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NanoStudio 2

Music Studio for iOS by Blip Interactive
Mixer Song Editor Obsidian Synth 1 Obsidian Synth 2 Slate Drum Pad MIDI Editor Automation Editor Sample Editor Sound Pack IAP Mixer Effects Chain Effects
NanoStudio 2 by Blip Interactive is an Audio Plugin Host and a Mobile Audio App and a Standalone Application for iOS. It functions as a Standalone Application. It can host Audio Units Plugins.
System Requirements
Any iPad, iPad Pro, iPhone or iPod running iOS 11.x or later
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Sample Formats
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NanoStudio 2 is a mobile music production environment for synthesis, sampling, arranging, editing and mixing. It's a complete in-the-box solution, enabling you to develop your initial musical ideas right through to a final master with an intuitive workflow.

NanoStudio 2 is a host for AUv3 plugins but also functions well as a self-contained app, providing a versatile synth with multiple synthesis methods, a drum pad sampler and many built-in effects including a compressor, look-ahead limiter, reverb, EQ with spectrum analyzer, chorus, phaser and waveshaper. Everything is heavily optimized to make large and complex projects possible.

Song arrangement and editing:

  • Tempo and time signature tracks, with ability to ramp tempo.
  • Arbitrary track grouping/nesting, track lanes and no limit on the number of tracks.
  • Comprehensive song, MIDI and automation editors with full undo/redo.
  • Real-time note, controller and automation recording with optional real-time quantize.
  • Editing functions include delete, split, join, duplicate, draw, transpose, clean and quantize.
  • MIDI file import/export of selection (file types 0 and 1) with full support for tempo/time signature tracks.
  • Event timing typically within 4 samples.

Mixer and effects:

  • Arbitrary track grouping/nesting and no limit on the number of tracks.
  • All tracks have an audio and MIDI effect insert chain with no limit on the number of effects.
  • Effect chains support Audio Unit (AUv3) audio and MIDI effects.
  • Send/return connections between tracks for audio and/or MIDI.
  • Channels, sends and effects are all fully latency compensated.
  • Automation of track/send volume/pan and effect parameters with MIDI learn.
  • Effects include algorithmic reverb, sidechain compressor/expander, look-ahead limiter, EQ with spectrum analysis, delay, waveshaper, exciter, chorus, flanger and phaser.
  • Offline mixdown up to 32-bit @ 96kHz with options for exporting track stems and song regions.

Sampling and sample editing:

  • Record samples using internal mic or external device - multiple audio hardware channels supported.
  • Song can be monitored as you record.
  • Efficiently edit samples up to 2 hours long.
  • Editing functions include volume fades, trim, reverse, DC offset remove, copy, paste and duplicate with full undo/redo.
  • Snap to grid based upon sample, song or manually entered tempo.
  • Editing of sample sustain loop.

Obsidian (synth):

  • 3 oscillator 32 note polyphonic synth with stereo voices.
  • Each oscillator can use 7 different types of synthesis: Analogue, Wavetable, Phase Distortion, FM, Multi-Saw, Shaped Noise or Multi-samples.
  • 18 filter types including resonant analogue, clean digital, comb and formant.
  • An innovative spectral loop mode for samples.
  • Configurable modulation provided by 5 envelopes, 5 LFOs and 10 macro controllers.
  • Effects chain with a reverb, delay and chorus/flanger/phaser.
  • 300+ Factory patches.

Slate (drum pad sampler):

  • 32 pads with 4 internal effects buses and a final master output bus with limiter.
  • Each pad can use up to 3 split or layered samples and has its own filter, waveshaper, envelopes and voice grouping options.
  • 500+ factory samples ranging from multi-sampled acoustic drums through to electronic percussion and effects, arranged into 50+ kits.

AU instrument:

  • Allows you to host an Audio Unit instrument just like an internal instrument.
  • Full browsing/search of all Audio Unit factory patches.
  • Acts as a central librarian for all your AU user patches, with tag attributes and text search.
  • Supports automation, including real-time recording.

External MIDI instrument:

  • Sends track MIDI to an external hardware or software MIDI instrument.
  • Supports automation, including real-time recording.


  • File sharing with the iOS Files app, Dropbox, AudioShare, iTunes File Sharing, Email, import from your iTunes music library and a built-in WebDAV server.
  • Audiobus and Ableton Link support.
  • Hosts Audio Unit (AUv3) instruments, audio effects and MIDI effects.
  • External hardware audio/MIDI devices with multiple audio I/O channels.
  • Supports Bluetooth MIDI controllers.

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