GeoShred Pro Version 5, is an exciting update, now with In-App-Purchases for GeoSWAM instruments on devices running iOS 11.4 or greater.

Imagine a new kind of musical instrument ...

An instrument where a performer can fluidly express multiple independent voices. An instrument that is both pitch fluid, and helps the performer precisely reach desired musical pitches in any temperament.

GeoShred is an award-winning, fluidly expressive musical instrument that runs on multi-touch devices.

It has a performance surface with “almost magic” pitch rounding algorithms which is coupled with a model of the physics of several types of musical instruments, support for AUv3, MIDI In/Out, MPE, and 3D Touch. It’s a fusion of Jordan Rudess’ performance concepts and a powerful, modeled guitar/effects based on the Physical Modeling research of Dr. Julius O. Smith III of Stanford/CCRMA. And, GeoShred's expressive control can be used with other synthesizers.

Tens of thousands of artists in 48 countries perform GeoShred with 30% of those users in India.

GeoShred is the Gold Medal Winner of the 2019 Denny Award, winner of a 2019 Guthman New Musical Instrument Award, and winner of the 2017 Electronic Musician Editor's Choice Award as "one of the most innovative, groundbreaking products to emerge in the past twelve months".

GeoShred Pro Version 5 Features include:

• In-App-Purchases (IAP) for 6 different GeoSWAM instruments, GeoViolin, GeoFlute, GeoTenoSax, GeoCello, GeoClarinet, and GeoOboe
• A fluidly expressive playing surface + a Physically modeled guitar
• Au3 plugin support on devices running iOS 11.4 or greater
• Intelligent pitch rounding
• A diatonic keyboard where every key on the screen is in the scale.
• MIDI IN/OUT and MPE support
• MIDI control using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, virtual MIDI and all digital interfaces
• MIDI configuration presets
• 3D touch on iPhones that support 3D touch
• Customizable control surface can be mapped to physical MIDI controls
• Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support.
• Backing tracks
• Multiple Modeled effects
• Modeled feedback and VCF effects
• Echo, a unique looper and multi-tap echo
• Finger vibrato, slide and fret scraping
• Unique mono mode using intervals of multiple strings.
• Built-in Arpeggiator
• Alternative tunings and temperaments
• Support for world scales and temperaments including Indian Ragas, Arabic and Balinese scales.
• Easily share presets with friends


Praise for the GeoShred family of apps:

“GeoShred is brilliant- it’s a real instrument.” – Eddie Jobson

“A fantastic new invention which is going to revolutionize the way music is played, expressed and learned! “GeoShred” is one of the foremost best musical inventions I’ve had the pleasure to experience in recent years. Definitely 5 stars out of 5! GIGANTASTIVISSIMO…..R…A…Z !!!!!” – Patrick Moraz

“That’s just nuts. You’re [Jordan] the best-guitarist-without-a-guitar of all time” – Joe Satriani

“GeoShred is a breakthrough [musical instrument] for the iPad. Some might think it’s the best evidence yet that there has indeed been reverse engineering of alien technology, but if that’s the case, then aliens play guitar…and worship Jimi Hendrix.” – Craig Anderton Harmony Central


We are dedicated to offering the highest level of musical instrument experience for our customers worldwide. It would mean a lot to us if you could leave your positive review on the App Store and If you have any questions about GeoShred we would love to hear from you at our support email address:


Minimum Requirements: iOS 11.4 or better is required for AUv3, iCloud and GeoSWAM instruments.
***Note: The GeoSWAM instruments can ONLY be performed from the GeoShred keyboard or MPE controllers.
***Note: Unfortunately, due to App Store limitations, previously purchased instrument IAPs can not be applied to a purchase of the collection IAP.

What’s New

Version 5.860.1

- Fix for tuning and temperament when using global tuning
- Fix for losing instruments from cache
- Fix for recording with Mono Mode Interval presets like Fripper Finger Swell
- Better Audiobus 3 integration.
- Fix MIDI out issues with iSymphonic and SWARPlug

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
567 Ratings

567 Ratings

TheRealDutchee ,

Most expressive instrument on iOS

I am a guitar player so the layout makes perfect sense to me and i think the way you can be fully expressive with this app makes it such an inspiring and incredible fun experience. And it is so much essier to shred with this app than an actual guitar hahah. And it takes up less physical space as well, so perfect for playing on the go 😁

Love the sounds too and the feedback and bend controls. Great effects built in as well and so many crazy in depth features to almost everything. This app deserves to be seen as a unique instrument in its own right. Get it even if you are not a musician or a virtuoso. This app is fun for everyone no matter what skill level you are on. 👍👍👍👍 You can imagine to being Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci and shred almost like them 😉🤪

Great technical support too. Great developer and of course Jordan Rudess is the man! Support these awesome guys 😎🥳

2020JMS ,

Best iPad Music App

I have a lot of music apps, but I keep coming back to play GeoShred. The built-in patches are beautifully programmed and show off the versatility of sound that can be created with advanced physical modeling. The playing surface allows me to control pitch as if I had a magical fretless instrument capable of amazing intonation. Obviously the work of the Wizard! Also cool is the mode that can display only the “right” notes of a scale which is amazing for beginners as well as pros. It’s a powerful platform that is not only a sound engine but also one of the most powerful MPE-style MIDI controllers that I have ever experienced, and I have worked with a lot of hardware such as the Roli Seaboard and Linnstrument. I was able to access tons of support material online and I must say that this developer is one of best at continuing to update and support this app.

ebinary ,

Absolutely love it

A couple of glitches. Lost my saxophone when I bought the whole bundle (it would hang on Loading...), and reinstalling to get my Sax back lost my patches. Couple weirdnesses losing expression when saving a sound, making me reselect it. And I can find no way to display fret number, which would open up the world of Tablature.

Those minor gripes aside, I love this thing. The guitars are ok, but the Sax and Violin are outstanding... I played in pro cover bands in the 80s and 90s and sampler or not, you would not cover Careless Whisper or Come on Eileen unless you had a guest performer, because keyboards are not expressive.. No problem now 😎.

Hoping to get a Linnstrument for live performance. I created a layout to mimic Linn so everything is transferable.

In-App Purchases

GeoSwam Collection
GeoSWAM Bowed Strings and Woodwinds
GeoViolin Powered by SWAM
GeoFlute Powered by SWAM
GeoTenorSax Powered by SWAM
GeoCello Powered by SWAM
GeoClarinet Powered by SWAM

App Privacy

The developer, Wizdom Music LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

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Wizdom Music LLC
214.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. GeoTenorSax $14.99
  2. GeoSwam Collection $74.99
  3. GeoViolin $14.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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