It's not just an app, it's an instrument!

GeoShred Pro Version 5, is an exciting update, now with In-App-Purchases for GeoSWAM instruments on devices running iOS 11.4 or greater.

Imagine a new kind of musical instrument ...

An instrument where a performer can fluidly express multiple independent voices. An instrument that is both pitch fluid, and helps the performer precisely reach desired musical pitches in any temperament.

GeoShred is an award-winning, fluidly expressive musical instrument that runs on multi-touch devices.

It has a performance surface with “almost magic” pitch rounding algorithms which is coupled with a model of the physics of several types of musical instruments, support for AUv3, MIDI In/Out, MPE, and 3D Touch. It’s a fusion of Jordan Rudess’ performance concepts and a powerful, modeled guitar/effects based on the Physical Modeling research of Dr. Julius O. Smith III of Stanford/CCRMA. And, GeoShred's expressive control can be used with other synthesizers.

Tens of thousands of artists in 48 countries perform GeoShred with 30% of those users in India.

GeoShred is the 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 Pro Version 5 Features include:

• In-App-Purchases (IAP) for 6 different GeoSWAM instruments, GeoViolin, GeoFlute, GeoTenoSax, GeoCello, GeoClarinet, and GeoOboe
• A fluidly expressive playing surface + a Physically modeled guitar
• Au3 plugin support on devices running iOS 11.4 or greater
• Intelligent pitch rounding
• A diatonic keyboard where every key on the screen is in the scale.
• MIDI IN/OUT and MPE support
• 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 physical MIDI controls
• Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support.
• Backing tracks
• Multiple Modeled effects
• Modeled feedback and VCF effects
• Echo, a unique looper and multi-tap echo
• Finger vibrato, slide and fret scraping
• Unique mono mode using intervals of multiple strings.
• Built-in Arpeggiator
• Alternative tunings and temperaments
• Support for world scales and temperaments including Indian Ragas, Arabic and Balinese scales.
• Easily share presets with friends


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, iCloud 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.

What’s New

Version 5.890.1

- New "MIDI Out iOS SWAM" MIDI preset for the new iOS SWAM instruments.
- Fix for NoteOff sound for the GeoSWAM instruments
- Fix for persistence of background audio setting across installs
- Setting to disable displaying the IAA shuttle control when using GeoShred in a non-DAW context.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
660 Ratings

660 Ratings

Rwtheking ,

Great modeled guitar with room for potential improvement

I personally love this app because it is exactly what I want as a keyboard player who loves guitars. I always prefer physical modeling to sampling in most cases so this is an dream to play. I feel like even though this app is already top of the line it could be pushed further by allowing more complex pickup configurations like both single coils and both double coils as well as split bridge double coil with neck double coil and split neck double coil with bridge double coil. Besides that it stands in a league of its own for what it does. I would absolutely recommend to anyone interested in physical modeling or having a more than useable guitar sound as a keyboardist.
Edit: maybe a new pickup could be made to model the ones on bass guitars to give a better tool for modeled basses in general. This app has been a near daily source of blues improv recently. Plus it is a great way to use swam instruments on iOS as long as your device is large enough. Geoshred has the great MPE controller layout that SWAM needs.

cmruko ,

Amazing App, I shouldn’t have waited so long to purchase it.

I recently got GeoPro and some Swam sounds after only having GeoPlay, and it is a blast to jam with, set your scale, or even a custom scale and play. Just jamming is so much fun. I sometimes create a simple backing track in AUM, and go to town, It’s a blast. It’s AUv3, so inside a host/DAW it’s easy to record the audio from what I play into another Au app, then playing it back in a new way. It’s great for live playing but sequencing the app with midi is also great. All sounds are top notch. It’s also a MPE controller for all your iOS MPE needs. It’s so realistic and expressive to play. Geoshred pro is amazing and the new swam sounds put this app up there with the best of them. If you play guitar this is a definite must buy because the interface is designed in a similar fashion. It’s easy for guitar players to pick it up and play it fairly well right off the bat. But even if you don’t it sounds amazing and can be payed by anyone. Amazing App, I shouldn’t have waited so long to purchase it.

Dr. Deleting Appstein ,


Leave it to Jordan to actually invent an instrument! Our simple earthling instruments were no challenge haha. This is really amazing ... it actually always feels musical and each patch/instrument inspires it’s own individual way… Responds to humanity if that makes sense. … the editing capabilities are insane (they were like 50 scales I’ve never even heard of (which I’m not completely sure arent made up names to mess w us jk haha)available in this thing and even though I’m guitar player I can appreciate a flawless octave switch… You can fly through the octaves without missing anything. I’ll admit I was intrigued because I consider Mr. Rudess To be not only the most technically gifted that the most beautifully melodic and brilliant musician I’ve ever witnessed… I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at how many mediately addicted to this is from it and I’ve already recorded a solo on my own music.I freaking love innovators ... especially when they’re from Long Island (Manhasset 🤘🏽). Thanks JR. - ur pal MIKE 13

In-App Purchases

GeoSwam Collection
GeoSWAM Bowed Strings and Woodwinds
GeoViolin Powered by SWAM
GeoFlute Powered by SWAM
GeoTenorSax Powered by SWAM
GeoCello Powered by SWAM
GeoClarinet Powered by SWAM

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