Thursday, July 16, 2020

Classic FX 2.0 tutorial

Detailed app overview and tutorial for version 2.0 from Gavinski’s Tutorials.

This video gives an overview of the app and talks about the new features, including details on how to set up external modulation of the parameters inside apps like AUM. In this example we use the wonderful midiLFOs app by Art Kerns to do this.






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.

>>> Classic FX - Reworked classic audio effects






Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Classic FX ver. 2.0 has been released

Version 2.0 of Classic FX app has been released, with significant updates.

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.

>>> Classic FX - Reworked classic audio effects







What's new in version 2.0:

  • Three band equalizer with high / low shelving filters and middle peaking filter.
  • Easy to use algorithmic reverb, suitable for any sound source.
  • All parameters of equalizer, effects and reverb accessible for AUv3 host.
  • Quick info and description of the algorithm used in presets.
  • Several new presets added. Improved audio processing engine.
  • Some improvements of user interface.
  • Optimization for use with GarageBand.
  • Fixed a few small bugs.






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.