SynthScaper giveaway – 5 copies of Igor Vasiliev’s excellent iOS synth-based sound design instrument to be won

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 has 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 :-)

As usual with the giveaways I run on the blog, the deal is simple; get your name in the hat and see if it gets pulled out.

You can enter the draw in one of two ways.

  • First, if you just want to enter this draw, then use the Contact Us page to leave your details before 10 pm (GMT) on Thursday, October 12th, 2017. Make sure to enter ‘SynthScaper’ in the message subject line.
  • Alternatively, if you want to get included in this – and every future promo code giveaway run on the site – then sign up for the Music App Blog email list before the deadline. All members of the list will automatically be entered in every draw. You can sign up here and, as a bonus for signing up, you also get a copy of the Music App Blog’s ‘25 iOS music apps to get you started‘ guide. And if you are already signed up for the email newsletter, then consider yourself entered :-)

As soon as I can organise after entries close, I’ll draw a suitable number of names at random from all those entered. I’ll then notify the lucky winners by email and include the necessary promo code. I’ll also post a list of the winners here. If you are one of the lucky ones, do make sure to use the code ASAP – iTunes Redeem Codes generally have a relatively short life span once they have been issued.

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. Oh, and get your name in the hat!  :-)

SynthScaper – soundscapes synthesizer

Download from iTunes App Store

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    1. clive luis says:


    2. Great review

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