Thursday, December 14, 2017

The new tool Designer in upcoming SynthScaper 1.3

Designer is a tool intended to automatically generate and tweaking new presets and scenes.

With using neural network algorithms the designer generates new presets based on already existing by adding some random variations and checking the result so that the new preset remains similar to the selected pattern.

Therefore new presets and scenes always will be different but remain similar to existing ones and in most cases are ready to use, possibly with a small adjustment of some parameters. Even if the result is not entirely suitable for your purposes, the designer is the great tool for creating a starting point that can easily be finalized as you would like.


The panel "Designer" contains all needed controls for selecting pattern of the new presets and for tweaking them after generating. The left part of this panel contains controls for generating presets.

At the top there is selector of the samples that will be used in new presets. It could be any samples from built-in or user libraries or from defined group or you can select a specific sample. Tap to the dashed area to select specific group or sample.

Below there are four controls for selecting pattern of the new preset. Two controls select pattern of oscillator section and two for filters. So you can use different patterns for oscillator and filters in new preset.

Control "Complexity" selects the pattern based on complexity of existing presets. The complexity increases from the bottom up.

Control "Variety" sets a level of variations from the base pattern. The higher this level the more diverse presets will be creating.

The basic idea behind these controls, as well as the entire application, is the experiment. Just try different combinations and listen to the result.



Useful information about SynthScaper app:

[ SynthScaper - How to use "Effect" parameters (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Two-Voiced Drone (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Start with your own samples (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Automate pitch shifting (video demo) ]

[ SynthScaper - One shot sample demo (video demo) ]

[ SynthScaper modules connection diagram (big picture) ]

[ Complete description of SynthScaper 1.2 in one PDF file ]








Sunday, December 10, 2017

The best new iOS apps and hardware of 2017

SynthScaper in the list of the best new iOS apps and hardware of 2017 by MusicRadar

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


We said: “SynthScaper is a powerful soundscape- generator that blends melodic and inharmonic sounds via multi-layered sample-based oscillators. Its interface can be a little confusing, since there’s a lot going on, but when it comes to the creation of ambient sounds, this is one of the most powerful tools we’ve tried on any platform.” -- MusicRadar

[ More about SynthScaper ]
















Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Sale!


Limited time sale all apps of
Exciting Noise and
Audio Mastering series
Exciting Noise series

SynthScaper - Synthesizer for iPad and iPhone specially designed for creating and experiments with ambient soundscapes in wide range from noises to melodic instruments and everything in between. Buy on App Store >>>

SynthScaper nominated for "The Best new iOS app of 2017" by MusicRadar.

SynthScaper nominated for "The TabMuse Top iOS Music Apps of 2017".



Buy this app now! Next free update will add advanced feature called Designer that lets you easy create and tune an infinite number of new presets. With using technology of neural network the Designer generates new presets and scenes based on existing and gives you several simple controls to select complexity and variety of the new sounds and also lets you tune generated presets.



FieldScaper - 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. Buy on App Store >>>




SoundScaper - An experimental sound mini lab for creating unusual soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones, glitches and noises based on circuit bending principles. Buy on App Store >>>




Audio Mastering series

Audio Mastering - The first fully functional audio mastering application with professional quality delivers an unprecedented level of clarity, punch and warmth to your mix. Buy on App Store >>>




AltiSpace - Convolution Reverb. The realistic sound of famous reverb gears for your iPad and iPhone! Buy on App Store >>>




Master FX - Multipurpose effect processor for guitar, synthesizer and voice, providing a wide range of high-quality and creative effects options for audio processing. Buy on App Store >>>




Master Record - Tape simulation recorder, player and effect for Inter-App Audio and Audiobus. Buy on App Store >>>



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Monday, November 13, 2017

Tangled Up In Blue

NEM SUBMISSIONS (Oct 2017) Blue 

“Like it was written in my soul from me to you Tangled up in blue” (- Bob Dylan)

A Companion Collection of Imagery

Curator: Jane Schultz

Artworks by: Eleni Gemeni, Lorenka Campos, Tuba Korhan, Jo Sullivan, Roger Guetta, Leor Levine, Leon Williams, Clint Cline.

Music “Blue Movement 02”. Composed and performed by Andrea Bigiarini on SynthScaper and SoundScaper apps for iPad.

A New Era Museum Gallery - http://neweramuseum.org/words/subblue




Apps on iPad:

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

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



Monday, October 23, 2017

FieldScaper ver. 1.8 has been released!

FieldScaper - Sound warp field recorder and scapes constructor ver. 1.8 has been released.

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.




What's new in version 1.8:

  • Added support of Ableton Link.
  • Added support of Audiobus 3.
  • Added support of Audiobus MIDI.
  • New mode "Manual" in the looper.
  • Additional LFO ranges.
  • Sync start with Ableton Link.
  • Several new presets added.
  • Updated Dropbox support.
  • Improvements of user interface.
  • Built-in description updated.
  • Minor bug fixes.

[ FieldScaper - description, screenshots and demos ]


FieldScaper demos:

















Studio Kit Practice 1 (with SynthScaper)

QuarkspaceHed - Studio Kit Practice 1

The minute ambient intro to the piece features SynthScaper. Makes me think of Lake Erie right after sunset. Release early next year.


[ More videos of QuarkspaceHed ]

Friday, October 6, 2017

Audio Mastering series apps

Audio Mastering series
professional quality audio processing apps



Audio Mastering - Fully functional audio mastering application with professional quality delivers an unprecedented level of clarity, punch and warmth to your mix. Precise control of all parameters and highest quality audio processing, the most important part of any mastering, is the base of this application. App Store >>>

[ Demo ]

AltiSpace - Convolution Reverb. The realistic sound of famous reverb gears in your iPad and iPhone. Includes a large built-in library of the highest quality reverb impulses taken from actual devices and possibility to upload your own impulses of reverb spaces. App Store >>>

[ Demo ]

Master Record - Tape simulation recorder, player and effect for Inter-App Audio and Audiobus. Easy to use application with convenient control brings the richness and warmth of analog tape machines to your instrument, voice or final tracks. App Store >>>

[ Demo ]

Master FX - Classic effects. Contains set of classic sound effects which you can use for guitar, synth or voice at live performance or for processing tracks in DAW and other mixing apps thru Inter-App Audio or with Audiobus. App Store >>>

[ Demo ]

All apps in this series are 64-bit and completely compatible with the latest iOS 11

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Electric shadow - Live with SynthScaper and SoundScaper

Live performance with only two iPad apps recorded on Tascam Portastudio 424 mk III


High quality track from this video:



What in this setup (devices and connections):


Apps on iPad:

SoundScaper - An experimental sound mini lab. Control from Korg nanoKontrol2. Used for intro and effect sounds.

SynthScaper - Soundscapes synthesizer. Control from Akai MPK49 for all oscillators (main MIDI source in app). Sequences send from Doepfer Dark Time for third oscillator (alter MIDI source in app). First oscillator configured for noise in the final part. Pad playing on second oscillator.

Two stereo outputs recorded on Tascam Portastudio 424 Mk III, mixed and added to video and as separate track.

All devices (except Korg nanoKontrol2) have own power supplies and connected to iPad thru non-powered USB hub.



Useful information about SynthScaper app:

[ SynthScaper - How to use "Effect" parameters (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Two-Voiced Drone (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Start with your own samples (guide with pictures) ]

[ SynthScaper - Automate pitch shifting (video demo) ]

[ SynthScaper - One shot sample demo (video demo) ]

[ SynthScaper modules connection diagram (big picture) ]

[ Complete description of SynthScaper 1.2 in one PDF file ]



See also:

FieldScaper live improvisation (FieldScaper app on iPad with MIDI controller, hardware synths and also with description of setup).

FieldScaper - 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.