Samplr – Review

SAMPLR

Developed by: Marcos Alonso

Available in the iTunes App Store HERE!

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Samplr is a uniquely designed and powerful audio manipulation app no iDevice should be without.
A super cool and fun way to control waveforms by touch, in a diverse collection of playing modes.
Samplr does a superb job with the gesture and touch controls leaving no impressions of it being anything short of brilliant.

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This is just such a fun and powerful app. To start off, there’s nice presets to choose from that are a great way to begin with familiarizing oneself with the intuitive controls. Of course no sampler would be worth anything if you couldn’t easily bring in and record your own sounds.
Samplr is fully ready for you to explore and get creative while also being very enjoyable. AudioCopy/Paste and Audiobus – Input & Output compatibility opens the best doors to stroll on in hassle free.

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Designed for use in live performances, Sampler offers 6 slots for you to place samples in. Play all six simultaneously while manipulating one in real time. Each slot can be independently paused and started again with a quick tap of the slot it’s in which is visible on bottom of the screen at all times. There’s no getting lost here. With 7 different play modes, each assignable in any order to the samples, there an awful lot of possibilities.

Click here for details, features, & tutorials. to be directed to developer Marcos Alonso’s web site.

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Features at a glance:
The seven play modes are: Slicer, Looper, Bow, Tape, Scratch, Keyboard, and Loop Player.
That’s a pretty nice variety of tools to twist up samples.
Plus, Samplr has 5 global FX that also can be worked in real time. Filter, Delay,
Amplitude-Modulation, Reverb, and Distortion effects are at your fingertips.
A sweet gesture recorder allows custom movements to continue while moving on to another sample bank.
Easily record and resample. Keep the flow going with Background Audio included.

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Samplr has quickly become my favorite for all my sampling uses. It has everything I need to do everything I want to do. It’s reliable, stable, and sounds great. To me its not just a sampler but a creative and strong instrument. Samplr will suit many uses and music styles very well. I’ve not experienced any crashes or strange malfunctions at all (so far) using it with my iPads 3 & 4. It was in fact a great inspiration for my Colors Of Choices song which I made based off of this magnificent app.

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I have no reservations with recommending Samplr as a must have. Unless you really need something of a more common design, it will very likely become a new favorite.

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2 comments

  1. Yeah, that Samplr has become my go to instrument in iOS. It does everything right and is only limited by your imagination. An exemplar of touch screen playability and musicality, without having to rely on bouncing balls or a fiddly, frustrating interface. Brilliant indeed…I love Samplr.

  2. Agreed. Even when working on my iMac DAW, I will often dump a bunch of samples into Samplr, tweak them out, and record the results back into the DAW. It’s just such an intuitive, hands-on way to play with samples that it’s hard to beat. For anyone working solely within the iOS environment, it’s a must have. Stable, reliable and compares very favorably to something like the iMPC, where I had serious problems attempting to load my own samples into the app. Samplr is also great for use in a live environment, load it with a bunch of samples that you can scroll through and play with on the fly.

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