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WerkBench is one of the fastest sampling workflows on the planet. All controls are immediately accessible, musical, and fun!

At the heart of WerkBench are two step sequencers that can sample sounds directly into rhythms and then warp those sounds with synthesizer type controls and high-quality audio effects.

The concept is simple and powerful. You will be making awesome music in seconds!

Check out the videos on our website to get a better sense of what is happening here: www.bolasol.com/werkbench

WerkBench features:

--"Fancy Controls" (pitch, lowpass filters, highpass filters, envelopes, and more!)

--Edit the level, pitch, pan, low-pass filter, high-pass filter, envelope attack & decay, echo send, reverb send, and bit crusher effects independently for each of the 128 steps!

--All of these settings can be: performed and recorded in real-time, randomized, or programmed on the sequencer grids.

--Individual sequences can have arbitrary start and end points (they can even run backwards and be any length up to 16 steps)

--Chain sequences to build longer loops (1 - 128 steps!).

--Modeled tape echo for spacey effects with a sweet real-time visualizer, tempo sync, and free running modes.

--Reverb with fully sweep-able controls for decay, color (tone), and mix.

--Save and load loops or whole sessions of 8 patterns.

--Share loops between devices easily via airdrop, iTunes, e-mail, etc.

--Import wav files to chop up with our editor (the editor also works as a granular synthesizer!!)

--Export loops and recordings via Audio Copy, iTunes file sharing, and email.

--MIDI sync and MIDI note modes. Each of the 128 steps can be triggered on its own MIDI note.

--User-programable scales per side.

We hope you love it!

What's New

Version 3.1.0

**We added Ableton Link and Kymatica AudioShare support!**
-Ableton Link's technology let's you easily sync WerkBench with other apps and the rest of your studio. No computer or additional software required, It just works. It's amazing. Thanks Ableton.
-AudioShare support allows easy transfer between WerkBench and the popular audio editing/managing app AudioShare by Kymatica. WerkBench can now open all types of audio files into the importer.

**We implemented a better 'initialize' option**
Previously, there was no way to start over completely from scratch. Now you can choose 'New session' via the folder button.

**We implemented a better AudioBus control panel**
-Brought back the play toggle.
-Added a record button. Now you can temporarily disarm recording while working on sounds in another app and then re-arm your steps without having to switch back to WerkBench. Saves you some clicks!

**We fixed some things!**
-Step editing knobs now default to sensible values and are easier to control.
-Some buttons were hard to tap.
-Got rid of a click that would happen in the envelope with long low sounds.
-Saved loops now recall their first and last step correctly.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

GAZ would love this 1!!!!


$ well spent! This combo sampler looper has a very powerful set of features packed into its one panel interface. Running on a ipad air1 it has not crashed once. Rock solid. Ability to import sounds and cut out clips is awesome. Imported a buncha iMS20 sounds to mess with. Filters sound real dirty and nasty. Delay is also very flex.
Super intuitive to get weird polyrhythms and non trad beats running and evolving. Saving sound sets and then switching on the fly works great. Have not yet tried using with a dedicated ipad audio/midi interface. As far as midi, I am unclear how and what can be controlled. Apparently the developer is good about answering questions... Compared to loopy, Werkbench is immediately more gratifying especially for rhythmic stuff.

Sampling, fun again!

Chinchilla Wafers

Been using this app for the last year and love it. The sampling is painless, and instant. You can fill up the 16 steps in the time it takes to make 16 sounds. The stuff you can make reminds me of weird little tape loops from the 60s, like the Radiophonic workshop or Simon & Garfunkel's"Cecilia".

One really special thing that makes the loops interesting, is how easy it is to make variations of samples for the different beats, rather than replaying the same sample over and over. You can make each one a little different, and it sounds different and less robotic than just using one sample over and over.

Solid performance for me on ipad air ios8.3. Hasn't crashed once.

Edit: Outstanding update to v3.0. Automation works great, scales for the pitch work a treat, nice look to the controls. Like the reverb and crush. No issues, on ipad air ios 10.3

Feature-packed Simplicity


This app is just fantastic! Very well designed and thought out, you'll be making fun grooves in no time. Any style of music can be created / performed with this excellent sampler-sequencer. With overdub mode, you can layer on top of your existing samples and really compose some sweet stuff. Save your songs, copy & paste samples and entire patterns...Worth every penny!


Bolasol, Inc.
40.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Bolasol, Inc.


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