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Patch Base is a collection of patch editors and librarians for new and vintage synthesizers, enabling easy visualization, editing, and organization of patches.

* See what patches on your synth look like
* Edit the parameters of your synth in real time, while you play
* Save patches in Patch Base, and back them up for free using iCloud
* Access your patch files on your computer via iCloud Drive
* Create random patches, and "init" patches as starting points for new sounds
* Play your synth for sound testing using the on-screen keyboard

Patch Base currently has editors for the following synthesizers, with more to come:

* Casio CZ-1, CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, CZ-5000
* Clavia Nord Lead 2, Nord Lead 2X
* DSI Mopho and Mopho Keyboard
* Ensoniq ESQ-1, SQ-80, and ESQ-M
* Korg Volca FM, Minilogue, microKORG, MS2000, MS2000R, MS2000B, MS2000BR
* Oberheim Matrix-1000, Matrix-6, Matrix-6r
* Roland JD-Xi, JV-1080, JV-2080, JV-1010, XP-80, XP-60, XP-50, XP-30, D-50, D-550, D-05, D-110, D-10, D-20, D-5
* Waldorf Blofeld
* Yamaha DX7, DX7II, TX7, TX802, TX816, TX81Z, DX100, FB-01

The app is free for download and to try out, ensuring that the app works with your hardware setup. For full access to all editor features, each editor is available as a separate In-App Purchase.

What's New

Version 2.9

- Added editors for the Roland D-110, D-10, D-20, and D-5.
- Also completed major under-the-hood work for many existing editors, in preparation for things to come...

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings



This app is handy to have for the Volca FM; it provides a mobile solution for patch storage and management, but it’s overpriced for what it is. It has multiple issues, and for $20 these issues are unacceptable. If I pay that kind of money for an app, it better operate near flawlessly. The issues I have noticed are:

-When you import DX7 sysex files for the Volca FM editor, operators are always turned off at random. You spend a large amount of time going through and turning operators back on, anywhere from no to all operators. However, it is very rare that you come across patches with all operators on.

-When you try to load certain patches, the app crashes. You can’t open the patch at all, so you are unable to access the parameters or the voice.

-When you unzip folders to access the individual sysex files, sometimes the app will freeze and you have to close and reopen the app.

To be clear, I have both an iPad Air 1 and iPad 2, and the app behaves the same way on both iPads. If I paid $5, I may not have as big of a problem with the issues I’ve come across, but for $20, the developer is charging too much for a single editor on this app.

Very useful for rackmount synths


If you have one of the supported synths get Patchbase. Instead of fighting old school interfaces you can actually focus on being creative and using your ears. Works great with the Apple Camera Adapter into the USB port on a Novation SL MKII controller. Also the developer is friendly and responsive. Can't wait for more synths to be added.

Necessary Synth Companion

scrotie mcboogerpants

If you own one of the supported synths, this is a must-have companion. Regardless of your familiarity with synthesis, Patch Base opens up a new world for these synths. The saving of patches alone is worth the price, let alone the hands-on aspect. Totally worth the price and looking forward to future updates!


Coffeeshopped LLC
55.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyright 2017 Coffeeshopped LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Korg Volca FM $19.99
  2. Full Access $59.99
  3. Korg Minilogue $19.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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