Cream Mobile Turns Your iPad Into “World’s Best Software Arpeggiator”

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Arto Vaarala has released Cream – an app they describe as “the world’s best software arpeggiator” – as an iPad application.

Kirnu Cream Mobile is a powerful MIDI arpeggiator and performance app for iPad.
The iPad version is almost identical to the plugin version, except the mobile version includes an internal synthesizer and drum track.

The mobile version also has only one arpeggiator track by default. If needed, the rest three tracks can be purchased separately with in-app-purchase option.

This version can open plugin version presets and vise versa.


  • 4 independent tracks (One track available by default. Other can be added via $4.99 IAP)
  • 12 patterns per track
  • Very powerful internal 2 OSC synthesizer FOR EVERY 4 TRACKS
  • Two different views: Classic and quick edit view.
  • Live Keyboard, Chord Memory and Pattern Sequencer sections.
  • Sample accurate MIDI engine.
  • Easy to use note hold mode with transpose and bypass functionality.
  • Presets are compatible with the plugin version.
  • Powerful Pattern Step Data Section:
  • Tool section enables easy data editing.
  • All data sections are independent from each other.
  • Data sections can be looped with several different loop modes.
  • Chord memory section enables different chords to be used in every step.
  • Sequencer section enables sequencing the notes.
  • Accent, order, gate, accent, transposition, note divide, note shift.
  • 8 CC controls in each pattern.
  • MIDI learn for all knob controls.
  • Control Zone for changing most important parameters via external keyboard or MIDI events.
  • Audiobus (generator) support
  • MIDI sync with host and slave mode

Cream Mobile is available now for US $9.99.

19 thoughts on “Cream Mobile Turns Your iPad Into “World’s Best Software Arpeggiator”

    1. It’s just one IAP at $4.99 that enables all tracks….(hey maybe Santa will get you a $15 iTunes gift card, I know it’s A LOT of cash, but who knows eh?:)

  1. Yea. Maybe they could have offered one-track for a buck or two just so you could test it. And then unlock the full app for another $5. As it is, I’m quite sick of buying apps only to find out how limited they are after the fact.

    Also sick of these “World’s Best” claims with nothing in the description that would hint at why.

  2. “world’s best” stinks. But the arp is ok, i’ve got a demo ver for PC and it’s pretty nice with lots of controls and other things that i’ve never used

    1. Not many arpeggiators allow this level of programmability;
      The SEQ section allows “sequencing” of the input notes or chord memory , so the mono &/or polyphonic sequence you program will be applied in realtime to the constituent input notes .
      This is not the same as fixed step sequencing .

  3. Damn ya’ll. StepPolyArp is a much loved iOS arpeggiator that sells for $8.99, has a single track and doesn’t offer a synth. The price is totally fine. Good even.

  4. I don’t understand the cynism here , but then I am biased , as I’ve posted elsewhere :
    As a longterm betatester for Cream Mobile I congratulate the nine months of singlehanded hard work of the dev in porting his already award winning VST to IOS . I am proud to have contributed to the effort & pleased so many of my suggestions have been implemented . Although there are more features to be added , I understand that he wanted to release now.

    There is a learning curve to Cream as it is deep and flexible , but having four tracks makes the time put in worthwhile as the different modes of working can be used together .
    It is primarily an arpeggiator , in that the engine is triggered by note(s) input , so there is no play button , but it’s programmability allows it to function like a mono/polyphonic sequencer & its chord memory allows single key triggering either realtime or sequenced . Each track also has a Pattern Sequencer providing a sort of SongMode .

    Not only are the four tracks independent ( except Global settings including Scales ) but each element of each track ( Order, Velocity,Length, Transpose, Div, Seq etc + 8 cc Lanes ) are DISCRETE , meaning their Loop length , play direction etc can be set independently , allowing for a few simple variations to generate complex patterns .

    Cream has a unique feature set missing in our IOS toolbox , it is a hybrid of other arp & mono/chord sequencers & can be a primary creative , interactive midi composition tool. CreamMobile is worth support for the creative benefits it brings.

  5. For anyone purchasing CreamMoblle ,I should mention an incorrect ( earlier) binary has unfortunately been released for download during this current Appstore Xmas shutdown . The correct version will be submitted ASAP when Apple re-open . The dev has apologised & offered purchasers a way to receive the correct version now via Testflight on contacting him , or see Audiobus forum / Kirnu Cream thread for more info .

    1. I fucking love Kirnu Cream. I live in abject poverty. I don’t even have hot water on tap. For the measly outlay and the depth of this thing, I honour you. The one slight complaint is that none of the tutorials are iOS based. So I am struggling. At times though, with the iM1, it gets great. The devs are the rock stars of today. Cheers mate.

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