This page maintains the documentation for Shape of Sound products:
Sketch Synth 2
You can find documentation for Sketch Synth 2 here, Sketch Synth 3D full-version owners will get a copy of Sketch Synth 2 as part of their next update (hopefully end of April / early May)
The Undulating Noise Machine
You can find documentation for the undulating noise machine here
Sketch Synth FX
Sketch Synth 3D and Sketch Sound 3D
Before diving into the docs, it is well worth having a look at some of the Sketch Synth reviews, they come at the use of Sketch Synth from a different angle and can give an enhanced insight that can get you hitting the ground running.
At apps4idevices you can find a review with plenty of diagrams that show the different features of version 1.3.0. Click here for the review. At iosmusicandyou you can find an overview of the version 1.2.1 features in a text driven format here.
For version 1.3.0 there some changes that are worth knowing about.
(i)The file manager now stores files as 44100Hz wav ready for Audio Copy & Paste, unfortunately it can’t yet convert from other formats to that format, so Audio Copy & Paste may just stall if it gets the wrong file format coming through, existing Sketch Synth users may find this since files used to be stored as 48000Hz wav. Failed to fix this for 1.3.1.
(ii)The Orbital Guitar is designed to have the y-axis set to Pitch4Oct, if it is set to Pitch2Oct then it will work to some extent, but you might not get full y-axis expression. You can set the y-axis to other parameters like a filter cutoff and then use the guitar as a step modulator.
The following manuals detail version 1.2.1 of Sketch Synth and Sketch Sound 3D.
Getting Started and The Gesture Pad
Audio, OSC and Midi Output
Loading Custom Samples
Recording and Audio Copy / Paste
OSC Input Interface
OSC Output and Processing
Connecting a Kinect or WiiMote
This video from a review by the site apps4idevices shows off the features of the upcoming 1.3.0 release:
The videos below are now out of date; but still give a detailed intro to the synth’s features: