• Simply WOW... ★★★★★
    My favorite music app, I guess that’s all I have to say (and I own... pretty much 80% of the legit music apps out there). Better than AudioBus and AUM for mixing - unfortunately there is only 3 audio channels you can record to (one per matrix). This is probably the only major set back ApeMatrix has as a STAND-ALONE app. Regardless, I tend to use it with AUM or AudioBus anyway, but seeing some improvement on how many tracks can be recorded inside ApeMatrix alone would be amazing. There is a 6 track option which I haven’t tried out yet since the name sounds a bit confusing, it might be good though! ApeMatrix excels where AudioBus and AUM fail miserably, and that is QUICK and powerful routing. Very flexible. Connections from one AUv3 to the other, MIDI or etc are usually better done through ApeMatrix. This why regardless of whether I’m using AUM or AudioBus, I probably will still open ApeMatrix as my router/mixer that I will be actually looking at while working. Although ApeMatrix is sort of equivalent to AUM and AudioBus, I would say it really is better when used in conjunction with any of these tools. what holds it all together IS ApeMatrix! Requests: 1) please more Buses - recording slots (A to D at least). 2) Bluetooth headphones do NOT seem to work within ApeMatrix. Whenever I use them, I hear the sound coming off of my phone regardless of whether I have the headphones connected or not. This last one isn’t a TERRIBLE deal to me as I usually route ApeMatrix through AUM or AudioBus: by doing this you can get ApeMatrix’s audio to play on your Bluetooth headphones. It would still be great to be able to get rid of this issue as sometimes I literally only use AUM or AudioBus precisely because I want ApeMatrix’s feed to be available on Bluetooth headphones/speakers. 3) Mapping knobs can be a little bit weird and usually AUM handles mapping of hardware better than ApeMatrix does; although I still end up doing most of this directly though ApeMatrix, unless for some reason it doesn’t work as expected. It would be nice if we could have some extra features to make the mapping more reliable (I’ve specified a similar problem on my review of your app Mood): invert, cast to “specific values” (for example for Mood’s OSC ranges)... etc. Would be very helpful. Overall: Best music app out there imo, at least for routing and mixing. I open this app 90% of the time whenever I’m doing music, no other app is as necessary to me as ApeMatrix.... a shame, considering I bought AUM and AudioBus AFTER buying ApeMatrix... but hell, I think in iOS we are all used to this phenomenon of buying 3 apps that do the same in different ways just to end up abandoning 2 of them. If the things I brought up were fixed in ApeMatrix, I could probably get away with never using neither AUM nor AudioBus, as they essentially do the same but 10x slower. Besides, the experimental factor of ApeMatrix makes it ideal for inspirational purposes, it works perfectly for this purpose, this being where both AUM and AudioBus fail (connections are very tedious to make and take a few minutes as opposed to seconds in ApeMatrix). Do yourself a favor and get this 🦍 !!!!
    By Enrique Raphaël Page Pérez for Version 1.5.6
  • Visualizes information differently ★★★★★
    Matrix-based display of all the same features and information you would find in AUM with a few neat extras like individual latency compensation and the quintessential apesoft patch snapshot XY pad. apeMatrix is a highly capable workstation application with features and workflow leagues above garageband. The apeMatrix tools are fantastic as well; offering a sampler input and 8x LFO effects slot with all the usual apeSoft features familiar to other apeSoft applications. Have you ever had 40 LFOs with independent I/O on a single 5-slot AUM midi channel strip? Try apeMatrix, automate yourself.
    By FelixAloysius for Version 1.5.5
  • Must have tool for coming up with sound ideas! ★★★★★
    Do you even need it? But there’s AUM already, or Beat Maker 3, what new does this app bring? You have synths. You have fx apps. You have infinite possibilities of combining them to produce unique interesting sounds. But where do you do these experimentations? BM3 can certainly offer plenty of fx slots to attach different fx to a track and there’s even bus there too. But can you experiment there? Say you have 2 synths that you want to output through different fx and then have outputs of those go through one other fx app and then split that outgoing signal and route it to two different other fx. Make some connections stronger or more subtle (those intersecting circles are all volume controls for those connections). Can this be done in any other app? The flows you create in ApeMatrix, you *might* be able to reproduce in AUM or Beatmaker3, but not as easily/quickly or as efficiently. But most importantly, you already have to have the flow in mind. But even for something as predictable as reverb, various effect combination can make a world of difference and you just never know what you’ll get before hearing it. In ApeMatrix you can really experiment with this sort of thing very quickly as you are actually seeing all connections on single screen that can hold 10 units. You can interconnect these in any way (You actually get 3 such independent screens) You can also modulate a lot of stuff with this, with each control getting its own LFO. If the knob of a synth can be midi mapped - ApeMatrix can modulate it. Great LFOs too, that you can just drag two ends of sliders to select the range (for example move some knob between certain positions) also makes experimenting a breeze! Once you start using LFOs, it really expands the capabilities of the synths. One tip to quickly get started, all connections go from left to top. So whenever you place a dot anywhere, you’ve sent the signal from left icon to the top icon. It’s always like that and there’re no other ways of doing it. If you’re ever confused about connections, this will explain it.
    By GadgetMojo for Version 1.4
  • power house hold (You probably need it, it's super fun) ★★★★★
    small learning curve if you're not familiar with the concept a signal routing matrix (horizontal axis = input & vertical is output) super stable, great midi implementation, lots of modulation potential... raw power. so fun. universal app.. responsive dev(!) as with AUM there is no linear recording workspace, so this isn't quite a full fledged daw... there is a transport and various sequencing AU. but the lack of a DAW like linear workspace is really my only pseudo-complaint. but this is not a feature advertised (and it plays well with other apps via IAA)... so: five stars, no question... if you like using multiple fx, if you want to play w routing midi to multiple different (or same) AU, playing granular synths and drum sequences thru different, separate fx chains but then routing both thru the same wild Auto-Wah effect... Get this App!
    By xkv666 for Version 1.4
  • Wonderful, flexible, stable ★★★★★
    Gives you a variety of powerful options and quick and easy ways to route various kinds of devices whether it be midi or audio. Gets 5 stars already for what it is. Would be nice if there was a way to ‘midi map’ opening a device. Either to show an audio unit (same action as tapping the icon of the app), or switching to IAA devices at the tap of a key or button would be nice. It gets difficult having to rely on the screen to switch between apps. Bonus points if it could do this even while running in the background.
    By Klrxs for Version 1.4
  • Excellent ★★★★★
    Just keeps getting better
    By housemachine for Version 1.4
  • Wonderful app ★★★★★
    This app has made it SO much easier to combine other iOS music apps, and easily take advantage of their many features. There are a few apps that do this well but not many. So this is well worth checking out. I found the interface easy to understand, and there’s documentation as well. Also, the developer has been very good about updates. I’ve had lots of fun with apeMatrix and you may too. I encourage you to check it out. Especially if you are looking to break away from DAW-style recording, this could be perfect for you!
    By chordam7 for Version 1.1
  • apeSoft rules ★★★★★
    I never, ever thought that there could come along an AUM killer. Enter apeMatrix. It's just as elegant, pretty, and even more efficient than AUM at setup with both its matrix and its alphabetized, sortable-by-type app menus (anyone who has a ton of music apps knows how much scrolling AUM can take to set up). I've only opened AUM once since I bought apeMatrix opening day, and only then for its file player. Latest ape update with the metronome was much needed. I'm 99% satisfied. Really the only key feature missing now is separate outs for recording, but since I just use it for jamming live and sketching out ideas to take into Auria or Cubasis, I don't really need it.
    By doug funnie for Version 1.1
  • Powerful and Beautiful ★★★★★
    Love the concept, design, and functionality. After tinkering with it for an hour or so I was able to make ApeMatrix do what I couldn't accomplish with the alternative apps. Looking forward to seeing how ApeMatrix evolves. Great work, guys!
    By Hucklebucks for Version 1.0
  • A M A Z I N G ★★★★★
    A stunning work by a highly skilled and innovative developer. Sophisticated and simple.. a sleek work of genius. Extra credit for functioning without any issues with an intuitive workflow. Amazing
    By a e r o c for Version 1.0



apeMatrix is a unique AU/IAA routing tool that gives you total control over what you want to do and how you want to do it. Holding true to the standard of apeSoft, apeMatrix continues to push the limits of possibilities in music creation. Automating almost every aspect of linked control, apeMatrix brings all your creation tools together and links them both in MIDI and audio. Letting you inject all your favorite FX both AU and IAA in a very easy and intuitive way. apeMatrix can also assign its Control Manager MIDI, Accelerometer, Scrub and LFO’s to modulate every built-in parameter and any parameter available inside the AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins). apeMatrix offers 10 slots on each of the three Matrix grids with 2 bus slots on each grid that make it possible to interconnect all 3 Matrix. The MIDI Patchbay also offers endless possibilities for MIDI routing and control in a similar grid design for both internal and external MIDI control. So you can send and receive MIDI and have ultimate control over where its routed. Each Audio Connection on the grid has its own gain control. Just tap on the node and drag will give you the full range of volume control. Or use Mixer to controls the RAU output and automate them using apeSoft’s unique Control Manager MIDI, Accelerometer, Scrub and LFO’s to modulate every built-in parameter and any parameter available inside the AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins). Turn each slot on or off by a control switch on the Matrix or MIDI control. Control output, pan, mute and solo of each slot and Master output of each Matrix with the built in mixer control or MIDI control. Route your sounds through all a series of FX or route multiple sounds through the very some FX. The possibilities are as endless as your creativity. Features include: 3 Matrix Audio 3 MIDI Matrix 10 Open Slots per Matrix (hosts up to 30 plugins) 2 Audio Bus Slots per Matrix 2 MIDI Bus Slots per Matrix MIDI Monitor Multi-Channel Audio Route AudioUnit Audio Send Receive Buses MIDI Scale Filtering, Transpose etc… Control Manager (MIDI, Accelerometer, LFO, Scrub) for all Built-In Parameters Control Manager (MIDI, Accelerometer, LFO, Scrub) for all AUv3 (Audio Unit Plugins) Presets Manager and Morphing Pad Save Custom AUv3 Presets Session Saving/Load Save/Load View’s Frame in Presets Transport to sends host sync to Audio Unit plugins and IAA Integrated…

Release Notes

AUv3 text colour, fixed

App Details

  • Version 1.5.9
  • Created by apeSoft
  • Sold by Alessandro Petrolati
  • Released on July 4, 2018
  • File Size: 31 MB
  • Price: $11.99
  • universal This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad


by Nicholas Carn

by David Reese

Basic Tutorials