Thursday, June 25, 2015

SoundScaper favorites

The big collection of tracks and sounds created with using SoundScaper and other apps and even hardware synths and DIY devices. Very diverse and interesting compositions. Many are very impressive!

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Hands-On Introduction to Making Music on iOS

iPad Music School: A Hands-On Introduction to Making Music on iOS (Apptronica Music App Series Book 2) by Clif Johnston

Whether you’re 8 years old or 80 years old, there’s never a bad time to start making music. You live in exciting times, with technology that allows you to carry around a virtual studio in your pocket or purse. It’s never been easier or more fun to learn how to create your own songs and share them with your friends, or the whole world.

This book is for anyone wanting to learn how to make music with apps on your iPad. If you’ve never played a note in your life, I’ll show you how to make your first song in minutes. If you’re an experienced musician looking for a quick start on music app basics, you’ll also find useful information in this book.

iPad Music School starts by showing you how to make and share your first song using a single app. From there you'll learn about copy and pasting audio between apps, recording your own sounds, and managing your files. You'll discover how easy it is to connect apps together using Inter-App Audio and Audiobus. You'll also learn how to sync two apps together and send notes between them using virtual MIDI.

By the time you finish this book, you'll have a solid foundation in all of the concepts you need to move on to making your own great music with iPad apps.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

New Space Project (album)

This album was performed on two iPad apps - SoundScaper and SunVox. Basically all tracks were performed by using only these apps, but certain textures were recorded by using several DIY sound generating devices. Source samples were created special for SoundScaper app by using several digital and analogue synthesizers and effect units.

All recordings were made with analogue mixing console on multitrack tape machine. Final mix also was made on the two track tape. Digitizing and post processing on iPad with apps Master Record and Audio Mastering.

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by: Igor Vasiliev and Alexander Zolotov.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Innerspace Welcome (release)

Mystical trip to the depth of mind. Improvisation with iPad app Virtual ANS and several DIY sound generating devices. Recorded live in one session. Produced, Recorded and Mixed by: Igor Vasiliev and Alexander Zolotov.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

SoundScaper 1.3 has been released!

New version 1.3 of SoundScaper contains extended options for the sound sources in spatial mixer.

What's new:

  • Advanced control panel by double tap on the sound sources in mixer.
  • Eight band equalizer for each sound source.
  • LP and HP filters in reverb for each sound source.
  • Additional reverb algorithm modes for sound sources.
  • Built-in description updated.
  • Minor bug fixes.

In the new version you can open advanced control panel by double tap to the mixer sources. This panel contains eight-band equalizer which connected after filter and delay modules and before reverb unit. By default equalizer is off. Also this panel contains two faders at the bottom for changing frequency of the low-pass and high-pass filters for reverb signal (reverb reflections, not for source signal).

There are three buttons for modifying reverberation algorithm for each sound sources. Different algorithm modes for different sound sources in common reverb space can give very unusual sounding. Experimenting with these modes for different sounds you can reach spatial effects which would be more suitable for your soundscape ideas.