ScreenSynth is a keyboard, fretboard or fingerboard for playing music. You can connect to a MIDI synth app/device or use the app's internal DX7 synthesizer for sound output.

- Configurable note layouts based on piano/fretboard/fingerboard instruments (e.g. piano/guitar/bass/violin).
- Touch force sensitive, for piano-like control over the volume of each note played.
- Drag your finger over the screen to create vibrato or bend/gliss sounds between any pair of notes. Use this to play bluesy note bends or experiment with microtunings or carnatic music.
- Connect to other synthesizers (apps or devices) using MIDI output.
- Or use the app's internal low latency emulator for the DX7 line of synthesizers to produce a wide range of sounds.
- Your own DX7 6-operator FM patches can be loaded and used (full version only)
- Can show you how to play songs by highlighting sequences of notes that should be played.
- No ads or data harvesting!

This is the Lite version - please try it out! In the Full version you can also:
- Import extra synthesizer patches (.SYX files) so you can add more instrument sounds.
- Import more songs (.MIDI files) that you can then learn how to play them.
- Unlimited MIDI output to other synth apps/devices (limited to 30 second intervals in this Lite version)

The full version is available here:


What's New

Version 1.4

This release adds a proper piano layout - check it out in the Layout Menu.

Extra options added for controlling note glissing in the "Effects" Menu:
- control over gliss "smoothness"
- enable/disable glissing between rows

Also, you can now disable further calibration of touch force, once you have got the calibration to a level you like, using the "Touch Force" Menu.

Ratings and Reviews

Cool app! Play board set up like a guitar!


Fun app! Very cool, 5 starz!


Jonathan Clarke
65.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Jonathan Clarke


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