audio and Audiobus).

Demo of oscillator presets and creating new sounds:


Demo of filters, morphing scene and feedback effect:



More videos:


Reviews:


Interesting info:


Audio demo tracks:









Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

SoundScaper 1.0 has been submitted for review

SoundScaper is an experimental sound mini lab for creating unusual soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones, glitches and noises based on circuit bending ideas.

With this application you can easy experimented with creation new and unusual sounds from ordinary samples. For sound designers and those interested in creating ambient or experimental electronic music, with filtering and mixing of up to three oscillators, you can create excellent soundscapes, textures and drones for your music or for movie soundtrack or entertainment apps and games.

The oscillators, based on simulating schematics of actual 8 bit lofi sound playback chips, have circuit bending like controls that are ideal for making glitches, noises, crackles and granular sounds. Combined with the filtering and spatial mixing options, you can expand these sounds to deep and atmospheric textures. Finally you can add motion and continuous changes to your sounds via low frequency oscillators which can control the filter and mixer parameters.