Saturday, June 20, 2020

SynthScaper LE version 1.3.2

SynthScaper LE has been updated to version 1.3.2 with some fixes and improvements.

Lush pads, psychedelic synths and atmospheric soundscapes in an easy to use app with a powerful sound engine. SynthScaper LE has three independent sound generators in which you can use various presets from the large built-in library and create unique multi-timbral sound scenes.

>>> SynthScaper LE - Multitimbral atmospheric synth




SoundScaper - The Mad Scientists Sound Lab

SoundScaper - The Mad Scientists Sound Lab - Let’s Experiment - iPad Live

Great live demo of the app from The Sound Test Room (Doug Woods)

If you would like to support The Sound Test Room you can becoming a Patreon for as little as $1 a month. You will also have access to exclusive Patreon only content and videos.






>>> SoundScaper - An experimental sound mini lab

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

Sunday, June 7, 2020

SpaceX and Xlanguage

Great live performance of Willard Van De Bogart with using SynthScaper app.

This is about adding electronic music to accompany the launch of the Dragon space capsule while using an xenolinguisitic language. Here is a paper I wrote describing the process.

>>> Publication on ResearchGate






>>> SynthScaper - Soundscapes synthesizer

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

Saturday, May 30, 2020

SynthScaper LE has been updated

New version SynthScaper LE 1.3 has been released with several updates and improvements.

  • New option Random generates scenes from existing presets.
  • Added a lot of new presets and scenes.
  • Optimization for the new iOS requirements.
  • Some improvements of the user interface.
  • and more






Lush pads, psychedelic synths and atmospheric soundscapes in an easy to use app with a powerful sound engine.

SynthScaper LE has three independent sound generators in which you can use various presets from the large built-in library and create unique multi-timbral sound scenes.


You can tune the general parameters that define the character of the sound of each generator and place them in a common sound space with the spatial mixer.


SynthScaper LE >> More about this app >> App Store

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Classic FX - Review and sound experiments

Want more experimentation with the Classic FX app? This video from The iOS community demonstrates some possible extreme sound processing options using this app. Recommend to see. Very interesting!






Classic FX >> More about this app >> App Store

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

Friday, May 15, 2020

Interesting posts #1

This blog has grown significantly over the years, and many interesting posts are too far in history to be easy to find. In these posts I will periodically publish several random links to my previous work which I find interesting.



>>> Modified soviet synth Polivoks

This about of my modification of legendary soviet synth Polivoks and demo of processing sound of this synth by my app FieldScaper.



>>> Electricity in the fish life

Sound impressions from old time radio broadcast. Performance together with Alexander Zolotov author of Virtual ANS.

See also video version:

>>> Electricity in the Fish Life (video)


>>> Number Stations

Shortwave impressions from unusual broadcasts of number stations.

These tracks were recorded and mixed live without using DAW. Were used several hardware synths, sequencers, processing devices, also as the sound processing apps on Apple iPad. The record was made on the reel-to-reel 2-track tape recorder. Then this record was digitized and finally processed on iPad with the external audio interface.



FieldScaper app has been updated

FieldScaper - Sound warp field recorder and scapes constructor has been updated with  some improvements.

Advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a large collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. With this app you can easily record any environmental sound and instantly turn it into something unusual and very atmospheric. Discover new ways to create and construct unusual and exciting sounds from field recordings or samples recorded from other apps.






FieldScaper >> More about this app >> App Store

The main advantage is that you can record and modify samples along the way within the single app. You can record sounds and noises, delete unwanted parts and then use presets to give a whole new sounding or create spectacular soundscapes and textures to use them as loops in this app. And even use FieldScaper as effect in real time with other apps or external input.

Classic FX - guitar demo

The great demo of using Classic FX app for processing guitar (Thanks to Ken Karsh!). This application can very neatly decorate the sound of any musical instrument, adding space and saturation. This app is also a great tool for converting a mono source to rich stereo.






Classic FX >> More about this app >> App Store

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

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Classic FX - Reworked classic audio effects

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

Unique effects with unified control parameters provide convenience and at the same time many opportunities for individual expression and experimentation.

Each effect called “Algorithm” is based on a combination of classic effects, such as echo, rotary speaker, autopan, chorus, flanger, and is almost like a separate application with its own distinctive sonic signature, which you can vary from subtle to very noticeable.

The Morphing function allows you to control the dynamic transformations between any two effects. While this can produce mind-boggling effects, it couldn't be easier to control - you just need to move the fader or push a button. Morphing is not just a crossfade between effects. This is a complex transformation of an effect matrix. Therefore, this can give very interesting effects during the transition.






Some of the other exciting features of Classic FX are:

  • Algorithm with parameters can be stored as a preset.
  • A set of factory default presets.
  • Change a group of parameters at the same time.
  • Manual or automatic morphing once or in a cycle.
  • Envelope follower for dynamic control of each effect.
  • Sequencer for rhythmic control of each effect.
  • Echo module, Sequencer, and Auto morphing synced with the main BPM source.
  • Universal application for iPad and iPhone.
  • Supports Standalone, AUv3, Inter-App audio, Audiobus.
  • Supports Ableton Link with sync tempo and start / stop.




Complete description of Classic FX 1.0 (pdf)


Demos and reviews:

Classic FX - Detailed tutorial (video)

Classic FX - The Sound Test Room Demo & Tutorial (video)

Classic FX - Processing the guitar sound (video)

Classic FX - Review and sound experiments (video)










Monday, April 27, 2020

Limited time sale!

Limited time sale until the release of the new Classic FX app! All *Scaper series - SynthScaper, SynthScaper LE, FieldScaper and SoundScaper apps.







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

Unique effects with unified control parameters provide convenience and at the same time many opportunities for individual expression and experimentation.





SynthScaper >> More about this app >> App Store

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

SynthScaper LE >> More about this app >> App Store

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

FieldScaper >> More about this app >> 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.

SoundScaper >> More about this app >> App Store

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