Play the ZX Specturm loading sounds as a musical instrument on your iPhone or iPad!

"ZX Plectrum lets you make music Spectrum style on your iPhone"

"Utterly pointless but also utterly engaging"

"For Nostlagia lovers of a very specific demographic this will sound like heaven"

"The Greatest iPad App of ALL TIME"

Relive the crisp sounds of your youth!
Change the loading phase and pitch to make some weird but familiar sounds!

What’s New

Version 1.012

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

Minnor bug fixes for screen rotation.
Added new URL Scheme "zxplectrum://" so ZX Plectrum can be opened by a link or by such apps like Bandhelper.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

SuperDuper01 ,


This is one of my favorite apps. I have been using it for recording and performances. Are there more apps like this? If so, where?

Obis11 ,

Low bit win

I love the sounds this app produces, it seems somewhat nonlinear but that's also not a bad thing. ZX Plectrum has become an essential in my low bit arsenal.

Free!? Yah right... ,

Really is for a specific taste

Perfect for the kind of person that that doesn't really want to know what they are doing, just like making noise... I do like the spectrum noise however soooo..... NO REGRETS

App Privacy

The developer, Dave Sapien Ltd., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

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