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 2100 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 5.7.2

Pointer and Keyboard
- We just made it a lot easier to use Medly on iPad.
- We added pointer support throughout Medly, along with keyboard shortcuts.
- To discover what keyboard shortcuts you can use, hold the command key to see the list.

New Sounds
- Due to current circumstances, we're unable to release a full pack for the month of May. However, we still wanted to provide some new sounds!
- New to the Sakura Pack: "Dera" and "Ronin" instruments.
- We also added a new song, Higashiyama, and 10 new loops and samples for you to use.
- Member Exclusive

Other Improvements
- "Library" has been renamed to "Loops", along with a new icon.
- An updated design for "Reorder Albums" and Song's "Move to Album" pages.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12.5K Ratings

12.5K 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.

NathaFred ,

Great, Except...

Hey! This is an amazing app. Well designed, clean, professional. But the only thing I dislike about it is that it is expensive. Hear me out, because I am not recommending that it be free. As a hobbyist I don’t have the money to buy a membership, but having the extra samples are kind of a must if you want to make songs with variety. What if in the free version it played an ad every time you added a premium instrument to a song. It would be like renting the instrument with an ad. You wouldn’t unlock the instrument universally, only for that song. It would keep the free version restricted while allowing hobbyists to make more with the app. It would generate income from all users instead of the few that buy a Membership. It would still give plenty of incentive to buy the pro version. This is a brilliant app and I want it to keep progressing. I think it would be beneficial to both users and developer. Just an idea, Cheers!

P.S It would also be cool if deleted songs went to a temporary trash. This is a relatively standard feature in many media creation applications. (Or you could just put a couple extra messages telling people not to be idiots, like me, and delete songs they want :D)

Developer Response ,

If we put in ads, we'd get complaints that every time someone got into the groove of making music, a 30 second video ad popped up. Ads also crash apps, clutter the interface and make the whole user experience worse - yuck.

For the record, we don't make money from free users. We don't sell ads and we don't sell your data.

In regards to cost - if you look elsewhere, what you'll find is we're one of the lowest priced options, because we priced Medly Member to be affordable to all. Look at other subscriptions - some charge more $7/week!, while we charge $5/month or under $3/mo if you pay for a year upfront. What you're paying for is the full experience of Medly's tools and a large sound library that's only getting bigger.



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.
297 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. Essentials Pack $4.99
  2. Rock Pack $4.99
  3. Jazz Pack $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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