Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Summer Sale! More about apps

See tutorials, reviews and demos for these apps below




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

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS

AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb >> App Store

AltiSpace 2 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

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS

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

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS

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 large audio files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples. >>> More about this app

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

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS

Classic FX - 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. This app will add brightness and expand the sound space of any instrument from recorded musical instruments to software and even modular synthesizers. >>> More about this app

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS

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

>>> An excellent series of tutorials for the SynthScaper app

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS

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

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS

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

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS

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

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS

Friday, May 13, 2022

No-Input Mixing

The No-Input Mixing technique turns any regular mixer into an instrument which generates sound by connecting the output of a mixer into one of its inputs, resulting in a feedback loop which can be played and controlled using the mixer’s knobs, faders and routing options.

You’re not supposed to connect the output of a mixing board to its input. “You might see a caution notice in a manual for a mixer if you buy one, saying ‘This might cause feedback,’” says Toshimaru Nakamura, one of Japan’s leading experimental musicians. “Feedback is probably something sound technicians want to avoid, but it sometimes makes musicians happy and excited. So, I did what the manual says not to do.” Nakamura found that after rerouting the signal back into the mixer, the resulting feedback could be controlled with its knobs and faders. In doing so, Nakamura created the no-input mixing board, an instrument that has been deployed worldwide in experimental circles.

>>> Take a look at this fascinating guide to Toshimaru Nakamura’s No-Input Mixing Board






>>> 10 No-Input Mixer Tips and Tricks (from "A Sound Effect")






These great videos of Sarah Belle Reid is an introduction to no input mixing and a basic patch tutorial, and also an overview at four different mixers to see how they respond to no-input mixer feedback patching, and what kinds of sounds we can get out of them.








Turn Any Mixer Into An Experimental Sound Machine. Great No Input Mixer Board Tutorial from The Sound Test Room. Also he has great demos and reviews a lot of iOS music apps.






The idea of No-Input Mixing may appear at first difficult to understand, after all there is no input, yet artists, performers and sound designers have used a variety of approaches using such feedback systems to create music. This paper uses ethnographic approaches to start to understand the methods that people employ when using no-input systems, and in so doing tries to make the invisible, visible.

>>> ResearchGate: Alan Chamberlain (University of Nottingham) - Surfing with sound: an ethnography of the art of no-input mixing (PDF).



You might also be interested in generative musical ideas based on feedback in an app that uses its own output as input to modify and recombine it into endlessly changing sound patterns.

BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing and recombining app. Feedback mode.

This is not like analog feedback when positive loop gain occurs at some more or less stable resonant frequency. It looks more like fractals when the next level is similar to the whole structure, but in this case with constantly changes. We can say that it works like a sound structure that evolves and changes itself. This is an incredible ability to create perfect sound abstractions, unrelated to any external samples or signals and it opens up a huge potential for experimentation and inspiration.

Feedback is arguably the most exciting feature of this app. Whether you're experimenting with sound, creating sound abstractions and patterns, or looking for new ideas, the BeatCutter app is simply worth a try because of this feature.

Using feedback, this app creates very complex sound structures, in principle, without being able to generate sound. Any synth or other electronic instrument that generates a unique sound relies on appropriate algorithms or circuit design to determine how this sound will be generated. But the BeatCutter does not have any algorithms that define how the sound will be created, it just modifies parts of the signal over a period of time and does not have any internal or external signal sources. The result is a perfect abstraction of the highest level. In most cases, non-repetitive and endless.




Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Significant update to the SpaceFields app in version 1.2

This update introduces a new Sampler panel, designed to quickly load samples and conveniently control the application when using it live. The Sampler panel contains the input and output controls, essential controls of the loop recorder, and a large area with a recording counter, which is also used to start/stop the recorder.

  • You can assign up to nine samples for fast loading into the loop, as well as save a recorded loop as a sample and to an external accessible file.
  • MIDI controls or Audio unit parameters can be used to load samples.
  • An option in the settings allows you to make the Sampler panel the application's start screen.
  • Input/output and loop recorder parameters are now saved as application (audio unit) state and do not change when switching presets.
  • Built-in description has been significantly updated (also available as PDF file on the application site).
  • Some improvements and fixing a few minor bugs.

>>> More about SpaceFields

Complete description is available as a PDF file.





A series of very detailed tutorials on the SpaceFields app from the SoundForMore channel

Tutorial 1: Getting Started

Tutorial 2: Basic Setup for an initial preset and I/O Section

Tutorial 3: Loop Playback Outputs

Tutorial 4: Loop Section and Reverb Settings

Tutorial 5: Loop Automation and Loop Rec Modes

Tutorial 6: The new Sampler







Thursday, March 31, 2022

A notable update to the SpaceFields app is coming soon

This update will make it even more convenient to use the SpaceFields live. A new screen with the most important controls, a large area to start / stop the loop recorder and the big recording counter. The sampler can import up to 9 samples, which can be quickly loaded into the loop by tap on the sample cell. Smooth transition to the loaded sample (same as when recording the input signal). Option to save the recorded loop to the sampler and to an external file.




SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine

Loop-based 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.

>>> Get SpaceFields app on the App Store

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





While this update is not ready, take a look at other creative apps for sound processing and experimentation.

>>> All apps on the App Store

AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb >> App Store

AltiSpace 2 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 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 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 large audio files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples. >>> More about this app

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




Classic FX - 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. This app will add brightness and expand the sound space of any instrument from recorded musical instruments to software and even modular synthesizers. >>> 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

>>> An excellent series of tutorials for the SynthScaper 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. 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




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


Friday, March 25, 2022

SpaceFields demo from How to App on iOS channel

In this episode of "The Daily Digest" on How to App on iOS I'm checking out every preset in SpaceFields by Igor Vasiliev.

SpaceFields is a loop based mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from an external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. This app is Incredible!




In this episode of "How to App on iOS" I'll be kicking off a series making a NEW U-10 Cells EP titled "EADGBE" using SpaceFields app. I'll be creating 6 tracks using only 1 note per song E, A, D, G, B and E. This app is Incredible!





SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine

Loop-based 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.

>>> Get SpaceFields app on App Store

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







Saturday, March 19, 2022

SpaceFields demos from Gavinski’s Tutorials

"SpaceFields by Igor Vasiliev (iMusicAlbum is his app store dev name) is - as usual from Igor - a trippy app that will appeal to those who like experimenting with sound. It is perfect for creating sounds of early electronic music such as that of Delia Derbyshire, Radiophonic Workshop etc, but the skies the limit really."

Know more and also more tricks mentioned in pinned comment of these demos!



SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine

Loop-based 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.

>>> Get SpaceFields app on App Store

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














Tuesday, March 15, 2022

SpaceFields app updated to version 1.1

This technical update fixes several issues. The next update will bring some significant additions.

  • Control buttons also exposed as Audio Unit parameters.
  • Fixed issue with record counter. Now it will indicate also when overwriting the loop.
  • Fixed issue when using controls "Ready", "Clear" via MIDI.
  • Fixed issue when delete factory presets.
  • Also several minor bugs were fixed.

>>> More about SpaceFields

Complete description is available as a PDF file.



Check out these detailed tutorials to learn more about this app. The next parts will be coming soon.














Saturday, March 12, 2022

SpaceFields - Tutorial 1: Getting Started

A fantastic new Space Ambient Machine from Igor Vasiliev. A truly amazing app, that allows you to create amazing and new ambient sound textures. This video is just an introduction and as some of Igor’s apps some controls will require some explanations that I will cover in the upcoming videos :).

This video covers the following:

- Intro to the app
- Intro to UI and controls
- New type of controls
- Changing presets
- Simulate some scenarios for input sound sources via AUM

I hope you enjoy and do not forget to subscribe.

SoundForMore Tutorials




SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine

Loop-based 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.

>>> Get SpaceFields app on App Store

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine

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.

>>> Get this app on App Store

The principle of the application is quite simple. It is based on a loop recorder with two loops. When one loop is recorded, the second is played back. When the loop recording stops, there is a smooth transition between them. Three separate outputs can playback the recorded loop with different pitches (speeds), each with its own effects and two automation generators. The mix of these outputs is fed to the convolution reverb. The reverb is packed with a set of long and deep sound spaces that create a blurry and ambient sound.

But the main feature of this application is its well designed parameters that make it easy to experiment with a huge number of sound options using any source material from live instruments to synthesized sound. With just two parameters you can add complex rhythmic structures based on Euclidean rhythms, and easy-to-use automation generators with a randomize option to add variations to the sound, allowing you to modify parameters like an LFO or based on a given rhythm. The convolution reverb has advanced options with which you can change and extend the original reverb spaces.

This app has an easy-to-use user interface, where all the main controls are located on the single screen, and it is ready to use right out of the box, even without additional settings. And at the same time, you can easily change the parameters of the impulse responses from the built-in library to create your own sound.

Even using the randomization button, in almost every case, you will get interesting and various soundscapes and textures. With this option it is very easy to create the basis of new, unique presets, requiring only slight tweaks to some parameters to get impressive results.

The loop recorder can be started and stopped manually or by input signal, can use fixed length or overwrite the loop while recording, and has the option for crossfade between the end and the beginning of the loop. All this makes it convenient for live use as well as when processing recorded material. As an extended option, you can use a special mode in which the application works as a direct effect, without the loop recorder.

SpaceFields works on iPhone and iPad standalone, as an Audio Unit or Inter-App Audio module, and supports Audiobus and Ableton Link. It supports external control of parameters through MIDI (with a midi learn option) and in Audio Unit mode has a built-in, detailed description of all parameters.






>>> Complete description of SpaceFields 1.2 (pdf)

Demos and reviews:

SpaceFields - Tutorial 1: Getting Started (SoundForMore Tutorials)

SpaceFields - Tutorial 2: Basic Setup for an initial preset and I/O Section (SoundForMore Tutorials)

SpaceFields - Tutorial 3: Loop Playback Outputs (SoundForMore Tutorials)

SpaceFields - Tutorial 4: Loop Section and Reverb Settings (SoundForMore Tutorials)

SpaceFields - Tutorial 5: Loop Automation and Loop Rec Modes (SoundForMore Tutorials)

SpaceFields - Tutorial 6: The new Sampler (SoundForMore Tutorials)

SpaceFields - Your Journey Starts Here - iPad Tutorial (The Sound Test Room)

Creating an EP using SpaceFields and 6 Notes - Episode 1 - EP 544 S9 (How To App on iOS)

All of the Cool Presets in SpaceFields - The Daily Digest (How to App on iOS)

First Time In SpaceField (Ken Karsh, guitar and SpaceFields live!)

Experimental Ambient Demo, 14 tricks mentioned in pinned comment! (Gavinski’s Tutorials)

Make your own David Lynch soundtrack with SpaceFields, see pinned comment! (Gavinski’s Tutorials)

SpaceFields & Loadker Twisted Techno Demo, see pinned comment! (Gavinski’s Tutorials)

SpaceFields in the "Direct" mode with Yamaha CS1x synth (live demo)

SpaceFields using guitar/vocals/piano/drums/synth/tape loops/street noises (e y l v y)

SpaceFields - Pre-Release Demo for the iPad (The Sound Test Room)