Thursday, March 9, 2017

Abstract patterns

An experiment with abstract patterns generating by using only Korg Monotron as sound source and FieldScaper app on iPad for sound processing.

This composition was created from three layers recorded separately in real time. For each layer Korg Monotron was used for generating one sound, then FieldScaper app with different settings was used for processing source sound. First two layers were recorded on two track each (stereo) on Tascam Portastudio 424.

For these layers FieldScaper was set to the Loop mode for work as effect processor.

Third layer was recorded in real time at playback first two. Mixing made on Tascam Portastudio. Final record was made on Sony Walkman Professional WM-D6C.

For third layer FieldScaper also work in Loop mode but the record in loop starts when signal appears. Then loop playback and process. Record starts when signal appears and stops by timer (in certain time). For processing sound were used several built-in presets with some modifications.

Sounds were captured and output by external audio interface connected to iPad - Focusrite Scarlett 6i6.

For visual effects were used a great little device Quantum VJ from Alexander Zolotov.

Author description - "Quantum VJ is a glitch-style 8-bit pendant and audio visualizer. Any audio source can be connected to this device through the jack plug (3.5mm). It also can visualize some electromagnetic interference and the "soul modulations" of the owner when the audio ports are not connected. There are nine display modes that can be switched by the button."

Know more how FieldScaper app can be used for creating impressive compositions and even soundtracks for sci-fi and fantasy movies -

FieldScaper - Sound warp field recorder and scape constructor


  1. Synthscaper refers to the midi channels from 0 to 15. Most apps use 1 to 16. This can be confusing, especially for beginners or those who are not very good with midi. I suggest using the 1 to 16 references.