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Just swipe and tap on the shapes to control the music flow in a fun and unique audio-visual experience. No musical knowledge is required to play: Rhythm and tones are guaranteed! We collaborated with DJs, producers, beat makers like D-Styles, Rhettmatic, The BeatJunkies, 20Syl, Ugly MacBeer, and many others, to bring you the best musical experience available on iPhone and iPad. ⋆⋆⋆ Best of App Store 2016 ⋆⋆⋆ Played by more than a million people across the World! // WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU * Remixing cool beats and jamming with DJs, beat makers and rappers is now easy as 1 2 3! * If your creativity is blocked, Playground will help you to unleash your artistic potential in seconds. * Invite a friend to jam, thanks to the 2 player mode. * Stuck in a queue, an airport, a bus stop… simply bored? Playground will entertain you & time will fly. * Are you a musician who has no time to play his instrument? You’re one step away from a memorable musical experience that will bring your musical instincts to heights. * Want to bond with your children on a new level while having a great time together? Playground offers a unique experience for you and your loved ones. * Be a Hero at any party! // HOW IT WORKS Select a PlayGround map that suits your style and swipe on the colored shapes. Feel the force and let the music flow. Thanks to our genius algorithm, rhythm and tones are guaranteed! If you feel like you’re in need of tutorials, we have an in-app guidance system (Show Paths), or you can watch our video tutorial on Playground’s YouTube channel. // SHARE YOUR BEST TAKES, GET FEATURED The app allows you to record your jams and share them on any social network or platform app on your phone. Share your best takes and tag us to get a chance to be featured on our social media accounts. ** For the best experience ** - Use headphones or a speaker - DO NOT use Airplay or Bluetooth, they add lag that will ruin the experience - Disable multitouch gestures in your device preferences to prevent jumping to another app by accident // SUBSCRIPTIONS • You can subscribe for unlimited access to our full catalog, unlocking every content for the duration of the subscription • The subscriptions are $2,49 for a week, $3,99 for a month and $39,99 for a year • 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 • 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 • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable // TERMS OF USE http://legal.getplayground.com/
This is amazing!
by grizzleaglekodiak on 2020/11/18 21:44
This app is nothing like the others, trust me I searched and searched but nothing could compare. I’m also a fan of the shapes and creative music type where it comes right from you mind...I’ve been using it for at least 2 years now and it still doesn’t fail to please.😆✊👍
Great instant fun for Eenor’s looping setup and...
by geo66 on 2020/10/29 21:27
This is well conceived and fun and would be insane if us musicians could make our own sets w a one time base price Version (I avoid cloud subscription software), like this app meets touch Osc or lemur or the like (access to MPE midi and Playgrounds synth engines including PG drum sounds and sampler would be cool in-app charged bonuses) thanks, great job !
Unfortunately broken on iPad Pro
by A. Toonguy on 2020/10/09 19:29
Saw this app mentioned in a YouTube video, seemed fun, hasn’t been updated in a year and is broken on iPad Pro unfortunately. Good thing it’s free, though. :(
Still supported? Yes!
by Codowlsky Polopumus on 2020/10/09 00:08
Updated: Emailed devs, they said they’ve been working on it and now it’s back up! Not only that but with a sweet deal to boot. LOVE THIS APP! Old A lot of the playgrounds aren’t loading and it’s saying to check my connection. Tried buying one and can’t play it. Still have access to a few. Newish iPad Pro 11 inch
Awesome, but acts more like a single purchase.
by Entith on 2020/09/28 22:45
Single purchase meaning one time payment. I haven’t been able to download any of the scenes all while paying weekly. I really like this app so, I guess I’ll keep needlessly paying until someone sees this!
A Beat makers dream!
by GregoryTh3Great on 2020/08/19 03:39
This is a brilliant merging of top notch drum machine with a brilliant artistic design. Smooth controls and a crisp adept sound in every set sure make this one of the best beat makers out there period.
As good as it gets
by Atari till dawn on 2020/08/07 11:37
If you like making music this is a no brainier download .beyond user friendly ...also appreciate the support for some older model iPad 's below iOS 10 . i still rock my 9.3 iPad mini ..it's so frustrating to come across other music apps that look interesting but with no support for anything below iOS 10 or 11 . Haven't had a single issue running this app. Love it !
Crash issues
by Popesmasher on 2020/07/06 14:25
I love your application. The freedom, and boundless energy is addicting. I do have issues with constant crashing. Both on my iPhone 10smax, and iPad 6. I’ve updated the IOS, and reinstalled the application. Please help.
😻😻😻
by Hamsterfuff on 2020/06/06 18:40
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Sick af
by carlostheplug on 2020/04/20 15:08
Dope.....4/20/2020 blaze it
Totally unexpected and fun
by ARothmanMusic on 2020/04/19 03:59
Unlike many other music making apps, this one comes out of left field with a completely unique concept that makes triggering the samples and generating grooves a ton of fun. Really entertaining. I was jamming in no time. The only complaint I have is that it’s a little tough to predict but that’s part of the joy.
DJ Touchin stuff
by njsnowjunky on 2020/03/24 06:31
I am all about this how easy and fun it is and then having the ability to sample this on something like a DJS 1000 is what I’m going to start plating with.
If you like music...
by brandonscher on 2020/03/01 09:11
Really fun app!!! 🎵🎵🎵
My mind
by App review blohg69 on 2020/02/20 03:40
Is blown
Amazing pick up and play app
by Mac Dramastic on 2020/02/10 09:55
It’s an awesome app for just random jamming...but I love making loops to export and expand on in my daw! Only suggestion I would have is an option to turn off the quantizer to play off grid. But this is the ultimate beat block destroyer! I can always find a map to give me a creative boost when I’m stuck in a rut.
Please contact me
by Copeyland on 2020/01/29 22:59
I need to help you.
Love this and hope for more collaboration sets
by animosus_liberatio on 2020/01/17 18:34
My hubby and I LOVE to play together. So much fun!!! I just wish there were more boards where you can duo with someone else. I’m enjoying playing around during lunch hours or in waiting rooms though. Fully entertaining and even if you are not a musician you can still sound nice
Awesome
by ye duff bff fuh on 2020/01/03 23:12
Way awesome
can you feel it?
by Mazendorf44 on 2019/12/28 21:01
no thinking. getting lost in the music one is playing. it’s a meditative state. the easier it is to play, the less thinking one needs to do. less thinking means more feeling, more expression, that’s what playing music is all about. a musical instrument shouldn’t be viewed as something incredibly difficult to master. it is a tool for expression. it can move people. as a multi-instrumentalist for over 15 years, i must say i really dig these “anybody can play” instruments. so easy to get into. try it. maybe you’ll like it. maybe you’ll discover your inner mozart-like qualities. maybe? or at least, relieve a little stress? serenade the ladies. perhaps? just don’t let your phone drop when the beat does.
Best app ever made
by N80-43 on 2019/12/22 00:19
On the turntables and beat machines for decades. This is the best app ever conceived. Fun and useful. The modern equivalent of beating on the lunchroom table. My old iPad 3 runs it perfectly.
Enough To Send Me Down a Rabbit Hole
by Magically Pretentious on 2019/12/12 02:09
This app is quite amazing. I am a frustrated musician with a love for electronic music (all music really). I’m definitely buying a subscription there is too much awesome stuff here. Reminds me of Ableton Live in many ways. I think this will keep me in the Apple ecosystem for some time.
So awesome!
by eddie0908 on 2019/12/07 22:36
If you love music, you’ll love this app! It’s so much fun!
Please fix looper bug
by tetrahex on 2019/11/26 19:27
Love this app but every time I enable looper and loop a good section and start playing over it crashes...every single time. Please fix!!!
Woah
by Rattdaddy_ on 2019/11/22 08:54
This app blew me away. Get it.
Awesome!!
by JCohiba on 2019/10/10 01:09
This is an awesome app. First review I’ve ever left! But had to give this 5 stars.
More fun than a tub of gasoline!
by deejay begee on 2019/08/18 04:29
What’s else is there to say about it!? Just look at at the reviews. Most people not only give it 4 or 5 stars, but they take their time to rant and rave...And then there are the haters. There’s always going to be a few,right? However, look at what the haters have to say: NOTHING! Barely complete sentences. they either fail to elaborate anything intelligent to make their case or a temporary glitch caused them to be unable to continue using the app that they would of given 5 stars to 364 days out of the year so they give it one star to get the companies attention to fix their problem immediately instead of just going straight to support. Oh yeah, I almost forgot: then there are those who think ten bucks a month is too much to pay for a music app that they’ll probably be using 25 days out of 30. So if you are the kind of person who would complain on a hot air ballon ride or the kind of people who shop for clothes where they buy their car batteries and groceries; then avoid this application... or as I like to call it-instrument
I love it
by nocoldplz on 2019/08/17 03:47
It is soo good
THE BEST
by Zinxs13 on 2019/07/31 20:38
I have made my best beats here and it’s awesome
OMG this is a beautiful timesuck!!
by Fullmoon Blanket on 2019/07/25 05:52
I’ve only been playing around on this app for a couple of days and I’m on the free version. The only reason I haven’t gotten the paid version yet is because I generally only pay for apps that I legitimately need. This one will probably be my first exception to that rule. I can’t play any instruments. I love music but i have no musical education. None of that matters here.
I’m a simple man
by 51ZZL3 on 2019/07/18 21:33
Easy,fun, A great time passer.
Love!!
by lizziekinz07 on 2019/07/15 22:38
I absolutely love this game! Very entertaining and a great stress reliever! 10 out of 10 recommend
As a newbie to music production this the only app you have to have in your phone.
by Cgadsby on 2019/06/29 17:04
The app is insanely intuitive to any user, but still leaves so much room for user creativity. You guys did an amazing job! This app has inspired so much more style in to my own music please keep it up!
Top Flite
by Jae Stone on 2019/06/23 22:22
My Kinda Thangg, 4Sho
This App Is Fun
by Joshhwwaaaaaa on 2019/06/03 17:23
I love the free support and appreciate everyone who makes the layouts so we can all have fun. My friend who does music always gets a kick out me playing with this app.
Please bring IAA or auv3
by cuezaireekaa on 2019/05/24 06:04
I like the app but would love to play with it along with other synths and apps? Why does it not show up in Audiobus or AUM? That would make it a 5star app!
Better than most others
by Lego army 500 on 2019/05/19 18:58
This is just an honest comment on the app. It works really well and it does not slam ads in your face at all. It doesn’t try to force you buy anything to use the app and it gives amazing free soundboards to work with and unlock-able ones to work towards. I’ve been through many music apps but this one is one of the better ones. 🎶🎵
Nothing like it!
by PhonofideHustler on 2019/05/04 21:38
This is great if your looking for something to cut and scratch to or just to messed around alter various instrumentals. You literally can’t mess up the beat stays on point at all times. Very cool app. Definitely recommend for all.
Amazing...
by 🏌⛷⛷🏐 on 2019/04/29 00:44
This app is the best app I’ve ever used since creating music on my phone it’s so free flowing and therapeutic!!! I love how you have the option to purchase the packs separately or just subscribe for full access (honestly I went ahead and subscribed lol) the interface for each Dj is so visually appealing you can’t help but run your fingers across the screen like a mad Mozart!! All in all this app is great and I can’t wait to see what you add to it in the future ☀️
Best music app ever
by JUANINSPACR on 2019/04/27 02:46
It’s so fun and theirs so many types of beats you can play
Pretty Freakin Great
by pipe it up wow on 2019/04/11 16:18
This is honestly so much fun to play with, every time a new song comes out i get so excited to mess around with it! Keep it up just give the looper a little work please it’s still really glitchy
This is very cool
by derpy lemonz on 2019/04/03 15:48
Well it is super cool
Time Warp
by Pokey Junior on 2019/03/18 10:02
Just played on this app for 5 hours. The sun is up now and I’m thoroughly late for work. If I get fired, I’m just gonna play this game when I get home.
One fun App
by rmully on 2019/03/12 15:48
Love this app so fun and it can produce decent music.
Dope
by jvsxn13 on 2019/03/07 04:28
Super Dope actually!
I’m a lifelong musician, & this app is AWESOME!!
by jhhjjgjj on 2019/03/05 03:42
Super fun to play around with & makes being organically creative on the fly really FUN👍👍👍 I’m all for innovative & interesting ways to express one’s own creative spirit:) You guys struck GOLD this time for sure, and the fact that you can spend hours on this mixing up the melody, accompaniment & rhythmic vibes says a lot about this gem of an app! I’ve been a musician for over 40 years & I just discovered a new & unique way to create music! Great job, developers 🎼this gets an A+ in my book; highly recommended 🤩
Very fun app needs more control like a sequencer
by Giovanni_RatedR on 2019/02/18 01:03
This app is so much fun I wish it had a sequencer so you can make beats on it the sounds are very good. I really love this app the sounds are very inspiring but I wish it an audio unit so I can use it with other apps then this would go through the roof and also a let on link then 5 star all the way
Sick!!
by jhodge86 on 2019/02/17 23:42
Dope!!!! Thats all
Cove
by Fresh guac on 2019/02/13 21:36
Love the app...thanks Gao!!!
Movement as a musical tool
by Leakwon on 2019/02/04 03:00
Flow and find corners to spin into a energetic spin.
Yes
by Stevegofstein on 2019/01/31 01:46
Yes yes yes
I love it!
by dgomii on 2019/01/17 12:35
This app is sooo fun. If you enjoy toying around with music production, especially on a casual level, this is perfect for you. It’s so dynamic, inventive, yet all the while being very user friendly. I definitely recommend. 👌🏾
I love it
by ianspinn on 2019/01/12 21:15
Great time killer on point touch feedback great for coming up with ideas for gigs or segments or tracks
Holy bajebus
by MF DOOD on 2019/01/12 06:52
This is crack for my fingers, thanks k bye.
Excellent play app
by BareboneTruly on 2019/01/05 21:03
Great sounds very engaging interface. All high marks on musicality and sounds and playability. I need more explicit instructions on how to save and where I can save recorded pieces. Can just audio be saved without having to save a video? Can BPM be changed? The .5s (point fives) in yr BPMs arn’t compatible with my system. Much fun to play.
Whoa!!!!!!!!
by ghosthouse66 on 2018/12/31 02:22
This is the best drum, music app i have ever found!!!!!
Amazing!!
by Zombhaaaay on 2018/12/29 14:04
I love this app. I feel wrong even calling it an app. This is such an amazing, yet simple program. I will say that if you take some cannabis to the Playground, it unlocks new features 😉👊🏼
the best but could be better
by Jpettus on 2018/12/28 17:41
ok this app is the best music app you can get period. i know cause i have them all . it could be better by having more song options and 2 player options for all songs. also if you can add your own sounds or make it a midi controller it would be better but im sure the developers know this and are only human and doing the best they can .
The Dope Ish
by lambCHOPS Kuts N Stuff on 2018/12/08 02:10
Highly addictive and entertaining. Countless hours using this guy.. Jam, loop, freestyle.. you name it 🤘
This is the future
by jgtheengineer on 2018/12/05 02:35
How can I make my own pack!?
Creative music making tool
by ADL320 on 2018/12/04 01:38
12/2018 Update: My previous 5-star review appears below. I still love this app. I am now however a bit disappointed to see the flip to subscription model along with a 100% increase in the single scene price, hence the loss of one star. I own about 40 scenes and have been on the app a little over a year. At $40 for an annual subscription it could actually save me money if I bought 40 again. But the question is, do the developers plan on releasing 40+ new scenes over the next year? Not sure it’s worth it so I’m glad I’ve enjoyed my run before the subscription grab kicked in. Previous review about 1 year ago: Long time user of this app and it is fantastic. The ability to intuitively jam in minutes will make everyone sound like a pro. I think I've purchased every new scene because each one has some great unique features which seem to get better and better. The new looping feature for example shows you the direction this app can truly take. My only concern is a little latency that may have been introduced with an update but the developers are very good at addressing any issues that arise and there have not been many at all kudos to the PG team!
Beautiful app
by Jacquestrip on 2018/11/30 00:40
Awesome fun stuff!!!
Would like to see:
by capedape on 2018/11/28 20:35
If this app is thought of as a game / app now, let me buy some credits and put my own samples in? Something like a ten dollar iap that would allow 1 sample per 5 cents. Seems like a good compromise to sell samples to new users and let more experienced users use the samples they prefer. I think the current way it’s being sold is really keeping it from gaining a lot of traction. With Ableton Link and that it would be five stars. As it is, there’s just too much wasted potential in these dope UI sets!
Most interestingly fun, adventurous music app I’ve found yet !
by lpdevotee on 2018/11/20 03:53
Just wish the sounds were more customizable and you could create your own maps. But overall , this is so much fun for my musical ideas. Especially on the go. Bravo friends !
SUPER AMAZING
by JayEBeats on 2018/11/14 01:59
Super addicting, amazing artwork, and creative sounds!
RJ
by Rami Yasin on 2018/10/31 22:57
Nice
awesome
by Travel Searcher on 2018/10/28 06:06
best out there
Bringing organic music to the iPad
by Ill bee on 2018/10/22 13:56
Tons of fun "maps" set up with highly customized sound packs...played in time with the stroke of a finger (or more). Like Lemurs customizable MIDI maps for us lazy folk...and there is even an Ableton MIDI contest. This is the first app that has felt like I am making organic music with. The sounds are amazing and highly expressive. It maximizes space and pushes the limits of what you can do with a screen. The only things I would love to see expanded is the looper feature (I would happily pay as an in app purchase if it were tweaked a tad), and IAA and AUv3 support (which I hear may be coming soon alongside some out of this world features like map editing!!) If I don't want to put a project and template together in Ableton with Lemur, this has ALL the fun and versatility of the end product. Thanks all. I REALLY love this app. As an experienced musician, I have hours of fun... And think that anyone could. You truly created a new kind of instrument here like nothing I have seen! 🙏 🙌
Outstanding interface
by infantry 11b on 2018/10/20 08:51
Great app! Hands down...
Wow, this app is made REALLY well...5 stars to say the LEAST
by Thirdnail on 2018/10/19 05:08
Look I’m sure there will be haters. There are always those few, who maybe want something COMPLEX. Something that has a SHARP learning curve. Don’t get me wrong, I love Audulus 3, TC-11, Moog Model 15, Nave, SynthScaper... But THIS IS NOT that type of app... this stands out ALL ON ITS OWN. It is intuitive, inspiring, and FUN! Now Don’t get me wrong, it’s more complex than some sampled beat apps like Novation, Aduxy, and other sample base sequencers. ***Plus; enough free packs to keep you making beats, riffs, and melodies for months! Brilliant ...
A Homerun!
by MC Alexander Portnoy on 2018/09/02 12:34
I used to have an ASR and an old school Gemini mixer sampler and this captures the vibe of OG gear with an intuitive layout that's irresistibly addictive and fun. I've gotten my 4 year old into it because when he uses it he's really making music and learning how sounds and rhythm come together just by having fun moving his fingers in the screen. I think this format can be a great teaching tool for kids as well as adults. The best part is the caliber of the artists and their inventive creations and sounds.
Nice
by Hghuhvbjh on 2018/08/26 15:41
i cant update it bc bc my app store bit very good i love it
Just these
by jigsaw 5000 on 2018/08/10 04:54
Hi these are my most favorite ones please make them free the ones I like are some old funky sh** and scratchers delight thank you 😊 Edit Oh and scrachingstinct or how ever you spell it thanks again 😀
Great app with a few issues
by TheHalFreKan on 2018/07/24 17:10
I recently started using this app about a month or so ago and i absolutely love it!! I’ve used other beat apps similar to this but i really like the layout of this one. Instead of just pads you press it’s almost like a rhythm game where you slide your fingers across the screen to create music. I have been having issues with the looper and sometimes the app will crash on me randomly which could be because of the device i’m using (iPhone 5s). Other than that i love this app and am excited for future updates!
Great app but huge price jump
by BPWoodstix on 2018/06/29 20:15
I hadn’t visited this site in a while but noticed the pricing increased by 250-500% since my last visit. Somebody is getting hungry!
Love Playground!
by IPhoneMacUser42 on 2018/06/10 20:57
I love this app, i actually use my drum machines less! Its very addicting & the most fun ive had making music in a while!!! Massive props! Ps... when do u think the looper function will be fixed? On all my devices; it just mashes it together & not on beat - otherwise its perfect! More skins please!
Microtransactions
by Billsack on 2018/05/18 16:51
Garbage, micro-transaction app. Just a money grab.
Good music app compare to others.
by Snomels on 2018/05/18 00:07
I have a few problems with the app. Sometimes the map wouldn’t load and just crash. Also when I go to the top of the music map it will bring down the notification tab which is normal for iPhone.. but if there’s away y’all can disable notification menu avoid way bringing the top menu down that be great. Also try to provide more music each week or month or something.
Issue with looper
by JeremoxAg on 2018/03/28 23:31
Ive been having an issue with the looper where it appears it will begin to smash all of the different input points at once. Meaning a simple 1-2-3-2 progression becomes a jumbled mess. Ive got an iphone 6 and the the ipad pro, 1st gen and they both experience this problem. Tried updating my phone because it was getting worse but its just life now. Ive been trying to record more and i cant get a single good session recorded because it consistently decides to add in its own archaic syncopation ): am I the only one being tormented by the rogue looper. The 2 beat looper is fine usually, but thats it.
Fun music maker
by Peter03102 on 2018/03/14 14:06
Easily create cool sound right away. Gives you a chance to explore and go crazy. Looking forward to what they put in this app next.
Get This
by Bigrattdaddy on 2018/03/11 01:41
Not so much a music making app as it a full fledged music instrument. Unique and amazing!
Very Addictive
by BLKJCKX on 2018/03/02 17:04
I definitely recommend this for everyone, especially musicians. I can't tell how many ideas I came up with this app
So great
by jsound on 2018/02/20 03:14
Love it
Great app
by Which one is Pink on 2018/01/28 07:03
I like the app, it’s a great way to open the creativity in all of us. Easy to use with great sounds.
Amazing!
by Puppet masters on 2018/01/20 09:34
This is truly a unique app. Download all if you can they’re all individually unique and none like. I can’t stop playing.
Amazing app, truly a must get.
by Pepepepepefrog on 2017/12/13 16:58
Buy all their packs if you can afford it, they are all unique and versatile. Nothing like it on the App Store, not even close. There are a million little Easter eggs hidden throughout the packs, I dare you to find them all. You can loop, change tempo, screen and audio record, and generally do trill things. Developer is on point too; I had an issue, and the CEO personally emailed me to make sure it was fixed. Top to bottom, a truly amazing app. Soul Glo, Chains, and Vapor Dream are some of my highlights. But I broke the bank and got all of them... they are just too sick, so calling it worth. My only advice for playground peeps: skill cap is way large on some packs. If you made feature-rich kits that aren't as complicated as calculus (think Chicago) you might sell more, and I could rock out more stress free from time to time. I love you Playground!
This music is the best
by MMFR on 2017/10/25 01:55
We love all this music
Original and creative
by Left0verture on 2017/10/17 21:24
There are a lot of music making apps on iOS and most of them fit the expected paradigms - keyboards, fretboards, etc. This is not one of those. As the blurb says “easy to play, hard to master” but a whole lot of fun right from the start. Put on a pair of headphones and have some fun.
Base camp kit crashes app when I select it.
by Don't look at me lil'puppet on 2017/10/04 22:23
I have all the kits and base camp is the only one I can’t use. I have no other problems with the app but because of this I will not give it five stars.
So cool
by basic instructions on 2017/09/14 03:39
Great idea, great execution
Like it
by dnosv on 2017/09/11 01:49
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Potentially game changing app
by Philly Z. on 2017/09/04 06:31
But still some kinks to work out for it to be truly spectacular. 4 stars since there is still some room to grow. Great app!
Love this app
by asdion on 2017/08/26 08:57
Not sure what I'm supposed to be doing with it but I'll spend a good amount of time playing with it and trying different patterns and different time signatures. It's great and helps keep that middle seat open as no one wants to sit next to a guy swaying to his own beat
Love this app...so tight
by Darryl Swann on 2017/08/25 01:18
Creative and inspiring lil app. Great work folks!
Easy to pick up and play
by MetalFaceJim on 2017/08/18 05:48
From the first time you pick it up, learning how manipulate each set is easy and you fall right into it. Very fun.
Groovy
by Speeder11252 on 2017/08/05 23:20
You can not play this without coming away being Inspired The sessions that you get have great samples. Haven't figured yet how to save without being logged on to Facebook Thank You For the effort you put into making this app
Happy play!
by teach4g on 2017/08/03 09:55
Every time I play it's so happy cool! I love percussion and this takes it to such an awesome level!
Great fun while you learn
by Lucid superlative on 2017/07/11 08:18
Its great that it makes you sound good no matter what you do which helps keep you motivated to get better.
Yes
by graingersito on 2017/07/08 23:21
Just try it
YayMaster
by YE YE TIME/ YAYMASTER/ LOVE IT on 2017/07/08 13:15
This is so awesome
More fun than a tub of gasoline!
by deejay begee on 2019/08/18 04:29
What’s else is there to say about it!? Just look at at the reviews. Most people not only give it 4 or 5 stars, but they take their time to rant and rave...And then there are the haters. There’s always going to be a few,right? However, look at what the haters have to say: NOTHING! Barely complete sentences. they either fail to elaborate anything intelligent to make their case or a temporary glitch caused them to be unable to continue using the app that they would of given 5 stars to 364 days out of the year so they give it one star to get the companies attention to fix their problem immediately instead of just going straight to support. Oh yeah, I almost forgot: then there are those who think ten bucks a month is too much to pay for a music app that they’ll probably be using 25 days out of 30. So if you are the kind of person who would complain on a hot air ballon ride or the kind of people who shop for clothes where they buy their car batteries and groceries; then avoid this application... or as I like to call it-instrument
Bringing organic music to the iPad
by Ill bee on 2018/10/22 13:56
Tons of fun "maps" set up with highly customized sound packs...played in time with the stroke of a finger (or more). Like Lemurs customizable MIDI maps for us lazy folk...and there is even an Ableton MIDI contest. This is the first app that has felt like I am making organic music with. The sounds are amazing and highly expressive. It maximizes space and pushes the limits of what you can do with a screen. The only things I would love to see expanded is the looper feature (I would happily pay as an in app purchase if it were tweaked a tad), and IAA and AUv3 support (which I hear may be coming soon alongside some out of this world features like map editing!!) If I don't want to put a project and template together in Ableton with Lemur, this has ALL the fun and versatility of the end product. Thanks all. I REALLY love this app. As an experienced musician, I have hours of fun... And think that anyone could. You truly created a new kind of instrument here like nothing I have seen! 🙏 🙌
I’m a lifelong musician, & this app is AWESOME!!
by jhhjjgjj on 2019/03/05 03:42
Super fun to play around with & makes being organically creative on the fly really FUN👍👍👍 I’m all for innovative & interesting ways to express one’s own creative spirit:) You guys struck GOLD this time for sure, and the fact that you can spend hours on this mixing up the melody, accompaniment & rhythmic vibes says a lot about this gem of an app! I’ve been a musician for over 40 years & I just discovered a new & unique way to create music! Great job, developers 🎼this gets an A+ in my book; highly recommended 🤩
Issue with looper
by JeremoxAg on 2018/03/28 23:31
Ive been having an issue with the looper where it appears it will begin to smash all of the different input points at once. Meaning a simple 1-2-3-2 progression becomes a jumbled mess. Ive got an iphone 6 and the the ipad pro, 1st gen and they both experience this problem. Tried updating my phone because it was getting worse but its just life now. Ive been trying to record more and i cant get a single good session recorded because it consistently decides to add in its own archaic syncopation ): am I the only one being tormented by the rogue looper. The 2 beat looper is fine usually, but thats it.
Wow, this app is made REALLY well...5 stars to say the LEAST
by Thirdnail on 2018/10/19 05:08
Look I’m sure there will be haters. There are always those few, who maybe want something COMPLEX. Something that has a SHARP learning curve. Don’t get me wrong, I love Audulus 3, TC-11, Moog Model 15, Nave, SynthScaper... But THIS IS NOT that type of app... this stands out ALL ON ITS OWN. It is intuitive, inspiring, and FUN! Now Don’t get me wrong, it’s more complex than some sampled beat apps like Novation, Aduxy, and other sample base sequencers. ***Plus; enough free packs to keep you making beats, riffs, and melodies for months! Brilliant ...
Great app with a few issues
by TheHalFreKan on 2018/07/24 17:10
I recently started using this app about a month or so ago and i absolutely love it!! I’ve used other beat apps similar to this but i really like the layout of this one. Instead of just pads you press it’s almost like a rhythm game where you slide your fingers across the screen to create music. I have been having issues with the looper and sometimes the app will crash on me randomly which could be because of the device i’m using (iPhone 5s). Other than that i love this app and am excited for future updates!
Amazing app, truly a must get.
by Pepepepepefrog on 2017/12/13 16:58
Buy all their packs if you can afford it, they are all unique and versatile. Nothing like it on the App Store, not even close. There are a million little Easter eggs hidden throughout the packs, I dare you to find them all. You can loop, change tempo, screen and audio record, and generally do trill things. Developer is on point too; I had an issue, and the CEO personally emailed me to make sure it was fixed. Top to bottom, a truly amazing app. Soul Glo, Chains, and Vapor Dream are some of my highlights. But I broke the bank and got all of them... they are just too sick, so calling it worth. My only advice for playground peeps: skill cap is way large on some packs. If you made feature-rich kits that aren't as complicated as calculus (think Chicago) you might sell more, and I could rock out more stress free from time to time. I love you Playground!
Amazing...
by 🏌⛷⛷🏐 on 2019/04/29 00:44
This app is the best app I’ve ever used since creating music on my phone it’s so free flowing and therapeutic!!! I love how you have the option to purchase the packs separately or just subscribe for full access (honestly I went ahead and subscribed lol) the interface for each Dj is so visually appealing you can’t help but run your fingers across the screen like a mad Mozart!! All in all this app is great and I can’t wait to see what you add to it in the future ☀️
As good as it gets
by Atari till dawn on 2020/08/07 11:37
If you like making music this is a no brainier download .beyond user friendly ...also appreciate the support for some older model iPad 's below iOS 10 . i still rock my 9.3 iPad mini ..it's so frustrating to come across other music apps that look interesting but with no support for anything below iOS 10 or 11 . Haven't had a single issue running this app. Love it !
Good music app compare to others.
by Snomels on 2018/05/18 00:07
I have a few problems with the app. Sometimes the map wouldn’t load and just crash. Also when I go to the top of the music map it will bring down the notification tab which is normal for iPhone.. but if there’s away y’all can disable notification menu avoid way bringing the top menu down that be great. Also try to provide more music each week or month or something.
can you feel it?
by Mazendorf44 on 2019/12/28 21:01
no thinking. getting lost in the music one is playing. it’s a meditative state. the easier it is to play, the less thinking one needs to do. less thinking means more feeling, more expression, that’s what playing music is all about. a musical instrument shouldn’t be viewed as something incredibly difficult to master. it is a tool for expression. it can move people. as a multi-instrumentalist for over 15 years, i must say i really dig these “anybody can play” instruments. so easy to get into. try it. maybe you’ll like it. maybe you’ll discover your inner mozart-like qualities. maybe? or at least, relieve a little stress? serenade the ladies. perhaps? just don’t let your phone drop when the beat does.
OMG this is a beautiful timesuck!!
by Fullmoon Blanket on 2019/07/25 05:52
I’ve only been playing around on this app for a couple of days and I’m on the free version. The only reason I haven’t gotten the paid version yet is because I generally only pay for apps that I legitimately need. This one will probably be my first exception to that rule. I can’t play any instruments. I love music but i have no musical education. None of that matters here.
Would like to see:
by capedape on 2018/11/28 20:35
If this app is thought of as a game / app now, let me buy some credits and put my own samples in? Something like a ten dollar iap that would allow 1 sample per 5 cents. Seems like a good compromise to sell samples to new users and let more experienced users use the samples they prefer. I think the current way it’s being sold is really keeping it from gaining a lot of traction. With Ableton Link and that it would be five stars. As it is, there’s just too much wasted potential in these dope UI sets!
Amazing pick up and play app
by Mac Dramastic on 2020/02/10 09:55
It’s an awesome app for just random jamming...but I love making loops to export and expand on in my daw! Only suggestion I would have is an option to turn off the quantizer to play off grid. But this is the ultimate beat block destroyer! I can always find a map to give me a creative boost when I’m stuck in a rut.
Better than most others
by Lego army 500 on 2019/05/19 18:58
This is just an honest comment on the app. It works really well and it does not slam ads in your face at all. It doesn’t try to force you buy anything to use the app and it gives amazing free soundboards to work with and unlock-able ones to work towards. I’ve been through many music apps but this one is one of the better ones. 🎶🎵
Love this and hope for more collaboration sets
by animosus_liberatio on 2020/01/17 18:34
My hubby and I LOVE to play together. So much fun!!! I just wish there were more boards where you can duo with someone else. I’m enjoying playing around during lunch hours or in waiting rooms though. Fully entertaining and even if you are not a musician you can still sound nice
This is amazing!
by grizzleaglekodiak on 2020/11/18 21:44
This app is nothing like the others, trust me I searched and searched but nothing could compare. I’m also a fan of the shapes and creative music type where it comes right from you mind...I’ve been using it for at least 2 years now and it still doesn’t fail to please.😆✊👍
Original and creative
by Left0verture on 2017/10/17 21:24
There are a lot of music making apps on iOS and most of them fit the expected paradigms - keyboards, fretboards, etc. This is not one of those. As the blurb says “easy to play, hard to master” but a whole lot of fun right from the start. Put on a pair of headphones and have some fun.
Great instant fun for Eenor’s looping setup and...
by geo66 on 2020/10/29 21:27
This is well conceived and fun and would be insane if us musicians could make our own sets w a one time base price Version (I avoid cloud subscription software), like this app meets touch Osc or lemur or the like (access to MPE midi and Playgrounds synth engines including PG drum sounds and sampler would be cool in-app charged bonuses) thanks, great job !
As a newbie to music production this the only app you have to have in your phone.
by Cgadsby on 2019/06/29 17:04
The app is insanely intuitive to any user, but still leaves so much room for user creativity. You guys did an amazing job! This app has inspired so much more style in to my own music please keep it up!
Very fun app needs more control like a sequencer
by Giovanni_RatedR on 2019/02/18 01:03
This app is so much fun I wish it had a sequencer so you can make beats on it the sounds are very good. I really love this app the sounds are very inspiring but I wish it an audio unit so I can use it with other apps then this would go through the roof and also a let on link then 5 star all the way
Enough To Send Me Down a Rabbit Hole
by Magically Pretentious on 2019/12/12 02:09
This app is quite amazing. I am a frustrated musician with a love for electronic music (all music really). I’m definitely buying a subscription there is too much awesome stuff here. Reminds me of Ableton Live in many ways. I think this will keep me in the Apple ecosystem for some time.
Love Playground!
by IPhoneMacUser42 on 2018/06/10 20:57
I love this app, i actually use my drum machines less! Its very addicting & the most fun ive had making music in a while!!! Massive props! Ps... when do u think the looper function will be fixed? On all my devices; it just mashes it together & not on beat - otherwise its perfect! More skins please!
Totally unexpected and fun
by ARothmanMusic on 2020/04/19 03:59
Unlike many other music making apps, this one comes out of left field with a completely unique concept that makes triggering the samples and generating grooves a ton of fun. Really entertaining. I was jamming in no time. The only complaint I have is that it’s a little tough to predict but that’s part of the joy.
Most interestingly fun, adventurous music app I’ve found yet !
by lpdevotee on 2018/11/20 03:53
Just wish the sounds were more customizable and you could create your own maps. But overall , this is so much fun for my musical ideas. Especially on the go. Bravo friends !
Awesome, but acts more like a single purchase.
by Entith on 2020/09/28 22:45
Single purchase meaning one time payment. I haven’t been able to download any of the scenes all while paying weekly. I really like this app so, I guess I’ll keep needlessly paying until someone sees this!
Nothing like it!
by PhonofideHustler on 2019/05/04 21:38
This is great if your looking for something to cut and scratch to or just to messed around alter various instrumentals. You literally can’t mess up the beat stays on point at all times. Very cool app. Definitely recommend for all.
Excellent play app
by BareboneTruly on 2019/01/05 21:03
Great sounds very engaging interface. All high marks on musicality and sounds and playability. I need more explicit instructions on how to save and where I can save recorded pieces. Can just audio be saved without having to save a video? Can BPM be changed? The .5s (point fives) in yr BPMs arn’t compatible with my system. Much fun to play.
Pretty Freakin Great
by pipe it up wow on 2019/04/11 16:18
This is honestly so much fun to play with, every time a new song comes out i get so excited to mess around with it! Keep it up just give the looper a little work please it’s still really glitchy
A Homerun!
by MC Alexander Portnoy on 2018/09/02 12:34
I used to have an ASR and an old school Gemini mixer sampler and this captures the vibe of OG gear with an intuitive layout that's irresistibly addictive and fun. I've gotten my 4 year old into it because when he uses it he's really making music and learning how sounds and rhythm come together just by having fun moving his fingers in the screen. I think this format can be a great teaching tool for kids as well as adults. The best part is the caliber of the artists and their inventive creations and sounds.
I love it!
by dgomii on 2019/01/17 12:35
This app is sooo fun. If you enjoy toying around with music production, especially on a casual level, this is perfect for you. It’s so dynamic, inventive, yet all the while being very user friendly. I definitely recommend. 👌🏾
Fun music maker
by Peter03102 on 2018/03/14 14:06
Easily create cool sound right away. Gives you a chance to explore and go crazy. Looking forward to what they put in this app next.
Crash issues
by Popesmasher on 2020/07/06 14:25
I love your application. The freedom, and boundless energy is addicting. I do have issues with constant crashing. Both on my iPhone 10smax, and iPad 6. I’ve updated the IOS, and reinstalled the application. Please help.
Just these
by jigsaw 5000 on 2018/08/10 04:54
Hi these are my most favorite ones please make them free the ones I like are some old funky sh** and scratchers delight thank you 😊 Edit Oh and scrachingstinct or how ever you spell it thanks again 😀
This App Is Fun
by Joshhwwaaaaaa on 2019/06/03 17:23
I love the free support and appreciate everyone who makes the layouts so we can all have fun. My friend who does music always gets a kick out me playing with this app.
Amazing!!
by Zombhaaaay on 2018/12/29 14:04
I love this app. I feel wrong even calling it an app. This is such an amazing, yet simple program. I will say that if you take some cannabis to the Playground, it unlocks new features 😉👊🏼
Very Addictive
by BLKJCKX on 2018/03/02 17:04
I definitely recommend this for everyone, especially musicians. I can't tell how many ideas I came up with this app
the best but could be better
by Jpettus on 2018/12/28 17:41
ok this app is the best music app you can get period. i know cause i have them all . it could be better by having more song options and 2 player options for all songs. also if you can add your own sounds or make it a midi controller it would be better but im sure the developers know this and are only human and doing the best they can .
Time Warp
by Pokey Junior on 2019/03/18 10:02
Just played on this app for 5 hours. The sun is up now and I’m thoroughly late for work. If I get fired, I’m just gonna play this game when I get home.
Please fix looper bug
by tetrahex on 2019/11/26 19:27
Love this app but every time I enable looper and loop a good section and start playing over it crashes...every single time. Please fix!!!
A Beat makers dream!
by GregoryTh3Great on 2020/08/19 03:39
This is a brilliant merging of top notch drum machine with a brilliant artistic design. Smooth controls and a crisp adept sound in every set sure make this one of the best beat makers out there period.
DJ Touchin stuff
by njsnowjunky on 2020/03/24 06:31
I am all about this how easy and fun it is and then having the ability to sample this on something like a DJS 1000 is what I’m going to start plating with.
Base camp kit crashes app when I select it.
by Don't look at me lil'puppet on 2017/10/04 22:23
I have all the kits and base camp is the only one I can’t use. I have no other problems with the app but because of this I will not give it five stars.
Amazing!
by Puppet masters on 2018/01/20 09:34
This is truly a unique app. Download all if you can they’re all individually unique and none like. I can’t stop playing.
Still supported? Yes!
by Codowlsky Polopumus on 2020/10/09 00:08
Updated: Emailed devs, they said they’ve been working on it and now it’s back up! Not only that but with a sweet deal to boot. LOVE THIS APP! Old A lot of the playgrounds aren’t loading and it’s saying to check my connection. Tried buying one and can’t play it. Still have access to a few. Newish iPad Pro 11 inch
I love it
by ianspinn on 2019/01/12 21:15
Great time killer on point touch feedback great for coming up with ideas for gigs or segments or tracks
Potentially game changing app
by Philly Z. on 2017/09/04 06:31
But still some kinks to work out for it to be truly spectacular. 4 stars since there is still some room to grow. Great app!
Best app ever made
by N80-43 on 2019/12/22 00:19
On the turntables and beat machines for decades. This is the best app ever conceived. Fun and useful. The modern equivalent of beating on the lunchroom table. My old iPad 3 runs it perfectly.
Please bring IAA or auv3
by cuezaireekaa on 2019/05/24 06:04
I like the app but would love to play with it along with other synths and apps? Why does it not show up in Audiobus or AUM? That would make it a 5star app!
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Just swipe and tap on the shapes to control the music flow in a fun and unique audio-visual experience. No musical knowledge is required to play: Rhythm and tones are guaranteed! We collaborated with DJs, producers, beat makers like D-Styles, Rhettmatic, The BeatJunkies, 20Syl, Ugly MacBeer, and many others, to bring you the best musical experience available on iPhone and iPad. ⋆⋆⋆ Best of App Store 2016 ⋆⋆⋆ Played by more than a million people across the World! // WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU * Remixing cool beats and jamming with DJs, beat makers and rappers is now easy as 1 2 3! * If your creativity is blocked, Playground will help you to unleash your artistic potential in seconds. * Invite a friend to jam, thanks to the 2 player mode. * Stuck in a queue, an airport, a bus stop… simply bored? Playground will entertain you & time will fly. * Are you a musician who has no time to play his instrument? You’re one step away from a memorable musical experience that will bring your musical instincts to heights. * Want to bond with your children on a new level while having a great time together? Playground offers a unique experience for you and your loved ones. * Be a Hero at any party! // HOW IT WORKS Select a PlayGround map that suits your style and swipe on the colored shapes. Feel the force and let the music flow. Thanks to our genius algorithm, rhythm and tones are guaranteed! If you feel like you’re in need of tutorials, we have an in-app guidance system (Show Paths), or you can watch our video tutorial on Playground’s YouTube channel. // SHARE YOUR BEST TAKES, GET FEATURED The app allows you to record your jams and share them on any social network or platform app on your phone. Share your best takes and tag us to get a chance to be featured on our social media accounts. ** For the best experience ** - Use headphones or a speaker - DO NOT use Airplay or Bluetooth, they add lag that will ruin the experience - Disable multitouch gestures in your device preferences to prevent jumping to another app by accident // SUBSCRIPTIONS • You can subscribe for unlimited access to our full catalog, unlocking every content for the duration of the subscription • The subscriptions are $2,49 for a week, $3,99 for a month and $39,99 for a year • 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 • 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 • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable // TERMS OF USE http://legal.getplayground.com/
This is amazing!
by grizzleaglekodiak on 2020/11/18 21:44
This app is nothing like the others, trust me I searched and searched but nothing could compare. I’m also a fan of the shapes and creative music type where it comes right from you mind...I’ve been using it for at least 2 years now and it still doesn’t fail to please.😆✊👍
Great instant fun for Eenor’s looping setup and...
by geo66 on 2020/10/29 21:27
This is well conceived and fun and would be insane if us musicians could make our own sets w a one time base price Version (I avoid cloud subscription software), like this app meets touch Osc or lemur or the like (access to MPE midi and Playgrounds synth engines including PG drum sounds and sampler would be cool in-app charged bonuses) thanks, great job !
Unfortunately broken on iPad Pro
by A. Toonguy on 2020/10/09 19:29
Saw this app mentioned in a YouTube video, seemed fun, hasn’t been updated in a year and is broken on iPad Pro unfortunately. Good thing it’s free, though. :(
Still supported? Yes!
by Codowlsky Polopumus on 2020/10/09 00:08
Updated: Emailed devs, they said they’ve been working on it and now it’s back up! Not only that but with a sweet deal to boot. LOVE THIS APP! Old A lot of the playgrounds aren’t loading and it’s saying to check my connection. Tried buying one and can’t play it. Still have access to a few. Newish iPad Pro 11 inch
Awesome, but acts more like a single purchase.
by Entith on 2020/09/28 22:45
Single purchase meaning one time payment. I haven’t been able to download any of the scenes all while paying weekly. I really like this app so, I guess I’ll keep needlessly paying until someone sees this!
A Beat makers dream!
by GregoryTh3Great on 2020/08/19 03:39
This is a brilliant merging of top notch drum machine with a brilliant artistic design. Smooth controls and a crisp adept sound in every set sure make this one of the best beat makers out there period.
As good as it gets
by Atari till dawn on 2020/08/07 11:37
If you like making music this is a no brainier download .beyond user friendly ...also appreciate the support for some older model iPad 's below iOS 10 . i still rock my 9.3 iPad mini ..it's so frustrating to come across other music apps that look interesting but with no support for anything below iOS 10 or 11 . Haven't had a single issue running this app. Love it !
Crash issues
by Popesmasher on 2020/07/06 14:25
I love your application. The freedom, and boundless energy is addicting. I do have issues with constant crashing. Both on my iPhone 10smax, and iPad 6. I’ve updated the IOS, and reinstalled the application. Please help.
😻😻😻
by Hamsterfuff on 2020/06/06 18:40
😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻
Sick af
by carlostheplug on 2020/04/20 15:08
Dope.....4/20/2020 blaze it
Totally unexpected and fun
by ARothmanMusic on 2020/04/19 03:59
Unlike many other music making apps, this one comes out of left field with a completely unique concept that makes triggering the samples and generating grooves a ton of fun. Really entertaining. I was jamming in no time. The only complaint I have is that it’s a little tough to predict but that’s part of the joy.
DJ Touchin stuff
by njsnowjunky on 2020/03/24 06:31
I am all about this how easy and fun it is and then having the ability to sample this on something like a DJS 1000 is what I’m going to start plating with.
If you like music...
by brandonscher on 2020/03/01 09:11
Really fun app!!! 🎵🎵🎵
My mind
by App review blohg69 on 2020/02/20 03:40
Is blown
Amazing pick up and play app
by Mac Dramastic on 2020/02/10 09:55
It’s an awesome app for just random jamming...but I love making loops to export and expand on in my daw! Only suggestion I would have is an option to turn off the quantizer to play off grid. But this is the ultimate beat block destroyer! I can always find a map to give me a creative boost when I’m stuck in a rut.
Please contact me
by Copeyland on 2020/01/29 22:59
I need to help you.
Love this and hope for more collaboration sets
by animosus_liberatio on 2020/01/17 18:34
My hubby and I LOVE to play together. So much fun!!! I just wish there were more boards where you can duo with someone else. I’m enjoying playing around during lunch hours or in waiting rooms though. Fully entertaining and even if you are not a musician you can still sound nice
Awesome
by ye duff bff fuh on 2020/01/03 23:12
Way awesome
can you feel it?
by Mazendorf44 on 2019/12/28 21:01
no thinking. getting lost in the music one is playing. it’s a meditative state. the easier it is to play, the less thinking one needs to do. less thinking means more feeling, more expression, that’s what playing music is all about. a musical instrument shouldn’t be viewed as something incredibly difficult to master. it is a tool for expression. it can move people. as a multi-instrumentalist for over 15 years, i must say i really dig these “anybody can play” instruments. so easy to get into. try it. maybe you’ll like it. maybe you’ll discover your inner mozart-like qualities. maybe? or at least, relieve a little stress? serenade the ladies. perhaps? just don’t let your phone drop when the beat does.
Best app ever made
by N80-43 on 2019/12/22 00:19
On the turntables and beat machines for decades. This is the best app ever conceived. Fun and useful. The modern equivalent of beating on the lunchroom table. My old iPad 3 runs it perfectly.
Enough To Send Me Down a Rabbit Hole
by Magically Pretentious on 2019/12/12 02:09
This app is quite amazing. I am a frustrated musician with a love for electronic music (all music really). I’m definitely buying a subscription there is too much awesome stuff here. Reminds me of Ableton Live in many ways. I think this will keep me in the Apple ecosystem for some time.
So awesome!
by eddie0908 on 2019/12/07 22:36
If you love music, you’ll love this app! It’s so much fun!
Please fix looper bug
by tetrahex on 2019/11/26 19:27
Love this app but every time I enable looper and loop a good section and start playing over it crashes...every single time. Please fix!!!
Woah
by Rattdaddy_ on 2019/11/22 08:54
This app blew me away. Get it.
Awesome!!
by JCohiba on 2019/10/10 01:09
This is an awesome app. First review I’ve ever left! But had to give this 5 stars.
More fun than a tub of gasoline!
by deejay begee on 2019/08/18 04:29
What’s else is there to say about it!? Just look at at the reviews. Most people not only give it 4 or 5 stars, but they take their time to rant and rave...And then there are the haters. There’s always going to be a few,right? However, look at what the haters have to say: NOTHING! Barely complete sentences. they either fail to elaborate anything intelligent to make their case or a temporary glitch caused them to be unable to continue using the app that they would of given 5 stars to 364 days out of the year so they give it one star to get the companies attention to fix their problem immediately instead of just going straight to support. Oh yeah, I almost forgot: then there are those who think ten bucks a month is too much to pay for a music app that they’ll probably be using 25 days out of 30. So if you are the kind of person who would complain on a hot air ballon ride or the kind of people who shop for clothes where they buy their car batteries and groceries; then avoid this application... or as I like to call it-instrument
I love it
by nocoldplz on 2019/08/17 03:47
It is soo good
THE BEST
by Zinxs13 on 2019/07/31 20:38
I have made my best beats here and it’s awesome
OMG this is a beautiful timesuck!!
by Fullmoon Blanket on 2019/07/25 05:52
I’ve only been playing around on this app for a couple of days and I’m on the free version. The only reason I haven’t gotten the paid version yet is because I generally only pay for apps that I legitimately need. This one will probably be my first exception to that rule. I can’t play any instruments. I love music but i have no musical education. None of that matters here.
I’m a simple man
by 51ZZL3 on 2019/07/18 21:33
Easy,fun, A great time passer.
Love!!
by lizziekinz07 on 2019/07/15 22:38
I absolutely love this game! Very entertaining and a great stress reliever! 10 out of 10 recommend
As a newbie to music production this the only app you have to have in your phone.
by Cgadsby on 2019/06/29 17:04
The app is insanely intuitive to any user, but still leaves so much room for user creativity. You guys did an amazing job! This app has inspired so much more style in to my own music please keep it up!
Top Flite
by Jae Stone on 2019/06/23 22:22
My Kinda Thangg, 4Sho
This App Is Fun
by Joshhwwaaaaaa on 2019/06/03 17:23
I love the free support and appreciate everyone who makes the layouts so we can all have fun. My friend who does music always gets a kick out me playing with this app.
Please bring IAA or auv3
by cuezaireekaa on 2019/05/24 06:04
I like the app but would love to play with it along with other synths and apps? Why does it not show up in Audiobus or AUM? That would make it a 5star app!
Better than most others
by Lego army 500 on 2019/05/19 18:58
This is just an honest comment on the app. It works really well and it does not slam ads in your face at all. It doesn’t try to force you buy anything to use the app and it gives amazing free soundboards to work with and unlock-able ones to work towards. I’ve been through many music apps but this one is one of the better ones. 🎶🎵
Nothing like it!
by PhonofideHustler on 2019/05/04 21:38
This is great if your looking for something to cut and scratch to or just to messed around alter various instrumentals. You literally can’t mess up the beat stays on point at all times. Very cool app. Definitely recommend for all.
Amazing...
by 🏌⛷⛷🏐 on 2019/04/29 00:44
This app is the best app I’ve ever used since creating music on my phone it’s so free flowing and therapeutic!!! I love how you have the option to purchase the packs separately or just subscribe for full access (honestly I went ahead and subscribed lol) the interface for each Dj is so visually appealing you can’t help but run your fingers across the screen like a mad Mozart!! All in all this app is great and I can’t wait to see what you add to it in the future ☀️
Best music app ever
by JUANINSPACR on 2019/04/27 02:46
It’s so fun and theirs so many types of beats you can play
Pretty Freakin Great
by pipe it up wow on 2019/04/11 16:18
This is honestly so much fun to play with, every time a new song comes out i get so excited to mess around with it! Keep it up just give the looper a little work please it’s still really glitchy
This is very cool
by derpy lemonz on 2019/04/03 15:48
Well it is super cool
Time Warp
by Pokey Junior on 2019/03/18 10:02
Just played on this app for 5 hours. The sun is up now and I’m thoroughly late for work. If I get fired, I’m just gonna play this game when I get home.
One fun App
by rmully on 2019/03/12 15:48
Love this app so fun and it can produce decent music.
Dope
by jvsxn13 on 2019/03/07 04:28
Super Dope actually!
I’m a lifelong musician, & this app is AWESOME!!
by jhhjjgjj on 2019/03/05 03:42
Super fun to play around with & makes being organically creative on the fly really FUN👍👍👍 I’m all for innovative & interesting ways to express one’s own creative spirit:) You guys struck GOLD this time for sure, and the fact that you can spend hours on this mixing up the melody, accompaniment & rhythmic vibes says a lot about this gem of an app! I’ve been a musician for over 40 years & I just discovered a new & unique way to create music! Great job, developers 🎼this gets an A+ in my book; highly recommended 🤩
Very fun app needs more control like a sequencer
by Giovanni_RatedR on 2019/02/18 01:03
This app is so much fun I wish it had a sequencer so you can make beats on it the sounds are very good. I really love this app the sounds are very inspiring but I wish it an audio unit so I can use it with other apps then this would go through the roof and also a let on link then 5 star all the way
Sick!!
by jhodge86 on 2019/02/17 23:42
Dope!!!! Thats all
Cove
by Fresh guac on 2019/02/13 21:36
Love the app...thanks Gao!!!
Movement as a musical tool
by Leakwon on 2019/02/04 03:00
Flow and find corners to spin into a energetic spin.
Yes
by Stevegofstein on 2019/01/31 01:46
Yes yes yes
I love it!
by dgomii on 2019/01/17 12:35
This app is sooo fun. If you enjoy toying around with music production, especially on a casual level, this is perfect for you. It’s so dynamic, inventive, yet all the while being very user friendly. I definitely recommend. 👌🏾
I love it
by ianspinn on 2019/01/12 21:15
Great time killer on point touch feedback great for coming up with ideas for gigs or segments or tracks
Holy bajebus
by MF DOOD on 2019/01/12 06:52
This is crack for my fingers, thanks k bye.
Excellent play app
by BareboneTruly on 2019/01/05 21:03
Great sounds very engaging interface. All high marks on musicality and sounds and playability. I need more explicit instructions on how to save and where I can save recorded pieces. Can just audio be saved without having to save a video? Can BPM be changed? The .5s (point fives) in yr BPMs arn’t compatible with my system. Much fun to play.
Whoa!!!!!!!!
by ghosthouse66 on 2018/12/31 02:22
This is the best drum, music app i have ever found!!!!!
Amazing!!
by Zombhaaaay on 2018/12/29 14:04
I love this app. I feel wrong even calling it an app. This is such an amazing, yet simple program. I will say that if you take some cannabis to the Playground, it unlocks new features 😉👊🏼
the best but could be better
by Jpettus on 2018/12/28 17:41
ok this app is the best music app you can get period. i know cause i have them all . it could be better by having more song options and 2 player options for all songs. also if you can add your own sounds or make it a midi controller it would be better but im sure the developers know this and are only human and doing the best they can .
The Dope Ish
by lambCHOPS Kuts N Stuff on 2018/12/08 02:10
Highly addictive and entertaining. Countless hours using this guy.. Jam, loop, freestyle.. you name it 🤘
This is the future
by jgtheengineer on 2018/12/05 02:35
How can I make my own pack!?
Creative music making tool
by ADL320 on 2018/12/04 01:38
12/2018 Update: My previous 5-star review appears below. I still love this app. I am now however a bit disappointed to see the flip to subscription model along with a 100% increase in the single scene price, hence the loss of one star. I own about 40 scenes and have been on the app a little over a year. At $40 for an annual subscription it could actually save me money if I bought 40 again. But the question is, do the developers plan on releasing 40+ new scenes over the next year? Not sure it’s worth it so I’m glad I’ve enjoyed my run before the subscription grab kicked in. Previous review about 1 year ago: Long time user of this app and it is fantastic. The ability to intuitively jam in minutes will make everyone sound like a pro. I think I've purchased every new scene because each one has some great unique features which seem to get better and better. The new looping feature for example shows you the direction this app can truly take. My only concern is a little latency that may have been introduced with an update but the developers are very good at addressing any issues that arise and there have not been many at all kudos to the PG team!
Beautiful app
by Jacquestrip on 2018/11/30 00:40
Awesome fun stuff!!!
Would like to see:
by capedape on 2018/11/28 20:35
If this app is thought of as a game / app now, let me buy some credits and put my own samples in? Something like a ten dollar iap that would allow 1 sample per 5 cents. Seems like a good compromise to sell samples to new users and let more experienced users use the samples they prefer. I think the current way it’s being sold is really keeping it from gaining a lot of traction. With Ableton Link and that it would be five stars. As it is, there’s just too much wasted potential in these dope UI sets!
Most interestingly fun, adventurous music app I’ve found yet !
by lpdevotee on 2018/11/20 03:53
Just wish the sounds were more customizable and you could create your own maps. But overall , this is so much fun for my musical ideas. Especially on the go. Bravo friends !
SUPER AMAZING
by JayEBeats on 2018/11/14 01:59
Super addicting, amazing artwork, and creative sounds!
RJ
by Rami Yasin on 2018/10/31 22:57
Nice
awesome
by Travel Searcher on 2018/10/28 06:06
best out there
Bringing organic music to the iPad
by Ill bee on 2018/10/22 13:56
Tons of fun "maps" set up with highly customized sound packs...played in time with the stroke of a finger (or more). Like Lemurs customizable MIDI maps for us lazy folk...and there is even an Ableton MIDI contest. This is the first app that has felt like I am making organic music with. The sounds are amazing and highly expressive. It maximizes space and pushes the limits of what you can do with a screen. The only things I would love to see expanded is the looper feature (I would happily pay as an in app purchase if it were tweaked a tad), and IAA and AUv3 support (which I hear may be coming soon alongside some out of this world features like map editing!!) If I don't want to put a project and template together in Ableton with Lemur, this has ALL the fun and versatility of the end product. Thanks all. I REALLY love this app. As an experienced musician, I have hours of fun... And think that anyone could. You truly created a new kind of instrument here like nothing I have seen! 🙏 🙌
Outstanding interface
by infantry 11b on 2018/10/20 08:51
Great app! Hands down...
Wow, this app is made REALLY well...5 stars to say the LEAST
by Thirdnail on 2018/10/19 05:08
Look I’m sure there will be haters. There are always those few, who maybe want something COMPLEX. Something that has a SHARP learning curve. Don’t get me wrong, I love Audulus 3, TC-11, Moog Model 15, Nave, SynthScaper... But THIS IS NOT that type of app... this stands out ALL ON ITS OWN. It is intuitive, inspiring, and FUN! Now Don’t get me wrong, it’s more complex than some sampled beat apps like Novation, Aduxy, and other sample base sequencers. ***Plus; enough free packs to keep you making beats, riffs, and melodies for months! Brilliant ...
A Homerun!
by MC Alexander Portnoy on 2018/09/02 12:34
I used to have an ASR and an old school Gemini mixer sampler and this captures the vibe of OG gear with an intuitive layout that's irresistibly addictive and fun. I've gotten my 4 year old into it because when he uses it he's really making music and learning how sounds and rhythm come together just by having fun moving his fingers in the screen. I think this format can be a great teaching tool for kids as well as adults. The best part is the caliber of the artists and their inventive creations and sounds.
Nice
by Hghuhvbjh on 2018/08/26 15:41
i cant update it bc bc my app store bit very good i love it
Just these
by jigsaw 5000 on 2018/08/10 04:54
Hi these are my most favorite ones please make them free the ones I like are some old funky sh** and scratchers delight thank you 😊 Edit Oh and scrachingstinct or how ever you spell it thanks again 😀
Great app with a few issues
by TheHalFreKan on 2018/07/24 17:10
I recently started using this app about a month or so ago and i absolutely love it!! I’ve used other beat apps similar to this but i really like the layout of this one. Instead of just pads you press it’s almost like a rhythm game where you slide your fingers across the screen to create music. I have been having issues with the looper and sometimes the app will crash on me randomly which could be because of the device i’m using (iPhone 5s). Other than that i love this app and am excited for future updates!
Great app but huge price jump
by BPWoodstix on 2018/06/29 20:15
I hadn’t visited this site in a while but noticed the pricing increased by 250-500% since my last visit. Somebody is getting hungry!
Love Playground!
by IPhoneMacUser42 on 2018/06/10 20:57
I love this app, i actually use my drum machines less! Its very addicting & the most fun ive had making music in a while!!! Massive props! Ps... when do u think the looper function will be fixed? On all my devices; it just mashes it together & not on beat - otherwise its perfect! More skins please!
Microtransactions
by Billsack on 2018/05/18 16:51
Garbage, micro-transaction app. Just a money grab.
Good music app compare to others.
by Snomels on 2018/05/18 00:07
I have a few problems with the app. Sometimes the map wouldn’t load and just crash. Also when I go to the top of the music map it will bring down the notification tab which is normal for iPhone.. but if there’s away y’all can disable notification menu avoid way bringing the top menu down that be great. Also try to provide more music each week or month or something.
Issue with looper
by JeremoxAg on 2018/03/28 23:31
Ive been having an issue with the looper where it appears it will begin to smash all of the different input points at once. Meaning a simple 1-2-3-2 progression becomes a jumbled mess. Ive got an iphone 6 and the the ipad pro, 1st gen and they both experience this problem. Tried updating my phone because it was getting worse but its just life now. Ive been trying to record more and i cant get a single good session recorded because it consistently decides to add in its own archaic syncopation ): am I the only one being tormented by the rogue looper. The 2 beat looper is fine usually, but thats it.
Fun music maker
by Peter03102 on 2018/03/14 14:06
Easily create cool sound right away. Gives you a chance to explore and go crazy. Looking forward to what they put in this app next.
Get This
by Bigrattdaddy on 2018/03/11 01:41
Not so much a music making app as it a full fledged music instrument. Unique and amazing!
Very Addictive
by BLKJCKX on 2018/03/02 17:04
I definitely recommend this for everyone, especially musicians. I can't tell how many ideas I came up with this app
So great
by jsound on 2018/02/20 03:14
Love it
Great app
by Which one is Pink on 2018/01/28 07:03
I like the app, it’s a great way to open the creativity in all of us. Easy to use with great sounds.
Amazing!
by Puppet masters on 2018/01/20 09:34
This is truly a unique app. Download all if you can they’re all individually unique and none like. I can’t stop playing.
Amazing app, truly a must get.
by Pepepepepefrog on 2017/12/13 16:58
Buy all their packs if you can afford it, they are all unique and versatile. Nothing like it on the App Store, not even close. There are a million little Easter eggs hidden throughout the packs, I dare you to find them all. You can loop, change tempo, screen and audio record, and generally do trill things. Developer is on point too; I had an issue, and the CEO personally emailed me to make sure it was fixed. Top to bottom, a truly amazing app. Soul Glo, Chains, and Vapor Dream are some of my highlights. But I broke the bank and got all of them... they are just too sick, so calling it worth. My only advice for playground peeps: skill cap is way large on some packs. If you made feature-rich kits that aren't as complicated as calculus (think Chicago) you might sell more, and I could rock out more stress free from time to time. I love you Playground!
This music is the best
by MMFR on 2017/10/25 01:55
We love all this music
Original and creative
by Left0verture on 2017/10/17 21:24
There are a lot of music making apps on iOS and most of them fit the expected paradigms - keyboards, fretboards, etc. This is not one of those. As the blurb says “easy to play, hard to master” but a whole lot of fun right from the start. Put on a pair of headphones and have some fun.
Base camp kit crashes app when I select it.
by Don't look at me lil'puppet on 2017/10/04 22:23
I have all the kits and base camp is the only one I can’t use. I have no other problems with the app but because of this I will not give it five stars.
So cool
by basic instructions on 2017/09/14 03:39
Great idea, great execution
Like it
by dnosv on 2017/09/11 01:49
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Potentially game changing app
by Philly Z. on 2017/09/04 06:31
But still some kinks to work out for it to be truly spectacular. 4 stars since there is still some room to grow. Great app!
Love this app
by asdion on 2017/08/26 08:57
Not sure what I'm supposed to be doing with it but I'll spend a good amount of time playing with it and trying different patterns and different time signatures. It's great and helps keep that middle seat open as no one wants to sit next to a guy swaying to his own beat
Love this app...so tight
by Darryl Swann on 2017/08/25 01:18
Creative and inspiring lil app. Great work folks!
Easy to pick up and play
by MetalFaceJim on 2017/08/18 05:48
From the first time you pick it up, learning how manipulate each set is easy and you fall right into it. Very fun.
Groovy
by Speeder11252 on 2017/08/05 23:20
You can not play this without coming away being Inspired The sessions that you get have great samples. Haven't figured yet how to save without being logged on to Facebook Thank You For the effort you put into making this app
Happy play!
by teach4g on 2017/08/03 09:55
Every time I play it's so happy cool! I love percussion and this takes it to such an awesome level!
Great fun while you learn
by Lucid superlative on 2017/07/11 08:18
Its great that it makes you sound good no matter what you do which helps keep you motivated to get better.
Yes
by graingersito on 2017/07/08 23:21
Just try it
YayMaster
by YE YE TIME/ YAYMASTER/ LOVE IT on 2017/07/08 13:15
This is so awesome
More fun than a tub of gasoline!
by deejay begee on 2019/08/18 04:29
What’s else is there to say about it!? Just look at at the reviews. Most people not only give it 4 or 5 stars, but they take their time to rant and rave...And then there are the haters. There’s always going to be a few,right? However, look at what the haters have to say: NOTHING! Barely complete sentences. they either fail to elaborate anything intelligent to make their case or a temporary glitch caused them to be unable to continue using the app that they would of given 5 stars to 364 days out of the year so they give it one star to get the companies attention to fix their problem immediately instead of just going straight to support. Oh yeah, I almost forgot: then there are those who think ten bucks a month is too much to pay for a music app that they’ll probably be using 25 days out of 30. So if you are the kind of person who would complain on a hot air ballon ride or the kind of people who shop for clothes where they buy their car batteries and groceries; then avoid this application... or as I like to call it-instrument
Bringing organic music to the iPad
by Ill bee on 2018/10/22 13:56
Tons of fun "maps" set up with highly customized sound packs...played in time with the stroke of a finger (or more). Like Lemurs customizable MIDI maps for us lazy folk...and there is even an Ableton MIDI contest. This is the first app that has felt like I am making organic music with. The sounds are amazing and highly expressive. It maximizes space and pushes the limits of what you can do with a screen. The only things I would love to see expanded is the looper feature (I would happily pay as an in app purchase if it were tweaked a tad), and IAA and AUv3 support (which I hear may be coming soon alongside some out of this world features like map editing!!) If I don't want to put a project and template together in Ableton with Lemur, this has ALL the fun and versatility of the end product. Thanks all. I REALLY love this app. As an experienced musician, I have hours of fun... And think that anyone could. You truly created a new kind of instrument here like nothing I have seen! 🙏 🙌
I’m a lifelong musician, & this app is AWESOME!!
by jhhjjgjj on 2019/03/05 03:42
Super fun to play around with & makes being organically creative on the fly really FUN👍👍👍 I’m all for innovative & interesting ways to express one’s own creative spirit:) You guys struck GOLD this time for sure, and the fact that you can spend hours on this mixing up the melody, accompaniment & rhythmic vibes says a lot about this gem of an app! I’ve been a musician for over 40 years & I just discovered a new & unique way to create music! Great job, developers 🎼this gets an A+ in my book; highly recommended 🤩
Issue with looper
by JeremoxAg on 2018/03/28 23:31
Ive been having an issue with the looper where it appears it will begin to smash all of the different input points at once. Meaning a simple 1-2-3-2 progression becomes a jumbled mess. Ive got an iphone 6 and the the ipad pro, 1st gen and they both experience this problem. Tried updating my phone because it was getting worse but its just life now. Ive been trying to record more and i cant get a single good session recorded because it consistently decides to add in its own archaic syncopation ): am I the only one being tormented by the rogue looper. The 2 beat looper is fine usually, but thats it.
Wow, this app is made REALLY well...5 stars to say the LEAST
by Thirdnail on 2018/10/19 05:08
Look I’m sure there will be haters. There are always those few, who maybe want something COMPLEX. Something that has a SHARP learning curve. Don’t get me wrong, I love Audulus 3, TC-11, Moog Model 15, Nave, SynthScaper... But THIS IS NOT that type of app... this stands out ALL ON ITS OWN. It is intuitive, inspiring, and FUN! Now Don’t get me wrong, it’s more complex than some sampled beat apps like Novation, Aduxy, and other sample base sequencers. ***Plus; enough free packs to keep you making beats, riffs, and melodies for months! Brilliant ...
Great app with a few issues
by TheHalFreKan on 2018/07/24 17:10
I recently started using this app about a month or so ago and i absolutely love it!! I’ve used other beat apps similar to this but i really like the layout of this one. Instead of just pads you press it’s almost like a rhythm game where you slide your fingers across the screen to create music. I have been having issues with the looper and sometimes the app will crash on me randomly which could be because of the device i’m using (iPhone 5s). Other than that i love this app and am excited for future updates!
Amazing app, truly a must get.
by Pepepepepefrog on 2017/12/13 16:58
Buy all their packs if you can afford it, they are all unique and versatile. Nothing like it on the App Store, not even close. There are a million little Easter eggs hidden throughout the packs, I dare you to find them all. You can loop, change tempo, screen and audio record, and generally do trill things. Developer is on point too; I had an issue, and the CEO personally emailed me to make sure it was fixed. Top to bottom, a truly amazing app. Soul Glo, Chains, and Vapor Dream are some of my highlights. But I broke the bank and got all of them... they are just too sick, so calling it worth. My only advice for playground peeps: skill cap is way large on some packs. If you made feature-rich kits that aren't as complicated as calculus (think Chicago) you might sell more, and I could rock out more stress free from time to time. I love you Playground!
Amazing...
by 🏌⛷⛷🏐 on 2019/04/29 00:44
This app is the best app I’ve ever used since creating music on my phone it’s so free flowing and therapeutic!!! I love how you have the option to purchase the packs separately or just subscribe for full access (honestly I went ahead and subscribed lol) the interface for each Dj is so visually appealing you can’t help but run your fingers across the screen like a mad Mozart!! All in all this app is great and I can’t wait to see what you add to it in the future ☀️
As good as it gets
by Atari till dawn on 2020/08/07 11:37
If you like making music this is a no brainier download .beyond user friendly ...also appreciate the support for some older model iPad 's below iOS 10 . i still rock my 9.3 iPad mini ..it's so frustrating to come across other music apps that look interesting but with no support for anything below iOS 10 or 11 . Haven't had a single issue running this app. Love it !
Good music app compare to others.
by Snomels on 2018/05/18 00:07
I have a few problems with the app. Sometimes the map wouldn’t load and just crash. Also when I go to the top of the music map it will bring down the notification tab which is normal for iPhone.. but if there’s away y’all can disable notification menu avoid way bringing the top menu down that be great. Also try to provide more music each week or month or something.
can you feel it?
by Mazendorf44 on 2019/12/28 21:01
no thinking. getting lost in the music one is playing. it’s a meditative state. the easier it is to play, the less thinking one needs to do. less thinking means more feeling, more expression, that’s what playing music is all about. a musical instrument shouldn’t be viewed as something incredibly difficult to master. it is a tool for expression. it can move people. as a multi-instrumentalist for over 15 years, i must say i really dig these “anybody can play” instruments. so easy to get into. try it. maybe you’ll like it. maybe you’ll discover your inner mozart-like qualities. maybe? or at least, relieve a little stress? serenade the ladies. perhaps? just don’t let your phone drop when the beat does.
OMG this is a beautiful timesuck!!
by Fullmoon Blanket on 2019/07/25 05:52
I’ve only been playing around on this app for a couple of days and I’m on the free version. The only reason I haven’t gotten the paid version yet is because I generally only pay for apps that I legitimately need. This one will probably be my first exception to that rule. I can’t play any instruments. I love music but i have no musical education. None of that matters here.
Would like to see:
by capedape on 2018/11/28 20:35
If this app is thought of as a game / app now, let me buy some credits and put my own samples in? Something like a ten dollar iap that would allow 1 sample per 5 cents. Seems like a good compromise to sell samples to new users and let more experienced users use the samples they prefer. I think the current way it’s being sold is really keeping it from gaining a lot of traction. With Ableton Link and that it would be five stars. As it is, there’s just too much wasted potential in these dope UI sets!
Amazing pick up and play app
by Mac Dramastic on 2020/02/10 09:55
It’s an awesome app for just random jamming...but I love making loops to export and expand on in my daw! Only suggestion I would have is an option to turn off the quantizer to play off grid. But this is the ultimate beat block destroyer! I can always find a map to give me a creative boost when I’m stuck in a rut.
Better than most others
by Lego army 500 on 2019/05/19 18:58
This is just an honest comment on the app. It works really well and it does not slam ads in your face at all. It doesn’t try to force you buy anything to use the app and it gives amazing free soundboards to work with and unlock-able ones to work towards. I’ve been through many music apps but this one is one of the better ones. 🎶🎵
Love this and hope for more collaboration sets
by animosus_liberatio on 2020/01/17 18:34
My hubby and I LOVE to play together. So much fun!!! I just wish there were more boards where you can duo with someone else. I’m enjoying playing around during lunch hours or in waiting rooms though. Fully entertaining and even if you are not a musician you can still sound nice
This is amazing!
by grizzleaglekodiak on 2020/11/18 21:44
This app is nothing like the others, trust me I searched and searched but nothing could compare. I’m also a fan of the shapes and creative music type where it comes right from you mind...I’ve been using it for at least 2 years now and it still doesn’t fail to please.😆✊👍
Original and creative
by Left0verture on 2017/10/17 21:24
There are a lot of music making apps on iOS and most of them fit the expected paradigms - keyboards, fretboards, etc. This is not one of those. As the blurb says “easy to play, hard to master” but a whole lot of fun right from the start. Put on a pair of headphones and have some fun.
Great instant fun for Eenor’s looping setup and...
by geo66 on 2020/10/29 21:27
This is well conceived and fun and would be insane if us musicians could make our own sets w a one time base price Version (I avoid cloud subscription software), like this app meets touch Osc or lemur or the like (access to MPE midi and Playgrounds synth engines including PG drum sounds and sampler would be cool in-app charged bonuses) thanks, great job !
As a newbie to music production this the only app you have to have in your phone.
by Cgadsby on 2019/06/29 17:04
The app is insanely intuitive to any user, but still leaves so much room for user creativity. You guys did an amazing job! This app has inspired so much more style in to my own music please keep it up!
Very fun app needs more control like a sequencer
by Giovanni_RatedR on 2019/02/18 01:03
This app is so much fun I wish it had a sequencer so you can make beats on it the sounds are very good. I really love this app the sounds are very inspiring but I wish it an audio unit so I can use it with other apps then this would go through the roof and also a let on link then 5 star all the way
Enough To Send Me Down a Rabbit Hole
by Magically Pretentious on 2019/12/12 02:09
This app is quite amazing. I am a frustrated musician with a love for electronic music (all music really). I’m definitely buying a subscription there is too much awesome stuff here. Reminds me of Ableton Live in many ways. I think this will keep me in the Apple ecosystem for some time.
Love Playground!
by IPhoneMacUser42 on 2018/06/10 20:57
I love this app, i actually use my drum machines less! Its very addicting & the most fun ive had making music in a while!!! Massive props! Ps... when do u think the looper function will be fixed? On all my devices; it just mashes it together & not on beat - otherwise its perfect! More skins please!
Totally unexpected and fun
by ARothmanMusic on 2020/04/19 03:59
Unlike many other music making apps, this one comes out of left field with a completely unique concept that makes triggering the samples and generating grooves a ton of fun. Really entertaining. I was jamming in no time. The only complaint I have is that it’s a little tough to predict but that’s part of the joy.
Most interestingly fun, adventurous music app I’ve found yet !
by lpdevotee on 2018/11/20 03:53
Just wish the sounds were more customizable and you could create your own maps. But overall , this is so much fun for my musical ideas. Especially on the go. Bravo friends !
Awesome, but acts more like a single purchase.
by Entith on 2020/09/28 22:45
Single purchase meaning one time payment. I haven’t been able to download any of the scenes all while paying weekly. I really like this app so, I guess I’ll keep needlessly paying until someone sees this!
Nothing like it!
by PhonofideHustler on 2019/05/04 21:38
This is great if your looking for something to cut and scratch to or just to messed around alter various instrumentals. You literally can’t mess up the beat stays on point at all times. Very cool app. Definitely recommend for all.
Excellent play app
by BareboneTruly on 2019/01/05 21:03
Great sounds very engaging interface. All high marks on musicality and sounds and playability. I need more explicit instructions on how to save and where I can save recorded pieces. Can just audio be saved without having to save a video? Can BPM be changed? The .5s (point fives) in yr BPMs arn’t compatible with my system. Much fun to play.
Pretty Freakin Great
by pipe it up wow on 2019/04/11 16:18
This is honestly so much fun to play with, every time a new song comes out i get so excited to mess around with it! Keep it up just give the looper a little work please it’s still really glitchy
A Homerun!
by MC Alexander Portnoy on 2018/09/02 12:34
I used to have an ASR and an old school Gemini mixer sampler and this captures the vibe of OG gear with an intuitive layout that's irresistibly addictive and fun. I've gotten my 4 year old into it because when he uses it he's really making music and learning how sounds and rhythm come together just by having fun moving his fingers in the screen. I think this format can be a great teaching tool for kids as well as adults. The best part is the caliber of the artists and their inventive creations and sounds.
I love it!
by dgomii on 2019/01/17 12:35
This app is sooo fun. If you enjoy toying around with music production, especially on a casual level, this is perfect for you. It’s so dynamic, inventive, yet all the while being very user friendly. I definitely recommend. 👌🏾
Fun music maker
by Peter03102 on 2018/03/14 14:06
Easily create cool sound right away. Gives you a chance to explore and go crazy. Looking forward to what they put in this app next.
Crash issues
by Popesmasher on 2020/07/06 14:25
I love your application. The freedom, and boundless energy is addicting. I do have issues with constant crashing. Both on my iPhone 10smax, and iPad 6. I’ve updated the IOS, and reinstalled the application. Please help.
Just these
by jigsaw 5000 on 2018/08/10 04:54
Hi these are my most favorite ones please make them free the ones I like are some old funky sh** and scratchers delight thank you 😊 Edit Oh and scrachingstinct or how ever you spell it thanks again 😀
This App Is Fun
by Joshhwwaaaaaa on 2019/06/03 17:23
I love the free support and appreciate everyone who makes the layouts so we can all have fun. My friend who does music always gets a kick out me playing with this app.
Amazing!!
by Zombhaaaay on 2018/12/29 14:04
I love this app. I feel wrong even calling it an app. This is such an amazing, yet simple program. I will say that if you take some cannabis to the Playground, it unlocks new features 😉👊🏼
Very Addictive
by BLKJCKX on 2018/03/02 17:04
I definitely recommend this for everyone, especially musicians. I can't tell how many ideas I came up with this app
the best but could be better
by Jpettus on 2018/12/28 17:41
ok this app is the best music app you can get period. i know cause i have them all . it could be better by having more song options and 2 player options for all songs. also if you can add your own sounds or make it a midi controller it would be better but im sure the developers know this and are only human and doing the best they can .
Time Warp
by Pokey Junior on 2019/03/18 10:02
Just played on this app for 5 hours. The sun is up now and I’m thoroughly late for work. If I get fired, I’m just gonna play this game when I get home.
Please fix looper bug
by tetrahex on 2019/11/26 19:27
Love this app but every time I enable looper and loop a good section and start playing over it crashes...every single time. Please fix!!!
A Beat makers dream!
by GregoryTh3Great on 2020/08/19 03:39
This is a brilliant merging of top notch drum machine with a brilliant artistic design. Smooth controls and a crisp adept sound in every set sure make this one of the best beat makers out there period.
DJ Touchin stuff
by njsnowjunky on 2020/03/24 06:31
I am all about this how easy and fun it is and then having the ability to sample this on something like a DJS 1000 is what I’m going to start plating with.
Base camp kit crashes app when I select it.
by Don't look at me lil'puppet on 2017/10/04 22:23
I have all the kits and base camp is the only one I can’t use. I have no other problems with the app but because of this I will not give it five stars.
Amazing!
by Puppet masters on 2018/01/20 09:34
This is truly a unique app. Download all if you can they’re all individually unique and none like. I can’t stop playing.
Still supported? Yes!
by Codowlsky Polopumus on 2020/10/09 00:08
Updated: Emailed devs, they said they’ve been working on it and now it’s back up! Not only that but with a sweet deal to boot. LOVE THIS APP! Old A lot of the playgrounds aren’t loading and it’s saying to check my connection. Tried buying one and can’t play it. Still have access to a few. Newish iPad Pro 11 inch
I love it
by ianspinn on 2019/01/12 21:15
Great time killer on point touch feedback great for coming up with ideas for gigs or segments or tracks
Potentially game changing app
by Philly Z. on 2017/09/04 06:31
But still some kinks to work out for it to be truly spectacular. 4 stars since there is still some room to grow. Great app!
Best app ever made
by N80-43 on 2019/12/22 00:19
On the turntables and beat machines for decades. This is the best app ever conceived. Fun and useful. The modern equivalent of beating on the lunchroom table. My old iPad 3 runs it perfectly.
Please bring IAA or auv3
by cuezaireekaa on 2019/05/24 06:04
I like the app but would love to play with it along with other synths and apps? Why does it not show up in Audiobus or AUM? That would make it a 5star app!
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