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
- Sample settings tab: Added possibility to change a sample’s root note
- Sample settings tab: Double tap on either of the loop range sliders to initialize a pad
- Browser: Added AudioShare sample import button
- Browser: When a pad is tapped the sample it uses will be highlighted in the browser
- Browser: Delete, Rename improvements
- Browser: Disallow deleting the samples used for the metronome
- New projects will start with blank pads
- Improvements to project autosaving
- Projects page: Imported projects will be appended with a number if the name already exists
- Project page: Exporting a project is no longer just a .flip file but a zip that also includes all samples used
- This zip can also be directly imported back into Flip (no need to unzip and import the individual files)
- Piano roll: Increased amount of vertical zoom to 6 semitones
- Piano roll: Keyboard and piano roll now share the exact same range (was previously offset by a few semitones)
- Performance page bugfix: Pitch slider sometimes went 1 semitone higher than the maximum
- Automatic search for missing samples if a project opens with missing samples
- Clock improvement
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Awesome App (But Where’s Pitch Quantization?)
I bought this without even thinking about it, and I don’t regret that decision, even if 99% of the music I make is DAWless. Flip’s got a great workflow, and some super-powerful—but easy-to-use—tools on hand. I feel like I’m only scratching the surface of what it can do.
There are some missing features, though, the biggest being pitch quantization. I’d love to be able to just lock in a scale on the keyboard and piano roll and not worry about hitting a wrong note. (Imagine that working with the randomization functions! That’d be so cool!) Pitch quantization is by far the feature I want the most.
All this to say: this is an awesome app. If you’re interested in making music but don’t have a ton of experience, this is THE app to get: it’s fairly priced, easy to use, and extremely powerful.
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
So useable and fun. near perfect. Needs looping and midi
Not much to say except I love this app. Very useable. I love the app. I would love to see, obviously, ability to go beyond 4 bars. At least 16 but 32 would be great. 16 pads would be nice too. There is plenty of real estate, I think make the icons smaller. I feel they are too large and take away from space that could be used in better ways. Maybe allow for pattern to be different colors? A thought. More fx like gate and stutter or comb and talk and ring? I think the Aesthetic of parts of the interface could use some tweaking. I’m not a fan of the blocky , flat keyboard, large icons, and bland pads. Maybe some user selectable colors on the pads and thinner lines and shadows ect. Just personal preference. I love the app it’s near perfect. So after playing with it for awhile. I see it desperately needs better and more midi implementation and also sample looping. How is there no sample loop
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- Suture Sound Inc.
- 373.6 MB
Requires iOS 10 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Andrew Huang
- In-App Purchases
- SYNTHWAVE (Pusher) $2.99
- LAID BACK (Andrew Huang) $2.99
- C Flipiq (Cuckoo) $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.