Play the ZX Specturm loading sounds as a musical instrument on your iPhone or iPad!

"ZX Plectrum lets you make music Spectrum style on your iPhone"

"Utterly pointless but also utterly engaging"

"For Nostlagia lovers of a very specific demographic this will sound like heaven"

"The Greatest iPad App of ALL TIME"

Relive the crisp sounds of your youth!
Change the loading phase and pitch to make some weird but familiar sounds!

What's New

Version 1.012

Minnor bug fixes for screen rotation.
Added new URL Scheme "zxplectrum://" so ZX Plectrum can be opened by a link or by such apps like Bandhelper.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings

I'm impressed!

Farmer Suiticles

I think I was looking up emulators, perhaps not even Spectrum ones, can't remember. This came up anyway and it just so happened that on one of my to-do lists was to get some samples of classic home computers loading. This discovery is far superior to that as now I can control exactly how I want it to sound! More than just a gimmick if you either want it for game design (me) or write music with these sounds (yes, really, check out Richard D James by Aphex Twin) then it's better than messing with limited options in some sample collection.

Great on iPad no sound on iPhone


The iPad version is brilliant, it's a fun way to make the noises of the Spectrum load up screen and bring back nostalgia.

I also have it loaded to my iPhone, but there is no sound. The screen shows as normal, but with no sound it's pointless.

Great app!

The Family Bee

Me and my friend had a great time playing on this app, I can see why it is the best iPad app ever! Great fun for a Saturday afternoon eating sweets on the sofa.


Dave Sapien ltd
32.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Dave Sapien ltd


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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