The Ultimate List of Audio Units

The Ultimate List of Audio Units







The world of Audio Units is vast, and that can make things difficult when just beginning to experiment with Audio Units in your music. Further extend your musical possibilities with Audio Units, and check out this master list of all apps available.*

Discover new Audio Units by searching "audio unit" in the App Store, as well as looking through the developer portfolios in The App Store. We encourage you to reach out to app communities and talk with other iOS musicians as well – even ask us if you'd like.



AU HOST

AudioBus 3

Open up new worlds of creative music making possibilities with Audiobus, the app that lets you use your music apps together, just like virtual cables.

  • Developer: AudioBus Pty Ltd
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Audio Evolution Mobile Studio

Record your ideas on the go or create entire music productions from scratch, we'll leave it up to you! This app is a portable multitrack audio and MIDI recording studio.

  • Developer: Davy Wenzler
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

AUM - Audio Mixer

AUM is the flexible audio mixer, recorder, and connection hub for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

  • Developer: Kymatica
  • Category: Instruments, Effects, AU MIDI Plugins
  • App Type: Universal

Auria - Music Production

Auria - Mobile Music Production. Redefined.

  • Developer: WaveMachine Labs, Inc.
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

Auria LE

Auria LE is a "lite" version of Auria with a very limited set of features. If you'd like a more complete version of Auria, we suggest looking at either Auria or Auria Pro.

  • Developer: WaveMachine Labs, Inc.
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

Auria Pro - Music Production

Auria Pro - Mobile Music Production. Redefined.

  • Developer: WaveMachine Labs, Inc.
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

BeatMaker 3

BeatMaker brings unmatched efficiency and depth in an intuitive audio and MIDI workstation.

  • Developer: INTUA
  • Category: Instruments, Effects, AU MIDI Plugins
  • App Type: iPad only

Cubasis 2

Cubasis 2 equals ease of use and is as powerful as a fully featured iOS-based music production system can be pushing your capabilities out of limits.

  • Developer: Steinberg
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

Ferrite Recording Studio

Ferrite combines the ease-of-use of a "voice memo" audio recorder, with a versatile multi-track editing studio.

  • Developer: Wooji Juice Ltd
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

GarageBand

GarageBand turns your iPad, and iPhone into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go.

  • Developer: Apple
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Helio Workstation

Helio is free and open-source music sequencer, designed to be used on all major platforms.

  • Developer: Peter Rudenko
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

iMPC Pro 2

iMPC Pro 2 fuses innovative song creation with the iconic MPC workflow.

  • Developer: Akai Professional, Retronyms
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

Klimper Music Composition

Find Chords that work. In the chord palette your can explore chords that are available in your selected scale.

  • Developer: Tobias Suellhoefer
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

LumaFusion

LumaFusion is the most powerful multi-track video editor ever created for mobile devices.

  • Developer: Luma Touch LLC
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

midiSTEPs

midiSTEPs is a powerful and fun MIDI step sequencer app that sends MIDI note and CC messages to other music apps and external synthesizers.

  • Developer: Arthur Kerns
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

modstep

Use it as the centerpiece of your setup to create and perform music on the go, in the studio and on stage.

  • Developer: AppBC
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

MultiTrackStudio

MultitrackStudio for iPad is an audio/MIDI multitrack recording app. It comes with many high quality audio effects including a guitar amp simulator.

  • Developer: Giel Bremmers
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

n-Keyboards Pro

n-Keyboards lets you play on your mobile device two instruments at once, going from acoustic sounds like piano or violin to modern ones like synthesizers and sound effects.

  • Developer: n-Track
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Orsilus

Includes a visual mixer, real-time effects, an arranger, and Q-Beat – a new, circular take on the drum machine/sequencer.

  • Developer: Jamaine Obeng
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

Quantiloop Pro - Live Looper

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

  • Developer: Stephan Marx
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Sequencism

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

  • Developer: Rodrigo Román
  • Category: Instruments, Effects, AU MIDI plugins
  • App Type: iPad only

soda dj app

Finally you may leave out the bloat: It's customizable Interface lets you focus only on the features that are important to you.

  • Developer: AppBC
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

TIZE

Easily create professional music.

  • Developer: Tize Music, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Twisted Wave Audio Editor

A very easy to use audio editor and recorder.

  • Developer: Twisted Wave
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Twisted Wave Recorder

TwistedWave allows you to save your audio in one of many formats, such as WAV, AIFF, CAF and AAC, ALAC, FLAC and MP3.

  • Developer: Twisted Wave
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

zMors Modular

zMors modular is a modular synthesizer. You can add various modules to your patch and connect them with cables.

  • Developer: mobile only
  • Category: Instruments, Effects
  • App Type: Universal


AU MIDI PLUGINS

RouteMIDI

RouteMIDI, in conjunction with a DAW such as Garageband, will allow you to create tracks that will use any of your external MIDI synthesizers for that track, as alternate to instruments etc. built into the DAW.

  • Developer: Brian Howarth
  • Category: AU MIDI plugins
  • App Type: Universal

Rozeta Sequencer Suite

Rozeta is a suite of MIDI sequencers and controllers that lets you explore a new, freeform approach to sequencing and controlling mobile music apps.

  • Developer: Bram Bos
  • Category: AU MIDI plugins
  • App Type: Universal

Vatanator

Vatanator is a unique drum machine with advanced MIDI functionality. It features 140 built-in presets emulating every classic vintage hardware.

  • Developer: Georgi Georgiev
  • Category: AU MIDI plugins
  • App Type: iPad only


AU INSTRUMENT PLUGINS

Addictive Pro

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:

  • Developer: VirSyn
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

Axon 2

Axon 2 is a drum synth driven by artificial intelligence.

  • Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

Baervaag - FM Synthesizer

Baervaag brings FM synthesis to the masses! An easy to use but still powerful and tweakable synthesizer, accessible to everyone.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

BASSalicious

Dedicated monophonic synth bass synthesizer featuring the NEW iOS AudioUnit Version 3 plugin architecture.

  • Developer: MIDIculous LLC
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

BeatHawk

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

  • Developer: UVItouch
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

bismark bs-16i

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.

  • Developer: bismark LLC
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Colossus Piano

Colossus Piano sets a new standard in terms of realism, detail and overall quality of piano sounds on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

  • Developer: Christian Shoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

CMP Grand Piano

The second best sounding piano app in the App Store (after "Colossus Piano")!

  • Developer: Christian Shoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Deep Synth : FM Synthesizer

Unique synth with AUV3 (Audio Unit) and midi keyboard support! You can touch and change the wave and hear the difference.

  • Developer: Aleksander Mlazev
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Enkl monophonic synth

This fully featured monophonic synthesizer can create a huge variety of sounds. Fat basses, stabby leads, glitchy noises, old style chiptune sounds (including arpeggios), weird percussion, you name it.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

FM Essentials

Featuring an FM tone generator, FM Essential is a synthesizer app for the iPhone and iPad that provides for real-time synth performances and also lets you edit voices.

  • Developer: Yamaha
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Heavy Brass

Heavy Brass delivers the most flexible and innovative approach to modern brass sounds ever provided by a virtual MIDI instrument!

  • Developer: Crudebyte
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

Hyperion Synthesizer

Morphing waves technology for great space sounds. AUV3 (Audio Unit) and midi keyboard support!

  • Developer: Aleksander Mlazev
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

iCathedral Organ

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

  • Developer: Christian Shoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

iDensity

iDensity is a new real-time software designed for asynchronous sound file granulation, a genuine granular playground able to generate a wide range of usual and not so usual effects.

  • Developer: apeSoft
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Infinite

At the end of the 70s Wolfgang Palm developed wavetable synthesis. This was very successful and used by many synthesizer companies in the 80s and 90s. But this technology has its limitations. Infinite overcomes this limitation.

  • Developer: Wolfgang Palm PPG
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

iSEM

iSEM is a recreation of the classic 1974 Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module), one of the world's first self-contained synthesizer modules and the first to bear the "Oberheim Electronics" name.

  • Developer: Arturia
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

iSymphonic Orchestra

The ultimate orchestra sound app for sophisticated musicians by award-winning sound designer Kurt Ader.

  • Developer: Christian Shoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Italizer

Designed to deliver authentic dub sounds and effects, Italizer at its heart is a monophonic synthesizer paired with an authentic tape echo emulation.

  • Developer: Kai Aras
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

iVCS3

The VCS3 was created in 1969 by Peter Zinovieff's EMS company.

  • Developer: apeSoft
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Jubal Flute

We discovered this one-of-a-kind instrument collecting dust in our favorite local music shop. It's made out of hemlock, light as a feather, and sounds like elven magic.

  • Developer: Embertone
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Jussi - Vocal Synthesizer

This synthesizer emulates male voice vowels in a unique way. Thanks to a set of powerful parameters you can make Jussi sing anything from soft and airy choir-like vowels to hard and angry shouting.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Kauldron

Kauldron is our warmest sounding, punchiest synth yet! A completely new modeling technology, combined with carefully designed features help you create aggressive synth sounds full of rich analog textures with the fewest knob tweaks.

  • Developer: Yonac Inc.
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

KASPAR

Harness the enormous power of 8 polyphonic synths: meet KASPAR Supersynthesizer!

  • Developer: Yonac Inc.
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

KQ Dixie

KQ Dixie is a 6-Operator FM synthesizer that is modeled on the synthesizer which appeared on the 1980s.

  • Developer: Ryouta Kira
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

KQ MiniSynth

KQ MiniSynth is a powerful polyphonic modular synthesizer. This app lets you create tones with module patching.

  • Developer: Ryouta Kira
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Laplace Resonator Synthesizer

Laplace is a physical-modeling synthesizer based on resonator synthesis that makes it easy to create bowed string, plucked string, blown pipe and metallic sounds.

  • Developer: iceWorks, Inc.
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Lorentz Synthesizer

Lorentz is not only a live-oriented analog modeling synthesizer, but also has a resonator that makes metallic and aggressive sounds.

  • Developer: iceWorks, Inc.
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Mersenne Synthesizer

Mersenne is a melodic percussion synthesizer that combines two FM synthesis modules, a noise generator and a resonator. With simple operation, you can easily create a clear bell sound with complex attack sound.

  • Developer: iceWorks, Inc.
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Model 15

Each facet of the Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer has been meticulously recreated in this application to ensure the power and transcendent sound quality of each module remains intact.

  • Developer: Moog Music Inc.
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Mood

A personal interpretation of the legendary Analog Synthesizer by Eugenio Giordani.

  • Developer: apeSoft
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

MV08

Introducing MV08, a revolutionary new drum machine for iPhone and iPad. Inspired by one of the greatest drum machines of all time. Re-imagined with a modern touchscreen workflow.

  • Developer: MVStudio
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Neo-Soul Keys Studio

Your #1 Electric Piano Library: Neo-Soul Keys® Studio is a 100% FULL recreation of the desktop version.

  • Developer: MIDIculous LLC
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

NFM Synthesizer

NFM is an intuitive FM synthesizer with a streamlined interface. It works as an Audio Unit extension inside a host application such as GarageBand, Cubasis, Auria Pro, modstep and AUM.

  • Developer: Nikolozi Pty Ltd
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

Nimbus AU

Granular synthesizer instrument creates clouds of sounds. Both standalone and AUv3 operation.

  • Developer: Luis Felipe Vieira Damiana
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Noise

Noise is a free app that makes music mobile, so you can sketch musical ideas anywhere you take your connected device.

  • Developer: ROLI Ltd.
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

NS1

NS1 is a simple and intuitive virtual analog subtractive synthesizer. The clean interface consisting of knobs and XY pads lets you easily dial in and experiment with sounds.

  • Developer: Nikolozi Pty Ltd
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

n-Keyboards Pro

n-Keyboards lets you play on your mobile device two instruments at once, going from acoustic sounds like piano or violin to modern ones like synthesizers and sound effects.

  • Developer: n-Track
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Oriental Strings

Oriental Strings is a professional sound module app for oriental keyboard players and for musicians who simply want to resemble the typical sound of the Middle East in their songs.

  • Developer: Christian Shoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Pads - Lush Pad Synth

Pads is basically a wavetable synthesizer with a noise/grain generator and a high cut filter.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Phasemaker

A full-blown 6-Operator FM Synth on iOS, building on the legacy of the classic synthesizers that defined the digital era of the 1980s.

  • Developer: Bram Bos
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Phonem

PPG Phonem lets the user create expressive vocal synthesis beyond anything ever heard before. With its advanced routing system every aspect of the voice can be controlled and modulated in any conceivable way.

  • Developer: Wolfgang Palm PPG
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

Phosphor 2

Phosphor is an unique instrument modeled on the alphaSyntauri, a vintage digital additive synth from the early 80's.

  • Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

Plectrum

Plectrum is a classic emulation of plucked string instruments. It is impossible not to fall in love with its deep and complex sonority.

  • Developer: Luis Felipe Vieira Damiana
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer

Poison-202 is a professional Vintage Midi Synthesizer. Made by musicians for musicians, it is inspired by famous classic hardware synthesizers of 80's and 90's and has all the main sound creation blocks you can imagine.

  • Developer: Dmitrij Pavlov
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Ravenscroft 275 Piano

Experience the splendor of a Ravenscroft Grand with the most realistic sounding piano ever created for iOS. Launch the app and access the gorgeous tone of this one-of-a-kind concert grand from your iPhone or iPad.

  • Developer: UVItouch
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Redshrike Synthesizer

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.

  • Developer: iceWorks, Inc.
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

ReSlice

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

  • Developer: VirSyn
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Ripplemaker

Ripplemaker: a West Coast Flavored Modular Synth. The freedom and versatility of a modular synth in a stylish mobile package.

  • Developer: Bram Bos
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Ruismaker

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

  • Developer: Bram Bos
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Ruismaker FM

Here comes the the crazy twin-sister of Ruismaker, designed for people who want to design their own percussion sounds from scratch.

  • Developer: Bram Bos
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Sensual Sax

If you're looking for that George Michael/"Careless Whispers" sound... look no further!

  • Developer: Embertone
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Shire Whistle

It's an authentic virtual Irish Whistle with true legato slurs and slides. A beautiful set of short samples are included for you to get a preciiioooooouuuusssssss sound.

  • Developer: Embertone
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Speak Unit

Speak Unit is a speech synthesiser audio extension for use in Garageband and other compatible music software. Enter up to twelve phrases that are each triggered by a unique note. Ideal if you need robotic vocal for your musical compositions, or any other creative uses.

  • Developer: Audiodog
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

SwarPlug

Add up to 79* perfectly sampled virtual Indian instruments to your iPad's sequencer!

  • Developer: Swar Systems
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

Syndt - Polyphonic Synthesizer

Syndt is a high quality polyphonic synthesizer with a lot of possibilities. The oscillator waveform can be morphed between pure sine to pure square and supports alternation of pulse width.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

SyndtSphere

This synthesizer offers a brand new way of finding the optimal sound. By rotating a sphere that consists of more than 70 professionally created states anyone can dial in the perfect sound.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Syntronik

Play the vibe. Hear the magic. Syntronik is IK's cutting-edge synthesizer that features the sound of the most iconic machines to ever grace the planet.

  • Developer: IK Media
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Tera Synth

Explore new sound spaces with Tera Synth that go beyond the emulation of synthesizer legends. Use the power of analog and digital synthesis combined with new modules for physical modelling.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

Tines - Electric Piano

Tines emulates an electric piano. With internal effects like a stereo tremolo, a multiband distortion panel and a subtle roomy reverb Tines can sound like anything between a dreamy slick Rhodes to a nasty Wurlitzer.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Tone Generator

Generate audio signals with this handy app. Control the volume, waveform and frequency in real time with no pops or clicks.

  • Developer: Audiodog
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Troublemaker

The legendary TB-303 has magical properties; it is filled to the brim with analog shimmer.

  • Developer: Bram Bos
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Turbosounds for Accordian

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

  • Developer: Reinhard Rieder
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

Vatanator

Vatanator is a unique drum machine with advanced MIDI functionality. It features 140 built-in presets emulating every classic vintage hardware. It is aimed for simplicity and instant rhythm creation.

  • Developer: Georgi Georgiev
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

Viking Synth

Viking Synth is an authentic emulation of a classic monophonic analog synthesizer.

  • Developer: Blamsoft, Inc.
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal

WaveGenerator

PPG WaveGenerator is the latest development from the inventor of wavetable synthesis, Wolfgang Palm. It is a next generation synthesizer, building on the heritage of the PPG Wave keyboards.

  • Developer: Wolfgang Palm PPG
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

WaveMapper

PPG WaveMapper is the second next-generation iOS based synth from Wolfgang Palm, who in 2012 released the PPG WaveGenerator to critical acclaim from both press and public.

  • Developer: Wolfgang Palm PPG
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: iPad only

Zeeon synth

Zeeon is a virtual analog synthesizer, powered by an advanced analog circuit modelling engine.

  • Developer: BeepStreet
  • Category: Instruments
  • App Type: Universal


AU EFFECT PLUGINS

6144 equalizer by DDMF

The 6144 is an Audio Unit equalizer which aims to recreate the legendary sound of the Neve hardware EQs.

  • Developer: Christian Siedschlag
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Alien Box

Alien Box is a completely new kind of audio effect that you have never heard before. It makes the sound big and slightly increases the sustain while adding gentle vibes to it.

  • Developer: Aleksandar Mlazev
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

apeDelay

apeDelay - spectral delay implements up to 2048 delay lines with feedback or up to 2048 Brick-wall filters.

  • Developer: apeSoft
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

apeFilter

apeFilter is a sophisticated Equaliser, the DSP is based on the Biquad/Cascade filters, very fast!

  • Developer: apeSoft
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

AudioEffX

Seven studio quality effect modules for live usage and to enrich your iTunes music library. All effect modules can be used together chained in any order you like.

  • Developer: VirSyn
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

AudioMaster

Let AudioMaster put the final touches on your sound. AudioMaster instantly maximizes the volume and enhances the sonic characteristics.

  • Developer: Future Moments
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

AudioMaster Pro

Let AudioMaster put the final touches on your audio production. AudioMaster instantly maximizes the volume and enhances the sonic characteristics.

  • Developer: Future Moments
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

AudioReverb

AudioReverb is an algorithmic reverberation app which combines the flexibility of vintage algorithmic reverbs with the sonic quality of convolution based reverbs.



  • Developer: VirSyn
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

BandShift

BandShift is a multi-band auditory filter and frequency shifter taking a new approach to manipulate the pitch of complex sound sources in realtime.

  • Developer: VirSyn
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Bark Filter

The multi band filter in Bark takes the approach to match the reception characteristic of the gate where all sounds must pass through: the human ear.

  • Developer: VirSyn
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Brusfi

Brusfri* is a highly advanced audio noise reducer, packed into a simple and straight-forward interface. It is very well suited for cleaning up noisy audio recordings, while retaining sound quality.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Buttercup Bitcrush

Buttercup Bitcrush is a general purpose bit-crusher, sample-rate reduction & noise effect.

  • Developer: Flora Creative Ltd.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Cactus Chorus

Cactus Chorus is a two-stage chorus effect with stereo crossover.

  • Developer: Flora Creative Ltd.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Cornflower Compressor

Cornflower Compressor is a simple stereo dynamics compressor with variable knee and ratio for gooey pumps and swells.

  • Developer: Flora Creative Ltd.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Dahlia Delay

Dahlia Delay is a tape style delay effect with filtered feedback and warble amount controls.

  • Developer: Flora Creative Ltd.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

DC-9 Overdrive

DC-9 Overdrive is a circuit modeled overdrive plug-in that emulates the famous Ibanez® TS9 Tube Screamer. The DSP algorithms in DC-9 take into account the entire schematic, using the latest modeling techniques.

  • Developer: Blamsoft, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Dedalus - Delay Audio Mangler

Dedalus Delay is a real time audio mangler. A network of delay lines is continually granulated and modulated, producing a labyrinth of echoes, which are further processed by filters, dynamic processors and saturation modules.

  • Developer: Amazing Noises
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

DirectionalEQ

Traditional EQs influence the spectrum of the whole stereo field simultaneously. L/R or Mid-Side-EQs allow you to treat the two channels or the mid and the side signal simultaneously.

  • Developer: Christian Siedschlag
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

DubFilter

The Dub Filter is a dual low-pass/high-pass 24/48 dB filter, with resonance and the exclusive Overlap parameter! It contains a completely redesigned stereo sample player with LFO and scrubbing capabilities.

  • Developer: Amazing Noises
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Dubstation 2

The original dub delay effect, Dubstation has been a go-to effect in the production toolbox for over a decade and a half with good reason.

  • Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Emo Chorus

Realistic Choir simulator ranging from simple Chorus emulation to full ensemble Choir with 128 members. Emo Chorus is a modulation effect used used to create a richer, thicker sound and add subtle movement.

  • Developer: VirSyn
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Envelope AU Reverb by DDMF

Envelope is a high class reverb audio unit for use as a standalone app or (preferably) in AUv3 hosts like Garageband, Cubasis or AuriaPro.

  • Developer: Christian Siedschlag
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Eos 2

A long-time studio standard, now finally available for iOS! This is a direct 1:1 port of Audio Damage's Eos 2 desktop plug-in, identical in every way to the Eos you know and love.

  • Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Esspresso de-esser

This audio effect is an advanced de-esser with an intuitive user interface. The uniqueness of Esspresso is that the detection frequency range isn't coupled with the suppressors frequency range.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

F-16 Filter

F-16 Filter is a flexible multi-mode filter with frequency response display. It features sixteen modes, frequency and resonance controls, saturation for analog-style soft clipping, and wet/dry mix.

  • Developer: Blamsoft, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

FAC Chorus

FAC Chorus is a versatile chorus effect emulation designed to simulate the characteristics of the classic chorus modules with the flexibility of customising the parameters of the main components involved in the signal path.

  • Developer: Frederic Corvest
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Fat Lady - Guitar Distortion / Overdrive effect

It delivers good sustain, rich harmonics, right amount of compression and at the same time keeps the dynamics as much as possible.

  • Developer: Aleksander Mlazev
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Filterstation2

Filterstation2 is the Audio Damage take on the classic serial/parallel/stereo dual filter topology, made famous (and some would say "indispensable") by the Sherman Filterbank and its many clones.

  • Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Wave Folder - Audio Unit

Wave Folding is an interesting distortion effect that adds harmonics to the original signal by folding the waveform back on itself when it exceeds a clipping threshold.

  • Developer: Living Memory Software
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Foxglove Flanger

Foxflove Flanger is a 60's style through-zero flanger effect with pre-process saturation and high shelf filtering giving enough versatility to make thin guitars crunchy or give some subtle keys a little more depth.

  • Developer: Flora Creative Ltd.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Frekvens

Frekvens is a frequency shifter and delay effect. Unlike a pitch shifter all frequencies are shifted linearly and then fed back into itself using the stereo delay unit.

  • Developer: Erik Sigth
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

FS FreezeVerb

FS FreezeVerb is a lush sounding stereo reverb, perfect for both subtle ambience and cavernous reverberation. With its clear and simple design, FS FreezeVerb makes it easy for users to dial in their ideal reverb settings - complete with a visualisation of the virtual room.

  • Developer: Bang Means Do It Software Ltd.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

FS Reverser Delay

A stereo delay effect with LP/HP filter, can be used as an audio unit or as a standalone application.

  • Developer: Bang Means Do It Software Ltd.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

FuxEQ

FuxEQ is a new 7-band parametric equalizer (audio unit) plugin for your music or sound production environment.

  • Developer: mattoncino software
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

FuzzPlus 3

FuzzPlus 3, a direct 1:1 port of our popular free desktop plugin, is an AUv3 or standalone audio effect that consists of a resonant lowpass filter (modelled on the MS20 LPF) and a distortion engine (modelled on the Distortion+ pedal) with a feedback loop.

  • Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

GliderVerb

GliderVerb is a "Reverberator with Glissandos" simulating a room gradually changing its shape. It is an expanded version of an algorithm created by James McCartney for his Supercollider 2 programming language.

  • Developer: Amazing Noises
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Goose EQ

Goose EQ discards the limitations of past hardware and harnesses the future's computing power.

  • Developer: Joshua Goossen
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Grind Distortion

A true powerhouse of audio warfare, Grind puts the "damage" in Audio Damage. From subtle tube-style saturation to full-on mangled wavetable distortion, Grind is a Swiss Army Knife of sound design.

  • Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Haaze- Stereo Tool

Haaze provides two different ways of making a mono (or a not-wide-enough-stereo) signal to a wider stereo signal.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Harmonizer audio effect

Harmonizer is real time audio pitch shifter effect that can mix harmonies into the original signal or run as realtime pitch shifter.

  • Developer: Aleksander Mlazev
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Harmony Eight

Up to 8 pitch shifted voices are created from vocal input or instruments. Separate algorithms for optimal shifting of vocals/monophonic instruments and for any other kind of audio.

  • Developer: VirSyn
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

iDensity

iDensity is a new real-time software designed for asynchronous sound file granulation, a genuine granular playground able to generate a wide range of usual and not so usual effects.

  • Developer: apeSoft
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Italizer

Designed to deliver authentic dub sounds and effects, Italizer at its heart is a monophonic synthesizer paired with an authentic tape echo emulation.

  • Developer: Kai Aras
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

iVCS3

The VCS3 was created in 1969 by Peter Zinovieff's EMS company. The electronics were largely designed by David Cockerell and the machine's distinctive visual appearance was the work of electronic composer Tristram Cary.

  • Developer: apeSoft
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Korvpressor - smart dynamic hotdog device

Korvpressor is an adaptive compressor/limiter with an easy-to-use interface (a whole new take on how to tame a compressor).

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

Limiter - Audio Processor

Audiobus and Inter-App Audio Effect.A brickwall peak limiting app, for the complete control of your audio volume.

  • Developer: Amazing Noises
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Lofionic Duplicat Delay

Lofionic Duplicat is a warm and lush tape delay effect for iOS, supporting AudioUnit Extensions, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus.

  • Developer: Chris Rivers
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

Lofionic Mani Analogue Chorus Effect

In addition to the standard mix, rate and depth controls, Mani adds a switchable feedback control, for metallic flanger-like effects, and a pre-delay switch for extra body.

  • Developer: Chris Rivers
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

Lo-Fly Dirt

An audio coloration utility plugin featuring individual modes for classic emulation of some iconic music production tools. This tool is meant to bring character, or "dirt" to your incoming audio signals.

  • Developer: MSXll Sound Design
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Maxima

Maxima is an audio effect designed to provide automatic gain control of your audio materials to ensure that the levels stay consistent and never exceed 0dB.

  • Developer: Frederic Corvest
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

MicSwap: Microphone Emulator

Turn your device into 15 different studio microphones. Use MicSwap as a Bluetooth mic or use your Bluetooth mic to record.

  • Developer: Future Moments
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Model 15

The Moog Model 15 App is the first Moog modular synthesizer and synthesis educational tool created exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

  • Developer: Moog Music Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Moonshine AU

Moonshine AU is a stereo granulator effect that works both as an AUv3 plugin, and as a standalone app, for easy prototyping.

  • Developer: Luis Felipe Vieira Damiani
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

NoLimits AU Limiter by DDMF

At the end of a long day at the mixing desk, when everything has finally fallen into place, comes the best moment (just before pouring that glass of whisky): load an instance of NoLimits at the end of the chain, turn that one knob, lean back and enjoy.

  • Developer: Christian Siedschlag
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

NYCommpressor

A professional compressor plugin in the audio unit format. Compatible with Garageband, Cubasis, AuriaPro and other AUv3 hosts.

  • Developer: Christian Siedschlag
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Phlox Phaser

Phlox Phaser is a stereo phase shifting audio effect.

  • Developer: Flora Creative Ltd.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Pumphouse

Pumphouse is a simple and excellent compressor (taken straight from our RoughRider 2 codebase) coupled with a step sequencer driving an envelope generator.

  • Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

PressIt multiband compressor

PressIt is a multi-band compressor for the professional audio engineer. With an intuitive user interface and top notch compression algorithms, it's easy to tame all kinds of sounds; from a single vocal track to a full blown mix.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

QuatroMod

Take our classic Liquid through-zero flanger, Fluid multi-mod chorus, Vapor diffusion chorus, and FreqShift frequency shifter (from our Eurorack hardware line) and put them all in one plug-in, and you have a true powerhouse of stereo-insert modulation.

  • Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

REMAKE - multiband effect

Remake is a multi-band effect designed for rich and crisp sound. The input signal is split into 3 parts.

  • Developer: Aleksander Mlazev
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Remaster

Remaster sports the only 7 band parametric equalizer for Audiobus. It is fully multitouch enabled.

  • Developer: Audioforge Labs Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Replicant 2

One of the original buffer effects, and still one of the best, Replicant is essentially a randomized looper/buffer reverse, with a randomized stutter effect inside the loop.

  • Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Resampler Bitcrusher

Resampler is a creativity inducing bitcrusher packed with audio algorithms stretched past their limits. Multiple flavors of sample rate reduction and quantization provide endless possibilities for sonic mayhem.

  • Developer: Blamsoft, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Resonator Audio Unit

Resonator Audio Unit is an audio effect that creates natural sounding resonances in an acoustic body. That will add warmth and fullness to the tone of any instrument or to your record.

  • Developer: Aleksander Mlazev
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Reverb - FDN

The Amazing Noises Reverb is a Feedback Delay Network (FDN) Reverb Effect, which can create nice reverberated ambiences, from small rooms to huge buildings.

  • Developer: Amazing Noises
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

RF-1

RF-1 is a collection of algorithmic reverbs capable of creating a variety of effects ranging from small rooms to huge, heavily modulated spaces and everything in between.

  • Developer: Kai Aras
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Ringabell AU

Incredibly rich combinations of sounds. Comb filter and ring modulator in a single AUv3 effects plug-in.

  • Developer: Luis Felipe Vieira Damiana
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

RP-1

Two separate (stereo) delay lines allow for a wide range of effects ranging from basic slapback and ping-ping type echos to complex modulations and soundscapes.

  • Developer: Kai Aras
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Rough Rider 2

With over half a million downloads, the free Rough Rider compressor from Audio Damage is one of the most popular plugin effects on the planet.

  • Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Saffron Saturator

Saffron Saturator is a filter drive, distortion and saturation effect.

  • Developer: Flora Creative Ltd.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Shaper : smart audio destroyer

Shaper is a multi-fx processor that allows you to redefine or totally destroy any kind of source.

  • Developer: K-Devices
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

SOAR Pro

The Pro version of SOAR challenges you to control your own 10-band graphic EQ while attempting to match the timbre of a 'target' sound.

  • Developer: Auricula
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Soundfruuze

'soundfruuze' is an experimental live sampler / looper / granular and FFT scrub effect. It records live the recent 10 seconds of audio and allows you to manipulate it with special controls.

  • Developer: Alexy Nadsharov
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

Stereo Phaser

That is nice phaser effect that can run in stereo mode. The app is Audio Unit AUv3.

  • Developer: Aleksander Mlazev
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

SquashIt multiband distortion

This audio effect filter provides an unique distortion algorithm and should be essential in every music producers toolset. SquashIt doesn't sound vintage, it just sounds good.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Svep phaser, flanger, chorus

Svep is a stereo modulation filter effect suitable for any sound. All parameters are easily editable in one screen and the clean and responsive user interface encourages creativity.

  • Developer: Klevgränd produkter AB
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: iPad only

Tap Delay

The Tape simulation includes all relevant aspects for the recreation of a faithful analog tape sound.

  • Developer: VirSyn
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Tiger-lily Tremelo

Tiger-lily Tremolo is a two-stage harmonic and amplitude tremolo effect with variable wave-shaping and phase-offset parameters.

  • Developer: Flora Creative Ltd.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

ToneBridge Guitar Effects

Play your favorite songs in their original sound using your iPhone or iPad! It's a whole new experience in learning songs.

  • Developer: Ultimate Guitar
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

VC-1

VC-1 is a flexible, vintage voiced chorus effect capable of delivering many classic chorus sounds, but it doesn't stop there.

  • Developer: Kai Aras
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Vibrato - Audio Unit Effect

When used as stand alone app, it is adding effect to the audio input so you can play your guitar, bass or synth directly through the app if you have the connector to do so.

  • Developer: Aleksander Mlazev
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

VirtualForest

With VirtualForest you can create your own binaural audio! Even directly within your favorite audio workstation app, thanks to the bundled AUv3 Plugin.

  • Developer: MN Signal Processing
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

VirtualRoom AU

This application simulates the acoustics of a room and reproduces the sound signals for the two ears of a virtual listener inside the room.

  • Developer: MN Signal Processing
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

VirtualRoom Pro

VirtualRoom Pro is a unique app to create binaural recordings from the microphone input and to process signals coming from Audiobus with the 3DVERB spatial rendering algorithm.

  • Developer: MN Signal Processing
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Voice Rack: FX

Voice Rack: FX is a real-time vocal multi-effects processor that can be used live or connected to other music apps like GarageBand.

  • Developer: TC-Helicon
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Warm Distortion

Warm Distortion is real time distortion audio effect. It is a non linear distortion that works great with guitars, drums and other instruments.

  • Developer: Aleksander Mlazev
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Zero Chorus

Zero Chorus is a high quality Roland Dimension D style chorus plug-in. The addition of a feedback control improves versatility by enabling flanging effects.

  • Developer: Blamsoft, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

Zero Reverb

Zero Reverb is a high quality Feedback Delay Network reverberator. The algorithm has rich feedback with smooth decay for a modern hall-like reverb character.

  • Developer: Blamsoft, Inc.
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

zMors EQ

zMors EQ is an audio unit v3 effect plugin.

  • Developer: mobile only
  • Category: Effects
  • App Type: Universal

*Sourced from the AudioBus forum, App Store conversations, and thoughts from our developers and fellow music makers.