iSymphonic Orchestra

iSymphonic Orchestra

By Christian Schoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte

Score: 4
From 23 Ratings


The ultimate orchestra sound app for sophisticated musicians by award-winning sound designer Kurt Ader, designed as professional sound module for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch by connecting an external MIDI keyboard, using the Apple USB camera adapter or another adapter supported by Apple.¹ Listen to the demo videos on our product website! This app supports Audio Unit, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus for audio & MIDI connections from/to other audio apps, as well as Bluetooth LE MIDI ! iSymphonic Orchestra was designed with the goal to deliver you superb, extremely realistic and stunning orchestra sounds, instantly with the first key being pressed by you on your MIDI keyboard. Just select a sound and you are ready for your live performance or for a boost of creativity while composing new songs. The sounds used in this app were explicitly recorded to fulfill these requirements and involved several months of recording and post processing under supervision of Kurt Ader and included a variety of innovative, new recording techniques. So far these sounds were only available to very few, famous movie composers. Now they are finally available for the first time to everybody. The supreme quality of these sounds, combined with the unique way they were recorded and assembled, gives us confidence that you haven't heard anything comparable as of to date, even not on Mac or PC. 25 Sounds included with base App: • Orchestra Strings Spiccato & Legato 1 - 4 • Orchestra Strings Slow 1 - 3 • Chamber Arco Strings • Legato Orchestra Strings 1 • Full Sordino Strings 1 - 2 • Legato Orchestra • Staccato Orchestra 1 - 3 • Tremolo Orchestra • Pizzicato Strings • Full Strings • Tremolo Strings • All Brass 1 - 2 • Trombone Section • Cello & Woodwinds • Horns & Strings • Full Legato Orchestra 297 additional sounds available as 15 optional in-app purchase sound sets: „Pro-", „Arpa-", „Canto-", „Boato-", „Vento-", „Ottone-", „Voce-", „Varia-", „Perla-", „Aulos-", „Keys-", „Cupra-", „Organ-", „Tosca-" and „Corda Sound Set". You find a detailed sound list & demo videos on our product website. General Features: • Low latency disk streaming. • Very efficient audio engine. • Polyphony of several hundred stereo voices.² • Audio latency down to 1 ms. • Integrated effects with 18 presets. • 16 parts. • Scale Tuning & Master Tune. • MIDI velocity response curve editor. • App States: Save app's entire state as user presets. • Interactive, easy & quick sound finder. • App can keep running in the background, so you can play on your keyboard while e.g. using Safari or another app to display scores or surfing the Internet. • Hermode Tuning: Imitates the tuning behavior of well educated musicians of i.e. orchestras and choirs. • Audio Unit v3 Plugin included. • Supports Apple's "Inter-App Audio" (IAA) system. • Audiobus support. • Virtual on-screen piano keyboard with velocity support, scalable & scrollable. MIDI Player / Recorder: • Record, save and load your songs in standard MIDI file format. • Share your songs easily as audio file. • Unlimited amount of tracks. • Configurable MIDI channel per track. • Unlimited recording and playback length. • Open MIDI (.mid) files directly from other apps (i.e. from Safari, Mail). • Metronome • Use the "Tempo Zoom" dial knob to i.e. slow down playback at any time and learn your favorite songs easily. ¹ For more information about supported adapters and MIDI keyboards, please visit our product website. ² Sounds are using several voices per note. Polyphony depends on the exact device model being used. You find a polyphony table on our product website. Anti-Spy Commitment: We take your privacy very seriously. None of our apps contain so called „spy” behaviors and we committed ourself to a very high privacy standard. For more information read our „Privacy Policy for Mobile Apps”.



  • Not worth the money

    By up yer viva
    Most of the sounds sound similar to garage bands FREE instruments. Also it’s next to impossible to use this app with garage band without other PAID apps.
  • Amazing the best you can get on iOS

    By Rachelkaraoke
    I purchased this for 40 pound a couple of years ago and have only really started using it now The sounds are amazing Just amazing Get it now for a quarter of the price it seriously is the best the piano samples are also amazing Brilliant combination sounds I love it They've made a lot of changes since I bought the app initially and it dazzles now Buy it you seriously won't be disappointed
  • Good

    By Jeanmichelnoir
    Some sounds are good, some are poor. Does not work well as an AU. The packs are poorly bundled so as to make you buy them all. There will be 4/5 good sounds and some superfluous sounds with each pack. Could do with proper orchestral percussion. When it works it's good. Needs favourite sounds folder. Should've been a 40 quid bundle for it all. I've spent about 200.
  • Excellent quality

    By gazzamazda5
    This has to be the best music app too date. Sound is very good and easy to use in a DAW, in fact there is nothing negative about this app at all. I use the iPad in a Focusrite Docking interface, midi keyboard and expression pedal. Orchestra is easy to use. Well worth the expense.
  • Superior sounds....where's Link?

    By Nkersov
    This is a superior sounding app, now with AU. But where is Link? Nic
  • Still Cool

    By TheWraith517
    This thing still blows me away. The only real Gripe i still have is we should be able to tick a box to Hide the ones we don't own, this would make navigating the sounds we do own easier, especially on the iPhone scroll.. This app is driven by expression, velocity and latency. IE, having a nice responsive keyboard hooked up makes All the difference. I've read complaints about poor sound sets and thats not true. The way this app responds to my keyboard is astounding. The euphoria you feel when it all rises is heart melting. Most mistakes people make using this app are poor keyboard choices that aren't responsive enough and using long cables that affect latency. This apps epic and I've cut plenty of stunning tracks with it.
  • £19 for base app.about £120 for all iap's

    By Uuiubn
    Devs are really milking this app with iap's. If you want a solo cello, fork out £13 for it and get another 20 combo sounds, made up of single Instruments already included in other packs,(harp/string,voice/string etc) Do I really need a 8th variation of a french horn? Please change your pricing model and realise that customer loyalty will wear thin if you keep treating them with no respect. Great sounds,but more then a hint of money grabbing going on here as devs haven't really developed this app in any way...just added sound packs. They are also a bit slow on bug fixes. Crude? very.
  • If you are unsure then trust me when I say get it!

    By Snard1981
    I am a composer and have been looking for high quality orchestral samples within my very modest set up. I saw this app come up in lots of online discussions but when I looked into it further and listened to example I was really disappointed and thought it sounded a bit rubbish to be honest. After months of thought I decided to get it and was instantly in love. The sounds are gorgeous and you are able to create some incredibly authentic sounding orchestral music using it. I found that using cathedral reverbs gave the nicest and richest sound but the addition of more abstract effect types were very welcome particularly for those dabbling in video game music. I am so happy with this app and would gladly recommend it. Update: The best sounds in my opinion are the cinematic and expressive orchestras. I have purchased several of the additional sound sets. One sound that blew me away is the solo string sample....worth the price alone. Also the harps, particularly 2 and 3 are amazing. A very happy customer.
  • Excellent

    By SonoftheRock69
    Good app with some great sounds. Use it with garageband and works brilliant. In-app purchases are necessary evil these days. Still you can gradually build these up at affordable rate.
  • Good app but feel a little milked by the iap-z

    By Uuiubn
    Don't feel each iap adds enough variety to merit its price...(not enough sounds,some too similar,still no individual instruments,still no control over the sounds,other then reverbs) Edit....and the iap's should be cheaper or free for those that have already bought most of them... ie..,more you've invested in the app the cheaper they get. Also,please add a vibraphone or better still make a dedicated vibe app...(?)