Sample Lab Turns iPad Into A Sampling Workstation

Sample Lab is a new app for the iPad that turns it into a sampling workstation.


  • Pinch-zoom precision sample editor lets you select your audio and drag it right onto a track.
  • 8 stereo tracks @ 44.1kHz with per-beat volume control.
  • Pitch-shifting preserves time and gives you 2 full octaves from one sample; without chipmunking.
  • Record your own samples, or import wav & mp3 files using iTunes.
  • Trigger pads for tapping-in patterns or stand-alone performance.
  • 4 real-time DSP FX: compressor, bit crusher, resonant cutoff, and phaser.
  • Shuffle control for syncopation.
  • Over 100 samples included to get you started.
  • Audio Copy & Paste to share with other apps.
  • Upload your mixdowns to SoundCloud to collaborate & share.
  • Import new samples using iTunes.

Check out the video below for an example of Sample Pad in action.

Sample Pad is available now in the App Store for  $7.99. See the SampleLabApp site for details.

Here’s a video demo of Sample Lab in action:

8 thoughts on “Sample Lab Turns iPad Into A Sampling Workstation

  1. how long can you have a recorded sample play for ? does anyone know, like if i wanted to have a sample from a film play as a track and have a korg emx do the rest 🙂

  2. In case you still haven't figured it out by now (it's been 4 weeks…=P), you select you iPad under the iTunes "Devices" list, and THEN the "Apps" tab at the top.
    Scroll down to the bottom and you should se the "File Sharing" list (the list of apps that support it). Then just select the app as the tutorial says and you're on your way.
    This is also useful for any other apps that allow you to import your own files for them to use 😉

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