Tuesday, March 28, 2017

AltiSpace - Convolution Reverb for iPad and iPhone

The realistic sound of famous reverb gears in your iPad and iPhone! More than 400 factory presets from 24 actual reverb devices.

[ Download AltiSpace from App Store ]

Includes a large built-in library of the highest quality reverb impulses taken from the most known and outstanding devices and possibility to upload your own impulses of reverb spaces. Intuitive and compact user interface for maximum ease and efficiency.






You can use this application together with Inter-App Audio hosts (like a DAW, Recorders or Audio file managers) or with Audiobus for adding studio quality reverberation effects to the sound of other music applications or pre-recorded tracks.

AltiSpace can also be used with external audio interfaces for real-time sound processing. Suitable for live performance or in the studio together with other equipment.

[ Detailed overview and work with AltiSpace ]

What is the convolution reverb?

Briefly, convolution reverb is based on a process that digitally 'captures' the reverb characteristics of another reverb effects unit or the reverb response of a real acoustic space. It is based on the mathematical convolution operation, and uses a pre-recorded audio sample of the impulse response of the device or space being modeled. The process of convolution multiplies each sample of the audio to be processed (reverberated) with the samples in the impulse response file.

[ See more about convolution process (Wikipedia) ]
[ See more about principle of convolution reverbs (Wikipedia) ]

Main features:

  • More than 400 factory presets from 24 actual reverb devices.
  • High-quality and fast convolution algorithm with 64 bit operations.
  • Low latency for comfortable using at live performance.
  • Wide range of reverberation types such as plates, springs, halls, rooms, etc.
  • Preset hotkeys with possibility to save current sample and all its parameters.
  • Convenient choice sample by device name, reverb type or in complete list.
  • All processing parameters are stored for each sample.
  • Pre/post parametric equalizer with cut-off filters.
  • Possibility to construct the envelope (like ADSR) for device sample.
  • Changing offset from beginning of sample (start time of sample).
  • Adjusting stereo width and modulation for reverb output.
  • Additional mode 'Reverb only output' for use with DAW and mixing consoles.
  • Possibility to upload additional samples in different audio formats.
  • Uploading samples thru Web access, audio clipboard, from another app or thru iTunes.
  • Detailed application description with an overview of famous reverb equipment.
  • Different color schemes available for the user interface.

Compatibility:

  • Inter-App audio compatible.
  • Supports Audiobus in Effect, Input or Output slots.
  • Supports Audiobus "State Saving" feature.

Requirements:

Third generation of iPad or fifth generation of iPhone and higher is recommended (especially with Inter-app audio and Audiobus).

[ Overview of the most famous reverb gears that you find in this app ]

Demo and review:

Very detailed review of AltiSpace from THESOUNDTESTROOM:


Live demo of some presets:



Examples of use AltiSpace:

DN780 Medium Hall:



Famous guitar spring:



EMT140 Reverberation Unit (first plate reverb):



ADR68k Nice Chamber:




Several great compositions where AltiSpace was used:















Thursday, March 9, 2017

Abstract patterns

An experiment with abstract patterns generating by using only Korg Monotron as sound source and FieldScaper app on iPad for sound processing.


This composition was created from three layers recorded separately in real time. For each layer Korg Monotron was used for generating one sound, then FieldScaper app with different settings was used for processing source sound. First two layers were recorded on two track each (stereo) on Tascam Portastudio 424.

For these layers FieldScaper was set to the Loop mode for work as effect processor.

Third layer was recorded in real time at playback first two. Mixing made on Tascam Portastudio. Final record was made on Sony Walkman Professional WM-D6C.

For third layer FieldScaper also work in Loop mode but the record in loop starts when signal appears. Then loop playback and process. Record starts when signal appears and stops by timer (in certain time). For processing sound were used several built-in presets with some modifications.

Sounds were captured and output by external audio interface connected to iPad - Focusrite Scarlett 6i6.



For visual effects were used a great little device Quantum VJ from Alexander Zolotov.

Author description - "Quantum VJ is a glitch-style 8-bit pendant and audio visualizer. Any audio source can be connected to this device through the jack plug (3.5mm). It also can visualize some electromagnetic interference and the "soul modulations" of the owner when the audio ports are not connected. There are nine display modes that can be switched by the button."


Know more how FieldScaper app can be used for creating impressive compositions and even soundtracks for sci-fi and fantasy movies -

FieldScaper - Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor







Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spring sale!

All Audio Mastering and Exiting Noise series apps on sale!


Exciting Noise series

SoundScaper

An experimental sound mini lab for creating unusual soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones, glitches and noises based on circuit bending principles. App Store >>>

FieldScaper

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. App Store >>>



Audio Mastering series

Audio Mastering

The first fully functional audio mastering application with professional quality delivers an unprecedented level of clarity, punch and warmth to your mix. App Store >>>

AltiSpace - Convolution Reverb

The realistic sound of famous reverb gears for your iPad and iPhone! App Store >>>

Master Record

Tape simulation recorder, player and effect for Inter-App Audio and Audiobus. App Store >>>

Master FX

Multipurpose effect processor for guitar, synthesizer and voice, providing a wide range of high-quality and creative effects options for audio processing. App Store >>>

Demo of using Master FX for processing guitar and synth:







Thursday, February 9, 2017

FieldScaper controller

Mario Jurisch who makes impressive DIY MIDI controllers also plan make special external MIDI controller for FieldScaper app. And it looks amazing!

Dimension of the FieldScaper Controller. In the background - iPad Pro



Film for the front panel of the FieldScaper controller

Click on image to enlarge


The mobile FieldScaper mini controller for the iPhone 6



Know more about various DIY controllers of Mario Jurisch on site -

http://www.synth-project.de

FieldScaper is an 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.







Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ken Karsh - Vasilievity

"This video was done in order to demonstrate one of my favorite apps that Igor created - “Master FX”. Except for the bass, all of the audio was processed exclusively with Master FX. Looping was done with my Boss RC-300 Looper. The Alesis iODock was recorded into the auxiliary input of the RC-300. The guitar is my Martin 00028EC equipped with an LR Baggs Anthem acoustic pickup. Thank you, Igor Vasiliev for developing Master FX and all of your other excellent apps."
 
Ken Karsh 
California University of Pennsylvania 
Adjunct Professor of Guitar and Director of Guitar Ensembles
 


>>> More great videos from Ken Karsh

>>> More about iPad app "Master FX - Classic Effects"