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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 $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: 4.19318 (88), current: 4.19318 (88)
Released 01/07/2017
Updated 01/18/2021

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

Price $3.99 $2.99
Author Rob Wilmot
Type Instrument, Tool
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.25 (4), current: 4.25 (4)
Released 08/28/2020
Updated 11/17/2020

Waverley is the principal instrument in the moodunits collection. It’s sample-based, but it isn’t a fully-fledged sampling app that allows you to load and edit your own samples. Another usage scenario for Waverley is if you’re just sketching out an idea, perhaps on a less-capable device like your iPhone while you’re on the move.

Price $4.99
Author Rob Jackson
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds All-in-one
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.65517 (29), current: 4.65517 (29)
Released 08/12/2020
Updated 01/18/2021

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 $99.99 $3.99
Author AudioKit Pro
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Bass
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.87927 (671), current: 4.87927 (671)
Released 03/27/2020
Updated 10/31/2020

Express yourself. Create your signature retro piano sound. Simple controls allow you to easily create an emotional vibe for your next hit record.

Price $99.99 $3.99
Author AudioKit Pro
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards, Piano
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.64655 (116), current: 4.64655 (116)
Released 06/04/2020
Updated 10/31/2020

LayR is a polyphonic, multi-timbral synthesizer for iPad and iPhone, delivering up to 256 voices of rich, multi-layered and textured sounds.

Price $25.99
Author Living Memory Software
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.59999 (80), current: 4.59999 (80)
Released 03/07/2017
Updated 01/18/2021

Co-designed with Berlin-based electronic musician Hainbach, Gauss brings the oldschool tape-looping art form to mobile devices.

Price $3.99 $6.99
Author Bram Bos
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.63934 (61), current: 4.63934 (61)
Released 11/13/2020
Updated 12/09/2020

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: 4.85336 (566), current: 4.85336 (566)
Released 12/15/2015
Updated 01/16/2021

Expand your musical horizon by playing Arabic, Armenian, Balkan, Greek, Klezmer, Persian & Turkish sounds, scales and rhythms.

Price Free
Author TAQS.IM
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Ethnic
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.53752 (653), current: 4.53752 (653)
Released 03/26/2019
Updated 01/12/2021

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: 4.59184 (49), current: 4.59184 (49)
Released 09/14/2019
Updated 12/03/2020

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: 4.55 (20), current: 4.55 (20)
Released 02/19/2019
Updated 01/10/2021

The Minimoog Model D App is a mobile transmutation of the world’s first portable synthesizer, the Minimoog Model D®.

Price $9.99
Author Moog Music Inc.
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.85598 (2083), current: 4.85598 (2083)
Released 03/26/2018
Updated 01/08/2021

iPhilicorda is an emulation of a vintage organ from the sixties, the Philicorda, created by the Dutch company Philips.

Price Free
Author Fingerlab
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards, Piano
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.75 (4), current: 4.75 (4)
Released 12/03/2020
Updated 12/03/2020

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)
Rating total: 5 (1), current: 5 (1)
Released 09/16/2020
Updated 01/07/2021

Hammond B-3X is a next-level tonewheel organ app.  We’ve partnered with the Hammond Organ Company and Suzuki Musical Instruments to create the most immersive, authentic and powerful B-3 experience for use live on stage or as a plug-in inside recording apps.

Price $129.99 $64.99
Author IK Multimedia
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler, Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.5 (16), current: 4.5 (16)
Released 12/16/2019
Updated 12/29/2020

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: 4.05882 (17), current: 4.05882 (17)
Released 07/20/2015
Updated 01/04/2021

With this instrument you can transform any sound into a playable musical instrument via a technique known as Granular Synthesis.

Price $9.99
Author Mark Watt
Type Instrument
Instrument type Synth
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.68851 (122), current: 4.68851 (122)
Released 07/02/2018
Updated 01/02/2021

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 $14.99
Author VirSyn
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Other
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus, Audio Unit (AU), Ableton Link
Rating total: 4.28 (25), current: 4.28 (25)
Released 01/17/2017
Updated 08/27/2019

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: 4.47619 (21), current: 4.47619 (21)
Released 07/12/2016
Updated 01/01/2021

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: 4.50725 (13309), current: 4.50725 (13309)
Released 11/04/2016
Updated 01/01/2021
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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.