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Saxophone is a performance musical instrument for your iPhone. It plays, sounds, and operates like a real sax.

Realistic controls * Real fingerings * Real samples * Real chromatic control over more than two octaves * a flexible sound engine * a visual synthesizer * wireless MIDI control! * record your performances, and listen in the browser/email/embed them!

Saxophone's controls are based upon the principles of a real sax. You can adjust this control to include breath, touch, and even tilt control.

It's a great way to learn how a sax works, and it's expressive enough to be a real instrument for proficient musicians.

The iPhone only allows 5 touches at a time -- but there's an easy rule of thumb: if you're using your right fingers, lift up your left; and vice versa. See the manual included for all the details!

Saxophone includes a unique sound engine that uses sound samples of real instruments -- including a soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone.

Saxophone also features the Visual Synth. Create your own sounds with our additive synthesizer, adding reverb, filters, and sculpting the overtones to explore the soundscape.

Control your music studio with Saxophone -- full MIDI control is included via the musicofx midi tool [PC *and* Mac], free with Saxophone! Control GarageBand, Reason, or Logic wirelessly -- a new performance MIDI controller!

Finally, you can record and share your Saxophone performances. Upload, download, vote -- you can even listen to them in your browser, embed them in your blog, or send them to Mom in an email.

Check out Saxophone today -- and check out the rest of our awesome new musical instruments in the music of expression series! Find out more at our website, musicofx.com.

What's New

Version 1.2

Improved tuning; updated Saxophone with Clarinet's improved sound sample synthesis engine; tweaked sounds a bit.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5

332 Ratings

332 Ratings



I want a refund, I'm learning how to play the saxophone and I downloaded this app thinking it was totally fun. But when playing on musicfoxes "saxophone" you cannot get down notes. It's super hard to play, and I honestly think we all should get a refund for this abomination. I also showed this to my music teacher and she tried it, although she thought that this app was a great idea, this one was a piece a crap. You can only play 5notes at a time!!! What the $&@"!!! This app shouldve atleast been free. I honestly recomend that you DONT but this app as a regular apple iPhone user. This is my honest review on the saxophone app.

It's Cool... But...


Hey, I really do play Saxophone, other woodwinds and MIDI wind controllers (WX11 and EWI-USB).
The reason mention the instruments I own and play, is to say that each and everyone needs to be practiced and played on its own merit. They are all different. That being said the only major flaw with this app is that you can only can put down no more than five fingers at time. A real bummer, and so different from all woodwinds that it really needs to be givin a name other than Saxophone. Other than that, it's fun to play with.

ummmm maybe you all are taking yourselves too seriously?


it's a fun app! I like playing it, pretending I actually know how to play the sax :) i bought this app after reading the reviews and i have to say, some people expect a lot from a 99 cent app... it's not actually a sax (just pointing that out). it IS, however, a fun new app! keep up the good work! i want to see more like it.


mode of expression, LLC
6.8 MB
Requires iOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009 (c) mode of expression, LLC


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