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Gestrument - the revolutionary gesture instrument! Swipe your finger to play - it has never been easier to make music!

Gestrument received the Innovation Prize in culture 2012 from the City of Stockholm.

Rated as Killer App by "Wahou...!!! I love, love Gestrument!"

From the review in "You don’t have to be a musician to appreciate the magic that is made with Gestrument. All you need is two fingers and some free time."

From video review Sonic Touch by "I think it is one of the more interesting I've seen in recent times"

From the review in "This is the chocolate and peanut butter of gesture and instrument. Yum."

Excerpts from AppStore reviews:
"Wonderful stuff" *****
"Best musical app ever" *****
"Brilliant! Simple AND Deep" *****
"Génial. Tout simplement génial !" *****
"Thanks for releasing this fantastic instrument." *****
"In love with Gestrument since my first touch. Endless possibilities." *****
"Play with it for just a few minutes and your mind is already racing with inspiration" *****
"This is a totally original well thought out and beautifully constructed music making app." *****
"If you like to play with sound this is your app. Simply that. It is what you have to have." *****
"What a wonderfully creative new way to make music!" *****
"Herzlichen Dank dem Entwickler, ein geniales App." *****
"Wow! This is a wonderful way to create music." *****
"Instant gratification, can't wait to dig in more!" *****
"Vom einem Komponisten für Komponisten." *****
"Rivoluzionario! Bellissima!" *****
"Total Creativity" *****

See videos and read more about Gestrument on

Developed by Jesper Nordin ( and Jonatan Liljedahl (

• Play and compose music with the swipe of your finger
• Generate music within defined scales and rhythms
• Improvise freely within a fully controlled musical framework
• Use the internal GM sound bank or your favorite MIDI synthesizer, or load your own sf2 soundfonts.
• Use Gestrument to control other iOS apps or external MIDI programs through a MIDI interface (CoreMidi enabled) or Network MIDI
• MIDI clock in and out let's you sync with sequencers, DAW's and other apps
• Control parameters with external MIDI controller or Virtual MIDI
• Create and save your own presets and share with your friends or download new presets from
• Record what you play to audio and MIDI file
• Export recordings to AudioShare - audio document manager
• Copy recordings with AudioCopy
• Play back previous recordings, optionally looping
• Use Gestrument as a source synth in Audiobus
• Allow mixing with other apps, for example play a track in the Music app and play along with it in Gestrument.
• Use external MIDI cc to control cursor and sliders
• Hold (sustain) toggle let you play on other apps while Gestrument is still playing in the background
• Universal, runs on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Improvise or compose within the scales and rhythms you choose. Use parameters like pulse density, scale morphing, rhythm randomness or pitch fluctuation to find new paths for your musical expression and creativity. Use the tutorials or define your own settings to fit the musical style you want to play and compose in. Play on up to eight instruments at once - all with different individual settings.

Gestrument works equally well for rhythmic music or sweeping soundscapes, for solo melodies or chord blocks, for long lines or short staccatos. It can help you make music in whichever genre you can imagine.

Gestrument works directly with its built in sounds and is therefore perfect for the amateur or beginner who wants to make music in an intuitive way. But it is first and foremost built for professional musicians and composers who can work with the settings to build advanced theoretical frameworks that they can later improvise or compose within.

What's New in Version 1.4.6

• Support for iPhone 6 and 6+
• Update Audiobus SDK, fixes broken connection panel


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Customer Reviews

An Amazing Instrument

Wonderful. Simple to learn and use right out of the box with the provided sample presets, and deep enough for pro musicians to explore and compose on.

Compatible with MIDI and Audiobus, so you can use it in conjunction with other apps or equipment.

Integrates perfectly with ScaleGen, by the same team. I never though I would be able to design my own scale and then make music on it!

If in doubt, visit the author's website and take a look at the videos and the incredible variety of music that can be made with this. I don't know of many apps that you could use in a live classical, pop, jazz, AND hard rock performance. A bargain at any price, in the opinion of someone who has hundreds of dollars worth of music apps on his iPad.

You Could Play A Song For All Eternity

... yet never hear the same sound twice.


This MIDI controller feels like an instrument. It goes well beyond a simple piano roll or set of drum pads, and gives you it's own way to play music.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $7.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4.6
  • Size: 43.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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