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Buddha Machine

By FM3 Productions Ltd

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“Beautifully useless” (New York Times)
“Mesmerizing” (Pop Matters)
“Addictive, hypnotic” (Santa Fe Reporter)
“It's bliss” (Washington Post)


The FM3 Buddha Machine is a palm-sized plastic box that plays meditative music loops composed by Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian.

This iPhone/iPod application is a "virtual Buddha Machine" which replicates the no-nonsense simplicity of the original with improved sound quality.

Since its introduction in 2005, the Buddha Machine has won global praise for its novel approach to music enjoyment and has been used in hundreds of recording and performance projects from a wide range of artists.

Featuring hypnotic, ethereal music designed to create a calming presence in today's fast paced world, the machine’s colorful charm provides an experience that is hard to define.

Essentially, It's a box with a life; a tool for living, and to many, a friend


Easy to use:

Swipe to change Buddha Machine color.

Touch the small button in lower right corner to change loop.

Tap the FM3 logo to flip the Buddha. There you will find options for a sleep timer, background play and can also select which Buddha Machine version you prefer.

In Version3 of this app, the "mute" switch on your phone is now enabled. Remember to turn off "mute" to hear audio!

What's New in Version 3

- Adds new loops from Buddha Machine 3

- Adds 'background' toggle to enable easier app shutdown.

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Customer Reviews

Awesome for meditation & yoga & chilling out!!

I love this app!! Been using it when I do yoga. It's also great background music for when I'm at work. Such a neat idea!! Checkout the peeps who made this app- the creation process of the Buddha Machine is amazing! :D Thanks for your art guys!! We appreciate your creation!!

Great For Focus

I love to use this guy while I write. Using the built in speaker and setting it bedside me helps lend a tranquil air to the situation. The new loops are really great as well, and I have a feeling they'll keep adding to them over the years.

Good though not seamless

I agree that the app turning off when the iphone goes to autolock is a flaw in this app's design. This means me needing to go to preferences and adjusting settings each time this app is used. Too bad. Hope this is addressed with an update as this makes me less likely to enjoy this app.

Buddha Machine
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3
  • Size: 19.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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