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Portable Dandy

By Stephan Hepper

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Dandy is an intuitive and amazing sampler/synthesizer for iPhone. It really is a quirk, mind bending interactive composition with highly inspiring endless possibilities though very simple and sleek.

Portable Dandy is inspired by Dandy Desmonds composition “Magnetic Loops for 15 Tape Decks” from 1938. Which is one of the earliest known works of electroacoustic music, rediscovered just 5 years ago.

- Pitch Jog Wheel
- scratch The Wheel with two fingers
- psychedelic sound effects
- up to 28 changeable samples (manage via iTunes)
- Shake to restore original pitch.
- AudioBus

Proudly made by east-german hackers.

"Portable Dandy is a very nice app, just spent some time with it and really enjoyed the sounds." & "It's a great app that we look forward to spending more time with" -- BoulangerLabs

"Portable Dandy comes with a really original UI, and is really funny to use... A Super App for Free at this moment. So don't hesitate to download it!" -- Apps4idevicesMusic

What's New in Version 1.3.1

- Adding Support for iOS 8
- Upgrading to AudioBus 2+
- Adding AudioBus-Control to reset speed as addition to the shake-gesture.
- Fixing layout issues on iOS 7 and above
- Minor performance tweeks and optimisations


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Customer Reviews

Interesting is an understatement

I wish I could find more about this, but there isnt a whole lot of literature out there!

Interesting concept: Manipulate samples as you would on a magnetic tape player.

Very avant-garde, not for someone who thinks Pop is the paragon of music.

Id hope to see more developement on this, with the ability to record your own samples and not just upload! Some grainy monotone, lo-fi recordings through the mic would be interesting!

It DID crash on my 6 with 8.3, but only once. It opened right afterwards and was fully functional. So there is hope that it does work!


iPhone 5, iOS 6.1. I know, outdated, but everything else works... Shows title screen for a second or two, then crashes. Tried troubleshooting (power off/on, closing other apps, re-downloading, etc.). Will rate up when I can play with it, looks to be amazing :)

Portable Dandy
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 35.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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