Thursday, December 2, 2021

Sense #6216. Hardware and apps together

This experimental chaotic ambient was made in home studio with using a several of my apps together with hardware audio equipment. When using high-quality external audio interfaces, many iPad apps provide great sound quality and can be used in both home and professional recordings. What were used:

Drum machine Hammond Auto-Vari 64 processed by SoundSaw app.

Chaotic rhythmic ambient generated by BeatCutter app from a many sound sources. Rhythm defines by drum machine.

Reverb output from BeatCutter processed by Classic FX app instead of internal reverb. BeatCutter app can use up to 4 external inputs and playback up to 8 audio files (without limit of file length). For external input / output was used audio interface Focusrite Scarlett 6i6.

Synth theme was played on a Korg MS2000 and processed by AltiSpace 2 app.

Mixed on console Allen & Heath GS3V. Main reverb AKG ADR68k. Group compressors DBX, final processing T.C. Electronic Finalizer 96k.

The final recording was done on the tape recorder Sony TC-510-2.









Thursday, November 25, 2021

Black Friday Sale! All apps!

See tutorials, reviews and demos for apps below

>>> All apps in App Store






AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb >> App Store

AltiSpace 2 is a convolution reverb app with advanced controls that provides realistic sounding natural acoustic space or vintage reverb devices for any track or mix. >>> More about this app






SoundSaw - The Art of Sound Destruction >> App Store

SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene. >>> More about this app





BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing & recombining >> App Store

BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with large audio files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples. >>> More about this app

>>> BeatCutter - A great series of step-by-step tutorials





Classic FX - Reworked classic audio effects >> App Store

A complete sound effects processor and a mono to stereo converter with equalizer, effects and reverb, based on specially designed high-quality processing algorithms and suitable for any kind of audio sources. This app will add brightness and expand the sound space of any instrument from recorded musical instruments to software and even modular synthesizers. >>> More about this app





SynthScaper - Soundscapes synthesizer >> App Store

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

>>> An excellent series of tutorials for the SynthScaper app






SynthScaper LE - Multitimbral atmospheric synth >> App Store

The special lightweight version of SynthScaper LE lets you easily create and modify your own multi-timbral pads and atmospheric soundscapes. >>> More about this app





FieldScaper - Field recorder & Scapes constructor >> App Store

Advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. Discover new ways to create and construct unusual and exciting sounds from any environmental audio recordings or samples recorded from other apps. >>> More about this app






SoundScaper - An experimental sound mini lab >> App Store

SoundScaper is an experimental sound mini lab for creating unusual soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones, glitches and noises based on circuit bending principles. >>> More about this app


Thursday, November 11, 2021

SoundScaper app updated to version 1.9.8

This update improves compatibility with new devices with different aspect ratios and compatibility with new versions of iOS. Also added support for bluetooth midi controllers, the sound engine has been slightly optimized and the description of the app has been updated. Description also available as PDF file.

And this app still works on previous generation devices starting with iOS 9.0 like iPhone 4S / 5 / 6 and iPad 2, iPad Mini / Pro 1st generation!






>>> App Store Preview: "The redefinition of noise"

Finding beauty in an unlikely place.

The word “noise” generally conjures up some negative connotations. Synonyms could include “loud”, “abrasive”, “unnecessary” and “non-essential”, whether it’s audiovisual in nature or in reference to something modern like sorting large amounts of data through a computer.




Battle with mushrooms! Generative tripchaos demo with SoundScaper and BeatCutter.




SoundScaper is an experimental sound mini lab for creating unusual soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones, glitches and noises based on circuit bending principles.

>>> More about SoundScaper







Sunday, November 7, 2021

SoundSaw app updated to version 1.2

This update brings new presets, improves the app's audio engine and makes some of the controls more convenient. Also some minor bugs were fixed.

In this demo: Casio CZ-101 with Akai MFC42 (analog filter module) processed by SoundSaw (distortions) and AltiSpace 2 (convolution reverb) apps on iPad.

>>> More about AltiSpace 2 app





SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene.

>>> More about SoundSaw









Saturday, November 6, 2021

SoundSaw. Crash the sequence!

This distortion app will add lofi, chiptune, distortion and vaporwave atmosphere to a single instrument like guitar or synth, drum machine rhythm or even synth sequence. In this demo the default presets make the regular sequence more alternative. This app is great for creating overload and oversaturated sound, experiments and eerie howls.

Synth / sequencer app in this demo: AudioKit Synth One.





SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene.

>>> More about SoundSaw









Tuesday, October 26, 2021

FieldScaper app updated to version 2.2

This update improves compatibility with new devices with different aspect ratios and compatibility with new versions of iOS. Also added support for bluetooth midi controllers, the sound engine has been slightly optimized and the description of the app has been updated. Description also available as PDF file.

And this app still works on previous generation devices starting with iOS 9.0 like iPhone 4S / 5 / 6 and iPad 2, iPad Mini / Pro 1st generation!






Advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. Discover new ways to create and construct unusual and exciting sounds from any environmental audio recordings or samples recorded from other apps through Inter-App audio or Audiobus.

>>> More about FieldScaper









Wednesday, October 20, 2021

AltiSpace 2 app updated to version 1.1

This update improves the app's audio engine and adds the ability to move user presets to different groups. Now you can import a large number of your own impulse responses and group them so as not to search for them in one big list. For details on the new options, see the built-in app description (also available as PDF file).

All changes:

  • Added groups for user presets.
  • Ability to select multiple user presets for move and delete.
  • Added option to show only user presets for the audio unit host.
  • Added option to show only favorite presets for the audio unit host.
  • Fixed an issue with blocking UI when using file picker.
  • Pictures in descriptions are now displayed in audio unit mode.
  • Fixed an issue with the Inter-app audio control panel on iPhone.
  • Some improvements of audio engine.
  • Built-in description has been updated.
  • Minor bugs were fixed.



In this demo the AltiSpace app processes the sound of SynthScaper LE, a multitimbral atmospheric synth. Both apps work as AUv3 modules.




AltiSpace is a convolution reverb app with advanced controls that provides realistic sounding natural acoustic space or vintage reverb devices for any track or mix.

>>> More about AltiSpace 2









Tuesday, October 19, 2021

SoundForMore Tutorials: AltiSpace 2 - Getting Started

Excellent overview of key features the AltiSpace 2 app from SoundForMore Tutorials!




AltiSpace is a convolution reverb app with advanced controls that provides realistic sounding natural acoustic space or vintage reverb devices for any track or mix.

>>> More about AltiSpace 2







Wednesday, October 13, 2021

iPad Tutorial: AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb

Very detailed demo of the AltiSpace 2 app for processing the sound of other music apps as an audio unit (AUv3) from "The Sound Test Room".




AltiSpace is a convolution reverb app with advanced controls that provides realistic sounding natural acoustic space or vintage reverb devices for any track or mix.

>>> More about AltiSpace 2







Convolution Reverb with Vintage Gear using AltiSpace 2

In this episode of "How to App on iOS" I'll be exploring the world of Convolution Reverb with Vintage Gear, new AltiSpace 2 on iOS. This App is a beast!




AltiSpace is a convolution reverb app with advanced controls that provides realistic sounding natural acoustic space or vintage reverb devices for any track or mix.

>>> More about AltiSpace 2







Monday, October 11, 2021

AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb

AltiSpace 2 is a convolution reverb app with advanced controls that provides realistic sounding natural acoustic space or vintage reverb devices for any track or mix.

>>> Get this app on App Store

A convolution reverb takes a captured sample (called an impulse response) from a real-world space or real hardware and uses this to digitally simulate the reverberation of that space or device down to the last detail and nuance. Because it is sampled, not synthesized, convolution reverb is known for its stunning realism, and it is widely considered to be the best type of reverb. However, unlike the more common algorithmic reverbs, convolution reverbs usually does not have much control over the reverberation process.

But AltiSpace, in addition to the ability to load your own impulse response files and a built-in library of the most interesting vintage reverb device presets, has advanced settings such as EQ, gate, ducking, modulation and more. You can change the original impulse response parameters to something completely new and then save it as a new preset.

This app has an easy-to-use user interface, where all the main controls are located on the single screen, and it is ready to use right out of the box, even without additional settings. And at the same time, you can easily change the parameters of the impulse responses from the built-in library to create your own sound.

Any audio sample can be used as an impulse response, making AltiSpace also a great tool for creative sound design. Try to import a percussion hit sample and use it for a dry synth stab. You will immediately hear the difference.

App features:

  • Ability to import your own impulse response files.
  • Built-in library of presets from the most interesting hardware reverbs.
  • Convenient preset manager with the ability to group presets.
  • Presets can be marked as favorites for display in the favorites group.
  • Reverb can work with a stereo or mono input and convert it to stereo.
  • Add dynamic noise before reverb for a more natural sound.
  • The gate allows you to turn on the reverb when the threshold is exceeded.
  • The ducking allows you to turn off the reverb when the threshold is exceeded.
  • Sets the minimum reverb level for Gate and Ducking modes.
  • Equalizer with high and low cut filters in chain before or after reverb.
  • Changing the time (length) of the current impulse response.
  • Sets the pre-delay time of the signal before reverb.
  • Experimental feature to change the pitch of the impulse response.
  • Amplifying early or late reflections.
  • Adjusts the stereo image before the reverb.
  • Haas effect for adding stereo space to a mono signal.
  • Sets the depth and freq of modulation the signal before reverb.
  • Mixing dry / wet signal and adjusting the output level.
  • Input and output level meters.
  • Indicators of possible input clipping for standalone.
  • Prevents any output clipping for standalone.
  • Built-in full description of all controls.








>>> Complete description of AltiSpace 1.0 (pdf)

Demos and reviews:

AltiSpace 2 - Tutorial: Getting Started (SoundForMore Tutorials)

AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb - iPad Tutorial (The Sound Test Room)

AltiSpace 2 Also Sounds Fantastic on Percussion! (Gavinski’s Tutorials)

AltiSpace 2: Fantastic Reverb (iOS) Preset & Tweaking Demo (Gavinski’s Tutorials)

Convolution Reverb with Vintage Gear using AltiSpace 2 on iOS - How To App on iOS! - EP 406 S7









Friday, September 10, 2021

SoundSaw app updated to version 1.1

This update contains some sound engine improvements and optimization, additional audio hardware options for standalone mode, and several new presets. For details on the new options, see the built-in app description (also available as PDF file).



This video shows the sound processing of the drum machine Korg Electribe by the SoundSaw app, without additional effects and processing. It gives the specific lofi sound with a lot of overdrive and saturation. The SoundSaw app is great for processing the sound of drum machines. As one component and the mix.




SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene.

>>> More about SoundSaw









Monday, August 30, 2021

End of Summer Sale! All apps!

See reviews and tutorials for apps below.




SoundSaw - The Art of Sound Destruction >> App Store

SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene. >>> More about this app





BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing & recombining >> App Store

BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with large audio files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples. >>> More about this app

>>> BeatCutter - A series of step-by-step tutorials





Classic FX - Reworked classic audio effects >> App Store

A complete sound effects processor and a mono to stereo converter with equalizer, effects and reverb, based on specially designed high-quality processing algorithms and suitable for any kind of audio sources. This app will add brightness and expand the sound space of any instrument from recorded musical instruments to software and even modular synthesizers. >>> More about this app





SynthScaper - Soundscapes synthesizer >> App Store

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

>>> An excellent series of tutorials for the SynthScaper app






SynthScaper LE - Multitimbral atmospheric synth >> App Store

The special lightweight version of SynthScaper LE lets you easily create and modify your own multi-timbral pads and atmospheric soundscapes. >>> More about this app





FieldScaper - Field recorder & Scapes constructor >> App Store

Advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. Discover new ways to create and construct unusual and exciting sounds from any environmental audio recordings or samples recorded from other apps. >>> More about this app






SoundScaper - An experimental sound mini lab >> App Store

SoundScaper is an experimental sound mini lab for creating unusual soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones, glitches and noises based on circuit bending principles. >>> More about this app



Friday, August 27, 2021

Spy Games: Improvisation with four apps




Main piano theme by Rauf Kasimov

Background sound textures were created using the BeatCutter app on iPad with external sound card Focusrite Scarlett 6i6. BeatCutter can use up to four input channels to fill the matrix of samples and construct abstract rhythmic structures from fragments of the original sound.

The rhythm was created by the vintage drum machine Hammond Auto-Vari 64 and then processed with the SoundSaw app to give it an aesthetic of noise and lofi. Rhythm was the first sound source for the BeatCutter and controlled the change in sound textures. The other three sound sources were old training audio cassettes, music CDs, and pre-recorded synth sequences.

As a result, BeatCutter created chaotic yet rhythmically consistent sound textures using different fragments of the source material.

The piano track was played using the iGrand Piano app and processed by the Classic FX app when mixed.

Recording process:

Friday, August 6, 2021

SoundSaw - Tutorial: Getting Started

An excellent video tutorial from SoundForMore Tutorials for those who want to quickly get started using the SoundSaw app in their setup as audio unit.




SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene.

>>> More about SoundSaw







Monday, August 2, 2021

Ken Karsh SoundSaw and Classic FX Free Improv

Very interesting improvisation of classical guitar with a lot of lofi and distortions with SoundSaw and Classic FX apps (and some others). Worth seeing.

... "Until now, I have not used sound mangling/lofi distortion apps. This is a new experience for me. I decided to do a free improv utilizing Igor Vasiliev's brand new SoundSaw and his Classic FX apps. Once again, of course, I am using Quantiloop Pro. The bass track is the only track not processed with SoundSaw and Classic FX. I had a lot of fun with this one."




SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene.

>>> More about SoundSaw







Monday, July 26, 2021

BeatCutter app updated to version 1.4

This update adds new datasets for generating parameters using templates, slightly improves the sound engine and fixes found issues.



The video demonstrate an example of creating constantly changing sound structures from a single sample in feedback mode. This is an example of a simple enough way to use the BeatCutter app with randomly generated templates. However, the result can be quite interesting.




BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.

>>> More about BeatCutter (demo, reviews and guides)

>>> BeatCutter - A series of step-by-step tutorials









Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Symphony of Music Destruction with SoundSaw

In this episode of "How to App on iOS" you will see some examples of using and features SoundSaw along with other apps as AUv3 modules, and it will truly be The Symphony of Music Destruction!




SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene.

>>> More about SoundSaw







Wednesday, July 21, 2021

SoundSaw: The Sound Test Room demo

Great demo of the SoundSaw app for processing the sound of other music apps as an audio unit (AUv3).




SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene.

Depending on the settings, it can add light distortion and saturation to the sound for a more natural and lively sound, or drastically change the sound and make it as loud and harsh as possible, full of all kinds of harmonics, crackles and rattles. The settings of this app provide great opportunities for experiments with sound destruction.

>>> More about SoundSaw







Guitar processing with SoundSaw app

Demo of clean guitar sound processed by SoundSaw app. I think that if we add the chain of effects with the cabinet / amp simulator and maybe delay / phaser / flanger (to taste), it will be ready to the great performance.




SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene.

Depending on the settings, it can add light distortion and saturation to the sound for a more natural and lively sound, or drastically change the sound and make it as loud and harsh as possible, full of all kinds of harmonics, crackles and rattles. The settings of this app provide great opportunities for experiments with sound destruction.

>>> More about SoundSaw







Monday, July 19, 2021

SoundSaw - The Art of Sound Destruction

SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene.

>>> Get this app on App Store

Depending on the settings, it can add light distortion and saturation to the sound for a more natural and lively sound, or drastically change the sound and make it as loud and harsh as possible, full of all kinds of harmonics, crackles and rattles. The settings of this app provide great opportunities for experiments with sound destruction.

All controls are located on a single screen, grouped by function into six sections with a plain way of signal path from the first section "Input" to the last section "Output". The chain of individual effects in this app is designed in such a way as to get the most interesting result for any parameter values in the widest possible range.

App features:

  • Simulates different types of signal processing electronic circuits and their typical harmonic saturation and noise (static and dynamic).
  • The Maximizer keeps the maximum signal level for more noticeable distortions and feedback effects, and has a mode for hold the maximum volume when the input signal decays.
  • The Overload effect works like an electronic circuit when the signal is much higher than the maximum allowable level and oversaturated the signal various kinds of harmonics.
  • The Decimator and Bitcrusher effects produce very noticeable digital artifacts typical of cheap devices with simple DACs / ADCs, and add various kinds of crackles and rattles.
  • The Feedback effect is similar to acoustic feedback, but more controllable, with the resonant frequency varying in accordance with the harmonics of the input signal.
  • The 4-pole filter controlled by the envelope generator can be used after distortion effects. Filter types: Low pass, High pass, Band pass and Notch.
  • The envelope generator is controlled by the input signal and can generate a single cycle of envelope, repeat cycles or work continuously.
  • At the output there is a filter that can cut the high or low range of the original signal and mix it with the processed signal.







>>> Complete description of SoundSaw 1.1 (pdf)

Demos and reviews:

SoundSaw - Tutorial: Getting Started (SoundForMore Tutorials)

SoundSaw - It’s a Beautiful Thing - Live Demo for the iPad (The Sound Test Room)

The Symphony of Music Destruction with SoundSaw (Jade Starr)

SoundSaw The Art Of Sound Destruction (e y l v y)

Guitar processing with SoundSaw app (Yella Gin)









Sunday, June 13, 2021

BeatCutter: Classical chaos


Main piano theme created by Rauf Kasimov using the iGrand Piano app.

Chaotic textures were created using the BeatCutter app on iPad with external sound card Focusrite Scarlett 6i6. BeatCutter can use up to four input channels to fill the matrix of samples and construct abstract rhythmic structures from fragments of the original sound.

The four sound sources for this app were synths - Moog Slim phatty thru TC Helicon Voice works, Clavia Nord Lead 3 with Doepher Dark Time sequencer thru Roland SDE-2000, Korg MS2000, Roland Juno-60 thru Eventide Harmonizer H949. All of these synth also were recorded directly and mixed with BeatCutter output. Outputs from all instruments and the BeatCutter app were recorded on a Tascam 38 and then mixed. Reverbs AKG ADR68K, Yamaha REV7 were used for mixing.

BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with large audio files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.



BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.>

>>> More about BeatCutter









Sunday, June 6, 2021

BeatCutter - Tutorial Part 10: Feedback

Series of step-by-step tutorials from SoundForMore Tutorials that detail the features and work with the BeatCutter app.

"Our journey in learning BeatCutter continues with an explanation on how to setup feedback for continuous sound experimentation"

>>> More BeatCutter tutorials




Feedback is arguably the most exciting feature of this app. Whether you're experimenting with sound, creating sound abstractions and patterns, or looking for new ideas, the BeatCutter app is simply worth a try because of this feature.

Using feedback, this app creates very complex sound structures, in principle, without being able to generate sound. Any synth or other electronic instrument that generates a unique sound relies on appropriate algorithms or circuit design to determine how this sound will be generated. But the BeatCutter does not have any algorithms that define how the sound will be created, it just modifies parts of the signal over a period of time and does not have any internal or external signal sources. The result is a perfect abstraction of the highest level. In most cases, non-repetitive and endless.



BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.>

>>> More about BeatCutter









Thursday, June 3, 2021

BeatCutter app updated to version 1.3

BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing and recombining app updated to version 1.3

The most important addition in this update is the feedback mode. This is not like analog feedback when positive loop gain occurs at some more or less stable resonant frequency. It looks more like fractals when the next level is similar to the whole structure, but in this case with constantly changes. We can say that it works like a sound structure that evolves and changes itself. This is an incredible ability to create perfect sound abstractions, unrelated to any external samples or signals and it opens up a huge potential for experimentation and inspiration.

Feedback is arguably the most exciting feature of this app. Whether you're experimenting with sound, creating sound abstractions and patterns, or looking for new ideas, the BeatCutter app is simply worth a try because of this feature.

Using feedback, this app creates very complex sound structures, in principle, without being able to generate sound. Any synth or other electronic instrument that generates a unique sound relies on appropriate algorithms or circuit design to determine how this sound will be generated. But the BeatCutter does not have any algorithms that define how the sound will be created, it just modifies parts of the signal over a period of time and does not have any internal or external signal sources. The result is a perfect abstraction of the highest level. In most cases, non-repetitive and endless.




BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.

>>> More about BeatCutter (demo, reviews and guides)

>>> BeatCutter - A series of step-by-step tutorials




All changes:

  • New feedback option sends the sum of the output buses signals back to the input.
  • Added option to fade out the output and reset cells in the sample matrix.
  • Additional output for channels C3,C4 for standalone mode and Audio unit.
  • Added option to send direct signals of the input buses to the additional output.
  • The direct signal of the input buses is now taken from the source signal.
  • Added option to send the output buses signals for internal reverb to the additional output.
  • App description has been updated and improved (also available as PDF).
  • Added new datasets for templates.
  • Some improvements of audio engine.
  • Fixed problem with output to Bluetooth device.
  • Minor bugs were fixed.








Sunday, May 23, 2021

BeatCutter: Zero input effect

In the next update of BeatCutter app will be added one fairly simple, but very advanced option - Feedback.

The new button will enable send the mix of all 8 output buses (without reverb) to the input C4. That is, it will replace the signal from the external input to the feedback signal. This is a cutting-edge ability to create true sound abstractions, unrelated to any external samples or tracks and it opens up a huge potential for experimentation and inspiration.

There is something mystical about it when very complex sound structures arise from literally nothing.

Of course, to activate the feedback, you must first charge the sample matrix with any external source signal. After that, you can switch all input buses to input C4 and after several iterations it will be a completely different signal generated as a pure abstraction without any reference to external sources.

Another way is to use feedback and external sound sources at the same time on different input buses. It can also give very interesting results.



BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.

>>> More about BeatCutter (demo, reviews and guides)

>>> BeatCutter - A series of step-by-step tutorials








Monday, May 17, 2021

BeatCutter app updated to version 1.2

BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing and recombining app updated to version 1.2

This update adds MIDI support. The app interface is designed for convenient work with the most common MIDI controllers containing 8 faders and 8 knobs.

Another addition is the ability to use different datasets for templates. You can select a dataset to give a more specific direction to the sound generated with the template. More datasets will be added in the next updates.




BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.

>>> More about BeatCutter (demo, reviews and guides)

>>> BeatCutter - A series of step-by-step tutorials




All changes:

  • Added MIDI support.
  • Added audio unit parameters.
  • Added different datasets for the template.
  • Bus activity indicators in the template panel.
  • Some user interface improvements.
  • App description has been updated.
  • Minor bugs were fixed.







Monday, May 10, 2021

FieldScaper: Dipping into another dimension





FieldScaper is advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. Discover new ways to create and construct unusual and exciting sounds from any environmental audio recordings or samples recorded from other apps through Inter-App audio or Audiobus.

The main advantage is that you can record and modify samples along the way within the single app. You can record sounds and noises, delete unwanted parts and then use presets to give a whole new sounding or create spectacular soundscapes and textures to use them as loops in this app. And even use FieldScaper as effect in real time with other apps or external input.

[ More about FieldScaper ]

[ Complete description of FieldScaper 1.9 in PDF file ]







Thursday, April 22, 2021

Abstract LoFi IDM (BeatCutter app)

This track was created using the BeatCutter app (iOS). Eight samples from free libraries were used as source audio material. Samples are completely different both in content and in rhythm. The first sample sets the rhythm and, in addition to processing, passed directly to the output. The initial idea was generated using a random template, then individual parameters were tweaked. Mainly, the trigger parameters have been changed to reduce the triggers activity and make the sound less dense. The sound is recorded directly in the app without additional processing.

Free samples for this app can be taken here:

https://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/free-music-samples-royalty-free-loops-hits-and-multis-to-download





BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.>

>>> More about BeatCutter (demo, reviews and guides)








Sunday, April 18, 2021

Shortwave Universe

Sound abstraction created with BeatCutter app. Eight different tracks with records of shortwave radio stations were used as source material. Final track recorded in this app without any additional processing.





BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.>

>>> More about BeatCutter (demo, reviews and guides)








Friday, April 16, 2021

SynthScaper - Let’s Play - iPad Live

SynthScaper - Soundscape Synthesizer - Let’s Play - iPad Live (The Sound Test Room)






>>> SynthScaper - Soundscapes synthesizer

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

>>> SynthScaper app series of tutorials

An excellent series of tutorials for the SynthScaper app from SoundForMore channel.

Also you can get a detailed description of this app here:

>>> Complete description of SynthScaper 1.7 (pdf)

>>> SynthScaper LE - Multitimbral atmospheric synth

Lush pads, psychedelic synths and atmospheric soundscapes in an easy to use app with a powerful sound engine.






Monday, April 12, 2021

BeatCutter app updated to version 1.1

BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing and recombining app updated to version 1.1

Changing the fade in and fade out operations makes the sound smoother even with use bitmask and very short recording times. And the improvement of the algorithm for selecting a cell for recording makes sound constructions more varied.

A popup with the parameter title and its value allows you to better navigate the app at the beginning of learning and improve the visibility of the parameter value.

Double tap on any control opens a panel in which you can change the parameter value step by step or select one of the predefined values. While the panel is open, you can tap once on another control to switch the panel to it. When you start changing the value of any parameter with the control, the panel will close.


BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.>

>>> More about BeatCutter (demo, reviews and guides)



All changes:

  • The algorithm for applying fade in / out has been changed. The time is fixed at the start of recording, but the fades are applied during playback. This gives a smooth start / stop of playback even when using a bitmask.
  • Added a panel for step by step change and quick setting of predefined parameter values.
  • Added popup with a short description and value when changing parameters.
  • The parameter "Skip cell playback" now applies after the first playback.
  • Improved the algorithm for selecting cells for recording on the same trigger bus.
  • Parameter values in beats are displayed in whole and fractional parts.
  • Added option to app settings: "Display decimal part of beat as non simplify fraction".
  • Added option to app settings: "Start audio unit instance in the initial state".
  • More accurate display of the signal state with channel marks on the main screen.
  • The current state of all parameters is saved separately for standalone and audio unit.
  • Reduced the maximum time of fade in / out for more accurate setting of small values.
  • Reduced the maximum time of the module "Echo" for more accurate setting of small values.
  • Fixed an issue with the parameters "Step" for changing the playback speed and bitmask offset.
  • Fixed problem with saving the current state after applying a preset.
  • Several user interface improvements.







Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Matrix Decoded: BeatCutter for non Rocket-scientists

A very detailed and straightforward overview of the BeatCutter app. Great explanation on how to set up buses and how they work with the sample matrix.


BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.>

>>> More about BeatCutter



The Matrix Decoded: BeatCutter for non Rocket-scientists