• Top iOS Synth ★★★★★
    Smooth Moog emulator with excellent AU support. apeSoft mood is one of my 3 most favorite iOS synths introduced in the past 12 months. The ability to sync nearly every possible modulation parameter in apeSoft and Amazing Noises apps puts them heads and tails above everything else on iOS.
    By Philowerx for Version 1.1
  • Great! ★★★★★
    Really cool , love the interface and the sounds are great another great app from these developers.
    By MeatWalrus for Version 1.1
  • Apesoft Again ★★★★★
    Another superb app from apesoft! Glad to see a developer go beyond the typical virtual analog realms. Therefore, this synth offers myriad features and capabilities that exhibit the potential of DSP and synthesis beyond emulation. So much depth and character, it's truly peerless on iOS.
    By Selectedacre for Version 1.0.2
  • Who needs DRC when you have this? ★★★★★
    I'll stick with this for now until DRC has AU support. Although it has no Pitch Envelope, it already sounds beautiful and crisp! Even simple sounds like a pair of defined saws already sound nice. However, I wish the filter would sound a bit more metallic like that of the iPolysix.
    By Korg Fan for Version 1.0.2
  • More than virtual analogue ★★★★★
    More than analog, too, if that soothes your local-spelling sensibility. The sample-integration functions alone separate Mood from standard VA fare. There is so much more besides, and the app sounds really good, whatever kind of mood you want draw from it. Five stars for outstanding sound and creative range as well as for details of workflow and customization. There remains works to be done on an awkward but potentially superb mod-wheel setup, on keyboard responsiveness - and a few other little things. The Apes, like the VirSyns (and others), need to let users nail down their own default settings. A simple pair is why must I go back to C and 120 bpm so often, especially within a project, when I start the app or a new preset? Yes, there are circumstances in which one avoids this, but still. This kind of problem or break in flow is easy enough to design out of a program. Maybe do brief betas on each platform you build for to get help on what users find suboptimal. That said, I think this is a great instrument. If you are looking for a new synth - and even if you are not (I was not looking to buy another IPAD synth when I bought Mood) - give this a close look. I am very happy with it and now I see others appear to be pleased. This is one to put on a short list of possibilities. Well done.
    By mrdogheadSHoGoAT for Version 1.0.2
  • Excellent ★★★★★
    Great Moog clone
    By Badspomer for Version 1.0.2
  • Much better au experience ★★★★★
    Overall a great synth, and the new AU interface makes a lot more sense, actually the synth itself is the great, the only issue I have is with some of the presets, If you are going to include presets submitted by people I would just suggest having them be more aware of having them not be al over the place as far as key and pitch go, the ones by Shazamm are all over the place. For the most part I don’t use presets but for those who do it could present a problem.
    By Strizbiz for Version 1.0.2
  • Excellent synth ★★★★★
    I love the way you can mix fm and sampled sounds in with the 3 voices of minimoog Nice filter. I love the apesoft LFO system as well. It's a synth I'll probably use polyphonically quite a bit. My only wish is that the granular sample section (called "level warp") was also polyphonic. Maybe this is coming in an update. Still not enough to take away stars. Beautifully done!
    By bandoneonabandon for Version 1.0.2
  • Great ★★★★★
    This app is a lot of fun. It definitely takes a stable understanding of synth knowledge. I've spent several hours playing with this and I haven't even hooked up my controller yet. Late nights playing with sound
    By Sextant Audio&Recording for Version 1.0.2
  • Thanks for Update! ★★★★★
    Update for AU is great! Looking forward to exploring Mood...very friendly interface!
    By t roosevelt for Version 1.0.2
  • I like!! ★★★★★
    This makes want to master synthesis
    By rwsmth for Version 1
  • Brilliant! ★★★★★
    Simple if that's what you prefer... Downright "Modular" if you want to use it for sound design... very much worth the asking price.
    By Rreenn2015 for Version 1
  • This Thing Rocks! ★★★★★
    Truly one of the best synths on iOS...pairs nicely with Moog Model 15 and your hardware synths IMHO. Great work apesoft!👊🏼™
    By policarpo for Version 1


mood - A personal interpretation of the legendary Analog Synthesizer by Eugenio Giordani Jordan Rudess says: The Mood synth has immense sonic ability. It has captivated my imagination and sense of discovery.  In usual apeSoft form, it also has all the features that one expects in a top notch IOS instrument app. Features: ° Audiounit v3 ° Audiobus and Inter-App Audio Sender/Filter ° Audiobus 3 MIDI support ° Share Presets and Samples between App and AUv3 ° iOS Universal ° 3 Oscillators ° Noise Generator with own envelope ° Sample WARP ° FM Module ° Input Source Processing ° VCF Filter Ladder 24db per octave ° ADSR VCA ° Mono or 16 voices Polyphonic ° Keyboard Tracking and Control ° Keyboard Ribbon Style ° XLFO 7 shapes + Sequencer ° Classical/Vintage Reverberator ° Stereo Delay ° Ring Modulator ° Distort Output ° Full Parameters MIDI/LFO/Accelerometer mapping ° Presets Interpolation Pad ° MIDI Clock and Ableton Link ° Record to .wav file ° AudioCopy/Audioshare/Open In... etc...

Release Notes

+ Hangs notes and Crash bug fixed App/AUv3
+ New Slider/Knobs resizable range for the LFO/MIDI/Accel etc…
+ New implementation for LFO which improve performance when you put app in background or switch app etc..
+ New Send/Receive jitter-free MIDI clock
+ AUv3: LFO Start/Stop bug fixed for multiple instances
+ MIDI Channel for note on/off/pg, fixed
+ Audiobus 3 New MIDI Receiver Port
+ Audiobus 3 latest SDK
+ Ableton LINK latest SDK
+ New Send/Receive jitter-free MIDI clock
+ Disable Auto-Lock Screen
+ iPhone X compatibility

App Details

  • Version 1.2
  • Created by apeSoft
  • Sold by Alessandro Petrolati
  • Released on June 8, 2017
  • File Size: 57 MB
  • Price: $11.99
  • universal This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad


Jordan Rudess present mood for iOS:
The Mood synth has immense sonic ability.
It has captivated my imagination and sense of discovery. 
In usual apeSoft form, it also has all the features that one expects in a top notch IOS instrument app.

Abaddon’s Bolero

a Tribute to Emerson, Lake & Palmer
mood ensemble

mood Synth Demo – Video and Music by Stuart Kilbride (Red Sky Lullaby)

Intro & Review by Tom Wies (Synth Anatomy)

Demo by Doug Woods (thesoundtestroom)


mood is awesome! Really! A Must Have, and not only for the keyboard’s players… A Must Have for all of us the iOS Musicians! And if like me, you love the old vintage and fat sounds… wahoo!…