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Description

The principle of Soniface is completely new: Every gridline makes a tone and can be triggered by touch.

Soniface is useful as experimental melody and rhythm instrument, to catch song ideas, create beats, make futurist soundscapes or even audiovisual performances & club visuals.

PRESS
A digital all-in-one musical instrument on the go. (ZKM Karlsruhe, AppArtAward 2017)

Until you have discovered the infinite possibilities of this app, you can stay a very long time! (Stefan Gisler, Tabletlernen.ch)

Mazetools Soniface is a new app that allows you to compose music while relaxing. (Julia Spyker, SWR)

An interface between man and machine for sonification of the self: That sounds like esotericism.
(Andi Hörmann, Deutschlandradio)

Soniface is great for creating ambient music. (Worldtechmag)

So I’m all for a unique interface and this app certainly has that. (Palmsounds)

The eyecandy can get pretty intense! (Musicalandroid)

GEOMETRIC SYNTHISIZER/ RHYTHM COMPOSER/ SOUNDSCAPE SAMPLER

Soniface works generative, what means that the sound is ever-different and changing. You do everything by yourself, also if you just choose an arpeggiator.

The basic principle is a movable grid: Each grid line is linked to a tone. The grid shape and movement is related to the sound characteristics. Colors are associated with notes and chords.

Several interfaces offer new ways to common audio production methods: A drum generator to make beats or a sampler to create looping soundscapes or record own samples by the internal microphone.

MODULATION / SEQUENCING / AUTOMATION / SAMPLING
* Touch based audiovisual synthesizer grid & circular editing interface
* Rhythm Interface featuring a drum step sequencer & sound modulation setup
* Soundscape sampler incl. mic input, file library & sequencer
* Geometric arpeggiator, note step sequencer with envelope controller
* Color Interface related to a system based on the color organ Scriabin and the circle of fifth

* Pattern based song arrangement section
* 12 grid shapes & special visualization settings
* Shape interface for interactive sound modeling incl. 4 modes of synthesis
* Effect automation section
* Multi-touch performance gestures to control audiovisual effects

* Realtime master sound to *.Wav audio recording
* Save/ load project file section (Mazes & Set)
* In-app tutorial function


FLOW
Put on headphones and setup up your favorite sound setup, calm down and expect the unexpected! The use is very connected to moments where is no productivity intended.

Rather Soniface combines by its touch based interface the intuitive kind of interaction in games, with the virtuosity of handling professional sound tools.

Many of our testers said that it took about 10-15 minutes to arrive. A tutorial mode guide you through the apps basics. Get on your own path by exploring Soniface by yourself or get first some impressions on Youtube.

TUTORIALS
Watch several tutorials to get to know more about the basics of Soniface:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwK2Bs1UOdOJVLprAgf5RxfNGUn0Td2ry

IMPRESSIONS
Get into the possibilities of Soniface by watching some demo captures:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfPPxiUyIMA&list=PLwK2Bs1UOdOKh5t7pRakivrtlYNrc1KvG

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Android 5.1, Samsung S5 or similar

MORE ABOUT MAZETOOLS SONIFACE
The project did start 2012 with the intention to incorporate aspects of music therapy to sound creation and was realized by a shape based visual synthesizer. Over the years selected audio production elements have been redesigned and integrated in certain ways.

There is a lot to come in future! With the purchase of Soniface, you directly support the further development. Our small team works permanently and with great passion to improve the quality and add new functions!

More information about the app on:
https://soniface.io

More about the developers on:
https://ectoplastic.com

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched May 18, 2017 (almost 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.

Aug 25
2018
(Current)
Version Varies with device

Improved performance, rhythm-synchronization and design. Improved saving/loading system and listing of current scene content

Mar 20
2018
Version v.2018.03.20

Improved interface design and usage mechanics.
Added 4th drum sound xy parameter for sub wave in addiditive and fm mode.
Improved realtime drum sound generation.
Added reverb and room effect seperation for drums and sampler module.
Added master pitch and volume for drum synthesizer.
Extended randomize function for drum sound channels.
Added touch cue playing of samples and reverse function.
Fixed sets and mazes initialisation issues.

Mar 18
2018
Version v.2018.03.19

Improved interface design and usage mechanics.
Added 4th drum sound xy parameter for sub wave in addiditive and fm mode.
Improved realtime drum sound generation.
Added reverb and room effect seperation for drums and sampler module.
Added master pitch and volume for drum synthesizer.
Extended randomize function for drum sound channels.
Added touch cue playing of samples and reverse function.
Fixed sets and mazes initialisation issues.

Mar 12
2018
Version v.2018.03.13

Improved interface design and usage mechanics.
Added 4th drum sound xy parameter for sub wave in addiditive and fm mode.
Massively improved and noise reduced realtime drum sound generation.
Added reverb and room effect seperation for drums and sampler module.
Added master pitch and volume for drum synthesizer.
Extended randomize function for drum sound channels.
Added touch cue playing of samples and reverse function.
Fixed sets and mazes initialisation issues.

Jan 31
2018
Version v.2018.02.01

This version has been improved in usability and quality - through many tests we could fix a lot of issues with performance and stability. We added some new sounds to the sampler libary

Jan 16
2018
Version v.2018.01.17

This version has been improved in usability and quality - through many tests we could fix a lot of issues with performance and stability. The "master parameters" of each pattern (pitch, volume and speed) can now be morphed as you move from pattern to pattern. You can use the "Flying Notes" option to have some new generative visualization and change the background color for each pattern.

Jan 01
2018
Version v.2018.01.02

Visualization and arrangement - kaleidoscope loop, change background color for each pattern, switching between patterns by morphing their sound, notes, colors or speed.

Nov 25
2017
Version v.2017.11.25

The new version of Mazetools Soniface comes with a new Soundscape Sampler module. Now you can add and record samples, that are directly put into your soundscape, song or set. The app needs your permission to be able to use the record audio function. We also improved the App in usability and performance.

Sep 30
2017
Version v.2017.10.01

New color sequence interface, interactive magnifier for easy handling on small displays, revised in-app help guide, specified step sequencer, improved drum modulation

Jul 03
2017
Version v.2017.07.04

In this version we added the function to record the sound to an audio file. We improved the sound being a bit more dynamic, reduced noises and click sounds and improved the visualization of percussive elements.
For the next updates we planned support for MIDI/OSC, connections for sharing data/files between apps, a function to sync data between multiple devices and we're working on some important improvements in usability by adding a few editors and functions.

Jun 06
2017
Version 1.02

Create Visual Music - Faster performance, less noises, better beat-sync

May 31
2017
Version 1.01

- Synthesizer based on an audiovisual grid implying common aspects of notation
- 3 way monophone drum synthesizer with envelope, pitch and noise level control and automation setup
- integrated manual
- unlimited pattern and instrument implementation
- arpeggiator interface, envelope setup & note step sequencer
- special “kaleidoscope” visual to highlight patterns
- full-screen mode
- easy composition playback
- versatile file library

May 25
2017
Version 1.0

- Synthesizer based on an audiovisual grid implying common aspects of notation
- 3 way monophone drum synthesizer with envelope, pitch and noise level control and automation setup
- integrated manual
- unlimited pattern and instrument implementation
- arpeggiator interface, envelope setup & note step sequencer
- special “kaleidoscope” visual to highlight patterns
- full-screen mode
- easy composition playback
- versatile file library

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