iSymphonic Orchestra 4+

Virtual Orchestra Sound App

Christian Schoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte

    • 3.8 • 96 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The ultimate orchestra sound app for sophisticated musicians by award-winning sound designer Kurt Ader, designed as professional sound module for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch by connecting an external MIDI keyboard, using the Apple USB camera adapter or another adapter supported by Apple.¹

Listen to the demo videos on our product website!

This app supports Audio Unit, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus for audio & MIDI connections from/to other audio apps, as well as Bluetooth LE MIDI !

iSymphonic Orchestra was designed with the goal to deliver you superb, extremely realistic and stunning orchestra sounds, instantly with the first key being pressed by you on your MIDI keyboard. Just select a sound and you are ready for your live performance or for a boost of creativity while composing new songs. The sounds used in this app were explicitly recorded to fulfill these requirements and involved several months of recording and post processing under supervision of Kurt Ader and included a variety of innovative, new recording techniques. So far these sounds were only available to very few, famous movie composers. Now they are finally available for the first time to everybody. The supreme quality of these sounds, combined with the unique way they were recorded and assembled, gives us confidence that you haven't heard anything comparable as of to date, even not on Mac or PC.

25 Sounds included with base App:
• Orchestra Strings Spiccato & Legato 1 - 4
• Orchestra Strings Slow 1 - 3
• Chamber Arco Strings
• Legato Orchestra Strings 1
• Full Sordino Strings 1 - 2
• Legato Orchestra
• Staccato Orchestra 1 - 3
• Tremolo Orchestra
• Pizzicato Strings
• Full Strings
• Tremolo Strings
• All Brass 1 - 2
• Trombone Section
• Cello & Woodwinds
• Horns & Strings
• Full Legato Orchestra

297 additional sounds available as 15 optional in-app purchase sound sets: „Pro-", „Arpa-", „Canto-", „Boato-", „Vento-", „Ottone-", „Voce-", „Varia-", „Perla-", „Aulos-", „Keys-", „Cupra-", „Organ-", „Tosca-" and „Corda Sound Set". You find a detailed sound list & demo videos on our product website.

General Features:
• Low latency disk streaming.
• Very efficient audio engine.
• Polyphony of several hundred stereo voices.²
• Audio latency down to 1 ms.
• Integrated effects with 18 presets.
• 16 parts.
• Scale Tuning & Master Tune.
• MIDI velocity response curve editor.
• App States: Save app's entire state as user presets.
• Interactive, easy & quick sound finder.
• App can keep running in the background, so you can play on your keyboard while e.g. using Safari or another app to display scores or surfing the Internet.
• Hermode Tuning: Imitates the tuning behavior of well educated musicians of i.e. orchestras and choirs.
• Audio Unit v3 Plugin included.
• Supports Apple's "Inter-App Audio" (IAA) system.
• Audiobus support.
• Virtual on-screen piano keyboard with velocity support, scalable & scrollable.

MIDI Player / Recorder:
• Record, save and load your songs in standard MIDI file format.
• Share your songs easily as audio file.
• Unlimited amount of tracks.
• Configurable MIDI channel per track.
• Unlimited recording and playback length.
• Open MIDI (.mid) files directly from other apps (i.e. from Safari, Mail).
• Metronome
• Use the "Tempo Zoom" dial knob to i.e. slow down playback at any time and learn your favorite songs easily.

¹ For more information about supported adapters and MIDI keyboards, please visit our product website.

² Sounds are using several voices per note. Polyphony depends on the exact device model being used. You find a polyphony table on our product website.

Anti-Spy Commitment: We take your privacy very seriously. None of our apps contain so called „spy” behaviors and we committed ourself to a very high privacy standard. For more information read our „Privacy Policy for Mobile Apps”.

What’s New

Version 2.4.3

This update fixes an UI issue with recent iPhone models.

Note: This version raises the minimum requirement to iOS 12 and 64-bit CPU. For older devices there are still older versions of this app with lower requirements available for download on the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Timesrunninout ,

Sounds work with Linnstrument!!!

This app works very well with the Linnstrument controller. The app is stable. I really am impressed with the sounds. I would like the developer to expand the sound sets even more. Admittedly, this is one of the first sound set of this type that I own. The reverbs and the echoes effects are a nice touch. These effects are simple, intuitive and very useful, although basic. Overall, this is a nice addition. The basic app purchase includes a basic set of sounds. Additional sound sets can be added as in app purchases. Each additional sound sets are about the same the starting app price which gets you about a dozen or more sounds plus or minus. Maybe I’m paying a premium price, but the sounds are convincing.

Tedh222 ,

Keys Sound Set IAP - Best Acoustic Pianos Yet!

I have many acoustic piano sample sets for IOS, including several of the ‘premium pianos’ available from various software companies. I wasn’t truly satisfied with any of them, until I purchased the ‘Keys Sound Set’ for iSymphonic. These pianos have a nice balance between the hammer and sustained part of the piano’s sound, giving them a very natural woody quality I find missing from most of the others. They had to have been sampled from well regulated pianos. Very consistent quality sound and feel across the full 88 keys. There are other sounds in this package. But, my main quest has been to find a really satisfying piano. There are two pianos here, with just enough variance in tone to satisfy most playing situations. I have been using my iPad for years for regular live performances. I feel highly confident recommending this iSymphonic add on. I think you will be pleased.

ZMcCoN ,

Stellar VST’s worth the $$. UI needs work.

There are some bugs that are mostly minor. The UI needs a face lift and could be more intuitive. But it’s By far the best VST‘s of any
iOS app out there with high-quality precise instrument sounds both incredibly authentic and very nicely customizable in velocity and articulation. It blows the native strings and brass especially in GarageBand out of the water.

App Privacy

The developer, Christian Schoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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