Has a lot going for it. But there is a lot wrong too. 3/5
By Dr. Clement Shimizu
Its nice but really its not a full step forward from mario paint.
First, It needs an export as mp3/wav feature inside the app. The developers posted a tutorial on using a usb cable to tether the phone to an mac running quicktime to export the iPhone audio. That is crazy. For the workflow to work it needs to export in app.
Second, the audio samples are not normalized to a standard tuning so many sounds when played together sound dishomonic no matter how how the notes are related.
Finally. You cant do sharps or flats. So you cant make any song you want. More useful for just for weirdo beats.
Unable to Unlock 2/5
Tried paying to unlock and put me into a iTune store loop where it kept asking me to approve purchase. I kept approving, the loop never ending. It never did unlock everythying. I had to uninstall the application. Now I am trying to figure out if they actually took my money to unlock everything, which would definatley make the two stars go to one star.
oMG ADDICTEDDDD 5/5
This is the coolest!!!!
I made the greatest beats with this app!!! Such a great base for creating music. The creator of this app and the sounds created are totally out of the world!! Like, I don’t know how, but I found this app, and it’s like I’m a Dj!! 👁🤙🏻🤙🏻🤙🏻
So creative !!
Paid to unlock and nothing happened 2/5
I paid to go ad free and they took my money but did not unlock the sounds.
By #1 silly willey
I find this to be relaxing and fun to make music with!!
Best music app, could be better 4/5
I love the simplicity of this app. My favorite thing about this app is the sounds and how easy it is to use this, kids can play and understand this app. I also love how you only pay $1.99 to unlock everything instead of those crazy apps who make you spend $9.99 a month for no ads or currency. I love how the animals and plants look, I love their sounds, but there are a few things that could make this app better. First of all, the bear and Sasquatch noises could be changed; the amount of days or areas you get in one slot should be more than four at least ten. There should be a way to delete a whole slot or day with a button instead of individually deleting each character. There should also be more themes like the city even though the apps theme is nature. Finally, I think you should add more themes with animals and plants from different parts of the world.
Won't even open 1/5
I was so excited to downloading this app because of all of the nice reviews but it won't even open.😡😡😡
It really made me 😥and😡.
By Adam Ash
Reminds me of the good old days playing Mario Paint on the SNES. Pretty cool app
The first time I tried this app it was okay but now I play it everyday! I love this app it is great!
Best app ever 5/5
This game is so cool I cannot wait till I can share the music I created with my friends I love this game so good 5 STARS!!!
This app is fun and great to work with. But I was surprised that by buying the full mode I didn't get an export option. I would like to be able to export my songs to other places or my computer. PLEASE!
It's cute it's fun but 5/5
I love this app the animals and plants are simple but cute and I like making music but could there be a song sharing system so you can share the songs you make with the community?
Amazing quality app and great fun 5/5
I love everything about Sound Forest. It’s very creative, stress relieving, and such fun. I paid to unlock everything. There was an issue where I didn’t get my content. I emailed the developer & got a response within 10 minutes! I followed his advice and my content showed up! Now that’s awesome customer service.
Why is it so glitchy
Awesome, (an idea!) 5/5
I love the app a lot! It is a great idea and is a lot of fun, I bought the unlock all to support the devs and I have an idea to share. It would be pretty cool if with premium, you can make longer songs. That's all! Thanks for reading and have a good one!
Took A Chance, Zero Regrets 5/5
At first glance, this app appeared to be something that only a 6 year old would enjoy. I was totally wrong. Music is my passion and I am always looking for apps that allow personal expressions to flourish. Part beat box, part synthesizer, total fun. The explanation of what this app is all about is definitely well written and that alone is sufficient enough reason to try this app.
Begin with a simple 4-count measure and then “pretty up” your creativity by moving notes to different areas, overlapping animals and starting all over again if you are not satisfied with your song.
I am glad that I decided to purchase the full version and I will make sure to keep this app updated with any new “creatures” that are added in the future. ❤️ it!
So much potential 4/5
I would give it a 3.5/5 stars but I want people to play this gem.
Reason: no community aspect, allow us to share stuff and be inspired by one another. Also, allow our songs to be longer (give us 16 bars for standard and 32 included in the 1.99 or 3.99 however you price it).
Super cool and fun 5/5
This game is a lot of fun!!
What a wonderful app! My children are having so much fun making music! This is adorable and fun for kids and adults. Thank you for making it affordable to unlock all of the features. We love this app!
I LOVE IT 5/5
By Super Star Gio
It’s basically mario paint composer for iPhone!!!!!!!!!!
By Ocean Breeze Pot #777
I am obsessed with writing music, and this is one of the best apps I've ever seen to do it! There are a few in app purchases ( okay, a lot) but if you have enough free time to watch a few (okay, a lot) of videos, you can get it all for free.🙃🙂🙃🙂 P.S. Havefun!!!withthisapp!!!
I paid 2 dollars to get everything unlocked, they just took my money and still everything is locked. 1/5
I paid 2 dollars to get everything unlocked, they just took my money and still everything is locked.
Needs export option 4/5
This is a very cool app but won't ever be truly useful if you cannot export your music.
FREAKING AWESOME GAME 5/5
this game is very fun and entertaining, it's very satisfying to make good music. BRAVO
I love this! I didn’t even read the information about it first I just got it cuz it looked so cool!! And ya know what? it is!!!!!! I think some more updates could make it even better like maybe instead of watching adds or paying money I think we could get animals or slots for sharing or having achievements like you could crate 3, 4 “pages” long songs or sharing your newest song but I still rated it 5 stars because this game is awesome!
Wonderful for the classroom 5/5
My fourth and fifth graders adore this app! We are constantly trying to find ways to compose in the classroom, and they love that they’re able to voice the opinion about the app. They all share iPads in groups.
Funny enough I also was given suggestions from my students:
“Could there be a slider that could adjust the piece to a wider variety of tempi?”
“Could you upload your own image and create your own clip?”
“Could there be a feature so we could name our pieces?”
Thanks so much for this amazing app!
Nice aesthetic 3/5
Graphics and interface look good and are easy and entertaining to use. However, there are a few problems.
1. The pitch of different noises often doesn’t sync. I wish that all of the sounds used the same key signature.
2. There is, as far as I can tell, no way to discover other people’s music. This would be amazing if implemented. It would also be nice to be able to export music elsewhere.
3. Minor glitches/issues sometimes occur when watching ads to unlock new noises. Occasionally, I will finish watching an ad, close out of it, and I just won’t get the thing I was trying to unlock. Probably a personal internet issue.
Overall, it’s a fun app, but it didn’t hold my interest for too long. Hoping for big updates in the future.
like updated Mario Paint 3/5
1. Add a real tempo setting. 2. Setting/adjusting loop length is not intuitive.
Nintendo will probably sue you for stealing this from Snes Mario Paint...Otherwise, it’s pretty fun.
Tons of fun! 5/5
The animated animals add an extra dimension of fun and humor to what would otherwise be just another beat maker. Instead of providing everything out of the box, the learning experience is gamifyed and some limitations are applied at first. However I was happy to pay to unlock the full set of environments and sounds after just a couple minutes of messing with this app, that’s how much fun it is! It was $1.99 for everything and you can also unlock sounds and save slots one-by-one by watching ads, if you’d like.
By Person that hates this game
i’m always jammin out to my own tunes and it’s easy to do!!
Wonderful little title with great sounds 5/5
By Michael of Atlanta
I’d love to see the ability to make longer songs, or export. I really enjoy the little themes you can make.
THE BEST!!!!! Ever!!!!! 5/5
I rate this 100000000+ stars but u can’t see it. It’s so easy to make great soundtracks. But can you let us download our tracks to SoundCloud? Plzzzzz it would be my dream come true.
Super good 5/5
This game is soooo good that I watched all the adds too get all the things it was worth it
Cool but limited 3/5
The app has some really cool sound bites for you to play with, and it’s laid out in a superbly intuitive way. However, when I use this app on my 10.5 iPad Pro, I run into issues with notes not playing. The device is certainly powerful enough but maybe the app has some bugs or doesn’t support the multitude of notes capable on a single bar. Whatever the issue is, if this is corrected it deserves another star because of how simple and fun it is to use. I’ll come back after an update or 2 to see if the issues are resolved.
Amazing! Just some ideas! 5/5
By 😄❤️Toca Boca Lover❤️😄
Hey! This app is amazing and totally worth the two dollar in app purchase! I just have a few ideas to make this app succeed even more! I would make the following:
1. A sound button so you can control how loud each icon is
2. A infinite amount of space to create music, and a way to save it to your device
3. A few more sounds, but I guess my first suggestion would help make the sounds pop out more!
4. A delete button to delete a song because it is a pain to go and have to click all the animals to erase them
That’s pretty much it! I absolutely adore this app! The tunes are so catchy, and you can make a happy or even crazy song! You really can do whatever since the animals change pitches! Just a tip for fellow music makers: toss around your favorite noises and rearrange from there. Easier to tell what you want! Thanks for such a great app!
This game will b the game I play before i die 5/5
By Annonymous 🐾
This game is a game that I have been looking for for a long long long time and the animals are just so adorable with cute sounds too match
I’m always looking for a music making app but I’m always disappointed with what I find but this app completely exceeded my expectations! Not only are the sounds great but for once it’s not just a bunch of square buttons that make the sounds; it’s the animals and plants that make the sounds! that was a really creative decision and it worked out really well. And there are so many animals to unlock (if you don’t just unlock everything right away) that I’m never really bored of this app! I only gave this four stars because I feel like this can still go further. I think it’d be cool if you could also unlock an animal by sharing a song with other people who use the app and if they give it a thumbs up or something, you unlock an animal. Or you could trade animals with friends. Eitherway, this app was amazing and I’m so glad I stumbled upon it
Great customer service 5/5
I’m 35 year old and I love this app. My 5 year old also loves it. We paid to unlock all the sounds and had an issue with accessing those features on multiple devices. I emailed the developer and within minutes we’d solved the issue! It was the best, quickest resolution I’ve ever experienced. I highly recommend this app.
No Exporting 3/5
This app is awesome. I’ve made some cool music on here, but I can’t show the music to anyone because I can’t save the music to my phone! Please make this possible! I’ll pay for the option!
It’s a good app but I am very upset. 4/5
By Anonymous unicorn rainbow
This app is great fun and all, but when I wanted to unlock everything, the app charged me twice and nothing was unlocked! I am super upset with this scam. Unacceptable! You must fix this!!! The app charged me TWICE and still didn’t unlock anything at all!!!! Now, when I try to restore the purchase, the app crashes!!!
I found a way to fix this. It took me 2 days, but it works....basically delete the app and then restart your device. Re-download the app and then the purchase will restore itself when you press unlock everything.
Cool but wish i could share 4/5
Very cool app. I like it. I wish i could share my 🔥 beats tho.
This is a blast! 5/5
By Jim in vt
Most fun in the first ten minutes of any app I have ever tried. LOVE it😎
Sound issues with no headphones 4/5
By Randal Humberg
Great app, super fun and easy to pick up and run with. However, on my iPhone 6+ (and my friend’s 6) not all of the notes will play when using the phone speaker.
Headphones work great.
Fun, But Wish I Could Export 3/5
By Joshua D.
I think that this is a fun little novelty/toy music creation app. The aesthetics are very endearing with the whole forest theme to it I thought. And I also think the sounds are pretty good as well.
I like it enough that I considered buying the "Unlock All" IAP option. But, the thing that kept me from doing that, is that anything you create in the app is destined to stay locked in there forever at the moment. Meaning, there appears to be absolutely no way to export my music creations out of SoundForest. The app doesn't offer Audiobus compatibility and also doesn't offer AudioShare as an export option either.
Which means, in the end, no matter how much fun that I can have in an application like this. Well, to me it's short lived if I cannot really save and export my creations. It really does just end up being an amusing toy and nothing else in my opinion.
But, I do appreciate all of the time and hard work that I'm sure the developer put into building this application. And I'm grateful for the generosity in offering it for free (well, you can purchase more sounds too, through a one-time IAP or watch a video advertisement for each sound you want).
So, I would like to request please that you add Audiobus support or a way for us to save and export a .wav audio file of our songs. Preferably using the Open-In function or the AudioShare application please. Thanks if you'll consider this request. If those features were added I believe this would easily be a 5-star application. Thanks again for the free app and God bless.
This app is broken 1/5
By Pinto 1234 98 00 05
It does not let me get past the tutorial...
Lots of fun! 4/5
This is a fun little app to play with. I’m hoping in further updates that you can turn your little song into a ringtone.
Nothing unlocked 1/5
App so far is stuck in endless tutorial and I can’t select soundbar to add anything, it just moves back and forth. I unlocked everything but nothing shows up. Haven’t been able to create anything.
Great music app for all ages 5/5
Got this app for my 8 year old, but I’ll probably use it just as much as him.
The design is cute and easy to use and understand. The collection of sounds are diverse and fun.
I initially had issues unlocking the premium version, but that is no longer an issue and was likely due to being a featured app at the time.
Adorable music! 5/5
I love an app that allows you to create easily. If it can also be pleasant to use and cute of interface, all the better! This app allows you to choose an earthly orchestral ecosystem and easily create and listen to your own music! It is probably great for kids, but the little scrounges are going to have to wait until I’m done with it first. :)
A reply to the person who was “charged” twice: I, too, had a problem with a crash during my first purchase, and went thru the process again, but I do have all the sections unlocked now, and the second purchase was followed by the expected App Store message saying “you have already purchased this” message. I would be surprised, since there is only one purchase available in this app, if you were actually charged twice. Perhaps follow up with the App Store?
Finally, I was an idiot and didn’t realize that tapping a placed item would remove it. The app creator explained this to me immediately on Twitter. Great response!
Buy this if you love putting around musically. You won’t regret it. :)