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
Best sequencer UI but tragically lacks midi out
Qualifying statement -- I'm a long time Nanostudio user, early adopter on the iPad 1. I love the linear sequencing UI. I can sequence like lightning here, far faster than my Laptop DAWs like Reason and Cubase. Lack of midi output cripples what could otherwise be a crazy awesome sequencing app.
IMO the UI for sequencing is far superior to Cubasis. However I now use Cubasis far more because Nanostudio tragically and perplexingly lacks midi output implementation and I sequence external gear. Basically I sequence in Nanostudio, export midi through nanosync, reimport into Cubasis, and that's the absurd workflow. Sequencing directly in Cubasis is painful by comparison.
I am not fond of the Nanostudio sampler/synths, they sound underpowered and cheesy to me. So for no midi out and cheesy synth, 3 stars instead of 5.
Still the best all around music app...
The simple yet powerful interface is what sets this app apart from so many others. I own just about every music making app you can get for iPad. Aside from GarageBand, this is the most intuitive. I have made a number of songs on various apps but I keep coming back to NanoStudio because it provides the most direct way to get a song out of your head and into an iPad. The only ding I would give it is the quantize latency on the drum pad, which can be difficult/unforgiving (Tabletop, by comparison, works flawlessly). If you set quantize for a more coarse setting, you'll do just fine. The synth has a rich sound that keeps you coming back. At first glance this app may seem limited, but once you start appreciating the simplicity and power of the interface, coupled with one of the best sounding synths available for iPad, you will keep coming back to NanoStudio. This app will let you do live looping performances (not with a sampler, but your own imported sounds and synth presets). You can also download the app onto your computer and really let your creativity flow. Well worth the money. If you have doubts, check out videos and music people have made.
I will qualify by saying I've been using nanostudio since its release and have used it every single day since. I have never read the reviews though and here, years later I decided to do just that. As I expected it was one 5 star review after another obviously written by thoughtful and articulate artists in the field of music composition and production. Then I came upon a review written by 'all names taken' titled "waste of money" that so moved me I feel compelled to review the review itself.
This person is an idiot. If I could give this person 6 stars for being an authentic moron I would. I believe that every body has the right to right to their own opinion, except 'all names taken". It sound to me as though this person may be on some kind of medication which alters their sense of time and general reality making it difficult to touch objects on a small screen accurately. My heart goes out to you "all names taken" but I am confident that one day you wake up from your haze and embrace the outstanding qualities of nanostudio. And I do hope you find a name one of these days. Despite what your parents might have told you, there really are plenty to go around.
- Blip Interactive Ltd
- 93.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2010 Blip Interactive Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- 16 Instrument Tracks $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.