NanoStudio 4+

Blip Interactive Ltd

    • 3.8 • 82 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



UPDATE: NanoStudio 2 for iOS 11+ is now available in the App Store with a massive range of extra features, an all-new audio engine and support for Audio Units!!!

NanoStudio is a recording studio for iOS, OS X and Windows. It has virtual analogue synths, sample trigger pads, a comprehensive sequencer, a sample editor, a mixer and multiple effects all integrated into a single application.

Record your ideas in real time, mix synth layers with samples, compose and arrange your tune using the powerful sequencer and bring the mix alive with effects such as reverb, compression and EQ. Share your tune on SoundCloud from wherever you are or use the comprehensive audio mixdown options and MIDI export feature to get your ideas over to your desktop DAW when you get back home.

NanoStudio's intuitive user interface frees you to get creative yet has loads of depth for when you need it. To try it out head on over to our website where you can download the OS X and Windows versions for free!


Up to 6 simultaneous instruments (including mixer) or upgrade with the '16 Instrument Tracks' in-app purchase, particularly recommended for newer devices.

'Eden', a powerful 16 voice subtractive synth with dual oscillators, 2 pole resonant filter, 3 envelope generators and 4 LFO's per voice and 2 dedicated insert effects. Eden's virtual patchbay lets you hook up almost anything for modulation mayhem.

The 'TRG-16', a performance pad for triggering samples. Adjust pitch, pan, volume and envelopes and assign each sample to one of the 3 output busses, each with its own effect sends and filter setup.


Record samples with the built-in mic (iPod Touch requires external mic), resample NanoStudio's own output or upload your own samples using NanoSync for OS X/Windows. Edit your samples using NanoStudio's built-in wave editing tools (with multiple undo/redo) and process them offline with custom effects chains.


Record performances in real-time using the keys and trigger pads or create patterns and controller sweeps by drawing them in the piano roll editor. Arrange your patterns into a complete song using the track editor. You can edit while the song is playing and every operation has multiple undo/redo.


Nanostudio's mixer has 2 global effects sends, 4 insert effects per channel and you can record, edit and playback all your fader and pan changes. When you're ready to share your mix with others you can upload it direct to SoundCloud or use NanoSync to copy the exported .wav file to your Mac/PC.


NanoStudio's reverb, compressor, parametric EQ, waveshaper, delay, chorus, and bitcrusher effects are all highly optimized so you can run lots of them.

FEATURE SHORTLIST (loads more at

* 6 simultaneous instruments, up to 16 with in-app purchase
* MIDI input with the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer, Akai SynthStation 25 and Core MIDI
* Audio copy/paste for sharing audio with other compatible apps (Sonoma and Intua standards supported)
* Upload your mix directly to SoundCloud
* Eden synth (also plays samples) - single or dual keyboards, XY controllers, pitch bend and accelerometer control
* TRG-16 sample trigger pads
* Sequencer with up to 64 tracks and a piano roll editor for note, velocity and controller events, all with undo/redo
* Mixer with 4 inserts per channel, 2 global send busses and volume/pan automation on every channel
* Sampling and resampling, sample editor and effects processor with undo/redo
* Transfer samples, final mixes and individual track mixdowns to your Mac/PC using NanoSync
* Send projects, samples and MIDI files as email attachments
* Built in help

Support for Akai Pro's SynthStation25 keyboard controller is included. SynthStation25 delivers instant hardware control for improved performance capability and expression. For more information on SynthStation25, visit

What’s New

Version 1.44

Updated to Audiobus SDK 2.1.2.

* Due to this change, NanoStudio V1.44 now requires iOS 7 or later. iOS 5/6 users may still download V1.43 from the app store.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Star1child ,

Killed off in iOS update

This and thousands of other 32 bit apps, have been killed off from iOS 11 onwards.

Shame really as this was a fantastic music creation app. I don't blame the developer as this must have been one of the more complex apps to develop out there and to have to do it all over again for 64 bit compatibility, is something not many developers can do. I blame Apple cause at the very least Apple could have integrated an option within setting to switch on/off 32bit emulation, thus giving the user the choice wether to allow years worth of purchased 32bit apps to work again.

Animouse21 ,

Great well designed app! Recommended!

Some say this is better than desktop music programs. I wouldn't know. I don't have and have never had any such programs like that on my pc. As far as sequencing goes i have only ever dabbled with real hardware synths with that facility. For the pc it seems like so much hassle for the very high price of the required programs and the hooking up of lots of different required thingumajigs that are also expensive to boot. Now what with iDevices (I'm on iPad) good sized touch interface that can enable lots of different flexible interaction types to a reasonable extent, what with apps like this that have pretty much everything needed in one great package, the sheer affordability of the app for what you get, and with the potential to program more capabilities in future, i don't think that one needs more for laying down tunes most of the time. Borstel is boss! Shame it cant be used in newer ios versions/devices. While I have ns2 i still miss a lot of the features ns1 has, even the eden synth…

Jabra919 ,


Before graduating to Cubasis, this was my first IPad DAW. And even now I sometimes pine for it. Very easy to get to know. One criticism though is that it could have done with a larger library of instruments. That's not to say its small. but the problem with Nanostudio is that I could hear a piece of music and if written on Nanostudio, I am sure I'd be able to spot it. Similar to a gadget in that respect.

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