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.

The FieldScaper consists of two main parts. The first part is the field recorder with special options for different ways of record environmental sound from microphone or record other sound sources. With the sample editor you can cut or split the source sample for more convenient use. The second part is the scaper sound engine that with using dynamic presets can easily transform the most ordinary sounds into something absolutely different. These parts connect with each other into one whole but you can use recorder or scaper independently.

The FieldScaper supports complete MIDI control for all faders, knobs and many buttons. You can change the parameters of oscillators, filters, delays and mixer by using any external MIDI controller or MIDI apps like sequencers. With the MIDI controllers this app becomes very comfortable to use at live performance.

Field recorder:

● Auto start record when input signal appears.
● Auto stop record when signal below threshold or by time.
● Record series of samples by a signal presence.
● Recorder timer in seconds or measure (sync with BPM).
● Input signal monitor with different modes.
● Automatic gain control, cut off input filters and noise gate.
● Advanced sample editor (delete, trim, split, cut, copy, paste, undo).
● Filter and normalizer for recorded sample.

Scaper sound engine:

● Loop based mode for processing input in real time as effect.
● Three sample-based oscillators, each with set of effects.
● Low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop filters with resonance.
● Two range delay with smooth time change and additional modes.
● Advanced spatial mixer/reverb with changing of side and distance.
● Wide range changing of oscillator speed change with reverse.
● Distortion effect based on breaking addressing of samples (like on circuit bending).
● Complex effect contains lofi, overload, noise, ringmod, flanger, phaser.
● Individual or group of LFO for each effect with additional modes and BPM sync.
● The "Main effect" function for control several parameters simultaneously.

Additional features:

● A set of predefined presets with wide range of effects.
● Scenes for storing and loading all operation parameters.
● Convenient file manager with groups of files by name or date.
● Access samples and records thru standard iOS app "Files".
● Upload samples thru Dropbox, Web access, "Open in" and clipboard.
● Complete MIDI control for all faders, knobs and other modes.
● Adaptive UI for portrait and landscape orientation.
● Different color schemes available for UI.
● Detailed application description (built-in and PDF file).
● Inter-App audio compatible (with transport and BPM controls).
● Supports Audiobus 3 with "State Saving" and MIDI features.
● Supports Ableton Link.


Third generation of iPad or fifth generation of iPhone and higher is required.

You can find more details about FieldScaper on the website:

Overview and demo:

What's New

Version 1.9.12

Bugfix: Color schemes not changing. Input boost and a few presets added.

Version 1.9:

With this update you can access FieldScaper records and samples by using iOS 11 Files app. Just open app "Files" - "On My iPad (iPhone)" - "FieldScaper" to copy, move, delete or rename any file which contains in FieldScaper. Also with Files app you can easily copy samples to FieldScaper from any other apps or storage cloud services.

All changes:

Added several new presets.
Added new effects in oscillator controls.
Optimization for use on iPhone X.
Access files thru iOS 11 Files app.
Audiobus SDK updated.
Built-in description updated.
Several minor bugs were fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

18 Ratings

18 Ratings

I was wrong with my last review


I guess the software was acting weird for a bit when I was trying to make a new track after a long period of artist block, but after a few relaunches of the app everything worked as expected. This is an extremely intuitive app which allows me to create rich and full tones of other worldly origins. Almost every parameter can be modulated with lfo's allowing a generative movement of drones fading in and out, morphing, and decaying. I love this app to death. I am completely satisfied with this purchase after so many year (it's only really been like 2, but still). I hope this app is supported for the years to come.

Hours of fun


This is easily one of the most well-thought out, intuitive, and capable noise/music apps I’ve seen. Requests to developer for help have been quickly answered. I, too, hope it is supported in perpetuity.

Great sound mangling app!

Lightnin Rick

Love this app. Recently added an iPad to my arsenal of guitar effects. This is one I am getting a lot of use out of. Plus, it has sparked my interest in collecting recordings of ambient and environmental sounds.


Igor Vasiliev
15 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Igor Vasiliev


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