BeschreibungInspired by the Kaossilator (by Korg) and the Moog line of synthesizers, the Saucillator is an attempt at transforming mobile devices into a platform for digital synthesizers. It uses the touchscreen to manipulate oscillators and effects, and it allows for live-looping and recording.
Users are able to create their own instruments, which consist of user-defined timbre and user-defined effects. A small variety of timbres are included: Sine, Square, Saw, Noise (white)* and "Singing Saw".
Built-in effect parameters are: Envelope (attack & release), LFO (rate & depth), Delay (rate & decay), Note Lag, and a Parametric EQ (Frequency, Q). The initial four are specific according to the current instrument, while the EQ goes over the top of everything.
For the engineeringly-inclined or Belmont students, here is the signal flow:
Oscillator(s) -> Looper -> Parametric EQ -> Speakers / Recorder.
There are two available modes to use the "pad" in: Edit or MultiPlay. In Edit mode, one finger controls the oscillator while the other fingers manipulate the effects. The timbre must be edited via the menu. In MultiPlay mode, each finger controls a unique oscillator.
-Choose scale: Pentatonic, Major, Minor, Blues, or Chromatic
-Choose the base note for the pad.
-Control the grid size.
-Record to the SD card.
-Toggle visualizations. More to come here.
*I fully intend to make noise scale with frequency and actually become useful (e.g. "Red" Noise).
- SD card access: for saving instruments and recordings
- Vibration: For haptic feedback. What could I really do with this, anyway? (Don't answer that)
Things to come:
-Add a pad manipulator for Note Lag.
-More meaningful visualizer.
Saucillator 1.0 Alfredo