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

With GeoShred Play, everyone can shred using the new diatonic playing surface! You can Shred the Blues and never hit a wrong note. Slide your finger in any direction and let the magic happen using a scale that fits perfectly against a backing track. Seamlessly move between fretless and diatonic modalities in a magical musical way using our isomorphic and diatonic playing surface and groundbreaking intelligent pitch rounding.

GeoShred Play is a play-only version of the award-winning GeoShred musical instrument for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. GeoShred Play can be used to perform GeoShred Pro presets.

It's a great way to get started with GeoShred, AND it can be upgraded to ALL of the powerful GeoShred Pro features like preset editing, AUv3 plugin support, MIDI/MPE, and setlist editing. GeoShred Play can also purchase GeoSWAM IAP instruments.

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’s performance surface with “almost magic” pitch rounding algorithms is coupled with a model of the physics of strings. It’s a fusion of Jordan Rudess’ performance concepts and moForte’s powerful, modeled guitar/effects based on the Physical Modeling research of Dr. Julius O. Smith III of Stanford/CCRMA.

GeoShred Play Features Include:
• A fluidly expressive playing surface + a Physically modeled guitar
• A diatonic keyboard where every key on the screen is in the scale.
• Support for backing tracks
• 3D touch on devices that support 3D touch.
• Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support.


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 support 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.
***Note: The Pro upgrade is to the functionality of GeoShred Pro. The app is still GeoShred Play, but it has all the Pro features and is identical to GeoShred Pro

What’s New

Version 5.817.1

Bug Fix Release
- Issue with tuning of temperaments has been fixed
- Issues with MIDI Out have been addressed (for the upgrade to Pro functionality)
- Issue with sliding and Piano/Guitar Quantization has been fixed
- Setlist/Preset state saving for multiple instances of the plugin improved. Please explicitly select a preset for each plugin instance. (for the upgrade to Pro functionality)
- Less intrusive flow for receipt validation, and purchase restoration.
- The popup for presets with IAP instruments has been eliminated, and users may now flip un-interrupted through these presets.
- New GeoSWAM presets with KeyY vibrato for GeoShred Keyboard and MPE controllers.
- Issues with user setlists fixed. (for the upgrade to Pro functionality)
- Issue with global tuning (Menu> Settings> Tuning) has been fixed.
- Issues requiring re-install have been addressed.
- Issues with preset saving from the plugin have been fixed. (for the upgrade to Pro functionality)
- Graphical cross-talk between multiple AUv3 instances is fixed. (for the upgrade to Pro functionality)

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

beinthenotes ,

The ultimate iOS instrument

It’s an instrument in your pocket - if even better on an iPad than an iPhone. It’s an extremely versatile lead guitar made accessible to a keyboardist. It’s a new challenge for mastery, too - capable of delivering on whatever effort you’re willing to invest. Start with GeoShred Play, then go Pro. ROI is there even before mastery.

As a heads up and wish list, most patches are only good entertainment, not playable without adjustment, though plenty to choose from. It’d be nice to have them prearranged better to sort the playable guitar-like sounds from the preset arpeggiated sounds, but you can arrange them yourself. I’d like to see the pure acoustic sounds library expanded a bit further - e.g. more focus on some nylon string guitar derived sounds.

Deficiencies aside, GeoShred delivers an instrument to a screen, and in a way one could hardly conceive of. There’s no going back to being without it.

Alshargoz ,

I have a small issue with font size in your app

I love this app a lot you guys are so great. Even on an iPhone it works very good


My gripe has to do with a font size issue. The print is very small

The reason why I use apple products is due to there accessibility options.

I have low vision and the text in the app is very small and does not respond to larger fonts for big print users through accessibility options
In IOS And does not have an option to increase the font size in the app itself

Thanks for looking in to this.

A couple of suggestions

1. Make it so that the software will respond to larger fonts from the IOS device through accessibility options


2. In the GeoShredPlay app in settings put a font size tab
There is all ready a font tab in settings

Either way it would fix the problem
And make this app much easier to use for those like me with less then perfect vision

Pleas consider this in future updates and do this with all of your apps
Thanks for creating this app it is the boss

Thank you for reading my review

aswins1 ,

Got me hooked

The SWAM instruments are truly amazing. Especially the GeoViolin gives the real feel of playing a violin. Totally worth the IAP

This is by far the best audio modeling app that I have used. The amount of customization that it allows is beyond words. Note name font, world notes (Indian ragas), midi compatibility, performance settings etc can get you almost infinite levels on control. Really appreciate the great work and effort put into this app.


Wizdom Music LLC
208.3 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. GeoShred Play Upgrade $14.99
  2. GeoTenorSax $14.99
  3. GeoViolin $14.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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