GeoShred Control 12+

Wizdom Music LLC

    • 4.4 • 80 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



GeoShred Control is a stand-alone MIDI/MPE controller. It does NOT have a Sound Engine, but can be upgraded to the functionality of GeoShred Pro.

GeoShred Control Version 6 is a stand-alone MIDI/MPE controller based on GeoShred.

***NOTE: "GeoShred Control" IS AN MIDI/MPE CONTROLLER AND DOES NOT HAVE A BUILT-IN SOUND ENGINE AND DOES NOT MAKE SOUND unless upgraded to the functionality of GeoShred Pro. If you own GeoShred Pro (Green Icon) you did NOT need GeoShred Control because GeoShred Pro has MIDI***

You can use GeoShred Control to perform MIDI/MPE synthesizers. Seamlessly move between fretless and diatonic modalities in a magical musical way using our isomorphic and diatonic playing surface and groundbreaking intelligent pitch rounding.

GeoShred Control is highly expressive when controlling instruments that use the “MPE” MIDI specification (MIDI Polyphonic Expression). It’s a formidable iPad/iPhone based MIDI/MPE controller, and GeoShred Control can operate as a AUv3 plugin that can send MIDI.

GeoShred Control has an arpeggiator, support for temperaments/world scales, backing tracks, and 3D touch (on devices that support 3D touch) and you can upgrade*** to GeoShred Pro with it's powerful physical model of stringed instruments.

Gold Medal Winner of the 2019 Denny Award, winner of a 2019 Guthman New Musical Instrument Award, and winner of the 2017 Electronic Musician Editor's Choice Award as "one of the most innovative, groundbreaking products to emerge in the past twelve months".

GeoShred Control Version 6 Features Include:

• A fluidly expressive playing surface
• Intelligent pitch rounding
• A diatonic keyboard where every key on the screen is on the scale.
• MIDI and MPE
• MIDI control using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Virtual MIDI, and all digital interfaces
• MIDI configuration presets
• 3D touch on iPhones that support 3D touch
• Customizable control surface can be mapped to MIDI Controls
• Backing tracks from the iTunes library
• Built-in Arpeggiator
• Alternative tunings
• Support for world scales and temperaments including Indian Ragas, Arabic and Balinese scales.
• Easily share presets with friends
• If upgraded to the functionality of GeoShred Pro, GeoSWAM and Naada IAPs may be purchased*


Praise for the GeoShred family of apps:

“GeoShred is brilliant- it’s a real instrument.” – Eddie Jobson

“A fantastic new invention which is going to revolutionize the way music is played, expressed and learned! “GeoShred” is one of the foremost best musical inventions I’ve had the pleasure to experience in recent years. Definitely 5 stars out of 5! GIGANTASTIVISSIMO…..R…A…Z !!!!!” – Patrick Moraz

“That’s just nuts. You’re [Jordan] the best-guitarist-without-a-guitar of all time” – Joe Satriani

“GeoShred is a breakthrough [musical instrument] for the iPad. Some might think it’s the best evidence yet that there has indeed been reverse engineering of alien technology, but if that’s the case, then aliens play guitar…and worship Jimi Hendrix.” – Craig Anderton Harmony Central


We are dedicated to offering the highest level of musical instrument experience for our customers worldwide. It would mean a lot to us if you could leave your positive review on the App Store and If you have any questions about GeoShred we would love to hear from you at our support email address:

Minimum Requirements: iOS 11.4 or better is required for AUv3 support and GeoSWAM and Naada instruments.

*Note: GeoShred Control must be upgraded to the functionality of GeoShred Pro, in order to be able to purchase the GeoSWAM and Naada instruments. The GeoSWAM instruments can ONLY be performed from the GeoShred keyboard or MPE controllers. 

**Note: Unfortunately, due to App Store limitations, previously purchased instrument IAPs can not be applied to a purchase of the collection IAP. 

***Note: The Pro upgrade is to the functionality of GeoShred Pro. The app is still GeoShred Control, but it has all the Pro features and is identical to GeoShred Pro.

What’s New


Fix for KeyStep Lookup Table UI

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Dranorter ,

Pretty great, didn’t need Pro

Happy to say I didn’t need Pro to do what I wanted, namely having a decent approximation of an isometric midi controller. Two notes cannot be played in the same row so that’s a slight limitation on chords. Overall there’s a lot of confusing interface elements but I can just cycle through presets until something is ok. Most of the features don’t work with the software I’m sending the MIDI to, but I understand why and it’s not GeoShred’s fault.

Developer Response ,

To play 2 notes on the same row go to "Menu> Performance Settings" and chose "Poly" instead of "String". If you have further questions please reach out to

Makingmark ,

Powerful app, well priced as tryout for Pro, great support

I bought GeoShred Control primarily to check out full GeoShred and what I wanted to be my primary use case (to start): recording MIDI tracks into Garage Band on the same iPad (using a third party app called Midiflow to create virtual ports). Control definitely shows you the performance and operation of the app, you just have to use a synthesizer with it to get sounds out.

As it turns out, control of GB iOS looks a bit buggy - but not the fault of GeoShred. I have contacted support about 3 times pre and post purchase and it is extremely responsive. One of the developers actually recorded a video showing him testing out my bug case and showing it's a bug in how GarageBand is handling MPE. I went ahead and upgraded to GeoShred Pro so I could get the built in sounds and guitar modeling to play around with and build my interest in learning the isometric layout (I know a bit of keyboard but little of guitar).

I think GeoShred Play might be a better intro to the app than Control unless you have a very specific use case in mind (as I did), but you can get to Pro from either. Appreciate their offering both, I wasn't gonna spring for a $25 app without getting a hands-on sense of whether I'd like using it.

BrotherDust ,

Not Impressed

Update: apparently everything I said below was wrong. So I’m giving them 5 stars and dropping it.

The design of the UI for this instrument is very poor. I want to give productive feedback, so I’ve detailed what I think could be improved below: 1. Although the design lacks skeuomorphism (which I think is a good thing), it goes to the opposite extreme: there’s no symbol or metaphor for the user to intuitively recognize. For instance, the “explodey thing” animation that happens on touch input is disruptive. I spent a long time looking at it wondering what it means other than a button press. Does the rotation do something? Do the colors mean anything? If not, why are they there? There are many other examples but this one is the most interesting one. 2. Using the “explodey thing” animation as further example, the animation framerates are low. Like so low it causes a disruption in cognition for me. It makes me wonder if my iPad Pro is having latency issues. All in all the interface is a case study in what not to do. I advise the developer to take time to study the elements of good UX. A complete redesign is very much in order.

Developer Response ,


1) The UI is highly skeuomorphic WHERE IT SHOULD BE. Go to "Model & FX" and look at the effects boxes. The Preset Editor is built around skeuomorphism.

2) What you call the "explodey thing", the star, can be turned off under "settings". However what it's doing is giving you valuble feedback about Pitch Rounding, automatic sliding into perfecti intonation, aka KeyX. And KeyY Expression.

Finally, the designed behavior has evolved over 10 years and is based on the feedback of over 200,000 users.

Your review is not constructive feedback. You could have viewed the learning materials (Menu> Help) or even reached out to us for assistance to clear up your mis-understandings. It does nothing to contribute to the GeoShred Community.

In-App Purchases

GeoShred Control Upgrade
GeoShred Control Upgrade
Upgrade to the Functionality of GeoShred Pro

App Privacy

The developer, Wizdom Music LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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