Melodist, a magic music app that composes a unique melody for every single photo.

By analyzing the changes in hues, saturation and brightness, Melodist generates the mode, scale, chord progression and melody automatically, turning every photo into a piece of beautiful music. Elegant animation carrying the emotion of the music is also displayed when playing the music. Combining image, music and animation, Melodist creates a brand-new multimedia art form.

Melodist helps you get incredible inspiration for music creation, allows you to relieve stress, relax and meditate. It also includes a sleep timer which can help you fall asleep with music.

What is Melodist about?
- A creative multimedia art form
- Turn photos into sweet melodies
- Get inspiration for music creation
- Relieve stress, relax and meditate
- Help you fall asleep with music

"Musicians could easily find inspirational snippets to extract and expand upon, and the app’s wandering crystalline melodies are calming enough for effective meditation. " —The Boston Globe

"You’ll love looking back on those vacation photos and hearing your own vacation song." —Brit+Co

Other features:
- 3 splendid animation effects
- 5 high-quality tones
- Play speed adjustable
- Sleep Timer
- Exporting music into audio, video or MIDI file for sharing

Demo video on Youtube:

What's New

Version 1.2

Melodist 1.2 is optimized for iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

Editors’ Notes

Photos brought to life with tunes

Interesting concept


Great functionality. Give it a try, this app's worth it! :)

Great app! A few suggestions...


First of all, make the picture not blurred out in the background of the song, or at least have an option to do so. It's quite annoying not seeing what the picture the song is based off of in the videos. Second, have some mode where you can see what part of the picture the current notes are coming from (I'm assuming that it progressively moves across the screen when playing notes, but I could be wrong). It would be very interesting and helpful to see what aspects create what notes, and some people could even use that knowledge to create images made to generate specific songs. Third, a "playlist" of sorts for you to listen to a variety of songs on a loop instead of just the same one. You could even have a setting where it goes through your whole camera roll. Lastly, have some different song modes other than just the "zen" sort of song (e.g. rock, classical, techno). The app is very basic right now but it is also very new, so I am glad to support it and curious to see where it goes! Keep up the good work!


Sonar Multimedia Co., Ltd.
73.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Sonar Multimedia
In-App Purchases
  1. Deep Space $0.99
  2. Fairyland $0.99
  3. Meditation $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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