expressionPad MIDI/Synth 4+

Continuous multi-touch control

mode of expression, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 68 Ratings
    • Free



expressionPad is a new kind of musical instrument. Continuous multi-touch means you can control pitch bend, dynamics, and modulation independently with each touch.

expressionPad is a new kind of musical instrument. Continuous multi-touch support means you can control pitch bend, dynamics, and modulation with each touch, even as you change notes.

We've created a flexible and intuitive interface so you can focus on music. Watch our video and see for yourself!

Tune your expressionPad in fourths, fifths, or in guitar tunings such as standard or Open C.

expressionPad features a built-in polyphonic synthesizer/sampler so you can start making music right away. Experience the flexibility of polyphonic portamento -- an electronic music first!

Connect to your music studio via Core MIDI, Apple's inter-app music protocol. With expressionPad, you can play Reason, Ableton Live, Logic, Garage Band, and Logic more expressively than ever!

A clean interface, a flexible synthesizer/sampler, and lightning-fast MIDI response. Push your musical ideas to new limits with expressionPad.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

* Improved, much-lower CPU usage
* NEW: Pitch autocorrection option
* NEW: Control setup preset management
* Fixes to audio synthesis engine.
* Fixed iOS 11 system gestures bug
* Improved iPhone X support

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

BrockDiamond ,

Surprising high quality and expressiveness in a free app!!!

I just want to start by saying I own GeoShred Pro and some SWAM instruments which I thoroughly enjoy. Going into my experience with expressionPad my expectations weren’t too high. After just a short time exploring the app I was pleasantly surprised by its expressiveness and usefulness. I haven’t experimented with controlling MIDI for other apps yet, so I can’t speak to its connectivity, but with an app like MIDIflow or Audiobus3 it is easy to see it’s potential. Obviously you can’t change real time parameters as intensely as you can with Geoshred, but the ease of use and expressiveness goes a long ways for music producers who are trying to capture interesting and unique sounds on iOS. 5-stars for sure!

Mr. E Hertz ,

Don’t like Traditional keys for MIDI? Try this….

Love this app. While many improvements can be made to any app, this has exceeded my expectations. Think of this like a way to use midi on your phone in interesting new ways. The built in synths are fine and all, but this really shines when I send MIDI to something else, like a Volca, or a piece of software. It’s just a cool controller option, if you are bored with, or simply don’t like traditional controller options. Well worth checking out!

Oceans in space ,

Perfect plus some!

This is crazy for free. It's functioning as well as I hoped and the internal synth and piano are great for getting rolling. The tuning options are incredible and I think I saw a Chapman Stick tuning! There are split tuning with 5ths and 4ths and many more. The actual pads are responsive and just feels right (for fretboard layout). There is so much more here and I'm guessing it all functions well. Cheers.

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