Igor Vasiliev has launched an update of BeatCutter, an experimental multi-channel rhythm slicing and recombining app for iOS.

Version 1.3 comes with a new feedback mode. Unlike an analog feedback where positive loop gain occurs at a more or less stable resonant frequency, this feedback looks more like fractals. The next level is similar to the whole structure, but with constant changes.

We can say that it works like a sound structure that evolves and changes itself. This is an great ability to create perfect sound abstractions, unrelated to any external samples or signals and it opens up a huge potential for experimentation and inspiration.

Changes in BeatCutter v1.3

  • New feedback option sends the sum of the output buses signals back to the input.
  • Added option to fade out the output and reset cells in the sample matrix.
  • Additional output for channels C3, C4 for standalone mode and Audio unit.
  • Added option to send direct signals of the input buses to the additional output.
  • The direct signal of the input buses is now taken from the source signal.
  • Added option to send the output buses signals for internal reverb to the additional output.
  • App description has been updated and improved (also available as PDF).
  • Added new datasets for templates.
  • Audio engine improvements.
  • Fixed problem with output to Bluetooth device.
  • Minor bugs were fixed.

The app is $15.99 from the App Store.

More information: Beatcutter