The lite version of Xewton is now available if you’ve been meaning to try it out. Here’s what to expect:

Music Studio offers a complete music production environment on the iPhone/iPod touch with features and a sound quality previously only known to desktop applications and expensive audio hardware.

It combines a piano keyboard, 8 studio-quality instruments with sustain, a fully fledged 128-track sequencer, extensive note editing, reverb, real-time effects and much more on a user-friendly interface.


  • Photorealistic, dynamically configurable 60-key keyboard (85 in the full version)
  • Instant positioning via the slide gesture and resize with the pinch gesture
  • 8 studio-recorded instruments (16bit 44.1kHz sampled from real instruments)
  • Release and attack time configurable per instrument
  • Sustain samples
  • Pitch bend via accelerometer
  • Low-latency, highly optimized, high-polyphony, battery saving audio engine
  • High-quality reverb
  • Resonant filter effect
  • 128-track sequencer
  • Beat & metronome settings (tempo, signature)
  • Per-track mute, solo, effect bus, pan and volume adjustment
  • Edit whole tracks or bars, down to individual notes:
  • Draw, quantize, transpose, repeat, move, length, velocity, etc.
  • Autosave prevents data loss in case of an interruption (incoming call, home button)
  • Unlimited undo and redo
  • Detailed in-app help
  • Play or record 2 different instruments at the same time with 2 keyboard rows
  • Key labels (Cs only, all keys, all keys colored)
  • Supports both landscape device orientations


  • Projects cannot be saved, exported and transferred to your Mac/PC
  • Only 8 instead of 26 instruments
  • Only 5 instead of 7 octaves (85 keys)
  • No delay, equalizer, amplifier effects
  • No MIDI import/export
  • No add-on packages (+47 instruments)



  1. Xewton Music Studio is the best audio app in my opinion. Its amazing what you can do with it. Im a hiphop producer and i do all my stuff (compley orchestral beats) on an ipad using music studio and export the midifiles later for further work in the studio. music studio changed my way of working completely and im a lot faster than using a laptop or pc, because of the streamlined interface and workflow. i checked nano studio and it wont beat music studio. no way.

  2. Hmm, Anon eh? Poster(s), reveal yourself! Otherwise this smells a bit too much like viral marketing. 😉

  3. “music studio changed my way of working completely and im a lot faster than using a laptop or pc, because of the streamlined interface and workflow”

    Yeah, sounds suspect. Especially for “complex orchestral beats”.

  4. 'arggghh….meh. come forth nanostudio!' – that was me mr 6thduke.
    actually xewton did seem pretty cool but the sounds weren't really my thing. good effects routing though, i am not sure if nanostudio will be as nice in that respect. but resampling and synthy goodness with nanostudio, i no complain. Also, beatmaker 2 looks to be a fair program. both will negate any need for this xewton thing 'IMHO'

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