GeoShred Play 12+

Wizdom Music LLC

    • 4.8 • 361 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



GeoShred Play is a great way to get started with GeoShred.

GeoShred Play Version 5, with In-App-Purchases for GeoSWAM* 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.

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 a model of the physics of strings. 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.


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 instruments.
*Note: 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 Play, but it has all the Pro features and is identical to GeoShred Pro

What’s New

Version 5.928.1.1

- Fix for sliding in poly mode


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
361 Ratings

361 Ratings

beinthenotes ,

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.

Prakapanda ,

It's more than a real instrument. Buy with your eyes closed

The things you can do with this app are endless and hi quality. There is absolutely no excuse not to have good sounds at your fingertips now that it's low cost and available to all.

I was going to buy an actual saxophone and spend years learning it. This app coupled with swam geotenor sax sounds realistic enough to replace the whole instrument. I would say it's 90% there.

I'm playing on an iPhone but I'm going to buy an iPad just to play this app on a bigger surface area. The app is worth twice or more what it goes for. Get the play version and upgrade to pro if you like it. I have no doubt you will be impressed. Puts all other ios music apps to shame.

Alshargoz ,

I have a small issue with font size in your app

I love this app a lot you guys are so great. Even on an iPhone it works very good


My gripe has to do with a font size issue. The print is very small

The reason why I use apple products is due to there accessibility options.

I have low vision and the text in the app is very small and does not respond to larger fonts for big print users through accessibility options
In IOS And does not have an option to increase the font size in the app itself

Thanks for looking in to this.

A couple of suggestions

1. Make it so that the software will respond to larger fonts from the IOS device through accessibility options


2. In the GeoShredPlay app in settings put a font size tab
There is all ready a font tab in settings

Either way it would fix the problem
And make this app much easier to use for those like me with less then perfect vision

Pleas consider this in future updates and do this with all of your apps
Thanks for creating this app it is the boss

Thank you for reading my review

In-App Purchases

GeoShred Play Upgrade
Upgrade to the Functionality of GeoShred Pro

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