Mazetools Mutant

3.9
56 reviews
1K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

MAZETOOLS MUTANT - MULTIPERSPECTIVE MUSIC
The app is a hyper-loop machine and uses the surfaces of a cube to play melodies, rhythms and sound surfaces by touch.
The resulting loops can be instantly given effects - and heard from different perspectives.

By turning the cube up, down, left and right, the self-composed loops change in tempo, pitch and harmony.
New moods and musical impressions are created - variations of the recorded sounds and melodies that provide fresh impulses to the creative process again and again.


EXPLORE MUTANT THROUGH INTUITIVE TOUCH CONTROL
The musical environment is based on 7 instruments: Synth, Bass, Arp, String, Drums, Percussion and Sampler. All interactions are recorded and played back in loops.


Each instrument has 4 main controllers for rhythmic impulses and timing, envelope and pitch curves, filters, distortion, chorus and echo effects.

MULTIPERSPECTIVE: VARY YOUR SOUND
Turn the Hypercube and switch between 8 variations of your current composition. They will differ in chord, speed and pitch. You can also choose between seven cubes, each with another acoustic environment.

CREATE, RECORD, SAVE & SHARE
You can sample your voice with the mic input, choose samples from a library or insert your own.

Take snapshots to hold your current state and get immediately back to it. You can save all Snapshots to a session file, which you can share with other Mutant users.

Record the main channel to a stereo wav audio file and use it for further music production and art.

COLLABORATIVE: EXPERIMENT & JAM TOGETHER
Once connected to the Collab mode, you can make music together by a new approach. Your current session will be sent and synced to other Mutant devices. In this way a session gets shared in the process of creation. .

Just log into the same Wifi, activate Collab and start making sound across platforms.



BLUETOOTH & ABLETON LINK
Mutant supports playback via Bluetooth devices. Ableton Link can be used for synchronization with other music apps.

SYSTEM

USE ON iOS 11&12 WITH 1GB RAM (iPhone 5s, 6, 6plus, iPad 2 Mini, Air 1)
It is possible to run Mutant on such old devices and we enhance the downwards compatibility steadily. Nevertheless, the use is limited to highest lantency.

LOWEST RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
2,3 Ghz CPU, 2 GB RAM
Good practice on iOS 13 and higher


ABOUT MAZETOOLS
Developed by Stephan Kloss since 2011, the apps combine music and technology in artistic practice.

Following a musical approach that focuses the process of making sound, many enthusiasts pushed the project with feedback. We look forward to the future and more Mazetools!

ECTOPLASTIC LAB
Stephan Kloss and Jakob Gruhl met in 1999 as HipHop and electronic music enthusiasts. Since 2013 they have been doing independent research on music, art & technology.

The Mazetools development is closely connected to music music projects & sound design, generative art, VR development as well as giving workshops.
Updated on
Sep 9, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Audio and Files and docs
Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted
3.9
56 reviews
Amy Midkiff
May 12, 2020
The potential of this app is off the charts, but the functionality is still seriously lacking. This feels like an incomplete app so I hope there are major updates in the pipeline. I can't delete sessions. I can't find my music files that I record (I'm using a Pixel Slate tablet). I return to saved sessions and they are corrupted and garbled. I had made a great loop that I was going to use for a podcast intro track and all my work is lost which is very frustrating.
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Ectoplastic UG
May 13, 2020
Sorry for such a trouble! The In-App-Guide describes directly at the beginning, how to get to the files: Disk/Android/data/com.MazeTools.Mutant/files. There you can find all recorded wav files or delete sessions manually. After loading a session, tap on a snapshot to reload it. Right, we're still at the beginning and working on improvements all day
Chris Foxon
June 21, 2020
After just a couple of hours, I had put together a genuine song. The potential here is infinite! As somebody with a good knowledge of music theory, but who isn't very good at instruments, the fluid controls and ingenuity really appeal to me. The only issue is my phone's battery life when I spend all day jamming!!
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Grey Maan
July 20, 2020
Definitely requires better labeling. The functions and effects of the play area are not labeled and perhaps it's best fitted for a larger screen than a phone device. The immediate loop sequence was not very intuituive at all. Theres no sense of music theory scale i had no idea which C maj I was starting with. I felt like i jumped from one C up to the next octave D and that really disnt sound good. BOTTOM LINE just indicate where notation scales start and end.
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Ectoplastic UG
July 21, 2020
Thank you, we are happy to take your feedback.

What's new

NEW FEATURES
Main FX Controller with Echo, Reverb, Filter, Flanger & Reverser

Improved sound quality

Audio Settings for Latency/ DSP-Buffersize

Ableton Link