BeatCutter is a new experimental beat mangler & slicer app for iOS by Igor Vasiliev that puts your samples through a musical vortex.
The iPad or iPhone is an extremely versatile sound design tool. With the selection of apps that you currently have in the AppStore, it offers possibilities that surpass any hardware synthesizer or groove box by worlds. And often don’t cost much more than a month of Apple Music or Netflix.
Igor Vasilev, for example, develops exciting experimental apps that go beyond the traditional music-making tools. His new app BeatCutter explores the crazy side of beat creation.
BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app (iPhone/iPad) for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. The core of the app is a matrix of sample cells with 5 different types of buses including inputs, triggers, controls sequencer, and outputs. These are smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback, and control busses.
Igor says that the app is the best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples.
The app is capable of creating complex sound patterns and abstractions from any samples you load into the app. BeatCutter has an almost unlimited range of options for the transformation of the source audio. The kind of original sound does not really matter. It can be any tracks, external musical instruments, or sound from other apps. BeatCutter chops up these in various unconventional ways and creates something new from it.
The app is a real challenge. This is probably Igor Vasiliev’s most complex app that he has developed so far. It is not easy. Whoever downloads it, has to deal with it longer in order to understand it. I have trouble finding the right words for an accurate description of it. Sorry Igor but I’m pretty sure you nailed it in terms of sample manipulation and reorganization.
Igor Vasiliev BeatCutter is available now for $15,99 USD on the Apple AppStore for iPhone & iPad.
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