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

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: 4.5566 (212), current: 4.5566 (212)
Released 10/11/2016
Updated 09/27/2022

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: 4.78138 (20913), current: 4.78138 (20913)
Released 12/22/2016
Updated 09/27/2022

Vatanator Pro is an multitrack music sequencer with integrated drum machine, sampler and functionality to load external AUv3 instruments and effects.

Price $22.99
Author BACKPULLVER SOFTWARE LTD OOD
Type Host, Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 3.42857 (7), current: 3.42857 (7)
Released 09/08/2022
Updated 09/22/2022

Helium is a lightweight AUv3 MIDI sequencer plugin designed specifically for AUM. It supports up to 16 tracks of unlimited length with the ability to direct output to 16 channels on up to 16 MIDI output ports.

Price $7.99 $10.99
Author 4Pockets.com
Type Host
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.68182 (22), current: 4.68182 (22)
Released 04/22/2021
Updated 08/15/2022

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: 3.33333 (3), current: 3.33333 (3)
Released 08/31/2020
Updated 09/17/2022

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: 4.06804 (74001), current: 4.06804 (74001)
Released 03/10/2011
Updated 09/14/2022

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: 3.9916 (238), current: 3.9916 (238)
Released 11/05/2015
Updated 09/12/2022

Host AUv3 AudioUnit plugins and connect them in schematics using Visual Programming.

Price $11.99
Author Jorge Costa
Type Host, Tool
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.55556 (9), current: 4.55556 (9)
Released 03/11/2021
Updated 08/24/2022

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: 4.31818 (22), current: 4.31818 (22)
Released 01/06/2014
Updated 08/22/2022

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 $10.99
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: 4.14783 (115), current: 4.14783 (115)
Released 01/07/2017
Updated 08/18/2022

Compose your own music for free with Dorico. Create beautiful music notation for one or two instruments quickly and easily with the on-screen keyboard, drum pads and fretboard. Play back instantly with the included sounds and shape the performance with powerful MIDI editing tools. When your piece is finished, share it as PDF, audio or MusicXML, or print directly to your AirPrint-enabled printer.

Price Free
Author Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Type Host
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.59887 (354), current: 4.59887 (354)
Released 07/27/2021
Updated 08/16/2022

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: 4.77008 (361), current: 4.77008 (361)
Released 10/12/2019
Updated 07/26/2022

Klimper is a mobile music creation studio with inspiring music theory features that helps you create and develop ideas while making complex songwriting tasks easy.

Price $8.99
Author POLYDIGM Software UG (haftungsbeschraenkt)
Type Host
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 3.22581 (93), current: 3.22581 (93)
Released 01/03/2017
Updated 07/20/2022

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

Price $49.99
Author Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Type Host
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.54816 (1983), current: 4.54816 (1983)
Released 12/18/2019
Updated 04/18/2022

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

Price $23.99
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: 3.92704 (233), current: 3.92704 (233)
Released 12/17/2012
Updated 11/24/2021

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: 3 (10), current: 3 (10)
Released 12/03/2015
Updated 06/13/2022

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: 5 (3), current: 5 (3)
Released 07/17/2012
Updated 06/13/2022

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: 2.68421 (38), current: 2.68421 (38)
Released 11/02/2015
Updated 11/24/2021

MIDIculous is the most feature-rich music learning software for students and teachers. At its core it is a high quality MIDI File Player where you can use the stock General MIDI soundest or you can use AUv3 apps already installed on your iPad.

Price Free
Author MIDIculous LLC
Type Host
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4 (6), current: 4 (6)
Released 08/30/2021
Updated 08/30/2021

sequencism is a music sketchbook tool that allows the creation of short and simple pieces of music.

Price Free
Author Rodrigo Roman
Type Host
Supports Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4 (14), current: 4 (14)
Released 10/13/2017
Updated 10/13/2021
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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.