Sunday, April 18, 2021

Shortwave Universe

Sound abstraction created with BeatCutter app. Eight different tracks with records of shortwave radio stations were used as source material. Final track recorded in this app without any additional processing.





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)








Friday, April 16, 2021

SynthScaper - Let’s Play - iPad Live

SynthScaper - Soundscape Synthesizer - Let’s Play - iPad Live (The Sound Test Room)






>>> 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.

>>> SynthScaper app series of tutorials

An excellent series of tutorials for the SynthScaper app from SoundForMore channel.

Also you can get a detailed description of this app here:

>>> Complete description of SynthScaper 1.7 (pdf)

>>> SynthScaper LE - Multitimbral atmospheric synth

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






Monday, April 12, 2021

BeatCutter app updated to version 1.1

BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing and recombining app updated to version 1.1

Changing the fade in and fade out operations makes the sound smoother even with use bitmask and very short recording times. And the improvement of the algorithm for selecting a cell for recording makes sound constructions more varied.

A popup with the parameter title and its value allows you to better navigate the app at the beginning of learning and improve the visibility of the parameter value.

Double tap on any control opens a panel in which you can change the parameter value step by step or select one of the predefined values. While the panel is open, you can tap once on another control to switch the panel to it. When you start changing the value of any parameter with the control, the panel will close.


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)



All changes:

  • The algorithm for applying fade in / out has been changed. The time is fixed at the start of recording, but the fades are applied during playback. This gives a smooth start / stop of playback even when using a bitmask.
  • Added a panel for step by step change and quick setting of predefined parameter values.
  • Added popup with a short description and value when changing parameters.
  • The parameter "Skip cell playback" now applies after the first playback.
  • Improved the algorithm for selecting cells for recording on the same trigger bus.
  • Parameter values in beats are displayed in whole and fractional parts.
  • Added option to app settings: "Display decimal part of beat as non simplify fraction".
  • Added option to app settings: "Start audio unit instance in the initial state".
  • More accurate display of the signal state with channel marks on the main screen.
  • The current state of all parameters is saved separately for standalone and audio unit.
  • Reduced the maximum time of fade in / out for more accurate setting of small values.
  • Reduced the maximum time of the module "Echo" for more accurate setting of small values.
  • Fixed an issue with the parameters "Step" for changing the playback speed and bitmask offset.
  • Fixed problem with saving the current state after applying a preset.
  • Several user interface improvements.







Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Matrix Decoded: BeatCutter for non Rocket-scientists

A very detailed and straightforward overview of the BeatCutter app. Great explanation on how to set up buses and how they work with the sample matrix.


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



The Matrix Decoded: BeatCutter for non Rocket-scientists








Monday, April 5, 2021

BeatCutter - A series of step-by-step tutorials

This is a new series of step-by-step tutorials from SoundForMore Tutorials that detail the features and work with the BeatCutter app. This series will be updated as new part become available.


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



BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 1: Getting Started, Core Concepts


BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 2: Play FileDirect to the output


BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 3: Setting up BeatCutter inside AUM


BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 4: Quick Preset Management


BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 5: Process one Input Bus


BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 6: Process Multiple Input Busses


BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 7: Process Multiple Input Channels in AUM


BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 8: Triggers, inputs, filter, length, attack, release


BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 9: Input Options and Automation


BeatCutter - Music Demo 1


BeatCutter - Music Demo 2 Forest Sounds


BeatCutter - Music Demo 3 Transform an iSem arpeggio preset








Friday, April 2, 2021

BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing & recombining

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.

With this app you can create sound patterns and abstractions with the atmosphere of cyberpunk, industrial ambience or alien jungle. BeatCutter has an almost unlimited range of options for transformation of source audio. The kind of original sound does not really matter. It can be any tracks, external musical instruments or sound from other apps. The content of the source material and your settings will define the final result, which can range from futuristic IDM to abstract music for fill the living space and soundscapes for relaxation and meditation.

Please note that this app does not contain exact presets for a specific result. It has many parameters that need to be set depending on the source material and just experimenting. But for an easy start, this app has a convenient editor of the template that consists of a set of numbers from 0 to 9 where each number defines the depth of change and the spreading of values of the parameter group. You can change any numbers in the template and hear the result, or use the randomizer for the entire template, then change some parameters and save the current state as a preset.








How it works:

At the core of the app is a matrix of 64 (8x8) cells in each of which a sample can be recorded. The sample matrix is controlled by 5 types of buses - Inputs, Triggers, Controls, Sequencer and Outputs.

The audio signal for recording takes from 8 input buses, each of which can playback a file or be assigned to one of 4 channels of an external sound card or audio unit.

Cell recording start and stop is controlled by 8 trigger buses. Each trigger can be assigned to a signal from any input bus or external channel. The trigger is activated when the signal exceeds the threshold. Each trigger has a band pass filter which selects frequency range in which the trigger will activating. The length of the record in the cell is defined either by a fixed value in beats or by activating and deactivating the trigger.

The sequencer controls the playback of the cells. The sequencer can sync with the main BPM clock or change the step when activating its own trigger. The played sample is fed to one of the 8 output buses on which the cell is located.

The output bus also process the signal with one of the audio effects, filter and echo modules. Next, for each of the 8 output signals, can set the output level, stereo panning, EQ and level to send to the main reverb. The output buses and main reverb are mixed for the external stereo output.

Each cell has a set of parameters that define the playback speed of the sample, a bit mask of playback addressing that implements a kind of glitch effects and other parameters. For each group of 8 cells, these parameters are set by one of the 8 control buses.

Another interesting feature is that for all 5 types of buses, 8 different modes of combining cells in the sample matrix can be set. This allows to create completely unusual configurations for recording, playing and controlling sample cells. Changes mode of buses and value of parameters are performed smoothly and it is possible to set the duration of this change. This options makes the transition sound even more amazing.


>>> Complete description of BeatCutter 1.1 (pdf)


Demo and reviews:

BeatCutter - App Deep Walkthrough Review (Gavinski’s Tutorials)

The Matrix Decoded: BeatCutter for non Rocket-scientists (MarkH / Almost Aviation)

BeatCutter - Possibly The Most Experimental App Ever (The Sound Test Room)

BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 1: Getting Started, Core Concepts (SoundForMore Tutorials)

BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 2: Play FileDirect to the output (SoundForMore Tutorials)

BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 3: Setting up BeatCutter inside AUM (SoundForMore Tutorials)

BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 4: Quick Preset Management (SoundForMore Tutorials)

BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 5: Process one Input Bus (SoundForMore Tutorials)

BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 6: Process Multiple Input Busses (SoundForMore Tutorials)

BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 7: Process Multiple Input Channels in AUM (SoundForMore Tutorials)

BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 8: Triggers, inputs, filter, length, attack, release (SoundForMore Tutorials)

BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 9: Input Options and Automation (SoundForMore Tutorials)




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Friday, March 26, 2021

Limited time sale before the release of BeatCutter app!

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.





Classic FX and all *Scapers apps. See reviews and tutorials for these apps below.




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



Tuesday, March 9, 2021

SynthScaper tutorials, Part 6: Oscillator Parameters, Address Mask, Play Balance

An excellent series of tutorials for the SynthScaper app from SoundForMore channel.

>>> All previous parts









>>> 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.

Also you can get a detailed description of this app here:

>>> Complete description of SynthScaper 1.7 (pdf)






Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Fieldscaper Bass Guitar Demo

Take a casual tour through some of the creativity inspiring features of the extremely unique app - FieldScaper.







FieldScaper is an advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone.

With the FieldScaper app, you can easily record the sound of the environment and instantly transform it into something unusual and very atmospheric. This app is great for sound design and create special sound effects for movies, games and audio books.

>>> More about FieldScaper

>>> Complete description of FieldScaper 2.0 in PDF file




More tutorials and demos

>>> The most comprehensive tutorial for FieldScaper

>>> FieldScaper rhythmic constructions

>>> FieldScaper sound transformation

>>> Make preset with step sequencer

>>> Demo of the sample editor and creating new preset

>>> Demo of creating soundtrack

>>> Live performance with single sample

>>> Live improvisation [ more details about setup ]









Friday, January 8, 2021

SynthScaper app series of tutorials

An excellent series of tutorials for the SynthScaper app from SoundForMore channel. I hope this series will be continued. 



Part 1: In this first video we go through an introduction so that you can find easily the main controls; in the next videos we will expand deeper on each of the functionalities of the app including sequencer, arranger, step recording etc.



Part 2: Let’s start the journey of learning SynthScaper from understanding how to manage Scenes...



Part 3: Our journey in learning SynthScaper continues with management of Oscillator Presets...



Part 4: Oscillator Parameters: Layers and Samples



Part 5: Oscillator Parameters: Tuning, Import beats



Part 6: Oscillator Parameters: Address Mask, Play Balance







>>> 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.

Also you can get a detailed description of this app here:

>>> Complete description of SynthScaper 1.7 (pdf)