SAND: Sequencer for AUv3, MIDI 4+

Make Music with Plugins & MIDI

Matteo Caldari

    • 4.8 • 44 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Intuitive sequencer for Music Production

SAND is a powerful grid-based sequencer that allows you to create music using your plugins and external MIDI devices. With its intuitive interface and extensive features, it provides an efficient and effortless way to produce music.

Please note: SAND does not generate sound on its own, instead it relies on plugins that you can find on the AppStore. This allows you to unlock a vast array of available sound libraries and creative tools to shape and enhance your music.

Easily arrange your MIDI clips on the grid to create your compositions.
Manipulate your clips effortlessly through copy, duplicate, merge, combine, and drag-and-drop functions.
Access quick tools, such as quantize, clip length adjustment, legato, and transpose, with a long press on the clip.

Add one instrument and unlimited audio and MIDI effects to each track.
Save and reuse tracks as templates for future projects, streamlining your workflow.

The clip editor provides an easy-to-use interface for editing notes.
Utilize tools such as quantizing, legato, copy and paste to refine your compositions.
Change the position, pitch, duration, and velocity of individual notes. Align notes to the adjustable grid or move them freely for complete creative freedom.

Arrange your clips in sections. Every section has its own length, and will be played back seamlessly in succession.
Sections also double as “scene launcher”: tap on a section name to launch all the clips it contains

SAND acts as a host for your favorite AUv3 plugins, including instruments, audio effects, and MIDI processors.
Take control of their parameters and presets to shape your sound.
Create default states for plugins to ensure that new instances start with your desired settings.
Record notes and MIDI directly from the plugin's user interface.
Capture output from MIDI plugins for more dynamic compositions.

Connect and record notes from any external MIDI device, allowing you to incorporate your hardware synthesizers seamlessly.
Send MIDI to your synths for real-time playback.
Route MIDI from one track to another, ensuring the smooth flow of musical ideas.
Utilize SAND as a virtual MIDI input and output, expanding your MIDI capabilities.

Customize your MIDI controller surface to fully control the app.
Connect and map your MIDI surface to SAND for a personalized and efficient workflow.
Mapping is flexible and can be tailored to suit your preferences.
By utilizing buttons mapped as "shift" keys, you can further expand the control capabilities of your MIDI device.

Sync SAND with other music production apps and DAWs using Ableton Link.
Stay in perfect harmony with your favorite music-making tools.

Record notes using the velocity-sensitive on-screen keyboard.
The lower keys generate higher velocities, while the upper keys result in lower velocities.
Choose a scale and root note to display only the keys that belong to that scale.
Customize the number of visible keys to match your playing style.

Export your clips as audio or MIDI files for further editing or sharing with collaborators.
Export your project as an Ableton Set for easy integration into your DAW.
Capture your performances and export them as audio files with separate stems for individual processing.

Choose to start recording with a count-in or begin immediately with the first note.
Quantize your recordings for precise timing and alignment.

Open your projects or create a new one right from your home screen.

If you can't find your favorite feature, check out our roadmap at
Stay informed about upcoming updates and enhancements for SAND to ensure the best user experience possible.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

This is a small update to fix some annoying bugs. More to come soon!

- tapping on an effect while playing won't automatically start recording
- improved stability after changing audio interface
- fixed a crash when copying a clip with pitch bend data
- fixed clip length after redo
- other stability improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

sgranlund ,

Waiting for the updates, but I love it

As we have heard the developer is going to be adding needed features, but it’s a great start. Has potential to be best iOS sequencer ever. Love it.
Please add deep piano roll note editing, song mode, ect. Stem support. The missing features are obvious but developer promises these updates.
This has the most potential of almost any iOS pro music app
Great app. Get it now before he rightfully raises the price. Of course hopefully we get grandfathered in. No subscriptions!!! Love the app. Even with the needed updates it’s a 5 star app.

matthoylephotography ,

Simply the Best

Sometimes it’s the simplicity of an interface and the practicality of what you leave out of an app that makes it far easier and more enjoyable to create on. After purchasing and using so many sequencer and DAW apps, I’ve finally found one that lets me make music effortlessly. And don’t be fooled by its simplicity. Underneath the hood is a workstation that does so much when you need it to. And the roadmap and openness from the developer to suggestions mean it’s only going to get better.

Dennis.Kh ,

Nice app

It’s a very nice app, I wish it had some sequencer for patterns and automation curves, but it’s good anyway. One critical note though. The note editor needs improvements, specifically pattern length adjustment, incremental value by 1 is kinda crazy, I know there is length presets in the pattern settings, but that’s not cool, better have them in the note editor as well. Also I’m not sure, may be I missed that, is there a snapping for note length stretch?

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for your review!

Pattern sequencing is in beta, if you're interested in trying in out feel free to write me at Automation will come after that.

Update: clip length adjustment via keyboard is now available (1.2.2), you can access it by tapping on the length number in the editor

App Privacy

The developer, Matteo Caldari, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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