Melodist, a magic music app that composes a unique melody for every single photo.

By analyzing the changes in hues, saturation and brightness, Melodist generates the mode, scale, chord progression and melody automatically, turning every photo into a piece of beautiful music. Elegant animation carrying the emotion of the music is also displayed when playing the music. Combining image, music and animation, Melodist creates a brand-new multimedia art form.

Melodist helps you get incredible inspiration for music creation, allows you to relieve stress, relax and meditate. It also includes a sleep timer which can help you fall asleep with music.

What is Melodist about?
- A creative multimedia art form
- Turn photos into sweet melodies
- Get inspiration for music creation
- Relieve stress, relax and meditate
- Help you fall asleep with music

"Musicians could easily find inspirational snippets to extract and expand upon, and the app’s wandering crystalline melodies are calming enough for effective meditation. " —The Boston Globe

"You’ll love looking back on those vacation photos and hearing your own vacation song." —Brit+Co

Other features:
- 3 splendid animation effects
- 5 high-quality tones
- Play speed adjustable
- Sleep Timer
- Exporting music into audio, video or MIDI file for sharing

Demo video on Youtube:

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

This update contains stability and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

dearkelsie ,

What a fun little app!

The design is absolutely beautiful, and the melodies that have come out of the app so far are really pretty, and each is different depending on the picture you upload. There are two free sounds (zen garden & ice cave) and three others which can be purchased for $0.99. There's also an option to export the MIDI file, but that's extra as well (also $0.99). I just wish there was some way to sample the sound first before buying it.

Popo Gigio ,

Wonderful idea! But don't purchase the extra sounds!

Music means a lot of things to a lot of people. The same can be said about photos. This app brings both of those concepts together in a way that is unique and poignant. There is a lot to be said about knowing that a picture of a loved one or of a special place can be turned into music that is beautiful and often calming/relaxing. I love this.
However, for those of you who like what this app does, I recommend you hold off on purchasing the other available sounds. In my personal opinion, the free sounds they start you out with are perfect, and you don't get a whole lot more out of the other available sounds as far as the calming and relaxing and nostalgic effects are concerned. That is my only criticism of this app. Overall, it is completely serene and lends itself toward thoughtful introspection.

Joshua D. ,

Very Interesting Program.

I was always a fan of this developer's previous music app, "Drummy". As I think that you can create some pretty crazy sounding beats in that program. I do wish that it would please be updated with more editing features like filters and especially more sound banks too, though.

As for, Melodist, I have to say that I was quite impressed after my initial use with the program. So far I've only loaded my digital paintings into it, no regular photos of people or other subjects yet.

And this is probably just all in my head. But, I could swear that the bizarre paintings that I loaded seriously created a more eerie and out there type of melody. I, of course, don't understand the algorithm used here to create music from images. But maybe the strange color combinations, intense shapes and stuff such as that is what seems to me to create the more bizarre tunes. I don't know, I just know I think that's it's all pretty cool.

Regardless of the reason behind that, I would definitely recommend, Melodist, as something fun to play around with, relax to, get inspired by and create some neat videos and or midi files to use elsewhere. My thanks to the developer for the time and hard work no doubt put into creating and refining this program. Thanks again and God bless.

iOS 9.3.5


Sonar Multimedia Co., Ltd.
77.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Crystal Tear $0.99
  2. Deep Space $0.99
  3. Meditation $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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