Mazetools Soniface

4.2
53 reviews
500+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

MAZES: UNLIMITED USE
One Maze point can be Grid-Synth, Sampler and Rhythm at the same time. By the use of several Mazes, each one can be taken for a certain sound element. The Mazes list allows switching Mazes on/ off immediately.

PATTERN MODE
Every session starts with the first pattern which includes all Mazes on the screen. The way of composing follows the process of cloning and transforming the first pattern, or adding a new pattern to start from scratch.

MAIN FX & RECORDING
The main audio effect controller comes up with a Filter-Echo, Filter-Reverb, Flanger & Reverser.
The Main FX gives easy options for live improvisations, for Pattern transitions or session recordings.

THE BASIS
THE GRID
The main synthesizer in Soniface is related to a Grid. Spread across the screen, each line is related to a tone. Grid types differ in the number of tones. In addition, the Grid visualizes certain instruments and effects.

A MAZE
The single point on the screen activates the Grid-Synth and controls the sound and shape of the Grid. The Maze position defines the played tones. Additionally a Maze Interface includes a Sampler and a Rhythm module. For both the Maze position on the screen controls the spatialization.

THE GRID-SYNTH
A simple finger tap on the Maze point in the center will give you access to the Grid-Synth Sound Interface. The controller points work in relation to their arc and radius e.g. Wave for volume & frequency. Each controller can be automated.

COLOR & CHORDS
The Color Interface defines the pitch of Grid-Synth, the Bass Synth and the Granular Harmonizer. A ring around the 24 keynotes is a sequencer.

SAMPLER: EDITOR, LIBRARY & SEQUENCER
The Sampler provides recorded soundscapes and instruments, which can be looped and sliced with the Sequencer. By activating the GridSound function a Sample becomes the base of the Grid-Synth.

SAMPLER: GRANULAR SYNTH
Extending the Sampler module the Granular module lets you generate and model new sounds out of samples. Therefore it’s sliced into small audio grains to organically stretch the sound endlessly.

RHYTHM: SEQUENCING & MODULATION
The Rhythm Interface is for drum loops and bass lines. Different quantization options allow to set various rhythms. The sound modulation offers controllers to create a hybrid sound of drum sample and synth.

RHYTHM: BASS-MODE, SOUND FX & ENVELOPES
By turning on the BassMode button the sequencer switches and bass notes can be placed. The Bass envelopes provide the change of volume, filter and pitch. The effects section provides high- and lowpass, echo, chorus & distortion.

HYPERFACE CONTROLLER: GRID-SYNTH, SAMPLER & RHYTHM
The Hyperface can be used by multitouch for sequencing drum steps, dynamic envelopes, filters curves & audio effects at different sequence speeds.

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

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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Audio, Files and docs, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.2
53 reviews
A Google user
March 19, 2020
Winderful app! Soft learning curve! Hope the PC version becoms available soon! NOW, IMPORTANT OBSERVATIONS: instructions are not very clear concerning the process of saving your sets, mazes or sessions. I own Sonicface in my android phone, my iPad and my desktop computer, but am unable to copy whatever I make among devices so I can edit everything in order to make a longer piece! Hence the very IMPORTANT QUESTION: which folder should store audio and projects in each of these devices ? It is important to know that otherwise it will be difficult to keep working with the app. Thanks!
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Ectoplastic UG
October 21, 2019
Hi, Thanks for your postive fedback! PC version is currently available via Steam. Best
A Google user
April 8, 2019
U r the 1 who suggested the exit button should exit the app, it doesnt (yes all apps should be able to exit in Android). button + labels dissappear (bad design). all fonts too small for phones. the text for each button also needs to stay, so we know what we are pressing. the app is TOO artsy and kitchy to be functional (re-read that, not a compliment, typical German arrogance). u should wonder why u only have 21 downloads! earlier u said there was no demo mode, yet you speak of demo songs/scenes?
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Ectoplastic UG
April 8, 2019
Hi! Thanks for your feedback. The screenshots represent the app how it looks like. Yes, presets/demo songs are included. Kind regards!
Royland Williamson
July 6, 2021
still kickin after all these years wish it would get an updated ui or anything new. great musical composition tool, or just to mess with. unique interface and visuals. (Recommended for usage on Very Large Screens or Displays. oooooo the anticipation is killing me I wonder what it is?
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Ectoplastic UG
May 27, 2021
Hi, thanks for your feedback, there is something coming ;)

What's new

Hyperface XY-Controller
Main FX Controller
Bass/Synth mode
Grid-Synth Sound
Audio Settings
Extended multitouch effects
Melodic Mode for the Sampler
LFO Filter effects
Color Sequencer
Ableton Link
User Guide & FAQ