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World Synth & Drum Machine
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"A Must-Have for Any Musician" - App Store Review Join over 75,000 Musicians playing authentic world sounds, rhythms, and scales. Take a sonic tour through Asia to Latin America, from the Middle East to the Mediterranean - all with our premium sound packs. "This is a treasure chest for a musician!" - App Store Review SOUND PACKS We partnered with producers from across the globe to bring you hundreds of authentic sounds and rhythms from various parts of the globe. Expand your musical horizons by playing Arabic, Armenian, Turkish, Persian, Balkan, European, Greek, Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Klezmer, Latin & South American sounds, scales and rhythms. JOIN THE COMMUNITY Create or import your own custom sounds and rhythms and share them with our ever-growing community. Import Korg KMP or SFZ format sounds and tweak to your heart's content. Load your custom WAV and AIFF files to play within our drum machine player. Share your sonic creations with the world by uploading them to our user community for others to download. RHYTHM TRAINER Use our built-in drum pad machine to play along with unique world rhythms. Practice interesting odd-rhythm and syncopated time signatures found throughout the globe. If you want more, import your own custom loops to play along to. Sync the app with Ableton Link to integrate with your studio, software, and hardware gear. WORLD SCALES Enhance your musical vocabulary by learning Makam, Raga, and World Scales such as Beyati, Hijaz, Rast, Saba, Segah, Aeolian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Blues Scale, Raag Marwa, Raag Bhairav, Chinese, Hungarian, Mongolian, Roma, Ethiopian Tizita, Ethiopian Anchihoye, and more. DRONES Use the app as a Drone Machine to play along with. Hold Drones for Days with Analog Pads, Duduk Drones, Tamburas, Strings, or Zurnas and more! BECOME A PREMIUM MEMBER Become a TAQS.IM Premium Member to access all of the sound packs for one price and more. We offer the following plans: 1 month: $5.99 1 year: $29.99 These prices are for the US. Pricing in other countries may vary. • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • An account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase Start your worldwide musical journey with the TAQS.IM World Synth Synthesizer. Features • Premium Sound and Rhythm Packs from Across the World • AUv3 Support • Ableton Link Support • Layer and Split Sounds • Save Favorite Sounds and Rhythms • Microtonal Real-Time Scale Converter • World, Middle Eastern, and Raga scales • Import Korg KMP, SFZ, Wav and AIFF files • Inter-app Audio (IAA) • AudioBus Support • MIDI in (Control with a MIDI Keyboard or AudioBus/IAA) • Filter Section • Envelope Section • FX Section: Octaver, Phaser, Autowah, Delay, Reverb Make sure to check out our Podcast, Blog, Radio Station, Sounds, Community, and more on https://taqs.im - Your Gateway to Middle Eastern Sound. Terms of Service: https://taqs.im/terms/ Privacy Policy: https://taqs.im/privacy/ Want to collaborate or have suggestions? Email us at contact@taqs.im!
Great but it crashes
by Zu zap bibbity bop on 2021/06/21 00:44
Ok this app is great and stuff but it keeps crashing when i try to import a soundfont
Echos
by Dragon Knerd on 2021/06/09 14:25
When I use it in garage band, I heard an echo. I tried many ways to get rid of it. However, nothing works. Can you please fix it?
This app is good for megalovania
by ChestW 😩💔 on 2021/05/26 01:32
It is good app because you can import megalovania soundfont and put it to garageband
Great acoustics
by MikeInLasVegas on 2021/05/20 17:35
This is now my go to bass. The 'Slap Bass' is worth the price alone. Very elegant and warm across the board. Perfect for making organic motorik grooves. Thanks much for this.
I love it
by tad sandy 7 on 2021/05/15 16:31
The only reason I use this app is for soundfonts into garageband Please do not ever delete this app I love the app
Great app but a problem with Rhythm in IAA or AU
by randomestringofrandom on 2021/03/29 23:00
The rhythm (drum) sounds won’t transmit to DAW’s, because the selection just blinks, so won’t load or play when used as an IAA instrument. Tested in Cubasis 3 and Auria Pro, on multiple iPads. Update: To be clear, the rhythm never loads after being selected, it just blinks. Solution for Auria Pro: Don’t load it into Auria Pro directly, load it into Aum, map Aum output to Auria Pro press PLAY in Aum. Then switch to the track in Auria Pro
Really Disappointed
by t dog G21 on 2021/03/24 17:22
I love this app’s great editable sounds and no latency. It is costly per sound but worth it, I think. Upon update, I lost all my purchased packs and hours of tweaks. The developer told me to reinstall the app and restore the sounds. That worked except for my edits were gone, of course. As of yet I don’t see a way to back up edits.
Love the app except
by trtlman on 2021/03/17 06:15
The app is amazing but I hate being bugged to review apps. Every time I open it I am asked to rate it. For that reason I give it 3 stars.
Ok
by Ceno2021 on 2021/03/17 03:42
App is just fine. Sounds are clear however I couldn’t find the record feature. Am I missing something?
Great tones!
by Best Reviewer Ever on 2021/03/11 02:10
I’m new to this app but am loving the tones. I did encounter a persistent bug. On the “strings yayli” setting, the sound when holding F4 cuts off after about 3 seconds. All other tones seem to hold out as long as the key is pressed. Besides that tiny glitch, this app is very much worth the download.
Gavin Leblond
by beat pad make your own beats on 2021/03/04 22:47
There's only one problem. I can't change it to a Groovepad. Or synthesizer. Do you think you can fix it? I hope you fix it. Because there's only one problem. I have the app Groovepad. But it won't let me write a review. So can you fix both of those things?. And I can change it to a piano either. There's no piano soundtrack and I can't find any soundtracks. So fix it right away I really need it to be fixed so if you can fix it about him sleep that would be
😀😀😀😀
by ouds are cool on 2021/02/21 17:35
I like 👍 the fact this app has a buzuq and other dead or dieing instruments 🎹. Add 🇪🇹 musical instruments like the krar and begena 😀. Oh and add a laz sound pack thank you 😊.
Wow, very impressive!
by SharpAudio on 2021/02/20 08:26
There are a lot of interesting things about this app that makes it really stand out from the rest. I love the world style and rhythms most of. Ease of use is also worth mentioning and overall I’d say this is immediately one of my favorites in the App Store. Get it.
Updates are horrible.
by Jojonickki on 2021/01/30 14:37
At one point, was my favorite app. Each update- lost all my setting and my purchase packs. Ok...dealt with developer—-redownload apps etc...and create new setting. But how many of these do I have to do? Yes, app is great- fantastic but the annoyance and inconvenience every single/ every few months. I love it when updates are constant, it shows that the developer are dedicated. But at some point, me(user) will say enough is enough.update- yes. Having to redo settings- NO. I don’t even remember now what and which sounds and packs was purchase anymore. Totally annoyed
Good product
by Magesic54 on 2021/01/23 23:39
I waited for this n I could be able to get it now. For stage performers it is a good helpful. Thank u anyway.
TAQS, is a gem! A Diamond in the rough, and under-rated!
by Thirdnail on 2021/01/16 17:42
Glad to see many of the people who gave a low rating, did indeed return to update once a few of the issues being fixed. IAP work, and sounds are great! I bought two of the packs, and the instruments have been recorded in high quality and ALL are usable, even if you are working on a high quality demo. (I would also go as far as saying these instruments would be great in a LIVE set.) ***Everyone who plays live shows understands the must in light weight, compact equipment. They also realize that having even one EXTRA musician cuts into the money each make per show... more importantly the real-estate sometimes doesn’t afford much room...meaning one extra person on stage makes things way to tight. So a lightweight app, that has quality instruments is worth WAY more than $3.99. I haven’t bought any rhythm packs, however the METAL drummer looks very cool, and peaks my interest. I may need to see what demos are on YouTube to see how easy the metal drummer (or any of the drums) are to use, and how much control each rhythm allows. Thank you to this developer, who made such a quality app, with some unique sounds. Unfortunately there are NOT many apps that offer great instruments and high quality sounds. Thumb-jam and GM are the only 2 that come to mind for “Real” music, such as Jazz, Gospel, even Metal !!! ***IAA works amazing in AUM, Garage Band, Cubasis and in Appmatrix so to me that is the best of the Daws on IOS!
Great app!!!
by hm26735 on 2020/12/10 23:05
This app is awesome and very useful. Thank you.
Must Have (Saved Me $1000+)
by Runner08362728 on 2020/11/27 21:57
This app is a must have for any musician. I was almost going to purchase a synth costing $1000+. But I realized this app did everything I needed. Thank God I found it. Plus the sound and tone is better than anything I have heard.
Purchased Sound Packs Disappear After Upgrades
by TheKindness on 2020/11/22 15:53
First of all, this is an Fantastic, Fantastic app for a musician - a veritable treasurehouse! I like it so much, especially since now you can import your own beats - hurrah! My only complaint (outside of the nag screen that appears every time I open the app) is that every time I upgrade TAQSIM, I have to re-install it in order to restore my purchased sound packs. This is a major pain, to say in least, because it is always being upgraded. May I suggest a Restore button be placed within the app for convenience sake? Anyway, here, Take My Money!
Best Music Mobile App for Ethnic and Oriental
by Na7noo7 on 2020/11/20 16:32
The developers are dreamers, they thought of everything and packed it in one simple interface. It is amazing, the scales presets are absolute overwhelming, although sometimes it mismatch but if you chose different scale and come back to the previous scale it will readjust. Because of the app I loved the company taqs.im, I started following them on YouTube and I’m planning to buy their PC complete version. Not because I need it, but only to encourage them. I hope them all success, and I will be looking forward for any new masterpiece of this wonderful team.
Cant use
by mr.burritobucks on 2020/11/15 14:58
Wont let me record it as an inn-app plugin in GarageBand. Can’t really do anything with it now
Unable to import sfz samples
by Kajululuzi on 2020/10/21 17:55
I am un able to import sfz sample. I am on ios 12.4
DOES NOT WORK AT ALL IN GARAGEBAND
by markshadows on 2020/09/29 06:06
UPDATE: AU “coming soon?” Well, right now, after the latest update, IT DOES NOT OPEN AT ALL IN GARAGEBAND IOS - not even as an IAA. Sometimes it doesn’t even show up as an available IAA. When it does, it won’t open at all. Other times, it starts playing by itself when it’s not even open! I had to delete the app to keep it from interfering with other recordings. ZERO STARS.
Are you guys thieves or what?
by jsnsidndksn on 2020/09/18 06:13
I paid for all sound and rhythm modules about 6 months ago and now I’m unable to access them you’re trying to sell me a subscription? Are you kidding me I cannot restore my purchases
Please Latino beat missing
by Vze4pf23 on 2020/09/16 21:29
Please up date. Latin beats still missing Thanks
Wayyy to much stuff you have to purchase
by Tech Freak on 2020/09/07 19:21
Come on. I have GarageBand, everything is completely free, and there was nothing displeasing about that app. This one is the complete opposite. You have to pay for a lot of stuff just to enjoy this app. Seriously. Do better. Edit: Kudos to the dev for responding
Natural sounds and authentic rhythms
by djDIKOfresno on 2020/09/06 02:05
Very easy to use as a stand alone app and even better connected to a midi controller.
❤️❤️❤️❤️🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪
by nilikusha on 2020/08/27 18:22
BAGPIPES PLEASE ❤️❤️❤️
Its a very good app
by caesar2142 on 2020/08/26 19:11
Hi quality support
Muy buena aplicación
by la mussy on 2020/08/24 08:03
Muy buena aplicación
Way too expensive
by Smackulus on 2020/08/23 23:28
If you buy all the iaps it will cost you 30 bucks. If you’re spending that much money you could get a Korg iM1 with 2000 sounds and program in your own scales. This app is not worth it.
Very impressed!
by enginarat on 2020/08/12 23:20
I am very impressed with this amazing app! It looks like it’s going to replace my Roland keyboard🤨🤨🤨Would you consider variations and fil-inns in Rhythms? would definitely pay extra for those.
What are you waiting for?
by Ben Efitofadoubt on 2020/06/17 01:30
This instrument sounds great. There is a massive amount of content provided for free. There are even more incredible instruments and rhythms available as very fairly priced IAPs. Also, I would suggest subscribing to their newsletter. It always contains fascinating information about and performances of world music. Give it a go. You will not be disappointed. Kudos to the developer!
Bless the Creator 🙏
by BobbyBerberyan on 2020/06/16 03:35
No words.
.Set
by Wzk5 on 2020/06/14 03:11
I want to add File have (.set) like others org
Sounds great, but unhappy with 2 things
by Pixelmanta on 2020/06/07 02:58
Great sounding synth, really like it a lot. But kept nagging me to rate it every single time I changed a setting, so here I am. And it originally came with an extra sound pack, which the developers said got in there by mistake, so they removed it in the subsequent update, which I find to be kind of lame. But definitely check it out, some really good presets, and sound quality.
Good synthesizer with a focus on World Music and scales to help
by WaterRabbitUSA on 2020/05/26 20:10
That help you play like you are a world traveler. Plus the best feature of all is that it 's FUN !!! 🐰⚔️⛩⚔️🐰
Another one not to sleep on....
by WendysFrostyCarlos on 2020/05/26 19:02
Super cool iOS app with a vast amount of sound sets and features to get you making ultra cool and unique rhythms & textures happening with ease! And cool scales to make you sound like you know what you’re doing as you play along.
Possibly the dopest app
by Bobby Berberyan on 2020/05/15 07:08
Noughsaid
Crashing
by yg and me on 2020/05/06 21:50
Love the app but it crash when you use beatmaker3
Amazing 😉
by Coolbreeze318 on 2020/05/04 22:47
I am definitely grateful that they made this one 888 God bless you and your family now and forever ♾ amen 🙏
Only monophonic
by EZ Who on 2020/04/26 21:19
This synth-app is outstanding. I just wish it was polyphonic so I could explore microtonal harmony.
Nice sounds, but
by hawaiian808808 on 2020/04/20 04:01
Shows up in Auria and the keys play, but unfortunately no sound. Bummers.
Awesome
by DPAslan on 2020/04/15 20:07
Great app guys, keep up the good work!
Really good !!!
by Pancho Villa80s on 2020/04/11 20:11
Thanks ! Need more synth presets, please. Pads,Strings,Brass,Pianos,80s sounds please. 🙌
I likey
by ZSwann on 2020/04/03 02:52
Pretty great sounds
Best
by Sunimore on 2020/03/26 18:59
Best midi app i ever used
This is beautiful and growing.
by Klrxs on 2020/03/23 02:03
One half star less for not being auv3 yet. I understand that the devs are limited in their resources and am happy they’ve been able to put this app together. It does have a lot of potential. They fixed a bug so I should hold to my promise and increase the stars. A lot of value right from the start, lots of bugs fixed or ideologically improved to make for a better overall experience. Since a half star is not a whole star, I’ll just round up. Highly anticipating auv3 support :)
Absolutely amazing
by LLK1 on 2020/03/22 23:39
Great app for kids music too love all the sounds and rhythms, has lots of good info and a strong educational tool
Gorgeous, educational, easy to use
by LW flow on 2020/03/17 09:58
Love this app, the sounds are so beautiful and its wonderful to be able to browse through different scales and sounds, all nicely categorized. Spending hours just playing through the different instruments. Lovely!
Taq.sim
by Kajair on 2020/03/14 00:35
I really love it so much it has so many free sounds you could use
Money
by MN.Mike on 2020/03/13 22:27
Make a sales bundle. I might be more interested.
What?!?
by alesisdm10 on 2020/03/09 03:08
This is Fu€£ing cool!
Dingle it up
by sevalley on 2020/03/09 00:48
This app is great. It has everything a music lover and maker could want. I dingled until I couldn’t dingle no more.
Great!
by Raffo Jahn on 2020/03/07 23:15
The Duduk and Dhol sounds of this app are worth it alone. Spent the first night playing this thing up into the wee hours of the morning.
Sounds Awesome!
by Septimo73 on 2020/03/05 09:49
Great developer, and awesome sounding synth.. and the presets are very inspiring. Had an issue with loops not edited very good and the dev quickly jumped on a fix and updated it with no problems. Waiting on the next update to see what else happens! Hopefully we’ll see more patches in the future in the form of IAPs and keep this thing going! Thanks! 👍
Major drum tempo issue
by ExperimentalSynth on 2020/02/29 19:40
Latest rev addresses my previous issue with drum tempo. Looking forward to see where this goes.
Very cool app!
by TheRealDutchee on 2020/02/29 13:01
Love all the sounds and to be able to sync with other apps. Loving it! 👍
This Synth is Genius
by Eban_Crawford on 2020/02/25 01:21
I love this app. Not only using it as a synth, but also using the drone function with the rhythm section as a soundscape for my guitar. It is perfect for some world sounds, ambient, and jazz guitar improvisations. The tones and flexibility of this app are top notch.
I really enjoy this app.
by Lofi Afronaut on 2020/02/19 12:29
The UI is easy to navigate which streamlines workflow. The world instruments and concert grand sound amazing. With Midi support it makes a great addition to your studio setup either it’s for triggering inspiration or creating minimal soundscapes
Awesome Update
by Taximi50 on 2020/02/15 19:18
The new sounds, rhythms and drones are awesome! It’s a great tool to jam to and learn different rhythms and microtonal makam-based scales!
One of the bestApps
by Q_rius on 2020/02/13 16:45
Excellent samples and rhythm variety
Lovely
by jonnyyoyo on 2020/02/05 19:25
Very robust with incredible voices. I am loving this app.
IAP’s don’t work!
by Rato1244 on 2020/02/05 03:32
This synth is unique and has potential. The free sounds are great but after trying to make an IAP for more sounds I was surprised to find that they produced no sound and using restore purchases did not work. I will change my rating once they get this figured out as I really want to like this one of a kind synthesizer! Update: The developer has fixed everything that I complained about and I can now give this app a full 5 stars in fact I would give it 10 if I could the app is that good. All I can say is what are you waiting for download it and buy the IAP’s you won’t regret it!!!!
Silk Road sound bank errors
by 123456789asdghsf on 2020/02/02 21:08
Greetings, just a heads up on the Silk Roads sounds bank... I just purchased and installed that optional bank from the store and only two of the instruments load. The error is; Error Could not load sound- Could not find and sample definition I like the app enough to add some sound packs and looking forward to the fix. Please advise. THX
Amazing
by GoodbyeWren on 2020/02/02 17:31
WOW. I saw the app featured in use by musician Ara Topouzian. This is a really accessible system to learn and play a really broad range of microtonal scales. The rhythms and voices built in sound really fantastic. Seeing these scales visualized on a keyboard with the downtuned notes immediately helps understand them. A couple of things I’d really love: a quick switch to turn on/off the rhythm and drones all at once. And (this may be more iOS than the app) a way to avoid the iOS home bar that makes you swipe out of the apps (easy to accidentally close the app when you’re using the keyboard).
Unique synth
by Musacman2 on 2020/02/01 15:18
I don’t believe there is another synth out there with these unique sounds, and I love the rhythms it produces.
So much potential makes it a frustrating instrument to get close to...
by JRSIV1975 on 2020/01/31 20:33
I understand getting an app into a usable AUv3 version without hiccups & crashes takes time and isn’t easy. But that’s what this synth needs. I purchased a few sound packs (Arabic & Silk Road) and the majority of the Silk Road patches just don’t work. I’ll gladly change my review if the apps issues are mended...
Easy to use, unique sounds
by beepdeboop on 2020/01/30 01:27
Just downloaded this app yesterday and I can’t stop using it. Has bunch of unique sounds that allow me to travel to the Middle East through music. Thank you.
Great
by Cenzo Bastian on 2020/01/29 06:49
Amazing, fun and interactive
Needs AUV3
by cloud700 on 2020/01/29 02:34
Some great sounding samples on this one, will purchase the packs once AUV3 is implemented. 👍
Rhythm no good
by Eshhmanniiiinnn on 2019/09/25 23:39
He rhythm count is no good ,its playing one extra step in every measure.
Useful App
by William G [L•wS] on 2019/09/09 10:59
Finally something we Eastern musicians can use on an iPhone. Please keep up with the good job and add more sounds and Rhythims! More variantions of Zurna and 6/8 please! Thank you! And why not add on MPC to play eastern percussion? Could be a nice option. Keep up with the good job! 👍 ♥️
Thx for fixing IAA, but...
by taady123 on 2019/08/31 22:08
The rhythm tempo is measured in percent. Percent of what? Even in middle eastern music, musicians use beats per minute. I still want to love this app, but I’m finding it hard to create a whole piece out of it. The app has great samples, but it’s almost impossible to line anything up. Some kind of tempo sync mechanism would help (within an IAA host).
Great app
by raf mass on 2019/08/15 04:36
Love this app. The beats that come with it alone are enough for me to love this app. Especially with the improvements they just made. It also helps you learn the maqams
Amazing app
by JoeKaz16 on 2019/08/14 20:11
Awesome sounds, rhythms, and a good teaching tool for maqam.
Crashing in audiobus
by Brokenhead57 on 2019/06/30 08:43
Won’t even open just crashes immediately
Great synth app.
by Hyeeee04 on 2019/06/27 22:25
Can’t wait to see where they take this app too. It’s pretty simple and easy to use. Can’t wait for this to become an arranger d too hint hint.
More Stable plus Microtonal Support
by sosih on 2019/06/25 16:23
Loving the new update. Hasn’t crashed yet and I can record into GarageBand though the tempo doesn’t sync yet. The big update was the microtonal support - it was great to try out all of those middle eastern scales!
Very cool
by Theoudplayer on 2019/06/25 14:02
This app is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. Great functionality and the key differentiator being the microtone control! It finally allows me to play modal music correctly. Good job TAQS.IM team
DJ Shay Silver Loves It! Just...
by SugaBoy on 2019/03/29 04:41
Just missing the recording function or I couldn’t see it... other than that… it’s perfect
Good start, but for the price needs additional features and controls.
by Joaquin P. on 2019/03/28 20:33
Thank you Doug from The Sound Test Room...ok, the Duduk sound is AMAZING...Truly, worth the price of admission for that sound alone. Having said that, the synth has other very interesting a very playable acoustic instruments. The rhythms are a nice surprise and it works very well. Very playable. However, it’s a bit expensive for what it currently delivers. It would be fantastic if the app had support for a Seaboard or a virtual keyboard that allowed for greater expresión and or sound control. I assume the developer, who did a very good job, will include more sounds over time and hopefully improve the app. Great start...
IAP’s don’t work!
by Rato1244 on 2020/02/05 03:32
This synth is unique and has potential. The free sounds are great but after trying to make an IAP for more sounds I was surprised to find that they produced no sound and using restore purchases did not work. I will change my rating once they get this figured out as I really want to like this one of a kind synthesizer! Update: The developer has fixed everything that I complained about and I can now give this app a full 5 stars in fact I would give it 10 if I could the app is that good. All I can say is what are you waiting for download it and buy the IAP’s you won’t regret it!!!!
Amazing
by GoodbyeWren on 2020/02/02 17:31
WOW. I saw the app featured in use by musician Ara Topouzian. This is a really accessible system to learn and play a really broad range of microtonal scales. The rhythms and voices built in sound really fantastic. Seeing these scales visualized on a keyboard with the downtuned notes immediately helps understand them. A couple of things I’d really love: a quick switch to turn on/off the rhythm and drones all at once. And (this may be more iOS than the app) a way to avoid the iOS home bar that makes you swipe out of the apps (easy to accidentally close the app when you’re using the keyboard).
This is beautiful and growing.
by Klrxs on 2020/03/23 02:03
One half star less for not being auv3 yet. I understand that the devs are limited in their resources and am happy they’ve been able to put this app together. It does have a lot of potential. They fixed a bug so I should hold to my promise and increase the stars. A lot of value right from the start, lots of bugs fixed or ideologically improved to make for a better overall experience. Since a half star is not a whole star, I’ll just round up. Highly anticipating auv3 support :)
Purchased Sound Packs Disappear After Upgrades
by TheKindness on 2020/11/22 15:53
First of all, this is an Fantastic, Fantastic app for a musician - a veritable treasurehouse! I like it so much, especially since now you can import your own beats - hurrah! My only complaint (outside of the nag screen that appears every time I open the app) is that every time I upgrade TAQSIM, I have to re-install it in order to restore my purchased sound packs. This is a major pain, to say in least, because it is always being upgraded. May I suggest a Restore button be placed within the app for convenience sake? Anyway, here, Take My Money!
Gavin Leblond
by beat pad make your own beats on 2021/03/04 22:47
There's only one problem. I can't change it to a Groovepad. Or synthesizer. Do you think you can fix it? I hope you fix it. Because there's only one problem. I have the app Groovepad. But it won't let me write a review. So can you fix both of those things?. And I can change it to a piano either. There's no piano soundtrack and I can't find any soundtracks. So fix it right away I really need it to be fixed so if you can fix it about him sleep that would be
Great tones!
by Best Reviewer Ever on 2021/03/11 02:10
I’m new to this app but am loving the tones. I did encounter a persistent bug. On the “strings yayli” setting, the sound when holding F4 cuts off after about 3 seconds. All other tones seem to hold out as long as the key is pressed. Besides that tiny glitch, this app is very much worth the download.
Sounds great, but unhappy with 2 things
by Pixelmanta on 2020/06/07 02:58
Great sounding synth, really like it a lot. But kept nagging me to rate it every single time I changed a setting, so here I am. And it originally came with an extra sound pack, which the developers said got in there by mistake, so they removed it in the subsequent update, which I find to be kind of lame. But definitely check it out, some really good presets, and sound quality.
Wow, very impressive!
by SharpAudio on 2021/02/20 08:26
There are a lot of interesting things about this app that makes it really stand out from the rest. I love the world style and rhythms most of. Ease of use is also worth mentioning and overall I’d say this is immediately one of my favorites in the App Store. Get it.
Really Disappointed
by t dog G21 on 2021/03/24 17:22
I love this app’s great editable sounds and no latency. It is costly per sound but worth it, I think. Upon update, I lost all my purchased packs and hours of tweaks. The developer told me to reinstall the app and restore the sounds. That worked except for my edits were gone, of course. As of yet I don’t see a way to back up edits.
Gorgeous, educational, easy to use
by LW flow on 2020/03/17 09:58
Love this app, the sounds are so beautiful and its wonderful to be able to browse through different scales and sounds, all nicely categorized. Spending hours just playing through the different instruments. Lovely!
So much potential makes it a frustrating instrument to get close to...
by JRSIV1975 on 2020/01/31 20:33
I understand getting an app into a usable AUv3 version without hiccups & crashes takes time and isn’t easy. But that’s what this synth needs. I purchased a few sound packs (Arabic & Silk Road) and the majority of the Silk Road patches just don’t work. I’ll gladly change my review if the apps issues are mended...
Sounds Awesome!
by Septimo73 on 2020/03/05 09:49
Great developer, and awesome sounding synth.. and the presets are very inspiring. Had an issue with loops not edited very good and the dev quickly jumped on a fix and updated it with no problems. Waiting on the next update to see what else happens! Hopefully we’ll see more patches in the future in the form of IAPs and keep this thing going! Thanks! 👍
Must Have (Saved Me $1000+)
by Runner08362728 on 2020/11/27 21:57
This app is a must have for any musician. I was almost going to purchase a synth costing $1000+. But I realized this app did everything I needed. Thank God I found it. Plus the sound and tone is better than anything I have heard.
Another one not to sleep on....
by WendysFrostyCarlos on 2020/05/26 19:02
Super cool iOS app with a vast amount of sound sets and features to get you making ultra cool and unique rhythms & textures happening with ease! And cool scales to make you sound like you know what you’re doing as you play along.
Useful App
by William G [L•wS] on 2019/09/09 10:59
Finally something we Eastern musicians can use on an iPhone. Please keep up with the good job and add more sounds and Rhythims! More variantions of Zurna and 6/8 please! Thank you! And why not add on MPC to play eastern percussion? Could be a nice option. Keep up with the good job! 👍 ♥️
Easy to use, unique sounds
by beepdeboop on 2020/01/30 01:27
Just downloaded this app yesterday and I can’t stop using it. Has bunch of unique sounds that allow me to travel to the Middle East through music. Thank you.
More Stable plus Microtonal Support
by sosih on 2019/06/25 16:23
Loving the new update. Hasn’t crashed yet and I can record into GarageBand though the tempo doesn’t sync yet. The big update was the microtonal support - it was great to try out all of those middle eastern scales!
I really enjoy this app.
by Lofi Afronaut on 2020/02/19 12:29
The UI is easy to navigate which streamlines workflow. The world instruments and concert grand sound amazing. With Midi support it makes a great addition to your studio setup either it’s for triggering inspiration or creating minimal soundscapes
This Synth is Genius
by Eban_Crawford on 2020/02/25 01:21
I love this app. Not only using it as a synth, but also using the drone function with the rhythm section as a soundscape for my guitar. It is perfect for some world sounds, ambient, and jazz guitar improvisations. The tones and flexibility of this app are top notch.
Thx for fixing IAA, but...
by taady123 on 2019/08/31 22:08
The rhythm tempo is measured in percent. Percent of what? Even in middle eastern music, musicians use beats per minute. I still want to love this app, but I’m finding it hard to create a whole piece out of it. The app has great samples, but it’s almost impossible to line anything up. Some kind of tempo sync mechanism would help (within an IAA host).
Very impressed!
by enginarat on 2020/08/12 23:20
I am very impressed with this amazing app! It looks like it’s going to replace my Roland keyboard🤨🤨🤨Would you consider variations and fil-inns in Rhythms? would definitely pay extra for those.
Great synth app.
by Hyeeee04 on 2019/06/27 22:25
Can’t wait to see where they take this app too. It’s pretty simple and easy to use. Can’t wait for this to become an arranger d too hint hint.
DOES NOT WORK AT ALL IN GARAGEBAND
by markshadows on 2020/09/29 06:06
UPDATE: AU “coming soon?” Well, right now, after the latest update, IT DOES NOT OPEN AT ALL IN GARAGEBAND IOS - not even as an IAA. Sometimes it doesn’t even show up as an available IAA. When it does, it won’t open at all. Other times, it starts playing by itself when it’s not even open! I had to delete the app to keep it from interfering with other recordings. ZERO STARS.
Great app
by raf mass on 2019/08/15 04:36
Love this app. The beats that come with it alone are enough for me to love this app. Especially with the improvements they just made. It also helps you learn the maqams
What are you waiting for?
by Ben Efitofadoubt on 2020/06/17 01:30
This instrument sounds great. There is a massive amount of content provided for free. There are even more incredible instruments and rhythms available as very fairly priced IAPs. Also, I would suggest subscribing to their newsletter. It always contains fascinating information about and performances of world music. Give it a go. You will not be disappointed. Kudos to the developer!
Dingle it up
by sevalley on 2020/03/09 00:48
This app is great. It has everything a music lover and maker could want. I dingled until I couldn’t dingle no more.
Great!
by Raffo Jahn on 2020/03/07 23:15
The Duduk and Dhol sounds of this app are worth it alone. Spent the first night playing this thing up into the wee hours of the morning.
Good product
by Magesic54 on 2021/01/23 23:39
I waited for this n I could be able to get it now. For stage performers it is a good helpful. Thank u anyway.
Crashing
by yg and me on 2020/05/06 21:50
Love the app but it crash when you use beatmaker3
Absolutely amazing
by LLK1 on 2020/03/22 23:39
Great app for kids music too love all the sounds and rhythms, has lots of good info and a strong educational tool
Natural sounds and authentic rhythms
by djDIKOfresno on 2020/09/06 02:05
Very easy to use as a stand alone app and even better connected to a midi controller.
Amazing 😉
by Coolbreeze318 on 2020/05/04 22:47
I am definitely grateful that they made this one 888 God bless you and your family now and forever ♾ amen 🙏
😀😀😀😀
by ouds are cool on 2021/02/21 17:35
I like 👍 the fact this app has a buzuq and other dead or dieing instruments 🎹. Add 🇪🇹 musical instruments like the krar and begena 😀. Oh and add a laz sound pack thank you 😊.
Ok
by Ceno2021 on 2021/03/17 03:42
App is just fine. Sounds are clear however I couldn’t find the record feature. Am I missing something?
Good synthesizer with a focus on World Music and scales to help
by WaterRabbitUSA on 2020/05/26 20:10
That help you play like you are a world traveler. Plus the best feature of all is that it 's FUN !!! 🐰⚔️⛩⚔️🐰
Great acoustics
by MikeInLasVegas on 2021/05/20 17:35
This is now my go to bass. The 'Slap Bass' is worth the price alone. Very elegant and warm across the board. Perfect for making organic motorik grooves. Thanks much for this.
Wayyy to much stuff you have to purchase
by Tech Freak on 2020/09/07 19:21
Come on. I have GarageBand, everything is completely free, and there was nothing displeasing about that app. This one is the complete opposite. You have to pay for a lot of stuff just to enjoy this app. Seriously. Do better. Edit: Kudos to the dev for responding
Silk Road sound bank errors
by 123456789asdghsf on 2020/02/02 21:08
Greetings, just a heads up on the Silk Roads sounds bank... I just purchased and installed that optional bank from the store and only two of the instruments load. The error is; Error Could not load sound- Could not find and sample definition I like the app enough to add some sound packs and looking forward to the fix. Please advise. THX
I love it
by tad sandy 7 on 2021/05/15 16:31
The only reason I use this app is for soundfonts into garageband Please do not ever delete this app I love the app
Great but it crashes
by Zu zap bibbity bop on 2021/06/21 00:44
Ok this app is great and stuff but it keeps crashing when i try to import a soundfont
Please Latino beat missing
by Vze4pf23 on 2020/09/16 21:29
Please up date. Latin beats still missing Thanks
Only monophonic
by EZ Who on 2020/04/26 21:19
This synth-app is outstanding. I just wish it was polyphonic so I could explore microtonal harmony.
Unique synth
by Musacman2 on 2020/02/01 15:18
I don’t believe there is another synth out there with these unique sounds, and I love the rhythms it produces.
Echos
by Dragon Knerd on 2021/06/09 14:25
When I use it in garage band, I heard an echo. I tried many ways to get rid of it. However, nothing works. Can you please fix it?
Very cool app!
by TheRealDutchee on 2020/02/29 13:01
Love all the sounds and to be able to sync with other apps. Loving it! 👍
Rhythm no good
by Eshhmanniiiinnn on 2019/09/25 23:39
He rhythm count is no good ,its playing one extra step in every measure.
Are you guys thieves or what?
by jsnsidndksn on 2020/09/18 06:13
I paid for all sound and rhythm modules about 6 months ago and now I’m unable to access them you’re trying to sell me a subscription? Are you kidding me I cannot restore my purchases
This app is good for megalovania
by ChestW 😩💔 on 2021/05/26 01:32
It is good app because you can import megalovania soundfont and put it to garageband
Great app but a problem with Rhythm in IAA or AU
by randomestringofrandom on 2021/03/29 23:00
The rhythm (drum) sounds won’t transmit to DAW’s, because the selection just blinks, so won’t load or play when used as an IAA instrument. Tested in Cubasis 3 and Auria Pro, on multiple iPads. Update: To be clear, the rhythm never loads after being selected, it just blinks. Solution for Auria Pro: Don’t load it into Auria Pro directly, load it into Aum, map Aum output to Auria Pro press PLAY in Aum. Then switch to the track in Auria Pro
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World Synth & Drum Machine
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"A Must-Have for Any Musician" - App Store Review Join over 75,000 Musicians playing authentic world sounds, rhythms, and scales. Take a sonic tour through Asia to Latin America, from the Middle East to the Mediterranean - all with our premium sound packs. "This is a treasure chest for a musician!" - App Store Review SOUND PACKS We partnered with producers from across the globe to bring you hundreds of authentic sounds and rhythms from various parts of the globe. Expand your musical horizons by playing Arabic, Armenian, Turkish, Persian, Balkan, European, Greek, Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Klezmer, Latin & South American sounds, scales and rhythms. JOIN THE COMMUNITY Create or import your own custom sounds and rhythms and share them with our ever-growing community. Import Korg KMP or SFZ format sounds and tweak to your heart's content. Load your custom WAV and AIFF files to play within our drum machine player. Share your sonic creations with the world by uploading them to our user community for others to download. RHYTHM TRAINER Use our built-in drum pad machine to play along with unique world rhythms. Practice interesting odd-rhythm and syncopated time signatures found throughout the globe. If you want more, import your own custom loops to play along to. Sync the app with Ableton Link to integrate with your studio, software, and hardware gear. WORLD SCALES Enhance your musical vocabulary by learning Makam, Raga, and World Scales such as Beyati, Hijaz, Rast, Saba, Segah, Aeolian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Blues Scale, Raag Marwa, Raag Bhairav, Chinese, Hungarian, Mongolian, Roma, Ethiopian Tizita, Ethiopian Anchihoye, and more. DRONES Use the app as a Drone Machine to play along with. Hold Drones for Days with Analog Pads, Duduk Drones, Tamburas, Strings, or Zurnas and more! BECOME A PREMIUM MEMBER Become a TAQS.IM Premium Member to access all of the sound packs for one price and more. We offer the following plans: 1 month: $5.99 1 year: $29.99 These prices are for the US. Pricing in other countries may vary. • Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period • An account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase Start your worldwide musical journey with the TAQS.IM World Synth Synthesizer. Features • Premium Sound and Rhythm Packs from Across the World • AUv3 Support • Ableton Link Support • Layer and Split Sounds • Save Favorite Sounds and Rhythms • Microtonal Real-Time Scale Converter • World, Middle Eastern, and Raga scales • Import Korg KMP, SFZ, Wav and AIFF files • Inter-app Audio (IAA) • AudioBus Support • MIDI in (Control with a MIDI Keyboard or AudioBus/IAA) • Filter Section • Envelope Section • FX Section: Octaver, Phaser, Autowah, Delay, Reverb Make sure to check out our Podcast, Blog, Radio Station, Sounds, Community, and more on https://taqs.im - Your Gateway to Middle Eastern Sound. Terms of Service: https://taqs.im/terms/ Privacy Policy: https://taqs.im/privacy/ Want to collaborate or have suggestions? Email us at contact@taqs.im!
Great but it crashes
by Zu zap bibbity bop on 2021/06/21 00:44
Ok this app is great and stuff but it keeps crashing when i try to import a soundfont
Echos
by Dragon Knerd on 2021/06/09 14:25
When I use it in garage band, I heard an echo. I tried many ways to get rid of it. However, nothing works. Can you please fix it?
This app is good for megalovania
by ChestW 😩💔 on 2021/05/26 01:32
It is good app because you can import megalovania soundfont and put it to garageband
Great acoustics
by MikeInLasVegas on 2021/05/20 17:35
This is now my go to bass. The 'Slap Bass' is worth the price alone. Very elegant and warm across the board. Perfect for making organic motorik grooves. Thanks much for this.
I love it
by tad sandy 7 on 2021/05/15 16:31
The only reason I use this app is for soundfonts into garageband Please do not ever delete this app I love the app
Great app but a problem with Rhythm in IAA or AU
by randomestringofrandom on 2021/03/29 23:00
The rhythm (drum) sounds won’t transmit to DAW’s, because the selection just blinks, so won’t load or play when used as an IAA instrument. Tested in Cubasis 3 and Auria Pro, on multiple iPads. Update: To be clear, the rhythm never loads after being selected, it just blinks. Solution for Auria Pro: Don’t load it into Auria Pro directly, load it into Aum, map Aum output to Auria Pro press PLAY in Aum. Then switch to the track in Auria Pro
Really Disappointed
by t dog G21 on 2021/03/24 17:22
I love this app’s great editable sounds and no latency. It is costly per sound but worth it, I think. Upon update, I lost all my purchased packs and hours of tweaks. The developer told me to reinstall the app and restore the sounds. That worked except for my edits were gone, of course. As of yet I don’t see a way to back up edits.
Love the app except
by trtlman on 2021/03/17 06:15
The app is amazing but I hate being bugged to review apps. Every time I open it I am asked to rate it. For that reason I give it 3 stars.
Ok
by Ceno2021 on 2021/03/17 03:42
App is just fine. Sounds are clear however I couldn’t find the record feature. Am I missing something?
Great tones!
by Best Reviewer Ever on 2021/03/11 02:10
I’m new to this app but am loving the tones. I did encounter a persistent bug. On the “strings yayli” setting, the sound when holding F4 cuts off after about 3 seconds. All other tones seem to hold out as long as the key is pressed. Besides that tiny glitch, this app is very much worth the download.
Gavin Leblond
by beat pad make your own beats on 2021/03/04 22:47
There's only one problem. I can't change it to a Groovepad. Or synthesizer. Do you think you can fix it? I hope you fix it. Because there's only one problem. I have the app Groovepad. But it won't let me write a review. So can you fix both of those things?. And I can change it to a piano either. There's no piano soundtrack and I can't find any soundtracks. So fix it right away I really need it to be fixed so if you can fix it about him sleep that would be
😀😀😀😀
by ouds are cool on 2021/02/21 17:35
I like 👍 the fact this app has a buzuq and other dead or dieing instruments 🎹. Add 🇪🇹 musical instruments like the krar and begena 😀. Oh and add a laz sound pack thank you 😊.
Wow, very impressive!
by SharpAudio on 2021/02/20 08:26
There are a lot of interesting things about this app that makes it really stand out from the rest. I love the world style and rhythms most of. Ease of use is also worth mentioning and overall I’d say this is immediately one of my favorites in the App Store. Get it.
Updates are horrible.
by Jojonickki on 2021/01/30 14:37
At one point, was my favorite app. Each update- lost all my setting and my purchase packs. Ok...dealt with developer—-redownload apps etc...and create new setting. But how many of these do I have to do? Yes, app is great- fantastic but the annoyance and inconvenience every single/ every few months. I love it when updates are constant, it shows that the developer are dedicated. But at some point, me(user) will say enough is enough.update- yes. Having to redo settings- NO. I don’t even remember now what and which sounds and packs was purchase anymore. Totally annoyed
Good product
by Magesic54 on 2021/01/23 23:39
I waited for this n I could be able to get it now. For stage performers it is a good helpful. Thank u anyway.
TAQS, is a gem! A Diamond in the rough, and under-rated!
by Thirdnail on 2021/01/16 17:42
Glad to see many of the people who gave a low rating, did indeed return to update once a few of the issues being fixed. IAP work, and sounds are great! I bought two of the packs, and the instruments have been recorded in high quality and ALL are usable, even if you are working on a high quality demo. (I would also go as far as saying these instruments would be great in a LIVE set.) ***Everyone who plays live shows understands the must in light weight, compact equipment. They also realize that having even one EXTRA musician cuts into the money each make per show... more importantly the real-estate sometimes doesn’t afford much room...meaning one extra person on stage makes things way to tight. So a lightweight app, that has quality instruments is worth WAY more than $3.99. I haven’t bought any rhythm packs, however the METAL drummer looks very cool, and peaks my interest. I may need to see what demos are on YouTube to see how easy the metal drummer (or any of the drums) are to use, and how much control each rhythm allows. Thank you to this developer, who made such a quality app, with some unique sounds. Unfortunately there are NOT many apps that offer great instruments and high quality sounds. Thumb-jam and GM are the only 2 that come to mind for “Real” music, such as Jazz, Gospel, even Metal !!! ***IAA works amazing in AUM, Garage Band, Cubasis and in Appmatrix so to me that is the best of the Daws on IOS!
Great app!!!
by hm26735 on 2020/12/10 23:05
This app is awesome and very useful. Thank you.
Must Have (Saved Me $1000+)
by Runner08362728 on 2020/11/27 21:57
This app is a must have for any musician. I was almost going to purchase a synth costing $1000+. But I realized this app did everything I needed. Thank God I found it. Plus the sound and tone is better than anything I have heard.
Purchased Sound Packs Disappear After Upgrades
by TheKindness on 2020/11/22 15:53
First of all, this is an Fantastic, Fantastic app for a musician - a veritable treasurehouse! I like it so much, especially since now you can import your own beats - hurrah! My only complaint (outside of the nag screen that appears every time I open the app) is that every time I upgrade TAQSIM, I have to re-install it in order to restore my purchased sound packs. This is a major pain, to say in least, because it is always being upgraded. May I suggest a Restore button be placed within the app for convenience sake? Anyway, here, Take My Money!
Best Music Mobile App for Ethnic and Oriental
by Na7noo7 on 2020/11/20 16:32
The developers are dreamers, they thought of everything and packed it in one simple interface. It is amazing, the scales presets are absolute overwhelming, although sometimes it mismatch but if you chose different scale and come back to the previous scale it will readjust. Because of the app I loved the company taqs.im, I started following them on YouTube and I’m planning to buy their PC complete version. Not because I need it, but only to encourage them. I hope them all success, and I will be looking forward for any new masterpiece of this wonderful team.
Cant use
by mr.burritobucks on 2020/11/15 14:58
Wont let me record it as an inn-app plugin in GarageBand. Can’t really do anything with it now
Unable to import sfz samples
by Kajululuzi on 2020/10/21 17:55
I am un able to import sfz sample. I am on ios 12.4
DOES NOT WORK AT ALL IN GARAGEBAND
by markshadows on 2020/09/29 06:06
UPDATE: AU “coming soon?” Well, right now, after the latest update, IT DOES NOT OPEN AT ALL IN GARAGEBAND IOS - not even as an IAA. Sometimes it doesn’t even show up as an available IAA. When it does, it won’t open at all. Other times, it starts playing by itself when it’s not even open! I had to delete the app to keep it from interfering with other recordings. ZERO STARS.
Are you guys thieves or what?
by jsnsidndksn on 2020/09/18 06:13
I paid for all sound and rhythm modules about 6 months ago and now I’m unable to access them you’re trying to sell me a subscription? Are you kidding me I cannot restore my purchases
Please Latino beat missing
by Vze4pf23 on 2020/09/16 21:29
Please up date. Latin beats still missing Thanks
Wayyy to much stuff you have to purchase
by Tech Freak on 2020/09/07 19:21
Come on. I have GarageBand, everything is completely free, and there was nothing displeasing about that app. This one is the complete opposite. You have to pay for a lot of stuff just to enjoy this app. Seriously. Do better. Edit: Kudos to the dev for responding
Natural sounds and authentic rhythms
by djDIKOfresno on 2020/09/06 02:05
Very easy to use as a stand alone app and even better connected to a midi controller.
❤️❤️❤️❤️🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪
by nilikusha on 2020/08/27 18:22
BAGPIPES PLEASE ❤️❤️❤️
Its a very good app
by caesar2142 on 2020/08/26 19:11
Hi quality support
Muy buena aplicación
by la mussy on 2020/08/24 08:03
Muy buena aplicación
Way too expensive
by Smackulus on 2020/08/23 23:28
If you buy all the iaps it will cost you 30 bucks. If you’re spending that much money you could get a Korg iM1 with 2000 sounds and program in your own scales. This app is not worth it.
Very impressed!
by enginarat on 2020/08/12 23:20
I am very impressed with this amazing app! It looks like it’s going to replace my Roland keyboard🤨🤨🤨Would you consider variations and fil-inns in Rhythms? would definitely pay extra for those.
What are you waiting for?
by Ben Efitofadoubt on 2020/06/17 01:30
This instrument sounds great. There is a massive amount of content provided for free. There are even more incredible instruments and rhythms available as very fairly priced IAPs. Also, I would suggest subscribing to their newsletter. It always contains fascinating information about and performances of world music. Give it a go. You will not be disappointed. Kudos to the developer!
Bless the Creator 🙏
by BobbyBerberyan on 2020/06/16 03:35
No words.
.Set
by Wzk5 on 2020/06/14 03:11
I want to add File have (.set) like others org
Sounds great, but unhappy with 2 things
by Pixelmanta on 2020/06/07 02:58
Great sounding synth, really like it a lot. But kept nagging me to rate it every single time I changed a setting, so here I am. And it originally came with an extra sound pack, which the developers said got in there by mistake, so they removed it in the subsequent update, which I find to be kind of lame. But definitely check it out, some really good presets, and sound quality.
Good synthesizer with a focus on World Music and scales to help
by WaterRabbitUSA on 2020/05/26 20:10
That help you play like you are a world traveler. Plus the best feature of all is that it 's FUN !!! 🐰⚔️⛩⚔️🐰
Another one not to sleep on....
by WendysFrostyCarlos on 2020/05/26 19:02
Super cool iOS app with a vast amount of sound sets and features to get you making ultra cool and unique rhythms & textures happening with ease! And cool scales to make you sound like you know what you’re doing as you play along.
Possibly the dopest app
by Bobby Berberyan on 2020/05/15 07:08
Noughsaid
Crashing
by yg and me on 2020/05/06 21:50
Love the app but it crash when you use beatmaker3
Amazing 😉
by Coolbreeze318 on 2020/05/04 22:47
I am definitely grateful that they made this one 888 God bless you and your family now and forever ♾ amen 🙏
Only monophonic
by EZ Who on 2020/04/26 21:19
This synth-app is outstanding. I just wish it was polyphonic so I could explore microtonal harmony.
Nice sounds, but
by hawaiian808808 on 2020/04/20 04:01
Shows up in Auria and the keys play, but unfortunately no sound. Bummers.
Awesome
by DPAslan on 2020/04/15 20:07
Great app guys, keep up the good work!
Really good !!!
by Pancho Villa80s on 2020/04/11 20:11
Thanks ! Need more synth presets, please. Pads,Strings,Brass,Pianos,80s sounds please. 🙌
I likey
by ZSwann on 2020/04/03 02:52
Pretty great sounds
Best
by Sunimore on 2020/03/26 18:59
Best midi app i ever used
This is beautiful and growing.
by Klrxs on 2020/03/23 02:03
One half star less for not being auv3 yet. I understand that the devs are limited in their resources and am happy they’ve been able to put this app together. It does have a lot of potential. They fixed a bug so I should hold to my promise and increase the stars. A lot of value right from the start, lots of bugs fixed or ideologically improved to make for a better overall experience. Since a half star is not a whole star, I’ll just round up. Highly anticipating auv3 support :)
Absolutely amazing
by LLK1 on 2020/03/22 23:39
Great app for kids music too love all the sounds and rhythms, has lots of good info and a strong educational tool
Gorgeous, educational, easy to use
by LW flow on 2020/03/17 09:58
Love this app, the sounds are so beautiful and its wonderful to be able to browse through different scales and sounds, all nicely categorized. Spending hours just playing through the different instruments. Lovely!
Taq.sim
by Kajair on 2020/03/14 00:35
I really love it so much it has so many free sounds you could use
Money
by MN.Mike on 2020/03/13 22:27
Make a sales bundle. I might be more interested.
What?!?
by alesisdm10 on 2020/03/09 03:08
This is Fu€£ing cool!
Dingle it up
by sevalley on 2020/03/09 00:48
This app is great. It has everything a music lover and maker could want. I dingled until I couldn’t dingle no more.
Great!
by Raffo Jahn on 2020/03/07 23:15
The Duduk and Dhol sounds of this app are worth it alone. Spent the first night playing this thing up into the wee hours of the morning.
Sounds Awesome!
by Septimo73 on 2020/03/05 09:49
Great developer, and awesome sounding synth.. and the presets are very inspiring. Had an issue with loops not edited very good and the dev quickly jumped on a fix and updated it with no problems. Waiting on the next update to see what else happens! Hopefully we’ll see more patches in the future in the form of IAPs and keep this thing going! Thanks! 👍
Major drum tempo issue
by ExperimentalSynth on 2020/02/29 19:40
Latest rev addresses my previous issue with drum tempo. Looking forward to see where this goes.
Very cool app!
by TheRealDutchee on 2020/02/29 13:01
Love all the sounds and to be able to sync with other apps. Loving it! 👍
This Synth is Genius
by Eban_Crawford on 2020/02/25 01:21
I love this app. Not only using it as a synth, but also using the drone function with the rhythm section as a soundscape for my guitar. It is perfect for some world sounds, ambient, and jazz guitar improvisations. The tones and flexibility of this app are top notch.
I really enjoy this app.
by Lofi Afronaut on 2020/02/19 12:29
The UI is easy to navigate which streamlines workflow. The world instruments and concert grand sound amazing. With Midi support it makes a great addition to your studio setup either it’s for triggering inspiration or creating minimal soundscapes
Awesome Update
by Taximi50 on 2020/02/15 19:18
The new sounds, rhythms and drones are awesome! It’s a great tool to jam to and learn different rhythms and microtonal makam-based scales!
One of the bestApps
by Q_rius on 2020/02/13 16:45
Excellent samples and rhythm variety
Lovely
by jonnyyoyo on 2020/02/05 19:25
Very robust with incredible voices. I am loving this app.
IAP’s don’t work!
by Rato1244 on 2020/02/05 03:32
This synth is unique and has potential. The free sounds are great but after trying to make an IAP for more sounds I was surprised to find that they produced no sound and using restore purchases did not work. I will change my rating once they get this figured out as I really want to like this one of a kind synthesizer! Update: The developer has fixed everything that I complained about and I can now give this app a full 5 stars in fact I would give it 10 if I could the app is that good. All I can say is what are you waiting for download it and buy the IAP’s you won’t regret it!!!!
Silk Road sound bank errors
by 123456789asdghsf on 2020/02/02 21:08
Greetings, just a heads up on the Silk Roads sounds bank... I just purchased and installed that optional bank from the store and only two of the instruments load. The error is; Error Could not load sound- Could not find and sample definition I like the app enough to add some sound packs and looking forward to the fix. Please advise. THX
Amazing
by GoodbyeWren on 2020/02/02 17:31
WOW. I saw the app featured in use by musician Ara Topouzian. This is a really accessible system to learn and play a really broad range of microtonal scales. The rhythms and voices built in sound really fantastic. Seeing these scales visualized on a keyboard with the downtuned notes immediately helps understand them. A couple of things I’d really love: a quick switch to turn on/off the rhythm and drones all at once. And (this may be more iOS than the app) a way to avoid the iOS home bar that makes you swipe out of the apps (easy to accidentally close the app when you’re using the keyboard).
Unique synth
by Musacman2 on 2020/02/01 15:18
I don’t believe there is another synth out there with these unique sounds, and I love the rhythms it produces.
So much potential makes it a frustrating instrument to get close to...
by JRSIV1975 on 2020/01/31 20:33
I understand getting an app into a usable AUv3 version without hiccups & crashes takes time and isn’t easy. But that’s what this synth needs. I purchased a few sound packs (Arabic & Silk Road) and the majority of the Silk Road patches just don’t work. I’ll gladly change my review if the apps issues are mended...
Easy to use, unique sounds
by beepdeboop on 2020/01/30 01:27
Just downloaded this app yesterday and I can’t stop using it. Has bunch of unique sounds that allow me to travel to the Middle East through music. Thank you.
Great
by Cenzo Bastian on 2020/01/29 06:49
Amazing, fun and interactive
Needs AUV3
by cloud700 on 2020/01/29 02:34
Some great sounding samples on this one, will purchase the packs once AUV3 is implemented. 👍
Rhythm no good
by Eshhmanniiiinnn on 2019/09/25 23:39
He rhythm count is no good ,its playing one extra step in every measure.
Useful App
by William G [L•wS] on 2019/09/09 10:59
Finally something we Eastern musicians can use on an iPhone. Please keep up with the good job and add more sounds and Rhythims! More variantions of Zurna and 6/8 please! Thank you! And why not add on MPC to play eastern percussion? Could be a nice option. Keep up with the good job! 👍 ♥️
Thx for fixing IAA, but...
by taady123 on 2019/08/31 22:08
The rhythm tempo is measured in percent. Percent of what? Even in middle eastern music, musicians use beats per minute. I still want to love this app, but I’m finding it hard to create a whole piece out of it. The app has great samples, but it’s almost impossible to line anything up. Some kind of tempo sync mechanism would help (within an IAA host).
Great app
by raf mass on 2019/08/15 04:36
Love this app. The beats that come with it alone are enough for me to love this app. Especially with the improvements they just made. It also helps you learn the maqams
Amazing app
by JoeKaz16 on 2019/08/14 20:11
Awesome sounds, rhythms, and a good teaching tool for maqam.
Crashing in audiobus
by Brokenhead57 on 2019/06/30 08:43
Won’t even open just crashes immediately
Great synth app.
by Hyeeee04 on 2019/06/27 22:25
Can’t wait to see where they take this app too. It’s pretty simple and easy to use. Can’t wait for this to become an arranger d too hint hint.
More Stable plus Microtonal Support
by sosih on 2019/06/25 16:23
Loving the new update. Hasn’t crashed yet and I can record into GarageBand though the tempo doesn’t sync yet. The big update was the microtonal support - it was great to try out all of those middle eastern scales!
Very cool
by Theoudplayer on 2019/06/25 14:02
This app is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. Great functionality and the key differentiator being the microtone control! It finally allows me to play modal music correctly. Good job TAQS.IM team
DJ Shay Silver Loves It! Just...
by SugaBoy on 2019/03/29 04:41
Just missing the recording function or I couldn’t see it... other than that… it’s perfect
Good start, but for the price needs additional features and controls.
by Joaquin P. on 2019/03/28 20:33
Thank you Doug from The Sound Test Room...ok, the Duduk sound is AMAZING...Truly, worth the price of admission for that sound alone. Having said that, the synth has other very interesting a very playable acoustic instruments. The rhythms are a nice surprise and it works very well. Very playable. However, it’s a bit expensive for what it currently delivers. It would be fantastic if the app had support for a Seaboard or a virtual keyboard that allowed for greater expresión and or sound control. I assume the developer, who did a very good job, will include more sounds over time and hopefully improve the app. Great start...
IAP’s don’t work!
by Rato1244 on 2020/02/05 03:32
This synth is unique and has potential. The free sounds are great but after trying to make an IAP for more sounds I was surprised to find that they produced no sound and using restore purchases did not work. I will change my rating once they get this figured out as I really want to like this one of a kind synthesizer! Update: The developer has fixed everything that I complained about and I can now give this app a full 5 stars in fact I would give it 10 if I could the app is that good. All I can say is what are you waiting for download it and buy the IAP’s you won’t regret it!!!!
Amazing
by GoodbyeWren on 2020/02/02 17:31
WOW. I saw the app featured in use by musician Ara Topouzian. This is a really accessible system to learn and play a really broad range of microtonal scales. The rhythms and voices built in sound really fantastic. Seeing these scales visualized on a keyboard with the downtuned notes immediately helps understand them. A couple of things I’d really love: a quick switch to turn on/off the rhythm and drones all at once. And (this may be more iOS than the app) a way to avoid the iOS home bar that makes you swipe out of the apps (easy to accidentally close the app when you’re using the keyboard).
This is beautiful and growing.
by Klrxs on 2020/03/23 02:03
One half star less for not being auv3 yet. I understand that the devs are limited in their resources and am happy they’ve been able to put this app together. It does have a lot of potential. They fixed a bug so I should hold to my promise and increase the stars. A lot of value right from the start, lots of bugs fixed or ideologically improved to make for a better overall experience. Since a half star is not a whole star, I’ll just round up. Highly anticipating auv3 support :)
Purchased Sound Packs Disappear After Upgrades
by TheKindness on 2020/11/22 15:53
First of all, this is an Fantastic, Fantastic app for a musician - a veritable treasurehouse! I like it so much, especially since now you can import your own beats - hurrah! My only complaint (outside of the nag screen that appears every time I open the app) is that every time I upgrade TAQSIM, I have to re-install it in order to restore my purchased sound packs. This is a major pain, to say in least, because it is always being upgraded. May I suggest a Restore button be placed within the app for convenience sake? Anyway, here, Take My Money!
Gavin Leblond
by beat pad make your own beats on 2021/03/04 22:47
There's only one problem. I can't change it to a Groovepad. Or synthesizer. Do you think you can fix it? I hope you fix it. Because there's only one problem. I have the app Groovepad. But it won't let me write a review. So can you fix both of those things?. And I can change it to a piano either. There's no piano soundtrack and I can't find any soundtracks. So fix it right away I really need it to be fixed so if you can fix it about him sleep that would be
Great tones!
by Best Reviewer Ever on 2021/03/11 02:10
I’m new to this app but am loving the tones. I did encounter a persistent bug. On the “strings yayli” setting, the sound when holding F4 cuts off after about 3 seconds. All other tones seem to hold out as long as the key is pressed. Besides that tiny glitch, this app is very much worth the download.
Sounds great, but unhappy with 2 things
by Pixelmanta on 2020/06/07 02:58
Great sounding synth, really like it a lot. But kept nagging me to rate it every single time I changed a setting, so here I am. And it originally came with an extra sound pack, which the developers said got in there by mistake, so they removed it in the subsequent update, which I find to be kind of lame. But definitely check it out, some really good presets, and sound quality.
Wow, very impressive!
by SharpAudio on 2021/02/20 08:26
There are a lot of interesting things about this app that makes it really stand out from the rest. I love the world style and rhythms most of. Ease of use is also worth mentioning and overall I’d say this is immediately one of my favorites in the App Store. Get it.
Really Disappointed
by t dog G21 on 2021/03/24 17:22
I love this app’s great editable sounds and no latency. It is costly per sound but worth it, I think. Upon update, I lost all my purchased packs and hours of tweaks. The developer told me to reinstall the app and restore the sounds. That worked except for my edits were gone, of course. As of yet I don’t see a way to back up edits.
Gorgeous, educational, easy to use
by LW flow on 2020/03/17 09:58
Love this app, the sounds are so beautiful and its wonderful to be able to browse through different scales and sounds, all nicely categorized. Spending hours just playing through the different instruments. Lovely!
So much potential makes it a frustrating instrument to get close to...
by JRSIV1975 on 2020/01/31 20:33
I understand getting an app into a usable AUv3 version without hiccups & crashes takes time and isn’t easy. But that’s what this synth needs. I purchased a few sound packs (Arabic & Silk Road) and the majority of the Silk Road patches just don’t work. I’ll gladly change my review if the apps issues are mended...
Sounds Awesome!
by Septimo73 on 2020/03/05 09:49
Great developer, and awesome sounding synth.. and the presets are very inspiring. Had an issue with loops not edited very good and the dev quickly jumped on a fix and updated it with no problems. Waiting on the next update to see what else happens! Hopefully we’ll see more patches in the future in the form of IAPs and keep this thing going! Thanks! 👍
Must Have (Saved Me $1000+)
by Runner08362728 on 2020/11/27 21:57
This app is a must have for any musician. I was almost going to purchase a synth costing $1000+. But I realized this app did everything I needed. Thank God I found it. Plus the sound and tone is better than anything I have heard.
Another one not to sleep on....
by WendysFrostyCarlos on 2020/05/26 19:02
Super cool iOS app with a vast amount of sound sets and features to get you making ultra cool and unique rhythms & textures happening with ease! And cool scales to make you sound like you know what you’re doing as you play along.
Useful App
by William G [L•wS] on 2019/09/09 10:59
Finally something we Eastern musicians can use on an iPhone. Please keep up with the good job and add more sounds and Rhythims! More variantions of Zurna and 6/8 please! Thank you! And why not add on MPC to play eastern percussion? Could be a nice option. Keep up with the good job! 👍 ♥️
Easy to use, unique sounds
by beepdeboop on 2020/01/30 01:27
Just downloaded this app yesterday and I can’t stop using it. Has bunch of unique sounds that allow me to travel to the Middle East through music. Thank you.
More Stable plus Microtonal Support
by sosih on 2019/06/25 16:23
Loving the new update. Hasn’t crashed yet and I can record into GarageBand though the tempo doesn’t sync yet. The big update was the microtonal support - it was great to try out all of those middle eastern scales!
I really enjoy this app.
by Lofi Afronaut on 2020/02/19 12:29
The UI is easy to navigate which streamlines workflow. The world instruments and concert grand sound amazing. With Midi support it makes a great addition to your studio setup either it’s for triggering inspiration or creating minimal soundscapes
This Synth is Genius
by Eban_Crawford on 2020/02/25 01:21
I love this app. Not only using it as a synth, but also using the drone function with the rhythm section as a soundscape for my guitar. It is perfect for some world sounds, ambient, and jazz guitar improvisations. The tones and flexibility of this app are top notch.
Thx for fixing IAA, but...
by taady123 on 2019/08/31 22:08
The rhythm tempo is measured in percent. Percent of what? Even in middle eastern music, musicians use beats per minute. I still want to love this app, but I’m finding it hard to create a whole piece out of it. The app has great samples, but it’s almost impossible to line anything up. Some kind of tempo sync mechanism would help (within an IAA host).
Very impressed!
by enginarat on 2020/08/12 23:20
I am very impressed with this amazing app! It looks like it’s going to replace my Roland keyboard🤨🤨🤨Would you consider variations and fil-inns in Rhythms? would definitely pay extra for those.
Great synth app.
by Hyeeee04 on 2019/06/27 22:25
Can’t wait to see where they take this app too. It’s pretty simple and easy to use. Can’t wait for this to become an arranger d too hint hint.
DOES NOT WORK AT ALL IN GARAGEBAND
by markshadows on 2020/09/29 06:06
UPDATE: AU “coming soon?” Well, right now, after the latest update, IT DOES NOT OPEN AT ALL IN GARAGEBAND IOS - not even as an IAA. Sometimes it doesn’t even show up as an available IAA. When it does, it won’t open at all. Other times, it starts playing by itself when it’s not even open! I had to delete the app to keep it from interfering with other recordings. ZERO STARS.
Great app
by raf mass on 2019/08/15 04:36
Love this app. The beats that come with it alone are enough for me to love this app. Especially with the improvements they just made. It also helps you learn the maqams
What are you waiting for?
by Ben Efitofadoubt on 2020/06/17 01:30
This instrument sounds great. There is a massive amount of content provided for free. There are even more incredible instruments and rhythms available as very fairly priced IAPs. Also, I would suggest subscribing to their newsletter. It always contains fascinating information about and performances of world music. Give it a go. You will not be disappointed. Kudos to the developer!
Dingle it up
by sevalley on 2020/03/09 00:48
This app is great. It has everything a music lover and maker could want. I dingled until I couldn’t dingle no more.
Great!
by Raffo Jahn on 2020/03/07 23:15
The Duduk and Dhol sounds of this app are worth it alone. Spent the first night playing this thing up into the wee hours of the morning.
Good product
by Magesic54 on 2021/01/23 23:39
I waited for this n I could be able to get it now. For stage performers it is a good helpful. Thank u anyway.
Crashing
by yg and me on 2020/05/06 21:50
Love the app but it crash when you use beatmaker3
Absolutely amazing
by LLK1 on 2020/03/22 23:39
Great app for kids music too love all the sounds and rhythms, has lots of good info and a strong educational tool
Natural sounds and authentic rhythms
by djDIKOfresno on 2020/09/06 02:05
Very easy to use as a stand alone app and even better connected to a midi controller.
Amazing 😉
by Coolbreeze318 on 2020/05/04 22:47
I am definitely grateful that they made this one 888 God bless you and your family now and forever ♾ amen 🙏
😀😀😀😀
by ouds are cool on 2021/02/21 17:35
I like 👍 the fact this app has a buzuq and other dead or dieing instruments 🎹. Add 🇪🇹 musical instruments like the krar and begena 😀. Oh and add a laz sound pack thank you 😊.
Ok
by Ceno2021 on 2021/03/17 03:42
App is just fine. Sounds are clear however I couldn’t find the record feature. Am I missing something?
Good synthesizer with a focus on World Music and scales to help
by WaterRabbitUSA on 2020/05/26 20:10
That help you play like you are a world traveler. Plus the best feature of all is that it 's FUN !!! 🐰⚔️⛩⚔️🐰
Great acoustics
by MikeInLasVegas on 2021/05/20 17:35
This is now my go to bass. The 'Slap Bass' is worth the price alone. Very elegant and warm across the board. Perfect for making organic motorik grooves. Thanks much for this.
Wayyy to much stuff you have to purchase
by Tech Freak on 2020/09/07 19:21
Come on. I have GarageBand, everything is completely free, and there was nothing displeasing about that app. This one is the complete opposite. You have to pay for a lot of stuff just to enjoy this app. Seriously. Do better. Edit: Kudos to the dev for responding
Silk Road sound bank errors
by 123456789asdghsf on 2020/02/02 21:08
Greetings, just a heads up on the Silk Roads sounds bank... I just purchased and installed that optional bank from the store and only two of the instruments load. The error is; Error Could not load sound- Could not find and sample definition I like the app enough to add some sound packs and looking forward to the fix. Please advise. THX
I love it
by tad sandy 7 on 2021/05/15 16:31
The only reason I use this app is for soundfonts into garageband Please do not ever delete this app I love the app
Great but it crashes
by Zu zap bibbity bop on 2021/06/21 00:44
Ok this app is great and stuff but it keeps crashing when i try to import a soundfont
Please Latino beat missing
by Vze4pf23 on 2020/09/16 21:29
Please up date. Latin beats still missing Thanks
Only monophonic
by EZ Who on 2020/04/26 21:19
This synth-app is outstanding. I just wish it was polyphonic so I could explore microtonal harmony.
Unique synth
by Musacman2 on 2020/02/01 15:18
I don’t believe there is another synth out there with these unique sounds, and I love the rhythms it produces.
Echos
by Dragon Knerd on 2021/06/09 14:25
When I use it in garage band, I heard an echo. I tried many ways to get rid of it. However, nothing works. Can you please fix it?
Very cool app!
by TheRealDutchee on 2020/02/29 13:01
Love all the sounds and to be able to sync with other apps. Loving it! 👍
Rhythm no good
by Eshhmanniiiinnn on 2019/09/25 23:39
He rhythm count is no good ,its playing one extra step in every measure.
Are you guys thieves or what?
by jsnsidndksn on 2020/09/18 06:13
I paid for all sound and rhythm modules about 6 months ago and now I’m unable to access them you’re trying to sell me a subscription? Are you kidding me I cannot restore my purchases
This app is good for megalovania
by ChestW 😩💔 on 2021/05/26 01:32
It is good app because you can import megalovania soundfont and put it to garageband
Great app but a problem with Rhythm in IAA or AU
by randomestringofrandom on 2021/03/29 23:00
The rhythm (drum) sounds won’t transmit to DAW’s, because the selection just blinks, so won’t load or play when used as an IAA instrument. Tested in Cubasis 3 and Auria Pro, on multiple iPads. Update: To be clear, the rhythm never loads after being selected, it just blinks. Solution for Auria Pro: Don’t load it into Auria Pro directly, load it into Aum, map Aum output to Auria Pro press PLAY in Aum. Then switch to the track in Auria Pro
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