Make music on the go…

triqtraq is a music jamming sequencer for musicians or DJ’s who want to make music on the go, or improvise live.

The interface of triqtraq is designed to bring a fun and straight-forward approach to music making to the iPhone, without compromising musical possibilities and a deep level of control.

All features at your fingertips..

There’s no need to dial through several different windows to tweak sounds: all controls can be quickly accessed from one window, allowing for fast and playful music creation.

Playing the sample pads on each of the four channels gets the groove going and faders for parameters like pitchfilter and delay allow to shape the sound in real-time. The app gives the possibility to record or automate individual tracks as well as up to 4 tracks at the same time.

Amazing level of control…

The user-friendly and direct interface of triqtraq doesn’t compromise in musical possibilities: the length of each of the four tracks can be set with a swipe of a finger, making it child’s play to come up with poly-rhythmic sequences.

Additionally, the loop range of each track’s automation can be set independently, to make triqtraq spit out ever-changing variations of a pattern.
In addition to real-time beat programming, triqtraq’s step edit mode allows for more detailed groove- and sound editing.

Triqtraq comes with a large collection of built-in samples and the possibility to import custom sounds.

Get it on the AppStore

“A composition tool that makes the most of the iPhone touch format. The interface is a joy to use. Superb selection of sounds included. We’re finding it hard to put down…”

–Music Tech Magazine



triqtraq pattern jamming…

What’s new in the 1.4 update…
This update features a visual metronome, that helps you play ‘on grid’ in live situations.
A pitch indicator has been added to the piano in the pitch effect window, making melodic programming more convenient.
The update also makes it possible to disable realtime quantization of notes in the App Settings window.
Additionally 8 new sample kits and 2 new demo sessions were added to the sound library.


Record your own sounds…

Since triqtraq 1.3, you can record your own samples with the internal microphone and use them directly in your jams (iOS 6 or higher).
The Sample Manager was redesigned to be part of jamming experience. Switch samples or kits instantly, and create your own custom kits by adding imported or recorded samples in the new sample kits view.

How to record with the microphone:

- In KITS view, hold down the record button in the middle of the pads.
- ‘Waiting for input’ will appear in the monitor; the recording will start the moment you make a sound.
- Hold down the record button for the duration you want to record.
- After recording, STORE will appear on the pads, allowing you to store the recorded sample to a sample pad. To cancel the recording press X.
- To make sure you can use your recordings in future sessions, make sure to save your sample kit or session. Recordings will then be copied to the user sample folder.

Jam together with WIST…

Korg’s WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology) technology allows for wireless sync-start between two WIST-compatible apps.
Sync with your friends device over Bluetooth and perform together!

Key features

  • create musical patterns fast and intuitively
  • record beats live or by using the step editor
  • automate all effects in real-time
  • record and automate multiple tracks simultaneously
  • specify the length of a sequence per track
  • unlink the automation envelope lengths from the sequences
  • use the loop range to create poly-rhythms
  • change sounds while jamming
  • export real-time jams, patterns or queues to SoundCloud, Audio Copy, E-mail or iTunes
  • record sounds with the microphone or import samples via iTunes or Audio Paste (iOS 6+)
  • store up to 16 patterns
  • chain up to 16 patterns with the queue feature
  • switch seamlessly between patterns
  • use sounds from the 350+ factory sample library

pitches and looprange…

Press reviews

MusicTech Magazine,
Excellence Award, 10/10 stars:

“A composition tool that makes the most of the iPhone touch format. The interface is a joy to use. Superb selection of sounds included. We’re finding it hard to put down…”

Computer Music Magazine,9/10 points:

Impressively different… The live sequencing fundamentals are sound, and the polyrhythmic loop manipulation is awesome. Buy it!

WIRED Germany:

…brilliant lay-out of the sequencer… You can get a punchy track out of it in a few minutes. Asolutely recommended.

Ask Audio Mag

“Want to download the deal of the century? TriqTraq is an obscenely robust, loop/sample based sequencer that does so much, in one small little package … and costs so little, that you’ll want to buy, now.”

Artists on triqtraq

Man I’m loving this app! I love how easy it is to get something going very quickly, automating all parameters in real-time. While sequencing you discover new poly-rhythms, and create really cool ideas for tracks. Awesome fun!

–Richard Devine

The sequencer is quite a unique design. It’s a lot of fun to use, and some useful stuff comes out of it quickly. Great job!


The variable loop range functions of triqtraq allow for such awesome rhythmic structures. Pair that with the automation capture functions, and a great range of built in sounds, and you have one of the coolest compositional tools available on the iOS platform. Truly Awesome!

–Montonn Jira

Listen up…


Who developed triqtraq?
triqtraq was developed by a composer/soundesigner (Sebastian Schatz), a programmer (Olaf van Zon) and a designer (Joerg Peschel),
aiming to bring to the iPhone a creative music tool that brings fun and inspiration.

Will triqtraq be made an universal app?
We know you really want this, and it’s on our wishlist too.

How can I help you to keep developing triqtraq?
By spreading the word about triqtraq and leaving us a nice review in the App Store!


Is there a manual?
We have video’s in the tutorials section showing how to use the various functions of triqtraq.

Can I make loops longer than 16 steps?
Yes! You can chain up to 16 patterns using the Queue-feature, allowing for loops of max. 256 steps.

Can I use notes different from 1/16?
Sure, just change the loop speed of a sequence in the LOOP RANGE window. Set the speed to 0.5 for 1/8, 1 for 1/16, 1.5 for 1/24 or 2 for 1/32 notes.

How do I use my own samples?
You can import samples using iTunes. Connect your iOS device to your computer, open the App tab on your device and scroll down. Select triqtraq in the file-sharing list and drag your samples into the file window.
It’s also possible to import samples with AudioPaste, and to record your own sounds with the internal microphone.

Which format should my samples have?
16-bit, 44khz. While the output of triqtraq is in stereo, imported stereo samples are downmixed to mono for performance reasons.

How do I delete user samples / kits / sessions?
Slide your finger from left to right over the file you want to erase. A delete button will appear.

How do I make polyrhythms?
Select LOOP RANGE and select a range of notes by swiping your finger over the note monitor.

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