Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SynthScaper ver. 1.6 has been released

SynthScaper - Soundscapes synthesizer for iPad and iPhone ver. 1.6 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.

The sound engine of SynthScaper has its own unique sounding differ from any other software synths. You can construct outstanding melodic pads or atonal soundscapes from different kind of built-in or downloaded samples by using all power of multi-layered oscillators, chains of filters and effects, envelope generators and low frequency oscillators. Or you can create your own sound scenes combining oscillators presets from build-in library. Or just use predefined scenes.

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This update adds new modes that make it more convenient to use MIDI keyboards with SynthScaper.

Buttons of these modes are placed at the right of scene area on the top of main screen and set the modes of external MIDI keyboards.

"Mv: ..." - This button enables or disables use the velocity for MIDI keyboards. By default use of velocity for MIDI keyboards is define in the panel "Keyboard settings" - "Keyboards" and stores for each scene. This button can enable or disable to use velocity regardless scene parameters and its state do not be reset when scene change.

Mode "Mv:on" defines that the velocity is always enable. Mode "Mv:off" defines that the velocity is always disable. Mode "Mv:sce" defines that use of the velocity defined by the scene.

The green marker indicates that the use of velocity is enable by this button or in the scene (in the "Keyboard settings" - "Keyboards"). The red marker indicates that use of the velocity is disable.

"Mc: ..." - This button defines the curve of velocity for MIDI keyboards. There are two modes - "Linear" marked by letter "l" and "Soft" marked by letter "s". Next number indicates mode of expanding range of velocity. The number "0" indicates no expand. Try different modes with your keyboard for more convenient use of velocity.

"Mw: ..." - This button sets the mode of use the modulation wheel on MIDI keyboards. By default the modulation wheel assigned to change Effect 1. The Effect parameters have central position "0%" and two extreme positions "-100%" and "+100%". So the modulation wheel on the keyboard should have free move to remain in last position. But if your keyboard has modulation wheel that always returned to zero position when released you can use this button to set the mode when the modulation wheel will changing the parameters from "0%" to "+100%" or from "0%" to "-100%". Mode "Mw:c" defines that the modulation wheel will changing the parameters from center position "0%" to "+100%" or "-100%" (default mode).

Mode "Mw:+" sets changing from "0%" to "+100%". Mode "Mw:-" sets changing from "0%" to "-100%". You can use these modes with any type of the modulation wheel especially if you set the initial value of Effect other than central position.

Also in this update:

  • Sequencer evenly placing steps in oscillator voices.
  • Markers of actual values for Effects 1,2 on main screen.
  • Quick switch between oscillator control panels.
  • Added control for MIDI keyboard velocity mode.
  • Added control for MIDI keyboard velocity curve.
  • Added control for MIDI keyboard modulation wheel.
  • Modulation wheel on MIDI keyboard supports defaultly.
  • MIDI keyboard velocity is sent to each voice.
  • Changing font size in description panel.
  • Built-in description updated.
  • Several minor bugs were fixed.

Guides and demos:

[ 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 1.6 in one PDF file ]

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