The sampler screen shows the sample wave form, five faders and a file menu.
Copy & Paste
In the upper right of the sample view, there is an icon for copy & paste:
Tapping here shows / hides the clipboard menu:
Here you can copy / paste samples between channels and also from / to other apps.
Nanoloop uses the iPhone's standard UIPasteboard for audio.
Bit depths of 8 and 16 bit at sample rates of 8, 22.05 and 44.1 KHz are supported. 48 KHz is not supported yet and will be interpreted as 44.1 KHz. 32bit / float is not supported yet and will load as empty sample.
Sample Import / Export
and copy / paste from / to other apps, samples can also be imported / exported via iTunes:
- Select your device in iTunes.
- Selec the "apps" tab.
- Scroll down to the "file sharing" section.
- Select "nanoloop".
Now you should see the nanoloop documents folder with a mixed list of .nan projects and .wav samples. To import/export samples, simply drag & drop files from/to the finder.
File sharing is only available with iOS 3.2. If you use an older version (1st gen iTouch), you can import samples from your PC with the online sample import tool at www.nanoloop.com.
Start from an offset in the sample, indicated by a green line in the wave form.
Loop length, indicated by a red line in the wave form.
The parameter marked with a "+" (d
by default) can also be controlled stepwise in the sequencer. To select a different parameter for use in the sequencer, triple-tap the parameter name.
Sample File Menu
Record a sample on the fly. Interrupts playback and opens a separate recording screen.
Load a sample from memory.
Save the current sample to memory.
Select a sample to delete.
Channel Name, Instrument Type, Bank, Octave, Channel Selection
The bottom row shows the six channels a-f. A tap selects the channel to edit.
Above the channel row, the current channel's name is shown on the left side. Double-tap to edit the name.
Next to the name, there is the sampler symbol:
Double tap to switch to synth mode.
The currently selected bank is shown as capital letter (A,B,C or D). Tap the letter to cycle through the two (or four) banks. If the selected bank is not the same as the one currently playing, the letter is shown in brackets.
The currently playing pattern/bank can be selected in the sequencer
Please note that it is not possible to assign an instrument to a specific pattern. Pattern 1-4 are bank A and share bank A's instrument.
On the right side, there is a number indicating the pattern octave. To change it, swipe up/down.