The easiest way to play authentic world sounds, jam to global rhythms & learn ethnic microtonal music scales. Take a sonic tour through Asia to Latin America, from the Middle East to the Mediterranean - all with our premium sound packs.

"This is the best app I've ever used. This is a treasure chest for a musician!!!"
- App Store Review

"The Duduk sound is AMAZING...Truly, worth the price of admission for that sound alone."
- App Store Review

The TAQS.IM World Synthesizer gives you incredible sounds, scales, and rhythms… delivered right to your iPhone or iPad. Play world sounds, practice world rhythms, learn world microtonal music scales, and hold drones for days as an accompaniment.

We partnered with producers from across the globe to bring you authentic sounds and rhythms from each world genre.

Expand your musical horizons by playing Arabic, Armenian, Turkish, Persian, Balkan, European, Greek, Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Klezmer, Latin & South American sounds, scales and rhythms.

Play world sounds such as Duduk, Erhu, Sitar, Koto, Gamelan, Santur, Bouzouki, Kanun, Ney, Kaval, Oud, Rababa, Dulcimer, Ocarina, Frula, Gaida, Zurla, Cumbus, Baglama, Saz, Mey, Kenas, Pan Flute, Requinto, and more. Play more traditional sounds such as Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Violin, Strings, Trumpet, Brass, Accordion, Organ and more. Play lead synth sounds from the Casio CZ-101, Oberheim OB-8, Prophet 5, Yamaha DX7, Roland SH-2000 and more used in world music

Practice World Rhythms such as Bossa Nova, Rumba, Salsa, Samba, Jazz, Ciftetelli, Vahde, Ayoub, Beledi, Katakufti, Maksoum, Malfouf, Zaffa, Choby, Fox, Laff, Saidi, Cocek, Horo, Tsiftitelli, Kyucek, Rachenica, Tallava, Zembekiko, Palio, Eksaria, Kalamatiano, Syrto, Tsamiko, Xasapiko, Keherwa, Bhajani, Dadra, Deepchandi, Ektaal, Jhaptaal, Kaharwa, Rupak, Teentaal, Bandari, Lezginka, and more.

Learn Makam, Raga, and World Scales such as Beyati, Hijaz, Rast, Saba, Segah, Aeolian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Blues Scale, Raag Marwa, Raag Bhairav, Chinese, Hungarian, Mongolian, Roma, Ethiopian Tizita, Ethiopian Anchihoye, and more.

Hold Drones for Days with Analog Pads, Duduk Drones, Tamburas, Strings, or Zurnas.

Save your Favorite Sounds and Rhythms for live use for quick access.

Sync the app with Ableton Link to integrate with your studio, software, and hardware gear. DJ's - sync your live sets with our rhythms for some world flavor.

Start your worldwide musical journey with the TAQS.IM World Synth Synthesizer.

• Premium Sound Packs from Across the World
• Ableton Link Support
• Layer and Split Sounds
• Save Favorite Sounds and Rhythms
• Microtonal Real-Time Scale Converter
• World, Middle Eastern, and Raga scales
• World Rhythms
• Highlighting of keys in scale
• Inter-app Audio (IAA)
• AudioBus Support
• MIDI in (Control with a MIDI Keyboard or AudioBus/IAA)
• Filter Section
• Envelope Section
• FX Section: Octaver, Phaser, Autowah, Delay, Reverb

Make sure to check out our Podcast, Blog, Radio Station, Sounds, Community, and more on - Your Gateway to Middle Eastern Sound.

What’s New

Version 2.7

Import and Play Custom Sounds and Loops!
- Import and play SFZ sounds (one or multiple in zip files)
- Import and play loops (wav, aiff) into the rhythm player
- Fixed some crashes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
518 Ratings

518 Ratings

Rato1244 ,

IAP’s don’t work!

This synth is unique and has potential. The free sounds are great but after trying to make an IAP for more sounds I was surprised to find that they produced no sound and using restore purchases did not work. I will change my rating once they get this figured out as I really want to like this one of a kind synthesizer!
Update: The developer has fixed everything that I complained about and I can now give this app a full 5 stars in fact I would give it 10 if I could the app is that good. All I can say is what are you waiting for download it and buy the IAP’s you won’t regret it!!!!

Developer Response ,

The IAPs work - can you please update the title of the review? Thank you!

GoodbyeWren ,


WOW. I saw the app featured in use by musician Ara Topouzian. This is a really accessible system to learn and play a really broad range of microtonal scales. The rhythms and voices built in sound really fantastic. Seeing these scales visualized on a keyboard with the downtuned notes immediately helps understand them.

A couple of things I’d really love: a quick switch to turn on/off the rhythm and drones all at once. And (this may be more iOS than the app) a way to avoid the iOS home bar that makes you swipe out of the apps (easy to accidentally close the app when you’re using the keyboard).

Thirdnail ,

These ratings would be perfect if people would re-rate!

So many people gave this amazing app a low rating score because (at the time) it was Auv3/IAA but these issues were taken care of in the updated release...but NO ONE came back to say “Hey, thanks for the fix, I will change my rating and give a positive feedback!” It THESE kind of users that shouldn’t rate apps!

Just a fan of the app, and I feel that it should have better rating because EVERY ISSUE has been addressed and succeeded the expectations!

Thanks developer or developers for making a fine app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you! In all fairness auv3 isn’t our yet but we’re working on it!

In-App Purchases

Silk Road: Erhu, Santur, Sitar
Santur, Sarod, Shakuhachi, Shamisen, Shenai
Latin Brass, Guitar, Trumpet
Latin American Brass, String, Wind Sounds
Turkish Sounds: Saz, Kanun
Baglama, Cümbüş, Kanun, Kaval, Mey, Saz
Euro Accordion, Clarinet, Sax
Accordion, Clarinet, Dulcimer, Organ, Sax
Arabic Sounds: Oud, Ney, Org
Kanun, Ney, Oud, Kamanjat, Accordion, Violin
Kavkaz Duduk, Tar, Zurna
Armenian, Azeri, Georgian & Persian Sounds


152.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Hip Hop Trap Lofi
  2. Silk Road: Erhu, Santur, Sitar $3.99
  3. Turkish Sounds: Saz, Kanun $3.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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