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$ 24.9
Genres: [Music]
Developer: Blip Interactive Ltd
Release Date: Jul 21, 2010
Version: 1.44
Size: 69.55 MB
$ 24.9
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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.

* 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

Get now this application with your unique ID and secured password.

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How to download the App

Download NanoStudio app for for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini.
Download NanoStudio on PC or Mac:
1. Go to the NanoStudio application page in your iTunes.
2. Click the button to download the App.
3. Sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or iPad mini with iTunes to install the NanoStudio app.
Download the App With iOS App Store:
1. Open the App Store on your iDevice.
2. Search for NanoStudio.
3. Click the button to download and install it on your device.
4. Enjoy.


You can securely create an apple profile with your information, but you have to be registered to iTunes in order to get the NanoStudio app to your device.
If you don’t have an active account, please register to iTunes store with a credit card number. In case you are not interested to open an account with your credit card, you can select the option ‘None’ during the secured registration.
*This NanoStudio application may be available in some countries.

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User Ratings

Jun 04
(4★) Update needed
I love this app and have been using it for two years now. However I would like some more sounds to be available and if you guys
could make it so the orientation turns again that would be awesome. I br
May 27
(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
Apr 19
(5★) Still the best!
Been using this for years, got it back when iPhone 4 was new. I don't know how you can say anything bad about it, it's like some
are using an entirely different app.
Apr 09
(2★) Poor Audio recording, Needs MIDI OUT
A fairly basic need that isn't met on this DAW is the ability for the piano roll screens to have MIDI-Out functionality. Since
recording through AudioBus requires indirectly recording into a drum mach
Mar 10
App crashes like crazy. Lost some songs and lost some time w/ strange saving problems. Help guys. New update soon please! ( been a
user for several years now without a hitch)
Feb 24
(3★) iPhone 6 Plus Optimization Please!
This app is the reason I continue to buy iPhones. What one person has done is amazing and this is invaluable tool for musicians of
any background.Please optimize the UI for the iPhone 6 plus. Hitting
Feb 21
(5★) 5 stars!️️️️️
This has to be the best app for maintaining your creative flow! Simple, easy to learn, intuitive interface and you could load all
the samples you like. By far my favorite mobile DAW. And for all the n
Feb 12
(5★) Great mobile music studio
Before beatmaker and caustic there was nano studio. Still does the job very well. This is a classic.
Feb 11
(5★) Still The Best Music Making App
I can't believe that even after all this time since NS initial release, there still is not a single app that has even come close
as far as workflow.I come from being a Reason user so I naturally love
Feb 03
(5★) This is for all names taken
You have to be the dumbest person out there you can import your own sample that's all you need do if you don't like the sounds
that are on board import your own with FTTP server that's free
Jan 29
(5★) The best overall
Needs Bluetooth capability. Also I have an iPhone 6 and can't connect it to soundcloud
Jan 18
(5★) yeah!
the workflow is great. very logically laid out. eden synth sounds great with lots of editing options. this is perfect. the ability
to move the project to pc for further editing is really helpful too.
Dec 31, 2014
(5★) Great and simple. Very fun and easy to use.
What I like most about NanoStudio are:Pinch-zoom of phrase/song view (horizontalvertical) which is simply great and time-saving
for phrase duplicating/arranging/symmetry and if I'm not mistaken NanoSt
Dec 26, 2014
(5★) Must Have App!
I use it for all my studio recordings. It's always my output in audiobus and I've got a bad habit of driving and writing with
this thing. The audio from it screams clarity and I can't put it down. Yo
Dec 23, 2014
(5★) Awesome!
A full DAW on my iPhone! Amazing app right here. Check out my soundclouds theundeadhooligans and thecoffindancers.
Dec 22, 2014
(5★) LOVE IT. But?
Everything is good , just give me an arpeggiator MIDI clock, song position pointer and sequencer start/stop.Thank can
Nov 16, 2014
(5★) Still the best
If you want to spend hours messing around with fun iOS music apps, go for it—there are a lot of sweet ones. If you want to
complete songs, open NanoStudio.
Oct 28, 2014
I agree with the other guy please bring it back!
Oct 24, 2014
(5★) Best money ever spent on app
Blow away by this app. The ease of making music and even recording and editing live sound made it an instant winner for me. Only
issue I have is the inconvenient process for obtaining your music as an
Oct 23, 2014
(2★) Disappointing.
Only includes two instruments, a drum machine and a rompler. All the included sounds are pretty uninteresting. Based on the
description of the app, I expected a couple actual synthesizers.
Sep 23, 2014
(5★) WORTH IT!
Check me out on soundcloud to hear what I've been able to do with it. -Itzchrls
Sep 17, 2014
(5★) Bluetooth support
I've been using this app since the beginning and in the beginning there was Bluetooth connection. I never complained because I
assumed it would eventually come back one day, but I've waited long enoug
Sep 12, 2014
(5★) I love this app soooooooo much BUT
It needs updates because after a while the same tones get boring
Sep 06, 2014
(5★) Still amazing!
Uncluttered, efficient, and still amazing after all of these years. Don't hesitate to download, you won't be disappointed.
(5★) One of the best
Glad that IIA was included on Nanostudio with latest update. Now I can incorporate NS into Cubasis,GarageBand, and/or Auria
without using Audiobus directly. Awesome.
Jul 06, 2014
(5★) Yeah.
The midi editing makes sense, and is pretty easy to use. That was my one concern and I am very happy with the way they have done
it in this app. I use it on my iphone I don't have any problems with
Jun 23, 2014
(2★) Just ok!
If you're a newbie or just looking for an app to jot down ideas Nano Studio is ok, but if your looking for an app that will give
you full functionality with other more superior apps on the web N.S. Is
May 06, 2014
(5★) The best
Easily one of the best ways you could spend 15 bucks. Packed full of the right features with an incredibly intuitive/buttery
May 02, 2014
(4★) Please add new features
Please add more features,I really like your program but you rarely if ever add anything new.
Apr 25, 2014
(5★) So worth every penny.
This app is a steal. Get it before they realize they’re giving it away. No it wont replace your entire desktop studio. But
they’re is nothing close to it on the iPad/iPhone for sketching out idea
Feb 02, 2014
(4★) Very nice but
Needs a deeper sampler, at least one that will allow you to make a key-map with layers and zones, perhaps with separate
architecture per zone or per sample even. Then I would be on this thing like wh
Nov 25, 2013
(5★) Add moar!
Great app! Just add basslines, faders, and filters! This would be the best app by far. :P
Nov 20, 2013
(5★) Great mobile music studio
This one is not a waste of money.
Oct 25, 2013
(5★) Awesome app
I love producing music and this is a simple easy way to kill time and make good music on your phone and computer. I usually use
ableton 9 for bigger projects but this is just nice for the price
Sep 28, 2013
(4★) Good app!
This app has a lot of posibilities and is a great app, the only thing missing is AUDIO TRACKS. With that this app would be
Sep 26, 2013
(5★) Good stuff
You can do a lot with this. A lot more than most people would think. Very good and I hope to see more in the future. Well worth
the dough.
Sep 22, 2013
(5★) Newest update
Awesome! I wrote you guys this morning about it and you already came out with a fix!
(5★) Top 5 Music App
Very capable all-in-one, self-contained music production "studio". The excellent synth, Eden, really sets Nano above many others.
Also, probably the best tablet implementation of a piano roll editor a
Sep 21, 2013
(2★) Weird buzzing noises and freezing
After I updated nano studio, a weird buzzing noise appeared and the software began freezing. Please fix this.
Sep 14, 2013
(5★) Almost perfect
Terrific, versatile synth, ease of editing, great features, etc. My one niggle? No audio tracks--you have to set up a trigger pad
track and record to one of the pads. Not a show stopper, and there a
Sep 06, 2013
(4★) Awesome, But Needs Audio Tracks
The synth sounds and plays really nice, but the pad section would really benefit from a 32-step sequencer grid. It would be also
be nice to be able to record audio tracks directly onto a track in a
Jul 14, 2013
(5★) Awesome
Still one of my favorite music making apps.
Jul 13, 2013
(5★) Professional Results
Nanostudio is an amazing app for any person who enjoys deep functionality married with a fun easy interface. With complete midi
input and mapping the app is "awestruckingly" the best iphone sequencing
Jun 29, 2013
(5★) Intuitive, great sounding, fun
I own some full fledged desktop digital audio workstations and for a mobile DAW this is awesome compared to those. I really like
the scale feature so keep me in key and scale when building melodies. E
Jun 28, 2013
(3★) Not a single good kick or snare
They all sound very weird and unusable, l just want a dtch and a tch sound
Jun 25, 2013
(5★) Very impressed.
NanoStudio reminds me of Orion Studio,with a touch of Reason.Pretty much all I need to produce any kind of electronic style of
Jun 18, 2013
(5★) 0.o
Best in the App Store for music production.
Jun 15, 2013
(5★) Nanostudio
Love this app. Perfect for sketching songs, music, easy to export to pro tools etc.
Jun 08, 2013
(5★) Music Ideas
It takes me tow hours by train to get to work so I make music on the way . This App is the best thing to happen to me it works
great from quick ideas to full tracks. Great job.
Jun 06, 2013
(5★) BUGS, annoying!
I need to open the app twice in order for it to work. Not sure if this started with your last update :( PLEASE FIX! By far the
best music prod app out there!
May 24, 2013
(5★) Is it just me.
Or does everything sound clearer on the app since I last checked? Loving the updates! :D
May 17, 2013
(5★) Best app ever just got better
This is by far my favorite app. I to this day tell people that NanoStudio put me back in touch with my music with all the pun
intended ;) Great job Matt on keeping it fresh! Your pal BitBurner
(4★) Thanks for audiobus.
I am guessing we will never see audio tracks with this app. Oh well still a great app with one of the best synths out there.
Thanks for giving the people what they wanted.
(5★) Awesome update
This app was already fantastic, audibus support?! Hell yeah!
May 16, 2013
(5★) Back On Top!
Nanostudio w/ Audiobus. What more can I say? We asked, begged, even demanded; and the developer stepped out of their comfort zone
to deliver the goods. Thanks to everyone @ Blip Interactive for making
(5★) The Best is Back
Watch this app shoot to the top again with the addition of two basic features. Thank you Matt for keeping Nanostudio in the game.
(5★) Knocked it out of the park!
THANK YOU for the Audiobus support!Wow fantastic update! Get the extra tracks! Support the best synth production tool on the IPad.
Make Nanostudio universal and you will knock every music production a
(5★) Finally arrived
This app was always one of the essential apps for musicians, but started to become obsolete in ways. Adding audiobus has put it
back at the top again. After all my bellyaching on the forum I am sooooo
Nanostudio is my favorite app. Now with audiobus support it plays nice with all my other audio app. Great update. Cheers
Apr 17, 2013
(5★) Great News!
Audiobus is coming to Nanostudio. This is an incredible DAW. I just hope it can be used as Send, Receive and Filter.
Apr 11, 2013
(3★) Short Shelf Life
As others have said, the lack of audiobus is making this app less and less useful.
Mar 30, 2013
(5★) Great
Just needs the ability to select and drag tracks, and an undo button
Total 62 reviews with 92.2% ratings for this app.

Version History

  • 1.43 Upgrade Jul 21, 2010
  • 1.33 Upgrade Jul 21, 2010
  • 1.0First TrackedDec 31, 1969
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Price History

Recent price drops and raises of .

  • $12.99 -> $6.99 Jun 26, 2015
  • $6.99 -> $12.99 Apr 8, 2015
  • $12.99 -> $6.99 Apr 4, 2015
  • $6.99 -> $12.99 Mar 31, 2015
  • $13.99 -> $6.99 Mar 22, 2015
  • New App: Free Dec 31, 1969

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