Tuesday, October 19, 2021

SoundForMore Tutorials: AltiSpace 2 - Getting Started

Excellent overview of key features the AltiSpace 2 app from SoundForMore Tutorials!




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 AltiSpace 2







Wednesday, October 13, 2021

iPad Tutorial: AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb

Very detailed demo of the AltiSpace 2 app for processing the sound of other music apps as an audio unit (AUv3) from "The Sound Test Room".




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 AltiSpace 2







Convolution Reverb with Vintage Gear using AltiSpace 2

In this episode of "How to App on iOS" I'll be exploring the world of Convolution Reverb with Vintage Gear, new AltiSpace 2 on iOS. This App is a beast!




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 AltiSpace 2







Monday, October 11, 2021

AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb

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.

A convolution reverb takes a captured sample (called an impulse response) from a real-world space or real hardware and uses this to digitally simulate the reverberation of that space or device down to the last detail and nuance. Because it is sampled, not synthesized, convolution reverb is known for its stunning realism, and it is widely considered to be the best type of reverb. However, unlike the more common algorithmic reverbs, convolution reverbs usually does not have much control over the reverberation process.

But AltiSpace, in addition to the ability to load your own impulse response files and a built-in library of the most interesting vintage reverb device presets, has advanced settings such as EQ, gate, ducking, modulation and more. You can change the original impulse response parameters to something completely new and then save it as a new preset.

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.

Any audio sample can be used as an impulse response, making AltiSpace also a great tool for creative sound design. Try to import a percussion hit sample and use it for a dry synth stab. You will immediately hear the difference.

App features:

  • Ability to import your own impulse response files.
  • Built-in library of presets from the most interesting hardware reverbs.
  • Convenient preset manager with the ability to group presets.
  • Presets can be marked as favorites for display in the favorites group.
  • Reverb can work with a stereo or mono input and convert it to stereo.
  • Add dynamic noise before reverb for a more natural sound.
  • The gate allows you to turn on the reverb when the threshold is exceeded.
  • The ducking allows you to turn off the reverb when the threshold is exceeded.
  • Sets the minimum reverb level for Gate and Ducking modes.
  • Equalizer with high and low cut filters in chain before or after reverb.
  • Changing the time (length) of the current impulse response.
  • Sets the pre-delay time of the signal before reverb.
  • Experimental feature to change the pitch of the impulse response.
  • Amplifying early or late reflections.
  • Adjusts the stereo image before the reverb.
  • Haas effect for adding stereo space to a mono signal.
  • Sets the depth and freq of modulation the signal before reverb.
  • Mixing dry / wet signal and adjusting the output level.
  • Input and output level meters.
  • Indicators of possible input clipping for standalone.
  • Prevents any output clipping for standalone.
  • Built-in full description of all controls.







>>> Complete description of AltiSpace 1.0 (pdf)

Demos and reviews:

AltiSpace 2 - Tutorial: Getting Started (SoundForMore Tutorials)

AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb - iPad Tutorial (The Sound Test Room)

AltiSpace 2 Also Sounds Fantastic on Percussion! (Gavinski’s Tutorials)

AltiSpace 2: Fantastic Reverb (iOS) Preset & Tweaking Demo (Gavinski’s Tutorials)

Convolution Reverb with Vintage Gear using AltiSpace 2 on iOS - How To App on iOS! - EP 406 S7









Friday, September 10, 2021

SoundSaw app updated to version 1.1

This update contains some sound engine improvements and optimization, additional audio hardware options for standalone mode, and several new presets. For details on the new options, see the built-in app description (also available as PDF file).



This video shows the sound processing of the drum machine Korg Electribe by the SoundSaw app, without additional effects and processing. It gives the specific lofi sound with a lot of overdrive and saturation. The SoundSaw app is great for processing the sound of drum machines. As one component and the mix.




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 SoundSaw









Monday, August 30, 2021

End of Summer Sale! All apps!

See reviews and tutorials for apps below.




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 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, August 27, 2021

Spy Games: Improvisation with four apps




Main piano theme by Rauf Kasimov

Background sound textures were created using the BeatCutter app on iPad with external sound card Focusrite Scarlett 6i6. BeatCutter can use up to four input channels to fill the matrix of samples and construct abstract rhythmic structures from fragments of the original sound.

The rhythm was created by the vintage drum machine Hammond Auto-Vari 64 and then processed with the SoundSaw app to give it an aesthetic of noise and lofi. Rhythm was the first sound source for the BeatCutter and controlled the change in sound textures. The other three sound sources were old training audio cassettes, music CDs, and pre-recorded synth sequences.

As a result, BeatCutter created chaotic yet rhythmically consistent sound textures using different fragments of the source material.

The piano track was played using the iGrand Piano app and processed by the Classic FX app when mixed.

Recording process:

Friday, August 6, 2021

SoundSaw - Tutorial: Getting Started

An excellent video tutorial from SoundForMore Tutorials for those who want to quickly get started using the SoundSaw app in their setup as audio unit.




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 SoundSaw







Monday, August 2, 2021

Ken Karsh SoundSaw and Classic FX Free Improv

Very interesting improvisation of classical guitar with a lot of lofi and distortions with SoundSaw and Classic FX apps (and some others). Worth seeing.

... "Until now, I have not used sound mangling/lofi distortion apps. This is a new experience for me. I decided to do a free improv utilizing Igor Vasiliev's brand new SoundSaw and his Classic FX apps. Once again, of course, I am using Quantiloop Pro. The bass track is the only track not processed with SoundSaw and Classic FX. I had a lot of fun with this one."




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 SoundSaw







Monday, July 26, 2021

BeatCutter app updated to version 1.4

This update adds new datasets for generating parameters using templates, slightly improves the sound engine and fixes found issues.



The video demonstrate an example of creating constantly changing sound structures from a single sample in feedback mode. This is an example of a simple enough way to use the BeatCutter app with randomly generated templates. However, the result can be quite interesting.




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