Flip is a sample-based mobile music studio that was designed for a fast and intuitive work flow. Import your own sounds via AirDrop or the Files app, or record sounds directly with your device's microphone or a connected iOS interface. As soon as you record a sound it’s available to be played on drum pads as well as being mapped across a keyboard. Sounds can be subtly shaped or entirely transformed using the built-in effects and easy-to-use editing tools.
You can record a quantized or unquantized performance on the pads or keyboard. There is also a full piano roll where you can enter and edit notes and velocities.
Record knob movements or draw automation by hand to bring even more life to your sounds. Every automation lane can also have its own independent length, for polymetric and generative music possibilities.
Create up to 16 different sections for your song and drag and drop them into any order to create your arrangement.
Mixing and mastering tools allow you to finish a full track without ever leaving your phone. You can export your full track, or hit the tape icon and record the live output of the app while you tweak anything on the fly. Both options allow you to capture individual track stems as well!
A performance page lets you trigger your patterns live while controlling a global filter, assignable pitch bends and reverb sends, and a random fill generator.
Artist packs are available in-app at $3.99 or less, which include original sounds and projects from Andrew Huang, Cuckoo, Chuck Sutton, Kilamanzego, Pusher, and more on the way all the time.
- 9 track sampler
- 4 effects per track: Delay, Filter, Chorus, Bitcrush
- Graphic EQ per track
- Monophonic or up to 16-note polyphonic playback per sample
- Adjustable pitch, volume, playback direction, sample start and stop points
- 19 automatable parameters per track
- Independent lengths for each automation lane
- Automation can be recorded via knob movements or drawn by hand
- Drum pad and keyboard input
- Full piano roll with 10 octaves, note velocity, editing tools
- Randomization over sample selection for quick inspiration
- Randomization over note position to create surprising variations
- Drag-and-drop song arrangement page
- Global reverb with individual track sends
- Mixing and mastering tools
- Powerful performance features for creating instant fills, pitch shifts, reverb sends, and global low or high pass filtering
- Export full track and stems
- Live recording of performances
- Metronome with tap tempo and swing/shuffle
- Ableton Link integration for easy syncing with other devices over WiFi
- Share projects and sounds via AirDrop, email, etc.
- Undo and redo
Fun but really buggy. Fx knobs don't always stick to their automation, notes can be stretched backwards beyond their starting point, sometimes projects sound different after you close and reopen them. On one project, after working a few hours, the pitch on one sample just shifted upwards by like a quarter of a semitone. It was fine before, now it sounds badly out of tune (on any note) and cant be fixed by adjusting or reseting the pitch bend knob or its automation. I absolutely love the concept of this app and I’m really hopeful it gets better, but right now it needs some heavy bug testing. It should be advertised as a beta honestly. Export often if you wanna save your work
Jan 07, 2021
I’ve been following this app for some time. I bought without hesitation knowing the level of community support was there. I’ve managed to make a few tracks. Initially it was fun to play around and make some beats. But further along some key frustration started to set it.Sore spots:No MIDI - not a terrible on its own, but the onscreen keyboard is un-usable for me. Would have preferred a root noted grid pad (ie Maschine MK3 or endlesss pads).The Piano roll editor is too glitchy for me. Lacks crispness and precision. Way difficult to copy / paste in precise notes.UNDO is not reliable - undoes certain actions, but not all. Seems glitchyHard to copy tracks across different instances in the song mode.I’m certain once these issues are fixed this app’s fun potential will be unlocked.LOOKING FORWARD to the updates and hope to give a more positive review here. Thanks
Jan 15, 2021
Love the app when it works. Still crashing all the time on iPhone XR when editing in sequencer.
Jan 11, 2021
Thanks you guys for all the awesome updates, you’ve created an amazing music tool. I know that with software there’s always room for improvement, but right know the app feels really mature.
Jan 14, 2021
The good: -fast and fun sampling. -Amazing GUI design. Seriously. (Outside of sometimes the piano roll. See below suggestions)What I would like to see: -AudioShare support - all my audio share samples are nowhere to be found import wise. It is just inconvenient when I already use audioshare for many other apps. Basically more import options would be nice.-Piano roll scale folding - focusing down on the piano roll would be really helpful. It would make things a touch less squashed and scrolly. Folding in general would be nice. -An option for more than 4 barsAnd/or -piano roll clock speed multiplier/divider -Auv3 support - It could be fun to run alongside some synths.I hope they do another update on this thing. Amazing thing here. I’ll check back in a month to see if there is any activity. ——-To buyers, if you want something dirt simple for ideas this is good. Don’t take my critique above too harsh. I just want the app to be even better. If it had all those things I would give 5 stars. 5 stars to me means perfect not just good.
Jan 10, 2021