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.
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. To open this panel, click the “Tune” button on the tab bar.
Parameters: Attack, Release, Accent
The two main parameters that have a noticeable effect on the sound are “Attack” and “Release”. In the "Tune" panel you can set the offset of these parameters relative to the value defined by the 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 "Accent" parameter only affects ADSRs that are assigned for the volume level of all layers of the current sound generator. When the value of this parameter is positive, the “Decay” values will increase, and the “Sustain” values will decrease. When the value is negative, the “Decay” values will decrease, and the “Sustain” values will increase.
Parameter: Level adjustment
The “Level adjust” parameter changes the level of each layer of the current sound generator. But only in the case when more than one layer is used for the generator. By changing this value, you can increase or decrease the volume level of the layers relative to each other. Use this option neatly. Even a small change can have a very noticeable effect on layers mix.
Parameter: Tone adjustment
The "Tone adjust" option increases or decreases the base tone offset for each layer by cents. Usually the tone of each layer is slightly offset relative to each other (usually a few cents). This gives a brighter and more saturated sound. Thus, this parameter will increase dissonance when it is positive, or reduce it when it is negative.
What is the advantage?
Using these parameters you can slightly (or more noticeably) change the sound of the generators to make it smoother or sharper. Or make the sound completely different from the original preset.
The main advantage of this panel is that you can easily restore the original sound of the generators by simply setting the values of these parameters to zero. Even when you save this scene and return to it later.
You can also assign these parameters to any MIDI keyboard and control them in real time or at the live performance.
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.
The spatial mixer simulates two types of reverberating space in which you define the distance and position from the sound generator to the listener, the dimension of the space and amount of reflections.
Use the "Random" option to get new ideas for your unique sound scenes. This option generates a new scene from existing presets and sets the generators' parameters to random values. Next you can adjust them to polish your special sound.
The screen keyboard in addition to standard use has a special mode that turns it into a continuous area in which you can smoothly change the tone separately for each touch. This is ideal for creating a variety of soundscapes, drones and textures. The screen keyboard also has a simulation of velocity, adjustment of pitch and the rate of modulation, as well as a scale editor with a built-in list of scales.
Each sound generator has its own sequencer / arpeggiator, so you can create a common sequence for all generators or separate sequences for each. Many different modes allow you to turn even the simplest sequence into a continuously varying melody changing just by pressing a single note. You can also record a sequence from the keyboard or copy it from other scenes.
SynthScaper LE fully supports MIDI keyboards and controllers and can assign external MIDI controls to almost all parameters. You can assign sound generators to different ranges on your MIDI- and on-screen keyboard, and even only to MIDI or only to the screen keyboard. In addition, this app can auto detect the type of MIDI keyboard and automatically use extended controls such as knobs and buttons. For a list of supported MIDI keyboards and assigned controls see the app description.
This app can work on iPhone and iPad as standalone and can be used with any audio host or DAW apps that support AUv3 or Inter-App audio connection.
SynthScaper LE is completely compatible with the full-featured advanced version SynthScaper and can import scenes packs created in the advanced version.
- 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.
The special MIDI controller designed for iOS app FieldScaper. Great idea!
It includes a USB64 MidiBlock from Doepfer. The Knobs handles only the "Current" Oscillator. With the buttons you choose OSC 1 to 3 and set it to the Current Oscillator.
It has also buttons for record, play and delete files, open and close Panels.
With the Movement Knob in the Middle you can move the in and out markers for the Recorded Sound, to cut or trim it.