SampleWiz was awarded Music Making App of the Year for 2011 by the Music Industries Association!

Capture your sonic universe!
Listen… Record… Create…

Jordan says: In creating this instrument I wanted to create something that would appeal to the sonic explorer in all of us. Creating a sampler for iOS devices has allowed us to push the boundaries of traditional sampling instruments. From playing a selection of my signature sounds on the SampleWiz keyboard (JR lead anyone?) to getting up close and personal with sounds by playing directly on the waveform screen, our mission was to blow your mind, put a smile on your face, and expand your creativity. In creating SampleWiz, we have created partnerships with leading sound developers in addition to my personally selected onboard presets.

"Inspiring! Just when you thought nothing could be new in the world of sampling, along comes SampleWiz to fire up the neurons of our creativity in new ways. I love the the new realtime interactive noises I can get by 'touching the sound'...the crazy and unique stuff you can do with it is really expressive and fresh!" - Eric Persing, Founder of Spectrasonics

"SampleWiz gets you playing instantly, and if you like to sample, there's no quicker or more fun way to go from recording to playing your own samples. Amazing controls, easy to understand yet deep enough to let you create musical voices! And it comes with a library of great sounds from Jordan Rudess. SampleWiz is a wiz if ever there was!" - David Mash, VP of Technology and Education, Berklee College of Music 

We have poured our hearts and minds into this and driven our families, bandmates, and friends insane by sampling everything that moves. I hope you enjoy this very expressive and wild music app creation!

*Choose from three different sampling modes: classic, granular, and modern.
*Classic - the traditional method of sampling where the sound will speed up and slow down as you go higher or lower than the recorded pitch.
*Granular - Wizdom Music's own take on a granular synthesis engine. Adjust grain size and speed while the entire range of notes maintain the same speed.
*Modern - explore new sampling possibilities using Dirac technology to allow formants and time to be adjusted automatically over a device-selected range.
*Up to 10 seconds per sample.
*Jordan Rudess presets from his private collection.
*Resample anything that you play on the playing surface to create all new samples derived from your existing presets!
*Three playing surface modes allow you to play on the keyboard, wave-edit screen, and the ADSR window.
*Wizdom Music's Advanced Pitch Rounding for initial attack as well as after a slide.
*Every note you play is an independent event allowing powerful, expressive control of pitch and amplitude.
*Finger vibrato effect allows you to use vibrato even when pitch lock is activated!
*Unique visuals for each sampling mode. A glow tracks your fingers and respond to the amount of amplitude of every note you play.
*Choose from many different scales and customize your own.
*Play your samples forward or reverse!
*Looping options include standard looping as well as back-and-forth looping.
*Allows trimming of samples.
*Unique visualization of the amplitude envelope on the ADSR page.
*FX include delay with a choice of tap-tempo, BPM, and seconds control over the rate.
*Have two keyboards on the screen, each with its own range and scale!
*Unique hold mode where every held note can be in a different synthesis mode!
*Share your presets with friends by mailing them as SampleWiz files or standard audio files.
*Play directly on the waveform and hear the audio that is right under your finger. Slide each finger separately in any direction to change pitch and position in the sample.
*MAPI AudioCopy/AudioPaste allows sharing of audio with top audio apps.
*Load your own audio files with iTunes file sharing.
*Onboard help screens explain every parameter. Touch the question mark to activate.

What's New

Version 1.5.2

- Updated AudioBus for iOS 9

Ratings and Reviews

Still one of the best sample apps


After many years still a most capable and enjoyable app. Wish we saw more updates or v2. Would be nice to have 2 Osc and an envelope filter would really beef up this app. Please please update or release a newer build would pay again for it

Could be better


For Aliasing and please stop putting your face or look alikes all over your apps. It is rather tacky and egocentric.

This lacks so many things a real sample app needs. Its ok for putting in words and playing wacky sounds.

Great sound design tool

Atomic Shadow

I have been looking for a sampler use in a creative way. This is it. I like to find the hidden sound within a sound and this app excels in taking a found sound to an unexpected place. It is intuitive to use and sounds really good.

The three sample playback types give you a lot of options. The regular option of changing pitch slower or faster playback is the one we are most familiar with. It works as you would expect. The granular option is great for taking a sound into nasty sounding territory. My favorite is the option called Modern. It preserves a great deal of the character of a sound for much more of the full keyboard range without turning it into a "chipmunk" sound.

There are options for control volume with the position of your fingers on the keys. It makes for some expressive playing.

The only complaints that I have is that the name sounds like it's some sort of urine testing kit and the wizard cartoon that looms up from the background is distracting while in use. There is no end to how annoying that cartoon becomes and I think it undermines the seriousness of this wonderful, creative app. I really wish there was a way to turn off this last feature.

Over all it is Fab.


Wizdom Music LLC
18.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2016 Wizdom Music


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