GeoShred Play is a great way to get started with GeoShred.
GeoShred Play Version 6, with In-App-Purchases for GeoSWAM and Naada instruments on devices running iOS 11.4 or greater.
With GeoShred Play, everyone can shred using the new diatonic playing surface! You can Shred the Blues and never hit a wrong note. Slide your finger in any direction and let the magic happen using a scale that fits perfectly against a backing track. 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 Play is a play-only version of the award-winning GeoShred musical instrument for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. GeoShred Play can be used to perform GeoShred Pro presets.
It's a great way to get started with GeoShred, AND it can be upgraded** to ALL of the powerful GeoShred Pro features like preset editing, AUv3 plugin support, MIDI/MPE, and setlist editing. GeoShred Play can also purchase GeoSWAM IAP instruments.
GeoShred is the 2nd place winner of the 2022 MIDI Innovation Award for software, 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’s performance surface with “almost magic” pitch rounding algorithms is coupled with physics based models of musical instruments. It’s a fusion of Jordan Rudess’ performance concepts and moForte’s powerful, modeled guitar/effects based on the Physical Modeling research of Dr. Julius O. Smith III of Stanford/CCRMA.
GeoShred Play Features Include:
• A fluidly expressive playing surface + a Physically modeled guitar
• A diatonic keyboard where every key on the screen is in the scale.
• Support for backing tracks
• 3D touch on devices that support 3D touch.
• Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support.
The Naada instruments can be performed from the GeoShred Keyboard, MPE Controllers, Conventional Controllers and Wind Controllers. The The GeoSWAM instruments can ONLY be performed from the GeoShred keyboard or MPE controllers
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
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Minimum Requirements: iOS 11.4 or better is required for AUv3 support and GeoSWAM instruments.
*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 Play, but it has all the Pro features and is identical to GeoShred Pro
Fix for KeyStep Lookup Table UI
Ratings and Reviews
The most fun music app on iOS
I have lots of fantastic music apps on my iPad but this is the one I pick up most often when I just want to relax and play some music. The interface feels fantastic. It replicates a lot of the expressiveness of a stringed instrument both directly on the strings and through extra controls at the top. It also gives you the option to only show notes in a scale so you don’t even have to know anything to play it.
It sounds really good too. It has a ton of presets, although I almost always play the first one called “Shred Lead”. If you upgrade, you have a bunch of options to customize the sounds but it’s definitely not necessary.
GeoShred is basically a souped up Bebot. If that sounds interesting to you, you should definitely get it. If you want a virtual guitar on your iPad, you should definitely get it. If you’ve been considering an MPE controller and want something inexpensive to see if you like it, GeoShred is a great option.
The ultimate iOS instrument
It’s an instrument in your pocket - if even better on an iPad than an iPhone. It’s an extremely versatile lead guitar made accessible to a keyboardist. It’s a new challenge for mastery, too - capable of delivering on whatever effort you’re willing to invest. Start with GeoShred Play, then go Pro. ROI is there even before mastery.
As a heads up and wish list, most patches are only good entertainment, not playable without adjustment, though plenty to choose from. It’d be nice to have them prearranged better to sort the playable guitar-like sounds from the preset arpeggiated sounds, but you can arrange them yourself. I’d like to see the pure acoustic sounds library expanded a bit further - e.g. more focus on some nylon string guitar derived sounds.
Deficiencies aside, GeoShred delivers an instrument to a screen, and in a way one could hardly conceive of. There’s no going back to being without it.
Must-have app for any music enthusiast!
I am a keyboardist in a band. I was skeptical of purchasing Geoshred unaware of its capabilities and whether or not I can use it in my live performances. After purchasing the basic Geoshred Play app, I was extremely impressed by how accurate it was. I made several in-app-purchases (GeoSWAM and Naada collections) and I could not be happier. These instruments sound so real and authentic. I use Geoshred for playing lead solos in my performances with my band. There is no delay when performing live with this app. It allows me to be extremely expressive since it allows me to "flow" from one note to the other and has a host of effects that I could use. To top it all, the support staff have been amazing. They readily respond to email queries. I strongly recommend this app for all music enthusiasts.
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- Wizdom Music LLC
- 554.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2014-2023 moForte Inc and Wizdom Music LLC
- In-App Purchases
- GeoShred Play Upgrade $14.99
- GeoTenorSax $14.99
- GeoSWAM Collection I $74.99
- GeoViolin $14.99
- GeoCello $14.99
- GeoFlute $14.99
- GeoSWAM Collection I & II $119.99
- Naada Carnatic Violin $14.99
- Naada Zhonghu $14.99
- GeoBassFlute $14.99
Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.