Mazetools Soniface by Ectoplastic (Universal)
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Released: May 20, 2017
Version: 3.033
Size: 231 MB
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Mazetools Soniface

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SONIFACE PRO

MAZES: UNLIMITED USE
One Maze point can be Grid-Synth, Sampler and Rhythm at the same time. By the use of several Mazes, each one can be taken for a certain sound element. The Mazes list allows switching Mazes on/ off immediately.

PATTERN MODE
Every session starts with the first pattern which includes all Mazes on the screen. The way of composing follows the process of cloning and transforming the first pattern, or adding a new pattern to start from scratch.

MAIN FX & RECORDING
The main audio effect controller comes up with a Filter-Echo, Filter-Reverb, Flanger & Reverser. The Main FX gives easy options for live improvisations, for Pattern transitions or session recordings.


THE GRID
The main synthesizer in Soniface is related to a Grid. Spread across the screen, each line is related to a tone. Grid types differ in the number of tones. In addition, the Grid visualizes certain instruments and effects.

A MAZE
The single point on the screen activates the Grid-Synth and controls the sound and shape of the Grid. The Maze position defines the played tones. Additionally a Maze Interface includes a Sampler and a Rhythm module. For both the Maze position on the screen controls the spatialization.

THE GRID-SYNTH
A simple finger tap on the Maze point in the center will give you access to the Grid-Synth Sound Interface. The controller points work in relation to their arc and radius e.g. Wave for volume & frequency. Each controller can be automated.

COLOR & CHORDS
The Color Interface defines the pitch of Grid-Synth, the Bass Synth and the Granular Harmonizer. A ring around the 24 keynotes is a sequencer.

SAMPLER: EDITOR, LIBRARY & SEQUENCER
The Sampler provides recorded soundscapes and instruments, which can be looped and sliced with the Sequencer. By activating the GridSound function a Sample becomes the base of the Grid-Synth.

SAMPLER: GRANULAR SYNTH
Extending the Sampler module the Granular module lets you generate and model new sounds out of samples. Therefore it’s sliced into small audio grains to organically stretch the sound endlessly.

RHYTHM: SEQUENCING & MODULATION
The Rhythm Interface is for drum loops and bass lines. Different quantization options allow to set various rhythms. The sound modulation offers controllers to create a hybrid sound of drum sample and synth.

RHYTHM: BASS-MODE, SOUND FX & ENVELOPES
By turning on the BassMode button the sequencer switches and bass notes can be placed. The Bass envelopes provide the change of volume, filter and pitch. The effects section provides high- and lowpass, echo, chorus & distortion.

HYPERFACE CONTROLLER: GRID-SYNTH, SAMPLER & RHYTHM
The Hyperface can be used by multitouch for sequencing drum steps, dynamic envelopes, filters curves & audio effects at different sequence speeds.

BLUETOOTH & ABLETON LINK
Soniface supports playback via Bluetooth devices. Ableton Link can be used for synchronization with other music apps.


SYSTEM

USE ON iOS 11&12 WITH 1GB RAM (iPhone 5s, 6, 6plus, iPad 2 Mini, Air1)
It is possible to run the app on such old devices and we enhance the downwards compatibility steadily. Nevertheless, the amount of Mazes and Patterns is limited:
Up to 3 Mazes per Pattern
Up to 3 Patterns
Currently NO Mic Recording on devices with 1GB RAM

LOWEST RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
2,3 Ghz CPU, 2 GB RAM
Good practice on iOS 13 and higher

ABOUT MAZETOOLS
Developed by Stephan Kloss since 2011, the apps combine music and technology in artistic practice. Following a musical approach that focuses the process of making sound, many enthusiasts pushed the project with feedback. We look forward to the future and more Mazetools!

ECTOPLASTIC LAB
Stephan Kloss and Jakob Gruhl met in 1999 as HipHop and electronic music enthusiasts. Since 2013 they have been doing independent research on music, art & technology. The Mazetools development is closely connected to music music projects & sound design, generative art, VR development as well as giving workshops.

What's new in version 3.033
Hyperface Performance Controller - play & modulate the Grid-Synth, Rhythm, Sampler and Granular Synth live by multitouch

Main FX Controller with Echo, Reverb, Filter, Flanger and Reverser

Bass/Synth mode for Rhythm Sequencer - create pushing bass lines and futuristic synth tunes

Grid-Synth Mode, improved sound generation and UI

Additional Audio Settings for Latency/DSP-Buffersize - set lower for performance or higher for preventing clicking on older devices or with higher workload

Extended multitouch effect gestures for Grid-Synth, Sampler & Rhythms

Melodic Mode for the Sampler for Pitch-shift based melodies

LFO Filter effect for Rhythm & Sampler interface

Color Sequencer for chord and note sequences

User Guide, FAQ and in-app documentation

Exchange folder in Files, Ableton Link & Bluetooth

Improvements and additions
Save and load
Added Pattern shift function
Added Play and Mute function
Grid-Synth Highpass Filter
Tunes Interface with switchable ring count
Added Time-Shift function for Rhythm Sequencer
Added Amplitude output of Rhythm for Sidechain function
Added Sidechain function to Automation Interface
Added strength slider for Rhythm visual
Added Quantized steps function
Improved Envelope functionality
Added pitch step buttons for Sampler & Rhythm
Added quantasition to Sampler Sequencer
Improved Sampler library and new samples
Note: Currently NO Mic Recording on iOS 12 devices with 1GB RAM
Our verdict: Good
  • + Mazetools Soniface is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + It is currently 6% off its regular price.
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