TC-11 & TC-Performer (Bit Shape)

is one of the earliest multi-touch music applications made for the iPad. It is available in a fully programmable version (prices vary) and as a player, available for free but most useful with the preset pack which is available.

Thumb Jam (Sonosaurus LLV)

Thumb Jam arrived on the iOS scene as an iPhone app in 2009 and has been well maintained to this day. Besides its beautiful library of sounds for a wide array of traditional instruments, it also features an astounding number of scales and modes. It is also possible to perform live with loops and, on larger screens like iPads, access several instruments simultaneously.

NodeBeat: Playful Music (Scitta Investment LLC)


Animoog Z (Moog Inc.) 


– Free – €17,99 for “Unlock Full App” – Many expansion packs

Teraverse (VirSyn)

Teraverse is a player version of sounds created by VirSyn’s phenomenal TeraPro synthesizer, with enticing graphics and extensive interactive possibilities, without having to be experienced with the complexities of synthesizer programming. Highly recommended for educational and creative situations! More products by VirSyn can be found under the menu point DEVELOPERS.