Thursday, December 21, 2017

SynthScaper 1.3 has been released

The new version 1.3 of SynthScaper - Soundscapes synthesizer has been released. In this update added a new tool Designer (only for iPad, for iPhone in the next update) that is intended to automatically generate and tweaking new presets and scenes.

With using neural network the Designer generates new presets based on already existing by adding some random variations and checking the result so that the new preset remains similar to the selected pattern.

Therefore new presets and scenes always will be different but remain similar to existing ones and in most cases are ready to use, possibly with a small adjustment of some parameters. Even if the result is not entirely suitable for your purposes, the designer is the great tool for creating a starting point that can easily be finalized as you would like.




[ More about the Designer tool ]

Also in this update - New scenes, presets and samples, Audiobus SDK updated, Built-in description updated, Minor bugs were fixed.






Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The new tool Designer in upcoming SynthScaper 1.3

Designer is a tool intended to automatically generate and tweaking new presets and scenes.

With using neural network algorithms the designer generates new presets based on already existing by adding some random variations and checking the result so that the new preset remains similar to the selected pattern.

Therefore new presets and scenes always will be different but remain similar to existing ones and in most cases are ready to use, possibly with a small adjustment of some parameters. Even if the result is not entirely suitable for your purposes, the designer is the great tool for creating a starting point that can easily be finalized as you would like.


The panel "Designer" contains all needed controls for selecting pattern of the new presets and for tweaking them after generating. The left part of this panel contains controls for generating presets.

At the top there is selector of the samples that will be used in new presets. It could be any samples from built-in or user libraries or from defined group or you can select a specific sample. Tap to the dashed area to select specific group or sample.

Below there are four controls for selecting pattern of the new preset. Two controls select pattern of oscillator section and two for filters. So you can use different patterns for oscillator and filters in new preset.

Control "Complexity" selects the pattern based on complexity of existing presets. The complexity increases from the bottom up.

Control "Variety" sets a level of variations from the base pattern. The higher this level the more diverse presets will be creating.

The basic idea behind these controls, as well as the entire application, is the experiment. Just try different combinations and listen to the result.



Useful information about SynthScaper app:

[ SynthScaper - How to use "Effect" parameters (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Two-Voiced Drone (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Start with your own samples (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Automate pitch shifting (video demo) ]

[ SynthScaper - One shot sample demo (video demo) ]

[ SynthScaper modules connection diagram (big picture) ]

[ Complete description of SynthScaper 1.3 in one PDF file ]








Sunday, December 10, 2017

The best new iOS apps and hardware of 2017

SynthScaper in the list of the best new iOS apps and hardware of 2017 by MusicRadar

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


We said: “SynthScaper is a powerful soundscape- generator that blends melodic and inharmonic sounds via multi-layered sample-based oscillators. Its interface can be a little confusing, since there’s a lot going on, but when it comes to the creation of ambient sounds, this is one of the most powerful tools we’ve tried on any platform.” -- MusicRadar

[ More about SynthScaper ]