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What’s New

Version 4.0.2

Name changed to "Dusty Strings D550 Dulcimer"

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

The app may now be used as a MIDI sound module for use with CoreMIDI-enabled MIDI file player apps or controlled from an external MIDI keyboard using a hardware MIDI interface.

When used via MIDI, the app responds to MIDI note-on (with velocity), note-off, and volume change messages on the selected MIDI channel.

Select the MIDI channel on the controls page.

The treble bridge volume and panning is used for all MIDI sounds and will respond to MIDI volume messages.

Fixed a rare issue that may have caused the sound to stop when used as MIDI sound module in the background.

Volume sliders now show a full range from 0 to 100%

The app also works as an Audiobus source module.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

JRSIV1975 ,

Incredible sounds, this app is full of musical possibilities

UPDATE: My original review is below, I’m updating it since the dev has added MIDI & AudioBus, the only things I felt were keeping it from being a 5 Star app. The MIDI works great & Audiobus too..thank you for the update!
The sounds are crazy good, so realistic. The interface and design are wonderful. The only thing keeping the app from 5 star perfection is the lack of iOS music production integration. This app needs Audiobus and Inter-App Audio compatibility. MIDI would be really useful, but at the very least let us get these sounds to our DAW apps, etc. Aside from the mildly curious who'll mess with it once or twice, the people who would really use the app are musicians/producers who are using iOS and other great apps to make music. Budge up to that market and you'll have a big time following.

Developer Response ,

Version 4.0 and later, released in June of 2018, has both Audiobus and MIDI control.

Musecrafter1 ,


I'm very impressed with this app. Not only does it sound beautiful, but the developer had enough insight to include IAA and Audiobus compatibility, which is an essential element in my purchasing decision. Because of this I can use the D550 with the rest of my studio. In the short time I've it I've already incorporated it into two songs and it sounds amazing! I bought this app while it was on sale for .99 cents but would gladly pay full price.

This was such a good buy that I decided to try my luck with another one of the developers app (bagpipes pro) and was not disappointed. Now for me, bagpipes are a novelty, but its a lot of fun to play, comes with IAA & audiobus so it shows up in a prog rock tune I did and adds a terrific element. Kudos to the developer for these fine products and insight into the needs of electronic musicians!

CB Native American ,

Love it! but Please fix bundle app

This is exactly what I've been looking for in a dulcimer app and great starter for when you're going to buy a real one!

However, I have tried to purchase the bundle app numerous times and it has not worked for me and thought it was my card and it wasn't. I'd like to get the Bundle App so please fix it soon! I look forward to getting all the other apps but would like to buy the bundle app!!!

Thank you!

Developer Response ,

Your issue has nothing to do with my app, please check with Apple as to why you can't buy the bundle.


Michael Eskin
160.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Michael Eskin


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