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TAQS.IM Oriental Synthesizer for iOS

By TAQS.IM $9.99

Developer's Description

***Recent Top 50 App in Music!***

***FEATURED on The Sound Test Room!***

"This may become the holy grail of Middle Eastern sounds for me, with its playability, silky effects, and portability."

Peter Deneff, World Fusion Jazz Pianist

"If you're after Middle Eastern sound it's perfect."

The Sound Test Room

"The first good 'oriental' iOS synth ever"

App Store Review

"The Duduk sound is AMAZING...Truly, worth the price of admission for that sound alone."

App Store Review

Expand your musical horizon by playing Arabic, Armenian, Balkan, Greek, Klezmer, Persian & Turkish sounds, scales and rhythms.

Play Middle Eastern style Duduk, Oud, Saz, Clarinet, Synths, Zurna and more on your iPhone or external MIDI controller.

Learn about quarter tones and microtones found in Middle Eastern and Raga scales.

Practice with 32 different Anatolian, Caucasus, Mediterranean & Oriental rhythms.

Here are the sounds included:

Accordion Octave

Clarinet Klezmer

CZ-101 Accordion

CZ-101 Square

DX7 Flute

Duduk Vibrato

Electric Baglama

Farfisa Lead

Garmon Reed

Guitar Jazz

Kanun Bell



Ney Hollow

OB-8 Sync


Piano Kavkaz

Sax 90s

Saz Acoustic

SH-2000 Accordion

SH-2000 Violin

Strings Kavkaz


Trombone Arabic

Zurna Synth

Zurna Turkish

Here are the Rhythms included:

Baladi (Traditional / Modern)


Beguine (Traditional / Modern)

Ciftetelli (Traditional / Modern)

Curcuna (Traditional / Modern)

Halay (Traditional / Modern)

Malfouf (Traditional / Modern)

Maksoum (Traditional / Modern)

Rumba (Traditional / Modern)

Syrto (Traditional / Modern)




6/4 (Traditional / Modern)

6/8 (Traditional / Modern)

7/8 (Traditional / Modern)

9/8 (Traditional / Modern)

Here are the scales included:



Hijaz (Modern / Arabic)

Hijaz Ascending (Turkish)

Hijaz Descending (Turkish)

Hseyni (Modern / Arabic)

Hseyni Ascending (Turkish)

Hseyni Descending (Turkish)


Kurdi (Arabic and Turkish)

Nihavend (Arabic and Turkish)

Rast (Arabic)

Rast Ascending (Turkish)

Rast Descending (Turkish)

Sab (Arabic and Turkish)

Natural Minor (classical/jazz ascending minor, aka Aeolian)

Harmonic Minor

Melodic Minor (classical/jazz descending minor)

Dorian (variant of Minor)

Phrygian (variant of Minor)

Major (aka Ionian)

Locrian (diminished type scale)

Lydian (variant of Major)

Mixolydian (variant of Major)

Raag Marwa (hexatonic)

Raag Bhairav (heptatonic)

Raag Bhairavi (similar to Kurdi)

Raag Pahadi (folk mode)


Microtonal Oriental-Style Real-Time Scale Converter

World, Middle Eastern, and Raga scales

Highlighting of keys in scale

Inter-app Audio (IAA)

Preset Middle Eastern Rhythms

MIDI in (Control with a MIDI Keyboard or AudioBus/IAA)

Filter Section

FX Section

Make sure to check out our Podcast, Blog, Radio Station, Sounds, Community and more on https://taqs.im - Your Gateway to Middle Eastern Sound

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4


Release September 1, 2019
Date Added September 1, 2019
Version 1.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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