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Audio Unit (AU) compatible iOS instrument app list

With the special lightweight version of SynthScaper LE you can easily create and modify your own multi-timbral pads and atmospheric soundscapes.

Price $4.99
Author iMusicAlbum
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.81818 (11), current: 4.81818 (11)
Released 01/21/2019
Updated 05/30/2020

Mela is an intuitive virtual analog synthesizer with a streamlined interface.

Price $9.99
Author Nikolozi Pty Ltd
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.58333 (12), current: 4.58333 (12)
Released 12/16/2019
Updated 05/29/2020

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: 4.33333 (15), current: 4.33333 (15)
Released 07/20/2015
Updated 05/28/2020

mood is a personal interpretation of the legendary Analog Synthesizer by Eugenio Giordani

Price $10.99
Author apeSoft
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.73134 (67), current: 4.73134 (67)
Released 06/08/2017
Updated 05/28/2020

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: 4.85981 (321), current: 4.85981 (321)
Released 12/15/2015
Updated 05/26/2020

PlaySections is an audio/video player that allows you to freely set marks and play back specific sections of your audio/video files.

Price $1.99
Author Hiroshi Kajihata
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 5 (3), current: 5 (3)
Released 10/30/2015
Updated 05/26/2020

Roxsyn is a metamorphic guitar synthesizer.

Price $19.99 $9.99
Author Yonac Inc.
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Guitar
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.62222 (45), current: 4.62222 (45)
Released 08/05/2019

SquareSynth is a hybrid analog/8bit style synthesizer. It takes features from the NES console, and the Commodore 64 personal computer.

Price $6.99
Author James Navarro
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4 (23), current: 4 (23)
Released 10/23/2018
Updated 05/24/2020

Continua is a three-oscillator / dual-filter six-voice virtual analog synth, with fully polyphonic modulation sources and built-in custom-designed effects, for everything from complex, evolving chill-out soundscapes to New Wave synth stabs.

Price $9.99
Author Audio Damage, Inc.
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.37037 (27), current: 4.37037 (27)
Released 01/09/2020
Updated 05/23/2020

Looperator is a slicing and processing plugin for all styles of electronic music.

Price Free
Author Sugar Bytes GmbH
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.6875 (16), current: 4.6875 (16)
Released 04/23/2020
Updated 05/23/2020

Turbosounds for Accordion provides many special sounds of the Oberkrainer folk music.

Price Free
Author Reinhard Rieder
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards, Guitar, Strings, Winds, Ethnic, Other
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.70587 (17), current: 4.70587 (17)
Released 07/12/2016
Updated 05/22/2020

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: 4.69766 (43), current: 4.69766 (43)
Released 09/14/2019
Updated 05/13/2020

bs-16i is a 16 multi-timbral playback sampler. It supports SoundFont and DLS (Downloadable Sounds, and can be used for keyboard instrument, MIDI sound module, and MIDI player.

Price $7.99
Author bismark LLC
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 3.9 (50), current: 3.9 (50)
Released 09/01/2010
Updated 05/21/2020

Playbeat is a creative groove randomizer plugin that generates beats and patterns for you. Unlike an ordinary step sequencer, Playbeat creates patterns using algorithmic and random procedures for generating notes by combining Steps, Pitch and Volume.

Price $6.99
Author AUDIOMODERN EOOD
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion
Supports Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.09999 (20), current: 4.09999 (20)
Released 10/09/2019
Updated 05/21/2020

ShockWave is a monophonic Synthesizer designed to bring modular style workflow to the world of iOS & AUv3 plugins.

Price $19.99
Author Kai Aras
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.60227 (88), current: 4.60227 (88)
Released 12/04/2019
Updated 05/20/2020

Touch drum instruments with classic electronic sound. VADrumSM is virtual analog drum synthesizers, which can be used as touch instruments or as drum synthesizer modules with MIDI input.

Price $9.99
Author Ryo Togawa
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 5 (3), current: 5 (3)
Released 09/12/2019
Updated 05/18/2020

Play with the sound of a full cathedral organ, created by award-winning sound designer Kurt Ader.

Price $14.99
Author Christian Schoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4 (9), current: 4 (9)
Released 12/20/2014
Updated 05/16/2020

The BLEASS Alpha Synth is a virtual analog polyphonic stereo synthesizer inspired by classic analog synths and enhanced by the BLEASS’ very own musical and technical approach. 

Price $13.99
Author BLEASS
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.90909 (22), current: 4.90909 (22)
Released 02/02/2020
Updated 05/15/2020

AudioKit Bass 808 Synth is perfect for earth-shaking sub bass lines and creating your own custom electronic drum sounds – It’s the ultimate tool for creating your own 808 Kick basses!

Price $2.99
Author AudioKit Pro
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Bass
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.89572 (374), current: 4.89572 (374)
Released 03/27/2020
Updated 05/14/2020

Built for Live performance and hands free use, Quantiloop recreates the simplicity of a hardware loop pedal in an iOS app.

Price Free
Author Stephan Marx
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 3.3913 (23), current: 3.3913 (23)
Released 09/01/2017
Updated 05/12/2020
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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.