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Audio Unit (AU) technology compatible iOS Host, DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) app list

MultitrackStudio for iPad is an audio/MIDI multitrack recording app. It comes with many high quality audio effects including a guitar amp simulator.

Price $29.99
Author Giel Bremmers
Type Host
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.375 (16), current: 4.375 (16)
Released 01/06/2014
Updated 04/16/2021

Poly 2 is a generative sequencer that creates evolving patterns and melodies based on the power of polyrhythms.

Price Free
Author James Milton
Type Host, Tool
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.78606 (201), current: 4.78606 (201)
Released 10/12/2019
Updated 04/14/2021

Cubasis 3 is the new version of a famous iOS DAW.

Price $49.99 $35.99
Author Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Type Host
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.40869 (942), current: 4.40869 (942)
Released 12/18/2019
Updated 01/19/2021

Cubasis 2 is a fully featured iOS-based music production system includes sequencer, instruments, effects and more.

Price $23.99 $17.99
Author Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Type Host, Instrument, Effect
Instrument type Sampler, Synth
Instrument sounds All-in-one
Effect type All-in-one
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 3.94421 (233), current: 3.94421 (233)
Released 12/17/2012
Updated 03/09/2021

This app is a portable multitrack audio and MIDI recording studio featuring virtual instruments, editing with unlimited undo/redo, mixing, real-time effects, automation and much more!

Price $9.99
Author Davy Wentzler
Type Host, Instrument, Effect
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds All-in-one
Effect type All-in-one
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.16842 (95), current: 4.16842 (95)
Released 01/07/2017
Updated 04/11/2021

Ferrite is an app you need for creating podcasts, radio journalism, or other professional voice production work — lectures, speeches, voiceovers and more.

Price Free
Author Wooji Juice Ltd
Type Host
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.05528 (199), current: 4.05528 (199)
Released 11/05/2015
Updated 04/09/2021

Vector is the swiss army knife of digital audio. Record audio, edit existing audio files, convert your music between the most common audio file formats, digitize your old vinyl records or record internet radio stations*.

Price $19.99
Author Jaroslaw Szpilewski
Type Host
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Released 05/08/2013
Updated 04/02/2021

Vector is the swiss army knife of digital audio. Record audio, edit existing audio files, convert your music between the most common audio file formats, digitize your old vinyl records or record internet radio stations*.

Price Free
Author Jaroslaw Szpilewski
Type Host
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Released 06/24/2016
Updated 04/02/2021

midiSTEPs is a powerful and fun MIDI step sequencer app that sends MIDI note and CC messages to other music apps and external synthesizers.

Price $9.99
Author Arthur Kerns
Type Host, Tool
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.30769 (13), current: 4.30769 (13)
Released 10/10/2015
Updated 03/14/2021

LumaFusion is a powerful multi-track video editor for mobile devices.

Price $29.99
Author Luma Touch LLC
Type Host
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.784 (16454), current: 4.784 (16454)
Released 12/22/2016
Updated 03/08/2021

Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s sequencer for the iPad, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis.

Price Free
Author Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Type Host, Instrument, Effect
Instrument type Sampler, Synth
Instrument sounds All-in-one
Effect type All-in-one
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 2.77778 (36), current: 2.77778 (36)
Released 11/02/2015
Updated 03/09/2021

KeyStage is a master controller, AUv3 host, and audio mixer app designed mainly for keyboard players.

Price Free
Author Ali Gokturk
Type Host
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4 (3), current: 4 (3)
Released 10/18/2018
Updated 02/05/2021

KeyStage is a master controller, AUv3 host, and audio mixer app designed mainly for keyboard players.

Price $19.99
Author Ali Gokturk
Type Host
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.88889 (9), current: 4.88889 (9)
Released 10/18/2018
Updated 02/05/2021

soda is a DJ application. It's customisable Interface let's you focus only on the features that are important to you.

Price $9.99
Author AppBC
Type Host, Effect
Effect type Equalizer, Filter, Reverb, Delay, Echo, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser etc.
Supports Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 2.77778 (9), current: 2.77778 (9)
Released 12/04/2017
Updated 02/01/2021

n-Track Studio 8 turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a complete recording studio.

Price $29.99
Author n-Track S.r.l.
Type Host
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.55682 (176), current: 4.55682 (176)
Released 10/11/2016
Updated 01/18/2021

A simple free music player that allows you to play music files while playing effectors that support Audio Units Extension (AUv3 plugin) format.

Price Free
Author fmfmsoft Corp.
Type Host, Tool
Instrument type Sampler
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 5 (1), current: 5 (1)
Released 08/31/2020
Updated 12/29/2020

Auria is a mobile music production system designed from the ground up for the iPad.

Price $24.99
Author WaveMachine Labs, Inc.
Type Host
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 3.625 (8), current: 3.625 (8)
Released 07/17/2012
Updated 12/11/2020

Auria is a mobile music production system designed from the ground up for the iPad.

Price $49.99
Author WaveMachine Labs, Inc.
Type Host
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 2.5 (10), current: 2.5 (10)
Released 12/03/2015
Updated 12/11/2020

GarageBand is a DAW by Apple.

Price Free
Author Apple
Type Host, Instrument, Effect
Instrument type Sampler, Synth
Instrument sounds All-in-one
Effect type All-in-one
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.08199 (57481), current: 4.08199 (57481)
Released 03/10/2011
Updated 12/03/2020

Dadachron is a standalone 12 track MIDI Step Sequencer to control all 12 outputs of your dada machines automat controller. Simply plug in your iPad to the automat via USB MIDI and start triggering notes, it works plug and play.

Price Free
Author Markus Teufel
Type Host, Tool
Supports Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 5 (1), current: 5 (1)
Released 01/09/2020
Updated 10/27/2020
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Did you know?

Audio Units (AU) is an audio plug-in technology built in Apple's macOS and iOS operating systems. Initially developed for desktop operating systems along with VST (Virtual Studio Technology by Steinberg GmbH), it available now for iOS too. AU apps (plug-ins) can modify sound pitch, sample rate and stream over network, produce signal.