Soniface can be used as experimental melody and rhythm instrument, to catch song ideas, create beats, make futurist soundscapes or even audiovisual performances & club visuals.

A digital all-in-one musical instrument on the go. (ZKM Karlsruhe, AppArtAward 2017)

Until you have discovered the infinite possibilities of this app, you can stay a very long time! (Stefan Gisler,

Mazetools Soniface is a new app that allows you to compose music while relaxing. (Julia Spyker, SWR)

An interface between man and machine for sonification of the self: That sounds like esotericism.
(Andi Hörmann, Deutschlandradio)

Soniface is great for creating ambient music. (Worldtechmag)

So I’m all for a unique interface and this app certainly has that. (Palmsounds)

The eyecandy can get pretty intense! (Musicalandroid)


Soniface works generative, what means that the music that is ever-different and changing. You do everything by yourself, also if you just choose an arpeggiator.

The basic principle is a movable grid: Each grid line is linked to a tone. The grid shape and movement is related to the sound characteristics. Colors are associated with notes and chords.

Several interfaces offer new ways to common audio production methods: A drum generator to make beats or a sampler to create looping soundscapes or record own samples by the internal microphone.

* Touch based audiovisual synthesizer grid & circular editing interface
* Rhythm Interface featuring a drum step sequencer & sound modulation setup
* Soundscape sampler incl. mic input, file library & sequencer
* Geometric arpeggiator, note step sequencer with envelope controller
* Color Interface related to a system based on the color organ Scriabin and the circle of fifth

* Pattern based song arrangement section
* 12 grid shapes & special visualization settings
* Shape interface for interactive sound modeling incl. 4 modes of synthesis
* Effect automation section
* Multi-touch performance gestures to control audiovisual effects

* Realtime video recorder
* Realtime master sound to *.Wav audio recording
* Save/ load project file section (Mazes & Set)
* In-app tutorial function

Put on headphones and setup up your favorite sound setup, calm down and expect the unexpected! The use is very connected with to moments where is no productivity is intended.

Rather Soniface combines by its touch based interface the intuitive kind of interaction in games, with the virtuosity of handling professional sound tools.

Many of our testers said that it took about 10-15 minutes to arrive. A tutorial mode guide you through the apps basics. Get on your own path by exploring Soniface by yourself or get first some impressions on Youtube.

Watch several tutorials to get to know more about the basics of Soniface:

Get into the possibilities of Soniface by watching some demo captures:

Ipad 4, Iphone 5; (Ipad recommended)

The use of mobile devices as instruments/tools can mediate the joy of gathering musical/acoustic experiences by oneself. The project did start 2012 with the intention to incorporate aspects of music therapy to sound creation and was realized by a shape based visual synthesizer. Over the years selected audio production elements have been redesigned and integrated in certain ways.

There is a lot to come in future! With the purchase of Soniface, you directly support the further development. Our small team works permanently and with great passion to improve the quality and add new functions!

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What's New

Version 1.98

Improved performance, rhythm-synchronization, design and stability. Improved saving/loading system and listing of current scene content

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings

Brilliant innovative strange

Oceans in space

Hails to Scriabin composer who would be proud you implemented the color piano. This is the most interesting app with lofty art style and huge sonic rewards for the “strange” interface. So as a beginner with 2 days I love it but just needs a manual and tips and tricks type thing. The drum machine makes sense yet the grids and color piano confuse me although I am programming them with ‘magnetic effect. This is a space age futuristically complex, personal composition, feeling machine of sound vibrations turned into emotions of the soul. Cheers

Developer Response

Hi! Thank you very much for your feedback! A few tips and tricks you can find on lab. We're also working currently on more tutorials. Kind regards!

Better drums


Love the app, but we really need better drum samples! Come on guys u can make it happen please! :)

Developer Response

Thanks a lot Yoyoyuyuyiyioo! We're currently working on it to realize it asap. Stay tuned! Best, Jakob (Mazetools)

AB or IAA please!


AudioBus or IAA connectivity please!

Developer Response

Hi, I think we found the problem and there will be an update in a few days. We hope this solves the problem and it would be really nice of you to give us a further review. Thank you for your feedback. Kind Regards, Stephan (Mazetools)


Ectoplastic UG (haftungsbeschrankt)
100.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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