Shaker Box 4+

Playable music shakers

Steven Barnegren

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Shaker Box turns your iPhone into a playable music shaker!

Shaker Box is a collection of high quality playable shakers for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Using high-precision accelerometer data, Shaker Box allows you to shake your phone just like a real shaker. Shaker Box features a range of professionally recorded shaker sounds and three playing modes.


Shake your device like a real shaker.


Tap the tap-pad and Shaker Box will play a shaker loop in time with your taps.


Set a tempo, either manually, or by tapping the tap-tempo pad, and Shaker Box will play a Shaker Loop at the tempo you select.


- Loads of shaker sounds to choose from
- Three different playing modes
- Professionally recorded shaker sounds
- Precise shaking recognition
- 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures

A lot of hard work went into creating Shaker Box, so I hope you enjoy using it!

What’s New

Version 2.3

3/4 and 4/4 time selection is back! Sorry for removing it, you can find it again in the settings.

- Will play sound even when on silent
- Various other little bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

richtervet ,

No sound

Doesn’t work on iPhone 7 running latest versions of iOS.

Taildragger221 ,

Great little app, but could be greater..

This app is nicely thought out and laid out, and is pretty usable right out of the box. Just two little additions could make it brilliant though:

1. Don’t stop the shaker playing while you are tapping in Loop mode. It would be good for the tempo to change dynamically while you tap, rather than stopping as soon as you hit your first tap, then needing the Play button to be pressed afterwards. Lots of App Store metronomes work like this.

2. Make better use of the planes of the iPhone’s accelerometer. Currently the app only seems to play the shaker sound if you hold the phone flat in the palm of your hand and move it up and down. I would like to hold the phone edgeways while shaking up and down or forwards/backwards. If it’s hard for the program to look at all planes simultaneously, then have a Settings dialogue that allows you to choose “X”, “Y” or “Z” (or whatever iOS likes to call them).

I'vegotpriorities ,


This app is awesome and it's well worth unlocking the extra shakers. The sound is very realistic and I especially like the loop feature which allows for an easy percussive accompaniment at any bpm. The app is also well laid out and easy to use.

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