Developer Damien Di Fede has introduced WaveShaper – an audio synthesis app that lets you control a ‘unique sound generating algorithm using a large XY controller’.
white, pink, and red noise as a control source for the algorithm
two control points for controlling noise generation and location in the source audio
8 preset slots for storing control point positions
touch-and-slide on the presets to scrub between them
includes over 20 audio files to use in the app
add your own audio files using the Documents folder in iTunes
ecord your performance and save the result to the Documents folder
share your recordings on SoundCloud from within the app
“Sound designers and electronic music producers are always on the look out for new noise makers to use for one-off special effects in our projects, but rarely do we come across something that feels like a one stop shop for all noise making needs,” says game audio designer Bobby Arlauskas.” Well, when I need noise for a sound design project, now I grab my iPad and load up WaveShaper.” –
This Propellerhead Reason tutorial takes a look at WaveShaper Combinator Effects w/ Malström:
Dubspot instructor and electronic music producerChris Pettishows you how to create a WaveShaper Combinator effect patch from scratch using PropellerheadReason’s powerful synthesizers Malström and Thor.
Petti starts with a fully-built WaveShaper effect patch plugged into to the output of Thor (which is generating an unprocessed sine wave) with a series of real-time controls mapped to Combinator. When the WaveShaper is engaged, the unprocessed sound is transformed dramatically.
Then, Petti demystifies the method he used to create the effect patch and shows you how to build your own WaveShaper effect from scratch, utilizing a blank combinator patch.
At the end of the tutorial you should have a good grasp of how to Wave Shape (process, bend, twist, or modify) any incoming sound.