Music Studio

Music Studio

By Alexander Gross

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2009-09-04
  • Current Version: 2.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 879.35 MB
  • Developer: Alexander Gross
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,166 Ratings


Music Studio offers a complete music production environment for the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch with features and a sound quality previously only known to desktop applications and expensive audio hardware. It combines a piano keyboard, 123 studio-quality instruments with sustain, a fully fledged 127-track sequencer, extensive note editing, reverb, real-time effects and much more on a user-friendly interface. Try the free Lite version! AWARDS & REVIEWS • "A recent composition of mine started on the iPhone with Music Studio" - Jason Hayes, lead composer of "World of Warcraft" • "GarageBand on your iDevice" - • "Music Studio is loaded to the brim with features and is a no brainer for composers" - • "If you’re at all serious about your music you can’t really afford to miss out on this app." - • "Music Studio justifies the purchase of an iDevice if you're really into it." - • Awards from,, apps4idevices, Palm Sounds FEATURES • Photorealistic dynamically configurable 85-key keyboard • Instant positioning via the slide gesture and resize with the pinch gesture • Drum pads, chord pads and chord programming • 183 studio-recorded instruments (16bit 44.1kHz sampled from real instruments) • 123 free instruments, 60 available in the in-app shop • 6 categories: symphonic, classical, band, electronic, world, drum kits • Release and attack time configurable per instrument • Sustain samples • Pitch bend wheel and accelerometer control • Audio tracks: • Microphone recording • AudioCopy & AudioPaste • iPod library or wav/mp3/AAC/ogg file import • Waveform and audio region editing • Record up to 24 channels simultaneously with CoreAudio (class compliant) hardware • Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support (input & output) • Sampler to create custom instruments and kits from audio files and recordings • Background audio playback and recording • Low-latency, highly optimized, 128x polyphony, battery saving audio engine • 100 drum loops • 10 real-time effects with lots of parameters: Reverb, Delay, 3-Band-Equalizer, Filter, Phaser, BitCrusher, Amp, Compressor, Limiter, StereoWidener • 127-track sequencer • Beat & metronome settings (tempo and signature) • Mute, solo, effect bus, pan and volume adjustment for each track • Edit tracks, bars and even individual notes: Draw, quantize, transpose, repeat, move, length, velocity, etc. • MIDI import and export • Save and load your songs and export to wav and AAC formats • iOS Files app support allows you to create and manage folders • Share your songs via email, Dropbox, iCloud Drive, AudioCopy and SoundCloud • Wi-Fi and iTunes file transfer to your computer • Songs and MIDI files can be opened directly from Safari and Mail • Unlimited undo and redo • Detailed in-app help • Play or record 2 different instruments at the same time with 2 keyboard rows • iPhone and iPad Retina Display supported • Compatible with CoreMIDI (MIDI in and out), Virtual MIDI and MIDI hardware. Video tutorials are available on the Xewton YouTube channel.



  • Worth the purchase!!!!

    By Skarredkage
    While not nearly compatible to other DAWS such as ableton. This little device sure comes in handy when I’m away from my desktop and need to get something produced! Give it a shot! 👍
  • Account?

    By Yesdream
    Would you guys open an account for users so they can save their songs in his own Music Studio account? So i can sign in from any device and suddenly get access to my songs? That would be excellent! Thank you!
  • Versatile

    By jeffry-s
    I purchased this 7 years ago and then forgot about it because I wasn’t using my iPad for audio. But now I’m finding it very handy for recording a classical guitar album, as I can record tracks at home and edit them on my commute (by ferry). I especially appreciate that I can specify which channel gets recorded from my usb interface, edit waveforms with scrub, apply a pleasing reverb in real time, and access all files through a browser on my laptop. The EQ plug-in is not worth much but it’s easy enough to transfer audio into hokusai audio editor where the eq and scrub are superior. The included instruments are sample-based but one can sequence to others via AU.
  • Simply The Best

    By TommyT~
    I have spent hundreds of dollars on music production apps, honestly hundreds, I have them all! The work flow of MS is unparalleled for actual full length traditional “song” production. Handles midi import/export extremely well. This app will not spoil your creativity, you have no excuse except maybe a lack of talent... T~
  • Good app been using it for the past 4 yrs now

    By Emj19
    Please do a fix update having trouble when wanting to share my work to other apps, it freezes and don’t get the option to what app to share it I have to reboot all the time and sometimes doesn’t work but yeah other than that great app.
  • Music Studio

    By Bryihbgff35784846
    This is a great program for the iPad. I have used it to write all my orchestral compositions. The sounds on there are so natural and actually sound like an orchestra. My only wish would be to add the following sounds: more pipe organ voices, alto horn, Wagner tuba, saxophones that can actually blend with other winds for concert band writing, a more natural-sounding vibraphone and marimba, and crotales. I would also appreciate a contrabassoon that could hold onto notes for longer. Other than those requests, this is the best value for money!
  • Best of the best!

    By Krug j.
    If you love music, this is the ultimate. Very professional, plus features and quality found in no other app. Regular updates.. Beautiful.😀👏🎶👍
  • Awaking and Priced Fairly

    By Clurichaun
    I have spent some mega bucks on some big name musical daws and sound packs when many different kinds of music are represented in the this paid version. Seriously, with the small price you get some great sounds. When heard about this at first, I was like ok it would just be another throw away freebie piece of crap but tried the free version and was amazed. I was even more amazed at the cheap price to go to pro! This app plays well with others and works quite well with my midi keyboard which I can not say about some many high end other apps. Definitely worth it even if you only like 1/4 of the styles offered. Works on my iPad Pro and actually has a sizeable keyboard and pads that works great on my small iPhone 8, as well!
  • Beats all other DAWs for simplicity of use! and cost

    By brainfroehling
    Not sure how many complicated DAWs I've bought and tried. But this one is simple, useful and when needed can be very detailed when dynamics are needed. You can't go wrong.
  • Perfection for my needs

    By Verb8em
    I’ve used this app since iPhone 4 came out and it has never disappointed me. I have purchased every addon instrument available so far and absolutely love working in this app. It’s easy to use and hard to master so the the advanced user will have just as much fun as the novice that picks it up. Strange thing I noticed the other day, I also use FL Studio Mobile 3 and it would appear that their previous iteration FLSM 2 was almost an exact clone as far as interface goes... was this app the model that t was made after because o believe Music Studio 2 was out before FLS but idk. Just saw some old screengrabs and was like, what!?!! It looks like Music Studio!?! Anyway keep up the awesome work! Keep adding instruments and drum kits! Is there any plan to add on Vocal Processing/Pitch correction in-app? Or adding an actual synth that can be programmed in app? Just curious I am fine with IAA/Audiobus’n into Music Studio anyway! Great app!!!