The cajon is thought to have originated in Peru, where African slaves used old packing crates to replace their native drums.

Cajon! Free features 6 different professionally recorded high fidelity cajons to play. You can also add 5 different percussion instruments that can be played along with the cajon including congas, bongos, timbales and more.

Realistic features of Cajon! Free combine to give you an authentic drumming experience. The pitch changes slightly depending on where you hit the cajon. Also, the volume responds to your touch; the harder you tap, the louder it sounds. Playing rolls is as easy as swirling your finger, simply adjusting the roll speed by how fast or slow you swirl.
A unique addition to Cajon! Free is the ability to choose any color you desire for the cajon. Other great features include adjustments for pitch, reverb, delay, and touch sensitivity, multi-track recording, ability to share and export your recordings (optional in-app purchase), and so much more! There are also 16 PlayAlong Beats, 15 unique Drum Beats and 11 Music Beats to play along to, as well as 11 different metronome sounds.

Utilizing decades of real drum experience and the latest technology, Cajon! Free is the perfect app for cajon players of all ages and experience!


- 5 professionally recorded 44.1 khz high fidelity cajons, with more to come
- 5 different percussion instruments to choose from including congas, bongos, timbales, cowbell/woodblock, and snare/cymbal
- Slider control for different cajon color choices
- The harder you hit the drums, the louder they sound!
- Drum Pitch Sensitivity - the pitch changes depending on where you strike the cajon, just like a real cajon
- Reverb and Delay Controls - slider adjustments allows limitless drum sounds
- Pitch Control - lower or raise the pitch of the drums
- Realistic visual effects
- Retina Display for both iPad and iPhone for incredibly crisp graphics
- 15 Drum Beats and 11 Music Beats to play along to, with more to come!
- PlayAlong Beats: 16 new loops with basic bass drum, hi-hat or snare beats, to play along for added rhythmic expression!
- Realistic Rolls - simply swirl your finger around to create slower or faster rolls
- Double Beat drum feature with slider adjustment
- 11 Metronome Sounds and 4 Time Signatures to choose from, with BPM adjustment
- Multi-track recording - easily add or delete tracks, save and loop recordings
- Share your recordings through email, Facebook, and Twitter
- Export your recordings to your computer (optional in-app purchase)
- Lefty Mode - reverse the entire drum layout
- Play along to the music on your iPod
- Adjust volume for metronome and beat sounds

What’s New

Version 1.4

Fix for lefty mode and music library access

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

MrToyz ,


This app rocks! Tons of really cool features, and great sound and graphics......absolutely the best Cajon app out there!

Merin Nakarmi ,

Worst App

It automatically opened advertisement seven times without my interaction. Tapping the drums took me to other advertisements instead of producing music.

Sammers78 ,


This is the worst music app I have ever used. The cajon sounds like a maraca mixed with a Star Wars laser cannon


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35.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Exporting $0.99
  2. Remove Ads $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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