Samplr Gets The Old In-Out AudioBus Action


Developer Marcos Alonso has updated Samplr – his multitouch sampler app for the iPad – adding AudioBus support.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.2 of Samplr:

  • Audiobus Input and Output. See for more information.
  • AIFF files support.
  • Background Audio to play along other apps.

Samplr Features:

  • A fully fledged instrument.
  • 7 different play modes: Slicer, Looper, E-bow, Tape, Scratch, Keyboard and Loop Player.
  • 6 simultaneous samples (with 6 voices each).
  • 5 sound effects per sample: Distortion, Filter, Amplitude Modulator, Feedback Delay and Reverb.
  • Audio input recording and resampling.
  • Sonoma AudioCopy and AudioPaste.
  • Import your own samples (WAV) through iTunes.
  • Ready to use sample library.
  • User manual included.

Samplr is available now for $4.99 in the App Store.

If you’ve used Samplr, let us know what you think of it!

via Adam

17 thoughts on “Samplr Gets The Old In-Out AudioBus Action

  1. A worthy update to one of the very best musical devices for Ipad, but I was sad to find still no external MIDI clock sync. I really hope Marcos can add this soon because I would have loved to have used this extensivly on my next release but without the ability to sync it to midi clock its still a standalone app.

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    • what theres no midi ???

      i want to use the ipad as a sampler in my machinedrum/analogfour setup !!!

      no midi in a sampler is idiotic in my opinion, thats not a random feature thats nice to have, its super important for every computer based music instrument to be able to sync it to a midi clock ^^

      very disappointing, so i have to buy sampletank^^

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  2. Samplr is a great app, and I’m really impressed with the frequency with which it’s being updated. I wish the vinyl mode had a latch feature, where the sample would continue at normal speed once you lift your finger. It’s impossible to trace your finger at a constant speed, so you can’t get playback that doesn’t warble.

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  3. One of the most musical apps, truly unique and very playable; it’s a pity izotope iris doesn’t have this much innovation, I would buy this as a VSTi if the dev ever ports it.

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  4. Best use of audio bus thus far, I believe, especially through the output to record eight tracks from eight apps and then mess with them and Create something new lifts this app head and shoulders above the rest.

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  5. Has anyone had issues with samplr through audiobus to loopy hd on an ipad2??? Sounds like poop. Makes me want a new ipad…

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    • No first hand experience with this yet but it could a buffer issue. If you take a look at the forum on the audiobus site there should be a thread outlining ways to make sure all apps are running the correct buffer size.

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      • i don’t have audiobus, but a lot of the apps i have are now audiobus ready . . . and some now crash regularly or conflict after the update to audiobus

        kind of s drag. maybe i’ll go check out the audiobus forum.

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  6. Here are my humble wishes for this already great app.
    Ability to mute slices / add empty slices in slice mode,
    Midi sync,
    More sample slots (with disk streaming if necessary)

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  7. can someone who has used this tell how does the input recording work ? can you record a new sample to a sample slot while it is playing with a single tap/hold ?

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