Flip is a sample-based mobile music studio that was designed for a fast and intuitive work flow. Import your own sounds via AirDrop or the Files app, or record sounds directly with your device's microphone or a connected iOS interface. As soon as you record a sound it’s available to be played on drum pads as well as being mapped across a keyboard. Sounds can be subtly shaped or entirely transformed using the built-in effects and easy-to-use editing tools.
You can record a quantized or unquantized performance on the pads or keyboard. There is also a full piano roll where you can enter and edit notes and velocities.
Record knob movements or draw automation by hand to bring even more life to your sounds. Every automation lane can also have its own independent length, for polymetric and generative music possibilities.
Create up to 16 different sections for your song and drag and drop them into any order to create your arrangement.
Mixing and mastering tools allow you to finish a full track without ever leaving your phone. You can export your full track, or hit the tape icon and record the live output of the app while you tweak anything on the fly. Both options allow you to capture individual track stems as well!
A performance page lets you trigger your patterns live while controlling a global filter, assignable pitch bends and reverb sends, and a random fill generator.
Artist packs are available in-app at $3.99 or less, which include original sounds and projects from Andrew Huang, Cuckoo, Chuck Sutton, Kilamanzego, Pusher, and more on the way all the time.
- 9 track sampler
- 4 effects per track: Delay, Filter, Chorus, Bitcrush
- Graphic EQ per track
- Monophonic or up to 16-note polyphonic playback per sample
- Adjustable pitch, volume, playback direction, sample start and stop points
- 19 automatable parameters per track
- Independent lengths for each automation lane
- Automation can be recorded via knob movements or drawn by hand
- Drum pad and keyboard input
- Full piano roll with 10 octaves, note velocity, editing tools
- Randomization over sample selection for quick inspiration
- Randomization over note position to create surprising variations
- Drag-and-drop song arrangement page
- Global reverb with individual track sends
- Mixing and mastering tools
- Powerful performance features for creating instant fills, pitch shifts, reverb sends, and global low or high pass filtering
- Export full track and stems
- Live recording of performances
- Metronome with tap tempo and swing/shuffle
- Ableton Link integration for easy syncing with other devices over WiFi
- Share projects and sounds via AirDrop, email, etc.
- Undo and redo
- Bugfix: Metronom was wonky
- Bugfix: Flip was silent in Audiobus, when opening for the first time
- Bugfix: Flip was not opening / crashing at start on some devices
Ratings and Reviews
Good, could be great
Coming from someone who hates DAW’s usually, it’s nice to see one that’s so intuitive. I think Flip works best for capturing live sound an creating patterns and sequences from that. It’s much more difficult to take a sample of a song and loop it into the meter, though it’s not impossible.
It also needs resampling. Seriously, just adding that would multiply the versatility of this app tenfold. Also finer control over the speed of the sample would be great, or some kind of way to loop a sample onto the timeline rather then just timing the triggers just right. Also a distortion or clipping effect for each track, like the chorus + delay and such. You can get a version of this with the ring modulater, but perhaps you could switch it out or something?
Other than that, this app has a wealth of creativity for the user. I’m excited to see what people make with it.
Longtime electronic producer enjoying iOS
This 9 track sampler is actually a brilliant and exceedingly high functioning complete groove workstation. The layout was intuitive I managed to find all features without using it’s also brilliantly convenient help button that’s always there to explain any feature by tapping it then the button or knob in question. The internal sample store also looks like it’s going to be very hip and vibey someday, as if this review it seamed like it had about 5 interesting looking packs for sale, I did not try any out though my phone is clogged with samples by now so I imported my own into the app smoothly without incident. As far as there being a way to bulk import I’m not sure as I’m to lazy to have read anything the developers written yet, including this AppStore page, but I had to leave a review because to me this marks the moment good design and music production really start to get along with each other on iOS.
Wishlist _ 1. Just one synthesizer would be super Fire! 2. Saturator effect, thigh I do love the decimation that allready present 3. I really dig the user interface and think it’s brilliant but for my taste despite how clean, right and tight it is it still has a little bit of a childish vibe and would love to see a more stark yet colorful approach maybe similar to auxey pro or something. Thanks to developer, super great work here, I’m stoked
Fast, fun, easy to learn but lacks IAA integration
Really fun app, easy to use, and really appreciate the how-to videos from Andrew and the help overlay - other devs should take notes! Was glad to find an easy way to import my self-recorded samples out of the box.
The one major drawback is that it doesn't work as InterApp Audio (or AUV3). Ableton Link is great for BPM, but that's about it - start stop was fidgity for me, and Volume on disconnected apps is tedious. With InterApp Audio it would integrate into my established workflow, easier levels management, post FX could be applied, even per-track FX if the tracks were blown out like in Pttrning2.
If this can happen, it's a 5 star app for me. Without it, I fear it's going to sit idle in the dusty folder of standalone music apps.
Developer Response ,
We are currently working on IAA integration, should come with the next update :)
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- Suture Sound Inc.
- 175.6 MB
- Requires iOS 11 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Andrew Huang
- In-App Purchases
- LAID BACK (Andrew Huang) $2.99
- SYNTHWAVE (Pusher) $2.99
- C Flipiq (Cuckoo) $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.