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)