New iPhone Soft Synth, Redshrike

iceWorks has introduced Redshrike, a new polyphonic software synth for iPhone.


  • Programmable Arpeggiator
  • Inter-App Audio –  stream live audio directly to other Inter-App Audio host applications.
  • Audiobus – stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps. See for more information.
  • Ableton Link – synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network.
  • MIDI
    • CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI Input
    • MIDI Controller Mapping with MIDI Learn
    • External MIDI sync
  • Resizable Keyboard

Redshrike is available now for US $2.99.

10 thoughts on “New iPhone Soft Synth, Redshrike

  1. Xenon was one of my early favorites and Mersenne is excellent, so I have a lot of confidence in this developer. The lovely interface seems very practical for use on an iPhone. The very clinical demo video needs more music, but it sounds like it has potential. For, $2.99 it seems like a real bargain, but alas, at this point I already have so many iOS synths. I expect iPad GUI implementation at a minimum and I also want AU functionality to consider purchase.

    1. Agreed, no iPad version in this day and age (really..?!) and no AU is a deal breaker for me as well regardless of price point, even free.

    2. velocipede, I completely agree with you. And “Laplace” is also a surprisingly excellent synth. Historically, this developer’s business model seems to be to release separate apps per device.

  2. It seems to be broken – persistent, annoying audio glitches and dropouts even on simple patches. Cassini, Xenon, etc. are great, but RedShrike just seems to be broken. Hopefully they can fix it. And add an AU and iPad compatibility. 🙂

  3. I need to wear glasses to operate my iPad.
    Never to use an iPhone other than for telephony (although I use an Android device for that).
    So – no complicated synth GUI’s on an iPhone for me.

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