Nasty Looper
4.5 / 5     (17 votes)
Nasty Looper is a drum machine / groovebox offering vast possibilities.

Nasty Looper has 16 pad cells that you may load with 16 or 24-bit .wav samples, map into your MIDI Controller for further writing on the Piano Roll of your DAW. Almost Every parameter of Nasty Looper may be mapped into a MIDI Controller control, providing yourself the possibility of perform Live and Improvised sessions very quickly.

Nasty Looper has a built in Break Sequencer up to 128 steps. Whitin 128 steps you can choose any to create a silence in the current pattern sequencing build.

The last 4 Pad cells are introduced for loops. These cells can play you any loop just by configuring the beats number. (eg: 16bars = 64 beats). Here you can also tweak start and end adj, delay, and filter stepper among other controls.

It also counts with a fancy built in Synth and a Brickwall Limiter preventing clips during Live performance and comes with a demo soundbank provided by, and VIPsoundlab.

The first 12 pad cells have:
  • Reverse.
  • Mute.
  • Loop.
  • Tone / Pitch.
  • Start / End ad.
  • Low pass and High Pass filters.
  • Filter Stepper.
  • Arp Tune Stepper.
  • Pan / Volume.
  • Delay.
  • Pattern Sequencer (up to 64 steps)
  • Mix / Booth control for PFL using an external mixer
  • Configurable Choke group.
  • MIDI player for playing MIDI files.
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Nora Jul 15 2023
Jul 15 2023
I need a manual too
Mtt May 04 2022
May 04 2022
Does it have a manual? And, How to clear a pad?
John Gillespie Apr 19 2021
(5 / 5)
Apr 19 2021
This is really exciting, I won't bother pointing to what others have mentioned (resolution, file formats), instead congratulate you on a fantastic piece of software, this is gonna get sooooo much use =]
soul Dec 15 2019
Dec 15 2019
Marty Nov 14 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 14 2019
Hi. this is one of The best free apps, the compose sequence feature is awsome.My question is how do you get the looper sequence midi mapped to external controller Akai APC mini this controller has lights anyway that nasty looper can use the Akai APC mini like the "Red" light that run at the bottom triggering each beat picked up by the nasty looper sequencer.Is there a midi script.Im using ableton live 9 as my D.A.W. How to get abletons piano roll to work with nasty looped. If i can get these issues worked out im good. Thx Nov 19 2019
Nov 19 2019
hi..i am not sure what you want to do???!!!!...your message is us at ... we might have a solution once the problem is well explained! Thank You!
AM Feb 08 2019
Feb 08 2019
Looks really cool, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make it work
TOM EP Jul 14 2018
(5 / 5)
Jul 14 2018
I didn't use it yet, but I wanted to rate 5 stars #1, Just the accessibility/availability factor... That someone went out of their way to create something that was on mine and others' minds. #2. Based on what the 1st comment stated of 2 issues 1-being a large HD size, and 2-only WAVs but you replied with that you're updating these things. So, it is also great knowing this is literally within the past few months so it's new & you're an active person. When I can, I will donate. Get paid Mondays. :)
MPC King Mar 16 2018
(5 / 5)
Mar 16 2018
Thank you!
MALLCo Jan 04 2018
(4 / 5)
Jan 04 2018
When I seen this VST, I really liked it, but, when I install and tested it, I seen two grand problems that was enough to I let the VST of side. 1- Only support WAV files. 2- Is only in FULL HD (The VST size is very bigger than the laptops screens). I don't wanna depreciate the VST, I just wanna say this to developers see this and fix all that, if theses 2 things would fixed, I will download it again and I will return to use it. Great VST. ;D Apr 15 2018
Apr 15 2018
Hi...i am working on version 2 of the will be laptop screen fit OK! wont run mp3 only wav though!!!
Adam Oct 01 2018
Oct 01 2018
How about support for aif sounds? Feb 14 2019
Feb 14 2019
yes...version 2 will have that!!!
Ctho Mar 04 2016
(3 / 5)
Mar 04 2016
OI, we don't all use HD screens you know, how about a version with a smaller GUI for those of us who don't? otherwise it's next to useless
beatassisteu Mar 08 2016
Mar 08 2016
Yes I agree... next version will be smaller..anyway.. I believe that if you use more than 1024x768 will be ok!!! Yet, I agree some laptops are basic on resolution! : )
Ctho Mar 31 2016
Mar 31 2016
I'm using 1366x768, the highest my laptop screen allows, in FL Studio with it detatched to see above the DAWs GUI and it's still too big to see properly, and it's just as bad in Reaper aswell. If you made the gui halfway between 800x600 and 1024x768 then it would be useable
Marc Feb 21 2016
Feb 21 2016
How can I use patterns B, C, and D? It seems like I can only use pattern A. Feb 24 2016
Feb 24 2016
Use the up and down arrow buttons where it says "steps" or the pop up menu right at side, that shows the number of active steps selected.
Marc Feb 27 2016
Feb 27 2016
Great! Now, if I want to hear only Pattern C in a loop, how is that accomplished? Feb 29 2016
Feb 29 2016
You cant.. probably on next version.. sorry!
PunisherX Oct 07 2015
Oct 07 2015
This is really great I like it much more than FL Studios FPC. It works with my AKAI MPD26 very easy to map the samples. Still figuring out how to work the rest no one has put up a tutorial yet up on YouTube. Oct 20 2015
Oct 20 2015
You can find some handy tutorials at You just need flash plugin installed on your browser.
Ebin Bear Apr 10 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 10 2015
A hell of a lot better than a lot of the other drum programs I've tried. Anybody know how to get this working with a program like reaper though? Specifically, how do I map the pads to the piano roll? Oct 20 2015
Oct 20 2015
After mapping the pad cells to a MIDI controller, the note assinged on the controller will be the same note on the piano roll. All you need is a MIDI controller and map the pad cells.
Cesar Nova Mar 29 2015
(3 / 5)
Mar 29 2015
like it ;)
RayGarfield Mar 24 2015
(5 / 5)
Mar 24 2015
Hi there. How do I create a loop? When I press on "start engine" only the first pad (base drum) is played. All the others are just played when I use the pattern fill mode. So except for the first pad, the other drums can only be played as a continous pattern, so every bar is just the same. E.g. I can't choose the 2nd pad to appear in every 2nd bar only. Can someone help me? Or is there any tutorial out there so I can get the basics?
Bumblebee Mar 28 2015
Mar 28 2015
On website there are video tutorials that explain how to do a step pattern. Make sure each pad is set on pattern A so each pad goes on the same bar (like all pads on the first bar). Also adjust the number of steps you want to step record.
Bongani Tunywa Mar 04 2015
Mar 04 2015
mmmmh this is Dope
wow! Feb 17 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 17 2015
Holy shit, this thing is amazing!
Bumble Bee Jan 22 2015
(5 / 5)
Jan 22 2015
Combination MPC with a TR step sequencer! I've seen the tutorial videos on their website. It looks very easy to run the program once you get the hang of it. There's no pdf manual. One question, where's the swing function? Anyway, this plugin is sweet!!! THE ULTIMATE GROOVEBOX!!!
TheE Jan 21 2015
(4 / 5)
Jan 21 2015
Great machine, but a manual would be useful.
Karma_tba Jan 19 2015
(5 / 5)
Jan 19 2015
Wow lots of work put in here. I like it a lot but wish there was a manual. The vids are cool but I a dummy!
Roman Jan 18 2015
(5 / 5)
Jan 18 2015
The cool thing. Waited a very long time, and something like that was free of charge. In general super plugin.