If you don’t know FieldScaper then it’s worth pointing out that this is a fairly experimental app that’s described as:

Advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. Discover new ways to create and construct unusual and exciting sounds from any environmental audio recordings or samples recorded from other apps through Inter-App audio or Audiobus.

If that fills you with dread then it’s probably time to read something else. If not then this is going to be of interest. Essentially version 1.8 of FieldScaper is a hygiene release. Not that that’s a bad thing. This update has added support for Ableton Link, Audiobus 3 together with support for Audiobus MIDI as well (which in itself could be interesting).

FieldScaper also has a new mode called “Manual” in the looper. I’m not entirely sure what that means at this stage, but I’m sure that it’ll be fun to find out. There are a few other bits and pieces too, like additional LFO ranges, sync start with Ableton Link, some new presets added and Updated Dropbox support.

But seeing that there’s a new version makes me want to go back to FieldScaper and give it another look. It’s certainly one of the more experimental apps on the store and it comes from a range that all fit that description, SynthScaper (the latest in the series) and also SoundScaper (An experimental sound mini lab). But FieldScaper has always been the one that I liked the most as a keen field recordist. So it’s time to give it another try. Possibly today.

FieldScaper 1.8 is on the app store now