Saturday, December 31, 2022

Synths and Apps #4

Korg & Korg with SpaceFields and ClassicFX apps. The Korg MS2000 sequence is recorded as loop in the SpaceFields app. The app then plays this loop, modifying it into an ambient background with one of the factory presets. This sequence from the synth is also added to the final mix. Sound from Korg MicroX processed by ClassicFX app, make it deeper and extended. Howling and whistling sounds are made on the Korg MicroX by changing the frequency and resonance of low pass filter in the one of factory preset. Both sources was mixed and recorded live.

Besides real time signal processing, SpaceFields can also be used as a sampler on iOS or Mac with preloaded audio files. This app can be fully controlled via a MIDI controller with triggering sample playback.




SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields (iOS, Mac, Audio unit) is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app

ClassicFX - 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. >>> More about this app

Monday, December 26, 2022

Synths and Apps #3

SoundSaw minimal.

Noisy minimal provides by SoundSaw app, as main effect on the mix of modded Korg Poly-800 mkII (thru Roland Space Echo RE-201) and Alesis Micron. SoundSaw also controlled by Korg nanoKontrol2 midi controller. This app adds excellent noise and lofi sound when processing drum sequences. Notice to how interesting changes the sound of Korg when turn on Roland RE-201 at the beginning.

With the iPad uses the external audio interface Focusrite Scarlett 6i6.

Modded Korg Poly-800 mkII




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






Saturday, December 24, 2022

Synths and Apps #2

Noise Patterns.

Bass line - Moog SlimPhatty with sequencer Doepfer DarkTime. NoiseBox device with filterbank Akai MFC42 and Roland Space Echo RE-201 generate noise and glitch. All output processed with VintageRack app with effects - PhaseBox (phaser), Dimension D (chorus), EasyFlange (flanger), TremOvibe (tremolo and vibrato), TubeSpring (spring reverb).

VintageRack effects could be a great addition not only for single instrument, but also as master effects for mix bus of several sound sources. When using an external audio interface this app is very convenient for live performance.

Using iOS apps for live performance

Mystery NoiseBox - Hardware DIY prototype of SoundScaper




VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. >>> More about this app






Thursday, December 22, 2022

Synths and Apps #1

This is a series of short demos of my apps with different synths. How they can change the sound, make it brighter and more engaging or even drastically change it. I really like hardware synths, but these apps will work great with any soft synth on iOS or Mac, also as with a live instruments. So it will be a small series of holiday sound experiments!

EP1: Roland Juno-60 with VintageRack, AltiSpace, Classic FX, SpaceFields (iOS, Mac, Audio unit)




VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. >>> More about this app

AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb >> App Store

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 this app

ClassicFX - 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. >>> More about this app

SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Ken Karsh - My Romance (Serenading Pandora)

My distinguished feline assistant Pandora is truly the star of this show, as you will see in this performance. The guitars were processed with VintageRack by Igor Vasiliev. I’m having some fun with the Jazz standard (and our wedding dance song) “My Romance.” Enjoy and Happy Holidays!.




VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings. >>> More about this app






Wednesday, December 7, 2022

VintageRack demo jam

VintageRack Demo Jam by Colin Powell.

A brief walkthrough of the app and then a trawl through all of the included presets whilst jamming along with some other apps in AUM. If you want to jump straight to the music, it starts around the 5 minute mark.




VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings. >>> More about this app






Monday, November 28, 2022

FieldScaper DIY MIDI controller

Some DIY enthusiasts make great MIDI controllers for their favorite iOS apps.

This is comprehensive, compact and very handy MIDI controller for FieldScaper app. Despite not a very large number of controls, it can almost completely replace the on-screen user interface of the app, switching between different functions. The author of this device is Mario Jurisch (Synth-Project).



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








Before this one, there was the first version of this controller.










Thursday, November 24, 2022

Black Friday Sale! All apps.




VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack (iOS, macOS, AUv3) is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. >>> More about this app

SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields (iOS, macOS, AUv3) is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app

AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb >> App Store

AltiSpace (iOS, macOS, AUv3) 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 (iOS, macOS, AUv3) 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 (iOS, macOS, AUv3) 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. >>> More about this app

ClassicFX - 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. >>> 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

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. >>> 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 17, 2022

Guitar processed with VintageRack

Ken Karsh - This self duet demos 3 of my favorite tools. The guitars are processed exclusively with VintageRack by Igor Vasiliev, the drums are my Alesis SR-16 drum machine, and the shimmer reverb is the EHX Oceans 12 Reverb pedal. I really like the results and I hope you do, too!




VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings. >>> More about this app

>>> See also: How To Run iOS Apps On Mac






Monday, November 14, 2022

VintageRack app updated to version 1.2

This update adds four new effect modules and expands the capabilities of the existing one. VintageRack now contains 19 high quality effects, each with its own unique sound character. All modules are clear and do not contain anything superfluous. You can easily create your own effect chains that will decorate, add space and atmosphere to the sound of any instrument or voice with this app right out of the box by simply selecting modules and listening to how they change the sound.

What's new:

  • Added spring reverb with the most interesting springs and tube preamp with two band EQ.
  • Added module realistically simulates three classic Wah stompboxes controlled by an envelope or LFO.
  • Added module that simulates two vintage exciters with harmonic bass enhancer.
  • Added module with options for classic formant filter, ring modulator with formant carrier tone and formant voice synth controlled by pitch detector.
  • The Fuzz module has got a new option of the well-known distortion device.
  • An existing module called AutoWah renamed to AutoFilter. The new module was named AutoWah (presets will not be lost).
  • Also made some improvements and fixed a few minor bugs.
  • App description has been updated. The description is also available as PDF file.






VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings. >>> More about this app

>>> See also: How To Run iOS Apps On Mac






Saturday, November 5, 2022

Sound On Sound: Book Review - Vintage FX

If you want to learn about vintage studio effects units then the Vintage FX book of meticulously researched and beautifully photographed classic units should be on your wish list!

>>> https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/book-review-vintage-fx

There are endless glossy coffee table books about vintage guitars and amps. Likewise, if you want to know about analogue synths, valve mics or classic consoles, there’s plenty of information out there. However, other gear that was plentiful in the past now attracts less attention. That’s hardly surprising in the case of tape synchronisers or MIDI file players, but strange when it comes to studio effects units of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. We all know about the EMT 140 plate and the Eventide H3000, but who among us has ever heard of the Sequential Circuits Pro FX, the Cyclosonic FS1 or the gloriously named Publison Fullmost Relief Enlarger?





See also: VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings. >>> More about this app

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Announce: VintageRack big update coming soon!

I'm working on a big update to the VintageRack (iOS, macOS, AUv3 plugin) app. Planning to release it in the next month. This update will add four new modules - Spring reverb with tube preamp, Exciter with bass enhancer, Multimode formant filter and... not decide yet )

Also will be added new distortion type for module Fuzz, and maybe new type of tone stack for the output section. Details and demos of each new module will be in additional short demos later.



These compact but great synths I use to test and tweak all of my apps. Korg microX and Alesis Micron. They just fit well on the table )




VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings. >>> More about this app

>>> See also: How To Run iOS Apps On Mac






Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Crush the drums

Crush and destroy drum loops with with SoundSaw and VintageRack apps (iOS and macOS AUv3 plugins). Demo of these apps with the GarageBand drum sequencer. But also great for any other drum apps.




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

VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. >>> More about this app

Friday, October 21, 2022

Making Trip Hop Spoken Word Beats with SpaceFields

Gavinski’s Tutorials

Workflow: I LOVE SpaceFields and I love what came out of this session. Here's a brief description of the procedure.

I made some drums using an unreleased app I cannot yet mention, added some kick drum using Bleass Sidekick and put the whole thing through an instance of SpaceFields, still keeping in some dry signal, with reverb turned down but modulating pitch etc to create something more complex and trippy.

I used the open beta of Radio Audio Unit - found some kind of Jamaican spoken word station and sampled some of this into another instance of SpaceFields. With reverb and totally wet, to get max trippiness. I played a bit of VTines (beautiful modeled Rhodes) into another SpaceFields. Everything except the drums went through BitJuggler for bitcrushing. I used Rum by Klevgrand on everything but the drums. FAC Medusa was used for on the fly compression and saturation of lows and highs.





SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app






Tuesday, October 18, 2022

SpaceFields app updated to version 1.5

  • SpaceFields can be used as an Instrument or Effects plugin in DAWs and hosts on iOS and macOS (AUv3).
  • Added a panel for quickly selecting a preset, which opens by double tap on the preset name area at the top of the screen.
  • Samples imported or stored in the sampler cells are available through the "App" - "Files" panel, and you can save them to any other directory when using the SpaceFields as a plugin on iOS and macOS.
  • Added fullscreen mode when using the plugin with GarageBand (iOS).
  • Fixed an issue with using Bluetooth audio devices.
  • Some improvements and fixing a few minor bugs.
  • Updated app description.

>>> See also: How To Run iOS Apps On Mac



Making drum loops sound more interesting with SpaceFields and VintageRack apps (iOS and macOS plugins). Sound demo.




SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app

VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. >>> More about this app






Tuesday, October 11, 2022

BeatCutter app updated to version 1.8

  • BeatCutter can be used as an Instrument or Effects plugin in DAWs and hosts on iOS and macOS (AUv3).
  • Added a panel for quickly selecting a preset, which opens by double tap on the preset name area at the bottom of the screen.
  • Files recorded in standalone on iOS and macOS are available through the "App" - "Files" panel, and you can save them to any other directory.
  • In the MIDI control panel, double tap to cell resets the assigned control.
  • Added fullscreen mode when using the plugin with GarageBand (iOS).
  • Several minor bugs were fixed.



Brief demo of how to use BeatCutter with an external processing app on the second channel in audio unit host app. Original track performed by Hubert-Jan Hubeek, https://xofoon.nl


>>> Final result: Delicate Tension - Saxophone improvisation with BeatCutter & SpaceFields apps



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 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, October 10, 2022

Delicate Tension - Saxophone, BeatCutter & SpaceFields

Saxophone improvisation with BeatCutter & SpaceFields apps (iOS, macOS, AUv3).




Bass clarinet and Soprano saxophone by Hubert-Jan Hubeek, a saxophone or multi reed instrumentalist from Amsterdam, http://xofoon.nl

The background and abstractions were generated from the original saxophone and clarinet track by BeatCutter app and also partially processed by SpaceFields app with using external impulse response (IR) file for natural space reverberation.

IR file for the SpaceFields app recorded by Henry Lowengard at Widow Jane Mine, Rosendale, New York, https://www.centuryhouse.org

The video uses photo of paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Wikimedia Commons (CC0). https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassily_Kandinsky



BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing & recombining >> App Store

BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel application for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the application is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This application 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



SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app

Sunday, October 2, 2022

BeatCutter now universal app for iOS and macOS

With the new version 1.7, BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing & recombining, becomes a truly universal application for iOS and macOS with AUv3 plugin support.

>>> See also: How To Run iOS Apps On Mac




This update makes BeatCutter a truly universal iOS and macOS application. It can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). On macOS the BeatCutter can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, and other hosts that support AUv3 plugins. All application features are available on iOS and macOS, including MIDI support (with a midi learn option), audio unit parameters and importing samples from any directory on device.

Also this update makes it possible to use the BeatCutter in DAWs and hosts as an instrument or effect plugin.



BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing & recombining >> App Store

BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel application for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the application is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This application 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

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS






Friday, September 30, 2022

VintageRack tutorials

A series of very detailed tutorials on the VintageRack application from the channel "SoundForMore Tutorials". Will be updated as new episodes are released.



VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects >> App Store

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings. >>> More about this app

>>> See also: How To Run iOS Apps On Mac











Wednesday, September 21, 2022

VintageRack - Easy LoFi Vintage Vibe Effects

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings.

>>> Get this app on App Store
Universal app for iOS and macOS (AUv3)

This application has a clean and intuitive user interface with a well-considered structure. All controls are located on the main screen, which is divided into seven slots for processing (effect) modules. The first slot contains the module for controlling the input, the last one is for controlling the output. Each of the five slots in between are designed to use one of the effect modules. The input signal passes from the first to the last slot and is then sent to the output.

Each slot has a Master Fader that controls the presence of the effect, and a Mute button that smoothly turns the effect on and off. These controls are available to be assigned to a MIDI controller, or to use as audio unit parameters regardless of the type of module in the slot. Also in each slot, there is a Parameters button that opens a panel of additional parameters for each module. Additional parameters of modules are kept to a minimum and represent the most suitable use cases.

The key idea behind application control is to first adjust the parameters of modules, and then use only the Master Fader to change the presence or depth of the effect and the Mute button to turn it on and off. Everything is geared towards fast and easy use.

Another great feature of VintageRack is the ability to set a lower bit depth of processed signal, typical for early digital devices, both for the entire path and for individual modules. As with these devices, this application simulates pre- and post-processing of the analog signal both before and after the digital circuits with the addition of companders, emphasis and filters, which makes the sound similar to the real devices.

Effect modules:

  • Analog modeled compressor.
  • Three band equalizer typical for mixing consoles.
  • Classic and reverse delays with modulation feature.
  • Two Chorus modules - accurate emulation of known devices.
  • Two modules of Flanger with different options and tones.
  • Two modules of Phaser with various sound character.
  • Filter module controlled by LFO or envelope generator.
  • Faithful emulation of classic Wah effects with added automation.
  • Combined effect of Tremolo and Vibrato with separate rate.
  • Ring modulator with additional modulation of carrier.
  • Three types of Fuzz with modulated filters.
  • Emulation of one of the early digital reverbs.
  • Vintage exciter with bass enhancer.
  • Spring reverb with tube preamp.
  • Advanced formant filter with voice synth mode.
  • Input slot contains Noise gate and Automatic gain control.
  • Output slot contains tape-style saturation and tonestacks.




VintageRack is a universal application for iOS and macOS. It can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). VintageRack works on iPhone and iPad standalone, as an Audio Unit or Inter-App Audio module, and supports Audiobus and Ableton Link. On MacOS, VintageRack can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit (AUv3) with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, and other hosts that support AUv3 plugins. All application features are available on iOS and macOS, including MIDI support (with a MIDI learn option) and audio unit parameters. VintageRack has a built-in detailed description of all parameters also available as PDF file on the application site.








>>> Complete description of VintageRack 1.2 (pdf)

Demos and reviews:

VintageRack - Tutorial 1: Getting Started (SoundForMore Tutorials)

VintageRack - Tutorial 2: Compressor and Console Equalizer (SoundForMore Tutorials)

VintageRack - Tutorial 3: Delay and Reverse Delay (SoundForMore Tutorials)

Vintage Rack Demo & Detailed walkthrough (Gavinski’s Tutorials)

VintageRack - Walkthrough & Demo for the iPad (The Sound Test Room)

Let's try VintageRack (e y l v y)

SunVox (drums, sequence) + VintageRack presets (Alexander Zolotov)

Guitar improvisation with VintageRack (Ken Karsh)

VintageRack guitar demo jam (Colin Powell)

My Romance "Serenading Pandora" (Ken Karsh)






Tuesday, August 16, 2022

SoundSaw now universal app for iOS and macOS

With the new version 1.3, SoundSaw - The Art of Sound Destruction, becomes a truly universal application for iOS and macOS with AUv3 plugin support.






SoundSaw can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). On macOS the SoundSaw can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit (AUv3) with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, etc. All application features are available on iOS and macOS, including MIDI support (with a MIDI learn option) and audio unit parameters. SoundSaw has a built-in detailed description of all parameters also available as PDF file.

Also in this update:

  • Added MIDI support.
  • Adapted to work on macOS as a standalone and as an AUv3 plugin.
  • Ready for the upcoming iOS 16.
  • App setting to restore parameters for audio unit.
  • Optimization of the audio engine.
  • Built-in description has been updated.
  • Minor bugs were fixed.



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

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS






Wednesday, August 3, 2022

SpaceFields app updated to version 1.4

The SpaceFields app has been updated with some additions and fixes:

  • Added new presets.
  • Option Rand generates parameters for Direct mode.
  • App setting to restore parameters for audio unit.
  • Fixed problem with switching knobs value on iPhone.
  • Fixed crash when standalone on macOS in some cases.
  • Also several minor bugs were fixed.
  • Optimization of the audio engine.
  • Updated app description.



SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app



Check out this wonderful series of very detailed tutorials to learn everything about this app.



















Monday, August 1, 2022

AltiSpace now universal app for iOS and macOS

With the new version 1.3, AltiSpace - Advanced convolution reverb becomes a truly universal application for iOS and macOS with AUv3 plugin support.






AltiSpace can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). On macOS the AltiSpace can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit (AUv3) with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, etc. All application features are available on macOS, including MIDI support, audio unit parameters and importing IR files from any directory of device.

Also in this update:

  • Shift + Touch and drag to change the second value of the knob for macOS.
  • Optimization of the audio engine.
  • Built-in description has been updated.
  • Minor bugs were fixed.



AltiSpace 2 - Advanced Convolution Reverb >> App Store

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 this app

VIDEO DEMOS AND TUTORIALS






Friday, July 29, 2022

How To Run iOS Apps On Mac

One of the big advantages of the new Macs with Apple Silicon M1 and M2 chips is that you can finally run iPad and iPhone apps on your Mac without the need for any emulation software.

This possibility is especially interesting for iOS music and audio processing apps that can work as an Audio unit (AUv3) and are adapted for use with macOS.

Many (but not yet all) DAWs and audio unit hosts on Mac already support the new format of audio plugins - AUv3 (do not confuse with regular AU plugins). Among them - Ableton Live (from version 11.2), Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, etc. With these hosts, iOS apps can work just as well as regular plugins.

But once again, the iOS audio apps must comply with the AUv3 standard and be adapted to work with macOS. In the App Store, the descriptions for each app have labels to tell you what platform the app was designed for. Many apps will also have a label that says, “Not verified for macOS,” which means you may encounter performance or interface issues while using it.

From these articles you can learn how to run iOS apps on Mac. Note that you do not need any third-party soft to run iOS apps adapted and verified for macOS on Macs M1 (and later).

>>> How to run your favorite iPhone and iPad apps on an M1 Mac

>>> How to Run iOS Apps on Mac [Guide]

>>> How To Run iOS Apps On Mac (inc. M1/M2 Macs, Monterey, Big Sur & Catalina)

There is also an interesting article for fans of Ableton Live - "Why iPad Music App Support in Ableton Live is so Awesome". Here you can replace Ableton on any other DAW that supports AUv3 plugins. For example GarageBand or Logic Pro.

>>> Why iPad Music App Support in Ableton Live is so Awesome

Another interesting option to use iOS audio apps on Mac standalone, even without AUv3, is routing audio between them. For this, you will need a third-party software on Mac that provides audio routing. There are several free and paid virtual audio routing apps for macOS.

This article lists popular options and gives an example of using such apps with Ableton Live.

>>> How to route audio between applications



My app SpaceFields already works as well on Mac as it does on iPad and iPhone. On macOS, SpaceFields can works both as a standalone app and as an audio unit with any DAWs and audio unit hosts that support AUv3 plugins. All app features are available on iOS and macOS, including MIDI support (with a midi learn option), audio unit parameters and importing samples from any directory on device.

Soon I plan to make all my audio unit apps available to the Mac. Next will be AltiSpace app.

SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app






Monday, July 25, 2022

SpaceFields universal iOS and macOS app

With the new version 1.3, SpaceFields becomes a truly universal application for iOS and macOS.






It can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). On macOS the SpaceFields can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit (AUv3) with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Plogue Bidule, and any others that support AUv3 plugins.

All application features are available on macOS, including MIDI support, audio unit parameters and importing samples from any directory of device.

Also in this update:

  • Added new presets.
  • Ready for the upcoming iOS 16.
  • Added an indicator of the threshold exceed.
  • Shift + Touch and drag to change the second value of the knobs for macOS.
  • Option to enable Shift + Touch and drag on iOS with external keyboard.
  • Slightly optimization of the audio engine.
  • Fixed an issue with some audio unit parameters.
  • Fixed a bug with a mismatch between the actual loop length and the parameter in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug with loop length when loading samples in Fixed / Ready modes.



SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine >> App Store

SpaceFields is a mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements. >>> More about this app

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