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Besides using iTunes, it is also possible to import samples directly from other apps using Sonoma Wire Works Audio/AudioPaste. Obviously you can only copy content from apps which also support AudioCopy.

Loading user samples

There are two ways to add custom samples to your Noisepad app.

One way is to use iTunes File Sharing, the other by using AudioPaste by Sonoma Wire Works.

All user samples will be listed in the organizer (SORT button) under the USER soundpack.
Add your samples to soundbanks and go.

Name your files with 12 characters maximum.

iTunes file sharing

Connect the device to your PC / Mac
Select device and navigate to the Apps tab
Select Noisepad in the File Sharing menu (scroll down to the bottom of the Apps tab)

Add your custom samples
.CAF / .WAV / .MP3/ .AIF audio files
22Khz / 44khz / 48khz, stereo / mono

As the files are being copied, Noisepad will detect them automaticly and they will appear shortly in the USER soundpack.

AudioCopy & Paste

After copying some sound content to the AudioCopy/Paste clipboard, it can be pasted to a new user sample as follows:

Open the Noisepad app
Press the SORT button (top left)
Press the AUDIOPASTE button (bottom left)
Pick sample in the AudioPaste dialog
Press PASTE button

Pasted sample will appear shortly in the USER soundpack.

Tutorial video

Noisepad v2.0 Tutorial video

It has been designed to give you the most functionality and fun without having to go through a steep learning curve. After installation you’ll find 5 preloaded soundbanks of 12 samples each, ready to start the beat making.

The onboard sequencer allows you to program up to 12 patterns on-the-fly, each with their own duration (1 – 99 bars). Switching between patterns is seamless; the sequencer makes sure the next pattern starts when the current has finished. Adjust the Beats Per Minute with precision or by tapping at the speed of the beat and add a bit of swing to make the beat feel just right.

With Noisepad you can easilly record your actions in 12 seperate patterns. Noisepad offers a number of settings which determine how samples are played. Samples are organized into sets of 12 which are called soundbanks.


Samples are organized into sets of 12 which are called soundbanks. One soundbank can be displayed at a time, where each of the 12 tap pads corresponds to the 12 samples in the displayed soundbank. While a soundbank is active, it’s samples can be triggered live by the user. When the displayed soundbank is changed, the playing samples are not stopped.

Soundbanks are not fixed, they can be changed at any time or even removed altogether. The samples loaded in your Noisepad however, will never disappear. They are categorized in soundpacks, which basically represent the packs you received preinstalled or bought from the store. All custom user samples are also contained by a soundpack named user.

The built-in organizer enables you to organize the samples from the soundpacks into soundbanks. It can be opened by pressing the SORT button (top left). The organizer is split in two halfs; soundpacks on the left and soundbanks on the right. The soundpacks can not be altered (though user samples can be renamed), but the soundbanks are very dynamic. They can be created, renamed or deleted, their order can be changed by dragging and of course they can be filled with samples.

Tapping a soundpack or bank will expand or collapse it. Samples can be dragged from a soundpack to any position of a soundbank, or directly to a tap pad of the current soundbank. Each sample can be added to any number of soundbanks, but not twice to the same soundbank.

Sample settings

Noisepad offers a number of settings which determine how samples are played.

The sample settings controls are displayed by pressing the SMP button (top right). The following controls will appear.


Enable/disable CUT mode. When enabled, each sample triggered by the user will stop all other samples triggered by the user.


Enable/disable HOLD mode. When enabled, releasing a tap pad will stop the sample.


Enable/disable sample VOLUME mode. When enabled; adjust volume for individual samples.


Enable/disable MUTE mode. When enabled, the light of each tap pad is on if the sample is not muted. Pressing a tap pad will mute/unmute that sample.


Enable/disable SOLO mode. When enabled, the light of each tap pad is on if the sample is not muted. Pressing a tap pad will mute all other samples, effectively giving that sample a solo performance. Pressing the same tap pad again will unmute all samples. When a sample is playing solo, other samples can be unmuted by switching to MUTE mode.


not yet implemented.


With Noisepad you can easilly record your actions in 12 seperate patterns. To open the sequencer controls, press the SEQ btn (top right). The following controls will appear:


Start/stop playback of the current selected pattern.


Enable/disable recording. While recording each tap pad press is quantized to the beat and stored on the current pattern.


Enable/disable the metronome. Indicates the beat for recording.


Enable/disable the effect panels for the pattern. Effects always apply to samples triggered by the user.


Enable/disable pattern selection mode. When enabled, use tap pads to select a pattern.


Enable/disable erase mode. When enabled, pressing a tap pad will erase all pattern events for that sample on the current pattern. Pressing a tap pad while both pattern and erase mode are enabled will erase the entire pattern associated with that tap pad.

Rhythm settings

The rhythm settings apply to all patterns. Any changes made to it will also apply to all patterns. The reason for this is that the sequencer was designed to seamlessly flow between the patterns, creating music that sounds as a whole.


Sets the rhythm screen to BPM mode.


Tap on the beat to adjust the BPM.


Info display: current mode or current bar. Use the +/- to alter the BPM / bars / swing.


Sets the rhythm screen to BARS mode.


sets the rhythm screen to SWING mode.


To record a pattern, select the pattern you want to record in using PATTERN mode. Set the BPM to the tempo you wish to record in, enable the METRONOME and press RECORD. You will now hear the metronome sound on the beat. When RECORD is pressed while the sequencer is not playing, it will first play a pre-bar before starting with the first bar. The pre-bar is meant to give you a moment to adjust to the beat.

Every tap pad you press will trigger the corresponding sample and this trigger will be quantized to the beat and saved in the current pattern. Basically every button you press is remembered and reproduced as the pattern runs over and over again. If you’re not happy with the recording it is easy to remove it. Enable ERASE mode and press the tap pad of the sample you want to erase. All triggers (or pattern events) will be removed for this sample on the current pattern. Congratulations, you can now record a pattern!

Currently only tap pad events are recorded. Other changes like the effects or volume are not recorded. These were designed for live usage while the patterns are playing.

There is one more thing to mention; the effect of the CUT and HOLD modes on pattern recording. When CUT is enabled, all playing samples which are not triggered by a pattern are stopped when you tap another sample. These stop events are also recorded. For HOLD this is pretty much the same. When HOLD is enabled, the sample will stop playing as soon as the tap pad is released. This stop event is also recorded. If this concept is hard to grasp, play around with it. It is easier than it sounds.

Upload custom samples

Use file sharing in iTunes for custom samples .caf / .wav / .mp3 / .aif 22khz / 44khz / 48khz stereo/mono

In-app purchase

Buy Sound Packs from various artists / producers for a very decent price

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