Samplist 4+

Inter-app Audio MIDI Sampler

Cristina Buga

Designed for iPad

    • 3.6 • 48 Ratings
    • $3.99



Samplist is a MIDI Sampler Instrument which allows you to easily chop a sample into different slices.
You can then play the slices with the velocity sensitive on screen pads, chromatically with the on screen keyboard or with via MIDI.

All this with Realtime Timestretch (monophonic only). 

• Realtime time stretch with individual tempo per slice
• MIDI in, both wired & via Bluetooth LE
• Sample import from Files app or "Open in..."
• Export slices as Zip file to other apps
• Each slice has its own Filter, Envelope & Realtime pitch shifter.
• Record your samples via Microphone.
• Record your performance into an audio file.

More to come in the near future

What’s New

Version 1.4.1

Updated for iOS 14
Fixed MIDI & Crashes
Added ability to record your performance into an audio file.

Attention: This version removes support for InterApp Audio & Audiobus. If you rely on that functionality, don't update yet. I will be focusing on making Samplist AUv3 in the future.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

polarpaul ,

Solid Sampler

The interface for editing sounds is good and the non-chromatic mode is the most useful at this point. It’s nice to be able to evenly split a sample into however many slices you want.

Works well in IAA, Audiobus 3, and standalone.

The area where I’d like to have more flexibility would be being able to manage files and slices more easily. If you create a slice manually and then delete it, your slices can get out of order. It’d be very nice to be able to name individual slices, and to put them in the order you want using drop and drag. The last slice in a sample can be problematic as the app frequently will prevent you from turning the last part of the sample into a playable slice.

It would be nice to be able to combine samples together and to be able to create marker tagged AIFF output files for use in apps like GaragageBand and Beatmaker 3 in addition to the current export of individual slice files.

Gern Blasnton ,

UPDATED Unfinished

Excellent! All apparent issues resolved and more great features added!

Using this to create live drum, multilayer, sample sets for use in other apps. Quick and easy!
I ran into a problem not yet resolved but this is a tight, fast, app to create sample sets with.

I think my source file contains markers or other information that is confusing Samplist. The problem files were previously edited in BeatMaker 3 and originated in GarageBand.

You’ll find this developer very, very, kind and courteous.
(I sent you a GDrive link.)

Developer Response ,

I've replied to your email.
I was asking you for the file that was causing you the issues.
As of version 1.2.7 which you apparently have, there IS polyphony in chromatic mode and also in pads mode. Tempo preservation is not possible in Chromatic mode.

The app functions fine on all the devices tested. There are hundreds of you who use it very differently. Me, I'm only one developer. You can't assume all the possible ways a user will use your app until you put it out there for people to use it.
That's why I've asked you to send me the file you've used.

And also, whenever a problem occurred I've updated almost daily the app. The app costs about 3 Starbucks coffees and you can always have the option to get a refund in 14 days.

I would've appreciated if you replied my email and I would've been more than happy to test your audio file. Apparently it's easier to just drop a one star review on someone's 4 weeks work.

PS: It's not a trend in audio apps. That's how the software business works. That's why there are patches, bug fixes.
Anyway, thank you for your review and for purchasing the app.

ctulio ,

I like the app just have some questions

The app performs as advertised, it's just not as user friendly as I would have hoped.

For example I cannot for the life of me figure out how to switch from the virtual pads to the keyboard. There is no such anywhere I've looked and I can't find a useful tutorial online.

Developer, could you help me figure that out in exchange for this 5 star rating? I want to use my wired midi keyboard with the app.

Developer Response ,

Hi there. Thanks for your nice review. To switch to keyboard mode fist select a slice and then enable chromatic mode.

Each slice can be played chromatically. As for wired midi I know it works with my keyboard. If it doesn't try routing the midi from anoyher app like AUM or Audiobus to Samplist's virtual port.

Thanks again and enjoy using Samplist

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