Nanoloop combines sequencer, synthesizer and sampler in one package. It provides all functions for creating electronic music from scratch.
- Easy to use sequencer, suitable for rhythm and melody
- Automatisation of all parameters
- 8 channels, each can be synth or sampler
- 8 patterns per channel
- Sample via microphone
- Polyphonic FM-, PWM- and noise synth
- Song editor with loop function
- Send and receive projects via e-mail
- WAV export
- Sharing projects and audio in file sharing apps like Dropbox is possible when these apps are installed.
- MIDI sync with other devices
Nanoloop's FM synth offers a maximum of flexibility within a small set of parameters. It comes with a stereo modulator detune effect and covers the typical clean bells and Rhodes-like sounds, spheric pads, thick beats and basses.
The stepsequencer visualises the rhythmic structure in a compact 4x4 square matrix, making it very easy to lay out patterns.
Besides A/D envelope, loop function, start offset, tune and fine tune, the puristic sampler comes without effects. You can record up to 6 seconds via microphone or copy samples via iTunes.
With nanoloop for iPhone, you can send your saved projects to other nanoloop users and your own PC via e-mail. If nanoloop is installed on the recipient's iPhone / iPod, she/he can simply tap on the file name in the received e-mail to start nanoloop and import the attached file so that it is available for editing. This makes collaboration very easy, multiple users around the world can work on the same project by simply e-mailing the file.
Songs can be exported to a WAV file that is accessible via iTunes (simply drag & drop files in finder). The exported file is also copied to the clipboard so that it can be pasted in other apps that support pasting audio. If a file sharing app like Dropbox is installed, you can upload the file there.
More information can be found at the nanoloop website: www.nanoloop.com
Fixed issues with speaker volume and bluetooth headphones / speakers.
Better separation of touch vs movement.
Ratings and Reviews
Nanoloop is a brilliant chip tunes/minimalist music app! For chiptunes I’ve been using LSDJ for the gameboy and MSSIAH for the C64 and nanoloop on the iPhone is a formidable companion. It is capable of excellent lofi sampling and sample manipulation, Simple FM synthesis ,Simple pulse wave based sounds, 8 and 16-Bit noise etc. but the real power comes from the sequencer, essentially you modulate every parameter per step which is very similar to the unparalleled Elektron sequencers! In fact I’m currently running it though my octatrack for sampling and processing. The possibilities are endless and the UI is genius. If you are already into or curious about creating chiptune/lofi music this app is a no brainer! It’s incredibly fun and I couldn’t recommend it more!
My favorite music app!
This thing is so much fun, I was so sad to see the sample recording feature broken with OS updates but looks like they updated to fix it, YAY!!! A little bug exists where when I first open it, it comes out of the earphone rather than the speaker. Thanks for not forgetting us!
Update: New version seems to have fixed everything and is a delight. This is likely my favorite app for mobile music creativity. Couldn’t possibly recommend this enough, not just for chiptune stuff, the sampler is in a world of it’s own!!
Ultra Minimal // Maximal Results
From every angle Nanoloop is a slam-dunk of minimal beauty (genius UI) and unlimited potential (user samples x brilliant sequencing capability).
There's a small learning curve to get acquainted with the concept and navigation preceding an absolutely lovely Nanoloop workflow.
Whether creating with the apps internal synthesis or imported samples (or a combination of both) exact ideas can be executed and in addition I've never experienced more natural innovation and happy accidental "lightning in a bottle" moments as when using Nanoloop (and I currently own almost every iOS sequencer there is).
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.