By Rob Jackson
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"Part instrument, part interactive ambience, part subtly-changing New Age album, moodscaper's autoplay button is a wonderful introduction to its charms. With a single touch, it generates a musical artwork that's different every time."
"A worthy and lush-sounding musical companion."
Sound On Sound Magazine - Aug 2016
Moodscaper is a generative music app and a great personal companion for studying, providing non-intrusive headphone music at work, relaxing, meditating and even sleeping. Just launch the app, tap automatic play, and moodscaper will produce melodic, atmospheric and evocative ambient music in a “light”, “dark”, “space”, "happy" or “sad” mood.
Moodscaper is also an easy to use instrument for creating epic-sounding pads and effects as part of a larger iPad-based music-making setup. You can even create your own custom instrument by loading your own samples, and taking advantage of moodscaper's generative engine.
· Unique generative atmospheric sample-based instrument
· Simple user interface
· Sleep timer
· Five scale-based moods
· Variable dynamics - from mellow and sparse to full-on drama!
· Three loopers with optional sync
· Provides tasteful auto-accompaniment to your playing in realtime or in loops
· Hints displayed on keys that should sound good with root notes or chords
· Samples are randomly stacked for a bigger sound with more variation
· Effects section with filter, dual-delay and reverb
· Effects tweaks can be recorded in loopers
· Additional 20 key instrument for each mood
· Add your own samples and create your own mood-based instrument
· Additional instruments available as free downloads at moodscaper.com
· IAA support (as a generator) with no special setup required
The moodscaper development approach is to release small and frequent updates. This creates a tight feedback loop between me (the developer) and you guys, so you get to drive what new features are included in the app. Thanks to the great ideas suggested by current users, moodscaper has already gone in directions I didn’t originally envisage, so please consider being part of that, *especially* if you don’t see your “must have” feature in the list above. You never know, I might be working on that feature already for the next release, or if enough people ask for it, I’ll do my best to implement it ;-)
For more information, a downloadable manual, demos and support, please visit www.moodscaper.com
Thanks and happy moodscaping!
What's New in Version 1.9.9
* Timer added - set the desired time using the slider and moodscaper will stop playing when the timer expires.
* Sympathetic keys control - varies the probability (from never to always) of the additional keypad playing in sympathy with the main one. If you’ve mostly been using the app in auto-play mode then you should hear some (hopefully) pleasing new sounds!
* Minor tweaks to generative and audio engines.
As with the other effects type controls, the slider beneath the highlighted effect changes its value.
Please note that this now means the total number of loopers available is reduced from 5 to 3. I’d really like to know if that’s a big deal for anyone, so please do let me know via the moodscaper.com contact form if it is, and I’ll try and work out a solution for you in a future release. In the meantime, hope you can get by with 3 loopers, and don’t forget that you can overdub on top of existing loop recordings.
Hope you like the new features and sorry there haven’t been any updates in a while - sometimes life gets busy! :-)
Best real-time ambient music generator
Skipping this update since the developer reduced the number of loopers from 5 down to 3. Reducing my review to 3 stars also.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 19, 2017
- Version: 1.9.9
- Size: 273 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rob Jackson
- © 2017 Rob Jackson
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.