Medly takes a new approach to the way music is made, letting both seasoned and new musicians make epic music. Just pick your instruments, draw notes, record & sing, and drag & drop one of over 2300 loops or samples.

Medly breaks up your song into Sections that you can easily pick up, move, delete, copy, and link together to make loops. Then arrange your Sections, using up to 24 instrument tracks, to make epic music.

Start off with 16 free instruments and 100 loops. Unlock more across a variety of genres by becoming a Medly Member, with new sounds released every month.

Quickly upload your song to SoundCloud, or share it as a video, audio, MIDI, or Medly file. You can also connect Medly to other apps using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio or play in time using Ableton Link.

Mix and customize your sounds using our built-in effects and filters. Add fades and pitch bends using automation, a graph editor that lets you change an effect over time.

We’d love to know what you think about Medly. Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at

† iPad App of the Year: Japan and South Korea
iPhone App of the Year Runner-Up: China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan

What’s New

Version 5.7.5

New Pack: Joyride
- Let loose and go on a joyride with this month’s pack!
- Joyride includes 8 instruments, 43 loops & samples, and 2 songs
- Exclusive to Medly Member


Live Mode:
- In Live Mode, you can now tap on multiple Sections at the same time.
- Undo & Redo will automatically hide when entering Live Mode.
- The 2 finger gesture to show and hide Undo & Redo will be disabled in Live Mode.
- Show and hide Undo & Redo using the Settings panel (open by pressing the gear in the top right).

Bug fixes:
- Fixed an issue where tapping the "Settings" and "Add Album" icons were sometimes unresponsive.
- Fixed an issue that caused Audio Recording to crash.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14.6K Ratings

14.6K Ratings

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Yes but the rating...

I do really really really (yes, in Chinese old scholars say that important thing should be told three times) like Medly and already have composed songs even better than my old composition Raining Roof (the improved compositions are Rainy Day, Rendezvous, and Change respectively). However I’d like the price to no longer be free but Member no longer required. You can say the price - $5.99 and even more people just will get past the MONEY barrier and you get profits better than just...before now.

Say, do you know my second dream in my mind? I’d like a free, open-source Notes app replacing Medly (and free - but, people do make instruments as a donation.) And I looked at other reviews saying that a gifted teenager could make Medly. Just stop there, you could trust me for new Medly stuff. (Personally, I’d replace the Starter electronic pack with a better Electron, with the Aura (now named Electron) being the lead.) But I’d do the ripping out since my actual status is close to yours, just three years behind. The Notes ... it looks like Apple .... but maybe I would lead in the E-field later on.

Oh, and the musics are not just a rip-off of Gallop. Just to make this rating appear as the most relevant of all, so people can get in the Compositionist school. Yes, the Compositionist Axis Rebellion of Music (opponents: Medly, Auxy, MusiQuest). And there are so much parentheses.

Developer Response ,

Medly is extremely expensive to make and to maintain. We tend to support new devices as soon as they come out, and are relatively quick on supporting essential new features that are released with Apple's annual updates. Not to mention, we're still working on new features and release new packs every month. This isn't a one-time project, that we update every once in a while (where a $5.99 one-time price tag would make sense); this is continuously iterated on product that's extremely expensive to maintain and develop.

And we're a small company where we don't have investors - our only source of income is Member. And with Member, we've continued to make Medly better and better. There exists open source and/or free music-making apps - but none matches Medly because we dedicate everything behind it.

You may see Member as expensive, but the reality is, for $35, you could only purchase 1 or 2 packs from a third party website. With Member at $35/year, you get our access to our existing library and 12 more packs that will be released during your subscription. To put in another perspective, it's less than a game on a major gaming console.

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my apologies for trying to understand your business, although i still am saying i recommended 2$ not just 75c, i do not understand completely these things since i am a child ( I'm 13). i wont argue the price anymore but i still think you guys were very rude to me and others but my rating is going to be 4 stars still. thank you for responding to my previous reviews and i wish you guys good luck

previous response :
you see this app is really good, i don't write reviews unless i have something i really want to say so ill just get to the point. i truly love this app and making music is so easy, but i don't agree with a subscription. i understand that the app must be expensive to produce and i appreciate that but... i think that you should give us more than one pack, even two would be good? and make the rest of the packs purchaseable for around maybe 75c-2$?? that way people can choose what sounds they want to use without worrying about a charge every month. some people don't have the money to pay each month, so i really hope my idea is looked into at least a bit, since personally i am only interested in having a few packs anyways, so if i got the subscription i would be spending a ton of money for things i don't really need. thank you for your time but i still do really enjoy this app, just not the starter pack being extremely limited and there being a ton of other packs i have to pay each month for.

Developer Response ,

Let me clarify a bit: we receive no tangible or monetary benefit from free users - that’s true. But we still offer Medly for free since we want people to be musicians, even if they can’t become members. I understand it could be read in the wrong light, that’s not the intention.

As to it being a big problem, we have millions of downloads and a small minority of users will write a review against subscriptions or that it costs money. And a small percentage from a large number is a large number. But the reality is, more people are subscribing than people have ever bought packs (when we used to offer them). We’ve been doing this for 8 years now, and the 2 take aways we’ve gotten is:

1) no matter what we offer for free, users will ask for more to be free. Right now we offer more for free than we ever have in our history, and certainly more than our competition.

2) users will always find a way to argue paying for less, no matter how low of a price it is. Your 75 cent proposal is a perfect example, as nothing in the App Store is priced below $1 in actual currency as Apple doesn’t have a pricing tier below $1. It’s also a huge insult to suggest that should be the price for all the hard work that goes into a pack.

Our overall rating in the US is 4.6 and globally our average is 4.7. So characterizing this as “this is a big problem” isn’t backed up by the data.

We’re a small company and we do this full time. We have full time employees. That costs money. Building this app to this quality costs a lot of money and takes up a lot of our time beyond the 9-5 workday.

The irony is, you’re complaining over $5/mo or $35/year and how it’s unaffordable, on a device that costs hundreds of dollars. Medly is affordable, from the free tier to Member. And we’re priced extremely competitively against our competition.

Earlier Response:
I understand what you’re saying, but you’re looking at it the wrong way. Medly Member isn’t just packs, it’s the full version of Medly. The free version of Medly is a limited trial with no expiration date. We don’t actually make money from free users nor does the existence of free users help the platform overall (where in a game, free users act as opponents for paid users).

To address pricing, it takes multiple weeks and multiple people to make a pack possible. Each pack comes with instruments, icons, customized samples for each instruments, loops, occasionally vocals, and songs to use. That’s a lot of content if we were to price it at $1. Reality is they’d be closer to $10. And again, doesn’t address the fact that Member/subscription is for all of Medly, not just packs.

We’re a small company, and we’re extremely proud of what we offer for free. We currently offer more for free, in features and sounds, than any other music app on the App Store. Almost all our features are free, 16 instruments and the audio instrument is free, and about 100 loops and samples are free.

And that’s why it’s disappointing to see your review and rating. At the end of the day, Member pays for the large costs of producing Medly. Medly is free to download but not free to make. That’s why when we get a non-5-star review asking more for free, it dismiss what we’ve already given and makes it harder for others that are looking to make music to find us. We ask you reconsider your rating to 5 stars, as every star matters.



Sorry to bother I but I like this app but why do we have to pay to use loops I don’t think really like that many people may not like it too sir you created a great app but the only thing that you should only change is being able to get the loops for free to create some great songs many people would like and download this app it’s perfect just change it to the loops being free take that being a member thing there’s also people that don’t have credit cards or money like me but with this app I can make money I can create many great projects for my Tucson rappers please bro just do that one thing for 7 billion people all around the world think how many people with download this if you do if free just like the app music maker jam or garage band their competition if you just take off the member request many rappers and singers or producers will keep installing it that benifits you because you created something very useful why take money for it if it can be useful so your next invention will be liked because of the first application made was so good know people trust your great creations that benifits you well

Developer Response ,

I'm sorry you feel this way - but if we made loops, or instruments or (insert request here) free, then there is no reason to become a Member. Without Member, we can't bring in funds to help build Medly, Medly's sounds, loops and songs - all these things cost an enormous amount of money and we're just a small company. To put it more bluntly: without Member - Medly wouldn't exist.

Right now - we have one of the best free offerings in the App Store and we're incredibly proud of this. As such, we have no desire to add more free content to Medly. If you'd like access to more content, you'll have to become a Member.


Medly Labs Inc.
307.9 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly - Medly Member $6.99
  2. Yearly - Medly Member $39.99
  3. Band Collection $14.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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