Stage Plot Maker helps you build clear, readable stage plots to communicate your band's technical requirements to a sound engineer. You can build a collection of stage plots for different kinds of gigs, then print or email them directly from your mobile device.

A tablet is recommended for building stage plots. Once you build a stage plot, you can copy it to your phone for quick access on the go.

Stage plots can include a diagram to show the placement of elements on stage; numbered input and output lists; a list of other required items like chairs and music stands; the name and photo of each performer; notes for the sound engineer; and your contact info.

The app includes graphics for the following items:

- Inputs: vocal mic, instrument mic, area mic, clip mic, kick drum mic, DI box, XLR input
- Outputs: wedge monitor, spot monitor, fill monitor, in-ear monitor, headphone amp
- Instruments: amp, cymbal, drum, kick drum, keyboard, grand piano, pedal steel, xylophone
- Other: stairs, riser, stool, chair, music stand, horn stand, guitar stand, guitar rack, power outlet, mixer, laptop, isolation panel, fan

This app does not include graphics for small instruments that performers carry with them onto the stage, only large instruments like keyboards and drums that require prior placement on stage. The app design assumes that graphics for smaller instruments clutter stage plots and are relatively unimportant to the sound engineers and stage techs who will use them. Instead of a graphic for these instruments, stage plots can include a graphic for the input they use (a mic or DI box) with a custom label like "trumpet mic" or "DI for acoustic guitar."
If you do not agree with this approach to stage plot design, or if you want to make stage plots that look different from the examples shown in the screen shots and demo video, you should select a different app.

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What’s New

Version 1.2.2

- Changed the bottom toolbar buttons from text to icons on the stage plot edit page.

- Enabled the save button immediately after adding a new stage plot.

- Deleted the local copy of the performer's photo when deleting a performer.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Gerbil1982 ,


A little frustrating after spending some time designing a stage plan with limited instruments etc, I then sent it to my tech crew who also payed to download your app then couldn’t open or edit the plan from there device.

Developer Response ,

You can send a stage plot in a PDF format that doesn't require the app to view, but isn't editable; or a data format that does require the app to view and is editable. Please contact us directly if you need help:

Rick0965 ,

Way too fiddly

This app looks good and offered all that is needed to make a good stage plot. However, it is incredibly fiddly to use on an iPhone and so I gave up after a while. Having to build a drum kit piece by piece while the visible editing squares obscured my view of where I wanted to put it was incredibly annoying. It was also hard to select the piece of equipment I wanted without accidentally moving or rotating the wrong pice instead.
Sorry Guys. This is no use to me.

Developer Response ,

The current app version improves the editing of items clustered tightly together as in a drum set. But editing a graphical layout will naturally be more difficult on a phone than on a tablet.

Food for songs ,

Utterly incompetent.

The pathetic list of options for what's on stage is mind blowing. Not even Guitar! No strings, no horns, percussion etc Surely an editable instrument you can name yourself is the easiest thing in the world? £2.99 effectively stolen. USE-LESS!

Developer Response ,

Please read the app description for an explanation of the available instrument icons.


Arlo Leach
3 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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