Monday, November 23, 2020

Sale!

Sale 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






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



Sunday, November 22, 2020

Classic FX- Tutorial: Exploring the app Part 1, Getting started

Exploring the Classic FX app from the SoundForMore channel.







>>> Classic FX - Reworked classic audio effects

Classic FX application is a complete sound effects processor and a mono to stereo enhancer with equalizer, effects and reverb, based on specially designed high-quality processing algorithms and suitable for any kind of audio sources. Classic FX will add brightness and expand the sound space of any musical instruments, synthesizers, drums or voice. Unique and varied effects with unified control parameters provide convenience and ease setup, while at the same time many opportunities for individual expression and experimentation.

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

>>> Complete description of Classic FX 2.2 (pdf)






Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The redefinition of noise

Finding beauty in an unlikely place. App Store Preview.

The word “noise” generally conjures up some negative connotations. Synonyms could include “loud”, “abrasive”, “unnecessary” and “non-essential”, whether it’s audiovisual in nature or in reference to something modern like sorting large amounts of data through a computer.




Friday, October 23, 2020

Classic FX ver. 2.2 new features walkthrough

An excellent overview of the new features of Classic FX version 2.2 from Gavinski’s Tutorials.

Gavin McCloskey writes:

"This is a really excellent update of Classic FX by Igor Vasiliev that brings the app to a new level. I think this is a somewhat under appreciated and misunderstood app. In the video I will talk about the 3 main new features and show you how to use the brilliant new triple-linked lfo section, which looks very complex at first, but is easy once you figure it out. I’ll show you how this app can be used for subtle effects but can also get pretty batshit crazy, which, let’s face it, is what a lot of us hope for in an app from Igor Vasiliev."



You can get a detailed description of this app here:

>>> Complete description of Classic FX 2.2 (pdf)






See also detailed app overview and tutorial:







>>> Classic FX - Reworked classic audio effects

Classic FX application is a complete sound effects processor and a mono to stereo enhancer with equalizer, effects and reverb, based on specially designed high-quality processing algorithms and suitable for any kind of audio sources. Classic FX will add brightness and expand the sound space of any musical instruments, synthesizers, drums or voice. Unique and varied effects with unified control parameters provide convenience and ease setup, while at the same time many opportunities for individual expression and experimentation.







Saturday, October 17, 2020

Processing guitar with the Classic FX app

Two great examples of how to make your guitar sound more interesting with the Classic FX app.

Almost all presets are suitable for changing the sound of a guitar. Some of the presets enhance the sound and make it smoother and more atmospheric. More drastic presets will add distortion and oversaturation.

For any preset, you can set the level of its presence at the output using the "Effect mix" control.

For more details on effects and parameters, see the app description.

>>> Complete description of Classic FX 2.2 (pdf)












>>> Classic FX - Reworked classic audio effects

Classic FX application is a complete sound effects processor and a mono to stereo enhancer with equalizer, effects and reverb, based on specially designed high-quality processing algorithms and suitable for any kind of audio sources. Classic FX will add brightness and expand the sound space of any musical instruments, synthesizers, drums or voice. Unique and varied effects with unified control parameters provide convenience and ease setup, while at the same time many opportunities for individual expression and experimentation.







Thursday, October 15, 2020

Ether Ship Sonic Landscapes

Interesting video explaining how Willard Van De Bogart from the electronic music group Ether Ship created sonic landscapes using SynthScaper and other iOS apps.






>>> 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.





Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Classic FX ver. 2.2 has been released

Classic FX version 2.2 released with a new LFO option and even more processing algorithms and presets.

In this update a new LFO option has been added for automating morphing between the two effect slots A and B. Now you have three linked LFOs to create more complex waveforms to modify the morphing. Or you can use one LFO for simple automation. Each LFO has two ranges, fast and slow and two types of waveforms. You can set the LFO frequency in beats synchronized with the main BPM, or in seconds. Also you can see the final waveform of all the LFOs on a graph at different scales.

This update brings six new processing algorithms based on reverse delay, saturation and distortion. These new algorithms Back Talk, Bitcrusher, Oversaturate, Gated Echo, Gated Reverse and Shining will give a completely new sound to any instrument or voice, from soft saturation and ambient fuzziness to sharp and hard overdrives and bit reduction.

Complex and integrated effects sound much more varied and interesting than simple effect modules, and will give you the opportunity not to waste time looking for combinations of single effects, but to start creative work with the sound of your instruments right away.

>>> Classic FX - Reworked classic audio effects











Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Extended morphing LFO in Classic FX

In upcoming Classic FX app version 2.2 will be added extended LFO for morphing. This will expand the possibilities for experimenting with audio processing in the app.

There will be three LFOs in series where each LFO will add value or multiply the next one. Thus, you can create quite complex and varied morphing automation. But you can continue use only one LFO for simple morphing cycle.




LFO range can defines in beats or seconds. When use beats mode it will be synced with BPM and clock (internal or external). Each LFO has two ranges: Fast, from 0.25 to 32 beats or from 0.1 to 13 sec and Slow, from 33 to 160 beats or from 12 to 139 sec. The waveform of LFOs can be sine or triangle. For two LFOs, you can shift the phase. This adds even more variations to the output control signal. On the Morphing LFO screen, you can see a real graph of the output control signal.

In the new version, you can add the LFO output to the current morphing value, which is set by the large fader at the bottom of the main screen. This way you can change the morphing relative to the current value. The offset range from the current morphing value is set by the triangle fader on the bottom of main screen.

Now you can set the transition time from slot A to slot B regardless of the LFO range. Going directly to slot A or B is selected by two buttons at the bottom of the main screen.






>>> Classic FX - Reworked classic audio effects

Classic FX is 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.











Thursday, August 27, 2020

End of Summer Sale






Classic FX >> More about this app >> 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.



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.



Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Some new sound processing app

I started working on a new audio processing application that will be a completely different type of sound effects. It is not even quite the sound effect as it is usually understood. It is something between a sound effect and a musical instrument or sound generator.

This application will also process the source signal, but unlike the usual audio effects, it does this based not on static parameter values, but on the basis of determining the internal structure of the input signal over time.

In classic sound effects, even if they dynamically react to changes in the amplitude or even the spectrum (which is much less common) of the signal, all processing is determined by a set of static parameters. It doesn't matter that these parameters can be changed by the LFO, since the LFO parameters are still static in relation to the structure of the input signal. In that effects, you know (mostly) how to change the input signal depending on the change in these parameters.

In my new app, signal processing will be determined by the time-varying structure of the signal itself.


This app analyzes the spectrum of the input signal and, based on statistical processing of data vectors and self-balanced feedbacks, reveals new fragments appearing in the input signal. Next, the fragments of the input signal will be reassembled in a different order by the genetic algorithms that will create the best (from their point of view) composition based on the contents of these fragments and some specified rules of creation the composition.

The result should be quite unusual. But this is not a mainstream effect. This is an app for pure creativity and experimentation. You influence the result not by the settings (although they will also be), but by the character and rhythm of the input signal.

Imagine that you can provide to the input both finished compositions and tracks, as well as mixes of sounds of various musical instruments (modular synths will be just great), sounds of nature and noises, and on the output will be a composition built from fragments of these sounds according to the new dynamic rules.



This is a preview of the work of the first part of this app, which finds new fragments in the spectrum of the input signal, linking their appearance to the internal rhythm as much as possible. The parameters in the left corner are adjusted via self-balancing feedback.







While this application is still under development, take a look at my other sound processing and experimental apps:

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

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

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

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