Saturday, October 31, 2015

FieldScaper podcast from iOS Music And You

iOS Music And You Podcast 025: Analogkit Interview (Part 2), FieldScaper, Garageband

In the second part of the show, we take a look at my app pick, a sound warp field recorder and scape constructor called FieldScaper from Igor Vasiliev. The app was made to shorten the way from recording samples to creating soundscapes; it’s also a great way to glitch out your music in a big way. I start out my demoing a recording that a made in the “field” and taking through a variety of presets. I talk about the some of the possibilities when you alter parameters within the app on your own and then dig deep into the power of FieldScaper by getting recordings into all three oscillators. From there, I put a more traditional recording of a drum loop from DM1 into FieldScaper and alter things in a glitchy kind of way. There’s so many sonic possibilities in FieldScaper that will open you to a world of new sounds – it’s really worth giving a try. For those of you that are already using FieldScaper, I’d love to know what you think – drop me a line and tell me what you think of FieldScaper.

iOS Music And You

[ Also you can download the podcast here ]








Monday, October 26, 2015

Grant Horsnell - Cafe Conundrum

A soundscape using the new FieldScaper app for iPhone and iPad










FieldScaper giveaway – five copies of Igor Vasiliev new iOS sound design app up for grabs

SoundScaper was bit of a departure from the more conventional audio effects processing apps Igor had previously released but it proved very popular with sound designers and more experimental electronic musicians. Indeed, so popular that, as I mentioned last week, Igor has now followed it up with FieldScaper – also a sound design tool but perhaps aimed more at capturing (and then processing) audio recorded ‘in the field’.

More on MUSIC APP BLOG








Demo: Fieldscaper Part 2 by Brian Kupferschmid

In part two, I play a bit of piano and synth and mangle the tracks into some dark and eerie textures.

[ Part 1 ]










First Look at FieldScaper Part 1 by Brian Kupferschmid

In part one of a two part video review, I take a look at FieldScaper, a three track field recorder that allows you to mangle audio into some other worldly soundscapes. I go through all the effects and in part two, I perform a synth bit and warp it into something not of this earth.




[ Part 2 ]








Friday, October 23, 2015

FieldScaper description in single file

This is the same text that accessible with the button "?" in the FieldScaper but in single PDF file.

FieldScaper ver. 1.1 description








Thursday, October 22, 2015

AppGiveaway, Win Igor Vasilievs Excellent FieldScaper

Lets go with another AppGiveaway, this time with many thanks to Igor Vasiliev we are giving away his most excellent FieldScaper – Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor App.

So same rules as usual, all you need to do is answer the question below, please only one answer per person and the winners will be chosen at random on Monday 26th October 2015.

Read more on thesoundtestroom







FieldScaper 1.1 has been released

Fix for iPhone 6s sample rate issue in this update. Also several significant improves including better performance for previous generation devices.

Music App Blog -

FieldScaper update – Igor Vasiliev brings some a first round of tweaks to his new iOS sound design app







Spektakuläres Hightech-Geräuschwunder: ‚FieldScaper – Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor‘

Prima Nachschub aus einer probaten App-Schmiede für ambitionierte und fortgeschrittene Sound-Enthusiasten, die sich gerne auf etwas Besonderes und Hypermodernes einlassen. Experimentell, absolut abgehoben und am allerjüngsten Stand der Technik! Funkelnagelneu. Natürlich voll zum Törnen, versprochen!

Damit ist es beispielsweise möglich, aus irgendwelchen Uralt-Mono-Recordings oder Soundschnipseln (Samples) völlig spacige Töne und Flächen herzustellen; aus einem der unten eingebetteten Videos (dem dritten) geht prima hervor, wie aus verrauschten Aufnahmen, die von einem antiken Kasettenrekorder (!) eingespielt werden, psychedelische und spooky Klangteppiche gestaltet werden können, also etwas komplett Anderes.

More: Spektakuläres Hightech-Geräuschwunder: ‚FieldScaper – Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor‘






Wednesday, October 21, 2015

FieldScaper 1.1 already submitted for review

And so first release and first problem. On the iPhone 6s there is problem with using internal mic. The hardware sample rate for internal mic is fixed at 48 kHz and app can't change it. With headset or external audio card all ok. Unfortunately the FieldScaper can't start without connected headphones on this device.

But don't worry, I found and fix this issue. New version 1.1 already submitted for review and I asked for expedited review of this update. Will it be fast or as usual I don't know. But I hope they respond.


Also in this update several significant improvements:

- Improved user interface and sound engine.
- Each oscillator start separately.
- One oscillator can be started in loop mode, others playback samples.
- File markers In and Out stored for each file.
- Improved performance.








FieldScaper warped world impressions

Tracks created with using FieldScaper app and with any others.









FieldScaper, Getting Started and Demo for iPad

Great video for first start with FieldScaper app from thesoundtestroom.









Tuesday, October 20, 2015

FieldScaper - Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor

Advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. Discover new ways to create and construct unusual and exciting sounds from any environmental audio recordings or samples recorded from other apps through Inter-App audio or Audiobus.

The main advantage is that you can record and modify samples along the way within the single app. You can record sounds and noises, delete unwanted parts and then use presets to give a whole new sounding or create spectacular soundscapes and textures to use them as loops in this app. And even use FieldScaper as effect in real time with other apps or external input.

The FieldScaper consists of two main parts. The first part is the field recorder with special options for different ways of record environmental sound from microphone or record other sound sources. With the sample editor you can cut or split the source sample for more convenient use. The second part is the scaper sound engine that with using dynamic presets can easily transform the most ordinary sounds into something absolutely different.

These parts connect with each other into one whole but you can use recorder or scaper independently.

FieldScaper screenshots for iPhone. Click on image to enlarge.

FieldScaper has different user interface for iPhone / iPad in portrait and landscape orientation. In portrait orientation the screen is divided between Recorder and Oscillator controls. You can easily record new sample and immediately load and process it in the oscillator. For more convenient use of this application as field recorder on iPhone just rotate it to landscape orientation. This transforms the user interface into full screen recorder without oscillator. This mode is very useful for recording and editing samples on iPhone.

On iPad in landscape orientation on the screen placed the Recorder and controls for all three Oscillators. This mode is suitable for recording and operating with samples when you use FieldScaper in real-time as instrument with all three oscillators, especially with MIDI controllers.

FieldScaper screenshots for iPad (landscape). Click on image to enlarge.

In addition you can switch the user interface to the mode of Looper. This mode is specially designed for use FieldScaper as real-time effect processor and looper. All controls are made so that you can quickly change presets and samples, use the main controls for oscillators and select the mode for processing the input signal.

The scaper sound engine contains three sample-based oscillators each with filters, delay, distortion and a spatial mixer. Most of parameters can be assigned to individual low-frequency oscillators. You can control several these parameters in different ranges using the "Main effect" fader. These features give you the abilty to create continuously changing, breaking and glitching sound forms and loop-based effects from ordinary samples of synths, guitars, voices or everyday sounds of your environment.

The FieldScaper supports complete MIDI control for all faders, knobs and many buttons. You can change the parameters of oscillators, filters, delays and mixer by using any external MIDI controller or MIDI apps like sequencers. With the MIDI controllers this app becomes very comfortable to use at live performance.


Main features of field recorder:

  • Auto start record when input signal appears.
  • Auto stop record when signal below threshold or by time.
  • Record series of samples by a signal presence.
  • Recorder timer in seconds or measures (sync with BPM).
  • Input signal monitor with different modes.
  • Automatic gain control, cut off input filters and noise gate.
  • Advanced sample editor (delete, trim, split, cut, copy, paste, undo).
  • Filter and normalizer for recorded sample.

Scaper sound engine:

  • Loop based mode for processing input in real time as effect.
  • Three sample-based oscillators, each with set of effects.
  • Low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop filters with resonance.
  • Two range delay with smooth time change and additional modes.
  • Advanced spatial mixer/reverb with changing of side and distance.
  • Wide range changing of oscillator speed change with reverse.
  • Distortion effect based on breaking addressing of samples (like on circuit bending).
  • Complex effect consisting of lofi, overload, noise and ring modulation.
  • Individual or group of LFO for each effect with additional modes and BPM sync.
  • The "Main effect" function for control several parameters simultaneously.

Additional features:

  • A set of predefined presets with wide range of effects.
  • Scenes for storing and loading all operation parameters.
  • Convenient file manager with groups of files by name or date.
  • Complete MIDI control for all faders, knobs and other modes.
  • Possibility to download additional samples in different audio formats.
  • Uploading samples thru Dropbox, Web access, clipboard or from another app and iTunes.
  • Adaptive UI with different functionality for portrait and landscape orientation.
  • Different color schemes available for UI.
  • Detailed application description (also available as PDF).
  • Supports Audiobus with "State Saving" feature.
  • Inter-App audio compatible (supports transport and BPM controls).

Requirements:

  • Fourth generation of iPad or fifth generation of iPhone and higher is required.

[ Complete description of FieldScaper 1.7 in one PDF file ]

Demo of the sample editor and creating new preset:


Demo of use FieldScaper:


Live improvisation [ More details about this demo and what were used in this setup ]:


FieldScaper brief overview:









Friday, October 16, 2015

FieldScaper one sample transformation demo

In this demo the FieldScaper app used as sample recorder with auto start and stop recording. Then the sample was divided on two oscillators and processed independently with two various standard presets. The third oscillator used as looper for external synth with glitch like preset.

Several parameters are changing in real time by external MIDI controller.










Wednesday, October 14, 2015

7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth - SoundScaper

This week, it's time for SoundScaper App

- experimental Noise
- textures
- soundscapes

www.synthanatomy.com



And don't miss new experimental sound instrument - FieldScaper - Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor. Coming soon!







Monday, October 12, 2015

FieldScaper 1.0 has been submitted for review

FieldScaper - Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor has been submitted for review.

Advanced field recorder combined with sound warp engine with a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. Discover new ways to create and construct unusual and exciting sounds from any environmental audio recordings or samples recorded from other apps through Inter-App audio or Audiobus.

The main purpose of this advanced app is to shorten the way from recording samples to create spectacular soundscapes and in addition to use this app as glitch loop based effect in the real-time.

click on image to enlarge

The FieldScaper consists of two main parts. The first part is the field recorder with special options for different ways of record environmental sound from microphone or record other sound sources. The second part is the scaper sound engine that with using dynamic presets can easily transform the most ordinary samples into something absolutely different. These parts connect with each other into one whole but you can use recorder or scaper separately.

The scaper sound engine contains three sample-based oscillators each with filters, delay, distortion and spatial mixer. The most of parameters can be assigned on individual low-frequency oscillators. With using the "Main effect" fader you can control several these parameters in different ranges. These features give you the abilty to create continuously changing, breaking and glitching sound forms and loop-based effects from ordinary samples of synths, guitars, voices or everyday sounds of the environment.

FieldScaper supports complete MIDI control for all faders, knobs and many buttons. You can change the parameters of oscillators, filters, delays and mixer by using any external MIDI controller or MIDI apps like sequencers. With the MIDI controllers this app becomes very comfortable to use at live performance.