SoundScaper “experimental sound laboratory” is available for iPad


While there will likely always be a market for the fast and fun iOS music making apps, we’re also seeing plenty of deeper and more complex versions coming to the market. Take iMusicAlbum’s SoundScaper, “an experimental mini-sound lab for creating unusual soundscapes, atmospheric textures, drones, glitches and noises based on circuit bending ideas.”

This offers three sample-based oscillators that you can mix and filter (a selection of samples is included and you can import your own as well). These are based on 8-bit lo-fi sound read chip schematics and have circuit bending type controls. There are also three LFOs to control filter and mixer parameters.

SoundScaper offers Audiobus and Inter-App Audio compatibility, although at least a third-generation iPad is recommended if you want to use either standard. It is available now on the Apple App Store priced at £ 4.49 / $ 5.99.

Features of iMusicAlbum SoundScaper

  • Three sample-based oscillators with circuit bending type controls.
  • Three LP, HP, BP filters and a two-range delay for each oscillator.
  • Spatial / reverb mixer with side and distance for each sound source.
  • Three low frequency oscillators for the automation mixer and filters.
  • Possibility of randomly generating parameters for each oscillator.
  • Integrated library of natural samples grouped by categories.
  • Scenes to store and load all operating parameters.
  • Ability to download additional samples in different audio formats.
  • Download samples via web access, audio clipboard, from another application and iTunes.
  • Different color schemes available for the user interface.
  • Detailed description of the application.
  • Supports Audiobus with “State Saving” function.
  • Cross-application audio compatible.


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