Join over 125,000 Musicians playing authentic world sounds, rhythms, and scales. Take a sonic tour through Asia to Latin America, from the Middle East to the Mediterranean - all with our premium sound packs.

"A Must-Have for Any Musician" - App Store Review

We partnered with producers from across the globe to bring you hundreds of authentic sounds and rhythms from various parts of the globe. 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.

Create or import your own custom sounds and rhythms and share them with our ever-growing community. Import Korg KMP or SFZ format sounds and tweak them to your heart's content. Load your custom WAV and AIFF files to play within our drum machine player. Share your sonic creations with the world by uploading them to our user community for others to download.

Use our built-in drum pad machine to play along with unique world rhythms. Practice interesting odd rhythm and syncopated time signatures found throughout the globe. If you want more, import your own custom loops to play along to. Sync the app with Ableton Link to integrate with your studio, software, and hardware gear.

Enhance your musical vocabulary by learning 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.

Use the app as a Drone Machine to play along with. Hold Drones for Days with Analog Pads, Duduk Drones, Tamburas, Strings, or Zurnas, and more!

Become a TAQS.IM Premium Member to access all of the sound packs for one price and more.
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Start your worldwide musical journey with the TAQS.IM World Synth Synthesizer.

• Premium Sound and Rhythm Packs from Across the World
• AUv3 Support
• Ableton Link Support
• Layer and Split Sounds
• Save Favorite Sounds and Rhythms
• Microtonal Real-Time Scale Converter
• World, Middle Eastern, and Raga scales
• Import Korg KMP, SFZ, Wav and AIFF files
• MIDI in (Control with a MIDI Keyboard or AudioBus/IAA)
• Filter Section
• Envelope Section
• Output Recording
• Envelope Section
• FX Section: Phaser, Autowah, Tremolo, Chorus, Distortion, Auto Pan, Delay, Reverb
• iCloud Backup of Sounds

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What’s New

Version 6.1

We squashed some bugs in this version along with:
- 'Sync to Bar' now allows you to change the rhythm starting at the next bar, great for live use!
- Properly handle loops of varying sample rates
- Fixed some issues with Ableton Link
- Fixed an issue where the AUv3 would be silent on render
- Fixed some reported crashes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
896 Ratings

896 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 ,

Please update to the latest version to confirm that the IAP's work - we have added all packs as IAP's now!

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).

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind review!

Klrxs ,

This is beautiful and growing.

One half star less for not being auv3 yet. I understand that the devs are limited in their resources and am happy they’ve been able to put this app together. It does have a lot of potential.

They fixed a bug so I should hold to my promise and increase the stars. A lot of value right from the start, lots of bugs fixed or ideologically improved to make for a better overall experience.

Since a half star is not a whole star, I’ll just round up. Highly anticipating auv3 support :)

Developer Response ,

This has been fixed! AUv3 is coming soon!

In-App Purchases

PK5 WS Oriental Sounds
Classic Sounds from the PK5
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
Arabic Sounds: Oud, Ney, Org
Kanun, Ney, Oud, Kamanjat, Accordion, Violin
Kavkaz Duduk, Tar, Zurna
Armenian, Georgian & Persian Sounds

App Privacy

The developer, TAQS.IM, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

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

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