app iconDroneLab

soundscape synth for iPhone/iPad

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A canvas for melodies

DroneLab creates slowly shifting and changing background drones for melodic improvisation.

Ever-shifting soundscapes

Control three continuous audio sources running in parallel, each with its own rate of shifting intensity. Screenshot of Intensity slider and Rate control.

Then, expand the soundscape with unusual sound effects crafted specifically for DroneLab. Screenshot of Sound Effect settings.

Tune up, tune in

Select any root note, and one or two additional tones. Use standard tuning, or fine-tune to conform to an untempered or non-Western tuning system. Screenshot of Chord notes and tuning. Screenshot of global tuning.

Presets to get you started

Get going quickly by selecting one of the included presets. Change the key to best suit your instrument or voice. Tap 'play' and start improvising. Later, go further by selecting and customizing the sound sources, and save your own presets. Screenshot of Preset selector.

Improvise, enjoy, improve
  • Explore the melodic side of your instrument in a relaxing, easy setting.
  • Warm up before practicing more difficult material.
  • Explore sounds, colors and articulations that aren't part of your usual repertoire.
  • Play in a key you're not as familiar with, to challenge and expand your musical abilities.

Compatible with any iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch running iOS or iPadOS 14.2 or later. All functionality is included when you buy the app - there are no in-app purchases or subscriptions.

DroneLab is a native iOS/iPadOS app written in Swift. It generates audio using the open source AudioKit framework.

Have questions or need help getting started? Please visit our Support Page Download on the App Store

Performance demonstration

Quick intro

iPad and iPhone Screenshots
app icon DroneLab
Download on the App Store