PhaseRings 4+

Expresive Touch Music-Making

Charles Martin

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 12 Ratings
    • Free



PhaseRings is a musical instrument for performing expressive music with touch gestures. Anyone can create a beautiful piece of music with our sound schemes and generative composition engine!

Each ring on the screen represents a different pitch, and you can tap and swirl on each ring to create combinations of long and short notes. The angle and size of your tap will change the timbre of the notes you create!

PhaseRings includes seven expressive "sound schemes" featuring percussive sounds like marimba and singing bowls as well as pure synth sounds like phase and string synthesis.

Three "compositions" of pitches are included in the app, but you can also create your own custom composition by choosing three base notes and scales, PhaseRings will do the rest, generating a series of great setups from the harmony you choose!

- 7 sound schemes
- 4 built-in setups
- Custom generative composition
- 11 scales and modes
- Core MIDI support for iOS MIDI Accessories and MIDI enabled apps
- AudioBus Support with state saving
- Inter-App Audio Support

What’s New

Version 1.5

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- improved sound quality when using Bluetooth audio devices

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Macncheddarcheese ,


This is a great app for my kids to create music on my phone, although I know that probably wasn't the intention! The sound choices are unique and appealing. I'd love to see a chromatic option in future updates.

Sleaz-E ,


After all the money I’ve spent on music apps, this is still my favorite. It’s super fun to play with and it sounds great.

Vencabot ,

Very interesting sounds

The wine-glass like expression of this synth gives it a very strange but beautiful sound. It's a shame that the end user doesn't appear to have access to any of the underlying elements of the synth, but perhaps that contributes to the simple, streamlined nature of the app. With Audiobus? For free? Thank you so much for bringing this to the App Store.

App Privacy

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