Monday, January 13, 2020

Creating samples with SynthScaper app

SynthScaper app on iPad uses for design the samples with real tape saturation on the tube reel-to-reel tape recorder and experimental loudspeaker.

Output from the SynthScaper app was recorded on the tube reel-to-reel tape recorder (single track on the tape Quantegy 632 1/4" on 3,3/4 ips, 9.5 cm/sec) thru external audio interface Focusrite Scarlett 6i6. For control the SynthScaper app was used MIDI keyboard Akai MPK49.

The recorded sound was playback thru special experimental loudspeaker and was recorded on Roland V-Studio 100 by using Sennheiser microphone. Microphone was connected thru mix console.

Low part of the signal below about 600 Hz was recorded on the both channels directly. Mid and High part were processed by the AKG Adr 68k reverb with preset "Large Hall" with the stereo output. It gives interested sound effect with the close and centered base like solid drone and panoramic mid and high.

>>> An experimental loudspeaker stylized as vintage speakers

Free presets and samples for SynthScaper app:

>>> Digital Domain Soundscapes

This pack contains 74 unique scenes full of strange rustlings and sudden cracklings, mysterious signals and it seems the weird sounds of communications among the old electronic devices.

>>> TNMOC Samples

Over 180 high-quality samples with sounds recorded from historic computing devices at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley Park.

>>> The sound of WITCH

The free scenes pack for SynthScaper app contains 14 presets and 11 samples of unique and very impressive sounds of the original Harwell Dekatron computer, also known as the WITCH (Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computation from Harwell), from the early 1950s.

>>> SynthScaper PolyTron800 presets

This scenes pack for SynthScaper / SynthScaper LE apps contains samples recorded from modded Korg Poly-800 mkII and presets based on these samples. It contains 30 unique samples and 17 very atmospheric scenes / presets.

>>> Noise scenes pack from Noise Inc

Great and totally free scenes pack for SynthScaper with 15 noise scenes and 55 samples.

Also look at the video demo about how to download and use scenes pack:

SynthScaper LE - New FREE Sound Bank - iPad Demo

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

>>> More about SynthScaper app

>>> More about SynthScaper LE app (lightweight version with AUv3 support)