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Audio Unit (AU) compatible iOS instrument app list

Make beats easily in landscape or portrait, your choice.

Price Free
Author Tize Music, Inc.
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion
Supports Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.49979 (14212), current: 4.49979 (14212)
Released 11/04/2016
Updated 06/20/2021

The Decent Samples plugin is a sample player that allows you to use your favorite Decent Samples sample libraries on the go. Many of the most popular Decent Samples releases are available through the app with more being added every week.

Price Free
Author Decidedly, LLC
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds All-in-one
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Released 09/16/2020
Updated 06/21/2021

Chameleon is an AUv3 compatible sampler instrument plugin for your favourite DAW.

Price $7.99 $5.99
Author 4Pockets.com
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.32258 (31), current: 4.32258 (31)
Released 03/23/2019
Updated 03/17/2021

Castamatic is the app to listen to podcasts on any iOS device.

Price Free
Author Gunp Media Productions
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4 (16), current: 4 (16)
Released 07/20/2015
Updated 06/17/2021

Metronomics is not only a metronome, but a tool designed to help build a solid sense of time and rhythmic security.  It's a new kind of metronome -- use Metronomics to generate random patterns, sequenced grooves, or a combination of both to help you practice with more than just your typical click track.

Price $4.99
Author John Nastos
Type Instrument, Tool
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.95833 (24), current: 4.95833 (24)
Released 05/16/2011
Updated 06/16/2021

DigiStix Drummer is an AUv3 compatible drum machine / sampler plugin. The program has a host of features which allow you to sample your own drumkits and trigger them either using a host application via MIDI or using the inbuilt pattern and song editor which automatically syncs tempo with your DAW.

Price $6.99 $8.99
Author 4Pockets.com
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.53846 (52), current: 4.53846 (52)
Released 09/14/2019
Updated 06/16/2021

This is a very simple yet powerful iOS app that performs as a polyphonic audio synthesizer.

Price $4.99
Author B-Ray Software
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.58333 (36), current: 4.58333 (36)
Released 02/19/2019
Updated 06/14/2021

Lyricist is an AUv3 plugin designed to add lyrics to your song. Lyrics can be spoken using the iOS built in speech synthesizer or passed through the included TalkBox effect to simulate a computerized singing voice. 

Price $6.99 $8.99
Author 4Pockets.com
Type Instrument, Effect
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Other
Effect type Vocal effects
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 5 (2), current: 5 (2)
Released 02/21/2021
Updated 03/04/2021

GeoShred is an expressive musical instrument with a multi-touch performance surface, coupled with an advanced physical model of a guitar.

Price $24.99
Author Wizdom Music LLC
Type Instrument, Controller
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Guitar
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.84773 (683), current: 4.84773 (683)
Released 12/15/2015
Updated 06/13/2021

7Xwave - a 7 track sample sequencer with synthesizer & animatable modulation features.

Price $3.99 $1.99
Author Rob Wilmot
Type Instrument, Tool
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 3.6 (5), current: 3.6 (5)
Released 08/28/2020
Updated 11/17/2020

Slice your audio samples with ReSlice and create flexible musical atoms which can be triggered by MIDI notes or the touch of your fingers.

Price $7.99
Author Harry Gohs
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.30769 (26), current: 4.30769 (26)
Released 01/17/2017
Updated 06/10/2021

Redshrike is a polyphonic synthesizer that combines a resonator designed to make more complicated sound creation and subtraction synthesis with an FM oscillator that creates violent distortion.

Price $7.99
Author iceWorks, Inc.
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.66667 (15), current: 4.66667 (15)
Released 11/30/2016
Updated 06/11/2021

Lagrange synthesizer has two oscillators, a noise generator and two filters that can be selected from various algorithmic models.

Price $9.99
Author iceWorks, Inc.
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.66667 (39), current: 4.66667 (39)
Released 10/17/2019
Updated 06/11/2021

Additive synthesis is a sound synthesis technique that creates timbre by adding sine waves together. The timbre of musical instruments can be considered to consist of multiple harmonic or inharmonic partials or overtones.

Price $19.99 $9.99
Author Harry Gohs
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.51999 (25), current: 4.51999 (25)
Released 08/26/2020
Updated 01/29/2021

The hybrid synthesis algorithm on which Addictive Pro is based provides you with efficient means for easy control of complex sounds far beyond usual sound synthesis methods.

Price $19.99 $9.99
Author Harry Gohs
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.30769 (13), current: 4.30769 (13)
Released 09/21/2016
Updated 02/12/2020

AudioLayer is a full featured open standard audio multi-sampler pushing the boundaries beyond what has been available even in the desktop music production worlds.

Price $29.99 $14.99
Author Harry Gohs
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds All-in-one
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 3.90476 (42), current: 3.90476 (42)
Released 08/03/2018
Updated 03/10/2021

Tardigrain is a granular synthesizer. Sounds are created by taking smaller fragments of a sample and playing them back in a non linear fashion, with settings for grain size, direction, step size and more.

Price $4.99
Author Erik Sigth
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.56923 (65), current: 4.56923 (65)
Released 02/28/2018
Updated 06/10/2021

Portable Music Production Studio : create beats, compose whole tracks, sample, record, sequence, perform, mix and arrange your own music.

Price $9.99
Author UVItouch
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards, Drums, Percussion, Strings, Winds, Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.30717 (293), current: 4.30717 (293)
Released 01/22/2015
Updated 06/08/2021

EG Pulse is the Drum Machine for iOS. EG Pulse contains drumkits and presets created by some of the best iOS Beat Makers and Producers like SoundOfIzrael, Soundtrack Loops, the Beat Community and more.

Price $13.99
Author Elliott Garage
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion
Supports Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.55435 (92), current: 4.55435 (92)
Released 09/20/2019
Updated 05/31/2021

Ravenscroft Grand is a piano sampler.

Price $35.99
Author UVItouch
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards, Piano
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.34081 (223), current: 4.34081 (223)
Released 06/26/2017
Updated 05/31/2021
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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.