New App, NanoStudio, Turns Your iPhone Into A Music Production Workstation

iPhone Music Software:  Ready for a $14.99 iPhone MPC?

Blip Interactive’s NanoStudio is a music app for iPhone which combines sampling, synthesis, sequencing and mastering. Kind of like an iPhone MPC!

Features include 4 synths, 16 trigger pads, a 6-track sequencer and a 7-input mixer with two sends.

It’s available now in the App Store. Specs below.

Note: While NanoStudio works on the iPad, it runs in compatibility mode.

If you’ve used NanoStudio, leave a comment with your thoughts!


  • Instruments – 4x Eden synths, TRG-16 trigger pads, 6 track sequencer, 7 input mixer with two sends
  • Insert Effects – 2 per synth (waveshaper, chorus/flanger/delay)
  • Send Effects – 2 (reverb, chorus/flanger/delay)
  • Total polyphony – 48 stereo voices
  • Buffer latency – 10ms
  • Stereo 44.1kHz floating-point signal path (only the final output is reduced to 16 bit)
  • Individually optimized for new and old hardware (chooses between VFP or NEON technology)

Eden synth (x4)

  • Maximum polyphony – 8 voices per synth
  • 2 anti-aliased oscillators per voice, each with 36 basic waveforms including noise
  • Oscillators can be mixed or sync/ring modulated
  • Resonant filter per voice – low pass, band pass or high pass with 12dB or 24dB slope
  • Samples can be used in place of basic waveforms
  • 4 LFO’s, optional sync to note start/sequencer tempo
  • 3 ADSR Envelope generators (amp, filter and aux)
  • 2 X/Y controllers, 1 configurable control knob, pitch bend wheel and accelerometer input
  • Virtual patchbay for connecting controllers, LFO’s and envelopes and other synth parameters
  • 2 insert effects per synth (waveshaper, chorus/flanger/delay)
  • 128 Global presets (shared between all projects) and 64 Project specific presets

TRG-16 Trigger Pads and Sampling

  • Number of trigger pads – 16
  • Maximum polyphony – 16 voices
  • Adjust volume, pan, pitch, output bus, attack, release and loop type per sample
  • Exclusive groups for use with high hats etc.
  • Three output busses, each with its own filter and send effects
  • Load/save individual samples or whole kits
  • Upload wavs or aiffs to your device using NanoSync for Mac or Windows
  • Record your own samples using the internal mic (iPhone only) or external mic (iPod Touch 2G, 3G)
  • Resample NanoStudio’s main mix output
  • Crop and normalize samples on the device using NanoStudio’s built in sample editor with 4 levels of undo/redo


  • Realtime record with undo
  • Pattern editor and song arranger
  • 6 tracks (4 Eden synths and 2 tracks dedicated to the TRG-16)
  • Record unique parts or turn them into patterns for repetitive loops (100 patterns supported)
  • Draw note and controller events such as XY pad movements, pitch bend, velocity and accelerometer
  • Editing functions include delete, merge, copy, move, note length, transpose, clean and quantize
  • Controller editing and automation
  • Time signatures 2/4 – 7/4
  • 4 levels of undo/redo on every editing operation
  • All editing operations are possible while the sequence is playing


  • Mixer with 7 stereo inputs (4 Eden synths, 3 TRG-16 output busses), 1 stereo output and 2 stereo sends
  • 2 Simultaneous global effects sends per input (reverb, chorus/flanger/delay)
  • Stereo VU displays for all inputs and outputs

      8 thoughts on “New App, NanoStudio, Turns Your iPhone Into A Music Production Workstation

      1. NanoStudio is brilliant! Sounds fantastic, and is simple and intuitive in use. I highly recommend it. You can even download a free version for Mac or PC on the website to try before you buy.

      2. amazing ! its pure genius is in combining so much sheer power with such a lovely and easy UI . It's the Ableton live of iphones !

      3. Are you using iOS 4? I got this once when there was another audio app still running in the background. Closing the other app solved the problem.

      4. This app is really good. Easy sequencing. One of the best parts is sampling anything anywhere, add it to the mpclike pads and ur set. Use the nanosync and u got a wav of ur beat on ur pc. Genius app

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