Stagelight is the easiest way to create music on iOS! With Stagelight, you can make beats, mix loops or even create full multi-track songs with drum, instrument, audio and vocal tracks.

Stagelight includes the following features at no cost:

Lessons and tutorials including:

- Building a beat

- Learning how to record instruments

- Editing audio and MIDI

- Mixing and more

LoopBuilder: Make music like a DJ!

LoopBuilder is a loop-style production feature that enables anyone to build music quickly by adding, arranging and triggering audio, drum, instrument or vocal loops either individually or in groups, complete with automatic beat syncing. Choose from thousands of sounds in Stagelight’s vast loop library or you can import or record your own loops. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out, a seasoned DJ or a professional music producer, LoopBuilder is a fun, easy and powerful tool for making all styles of music.

9 Built-in instruments including:

Drum Machine:

- Over 50 Drum kit and Pattern Presets included

- Integrated step sequencer

- AutoFill: swipe to create simple beats

- Advanced Automation

- Build your own kits with sample importing

SampleVerse: a hybrid sampler and synthesizer instrument. Play, arpeggiate, pulse, shift and filter sounds with complete touch expression thanks to MPE support.

Also includes:

-Over 40 presets

-Record single or multiple samples

-Blend in rich tones with up to 4 custom oscillators (with unlock-able controls)

-Morph sounds with up to 4 custom LFO (with unlock-able controls)

-Groove with our new phrase arpeggiator (with unlock-able controls)

-Import your own .wav and .sfz files

7 additional keyboard instruments with unlock-able features:

- ElectroSynth: 3-voice synthesizer with 2 LFOs and built-in effects

- ElectroPulse: 3-voice PWM synthesizer

- ElectroKeys: realistic vintage keyboards and pianos

- ElectroBass: sampled electric basses and more

- ElectroGuitar: sampled acoustic and electric guitars

- ElectroOrgan: vintage organ sounds

- ElectroComposer: sampled orchestral sounds

4 free effects included:

- Equalizer

- Compressor

- Delay

- Flanger

Key Lock:

Anyone can play piano with Stagelight. Choose from any of the included on-screen instruments with keys and start making flawless music. Key Lock allows you to maintain the proper key and scale of your song without ever hitting a bad note.

Audio recording:

Record audio using your device’s built-in microphone or external audio device.

MIDI device support:

Stagelight supports your favorite MIDI devices. You can also use our simple MIDI link feature to latch your controllers to almost any parameter!


- Files app support

- Stereo exporting

- Cloud Saving and more.

Song Transfer:

Songs created in Stagelight can be sent to Stagelight on your other supported devices via WIFI.

Want more features and capabilities? Go to the Stagelight in-app store to unlock its full potential. Feature upgrades are available to purchase in two simple bundles.

IOS Unlock V4 ($14.99)

Unlock Stagelight for your iOS devices.

Main Features:

- All bundled Instruments included

- All bundled effects included

- Unlocked SampleVerse plus 1GB content pack included

- Unlocked track effects and mixing limitations

- AUv3 support

- Pro export options

- $15 credits for content purchases

Ultimate Unlock V4 ($149.99)

Get an all-access VIP pass to Stagelight 4.0 and every Loop and Preset pack for an unbelievable price!

Main features:

- Unlocks all Stagelight 4.0 features across all platforms and devices! Buy once and you can use Stagelight 4.0 everywhere!

- All Loop packs

- All Preset packs

- Over 10000 Sounds!

- Get new Loop and Preset packs free (released regularly) until version 5.0

Need support?

Go to and submit a ticket. We're here to help!

What’s New

Version 4.0.3

Bug Fixes and Enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
26 Ratings
26 Ratings
legittristan ,

So close, and yet so far...

Overall, I’ve been impressed with Stagelight. It’s got some great instruments and plugins, great options for either linear or clip-launch DAW views, and some of the best audio I/O support I’ve seen on iOS. I was even cool paying for support for AUv3 plugins with the in app purchase. However, this app also has some glaring flaws for serious users:

The largest problem is a lack of comprehensive MIDI support. From what I can see, there’s little or no MIDI mapping, no options for sending MIDI automation and CC’s to hardware, and generally nowhere near enough MIDI integration for pros to adopt this app. This is especially true for hardware users who would prefer an Ableton style clip-launch experience, or who would like to use this to automate other gear, or use other instruments and pedals to trigger Stagelight in live performance.

If Stagelight added the MIDI functionality of an app like, say, MODSTEP, Stagelight would take the crown for ease of use AND being full-featured. That’s what pros need to make the switch.

Developer Response ,

Hi Legittristan,

Thanks for the review and constructive feedback. Good news is we're already planning support for your request and we'll be working on it soon. I'll update this reply when it's ready.

Frog Grigson ,


“Easiest way to create music on iOS”? No, that’s GarageBand by miles. Stagelight may be the most powerful (for all the good it does the user if the features are hidden), but the ease of use is a disaster. They invented their own goofy way of doing context menus (fire the idiot who made that insane decision, right now), but there are very few of them. I worked part way through the drum tutorial but it was really slow and painful so I stopped it. From there I was able to create a bass pattern. It was inaudible, then it was audible, but then it randomly vanished. No idea why. I created a new one but wasn’t able to make it audible. You touch stuff and the screen changes randomly. Tracks have a hidden volume control. I found it once by accident but couldn’t find it again. The track volume control is drawn with very dark gray lines on a black background, a laughably stupid way to annoy the user. I couldn’t figure out how to delete tracks.

Yeah, I know UI design is hard. But it’s not impossible.

It costs US$15 to use AUv3s.

Are you pulling my leg?

Developer Response ,

Hi Frog,

Thanks for checking out Stagelight and we're sorry you had issues using it. I'd love to hear more about your experience and ways you think it could be better. Feel free to email us at and we can continue the discussion there.

rwsmth ,

Looks great

Needs work.
Auv3 doesn’t work properly. As soon as I exit the screen displaying the auv3 effect it is removed from the session.
Feels nice and smooth but still needs some smoothing out.
If Auv3 is fixed and add midi auv3 then it could be a 5star app.
Developers are working hard to make this a 5 star app and if updates stay consistent it will be among the iOS favorites

Developer Response ,


When you add an instrument track and are browsing through your AU plugins, you can either press the + button to add it or drag and drop the plugin from the list to the track view. We'll fix the issue you are seeing the browser in our next update. AUv3 MIDI support is also coming soon too. Stay tuned!


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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
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