What's New

Added AudioBus 2 support

App Description


Future Music
Aurora sound Studio HD is the best music making app to come out so far by a long shot.

One of the greatest musical apps on iPad"

Whether you are an experienced musician or don’t have a musical bone in your body, you can make great music on your iPad

Aurora is our pattern based musical sequencing software. By simply choosing a musical scale every note you play is in perfect tune, leaving you to make your own great sounding music.

If you are a more accomplished musician you simply switch Aurora to advanced mode and you get full control over the built in instruments and effects, as well as many advanced modes such as the Atomizer and XY Mode which allows you to manipulate sound in real-time. You can create your own instrument from recordings made using the built in microphone. Just think, a full drum kit of you beatboxing into the microphone!

Aurora allows a mixture of pattern based recording and live performance. You can piece together complete compositions or simply improvise a performance. All of which can be captured to a file, for use as a ringtones, or to share with others.

An integrated mixer, combined with the ability to add audio effects and layer automation means that you achieve a sophisticated sound in a fun and user friendly way.

The online Aurora Song Library allows Aurora users to share their tracks with the rest of the Aurora Community. Browse the library to download the latest tracks, or search the library to see what your favorite Aurora Artist has published. The Aurora Song Library can be found at http://aurora.4pockets.com/

The program includes a comprehensive help facility and video tutorials are available on YouTube.

Features Include

14 Instrument tracks
12 Notes polyphony per track
4 Independent Engines - Drum Machine, Analog Synth, Pad Synth and Sampler
32 Patterns per song
Chain up to 199 Patterns in Song mode
3 Effect sends per track.
9 Effects including – Delay, Reverb, Chorus etc
Allows creation of custom instrument patches.
Layer Automation
XY Mode
Splice and Dice Audio with Atomizer Mode
Inbuilt Sample Recording
Export Songs as WAV and AAC

Aurora for the iPad expands on the iPhone version making use of the extra screen size to offer additional functionality such:

Full Screen Mixer
New Effects Rack View
Ability to Solo and Mute Individual Layers
New Layer Mix Palette
Synth Engine Features Combined into Single Screen
File Sharing via FTP
Use Accelerometer to Control XY Mode
Upload and Share Songs on the Online Song Library
MIDI Export

A PDF version of the user manual is available at www.4pockets.com/support/manuals.php


For anyone remotely interested in what the iPad and iPhone can do for music creation, Aurora’s probably the best thing you can buy.

MusicTech Magazine
A powerful and flexible composition tool that’s even plausible as a small-scale production suite.

Review from Australia
I can't begin to tell you how much I love this program... I have to stop myself using it in bed because it just keeps me up all night.

I have bought almost all the iPad music apps I could find and Aurora is by far the most innovative and the best! On top of that, no other I have found lets me get right into the sounds like Aurora.

Music Radar
A truly inspiring production environment. If you're an iPad owner in the market for a portable production tool, you definitely won't want to pass this one up.

DJ_Simples - 5 Stars
Simply awesome, I thought the iPhone version was great, but this is in another league.

If you have any questions or issues you can use our online support form and we will get back to you. http://www.4pockets.com/support/

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 24, 2011 New version 1.41
  • August 25, 2011 New version 1.42
  • September 01, 2011 Price decrease: $39.99 -> $13.99
  • September 10, 2011 Price increase: $13.99 -> $39.99
  • February 14, 2012 Price decrease: $39.99 -> $9.99
  • February 15, 2012 Price increase: $9.99 -> $39.99
  • March 09, 2012 New version 1.43
  • March 29, 2012 New version 1.44
  • June 08, 2012 Price decrease: $39.99 -> $19.99
  • June 25, 2012 Price increase: $19.99 -> $39.99
  • August 23, 2012 New version 1.45
  • November 23, 2012 Price decrease: $39.99 -> $9.99
  • November 24, 2012 Price increase: $9.99 -> $39.99
  • February 15, 2013 New version 1.5
  • February 24, 2013 New version 1.51
  • March 18, 2013 New version 1.52
  • April 26, 2013 Price decrease: $39.99 -> $18.99
  • May 05, 2013 Price increase: $18.99 -> $39.99
  • May 20, 2013 New version 1.53
  • October 11, 2013 New version 1.54
  • April 23, 2014 Price decrease: $39.99 -> $25.99
  • April 26, 2014 Price increase: $25.99 -> $39.99
  • May 04, 2014 New version 1.60
  • July 08, 2014 New version 1.61
  • February 18, 2015 Price decrease: $39.99 -> $29.99