Wednesday, June 26, 2019

SynthScaper LE ver. 1.2 has been released

This update fixes the AU sample rate problem and brings several improvements.

What's new:

- Fixed problem with sample rate in AU instance.
- Sound engine is updated as in the advanced version.
- Improves IAA synchronization.
- Improves MIDI synchronization.
- Audiobus SDK 3.0.6 updated.
- Ableton Link SDK 3.0.5 updated.
- Several minor bugs fixed.









[ SynthScaper LE - Tune panel ]

[ Complete description of SynthScaper LE 1.1 (pdf) ]

[ List of auto detected MIDI keyboards (pdf) ]


Demos and reviews:

SynthScaper LE - Detailed tutorial (video)

The Sound Test Room - SynthScaper LE - AUv3 - Running in Cubasis - Demo for the iPad (video)

First try with Synthscaper LE from Rodolfo Ruiz - Sound demo (video)










Wednesday, June 12, 2019

SynthScaper ver. 1.7 has been released

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

This update improves user interface and adds new modes that make it more convenient to use with MIDI keyboards.

>>> More about SynthScaper






What's new:

  • New presets inspired by sound of vintage synths.
  • Separate ADSR when changing address mask for each voice.
  • Sequencer can use range of keys defined by keyboard scale.
  • Marks for hold keys mode for virtual and MIDI keyboard.
  • Added counter that indicates use samples in presets and scenes.
  • Visual meter of velocity for MIDI keyboards.
  • Visual meter of modulation wheel for MIDI keyboards.
  • MIDI keyboard meters can be disabled in settings.
  • Oscillators controls have different color labels.
  • Added text labels on oscillator controls.
  • Optimization for use on iPhone XR, XS, Max.
  • Audiobus SDK 3.0.6 updated.
  • Ableton Link SDK 3.0.5 updated.
  • Built-in description updated.
  • Several bugs have been fixed.



Tutorials and guides:

[ SynthScaper - Detailed tutorial. Part 1 (video tutorial) ]

[ SynthScaper - Detailed tutorial. Part 2 (video tutorial) ]

[ SynthScaper - Wide and deep sound with the single preset (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Natural chorus and Spatial effects (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - How to assign "LFO" to parameters (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - How to use "Effect" parameters (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Two-Voiced Drone (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Start with your own samples (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - The Designer tool (short description) ]

[ SynthScaper - Arpeggiator / Sequencer overview (video demo) ]

[ SynthScaper - Automate pitch shifting (video demo) ]

[ SynthScaper - One shot sample demo (video demo) ]

[ SynthScaper modules connection diagram (big picture) ]

[ Complete description of SynthScaper 1.7 in one PDF file ]










Thursday, March 28, 2019

FieldScaper ver. 2.1 has been released

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 details about FieldScaper







With using internal sequencer and Ableton Link option the FieldScaper app can transform usual melodic loops into rhythmic broken ambient sound synced with other apps like drum machines.






The FieldScaper supports complete MIDI control for all faders, knobs and many buttons. You can change the parameters of oscillators, filters, delays and mixer by using any external MIDI controller or MIDI apps like sequencers. With the MIDI controllers this app becomes very comfortable to use at live performance.

Look at DIY MIDI controller designed special for FieldScaper

>>> FieldScaper DIY MIDI controller



Video demos:

>>> The most comprehensive tutorial for FieldScaper

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

>>> Make preset with step sequencer

>>> Demo of creating soundtrack

>>> Live performance with single sample

>>> Live improvisation ( more details about used setup )








Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SynthScaper LE ver. 1.1 has been released

First update of new app SynthScaper LE. This update improves the app when used as an Audio Unit and adds new modes. SynthScaper LE continues to develop and improve.

What's new:

- Fixed problem with presets list in AU instances.
- Added hotkeys bar when full screen keyboard.
- Help panel opens on full screen.
- Added mode when sequencer knobs use "Scale" range (in standalone).
- Fixed problem with BPM sync when work with some AU hosts.
- Improved work in "freeze" mode in DAWs (exclude sequencer).
- Fixed problem with restore last selected scene when start as AU.
- Improved work of arpeggiator when changing keys.
- Added several new scenes and presets.










[ SynthScaper LE - Tune panel ]

[ Complete description of SynthScaper LE 1.1 (pdf) ]

[ List of auto detected MIDI keyboards (pdf) ]


Demos and reviews:

SynthScaper LE - Detailed tutorial (video)

The Sound Test Room - SynthScaper LE - AUv3 - Running in Cubasis - Demo for the iPad (video)

First try with Synthscaper LE from Rodolfo Ruiz - Sound demo (video)










Monday, January 28, 2019

SynthScaper + SynthScaper LE bundle

Bundle of two apps SynthScaper and SynthScaper LE is available. Two synth apps complement each other.

SynthScaper (advanced version) - 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 that let you easily create and modify your own multi-timbral pads and atmospheric soundscapes. You can construct a new sound from built-in library of unique and high-quality presets.




[ More about SynthScaper (advanced version) ]

[ More about SynthScaper LE (lightweight version) ]









Wednesday, January 23, 2019

SynthScaper LE - Tune panel

This is a new feature in the SynthScaper LE that lets you easily change the sound of presets and scenes. With this panel you can change parameters of each sound generator individually.




Two main parameters which have noticeable effect on sound are Attack and Release. On the panel "Tune" you can set the offset of these parameters from the value that defined by preset or scene.

The offset is performed for all ADSRs of all layers in such a way as not to break the base structure of tone.

The parameter "Accent" affect only on ADSRs which assigned on the volume levels. When this offset is positive the values of "Decay" will be increase and "Sustain" decrease. When offset is negative the values of "Decay" will be decrease and "Sustain" increase.

The parameter "Level adjust" change level of each layer. In case when for sound generator uses more that one layer. Changing this value you can amplify or attenuate volume level of each layer relatively others. Use this parameter neatly even a slightly change can have very noticeable affect on mix of layers.

The parameter "Tone adjust" increase or decrease offset of base tone for each layer in cents. Usually tone of each layer a very slightly shifted relatively each other. It gives more bright and saturated sound. So this parameter will increase dissonance when it positive or decrease it when negative.

With these parameters you can slightly change the sound of generators to make it smoother or sharper. Or make sound completely different from original.

The main advantage of this panel is that you can easy restore original sound of generator just reset all parameters to zero. Even when you save this scene and return to it later.

Also you can assign these parameters to any MIDI keyboard or controller and operate them in real time.

[ More about SynthScaper LE ]








Monday, January 21, 2019

SynthScaper LE - Multitimbral atmospheric sound

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

Three separate sound generators in this application give you possibility to create complex sound scenes by mixing and moving them in a common sound space using a spatial mixer. No need to construct a new sound from the beginning. Just use the built-in library of unique and high-quality presets for sound generators.




Key features:

  • Three sound generators each work as individual synth with its own preset.
  • The scene combines all generators and mixer to create complex sounds.
  • Spatial mixer simulates the common sound space for generators.
  • The ability to easily tune the key parameters of sound generators.
  • Multifunctional sequencer / arpeggiator for each generator.
  • Screen keyboard designed for continuous variations with sound.
  • Assign MIDI controls to parameters of generators and mixer.
  • Completely compatible with advanced version of SynthScaper.
  • Import scenes with samples from advanced SynthScaper.
  • Support Audio unit (AUv3), Inter-app audio, Audiobus and Ableton Link.
  • Auto detect and assign controls of MIDI keyboards (only specific models).





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[ SynthScaper LE - Tune panel ]

[ Complete description of SynthScaper LE 1.1 (pdf) ]

[ List of auto detected MIDI keyboards (pdf) ]


Demos and reviews:

SynthScaper LE - Detailed tutorial (video)

The Sound Test Room - SynthScaper LE - AUv3 - Running in Cubasis - Demo for the iPad (video)

First try with Synthscaper LE from Rodolfo Ruiz - Sound demo (video)




You may also be interested in

[ SynthScaper - Soundscapes synthesizer (advanced version) ]









Sunday, January 13, 2019

Noise scenes pack for SynthScaper

Great and totally free scenes pack for SynthScaper with 15 noise scenes and 55 samples from Noise Inc!

"All sounds generated with SynthScaper app. No additional FX effects. All sound sources and textures used in demo were created by Noise Inc. This is a demo of Nose Inc"

You can download it with this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wv2ruvdsvc3fprl/Scene%20pack,%20Noise%20Inc.synthscaper?dl=0

- Save this file to your Dropbox.
- In the SynthScaper app tap button "Files", then "Dropbox".
- Select file "Scenes pack Noise Inc.synthscaper" and tap "Download".
- After download, open scenes list, find and select item "* Scenes pack Noise Inc" in the main list.
- Use button "(Un) Pack" at the title to unpack it.
- You will see new group "Scenes pack Noise Inc" in the list that contains 15 scenes.
- Also in the files list will be group with the same name which contains 55 new samples.
- After unpack you can delete file "Scenes pack Noise Inc.synthscaper".

Also you can download this file in any other way and then by using Files app save this file to the SynthScaper folder.



Demo of scenes:



[ More demos from Noise Inc here ]



And there is demo video from The Sound Test Room - How to install:




You may also be interested in:

[ SynthScaper - Tutorials and How-To's ]