Create music on the go with Triqtraq. Compose original beats in the smooth one-window interface, record sound tweaks in realtime and sample your own sounds for direct use. Use the advanced automation and rhythmic features to create musical patterns that never sound the same.

“There are expensive hardware synths/sequencers not capable of that!"
- Sound On Sound magazine

“One of the best jamming tools I've encountered on iOS”
“A delight to use"
- Sound On Sound magazine

“Brilliant lay-out... Absolutely recommended."
“You can get a punchy track out of it in a few minutes.”
- WIRED Germany

“The deal of the century. One of the deepest sequencers…”
- Ask Audio

“Excellence Award”
- Music Tech magazine (10/10 stars)

“Something rather special”
“The polyrhythmic loop manipulation is awesome.”
- Computer Music magazine (9/10 stars)

“Brilliant fun to use”
- Music App Blog

“Warning: it’s addictive!”
- Audio News Room

“Easily one of the best” “Quality app that could be used in a live situation without breaking a sweat.”
- Synth Universe

“You create really cool ideas for tracks. Awesome fun!”
- Richard Devine


• Compose and tweak beats fluently in an all-in-one window interface, without ever hitting stop.

• It’s all about touch: build up, vary, mangle and break your patterns with a swipe of your finger.

• Compose up to 16 patterns, and arrange them in the 16 step queue to build entire songs.


• Have endless fun with the real-time sound manipulation by recording various effect and parameter sliders (Automation).

• Add that personal touch and record your own sounds while jamming, with the super fast microphone recording feature.

• Get creative with a large library of over 400 included samples in 4 categories: Drums, Bass, Percussion and Keys.

• Take your custom sample library on the road by importing or pasting sounds from other apps.


• Surprise yourself and make endless variations of one loop: give each of the four channels a different length.

• Every recorded parameter automation can have its own length too, resulting in ever evolving rhythms or melodies.

• Create your own original grooves by changing the swing amount and BPM per step.


• Play together with Ableton Link and sync multiple apps and devices over WiFi.

• Get your recorded tunes out there and export your tracks to Soundcloud or Mail.

• Move ideas to other apps and store audio recordings on Dropbox (via Open in…).

• Get an even bigger sonic palette by using it along other apps with Audiobus and Inter-app-audio.


- Four Channels, each with 8 playable Sample Pads
- 16 Patterns per Session
- Step Editor
- Recordable Automation
- Pitch, Filter, Delay, Pan, Level and Decay per Channel
- Loop Range: individual track and automation lengths
- Loop Speed: individual speed per track or automation
- Multi-selection and recording
- Chaining of Patterns with the Queue
- Real-time switching between patterns
- Automation option for BPM and Swing

- Library with more than 400 one-shot samples included
- Import your own sounds
- Sample swapping during playback
- Sample recording with the internal microphone, also during playback

Support for:
- Ableton Link
- Audiobus
- AudioShare
- Audio Copy/Paste
- Inter-App Audio
- Background Audio

Export to:
- Ableton Live 9
- SoundCloud, Allihoopa, Audio Copy, E-mail or iTunes
- Open In... (Dropbox, Airdrop etc.)

- License for Ableton Live 9 Lite included
- User Guide

Check out for demo video’s and tutorials!

What's New

Version 1.9

- A fresh new look
- A free license of Ableton Live 10 Lite
- Start/stop synchronisation for Ableton Link
- Quantisation option for Ableton Link (start playback on first beat)
- Muted channels are now greyed out

New on iPhone:
- The Loop Range is now visible on top of the sample pad/slider view like on the iPad
- In Pattern View the sequences of all channels are now standard visible in the monitor
- Pattern View now shows Mute buttons in the monitor when Queue is not active

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings

Lots of fun! :)


It’s awesome to have a fun app and a team backing it that cares so much about our experience! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys iOS music! :)

Developer Response

Hi, AudioCopy/Paste works fine on our end. Please get in touch with if you continue to have any issues.



Limited orientation options FAIL-I use my iPad Pro in a Focusrite Dock, with, unbelievable but true, OTHER APPS (i.e. Luis Martinez’’s, EXCELLENT Funk Drummer) in, now get this, an ACTUAL WORKFLOW. Without LANDSCAPE MODE, this app is of LiMITED UTILITY. IPhones are wonderful things, but not the ONLY thing.

Barely adequate.


Based on the reviews and a couple of audio samples, TriqTraq seemed like a no brainer to buy.

That said, and after messing around with the app for about an hour, I would have done better saving my money.

Going on 4 years now and the developer still can only think iPhone/iPod!? ...only 1/2 of one orientation? Seriously? Many iPad cases only have landscape orientation. Worse yet, TriqTraq only supports the home button down portrait position so I can't even rest my iPad in my lap without disconnected the power cable to use the app. I think Skram is designed better and it's UI is intuitive.

This developer needs to get off their tail and finish TriqTraq and make it a serious music instrument and not just a sound 'gizmo'.

The developer was lazy deciding not to give the preset sounds meaningful names instead of useless names like 75 synth presets simply called Synth1-Synth75! Again, seriously? That's next to useless forcing you to have to listen to each one making it impossible to find anything quickly. Ridiculous!

I find the U/I not very intuitive and at times just plain confusing. The UI mechanics distracts from the music creation process.


Sebastian Schatz
52.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Zaplin Music 2012-2018


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