Join over 50,000 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.

"This is a treasure chest for a 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 to your hearts 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, mport 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.
We offer the following plans:
1 month: $5.99
1 year: $39.99
These prices are for the US. Pricing in other countries may vary.
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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
• 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
• 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

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What’s New

Version 4.02

We squashed some bugs in this version along with:
- Fixed some reported crashes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
613 Ratings

613 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
Arabic Sounds: Oud, Ney, Org
Kanun, Ney, Oud, Kamanjat, Accordion, Violin
Kavkaz Duduk, Tar, Zurna
Armenian, Azeri, Georgian & Persian Sounds
Heavy Metal Drum Loops
Rock Out to some Heavy Metal Drummer Loops


181.3 MB

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



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In-App Purchases
  1. Hip Hop Trap Lofi
  2. TAQS.IM Monthly Premium Access $5.99
  3. Silk Road: Erhu, Santur, Sitar $3.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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