Music Studio Lite Music App Review (iOS, Free)


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• Bluetooth mode: enable this setup option in Music Studio and connect to your Bluetooth headphones/speakers in the iOS Settings.
• Bug fixes

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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
11 Ratings
All Versions:
3505 Ratings


Music Studio offers a complete music production environment for the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch with features and a sound quality previously only known to desktop applications and expensive audio hardware.

It combines a piano keyboard, 11 studio-quality instruments (118 in the full version), a fully fledged 127-track sequencer, extensive note editing, reverb, real-time effects and much more on a user-friendly interface.

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• "A recent composition of mine started on the iPhone with Music Studio" - Jason Hayes, lead composer of "World of Warcraft"
• "GarageBand on your iDevice" -
• "Music Studio is loaded to the brim with features and is a no brainer for composers" -
• "If you’re at all serious about your music you can’t really afford to miss out on this app." -
• "Music Studio justifies the purchase of an iDevice if you're really into it." -
• Awards from,, apps4idevices, Palm Sounds

• Photorealistic, dynamically configurable 60-key keyboard (85 in the full version)
• Instant positioning via the slide gesture and resize with the pinch gesture
• Drum pads, chord pads and chord programming
• 11 studio-recorded instruments (16bit 44.1kHz sampled from real instruments)
• Release and attack time configurable per instrument
• Sustain samples
• Pitch bend wheel and accelerometer control
• Audio tracks:
• Microphone recording
• AudioCopy & AudioPaste
• iPod library or wav/mp3/AAC/ogg file import
• Waveform and audio region editing
• Record up to 8 channels simultaneously with CoreAudio (class compliant) hardware
• Sampler to a create custom instrument or kit from audio files and recordings
• Low-latency, highly optimized, 128x polyphony, battery saving audio engine
• Background audio playback and recording
• 10 beats (drum loops)
• High-quality reverb
• Resonant filter effect
• 127-track sequencer
• Beat & metronome settings (tempo, signature)
• Per-track mute, solo, effect bus, pan and volume adjustment
• Edit whole tracks or bars, down to individual notes:
Draw, quantize, transpose, repeat, move, length, velocity, etc.
• Unlimited undo and redo
• Detailed in-app help
• Play or record 2 different instruments at the same time with 2 keyboard rows
• iPhone and iPad Retina Display supported
• Compatible audio hardware: iRig, iRig Mic, Line 6 Mobile In, Apogee Jam, Blue Mikey, Alesis IO Dock and many more.

• Saving, exporting and sharing is disabled, hence only one song can be created
• Only 11 instead of 118 instruments are available
• The number of audio tracks is limited to 2 (up to 127 in the full version)
• Only 1 user instrument or kit can be created (unlimited in the full version)
• The keyboard is limited to 5 octaves instead of 7 (85 keys)
• 3 Effects are not available: delay, equalizer and amplifier
• Only 10 instead of 100 beats
• The full version features iTunes file sharing and a WiFi server for exchanging files with your computer.
• MIDI import/export is disabled.
• The full version supports Audiobus.
• No add-on packages (+60 instruments)
• No external MIDI hardware is supported. The full version is compatible with:
CoreMIDI (MIDI in and out), Virtual MIDI, Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer I & II, Akai SynthStation 25, iRig, iRig Mic, iRig MIDI, Yamaha i-MX1, Apogee Jam, Blue Mikey, Alesis IO Dock, iConnectMIDI, Line 6 Mobile Keys, Line 6 Mobile In, Tascam iU2 and many more.

Free email support at - Questions, feedback and bug reports are welcome!

Customer Reviews

  • Nice

    by jrpx14


  • Studio to go

    by Jay 316

    If your into creating music this app is perfect. It has most of the functionality of full studio program. When the inspiration hits you can just pull out your phone, or pad and go for it.

  • Great work

    by Voicturios


  • Good stuff

    by SheenDinner

    This app rocks

  • Cool

    by Zawzome123


  • Nice

    by fisherman.saga

    I like it

  • Fantastic

    by DOliverC

    I've been able to add this to live work

  • Amazing!

    by drfh

    Amazingly useful, fun, and sophisticated.

  • Mobile DAW done well

    by revp

    Love this app & will be upgrading to full version & sound packs. The features in the lite vs full version are reasonable. I hope more people support your apps.

  • I have no complaints about this app.

    by Hpicarello


  • i dont like the new Strings

    by cantlogin100

    The old Strings preset was tight. I don't like the new one, sounds very low quality. Please bring the old one back.

  • Wow

    by Puzzled10

    Hate that I'm told to rate an app in order for updates to keep coming.

  • Very stripped down version of fl studio

    by Len Weise

    Its fun to use on the iPad I'll upgrade when I get $

  • ????

    by MK4!!!

    Great wish I knew how to use it

  • Amazing love it

    by Slender man gaming expert

    Best music studio program ever on the App Store!!! I highly recommend you buy it!!!

  • Wow

    by Kouggfdtgg

    Wow awesome app

  • Great

    by WCoRrOsShSiipng

    This is one of the best apps I have purchased! I would sssooooo buy the paid version! A great user interface and the main keyboard for all the instruments is very helpful!

  • 100 CUHH!

    by Aj smith124

    I give it a hundo cuhh straight up doe. It's cool n deep dog like I'm really feeling it doe dog straight up like fr lol but yo now it's cool n everythang From: Big Black Daddy Dick

  • Great app. Professional quality

    by Dc2k1012

    Buying the full version after this review. However, the lite version offers plenty for most. The instruments sound great, tons of options from reverb to delay, etc. Piano keys play well as do chords. Worth the download. The lite version is great for the casual player.

  • Must Buy

    by Ferris esposito


  • Out of tune

    by J13542

    The instruments are out of tune and can't play a basic C-major scale without going up and down halfstep for each key. And the instruments sound very corny not real at all.


    by Cr7 fan!


  • Mini FL Studio

    by Calvin0770

    Personally I think it's better than the fl studio app. But it does can be a bit of a hassle at first the getting around is a bit odd but once you get use to it, it's pretty awesome. It's not by any means a full studio, but at worst it can help sketch out ideas.

  • Wow

    by Taj the Super Producer

    This is a Super program for the iPhone!

  • Terrible

    by arkhidea2012

    Stupid piece of crap, waste of time, I try to record it plays it's own crap.

  • Etienni Montgolfier.

    by Alexandria's lady.

    All of the instruments sound fake and unprofessional of very low quality. But I like the voice recording.

  • Wow!

    by SseanN14

    I've NEVER thought I even was going to come CLOSE to a music app this great! This surpassed my expectations by incredulous amounts! Thank you guys for working hard to make an app that sounds great! I will eventually upgrade to pro when I put money on this account which will be WAYYY worth it, then you can save multiple tracks! Worth every second (and penny, for those buying pro) to download this wonderfully extravagant app!

  • Ehh

    by Iovecherries92942419

    I can't get it to move as much as I want and on the sound effects sets , I try to set them but there is always an unknown and unwanted other sound effect so FIX IT RIGHT NOW BECAUSE ITS MAKING ME MAD

  • Yep

    by Ray377tx

    Like this a lot have me the push I need towards my dream

  • Seas

    by Beat pad maker man

    Sick!!!!!!!!!! Inkreadible

  • KawaBongaa

    by NeelVan


  • Music studio lite

    by Kaylaisme

    Hard to use but seems good☺️

  • Doesn't work on IOS 5

    by Sid Sangal

    Ipad 3 with IOS 5. Music Studio never gets past the first page. Hangs indefinitely. Deleted and reinstalled. No help.

  • Great app

    by jon22@ yahoo

    This is a great app

  • >:(

    by Zawadi Boy

    That app exit me out all the time!

  • Why not on PC but very impressive

    by NC HALO

    I'm going to buy the full version! Hopefully they come out with it on PC!!!!!!! It's easy UI makes it a simple program yet complex at the same time! i'd be willing to pay a $50 per program like this on PC

  • Good but....

    by Epic but....

    3 stars cause i don't know my way around the game cause before i went to a random thing in the game then all of a sudden i could not get back to the piano so i got confused.

  • Lot better than GarageBand

    by Galuchinku

    This app is far lot better than GarageBand. The instruments are definitely better than GB and lot of tuning options. I actually plan to use this app for live play too besides making a song.

  • @jazzman

    by iMfE16

    It's not a clone of FL Music studio or what ever it's called, FL music studio was made in 2011 while music studio (this app) was made in 2010 so make sure you look at stuff before assuming things but I also think that FL studio has a little bit more than music studio but not much, they are about the same.

  • The exporting

    by spring_roll

    the exporting is a problem, the mixing is ready and the exporting cannot be done.

  • FL Studio Clone

    by Jazzman32807

    I tried the light version of this app. It's a great lil app and the sounds are amazing for an iOS app. I liked the user interface and controls. The reason why I didn't buy this app is because its a clone of FL Studio Mobile, which I already own. There's a lil more functionality in FL Studio Mobile and that app has a long rich history... I've been using Fruity Loops for over 10 years and the iOS version has some integration with the desktop version. I can create my own sounds and kits and import them into FL Studio Mobile. I can also export my FL Studio Mobile session and quickly bring it into my desktop PC DAW. I recommend buying FL Studio Mobile since both apps are the same price... FL Studio Mobile has more functionality. Outside of my recommendation, it's still a rather good app.

  • Great app for musicians

    by Apprater50

    If you write music I recommend this app. I wrote some really awesome pieces using this but I really want to save them all but you can't save them. I will give five stars if you could save them.

  • Cost...

    by Jeremydog37

    It's really cool and fun to use but 15$ for a app:/

  • It is a lite version

    by Krayzie83Bone

    People complain about what you can and cant do on the app. This is a lite version for you to check it out. But you can purchase the regular version for a price and save your creations

  • This is cool!

    by Seantraps9098

    I love to write my own songs using my IPad its great and it helps me write songs too!

  • Lags/pauses

    by Gmula123

    I love this app except u cannot save in the lite version. Also every time i create a song it lags when i put in more than one instrument and record it so i cant get the right beat please i would be nice if i was fixed

  • Good app, unbelievably awful tracker capabilities

    by cacotigon

    Attempting to lay down bars via the horizontal tracker interface (the piano roll) is an exercise in pure frustration. Has a gigantic OK button that appears next to note, no ability to just set length and lay down multiple bars in different places by quickly clicking, instead you have to do this bizarre copy and unintuitive drag, horrifically unfun and slow.

  • I don't like its

    by Gymnastic guy

    I downloaded the app and I went to play a game and I come out of the game and its not there .there for I hated it

  • Waste of time and memory

    by bigstevewoe

    Lags like crazy and is difficult to understand

  • Update

    by Niiyahhhh

    Needs update so I can save my creations. Iove it btw

  • :) thumbs up

    by Sergio23alex

    It reminds me of GarageBand it's awesome

  • Crazy

    by Timtard

    Enjoyed this app a lot. Fiddled around for quite some time, considering to purchase the full version. It's a huge file but with the amount of things this baby has, it's size is understandable. Great preview of the full app, you've really got me on the edge.

  • Helpful

    by Drumlinelovet

    It helps me write my music

  • Fun

    by Brenden173

    It's a really fun app but you cannot export or save your creations with basically ruins the lite version, what's the point of spending time on this app if you can't export or save? Other than that its fun. Really would like an update with exporting and saving w on the lite version.

  • great.....

    by swalker133

    amazing demo! check out the full version with Audiobus!

  • E3hunnid

    by Morshabazz

    This apps sounds and fx are unreal for an app

  • Epic

    by Knotfisherman

    His is one nice app.

  • Great app, but...

    by Gpnater24

    This was an awesome app, but on the lite version you cannot save and export your creation. I would have REALLY appreciated that feature. (Whats the point of spending all that time to make a song when you cannot save it :( ) Other than that it was really fun making songs and its a great app.

  • Great!! But...

    by Carlos176744

    Great app! But crashes a little too often. I've made hundreds of beats and at some point, it will crash and I've literally lost thousands of beats! Thinking about upgrading. Also wish this had an 808 drum!!! Overall pretty great! :D


    by I***ah G**so*

    All of my tracks for my "one song" that gets saved automatically just got deleted. I was busy editing something around 6 on February 7 2013. If we could save more than one song than this may have never happened. Do you know how much time it takes to make a melody of an idea for a song that's over 5 minutes? Now I have to start over again. Do you now that there are more than 800 individual notes for each track? And there aren't even any filters to change sounds so they don't get repetitive. Why can't we change the reverb and other effects for one single track? Where is the 808 kit?

  • Qwerty

    by ThymmeKeeeper

  • Boo

    by Legoguy82

    It won't download!

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