Monday, November 28, 2022

FieldScaper DIY MIDI controller

Some DIY enthusiasts make great MIDI controllers for their favorite iOS apps.

This is comprehensive, compact and very handy MIDI controller for FieldScaper app. Despite not a very large number of controls, it can almost completely replace the on-screen user interface of the app, switching between different functions. The author of this device is Mario Jurisch (Synth-Project).



FieldScaper - Field recorder & Scapes constructor >> App Store

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. >>> More about this app








Before this one, there was the first version of this controller.










Thursday, November 24, 2022

Black Friday Sale! All apps.




VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack (iOS, macOS, AUv3) is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. >>> More about this app

SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields (iOS, macOS, AUv3) is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app

AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb >> App Store

AltiSpace (iOS, macOS, AUv3) is a convolution reverb app with advanced controls that provides realistic sounding natural acoustic space or vintage reverb devices for any track or mix. >>> More about this app

SoundSaw - The Art of Sound Destruction >> App Store

SoundSaw (iOS, macOS, AUv3) is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene. >>> More about this app

BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing & recombining >> App Store

BeatCutter (iOS, macOS, AUv3) is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. >>> More about this app

ClassicFX - Reworked classic audio effects >> App Store

A complete sound effects processor and a mono to stereo converter with equalizer, effects and reverb, based on specially designed high-quality processing algorithms and suitable for any kind of audio sources. >>> More about this app

SynthScaper - Soundscapes synthesizer >> App Store

Synthesizer specially designed for creating and experiments with ambient soundscapes in wide range from noises to melodic instruments and everything in between. >>> More about this app

SynthScaper LE - Multitimbral atmospheric synth >> App Store

The special lightweight version of SynthScaper LE lets you easily create and modify your own multi-timbral pads and atmospheric soundscapes. >>> More about this app

FieldScaper - Field recorder & Scapes constructor >> App Store

Advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. >>> More about this app

SoundScaper - An experimental sound mini lab >> App Store

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

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Guitar processed with VintageRack

Ken Karsh - This self duet demos 3 of my favorite tools. The guitars are processed exclusively with VintageRack by Igor Vasiliev, the drums are my Alesis SR-16 drum machine, and the shimmer reverb is the EHX Oceans 12 Reverb pedal. I really like the results and I hope you do, too!




VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings. >>> More about this app

>>> See also: How To Run iOS Apps On Mac






Monday, November 14, 2022

VintageRack app updated to version 1.2

This update adds four new effect modules and expands the capabilities of the existing one. VintageRack now contains 19 high quality effects, each with its own unique sound character. All modules are clear and do not contain anything superfluous. You can easily create your own effect chains that will decorate, add space and atmosphere to the sound of any instrument or voice with this app right out of the box by simply selecting modules and listening to how they change the sound.

What's new:

  • Added spring reverb with the most interesting springs and tube preamp with two band EQ.
  • Added module realistically simulates three classic Wah stompboxes controlled by an envelope or LFO.
  • Added module that simulates two vintage exciters with harmonic bass enhancer.
  • Added module with options for classic formant filter, ring modulator with formant carrier tone and formant voice synth controlled by pitch detector.
  • The Fuzz module has got a new option of the well-known distortion device.
  • An existing module called AutoWah renamed to AutoFilter. The new module was named AutoWah (presets will not be lost).
  • Also made some improvements and fixed a few minor bugs.
  • App description has been updated. The description is also available as PDF file.






VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings. >>> More about this app

>>> See also: How To Run iOS Apps On Mac






Saturday, November 5, 2022

Sound On Sound: Book Review - Vintage FX

If you want to learn about vintage studio effects units then the Vintage FX book of meticulously researched and beautifully photographed classic units should be on your wish list!

>>> https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/book-review-vintage-fx

There are endless glossy coffee table books about vintage guitars and amps. Likewise, if you want to know about analogue synths, valve mics or classic consoles, there’s plenty of information out there. However, other gear that was plentiful in the past now attracts less attention. That’s hardly surprising in the case of tape synchronisers or MIDI file players, but strange when it comes to studio effects units of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. We all know about the EMT 140 plate and the Eventide H3000, but who among us has ever heard of the Sequential Circuits Pro FX, the Cyclosonic FS1 or the gloriously named Publison Fullmost Relief Enlarger?





See also: VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings. >>> More about this app

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Announce: VintageRack big update coming soon!

I'm working on a big update to the VintageRack (iOS, macOS, AUv3 plugin) app. Planning to release it in the next month. This update will add four new modules - Spring reverb with tube preamp, Exciter with bass enhancer, Multimode formant filter and... not decide yet )

Also will be added new distortion type for module Fuzz, and maybe new type of tone stack for the output section. Details and demos of each new module will be in additional short demos later.



These compact but great synths I use to test and tweak all of my apps. Korg microX and Alesis Micron. They just fit well on the table )




VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings. >>> More about this app

>>> See also: How To Run iOS Apps On Mac






Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Crush the drums

Crush and destroy drum loops with with SoundSaw and VintageRack apps (iOS and macOS AUv3 plugins). Demo of these apps with the GarageBand drum sequencer. But also great for any other drum apps.




SoundSaw - The Art of Sound Destruction >> App Store

SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene. >>> More about this app

VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. >>> More about this app

Friday, October 21, 2022

Making Trip Hop Spoken Word Beats with SpaceFields

Gavinski’s Tutorials

Workflow: I LOVE SpaceFields and I love what came out of this session. Here's a brief description of the procedure.

I made some drums using an unreleased app I cannot yet mention, added some kick drum using Bleass Sidekick and put the whole thing through an instance of SpaceFields, still keeping in some dry signal, with reverb turned down but modulating pitch etc to create something more complex and trippy.

I used the open beta of Radio Audio Unit - found some kind of Jamaican spoken word station and sampled some of this into another instance of SpaceFields. With reverb and totally wet, to get max trippiness. I played a bit of VTines (beautiful modeled Rhodes) into another SpaceFields. Everything except the drums went through BitJuggler for bitcrushing. I used Rum by Klevgrand on everything but the drums. FAC Medusa was used for on the fly compression and saturation of lows and highs.





SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app






Tuesday, October 18, 2022

SpaceFields app updated to version 1.5

  • SpaceFields can be used as an Instrument or Effects plugin in DAWs and hosts on iOS and macOS (AUv3).
  • Added a panel for quickly selecting a preset, which opens by double tap on the preset name area at the top of the screen.
  • Samples imported or stored in the sampler cells are available through the "App" - "Files" panel, and you can save them to any other directory when using the SpaceFields as a plugin on iOS and macOS.
  • Added fullscreen mode when using the plugin with GarageBand (iOS).
  • Fixed an issue with using Bluetooth audio devices.
  • Some improvements and fixing a few minor bugs.
  • Updated app description.

>>> See also: How To Run iOS Apps On Mac



Making drum loops sound more interesting with SpaceFields and VintageRack apps (iOS and macOS plugins). Sound demo.




SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app

VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. >>> More about this app






Tuesday, October 11, 2022

BeatCutter app updated to version 1.8

  • BeatCutter can be used as an Instrument or Effects plugin in DAWs and hosts on iOS and macOS (AUv3).
  • Added a panel for quickly selecting a preset, which opens by double tap on the preset name area at the bottom of the screen.
  • Files recorded in standalone on iOS and macOS are available through the "App" - "Files" panel, and you can save them to any other directory.
  • In the MIDI control panel, double tap to cell resets the assigned control.
  • Added fullscreen mode when using the plugin with GarageBand (iOS).
  • Several minor bugs were fixed.



Brief demo of how to use BeatCutter with an external processing app on the second channel in audio unit host app. Original track performed by Hubert-Jan Hubeek, https://xofoon.nl


>>> Final result: Delicate Tension - Saxophone improvisation with BeatCutter & SpaceFields apps



BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing & recombining >> App Store

BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.

>>> More about BeatCutter (demo, reviews and guides)

>>> BeatCutter - A series of step-by-step tutorials