moodscaper 4+

generative ambient music

Rob Jackson

    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings
    • $0.99



"Part instrument, part interactive ambience, part subtly-changing New Age album, moodscaper's autoplay button is a wonderful introduction to its charms. With a single touch, it generates a musical artwork that's different every time."

"A worthy and lush-sounding musical companion."

Sound On Sound Magazine - Aug 2016

Moodscaper is a generative music app and a great personal companion for studying, providing non-intrusive headphone music at work, relaxing, meditating and even sleeping. Just launch the app, tap automatic play, and moodscaper will produce melodic, atmospheric and evocative ambient music in a “light”, “dark”, “space”, "happy" or “sad” mood.

Moodscaper is also an easy to use instrument for creating epic-sounding pads and effects as part of a larger iPad-based music-making setup. You can even create your own custom instrument by loading your own samples, and taking advantage of moodscaper's generative engine.

Main features:

· Unique generative atmospheric sample-based instrument
· Simple user interface
· Sleep timer
· Five scale-based moods
· Variable dynamics - from mellow and sparse to full-on drama!
· Four loopers with optional sync
· Provides tasteful auto-accompaniment to your playing in realtime or in loops
· Hints displayed on keys that should sound good with root notes or chords
· Samples are randomly stacked for a bigger sound with more variation
· Effects section with filter, dual-delay and reverb
· Effects tweaks can be recorded in loopers
· Additional 20 key instrument for each mood
· Add your own samples and create your own mood-based instrument
· Additional instruments available as free downloads at
· IAA support (as a generator) with no special setup required

For more information, a downloadable manual, demos and support, please visit

Thanks and happy moodscaping!

What’s New

Version 2.0.4

IAA stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Cshriner ,

Lovely instrument. Review update

Heard back from the dev regarding AudioShare and it reminded me to update my review. I went from 4 stars to 5 stars even though AudioShare is not supported. Using iTunes to transfer my own sounds to Moodscaper is quite simple- albeit a bit clumsy. Still, Moodscaper is a fantastic ambient sound design and performance instrument. Moodscaper also helps me to get new perspectives and ideas about sounds and music I’m working on because I can just load the sounds in and explore. Like playing with audio legos :-)

Very well designed instrument. Lots of potential, particularly with the ability to load my own sounds. And that’s where the major flaw comes in. The inability to share/transfer sounds between apps is a deal breaker for me.
At the very least, the Moodscaper should be compatible with AudioShare.

When I’m using my iPad to do sound design, I have to transfer the completed sound(s) to iTunes on my Mac and then transfer them back to the iPad in order to get the sounds into Moodscaper.

Please make Moodscaper compatible with AudioShare. All of the apps I use for synthesis, sound design and processing are compatible with AudioShare and allow me to quickly transfer my files without using an external machine.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the lack of AudioShare support - I will certainly keep this in mind for an update. However, as moodscaper has no built-in recorder, as a workaround, you could use an app like AUM as an IAA host to record the output from moodscaper, and share the captured recording. Any IAA host that supports generators, should work fine. Hope this helps.

Musecrafter1 ,

Ambient Blissfulness

I’ve had this app for quite some time now, a couple of years at least, and I never tire of it. So many times I have run it in the background while working or reading or simply relaxing. As an iOS musician I have also incorporated it into my music making with wonderful results. It is IAA compatible and works with any of the standard iOS DAWs. I use it in Cubasis. Initially, the layout seems rather cryptic but it doesn’t take long to know your way around the user interface. This app is one of those gems I’m very glad I found!

Deltacaster ,

First in this scaper series, they’re all great

Great as a generative relaxation too, or an inspiring musical instrument anyone can play. Use it alone or with other apps via any inter app audio compatible app. I highly recommend all of the scaper series apps this developer offers. A lot of fun for those who love music.

App Privacy

The developer, Rob Jackson, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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