WNAMM10: iSample iPhone App From Way Out Ware

Nice use of the multi-touch interface      22/01/10

No flash plug

3:19 mins

Way Out Ware are the folks that brought us the TimeWarp 2600, a virtual Arp 2600 and kickAxxe which by all accounts were quite the thing. 

This time at NAMM, developer Jim Heinz, was toting his latest app in the form of iSample, an iPhone app with some serious sampling and sequencing capabilities.


  • 6 separate sampler engines that can record and playback and loop samples up to 30 seconds in length.
  • WiFi Sharing that allow you to upload and download samples using a clean and powerful web browser based interface.
  • Easily accessible tempo management with a Tap feature.
  • Sample trimming with pinch to zoom, two finger scrolling and scrubbing.
  • Tempo based sample length quantization.
  • Graphical Looper screen that allow you to position samples dynamically while looping.
  • 6-channel Mixer.
  • Delay and Reverb effects.
  • Pattern sequencer with 12 stored patterns.
  • Song mode that allows you to chain patterns together to create songs.
  • Ergonomically designed for the iPhone or iPod touch screen.
  • Even large fingers can play easily.
  • Unique multi-touch recording makes for very fast and accurate mutiple sample captures and accurate slicing of sounds.
  • Record lock feature allows you to create longer recordings without touching the pads.
  • 6 sample pads with direct to file recording.
  • Very fast response to pad touches.
  • Up to 6 samples can be played at the same time.
  • Banks of pads can be saved and loaded.
Pricing and Availability
 $9.99 from the iTunes App store


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4 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
mysticradio    Said...

truthfully......... i think making these APPS or iphone seems to be a STALL or excuse for not making new products.........like... OH WE DONT HAVE ANYTHING COMING THIS YEAR..... lets make an iphone app. useless. I find after using something once or twice on my iphone......it never reallly gets used again..........i dont even buy apps anymore.......its just a way of making you broke...... $4.99 at a time.

24-Jan-10 09:40 PM

Dolphono    Said...

Why can't they (all music apps manufacturers) develop programs like that for the computer? How come the pocket computer (iPhone) get so much love?

25-Jan-10 06:14 PM

Velocipede    Said...

Maybe developers are making iPhone apps because they sell well and allow them to stay in business.

26-Jan-10 03:44 AM

Scott Schmidt    Said...

I don't know about you guys but I bought this, and found it to be quite fun, especially when you import your own samples and start chopping them up. I wish there were more effects, and a way to put effects only on certain tracks.

27-Jan-10 08:40 AM

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