Welcome to the manual for iSample 2.0 for iPhone from Way Out Ware, Inc. iSample 2.0 for iPhone is a powerful yet easy to use pocket Sampler/Looper/Beat Sequencer.
iSample 2.0 has several parts that are controlled by the touch interface. First it contains 6 independent sampler engines. These engines are capable of playing samples, recording samples up to 30 seconds long, trimming start and end points, and playing the trimmed samples at quantized lengths. In addition to the sampler engines, there is a pattern sequencer that has 12 separate pattern buffers, and a song manager that allows you to chain your patterns together to create a song. There is also a tempo control that allows you to control the rate that the pattern sequences run at, and also controls the quantized lengths that the samples are set to.
iSample also includes a mini WIFI web server that allows you to download samples from the device and also to upload your own samples in either .wav, .aif, or .caf format to any of the 6 sampler engines. These samples will be truncated to 30 seconds if they are longer.
In this manual I will describe each of the sections of iSample 2.0 starting with the Control bar at the top of the screen and proceeding through each of the screens that iSample provides to control it's operation.
The Bits and Pieces
iSample 2.0 is made up of several parts that operate together to enable you to play the 6 sampler engines in different ways in the pursuit of whatever sonic ideas you are trying to make.
The main parts of iSample are listed below and detailed descriptions of their use is described in the linked web pages.
The Control Bar occupies the upper part of the display on all iSample screen modes. This area provides quick access to loading and saving of iSample sessions as well as quick access to the WIFI Sharing and Tempo controls.
Click here for detailed information about the Control Bar and items contained in it.
The Pads Screen
The Pads Screen provides direct controls over the playback of iSample's 6 sampler engines. It also provides access to the Mixer and Song Mode screens. Also, in the lower right corner there is a quick access button that takes you back to the last edit screen you were on.
The Seq. Play button allows you to control the song/pattern sequencer playback.
The Pads Screen also provides access to iSample's multi-touch recording feature.
Click here to learn more about the pads screen.
The Editor Screen
The Editor Screen allows you set the start and end points of the samples in the 6 sampler buffers. It also allows you to control the length of the samples relative to the tempo by using the length quantize feature.
Click here to learn more about the Editor Screen.
The Looper Screen
The Looper Screen allows you to view the operation of iSample's 6 sampler engines graphically on the screen. This screen also allows you to position the start point of a sample.
Click here to learn more about the Looper Screen.
The Mixer Screen
The Mixer Screen allows you to set the volume of each of the samplers and also to apply effects to the master output.
Click here to learn more about the Mixer Screen.
The Pattern Screen
The Pattern Screen provides an interface to the 12 pattern buffers that are part of the iSample Beat Sequencer unit. You can use single touch and touch-drag gestures to draw patterns on the screen. You can select the desired pattern buffer by clicking the pattern in lower portion of the screen.
Click here to learn more about the Pattern Screen.
The Song Screen
The Song Screen provides a way to chain together patterns from the iSample Beat Sequencer pattern buffers in order to create a song.
Click here to learn more about the Song Screen.