SynthScaper giveaway results – 5 winners of Igor Vasiliev’s excellent iOS synth-based sound design instrument

Download from iTunes App StoreI’ve reviewed a number of Igor Vasiliev’s iOS music apps here on the blog including Audio MasteringAltiSpaceMaster FXMaster 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.

Igor’s more recent release is SynthScaper. As the title suggests, this is perhaps another app aimed as much at sound designers as conventional music making. However, unlike SoundScaper and FieldScaper, the core of the underlying sound engine used here is built on synthesis. Yes, it is a synth designed with ambient soundscapes in mind but, in use, it is perfectly possible to use it as a melodic or harmonic instrument.

SynthScaper is a hugely powerful synth engine that’s great for complex sound design….

The spec of the synth engine is impressive with three independent oscillators and three layers within each oscillator that can be filled with unique samples. Each layer is capable of multiple voices and the app also features six envelope generators and six LFOs. Three separate arpeggiators are included (one for each oscillator) and there are plenty of filter and effect options and ways to adjust the spatial positioning of the sounds within the stereo field. The initial release included support for Audiobus, IAA and MIDI and Ableton Link was added soon after.

As I mentioned a few days ago, a further update – v.1.2 – is now available on the App Store. This brings some interesting new options as well as the usual minor fixes. On the back of the update, Igor was been kind enough to provide me with 5 copies of the app to give away here at the Music App Blog.

… but the control set is pretty deep; you have been warned :-)

The draw closed yesterday and the winning names were pulled out of the hat this morning….. and the winners are:-


Jason Cowling

Darren Peace

Chagall Sierra

Eoin Whelan

The winners have now been sent an email with the details of how to get hold of their prizes. Incidentally, if you do appear as a winner in one of these giveaways and you don’t seem to have seen an email from me with the promo code details, then do make sure you check in your junk, trash or spam folders just in case your email system has ‘filed’ the message there :-)

Oh, and if you want to make sure you are entered for all the promo code giveaways that I run through the Music App Blog, then get yourself on the email newsletter list – and pick up your copy of our free ’25 apps’ guide :-)

At UK£14.99/US$14.99, and given just how deep this app appears to be, Synthscaper looks to be very tempting for the more experimental of iOS music makers. It is deep though….  so I don’t think it will suit absolutely everyone. Fans of Igor’s Fieldscaper and SoundScaper, and of pad and soundscapes sounds will, however, lap it up.

On a technical front, the app is universal, iPhone 6/iPad Air 2 or better are recommended, iOS9.0 or later required and the app is a 40MB download. Well worth a look if you like to take the occasional adventures into experimental sound…. so check out the demo videos below and then hit the App Store download button to find out more.

SynthScaper – soundscapes synthesizer

Download from iTunes App Store

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