Mixtikl 7

Generative Music Mixer

Need royalty-free high quality soundscapes, fast? Then get Mixtikl and quickly make your own by mixing together many included editable generative music templates and/or your own audio loops.

7.2.3 - 7 Oct 16

Mixtikl 7

Generative Music Mixer

Mix Ambient to EDM Music

Need royalty-free high quality soundscapes, fast? Then get Mixtikl and quickly make your own by mixing together many included editable generative music templates and/or your own audio loops.

Users say of Mixtikl: "the premier generative music app", "highly inspiring", "musical antidote to every other synth and DAW I've ever used", "Love this app, one of my favorites!", "works on so many levels.", "Enjoyable, addictive, creative and helpful.", "Love this app, one of my favorites!" More in Reviews.

What others say

Computer Music Magazine said Mixtikl's end results are "in a class of their own when it comes to generative music”. More in Reviews.

What is it?

Mixtikl is a powerful multi-platform generative music editor, mixer, arranger and cell sequencer. It includes many modifiable generative music templates that you can easily mix together. Sound generation is via the the Partikl Sound Engine (PSE) a powerful SoundFont (SF2) / DLS Wavetable supporting stereo sound source comprising many modulatable sound units, FX units and quality SF2 - great for rich and evolving sounds. Versions are available for both Desktop and Mobile.

What you can do with Mixtikl

Generate high quality, user-customisable, royalty free background music from ambient (relaxation / drone / sleep / mindfulness etc.) right through to more intense melodic and beat-based loop-tastic EDM mashups using your own or 3rd party loops (maybe try some of the Retronyms AudioCopy / Loopmasters loops).

How it works

Simply add some of included generative music templates ("parts") to a mix and press play. Change the mix tempo/root to have the music time stretched and/or pitch shifted to suit. Change the sounds and apply/change Live FX etc. Each content cell can be looped, sequenced or triggered (and a lot more customisation besides!) so that you can have content playing together. You can also use your own SF2s and audio loops in it and there several free add-on "Tiklpaks" available to download!

For in depth information on operation see the Mixtikl User Guide and also refer to the PSE User Guide concerning the customisation of modular synth sounds & FX and the NME User Guide concerning the customisation of generative parameters.

Why Generative Music?

Generative Music is "endless music created by a system". People want to explore it for a whole host of reasons - from wanting to create new ideas and break creative block to an urge to try something different.

Mixtikl's roots

Way back in 1997 (yes, over 18 years ago!), and whilst at SSEYO, we released SSEYO Koan X, our first drag-n-mix generative mixer.

Then in 2004 we released miniMIXA, a 12 track generative mixing app for Windows Mobile & Symbian.

Both Koan X and miniMIXA have contributed ideas and approaches to Mixtikl, but Mixtikl has now evolved way beyond either, both in terms of scope and power.

New in Mixtikl 7


Mixtikl 7 is a big release for us and a lot of work has gone into it. Most of the technical changes we've mave have been in the integral Partikl Sound Engine (PSE). We've made those to improve and extend Mixtikl's sonic capabilities so you can create even cooler ambient music. We've also included a bunch of top new templates that take advantage of that work.

I've got Mixtikl 5 or 6, do I need to get Mixtikl 7?

Save big - get Mixtikl 7 for iOS in a bundle!

Here's what's new:

  • Many gorgeous new templates that take advantage of the uprated Partikl Sound Engine 3 (PSE 3); New template Tiklpaks include: Ambiences, Arps, BellsGlasses, Drones, MelodicPads, Melodics, Strings, Weirdness, Windharps.
  • Major PSE 3 enhancements:
    • Now supports stereo and more advanced synth & fx networks, allowing richer & more interesting sonic capabilities and complete sound "presets"
    • Network Editor and all 17 PSE Sound & FX unit UIs have been significantly reworked for much easier use, control and accessibility (iOS version)
    • Greatly improved Wavetable Sound Unit now supports stereo SF2 (SoundFont) samples (up to 24bit), allows modulation of pitch, pan, amp, portamento parameters and has an integrated envelope editor (linear/log) - all useful for sound shaping e.g. nice smooth ambient sounds
    • Improved the PSE-included IM SF2 wavetables with extended "IM Synths" and all new "IM NT3-MT7" = more sounds!
    • Selectable "Tap to Edit" option in the PSE Network Editor helps to reduce the number of interactions required to make changes
    • Amp and Pan controls added to several PSE Sound Units allowing more compact synth networks
    • "Note on Random" option added to PSE LFO Unit to allow sample/hold style control
  • Support for AudioBus 2 and Audiobus Remote Trigger and transport control (iOS version)
  • Mixtikl Sound and FX Attacher screens have been combined into one Generator Network screen (accessed via Content Cell > Synth & FX button) which makes it much easier to understand and use the PSE in Mixtikl; there is also a new, selectable "Tap to Edit" option to reduce the number of interactions required to make changes
  • iOS version supports iCloud
  • Export the Noatikl generative music from a Content Cell and socially share it via Wotja 3 for iOS (available separately).
  • Option in Settings to show / hide the older, but still included, Mixtikl 6 paks/templates
  • Simplified & improved the Mixtikl 7 UI colour scheme
  • Updated the mixtikl file format to accomodate the new PSE 3 capabilities
  • All fixes included in final MT6 update
  • Many minor UI improvements
  • New icon!
  • See also this forum post



Computer Music Magazine:

"There's no denying the musicality of Mixtikl's end results, which are really in a class of their own when it comes to generative music."

"As far as results go, you'll find it almost perfect"

"Mixtikl delivers the generative goods, and can in fact sound staggeringly good"

"If you've been waiting 20 years for a sequel to Eno's Apollo or The Pearl, then wait no longer."


"I've been using the developers generative products since the days of Koan Pro, and love how things keep evolving. Generative music at its best."

"A major upgrade from Mixtikl 6! I think this release is amazing."

"Best App I own"; "the music creation app i have been looking for all my life!!!"

"Just. Buy. It"; "i love this thing"; "In my top 10 of music apps" "Excellent!!! I love it!!! 10*!!!"

"The best app of its kind"; "Mixtikl alone justifies the purchase of my IPad"

★★★★★ "Excellent!!! I love it!!! 10*!!! : I created a masterpiece on my first try & didnt even read the manual. This is AWESOME!!!." USA

★★★★★ "IOS 8 and AudioBus: this is the premier generative music app on the App Store, and a must have for all dedicated music dabblers." UK

★★★★★ "Such a Lovely Synth !: Highly inspiring once you begin to understand this synth ... Keep up the great work." USA

★★★★★ "HOS: musical antidote to every other synth and DAW I've ever used. Beyond Bravo to the creator." USA

★★★★ "the modular fx engine is cracking with character... this app has become my Xroads for all things looped or to be looped." Australia

★★★★ "Great program: If generative music composition is your field, this is THE iPad app, and the existence of a desktop version means that the learning curve is rewarded with, not just an app to use on the go, but a viable piece of desktop software too." USA

★★★★★ "Mixtikl: Great fun for a spare 5 minutes or a couple of hours. Works on so many levels." USA

"Love this app, one of my favorites!"


★★★★★ "Really rather good: Needed a synth' in order to keep up with my son's music production ambitions and this one is bloody excellent. Quite complex at first, but over time, becomes very intuitive. With regard to price/performance; I challenge you to find better in this category."


★★★★★ "Composition Hound: Lovely application with terrific interface for the iPhone.... Best go to sleep music I've been able to create...for me, that's really saying something."


★★★★★ "A great app to use!: Love this app because for me it's a break from my other 2 favorite apps Beat Maker 2 and Xenon by way of creating sounds without having to play them out. Instead you adjust knobs and create real cool sounds on a somewhat complex but fun sequincing grid. This app will serve its purpose for me and others if your into ambient music score production, live stage performance, or for chopping and recording into a DAW like what I plan on doing. The best feature of Mixtiki that other music apps should start to utilize is that for Itouch users, whatever knob you want to adjust by touching it there is a crossbar that appears on the bottom which makes adjusting knobs easy for those who have big fingers, like me. 5 Stars and kudos to Intermorphic Ltd for releasing an awesome app. "


★★★★★ "Not just for ambients!: I've been hoping that someone would figure out a way to get something like Csound or Supercollider into iOS, and while this indeed different, Mixtikl is the closest thing to a computer music iOS app available, as far as I know. The app's modular synth/fx network is versatile, and unlike anything else I've seen or heard thus far on iOS. I've been consistently delighted and surprised with the sounds both 'beautiful' and 'ugly' that one can coax out of the thing. Arranging these sounds using the app's integrated generative music component "Noatikl" allows for an amazing amount of flexibility and experimentation, and I believe I'm barely beginning to grasp Noatikl's comprehensiveness."


★★★★★ "ambtastic!: Get the desktop version too. The real power is in making your own partikls."


★★★★★ "Excellent: For the amateur and pro of the mix, essential!"


★★★★★ "I think it will take me a lifetime to master this app - and that's praise, not criticism! :): Yes, this app is complex - packed with features, configurable to the extreme, and, at times, a little confusing. BUT... it is extremely simple to start generating music, and then start discovering its subtleties. Quite simply, I don't think I'll ever grow bored with Mixtikl. "


★★★★★ " Surprising update frequency: I am amazed how often this is updated. ... I use the macOS version as frequently or moreso than the iPad and frequently move mixes from desktop to iPad to iPod and back again. ... One of my favorite synth tools - period regardless of platform. "


★★★★★ " Amazing App: By far one of my favorite apps, bringing the mixing of my daw to my iPod with generative capabilities that my daw doesn't have. The Twitter function is so amazing that you can connect with other users and share right from the app, this is really an app that gets it right. With the new release of v4 there are so many new features, regular updates coming so often it is just gets better and better! "


★★★★★ " V.4 surprise update: This program is an ambient composers delight. For those that don't get it, well I just don't understand how you cannot, but if you are a knob tweaker, or sound designer, look no further. Learn it, live it, love it. "


★★★★★ " Ambient heaven: I've been dreaming of an app like this to create slowly evolving drone music. Simply wonderful. "


★★★★★ " Mixtikl:It is a true inspirational app that allows to focus on sound design and make relaxing nice music. It is magic to have it in the palm of your hand. Moreover the developpers continuously make the app with new nice features... "


★★★★★ "I'm in geek nirvana!: Mixtikl is one of those mind blowing deep apps, serious and seriously fun. It's so great the app store gives developers like this, who obviously love what they do, a platform. Quality. "


★★★★★ "Mixtiki: Just bought this today. I love the sound. As a regular korg ms20 user, which is brilliant, the mixtiki gives me another dimension to develop musical landscapes and simple tunes. Mixtiki is simple and intuitive - in 2 mins i had my first take track finished - And there is so much more to explore. It's a bargain - and I recommend the ims20 as well. "


★★★★★ "Was great before v3 ... Now brilliant!: If you have any interest in generative music this is a no-brainer, I can lose myself for hours in it. Each update has improved the UI and given the complexity it's pretty easy to understand. This is my most used music app by far and I've got a few ... "


★★★★★ "Sensational: " Having been a fan of ambient and generative music for over 30 years, I felt a burning desire to create like the masters; Eno, Budd, Shultze and the like. And then came Mixtikl... After 20 minutes of composition and playing around, I wept... This is without a doubt the most soulful, simple, sensational piece of software I have seen. I immediately purchased all of the extra paks. There is a technical learning curve to get the most out of it's interconnectivity, but having said that a child could start using it almost as soon as the download finishes. Any usage difficulties are but a small inconvenience compared to the spectacular soundscapes it can achieve with a minimum of fuss. If you like making nice sounds, or want to score a movie, or just about anything in between; this is an excellent place to start. I must stop here as I have to go back to playing with mixtikl...


★★★★★ "Great!: Easy to use and great results so far, recommended especially for anyone who has an interest in experimental and generative music. The creators have spent years developing the software and ideas behind this app and it really shows. "


★★★★★ "Glorious: I haven't even begun to scratch the surface in realising the full potential of this and have already been overjoyed with the results. Buy it without hesitation "


★★★★★ "Great app: I've been using this app on and off since its original release for iPhone, and I must say the developers must be praised for the continued effort to improve the app... Overall five stars for managing to balance the best of both worlds and for supporting the app and improving it so often! "


★★★★★ "my favorite application for musical idea generation!: Mixtikl alone justifies the purchase of my IPad."


★★★★★ "lovely I simply adore this app. It's really the music creation app i have been looking for all my life!!! "


★★★★★ "Magical! After 2 weeks, I'm still trying to figure out how this app works. But I'm not frustrated: I'm enchanted. This is an amazing achievement in code. Thank you! "


★★★★★ "Mixtikl, just got better...Again! For me Mixtikl is indispensable. Its loaded with possibilities, and the developer support is outstanding! The library of loops it started with are great for me as an ambient electronic recording artist. I mangle them pretty good, and they make for excellent additions to my compositions. "


★★★★★ "Absolutely awesome, but... This is a must have for songwriters and is the secret weapon in my arsenal. Would give this app 10 stars if it was allowed. Buy this app. "


★★★★★ "The best app of its kind. I'm a musician and i own several apps of this kind, but Mixtikl is the best. "


★★★★★ "Just. Buy. It.: In my first Mixtikl review, I spent a while scratching my head. Not any more. This new release is just fantastic. Tim and Pete have done themselves proud. Now you get out there and discover this piece of genius for yourselves. "


★★★★★ "Best App I own: I like this to the extent that I also purchased this Generative Music app for my MacBook. I am a professional composer/musician and this is a serious musical app. This app is not only simple, elegant and intuitive but also versatile and deep. Importantly, the developers are good people to deal with and interested in the needs of their customers. 1 happy customer."


★★★★★ "This one really is the real thing: I have to save my money and not keep buying other music apps. This one really is the only one I'm getting truly 'musical' results from. Get this one. Believe me, I've done the research. "


★★★★★ "Inspired Ambient and Generative Music App: For creating ambient landscapes or manipulating loops to create atmospheres, there isn't an application that can compare to Mixtikl. The bonus is that it's very easy to get started. It also has enough depth that'll let you customize and morph pieces in a multitude of ways."


★★★★★"Get This!: Great app! appreciate all the updates! "

downloaded1 - USA

★★★★★ " Unique music generator !: In my top 10 of music apps for iPad. Get it , sit back, and float away."


★★★★ " Great App For Ambient 'Scapes : I can't say enough good things about the sounds that come out of this apparently simple App. I've been following this company since the days of their Koan software (used by Brian Eno), and I have enjoyed fooling around with Noatikl, their generative music program. But Mixtikl is another planet."


★★★★★ "Magical,Creative......FUN!: This app. is just fantastic.I've been playing around with it for a little while now,and each time I do,it reveals another hidden layer. "


★★★★★ "Fantastic with new update: At the current price, it is a steal. Buy this app! "


★★★★★ "A different kind of music app: Way too cool! One can generate some incredibly relaxing mood music with this app. Lots of effects and mixing options really add to it. Very Eno-ish. "


★★★★★ "Extraordinary little app: A lot of fun and within a minute you can have your own generative music compositions running. No musical training or ability is required. "


★★★★ "So many possibilities : I've downloaded more music apps then I care to admit, but this one blew me away. There is a world of ambient possibilities at your fingertips. Still not as simple as something like Bloom, but far, far more versatile."


★★★★★ "And I thought it couldn't get better... : I have started teaching my friends and we all love it. All for absolutely free! I reccomend this app to anyone regardless of their skill in music. My thanks to you guys at Intermorphic."


★★★★★ "All Brian Eno : If you thought that the programs produced by Eno as Bloom were the best, you have not tried this yet!"


★★★★★ "Very Good: Fun and functional. Worthwhile."


★★★★★ "A little confusing, but once you know how, it: The best part is that "songs" can be composed in 140-character twitter messages, so there's always a zillion of them available. Just surf, listen, save. "


★★★★★ "SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!: I have bought literally dozens of music applications from this site and consider "MIXTIKL" head and shoulders the BEST!!!!! BREAKING NEWS! Now with the MASSIVE upgrade, they've done the near impossible, by improving on the near PERFECT!!!!!!" "a veritable JOY to work with! TOP marks to the brothers for this MASTERPIECE!"


★★★★★ "Great! : Great app, very original.", "Definitely worth the money."


★★★★★ "Give yourself some time: The beauty of this program is that is becomes more usable and playable the more you delve into it. If you are at all creative, and dont mind taking a more hands on, yet hands off approach to your music, then this is definitely the program for you."


★★★★★ "i love this thing : Amazing sounds and versatility."


★★★★★ "Get some awe : I`ve just experienced lost time using Mixtikl on iPod, so I`d rate it as equally vast and deep. Mixtikl is a work of art in progress you need to stay with, and enjoy the updates as and when they arrive. You can make wondrous sounds very quickly with Mixtikl, then find yourself immersed in maximal complexity and sail past your tube stop."


★★★★★ "Great!: This app is fantastic! If you're familiar with music creation software you'll be making sublime ambient music within minutes."

★★★★★ "great work!: These guys participate in the forums, and respond quickly. Great work from Pete, et al."


Key features

* iOS version only and via Retronyms AudioCopy/AudioPaste, iTunes App File Sharing and iCloud (mix files only).

** Mac/Windows/Android versions only.

*** Mac/Windows/iOS versions only.

**** For content to be heard in emailed mixes it must be Mixtikl included content or a customisation thereof, and/or from an add-on Intermorphic Tiklpak that is installed on the listeners device.

Music Examples

Below are 1 minute MP3 recordings of beautiful ambient Mixtikl 7 mixes made from our templates; all feature some subtle "Tap Play" towards the end. They're snapshots of a generative mix that can play for hours! You can also download a zip of the 9 Mixtikl Mix files.

Reading this on iOS device? If you've got Wotja (if not, get Wotja FREE 3) then click the Wotja Music URL [WJURL] to play it live!


Wotja File (see FAQ) / Recording WJURL
"Demo - Ambiences" [MT File*]
"Demo - Arps" [MT File*]
"Demo - BellsGlasses" [MT File*]
"Demo - Drones" [MT File*]
"Demo - MelodicPads" [MT File*]
"Demo - Melodics" [MT File*]
"Demo - Strings" [MT File*]
"Demo - Weirdness" [MT File*]
"Demo - WindHarp" [MT File*]

* On iOS/macOSS the NT file will load directly in Mixtikl if you have the Noatikl App installed.

Recordings Made by Others


Click the image below to see a range of screenshots.


Below are a couple of short videos of Mixtikl 7 for iPad (the iPhone version is the same but smaller, and it is here if you want to see it!).

In the first we add 3 new templates to a mix, change a Wavetable patch, pitch and volume, change track pan/volume and then use tap play to add some live sounds. In the second, we show live mixing; adding a pattern and using / editing a sound preset; adding 2 loops; tap play; live recording & preview; export the generative piece from a content cell to clipboard and import into Wotja, then tweet!

Getting Started on iPad (1 min)

Live mixing with generative music & loops (4 mins)

Mix as Wotja Music URL (sans loops)

Written Tutorials

Other Videos

Subject Link
General Intermorphic Channel
All Intermorphic videos


Mark Harrop Channels
All Mark Harrop videos, which include a number related to Mixtikl



Adding a loop in Mixtikl 6
Retronyms AudioCopy / Loopmasters




Zip download issues? See FAQ here.

Mixtikl 7 is not a free upgrade for Mixtikl 6. For Mixtikl 6 final versions see Software Archive.

iOS App Version Download
App Bundle
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iOS 8.2+

App Bundle

Mixtikl 7
7.2.3 - 7 Oct 16
iOS 8.1+
Mixtikl at the App Store
macOS App Version Download
Mixtikl 7 (64-bit)
Desktop Standalone
7.2.2 - 23 Sept 16
macOS 10.9+ (64-bit)
Mixtikl 7 Generative Music & Loop Mixer at the Mac App Store
See also Audio Unit Plugin below
Mixtikl 7 (64-bit)
Desktop Audio Plugin (Audio Unit)
7.2.2 - 23 Sept 16
macOS 10.9+ (64-bit)

49.67 MB Zip

Free for Mixtikl 7 Mac App Store customers
Installation instructions
Win App Version Download
Mixtikl 7 (64-bit)
Desktop Standalone
7.2.2 - 23 Sept 16
Windows 10 (64-bit)
30 day Trial

49.25 MB Zip

IM Licence

Installation | Product Key
See also Audio Unit Plugin below
Mixtikl 7 (64-bit)
Desktop Audio Plugin (VSTi)
7.2.2 - 23 Sept 16
Windows 10 (64-bit)
30 day Trial

49.34 MB Zip

Free for Mixtikl 7 IM Licence customers
Installation | Product Key
Android App Version Download
Mixtikl 7 AZ
7.2.1 - 12 Sept 16
Android 4.0.3+
Mixtikl 7 at the Appstore
Mixtikl 7 GP
7.2.1 - 12 Sept 16
Android 4.0.3+
Get it on Google Play
Why no paid version?
All User Guide Download
Mixtikl 7 User Guide (Web/HTML)
7.2.0 - 08 Sept 16

1.35Mb PDF

All Content Download
AL Tiklpak Collection 1AL Tiklpak Collection 2AL Tiklpak Collection 3 Tiklpak AL Collections 1-3+; Morphing Drum+Bass


Demos Mixtikl 7 Mixes (zip file includes nine .mixtikl files)

9 Demos

IMPORTANT: Mac/Win Desktop Audio Plugins (AUi/VSTi):

  • The Plugins are 64-bit (only) and we test only with Logic / Reaper (Mac) and Reaper (Windows). They should run fine in other DAW hosts but before you purchase a licence we strongly recommend you try the trial version, if available, in your DAW Host to ensure it works fine for you. Please also refer to our community forums if you need help with those DAWs.

Mixtikl 7 Mac macOS PC Requirements (Desktop Standalone/Audio Plugin):

  • 64-bit macOS 10.9 or later; 100 MB hard disk space, 512MB RAM; Please note that Noatikl runs as a 64-bit application only.
  • Audio Unit Plugin (AUi): Provided "As is" and free for customers who purchase or who have purchased Mixtikl at the Mac App Store. This is not a trial version and activation requires installation of Mixtikl 7. See installation instructions. Requires an AU host configured for 64-bit operation.

Mixtikl 7 Windows PC Requirements (Desktop Standalone/Audio Plugin):

  • 64-bit Windows 10; 100 MB hard disk space, 512MB RAM.
    • Note: It seems to run just fine on Windows 7 and 8, but we no longer officially support or test on those. There is a trial version, so why not give it a try?
  • VST Plugin (VSTi): The Product Key to unlock this is included when purchasing a licence for Mixtikl 7 Desktop Standalone for Windows. Requires a VST host configured for 64-bit operation.
  • The software downloads linked to above are 30 day Trial Versions. They require restarting every 3 minutes until you have purchased and entered the relevant Product Key (see our WebStore).
Mixtikl 7 iOS Device Requirements:
  • iOS 8.1+ or later; iPhone, iPod touch, iPad. Mixtikl for iOS is a universal binary and supports standard and retinal displays for iPhone and iPad. Mic recordings require external microphone if no internal microphone available.

Mixtikl 7 Android device requirements:

  • Android 4.0.3 or later; reasonably powerful device.
    • Mixtikl AZ (Android [Amazon Appstore]): Full product.
    • Mixtikl GP (Android [GooglePlay]): Ad-supported FULL PRODUCT. If you want a version with no ads and/or to use offline or in background audio mode, then get Mixtikl AZ from the Amazon Appstore.

Linux users:

Archive (S/W, PDFs)

Mixtikl Software Archive

Key: Forum Post (information) link < --- > [Download or Store link]

iOS Requirements (unless otherwise stated):

  • iOS 8.1+

Mixtikl 6 for iOS:

Desktop OS Requirements (unless otherwise stated):

  • 64-bit Mac OSX 10.7+; 64-bit/32-bit Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, 8

Mixtikl 6 Desktop for Mac:

Mixtikl 6 Desktop Audio Plugins (AUi/VSTi) for Mac macOS:

Mixtikl 6 Desktop Standalone & Audio Plugin (VSTi) for Windows:

Mixtikl 5 Desktop Standalone & Audio Plugins (AUi/VSTi) for Mac OSX / Windows:

Mixtikl 4 Desktop Standalone & Audio Plugins (AUi/VSTi) for Mac macOS:

Mixtikl PDF Archive

Mixtikl MT Version [Doc Rev] / Date / Size
English 7.2.0 - 08 Sept 16 [1.35Mb]
English V6.3.1 B / Sept 10 2015 [1.57Mb]
English V5.5.6 D / 9 June 2014 [1.72Mb]