Great app! 4/5
It would be perfect if you could have more than 4 slots
Amazing but.... 4/5
This game is awesome but you have to buy most of the sounds and places maybe you should make this game cost money and everything else free cause it makes me super sad 😭😭😭😭😭😭 when I can’t use a specific sound. A dollar for a no sound maybe 30 cents and I’ll buy the sounds but other wise this is a wonderful game the sounds that are free are fabulous and I love the creativity so I do recommend this game but there needs to be some updates. Thanks for reading ❤️
Beautiful design, lacking performance 1/5
I wanted to enjoy this app, it looks like it would be great for tapping out quick song ideas or making cool soundscapes. Unfortunately, even at full volume, all I hear is static. There is no tutorial for how to fix that issue. I uninstalled and reinstalled the app, hoping I could fix the issue that way, but nothing happened. I’m hoping that there will be a fix for that issue in the future, as every other app with sound works.
Fun for about 5 minutes 3/5
It’s a nice take on the famed Mario Paint sequencer but it has a far too limited scale, too few bars and too many atonal sounds to really compare much.
While I rarely complain about price (the App Store’s race to the bottom bothers me as I’d rather pay up front than mess with freemium), the $2 doesn’t really add much. You get more sounds, nothing too compelling.
It only took me about 5 to find all the limitations. Good idea but it’s more akin to something you’d play with on a google doodle than application.
By mono wind
Ahahaha, this is such a novel and fun idea. I love it. I make music professionally but I am a kid at heart and the combination of real sounds with this kind of playfulness is genius! Kudos to the creators!
Amazing but.. 1/5
I don’t like that you can’t undo..it makes it very frustrating when you are trying to make music and also you a limited amount of space..I hope you fix it!
Stuck in tutorial 2/5
Nice app but can’t get rid of tutorial overlay. Hard to enjoy with instructions constantly popping up.
This app takes some concepts from older visual sequencers like iSequence or PixiTracker and takes it to a whole new level, as well as becoming the best kids music app overnight. The sound environments concept is also great (and people are going to be demanding add-ons soon). My only suggestions would be support for song uploads and sharing - you could really build a user community the way other apps like Figure have done. Song export would also be good - those save slots fill up fast! Then maybe some kind of editor for duplicating patterns would help with sequencing longer songs. The list could go on (MIDI/Audiobus?) but this is after all a kids app and already does it’s job very well. While there are plenty of sequencing apps out there for grown-ups (notably Auxy), my guess is that a lot of adults will have a lot of fun playing with this one too!
Beautiful & fun with no way to delete?! 3/5
Beautiful app. I’m a music producer so I wouldn’t use this for anything other than fun but it’s adorable. It uses a quantization grid and lets you make a standard 4/4 beat using the most adorable icons. If app developers want to make this functional... add a way to delete your songs, and a way to export a loop to wav ;)
It charged me $2 without me even pressing the button to do so, but even after it charged me i did not get anything in the game.... incredibly frustrating
Buggy and unready for Primetime 2/5
Watched a stupid ad video to open another slot. Opened it. Began to use it. App crashes. Open slot now gone. Watched another stupid ad video. When done, app says, "sorry the video failed to load." Even though I just watched it. Needs major changes asap.
Love it! Although... 4/5
I love the app. It is super simple and easy to understand. Another great feature is how you only have to pay 1.99 to unlock everything. However, I attempted to make this purchase and it proceeded to tell me that my purchase was successful however when I got into the app it said the exact opposite. But, it is still a great app and I suggest everyone to try it out.
Nice work 5/5
By da blast llamacorn
I would like to say that this is a very good app, the only improvement would be to be able to unlock all the areas without paying, making it more accessible to others
Fun little 2/5
This is a fun and minimal toy but a few key features are missing, making it frustrating to use.
Key features that are missing:
- ability to copy and paste segments
- ability to rearrange segments
- ability to export songs as audio files directly from within the app
Without these features, the app feels better suited for younger children as a way to pass a few minutes, rather than a fun and unique way to create musical ideas or even full songs.
Extra credit features which would improve the apps functionality and “repeat playability”:
- ability to expand octave range of instruments
- ability to select the key of each segment
- ability to select the time signature of each segment
- ability to record a sound clip to create your own unique instrument
It’s off to a good start. I love the aesthetics and the instruments are fun. I can see a LOT of room for growth in the key feature set in order to retain user interest, keep users playing for longer amounts of time per session as well as returning to the app consistently over time.
No sound, no help 1/5
Looks cute, but the app makes no sound. So what's the point?
And yes I checked the "settings". There is no setting for sound. And there's no in-app help of any kind -- other than the tutorial, which mentioned nothing about sound volume or anything like that.
A glitchy start (updated) 3/5
So I was originally charged for the unlock but it didn't happen. I ended up deleting and reinstalling then going to make the purchase again. It Then says it will unlock for free (gee thanks 😊) worked after that. Still playing with it. Will update again!
By just another random gamer
It’s fun to mess around with but you only have 4 panels to make loops and not actual songs rather disappointing because this is a pretty cool idea
Why do you make it so you age to buy stuff
Nice app 4/5
It’s simple and charming. If it didn’t crash while looking at an ad, that would be great, but it’s probably my problem.
None of my items make noise
SO CUTE!! 4/5
I love this! It’s so adorable and I love how different each sound is. I spent $1.99 to unlock everything and I am not disappointed at all. I have an IPhone 8 from December and it works perfectly. The only thing I would say is:
- don’t make it so limiting. Add more stuff for free players!
- maybe have a way to save your songs as .mp3 or .mp4? I don’t know if you can already do this, but I haven’t found it yet.
- when I bought the in app purchase, it had a message that said “you’re all set!” And it brought up another purchase button. But when I pressed cancel and restarted the app, everything was unlocked and I was able to use everything. So if this happens, just restart the app after it says you’re all set and it should show up.
Overall, wonderful game! Worth the $1.99! 😁
Export my creations?? 4/5
Great app, easy interface, and fun fun fun to play with. My only gripe is I would like to be able to export my creations as a sound file (ringtone, mp3, wav).
I hope that is an option in the future.
Absolutely wonderful! 5/5
This app is insanely fun to play around with. I’m not someone who is normally into making beats, but this app makes it into a game of sorts! The designs are on point, the sounds are great, and I’d highly recommend it!
No sound 1/5
Why no sound? I should not have to plug in headphones. Should have access to speakers built in. Google for how. No menu for trouble shooting g. No gear or settings apparent. Yup designed for intelligent aliens. I'm an EarthLing feeling dumb and deaf.
100 Stars if I Could!!!! 5/5
By SOD 1984
This app is really fun and easy! You don’t have to know anything about music making beforehand!!! But, the tunes are SOOO catchy that you’ll have them stuck in your head for a while!!! My only problem is that you can only create about 6 songs before having to purchase more space for songs. But other than that, this app is GREAT!!!!!
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