Samplr - Touch the Music
By Marcos Alonso
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Samplr allows you to make music and play with sound in a new and intuitive way by touching the waveform on the screen with your fingers. Explore the sounds melody and texture using the different play modes and create your music compositions with the gesture recorder.
"The results are immediately impressive. Samplr's seven multi-touch play modes each offer different approaches, all of which are useful and genuinely musical [...] Samplr is a must-have." - Future Music Magazine
"It may come closest to transforming your iPad into a touchable sonic slate." - Peter Kirn, Create Digital Music
"I absolutely love this - This is a wonderful app for playing and manipulating samples. It's a great user interface. It is fun, powerful, unique and the developer is committed to delivering all the elements that put it on top! Bravo and a job well done." - Jordan Rudess
The sound at your fingertips.
With an interface designed for live performance, Samplr gives the musician quick and precise access to all the instrument functionality at any time. Unlike other apps that try to recreate real life instruments or interaction concepts from traditional computers Samplr was designed from the very beginning for Multi-Touch devices.
• 8 different play modes: Slicer, Looper, E-bow, Tape, Scratch, Arpeggiator, Keyboard and Loop Player.
• 6 simultaneous samples (with 8 voices each).
• 5 sound effects per sample: Distortion, Filter, Amplitude Modulator, Feedback Delay and Reverb.
• Audio input recording and resampling.
• Background Audio to play along other instruments.
• Ready to use sample library.
• User manual.
• WAV and AIFF files supported.
• MIDI Sync input.
• Audiobus Input and Output.
• Dropbox import.
• Sonoma AudioCopy and AudioPaste.
• Export to AudioShare.
Learn more and see it in action at: www.samplr.net
What's New in Version 1.3
• New play mode: Arpeggiator
• MIDI Sync Input
• Recording overdub
• Dropbox import
• Tap Tempo
• Global Play/Stop
• New loops by Carles López.
• iOS 7 support
• 8 voices per sample
• "Open in..." for audio files
• Export to AudioShare
• Latest Audiobus
• Mono audio recordings on iOS 7
• Audio engine crashes
Great app, just a couple things....
Great app, definitely didn't have anything like it in my toolbox. Djay2 and traktor has some nice touch features for triggering sound but this take it to another level. I didn't have any issues importing sounds from my Dropbox as some reviewers reported, just guessing maybe they tried to import the wrong file type ? Idk. Anyway if anything I'd like to be able to truncate and trim samples within the app and maybe an overall eq and to be able to hear or audition samples already in my sampler library. Being able to load mp3 files would be great too. That's pretty much it.
Maybe when in the keyboard mode being able to trigger sounds with a midi keyboard controller ?
Otherwise great app, very innovative music making tool.
Hard to believe!!
This app is a revelation - a stunning example of possibilities unimagined only a few years ago. Only a few years ago, we could barely fantasize the kinds of functions and features made so easy and immediately accessible here.
Samplr is not for disco boys, robot DJs and wanna-be rock stars. There are plenty of apps for people who like to have machines compose and perform their music for them? Samplr is not really good for that kind of thing. It is, however, a giant leap forward for people willing to go to the edge of electronic music possibilities and maybe even jump over it.
It's worth 100 times the price for those with the imagination it requires to fully exploit its vast capabilities.
This is one of the driving reasons I purchased an ipad, so apple, say thanks to Alonso. Great app, one of the smoothest flowing that I've seen, great interface (dark colors are easy on the eyes, and battery). I would love to see more updates, and more involvement in the forum, but I understand the nature of life and the creative process and can respect where it's at now. So much potential for creativity, and with a few more updates and features this will evolve into something which must be experienced to be believed. The possibility is there for so much new sound manipulation and creation. Please keep the updates coming and listen to the advice on the forums Alonso.