Released: Aug 26, 2019
Version: 1.5.4
Size: 368 MB
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Rob Jackson
Touchscaper is an instrument designed for anyone who wants to make music on their iPad simply by touching the screen. You don’t have to be a serious musician to enjoy touchscaper, but if you are, touchscaper is highly configureable under the hood.

Main features:

• Multi-touch based interface with “radar”, “ribbon” and keyboard surfaces
• Touch the screen to play a note, move your fingers to change the sound
• Semi-generative engine selects the “good notes” for you
• Touch movement can control volume and pan for each individual note
• Total control over chords, keys and scales (fully chromatic)
• Multiple chords can be generated from keys and scales to create “scenes”
• Chord "navigator" helps you create inspiring chord progressions
• 40 built-in sounds can be combined in 2 layers to create “instruments”
• Built-in sounds include samples from moodscaper, pianoscaper, numerous analog synths and guitars
• Comes with preset example scenes and instruments
• Random instrument generator function with one tap of a button
• Hold and orbit modes for hands-free evolving soundscapes
• Ribbon style keyboard with touch vibrato
• Chord looper with Ableton Link support
• Arrangement view for longer / more complex chord progressions
• 16 step probability-based sequencer for touch, drums, percussion and synth automation
• "jam grid" sequencer view for live performances
• Supports file sharing for scenes and instruments
• Built-in effects including ping-pong delays, reverb, limiter and EQ
• Supports IAA (Inter-App Audio) as a generator
• Control other music apps using MIDI out and CCs with optional MPE support

There are several demo videos in circulation which should give you a better idea of what touchscaper can do - just search for “touchscaper” or check out the moodscaper YT channel.

For more information or to get in touch, please visit www.touchscaper.com

What's new in version 1.5.4
• Fixed issue with default MIDI CCs not being sent when default values were set to max
• Fixed issue with MIDI CC range calculations not covering entire range
• Fixed issue with touch sequencer events not being generated for certain chords :-/

Many thanks to a couple of regular "power users" for spotting these issues and letting me know - much obliged guys!
Our verdict: Good
  • + touchscaper is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + It is currently 13% off its regular price.
  • + touchscaper is currently ranked #142 in paid Music apps for iPad.
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Developer: Rob Jackson || Version: 1.5.4