Team Members

Paul Henry Smith

Paul Henry Smith

Co-Founder, CMO

It might surprise you to learn that each year people spend more on singing and playing musical instruments than they spend on listening to recorded music. Yet, when it comes to technology for musical performance there is precious little available that truly connects you with the heart of music.

Sonation is out to change that. We make apps that put you at the center of music-making. Our apps listen to you and respond like real musicians—freeing you to explore musical worlds and discover the heart of music.




Sonation serves the makers of music, from a sixth-grader playing their first recital, to a professional in a major orchestra.

We make apps for musicians that meet them where they are—all they have to do is play. Our first app, Cadenza, is very simple. You play your instrument and Cadenza accompanies you with a full orchestra that listens and responds to you, just like real people.





Recorded over the past sixty years, Cadenza’s accompaniments include The Russian Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Stuttgart Symphony and others. They are now all ready to become your musical partner, helping you sound your best.




Cadenza for iPad launches in September, 2014. Sign upto be notified when it’s ready.

We are just getting started (Sonation was founded in 2013). New apps for singing and more instruments are just around the corner. So, stay tuned!