expressionPad is a new kind of musical instrument. Continuous multi-touch support means you can control pitch bend, dynamics, and modulation with each touch, even as you change notes.

We've created a flexible and intuitive interface so you can focus on music. Watch our video and see for yourself!

Tune your expressionPad in fourths, fifths, or in guitar tunings such as standard or Open C.

expressionPad features a built-in polyphonic synthesizer/sampler so you can start making music right away. Experience the flexibility of polyphonic portamento -- an electronic music first!

Connect to your music studio via Core MIDI, Apple's inter-app music protocol. With expressionPad, you can play Reason, Ableton Live, Logic, Garage Band, and Logic more expressively than ever!

A clean interface, a flexible synthesizer/sampler, and lightning-fast MIDI response. Push your musical ideas to new limits with expressionPad.

What's New

Version 1.1

Major Update: Upgraded to AudioKit 4.0. Improved energy usage. Added the following: More scale tunings per user request. Pop-up tips. Tap-to-zero-out gesture for knobs. Microtone scales. Microtone intervals supported in MIDI Out. MIDI Out pitch-bend including a multi-channel mode fore true independent multi-voice pitch control of your external MIDI instrument (Logic Pro X, Reason, Ableton, etc.)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Perfect plus some!

Oceans in space

This is crazy for free. It's functioning as well as I hoped and the internal synth and piano are great for getting rolling. The tuning options are incredible and I think I saw a Chapman Stick tuning! There are split tuning with 5ths and 4ths and many more. The actual pads are responsive and just feels right (for fretboard layout). There is so much more here and I'm guessing it all functions well. Cheers.

amazing interface, great update

so far so good123

very playable, extensively featured, one of the best iOS controllers.
apparently the update lessens CPU cycles. great to see dev continue development.

Just a great tool to have


Very customizable and versatile and fun and ....FREE. There's no question here.


mode of expression, LLC
49 MB
Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 mode of expression, LLC


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