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Audio Unit (AU) compatible iOS instrument app list

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 $7.99
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: 4.33962 (53), current: 4.33962 (53)
Released 01/07/2017
Updated 03/27/2020

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 $17.99 $14.99
Author VirSyn
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds All-in-one
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 3.93333 (30), current: 3.93333 (30)
Released 08/03/2018
Updated 03/26/2020

Play your iPad with external MIDI instruments, accordion-MIDI, soundenlargement for your stage-setup or as stand-alone for training and learning at home.

Price $8.99
Author HDSmusic
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Winds
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 5 (1), current: 5 (1)
Released 03/12/2014
Updated 03/26/2020

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: 4.83857 (223), current: 4.83857 (223)
Released 12/15/2015
Updated 03/26/2020

Neo-Soul Keys® Studio 2 is the next evolution in electric piano sounds and effects from Gospel Musicians, which features a complete architecture overhaul using our new Pure Synth® structure and licensed VKFX effects.

Price $24.99
Author MIDIculous LLC
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards, Piano
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 5 (11), current: 5 (11)
Released 11/23/2019
Updated 03/24/2020

Ruismaker is a unique drumsynth plugin (i.e. it does not use samples), which is coupled with a creative Euclidean sequencer when run in standalone mode.

Price $4.99
Author Bram Bos
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.75 (40), current: 4.75 (40)
Released 06/17/2016
Updated 03/24/2020

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 03/25/2020

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: 4.47368 (19), current: 4.47368 (19)
Released 03/23/2019
Updated 03/03/2020

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 $8.99 $6.99
Author 4Pockets.com
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.72499 (40), current: 4.72499 (40)
Released 09/14/2019
Updated 03/16/2020

Just a Toy Synthesizer. Included: 2 Oscillators, LPF, Delay effector, Ribbon controller.

Price $1.99
Author Ryouta Kira
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.69231 (13), current: 4.69231 (13)
Released 09/05/2019
Updated 03/24/2020

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

Price $23.99 $15.99
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: 3.97674 (215), current: 3.97674 (215)
Released 12/17/2012
Updated 01/16/2020

Ruismaker FM's simple, yet flexible synthesis engine lets you create anything from snaredrums, kickdrums and spacy toms to weird and unconventional percussive sounds and effects.

Price $4.99
Author Bram Bos
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.83333 (36), current: 4.83333 (36)
Released 09/07/2016
Updated 03/24/2020

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: 4.52449 (10248), current: 4.52449 (10248)
Released 11/04/2016
Updated 03/22/2020

NPD is an intuitive phase distortion synthesiser with a streamlined interface.

Price $9.99 $4.99
Author Nikolozi Pty Ltd
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 5 (4), current: 5 (4)
Released 03/08/2019
Updated 03/28/2019

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: 4.6875 (16), current: 4.6875 (16)
Released 07/12/2016
Updated 03/22/2020

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

Price $7.99 $6.99
Author James Navarro
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 3.95455 (22), current: 3.95455 (22)
Released 10/23/2018
Updated 02/10/2020

Pure Synth® Platinum is a full-blown rompler/synthesizer for your iOS device. Neither the synth engine or the sample engine is an afterthought: Both engines are fully capable and feature-rich. The romper section contains a well rounded assortment of analog, synth, string, digital, and acoustic instruments.

Price $19.99
Author MIDIculous LLC
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler, Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards, All-in-one
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.32143 (56), current: 4.32143 (56)
Released 06/11/2019
Updated 03/20/2020

SynthDrum Kick is a drum synthesizer for iOS

Price $4.99 $3.99
Author DesignByPaul
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Drums, Percussion
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.7 (10), current: 4.7 (10)
Released 09/08/2018
Updated 03/21/2020

FM TiNES is an electric piano library dedicated to the most beautiful FM electric pianos ever made.

Price $14.99
Author MIDIculous LLC
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 5 (9), current: 5 (9)
Released 08/10/2019
Updated 03/20/2020

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: 4.88889 (18), current: 4.88889 (18)
Released 02/02/2020
Updated 03/20/2020
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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.