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NanoStudio for iPad inbound

There are some seriously powerful music creation apps making their way to the iPad within the next month or two. The first isn't even available for the iPhone at present, it's been submitted to Apple and should be available very soon. NanoStudio by Blip Interactive Limited 'takes mobile music to a new level', the video demonstration found on Blip's website (seen above) certainly backs up that claim. Be sure to watch the entire video, not only does the demonstration song build into a satisfying track, but the last few seconds include a preview of some of NanoStudio's features including the Eden synth, TRG-16 trigger pads and sequencer.

When asked about an iPad version Blip replied, "Hopefully the app will work straight away on iPad in compatibility mode, but I realise this isn't what you're asking. I think a proper iPad version will be inevitable - making music is one of the application areas where I can totally get the point of the iPad. To do it justice the UI would need a rethink in some areas. It'd be much more useful to have a view where the sequencer's event editor can be seen alongside the keyboard, or a dual instrument view so you can perform on two different instruments at the same time." ... "When I started the development the iPad didn't exist - when it came out I had to make the tough decision not to derail the iPhone development. I'd love to know what the market share is - obviously, there are a lot more iPhones out there than iPads, but on the other side, more iPad owners are looking for apps like this."

So there you have it, NanoStudio for iPhone and iPod Touch will be available very shortly and the iPad version shouldn't be too far behind.

When we refer to the iPad as revolution in the creative arts it's apps like NanoStudio that we believe will be at the forefront of that revolution.

Many thanks for the heads up from Palm Sounds. If you like your music apps be sure to follow Palm Sounds on Twitter.

Further reading:   The iPad, a revolution in the creative arts   •   We want our iPad Jean Michel Jarre synth app, not excuses!   •   iELECTRIBE update adds much requested export options

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This is an absolutely amazing app. I've been using Propellerheads' Reason for years, and this app reminds me of its early days - but it even has some capabilities Reason had not (sampling and resampling) until very recently.

Nano Studio looks/works great on the iPad, even if you are in "2X" mode on it. I can't wait to see what this talented author will do with a full blown iPad version in the future.

Musicians who want to compose with ease, familiar conventions and well thought out workflow in an IOS device should buy this app.

August 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

very nice apps

August 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteriphone

This app works just fine in an iPad, and in fact, probably better because you have practically full size piano keys.

You find yourself switching back and forth between a couple of screens, so maybe a slightly better GUI would be possible given all the real estate of an iPad, but after an hour or so playing with it I was perfectly happy with the iPhone version on my iPad.

September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVicDiesel

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