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## Featured by Apple as "Band in your Hand" and 'Explore your creativity' ##

Orphion is a musical instrument with a unique sound between string instrument and percussion. Everyone can play expressive, wonderful sounds and easy or virtuosic melodies on it just by moving fingers on virtual pads.

This video shows you more: https://vimeo.com/35131490

What can I do with it?

• Express the sounds you feel
• Play polyphonic music very expressively
• Crazy drumming
• Dream and relax
• Create soundscapes and melodies without musical knowledge
• Visually explore music and music theory


• Different articulations from soft to plucked to hardly slapped
• Natural interaction
• Extend your ways of expression as a percussionist, guitarist, pianist or other musician
• 15 transposable pad layouts with different tonalities from easy to complex
• 8 individual voices for 8 fingers
• MIDI support: Play your favorite synth with the revolutionary Orphion interface
• Audiobus support: Stream live audio from Orphion directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps
• Orphion Editor (availible as upgrade): Create and share your own custom pad layouts. Download new pad layouts from Orphion Universe

What others say about Orphion:

"We love this instrument! So cool. Great for Deep House, IDM, Ambient, and whatever!" - iPadloops
"A simple but profoundly beautiful and expressive music app" - Evolutionaryarts.org
"Orphion is very customizable and flexible — truly functioning as a full-fledged electronic instrument" - Harrison Weber, The next web

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What's New

Version 1.9

Support for Audiobus 3 with MIDI

Customer Reviews

Shame On Apple


If the story is correct, Apple told this developer that he has to dumb down the technology in this app, after they approved his app about (7) or so times!? That is just asinine. This app is a truly wonderful music instrument because of its ability to express dynamics and pitch bending techniques. This developer has really pushed ahead and made something unique that I didn't know the iPad could even do. Why Apple, would you punish that? Apps like this are the reason that I bought an iPad for my music making. Punishing developers who help sell your product by offering something unique is not good business, and not advancing what your product is capable of. Apple, at the least, I think you should grandfather clause the capabilities of this app as you've already approved it as is. But, I REALLY think you should reconsider your decisions and tactics if you want to remain #1 in a few years. I have no affiliation, but I am a consumer who is looking for the best products/instruments. Dumbing down the iPad is illogical. I think you're giving away an unnecessary opening for companies like Samsung and Google.

Expressive, configurable, unique... buy it or lose a big slice of legit expressiveness.


One of the best pieces of music software for this device. This is a great step forwards for iPad musicians. I look forward to the future of micro tonality within all of our scale locked pitch perfect precision. Please don't stop developing this Bastus. I don't believe in withholding stars from reviews in order to obtain future benefits, this fully deserves six stars. MIDI works so well with Sunrizer and addictive synth! Why not have control surfaces for the modulation wheels, since you have custom layouts anyway? Please look at adding the pitch bender and the modulation wheels at the very least, because I love the expressiveness of Orphion but I can't give those up. I think most people feel the same. I also think that you should have a bank of Orphion specific voices, those like maybe Koto and Shamisen, Lute and or the above synth's used to highlight the soft sensitive touches of Orphion specifically

Orphion is one of the most inspiring apps in iOS


and I don’t take making that statement lightly. Orphion is as inspiring as Samplr it’s that good. It’s one of the apps i can count on half of one hand that keep iOS an viable and invaluable music platform for me. It’s so simple, nothing gets in the way of you connecting with Orphions sound or whatever you are controlling but for me I love orphions sound. Something about it resonates deep within when I use it all you have to do is try it and you’ll see what I’m talking about. It makes writing music effortless as it streams inspiration and keeps you in that ‘zone’ at all times. I’m obviously not very good at articulating what I’m trying to say through the view finder of a little review box but suffice it to say that I love this app and can only recommend it to you over and over again!


Sebastian Trump
28.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Sebastian Trump
In-App Purchases
  1. Orphion Editor $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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