AudioLayer 4+

The mobile Sample Solution

Harry Gohs

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 22 Ratings
    • £12.99



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AudioLayer satisfies the most sought after gap for contemporary music production on iOS devices. AudioLayer is a full featured open standard audio multi-sampler pushing the boundaries beyond what has been available even in the desktop music production worlds. And all this integrated in all relevant iOS production environments especially the emerging AUv3 AudioUnit standard.

- SSE - Streaming Sample Engine -
The ultra efficient Streaming Sample Engine SSE is capable of playing hundreds of voices of big multi-sampled instruments even in strictly resource limited applications like using multiple instances of AudioLayer in AudioUnit host environments. Innovative features like Sub Sample Looping for perfect loops even in the audible range extend the range of applications even further.

- Multiple storage options -
The consequent usage of the open file structure of the Files app makes organising even large sample libraries a breeze. Sample recordings and Instrument designs made with AudioLayer are seamlessly available across all your devices and desktop using either iCloud storage or external SSD. The iCloud option opens up new forms of collaborations with musicians all around the world to share your creations and work together.

- Multi Scope Editing -
To support the creation of complex multi-sampled instruments AudioLayer allows you to use a hierarchical structure of Layers and Zones each with it’s own sound manipulation parameters. A unique element of AudioLayer is the possibility to decide for each Zone at which Scope level your editing apply: For the all Zones in the Instrument, for the Layer only or individually for this Zone only. This opens a whole new world of creative options for sound mangling. For sound manipulation you can use a full set of Filters, Envelopes and LFOs to shape the pitch, timbre and level of the sound of each Zone.

SIS - Seamless Instrument Switching
The unique architecture of the Streaming Sample Engine allows for instant loading of even complex instruments and makes this switching from one Instrument to the next without cutting off the sound! And this includes of course also different effect setting

- Easy Design Workflow -
The built in audio sample recorder let you create Instruments on the fly in seconds. The Music Effect AudioUnit / Audiobus effect plugin of AudioLayer let you record multi-samples semi automatically directly inside your preferred host and instantly create an Instrument with the help of several Auto mapping options available. This includes file name based mapping of key ranges and velocities and automatic pitch detection. For the creatives we’ve also integrated a special “Single Cycle Waveform” detector making the use of this special files a breeze.

- Auto Sampler feature for easy creation of Sample Instruments from hardware synthesiser.

- Versilian Studio Sample Library ( VCSL/VSCO ) for free download


• Stand-alone App
• Sample import for EXS24 and SFZ Format
• AUv3 AudioUnit Instrument and Music Effect
• Inter App Audio
• Audiobus 3 Input/Effect with state saving support.
• Audio recorder with share function.
• Ableton Link compatible.

What’s New

Version 1.7.0

- Bugfix EXS import: sometimes missing aif files

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Duvvid ,

Fantastic, but missing basics

A lifesaver app for iPad which provides all the essentials for creating and importing and performing samples, excellent synthesis and effects, layering etc. And it’s an AU.
Two fundamental things missing.

1.No undo. Essential for when creating zones and layers etc.

2.Cannot choose a specific note to create a new sample zone.
Imports always start at C0. And the included auto detect function is not exactly reliable, or even meaningful in certain instances. This would be perhaps ok if you could edit the root key of a sample after dragging it, but you can’t. Moving zones across the keyboard doesn’t move the root key designated when imported.

DA1975 ,


Seems a lot of outdated reviews on here… So far I’ve found it a really nice app, for me the main downsides are; it makes my device hot and drains battery fast, so it’s frustrating when I have to use a different sampler when out and about (frustrating because AudioLayer is a favourite). AudioLayer seems to concentrate more on being a sampler so although some other iOS samplers have a lot more features and effects they aren’t features that benefit the actual sampler (i.e global effects), where AudioLayer stays more focused on being a sampler and as a result you get a better sampler and you can just use your favourite plugins to get other effects :)

Mouthman Daniel Ferguson ,

iPad 2018 - absolutely amazing!!

I was anxious to buy this based on reviews stating it crashes so often, but I thought I’d take the risk. I’m so glad I did. This app is unreal. It’s so powerful and easy to use once you’ve spent an hour (as a pro user) with it.

I wish for more modulation controls such as being able to fade in layer volumes using CC001 mod wheel.

My only criticism is that the price may alienate some customers. I’m very happy to pay this price because I can extract the most from it, but I fear that the consumer level customer will be put off by its high price tag and steep learning curve. Lower price and better education will make this a winner.

Love love love!

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