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Esion is a sound design and experimentation tool. You start by recording an audio sample into one of 3 tracks (e.g. by whistling into the mic). As soon as you're done recording, the audio starts looping.

Price $3.99
Author Nebojsa Petrovic
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.35714 (14), current: 4.35714 (14)
Released 03/28/2019
Updated 12/09/2019

Elsa is a retro style sampling keyboard with tempo based looping.

Price $4.99
Author Erik Sigth
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards, Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.73332 (15), current: 4.73332 (15)
Released 04/01/2014
Updated 12/08/2019

Explore unreal synthesis with the most unique performance control on iOS! TC-Performer presents a multi-touch performance environment unlike any other synthesizer.

Price Free
Author Bit Shape
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.72222 (18), current: 4.72222 (18)
Released 06/19/2015
Updated 12/06/2019

PolyHarp is a virtual musical instrument and a thought experiment. It's a testbed for harmonic theory as well as a great multi touch simulator of the good old "idiot zither" you have in the attic.

Price $4.99
Author Henry Lowengard
Type Instrument, Controller, Tool
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.75 (4), current: 4.75 (4)
Released 11/29/2018
Updated 11/26/2019

With MusicStreamer you can stream sound to Chromecast or Airplay speakers.

Price $4.99
Author Stratospherix Ltd
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.58159 (239), current: 4.58159 (239)
Released 05/12/2015
Updated 07/19/2019

Slice and sequence your loops with a matrix of markov-chain connections. Introduce order with the probability based coin-flipping pattern sequencer.

Price $7.99
Author Kymatica AB
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.79244 (53), current: 4.79244 (53)
Released 02/17/2014
Updated 10/16/2019

One of the original buffer effects, and still one of the best, Replicant is essentially a randomized looper/buffer reverse, with a randomized stutter effect inside the loop.

Price $5.99
Author Audio Damage, Inc.
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.41667 (36), current: 4.41667 (36)
Released 07/26/2017

The new Version 3 of dreamSTATE's multimedia iAlbum of ever-changing ambient music and urban ambient art can now be used by both Listeners and iMusicians

Price $3.99
Author Neural Apparitions
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 5 (7), current: 5 (7)
Released 01/04/2015
Updated 11/02/2019

SidTracker64 is the ultimate chiptune production package tool for the iPad. It emulates the SID sound chip from the dominating home computer of the 80s - The Commodore 64.

Price $8.99
Author Daniel Larsson
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.90909 (11), current: 4.90909 (11)
Released 06/18/2015
Updated 10/31/2019

Experience music making ‘80s style with this awesome retro app, modelled on the legendary Fairlight* Computer Musical Instrument.

Price $49.99
Author Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audiobus
Rating total: 3.33333 (6), current: 3.33333 (6)
Released 04/01/2011
Updated 10/25/2019

Strange retro app – a MIDI player preloaded with 500+ legendary CMI (Computer Musical Instrument)  sounds.

Price $9.99
Author Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audiobus
Rating total: 3 (18), current: 3 (18)
Released 03/18/2011
Updated 10/25/2019

AutoPad is an app for musicians that allows you to play ambient pad loops.

Price $4.99
Author Ryan Robinson
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards, Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.45977 (87), current: 4.45977 (87)
Released 09/04/2017
Updated 10/09/2019

The Dub Filter is a dual low-pass/high-pass 24/48 dB filter, with resonance and the exclusive Overlap parameter.

Price Free
Author Amazing Noises
Type Instrument, Effect
Instrument sounds Other
Effect type Equalizer, Filter
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.71429 (63), current: 4.71429 (63)
Released 05/29/2015
Updated 08/05/2019

Rhythm Lab is a comprehensive rhythm app that tests your skill and coordination.  There are four types of drills: single, double, drum, and drum kit.

Price $3.99
Author Jonathan Ensminger
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audiobus
Rating total: 3.71429 (7), current: 3.71429 (7)
Released 01/05/2013
Updated 06/29/2019

Sculpt samples and sequence them in a real time.

Price Free
Author Jérémy Pinat
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audiobus, Ableton Link
Rating total: 3.71429 (14), current: 3.71429 (14)
Released 08/10/2017
Updated 06/08/2019

AudioStretch is the audio and video transcription tool. Now you can manipulate the pitch, speed and transcribe your tunes from both audio and video files; or by using your phone’s camera you can capture video directly into AudioStretch and transcribe it.

Price Free
Author Cognosonic Pte Ltd
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audiobus
Rating total: 4.02941 (102), current: 4.02941 (102)
Released 05/17/2013
Updated 06/05/2019

AudioStretch is the audio and video transcription tool. Now you can manipulate the pitch, speed and transcribe your tunes from both audio and video files; or by using your phone’s camera you can capture video directly into AudioStretch and transcribe it.

Price $9.99
Author Cognosonic Pte Ltd
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audiobus
Rating total: 4.40259 (77), current: 4.40259 (77)
Released 11/02/2012
Updated 06/05/2019

Droneo is a synthesizer which drones with various timbres and precise intonations that blur the distinction between tones, timbres and chords. Its drone is great for meditation, centering, and calming,  walking and biking, but also can be set up for discordant noise and insect-like buzzing and chirping.

Price $2.99
Author Henry Lowengard
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.76471 (17), current: 4.76471 (17)
Released 04/30/2009
Updated 02/14/2018

Soft Pads was created for musicians to eliminate any dead space behind your band by providing an ambient background loop that continuously runs in the background.

Price $4.99
Author Forward Sounds, LLC
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audiobus
Rating total: 4.75 (32), current: 4.75 (32)
Released 03/25/2018
Updated 03/31/2019

Pixound provides a deep musical experience that lets you instantly create music using any picture.

Price $0.99
Author Techné Media
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.2 (5), current: 4.2 (5)
Released 12/10/2011
Updated 03/30/2019
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