NanoStudio Now Universal

Nanostudio iPad

Blip Interactive has released a significant update to its NanoStudio virtual studio app for iOS.

Here’s what’s new in NanoStudio 1.3:

  • Universal iPad version
  • Added extra musical scales to keyboard
  • Increased size limit for a single sample to 32MB
  • Ability to slide the keyboard by fractions of a note
  • Mixer mute/solo
  • Improved bottom range of mixer volume faders
  • Double tap on mixer channel title to go to instrument
  • Double tap on ‘centre zero’ knobs to return to centre
  • Tap song position on status bar to toggle between bars and hours/minutes
  • Update to latest Akai SynthStation library
  • Added ‘Mix audio with other apps’ option to allow iTunes music background play
  • Added buffer latency settings
  • Automatic normalization is now optional after sampling or resampling
  • Added an ‘add effect’ button to empty effects slots
  • Changed TRG behaviour to allow drags across pads
  • Added load/save effects chain to the effects select dialogue
  • Song editor – vertical zoom
  • Song editor – mute/solo buttons can be swiped vertically
  • Song editor – added MIDI activity indicators to each track
  • Song editor – parts on muted tracks are shown in grey


  • Bugfix – Buzzing sound on Eden ring mod when phase was non-zero
  • Bugfix – TRG-16’s ‘auto BPM’ function was sometimes inaccurate
If you’re a NanoStudio user, let us know what you think of the update!

11 thoughts on “NanoStudio Now Universal

  1. A great upgrade. I really appreciate the improved workflow with the Eden synth and the addition of applying specific scales to the keyboard. Very nice over all. This is now a no-brainer app for iPad owners. Thanks to Blip for the perfect pre-Christmas gift!

      1. Good question. I’m not sure where you go to set the Key of a song. If we can find that, that should affect the root note of the selected scale. Right now when I select a scale it always defaults to C as the root note.

        1. ok, It’s a little awkward but I think it makes sense and it does give you feedback…

          If you go to the Manage page and select the Project tab, you can use the Key Transpose in the lower right corner to change the root note of the scale by transposing the project. Then when you select the Scale in Eden it will show the actual sounding note in red on the Keyboard. This will be the actual MIDI note value.

          For instance if you want to work in D Dorian and use the Dorian scale mode on the keyboard, you can transpose the project up a whole step (Key Transpose +2). You will note when you are back in the Eden synth that the red text on the keyboard will show the actual pitches for D Dorian. Like I said, a little awkward.

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