Velocity Keyboard is a powerful velocity-sensitive MPE compatible MIDI controller.

- runs as an Audio Unit or as a standalone app
- unique velocity sensing algorithm that tracks touch force like no other app
- 7 simultaneous sources of MIDI CC parameter control: touch area, touch force (on devices that support 3D Touch), touch Y-coordinate, and up to four MIDI CC control knobs
- smooth MIDI pitch bending between notes in both string and keyboard layouts
- highlights scales in any key
- dedicated MIDI modes for maximum flexibility when controlling non-MPE compatible synthesisers
-new pitch bend correction algorithm plays more in-tune with more freedom of expression when bending between notes (compared to similar MIDI controller apps)

What does this app do differently from our iFretless apps?
- It uses much less RAM because it doesn't load any audio samples
- It has MIDI aftertouch controls, so changes in touch pressure and location that occur after after the start of a note can control MIDI CC parameters
- It supports highlighting notes in custom scales
- It has piano keyboard layout options
- It has updated velocity sensing and pitch correction algorithms
- It has better visibility, making it feel more playable on smaller screens, or with a larger number of rows and columns

What’s New

Version 1.1

- add new layout: "Scale" - This layout works similar to "Strings layout", but it hides all notes that not in the current selected scale.
- add "Octaves" to tunning system's list. We recommend this tunning for "Scale layout".
- add "channel after touch" & "polyphonic after touch" to cc list.
- change how sustain pedal works: Tap it to make it on, then tap again to make it off.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Gern Blasnton ,


A brilliant utilization of touch technology, and not just the wonky 3D version. Finger surface area is used to transmit after-touch data. This is also MPE. A must have!

Please consider custom key (pad) positioning and note assignment for drums and percussion.

gnostic student ,


As the name suggests, this app is very good at velocity sensing. It honestly makes me feel like my iPad has pressure sensors hidden in the screen somewhere. I wonder how does that work?

Developer Response ,

It works automatically ;) We're glad to hear you like it.

Cenk ,

Almost perfect

The best grid instrument by far. This could become the Stratocaster of virtual grid instruments.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind words. I hope you won't mind if we quote your stratocaster comment on our website. :) We hope the update to version 1.0.2 fixed the crashing issues. Please contact us via our website ( if you have troubles after the update.


Ngo Minh Ngoc
45.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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