The music player NAKANO is a realistic stereo cassette deck simulator with the ability to create, play and rewind your own cassettes created from the iTunes library.

The set includes 3 colors for the deck and amplifier panels: Grey, Silver and Gold. Two colors for the legs: Silver and Gold. Decorative wooden side panels. Concealable power cord and signal wires.

40 types of cassettes.
Complete kinematic simulation of the tape mechanism.
Bright and realistic recording level indicators on the deck, as well as analog arrow volume indicators of Amplifier.
Smooth and realistic volume control.
Realistic cassette behavior.
Ability to sign cassettes.

Switchable kinematic sounds and tape noise.
Smooth and independent color adjustment for the wall and the desktop.

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

Song separator visibility in a cassette editor on some devices has been fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings
Gidora ,

Analog Worldview

I spent the better part of my morning exploring NAKANO. I think it's worth the money, and obviously, it's not meant to be convenient or easy. It’s designed expressly for nostalgia, everything from the unboxing to tape transport.

There's one glaring omission in the otherwise fastidiously accurate cassette experience. YOU CAN’T SEE THE CASSETTE LABEL AND SONG LIST WHILE LISTENING, so you can’t skip around and find cuts. Wasn’t that part of the cassette ritual? Integration with iTunes album artwork would be nice too.

There are other niggles like the cassette creation process that involve too much repetition. You have to be sure the cassette is the right length, otherwise it won’t hold all the tracks you transfer from iTunes. But overall, once I figured out how obsessive the designer was with the subtle controls and analog world view, I was able to do what I wanted.

Taylor McC. ,


I have to say you did a FANTASTIC JOB. Ive never seen this much detail put into an app. I could go on forever😀. I would love to see a vinyl record player add-on option. In the video tutorial, could u put a circle where to tap to show and hide the cassette deck, same with the remote. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

alex zulkarnin ,

Nakano best simulation

This is almost exactly like real cassette deck. Very impressive, I hope you make a simulation of reel to reel also, and some other cassette decks.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you very much ) and the work is started a week ago already. It is planned to make a line of such apps. We'll post some updates about it on our twitter. All the best!


Denis Isakov
98.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Denis Isakov 2017


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