Saturday, December 31, 2022

Synths and Apps #4

Korg & Korg with SpaceFields and ClassicFX apps. The Korg MS2000 sequence is recorded as loop in the SpaceFields app. The app then plays this loop, modifying it into an ambient background with one of the factory presets. This sequence from the synth is also added to the final mix. Sound from Korg MicroX processed by ClassicFX app, make it deeper and extended. Howling and whistling sounds are made on the Korg MicroX by changing the frequency and resonance of low pass filter in the one of factory preset. Both sources was mixed and recorded live.

Besides real time signal processing, SpaceFields can also be used as a sampler on iOS or Mac with preloaded audio files. This app can be fully controlled via a MIDI controller with triggering sample playback.




SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields (iOS, Mac, Audio unit) 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

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

Monday, December 26, 2022

Synths and Apps #3

SoundSaw minimal.

Noisy minimal provides by SoundSaw app, as main effect on the mix of modded Korg Poly-800 mkII (thru Roland Space Echo RE-201) and Alesis Micron. SoundSaw also controlled by Korg nanoKontrol2 midi controller. This app adds excellent noise and lofi sound when processing drum sequences. Notice to how interesting changes the sound of Korg when turn on Roland RE-201 at the beginning.

With the iPad uses the external audio interface Focusrite Scarlett 6i6.

Modded Korg Poly-800 mkII




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






Saturday, December 24, 2022

Synths and Apps #2

Noise Patterns.

Bass line - Moog SlimPhatty with sequencer Doepfer DarkTime. NoiseBox device with filterbank Akai MFC42 and Roland Space Echo RE-201 generate noise and glitch. All output processed with VintageRack app with effects - PhaseBox (phaser), Dimension D (chorus), EasyFlange (flanger), TremOvibe (tremolo and vibrato), TubeSpring (spring reverb).

VintageRack effects could be a great addition not only for single instrument, but also as master effects for mix bus of several sound sources. When using an external audio interface this app is very convenient for live performance.

Using iOS apps for live performance

Mystery NoiseBox - Hardware DIY prototype of SoundScaper




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






Thursday, December 22, 2022

Synths and Apps #1

This is a series of short demos of my apps with different synths. How they can change the sound, make it brighter and more engaging or even drastically change it. I really like hardware synths, but these apps will work great with any soft synth on iOS or Mac, also as with a live instruments. So it will be a small series of holiday sound experiments!

EP1: Roland Juno-60 with VintageRack, AltiSpace, Classic FX, SpaceFields (iOS, Mac, Audio unit)




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

AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb >> App Store

AltiSpace 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

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

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

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Ken Karsh - My Romance (Serenading Pandora)

My distinguished feline assistant Pandora is truly the star of this show, as you will see in this performance. The guitars were processed with VintageRack by Igor Vasiliev. I’m having some fun with the Jazz standard (and our wedding dance song) “My Romance.” Enjoy and Happy Holidays!.




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






Wednesday, December 7, 2022

VintageRack demo jam

VintageRack Demo Jam by Colin Powell.

A brief walkthrough of the app and then a trawl through all of the included presets whilst jamming along with some other apps in AUM. If you want to jump straight to the music, it starts around the 5 minute mark.




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






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