Free TAQS.IM World Synth & Drum Pad Machine

Play World Sounds, Rhythms, Scales & Drones

Join over 50,000 Musicians playing authentic world sounds, rhythms, and scales with the TAQS.IM World Synth. Take a sonic tour through Asia to Latin America, from the Middle East to the Mediterranean – all with our premium and community sound packs.

“This is a treasure chest for a musician!!!”

– App Store Review



Play World Sounds
Our app comes loaded with 8 free sounds and 8 free rhythms. We’re launching with 18 total sound packs and will be adding more regularly!


Practice World Rhythms
Do you Bossa Nova, Ciftetelli, Tallava, Zembekiko, Teentaal or Bandari? Play along with rhythms from around the world with the touch of a pad. Adjust the tempo or synch with Ableton Link to other apps or hardware units (DJ’s – imagine adding a Samba or Middle Eastern rhythm in synch with any song)!

Learn World Microtonal Scales
Visually Learn Makam, Raga and World Scales with our on-screen keyboard. Adjust the microtones of scales and even save your own custom scales for your own personal flavor!

Performance-Oriented Features – Presets, Favorites & Drones!
We brought a host of new performance-oriented features to the app! Save custom sounds, create a list of favorite sounds for easy access, hold a drone to accompany you!

Start your worldwide musical journey with the TAQS.IM World Synth Synthesizer.

• Premium Sound Packs from Across the World
• Ableton Link Support
• Save Favorite Sounds and Rhythms
• Microtonal Real-Time Scale Converter
• World, Middle Eastern, and Raga scales
• World Rhythms
• Highlighting of keys in scale
• Inter-app Audio (IAA)
• AudioBus Support
• MIDI in (Control with a MIDI Keyboard or AudioBus/IAA)
• Filter Section
• Envelope Section
• FX Section: Octaver, Phaser, Autowah, Delay, Reverb