nanoloop 4+

ume software, SP

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 61 Ratings
    • $3.99



Nanoloop combines sequencer, synthesizer and sampler in one package. It provides all functions for creating electronic music from scratch.

- Easy to use sequencer, suitable for rhythm and melody
- Automatisation of all parameters
- 8 channels, each can be synth or sampler
- 8 patterns per channel
- Sample via microphone
- Re-sample
- Polyphonic FM-, PWM- and noise synth
- Song editor with loop function
- Send and receive projects via e-mail
- WAV export
- Sharing projects and audio in file sharing apps like Dropbox is possible when these apps are installed.
- MIDI sync with other devices

The Synth

Nanoloop's FM synth offers a maximum of flexibility within a small set of parameters. It comes with a stereo modulator detune effect and covers the typical clean bells and Rhodes-like sounds, spheric pads, thick beats and basses.

The Sequencer

The stepsequencer visualises the rhythmic structure in a compact 4x4 square matrix, making it very easy to lay out patterns.

The Sampler

Besides A/D envelope, loop function, start offset, tune and fine tune, the puristic sampler comes without effects. You can record up to 6 seconds via microphone or copy samples via iTunes.


With nanoloop for iPhone, you can send your saved projects to other nanoloop users and your own PC via e-mail. If nanoloop is installed on the recipient's iPhone / iPod, she/he can simply tap on the file name in the received e-mail to start nanoloop and import the attached file so that it is available for editing. This makes collaboration very easy, multiple users around the world can work on the same project by simply e-mailing the file.


Songs can be exported to a WAV file that is accessible via iTunes (simply drag & drop files in finder). The exported file is also copied to the clipboard so that it can be pasted in other apps that support pasting audio. If a file sharing app like Dropbox is installed, you can upload the file there.

More information can be found at the nanoloop website:

What’s New

Version 3.33

- Playback via speaker, bluetooth support
- Improved support for iOS 11 and 12.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

@fiendy818 ,

Amazing idea creator!

Very small learning curve for people that understand ADSR and synthesis / sequencing at a general level. Getting “quick” at plowing down an idea on this app takes practice as you develop the muscle memory, like any musical interface.

Love everything about this app! It provides just enough to feel basic while surpassing something like a “toy”. This app is capable of generating full length, semi-mixed tracks. Or layers. Or one-shots. Really capable.

Until you want to export. EASIEST, SIMPLEST thing is just to save your .nan files for recall within the app, ignore every other glitchy option, AND

RECORD SOUNDS OUT THE IPHONE > dongle > auxiliary > 1/4” mono splitters > Interface/DAW/8track/vhs/whatever lol p

Maybe an in-depth guide to exporting could help.

Please though an update with levels & easier exporting would be so appreciated. I bought this and gifted it to someone, who doesn’t care too much because of how difficult it is to export on new iPhones. Love u guys and would gladly py for this app again if the end-game features worked as advertised. 💖

I swear I’ll press the same save twice and this app will output .nan usually with the occasional successfully sequenced .wav.

ndiscepoli ,

My favorite inspiration tool on iOS

Nanoloop is the first app I pull up when I want to get something down quickly. What I love about this app is that I don’t need much of an idea to get started, just start plopping triggers on the grid and start tweaking parameters and I’ve got something I like in no time.

What surprised me most about this app was how deep it is. It can be a bit confusing at first, but if you spend some time with the interface, things will start to click and you’ll realize how well thought out this app is. It keeps you focused with out being bogged down my too many options. However, the step-based parameters offer a whole world of sonic options.

My only wish is that I could use this send the midi out from Nanoloop to other synths or at least play nanoloop within AUM. Still this app is an amazing standalone groovebox optimized for the iPhone.

Matthew savant ,


Nanoloop is a brilliant chip tunes/minimalist music app! For chiptunes I’ve been using LSDJ for the gameboy and MSSIAH for the C64 and nanoloop on the iPhone is a formidable companion. It is capable of excellent lofi sampling and sample manipulation, Simple FM synthesis ,Simple pulse wave based sounds, 8 and 16-Bit noise etc. but the real power comes from the sequencer, essentially you modulate every parameter per step which is very similar to the unparalleled Elektron sequencers! In fact I’m currently running it though my octatrack for sampling and processing. The possibilities are endless and the UI is genius. If you are already into or curious about creating chiptune/lofi music this app is a no brainer! It’s incredibly fun and I couldn’t recommend it more!

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