REQUIRES iPhone 6s or above! Whether you make electronic, pop, hip hop, drum & bass, trap, rock, or experiment, this is for you.

AudioKit Bass 808 Synth is perfect for earth-shaking sub bass lines and creating your own custom electronic drum sounds – It’s the ultimate tool for creating your own 808 Kick basses!

Lightweight & powerful. Synthesize custom sounds. Run multiple instances of this AUv3 plugin effortlessly.

+ Create earth-shattering bass
+ Standalone app & AUv3
+ Universal: Get both iPhone & iPad versions for life, one low price.
Don't have an iPad yet? Buy this now and get it free on iPad when you get one.
+ Includes over 160+ presets by Brandon Rico Simpson, Dusti D-Sine, Sound of Izrael, Tic Toc, Audio Dabbler, DJ Puzzle, iPadBeatMaking, Torley, Kelby Kryshak, Bolo Da Producer, Da Fingaz, and more
+ New powerful AUv3 code. Works great as an AU plugin in GarageBand, Cubasis 3, BM3, NS2, AUM, Auria Pro, and more
+ Efficient! The entire app is under 20mb on most devices

+ Pitch Modulation
+ Glide
+ Distortion
+ Bit Crushing (6-bit, 8-bit, 12-bit)
+ Super Sustain
+ Low-pass Filter
+ Super Smash Limiter
+ AUv3 Automation
+ Will work on new SE (4.7in) phones


+ Use headphones or speakers/sub to fully appreciate. This app creates more bass than iOS speakers can reproduce!

“Really cool app. Is it good? YES!” – Nu-trix the Synth Guy

+ This app does not support IAA or Audiobus. But, you can use it in Audiobus 3 as an Audio Unit. Works great that way!

“You can turn a few knobs and make 808s that sound so good you could sell them in a sample pack!” – Casual Chris Youtube Review

This is a mono instrument. One is probably all you need. But, it can be stacked with AU hosts

Express yourself. Create your signature sound. Simple controls allow you to easily sculpt your own bass or kick sound.


What happens if I get a new iPhone or iPad?
The limited edition apps you have already acquired will remain in the app store so that you’ll always be able to download them as long as you have the same iTunes account.

What happens after the "app drop" release time is over?
The apps will remain in the App Store so that you may download updates. After the “app drop”, the price in the app store will go to the maximum price tier. As long as you keep the same iTunes account, you may download updates and copies to new devices for free!

Will the apps still be updated?
The apps will be updated for new iOS versions, to ensure that your limited edition apps continue to work as iOS technology progresses.

Will the apps support iPhone?
We will try to make most of these apps universal. We’re planning a free universal upgrade to the Bass 808 Synth. While the app is currently iPad only, an iPhone version is on the way and will be available while the app is still on sale.

Will there be open-source?
We plan on open-sourcing as much as we can. Some of the code developed for this app has already been added to AudioKit for all developers to use in their projects, free of charge.

Are you still working on your existing apps?
Yes! We are still working on improving all our apps, including Synth One, D1, and FM2. The technology developed as a part of these limited edition apps will help improve all our apps.


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What’s New

Version 1.6

YOU'RE ALL INCREDIBLE! Musicians like you are the best.
+ We've been doing UI work for you. The app now fits larger iPads!
That's right! You lucky people with 10.5, 11, and 12.9 inch devices will now have edge-to-edge graphics.
Screen filling UI for speaker busting BASS!

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We love to hear your music. Please tag us @audiokitpro

Hope you stay creative and take care of yourselves and fellow musicians,
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
375 Ratings

375 Ratings

Jonnie Sparkel ,


It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for to make custom 808 bass on iOS. I’m glad they extended the purchase time on this one because I passed it up at first but it’s simplicity is amazing and the sounds it produces start exactly where I want it to before I start tweaking it.

Literally my only complaint is the design of the menu to go through presets, I guess I just like utilizing more screen space and it feels like I never know what part of the list I’m at.

Thank you for making this! ❤️

NixNao ,

Very nice!

For $2.99 it is really tough to complain! Wish list items: ability to disable vibrato on the mod wheel. My midi controller (microkey air) has no knobs just pitch and mod wheel. So if I map cutoff to mod wheel I’m stuck with vibrato when I often don’t want it. Since I use a Bluetooth controller, I have no need for the on screen keyboard most of the time. It would be nice to display both the Main and More panels at the same time instead of toggling between the two. Thanks for the awesome app!

Macrofone ,

Impressive sound, elegant controls

Another impressive offering from these guys, and right there with the model D as one of the biggest and best sounding AUs I’ve heard. The programming options are intelligent' effective and just about right, although I would have liked a filter envelop (or option to route amp envelop to filter). Really impressive instrument. Along with Model D and Aparillo, it’s one of the reasons I’m glad I got a cheap iOS MIDI interface and can now use my iPad as a module in my recording big rig.


AudioKit Pro, LLC
31.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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