Sunday, October 2, 2022

BeatCutter now universal app for iOS and macOS

With the new version 1.7, BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing & recombining, becomes a truly universal application for iOS and macOS with AUv3 plugin support.

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




This update makes BeatCutter a truly universal iOS and macOS application. It can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). On macOS the BeatCutter can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, and other hosts that support AUv3 plugins. All application features are available on iOS and macOS, including MIDI support (with a midi learn option), audio unit parameters and importing samples from any directory on device.

Also this update makes it possible to use the BeatCutter in DAWs and hosts as an instrument or effect plugin.



BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing & recombining >> App Store

BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel application for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the application is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This application 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

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS






Friday, September 30, 2022

VintageRack tutorials

A series of very detailed tutorials on the VintageRack application from the channel "SoundForMore Tutorials". Will be updated as new episodes are released.



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, September 21, 2022

VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects

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.

>>> Get this app on App Store
Universal app for iOS and macOS (AUv3)

This application has a clean and intuitive user interface with a well-considered structure. All controls are located on the main screen, which is divided into seven slots for processing (effect) modules. The first slot contains the module for controlling the input, the last one is for controlling the output. Each of the five slots in between are designed to use one of the effect modules. The input signal passes from the first to the last slot and is then sent to the output.

Each slot has a Master Fader that controls the presence of the effect, and a Mute button that smoothly turns the effect on and off. These controls are available to be assigned to a MIDI controller, or to use as audio unit parameters regardless of the type of module in the slot. Also in each slot, there is a Parameters button that opens a panel of additional parameters for each module. Additional parameters of modules are kept to a minimum and represent the most suitable use cases.

The key idea behind application control is to first adjust the parameters of modules, and then use only the Master Fader to change the presence or depth of the effect and the Mute button to turn it on and off. Everything is geared towards fast and easy use.

Another great feature of VintageRack is the ability to set a lower bit depth of processed signal, typical for early digital devices, both for the entire path and for individual modules. As with these devices, this application simulates pre- and post-processing of the analog signal both before and after the digital circuits with the addition of companders, emphasis and filters, which makes the sound similar to the real devices.

Effect modules:

  • Analog-style compressor.
  • Three band equalizer typical for mixing consoles.
  • Classic and reverse delays with modulation feature.
  • Two modules of Chorus simulating two well known devices.
  • Two modules of Flanger with different options and tones.
  • Two modules of Phaser with various sound character.
  • AutoWah with several filters based on envelope generator.
  • Combined effect of Tremolo and Vibrato with separate rate.
  • Ring modulator with additional modulation of carrier.
  • Two types of Fuzz with modulated filters.
  • Simulation of one of the early digital reverbs.
  • Input slot contains Noise gate and Automatic gain control.
  • Output slot contains tape-style saturation and three general types of tonestack.




VintageRack is a universal application for iOS and macOS. It can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). VintageRack works on iPhone and iPad standalone, as an Audio Unit or Inter-App Audio module, and supports Audiobus and Ableton Link. On MacOS, VintageRack can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit (AUv3) with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, and other hosts that support AUv3 plugins. All application features are available on iOS and macOS, including MIDI support (with a MIDI learn option) and audio unit parameters. VintageRack has a built-in detailed description of all parameters also available as PDF file on the application site.







>>> Complete description of VintageRack 1.0 (pdf)

Demos and reviews:

VintageRack - Tutorial 1: Getting Started (SoundForMore Tutorials)

VintageRack - Tutorial 2: Compressor and Console Equalizer (SoundForMore Tutorials)

Vintage Rack Demo & Detailed walkthrough (Gavinski’s Tutorials)

VintageRack - Walkthrough & Demo for the iPad (The Sound Test Room)

Let's try VintageRack (e y l v y)

SunVox (drums, sequence) + VintageRack presets (Alexander Zolotov)

Guitar improvisation with VintageRack (Ken Karsh)






Tuesday, August 16, 2022

SoundSaw now universal app for iOS and macOS

With the new version 1.3, SoundSaw - The Art of Sound Destruction, becomes a truly universal application for iOS and macOS with AUv3 plugin support.






SoundSaw can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). On macOS the SoundSaw can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit (AUv3) with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, etc. All application features are available on iOS and macOS, including MIDI support (with a MIDI learn option) and audio unit parameters. SoundSaw has a built-in detailed description of all parameters also available as PDF file.

Also in this update:

  • Added MIDI support.
  • Adapted to work on macOS as a standalone and as an AUv3 plugin.
  • Ready for the upcoming iOS 16.
  • App setting to restore parameters for audio unit.
  • Optimization of the audio engine.
  • Built-in description has been updated.
  • Minor bugs were fixed.



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






Wednesday, August 3, 2022

SpaceFields app updated to version 1.4

The SpaceFields app has been updated with some additions and fixes:

  • Added new presets.
  • Option Rand generates parameters for Direct mode.
  • App setting to restore parameters for audio unit.
  • Fixed problem with switching knobs value on iPhone.
  • Fixed crash when standalone on macOS in some cases.
  • Also several minor bugs were fixed.
  • Optimization of the audio engine.
  • Updated app description.



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



Check out this wonderful series of very detailed tutorials to learn everything about this app.



















Monday, August 1, 2022

AltiSpace now universal app for iOS and macOS

With the new version 1.3, AltiSpace - Advanced convolution reverb becomes a truly universal application for iOS and macOS with AUv3 plugin support.






AltiSpace can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). On macOS the AltiSpace can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit (AUv3) with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, etc. All application features are available on macOS, including MIDI support, audio unit parameters and importing IR files from any directory of device.

Also in this update:

  • Shift + Touch and drag to change the second value of the knob for macOS.
  • Optimization of the audio engine.
  • Built-in description has been updated.
  • Minor bugs were fixed.



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

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS






Friday, July 29, 2022

How To Run iOS Apps On Mac

One of the big advantages of the new Macs with Apple Silicon M1 and M2 chips is that you can finally run iPad and iPhone apps on your Mac without the need for any emulation software.

This possibility is especially interesting for iOS music and audio processing apps that can work as an Audio unit (AUv3) and are adapted for use with macOS.

Many (but not yet all) DAWs and audio unit hosts on Mac already support the new format of audio plugins - AUv3 (do not confuse with regular AU plugins). Among them - Ableton Live (from version 11.2), Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, etc. With these hosts, iOS apps can work just as well as regular plugins.

But once again, the iOS audio apps must comply with the AUv3 standard and be adapted to work with macOS. In the App Store, the descriptions for each app have labels to tell you what platform the app was designed for. Many apps will also have a label that says, “Not verified for macOS,” which means you may encounter performance or interface issues while using it.

From these articles you can learn how to run iOS apps on Mac. Note that you do not need any third-party soft to run iOS apps adapted and verified for macOS on Macs M1 (and later).

>>> How to run your favorite iPhone and iPad apps on an M1 Mac

>>> How to Run iOS Apps on Mac [Guide]

>>> How To Run iOS Apps On Mac (inc. M1/M2 Macs, Monterey, Big Sur & Catalina)

There is also an interesting article for fans of Ableton Live - "Why iPad Music App Support in Ableton Live is so Awesome". Here you can replace Ableton on any other DAW that supports AUv3 plugins. For example GarageBand or Logic Pro.

>>> Why iPad Music App Support in Ableton Live is so Awesome

Another interesting option to use iOS audio apps on Mac standalone, even without AUv3, is routing audio between them. For this, you will need a third-party software on Mac that provides audio routing. There are several free and paid virtual audio routing apps for macOS.

This article lists popular options and gives an example of using such apps with Ableton Live.

>>> How to route audio between applications



My app SpaceFields already works as well on Mac as it does on iPad and iPhone. On macOS, SpaceFields can works both as a standalone app and as an audio unit with any DAWs and audio unit hosts that support AUv3 plugins. All app features are available on iOS and macOS, including MIDI support (with a midi learn option), audio unit parameters and importing samples from any directory on device.

Soon I plan to make all my audio unit apps available to the Mac. Next will be AltiSpace 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






Monday, July 25, 2022

SpaceFields universal iOS and macOS app

With the new version 1.3, SpaceFields becomes a truly universal application for iOS and macOS.






It can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). On macOS the SpaceFields can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit (AUv3) with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Plogue Bidule, and any others that support AUv3 plugins.

All application features are available on macOS, including MIDI support, audio unit parameters and importing samples from any directory of device.

Also in this update:

  • Added new presets.
  • Ready for the upcoming iOS 16.
  • Added an indicator of the threshold exceed.
  • Shift + Touch and drag to change the second value of the knobs for macOS.
  • Option to enable Shift + Touch and drag on iOS with external keyboard.
  • Slightly optimization of the audio engine.
  • Fixed an issue with some audio unit parameters.
  • Fixed a bug with a mismatch between the actual loop length and the parameter in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug with loop length when loading samples in Fixed / Ready modes.



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






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