"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!
· Four 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!
When sympathetic control is at the minimum setting, the additional keypad is *not* updated when bass or chord root note is changed.
Additional custom mood sounds are added to the in-built ones - previously they replaced them.
Reverb and delay buttons now share the same position in the UI. Tapping the button toggles between delay and reverb. Please note that the delay and reverb are still both active and independent. This is purely a UI layout change.
Due to user feedback, one of the loopers we lost in the previous update is back. I still don’t think this is an ideal solution, but hopefully it’s a little step in the right direction while I figure out how to handle multiple loopers more elegantly.
Thanks for all the feedback, and sorry about the reduction in loopers! Please note there is an updated quick-start guide at moodscaper.com that will hopefully get you going with the new features. And finally... really sorry this v2.0.0 update isn't a bit more exciting! I basically ran out of 1.9.x numbers. Hopefully some more interesting updates coming before too long.