I’ve reviewed a number of Igor Vasiliev’s iOS music apps here on the blog including Audio Mastering, AltiSpace, Master FX, Master Record and SoundScaper All these apps are excellent and deliver excellent performance combined with equally excellent value for money in a straightforward, no fuss, fashion.
SoundScaper was bit of a departure from the more conventional audio effects processing apps Igor had previously released but it proved very popular with sound designers and more experimental electronic musicians. Indeed, so popular that, as I mentioned earlier in the week, Igor followed it up with Fieldscaper – also a sound design tool but perhaps aimed more at capturing (and then processing) audio recorded ‘in the field’.
And, if you are a fan of SoundScaper then I suspect you are also going to like FieldScaper. With a special introductory price of just UK£4.49 it is also a bit of a bargain and the new app is universal so the added advantage is that you can carry it with you anywhere on your iPhone or iPod.
Anyway, even though v.1.0 has only been with a few days, v.1.1 has already arrived on the App Store. Yes, you might imagine that this would mainly be about bug fixes that slipped through the net and there are indeed some of these listed in the app’s description. However, there are also a few other things such as new options for triggering the oscillators and some minor tweaks to the user interface as well as some performance improvements.
If you have an experimental streak or just work with sound design projects, this may well be a bit of a no-brainer. When you are out and about and want to be able to capture those interesting sounds in an instant, FieldScaper is going to be just the thing. A full review will follow shortly but, if you like the weird, wonderful, and sometimes just plain scary, world that Igor’s sound design tools can create, FieldScaper – at the launch price of just UK£4.49 – might be just the thing :-)
FieldScaper – sound warp field recorder and scape constructor