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Nanoloop [iPhone, Sound]

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Originally developed for Game Boy, Nanoloop music sequencer, synthesizer and sampler by Oliver Wittchow is now available for the iPhone/iPod Touch.

First released in 1999, Nanoloop for the gameboy has attracted a great following and even though the gameboy may be out of date today the device is still used to compose and manipulate loops thanks to Oliver’s nanoloop app (see video below). The latest Version 2.3 will also work on Game Boy Advance (including GBA, GBA SP, GB micro, DS, DS lite). The new iPhone version follows the same basic structure and design concept of the original Game Boy version but has been fully optimised for the iPhone.

Nanoloop for iPhone combines sequencer, synthesizer and sampler in one package. Features include:

– Clear, minimalistic graphical interface
– Pattern-based stepsequencer
– 6 channels, each can be synth or sampler
– Song editor with loop function
– Synthesizer with envelope, filter, lfo and other parameters
– Save function
– Send and receive projects via e-mail, using the iPhone’s e-mail program

The simple but powerful synthesizer allows to create a great bandwidth of sounds, including beats, noises, basses and pads. Samples can be recorded via microphone (iPhone only), headset microphone (iPhone, iPod touch 2nd gen only) and from nanoloop’s own sound output. With nanoloop, you can send your saved projects via e-mail. If nanoloop is installed on the recipient’s iPhone / iPod, she/he can simply tap on the file name to start nanoloop and import the attached file. This way, multiple users can work on the same project by simply e-mailing the file back and forth.

I have only had few minutes to play this morning and I am very impressed. The UI is consistent, clean and overall feel of the app is fantastic. Nothing is there that shouldn’t be there, just a pure focus on the task at hand, making music.

Platform: iPhone
Version: 1.0
Cost: $8.99
Developer: Oliver Wittchow

UPDATE 22.02.2010: Oliver was very kind to send us 5 promocodes to share with our readers. If you would like one, please leave a comment below and we’ll random pick 5 lucky winners later today.

10 of 12 tutorials on how to use Nanoloop on gameboy. See them all here.

  • Wow, pricey, but does look like another great sound-toy!

  • Dinsmoor

    Definitely looks like an amazing application. Unfortunately the price is way out of my range. If this app ever goes on sale it looks like a definite purchase.

  • compo going down =)

    http://mp3death.us/diplodocus2/

  • vonMarientreu

    Wow great stuff

  • nice one

  • Oh, that looks awesome (as usual)… sign me up please! :)

  • I'd be happy if I got a promocode :)

  • Wow! Yes, please

  • bebleep

    loved it on the gameboy, want one!

  • Mark Boyce

    fantastic

  • kimasendorf

    looks pretty interesting. would like to try it! regards

  • JJ

    Looks lovely. Perhaps the first iPhone music app to offer such power without making compromises in the UI that make it feel crowded, awkward or unintuitive?

  • Very nice!

  • This looks great. I always had a difficult time wrapping my head around LsDJ. This looks more my speed :)

  • This could be the sound app I'm looking for. I've got the original Gameboy, but never heard of this app though…

  • great! <3 gameboy!

  • great! <3 gameboy!

  • This looks awesome, though the price is a bit high, relatively. I wonder if there should be some sort of pricing agreement between iPhone OS developers to slow start changing our pricing expectations. It's not enough to depend on volume-sales.

  • This looks awesome, though the price is a bit high, relatively. I wonder if there should be some sort of pricing agreement between iPhone OS developers to slow start changing our pricing expectations. It's not enough to depend on volume-sales.

  • The original suffered a little from being fiddly but was well worth it once you got used to it. The email sharing idea is brilliant, surprising more apps dont use this…

  • The original suffered a little from being fiddly but was well worth it once you got used to it. The email sharing idea is brilliant, surprising more apps dont use this…

  • thevillageorchestra

    excellent app on the gameboy, has a nice unique feel to it. good to see the port.

  • thevillageorchestra

    excellent app on the gameboy, has a nice unique feel to it. good to see the port.

  • Sinan Vural

    Nanoloop
    Nonalaap
    Poolanon
    Lapanoon

    One more for the random pick

  • Bill Morgan

    Sounds terrific. I'd love to check it out.

  • Yes please, me too!

  • Definitely been eyeing this one.

  • anton

    Pricey but probably nicey. Count me in!

  • one5th

    Look like a solid app! Would definitely love to mess around with it.

  • i'd love to check it out as well!

  • I can haz nanoloop promododez.

  • you know I want it bad!

  • I wants the precious!

  • Yes, I want one of this!

  • kinlog

    Yeah, I want some!

  • Barryl Hotbox

    i'd love to get in on this too pretty please?

  • antoniopassaro

    PROMO CODE 4 MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Toastedtoast

    Looks great, sounds great and seems like a hell lot of features!
    Absolutely WANT TO HAVE!

  • Oh yeah, I need a code for this great piece of code. Please :)

  • Nate

    Looks amazing! This would come in hand for some research at school.

  • WilhelmR

    Retro bitly music awesomeness :)

    Love when quality apps like this are released for the iPhone/iPt, lots of options and fun stuff to do :D

    I want it!

  • oh man – looks great – simple with huge potential! sign me up for the drawing, please!

  • Ok, random.org picked the following: Mark Boyce, Greg Little, Ruaridh Law, Sinan Vural and one5th. Congrats + codes are on their way!

  • progosk

    erm, Filip, is there still going to be a pick for Colorbind?

  • Mark Boyce

    Thanks.

  • antoniopassaro

    Promo code for Antonio Passaro PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  • Yo! Love it very much! Hope to be lucky!

  • No, sorry. My mistake for adding it to the post and then doing a quick giveaway on Twitter. Some confusion as my 5 month old was seeking attention in the background =] There will be more soon I hope..