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AudioKit Synth One Synthesizer
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“A big step forward for mobile music” - CDM (Create Digital Music) "Groundbreaking iOS synth app" - Cult of Mac "Must-download for every iPad owner" - MacBreak *** "2018 App of the Year, Runner up" – Stuff.tv *** *** “Best iOS Music Apps of 2018” – Cult of Mac *** *** “Best of 2018: iOS Apps for Musicians” – Ask.Audio *** "AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad, including 300+ presets created by professional sound designers behind M83, Tycho, and Rihanna" - Engadget *** “Best Music Apps of 2018” – Music Radar *** LEARN OUR INCREDIBLE STORY: Audiokitpro.com/synth *** Optimized for newer iPads & iPhones for best performance. Note: Requires iPhone 6 or higher screen size. App will not work on older iPhone 5/SE/Touch devices "A Stunning Endeavor... Sounds Amazing!" - Francis Preve, Electronic Musician Magazine “Amazing & Brilliant… Sounds fantastic!” – The Sound Test Room "A great example of human endeavor" - Gaz Williams, Sonic State "Sounds amazing... the start of something huge." - Ask.Audio AudioKit Synth One is the first completely free & open-source professional iOS Synthesizer app in history. No Ads. No IAP. It will always be free. "Powerful... Awesome" - Synthtopia.com "An amazing synth app for your iPad that’s as close to sorcery as it gets" - GarageBand Guide "Must Have iOS Synthesizer" - Synth Anatomy "Synth One is a robust piece of free software" - The Verge "It WOWS you... immediately fun to start tweaking!" - discchord "A damn fine synth" - Computer Music Magazine "Open-source and seriously powerful" - Future Music Magazine "A labour of love that everyone can enjoy" - Music Radar "Extremely exciting passion project" - Music Tech Magazine "Make your own imposing synthesizer sounds and teach yourself the basics of music production" - Lifehacker Learn more: audiokitpro.com/synth Created by over 100+ volunteers around the world (including sound designers for M83, Rihanna, Kanye West, Neon Trees, Mike Posner, Tycho, and more), this app includes MIDI support (play it with a midi keyboard or controller), sequencer, vintage-inspired analog filters, expressive arpeggiators, warm analog delays, and, over 300+ presets to get you started! Email us your music & bugs: hello@audiokitpro.com SYNTH ONE FEATURES: This synthesizer is completely free, fully functional, and ad-free. There are no IAP or anything to buy -- It’s the ultimate free iPad music instrument app! • Hybrid Analog/FM Poly Synthesizer • Over 300+ Presets crafted by famous sound designers • Audiobus 3 & Inter-app Audio (IAA) • Ableton Link • Five Oscillators (2 DCO, FM, Sub, Noise) • 2 LFOs with over a dozen routing possibilities • Vintage-Style 16-Step Sequencer • Classic poly arpeggiator • MIDI in (Control with a midi keyboard or AudioBus/IAA) • Touchable ADSR Envelopes for Amp & Filter • FM Oscillator w/ Mod • Mono glide and legato • Dedicated Sine/Square -12/24 Sub Osc • 4-Pole Vintage Low-Pass Filter • High-Pass/Band Pass Filters • Beautiful Costello Reverb • Multi-tap (ping-pong) delay • TouchPads • Preset & Bank Import/Export & More… BONUS: Full Source code is now available! AudiokitPro.com/Synth Plus, it’s completely open-source. Use the code to learn how to build your own synth app or modify the app yourself! OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/hwDNgCYowYs "Amazing noises that will make your ears squee with glee" - Stuff Magazine "Pick of the Week" - MacBreak On the roadmap: • MPE Support (Play w/ a Roli Seaboard) • AUv3 Plug-in support
Wow
by random music noobie on 2021/11/25 14:11
This is a crazy good app The only 2 flaw I can see is that it’s a little hard for beginners to learn as there is so much to learn If you search up how to use it there is a free online book which is very useful but even that can be hard to understand sometimes And on a iPhone the knobs can be hard to turn and control. (If they made them like sliders that popped up whenever you held the knobs it would help a lot) But besides these things, if you know what you are doing I see no other reason to complain
Free Version is LOOOADED 😮
by AirJordan198356 on 2021/11/25 05:41
First review ever and it had to be done to support this developer. Believe me when I say get this app, you won’t regret it. There is more apps from this developer and for reasonable prices and 1 time purchase with no subscriptions. Thank you for this amazing FREE app and if this is that good the other apps have to be just as good. 👊🏽
Love this thing
by mikedropd on 2021/11/21 06:36
I gotta admit staring at my phone seems moronic and a waste of time anyhoo I found this app and started messing around quickly I then created some mood music for our recent decorations gotta love this
Happy
by Depoper on 2021/11/20 11:45
Happy to start making music again with this app. So helpful in learning all the ways music can be formed and given good things, so it can be a pleasant offering.
Synth One
by EC-73 on 2021/11/19 23:48
This is a fantastic Synth, just Amazing! Thank you developers!
Breathtaking-
by 6669k on 2021/11/16 14:32
Wow, This iOS synth + sound + layout + fluidity … ALL OF IT! I LOVE IT!
Thank u and it’s wonderful 5 stars
by hamid hamid rezagui on 2021/11/14 07:35
But I have a question , can we use it as audio unit ?
Heck yea
by jjsidjjd on 2021/11/13 13:44
An instrument I can play out of my speaker. I’m 30 minutes in, and hope it’s worthwhile for whoever made it.
No Bluetooth support…🧐
by andhighdef on 2021/11/12 06:49
Can’t use by headphones with iPad pro
👏🏿
by T2Kixx on 2021/11/04 21:47
Auv3
Initial Impressions
by Full-time amateur on 2021/11/01 15:41
This is one of the most valuable free plug-ins available. Thanks so much for including so many usable and inspiring sounds. Five stars, without hesitation.
great but
by zhassc z on 2021/10/28 11:33
how to setting it’s language?
Great synth!
by thyrxxxx on 2021/10/27 05:32
You really can’t beat this app. Great presets and workflow. I really learned a lot early on about synths and sound design using this app. And now, years later I still find myself launching it and having fun.
This app is amazing
by sunburstdelta on 2021/10/26 04:57
Highly recommended.
The good stuff
by NIcksibille on 2021/10/25 23:20
Great synth!
Fun to Mess With
by Mug Man Marten on 2021/10/21 02:21
Excellent, high quality app that allowed me to flesh out ideas I had in my head. I’m no professional, but that is irrelevant to the fact that this app has so much to offer and so much options and methods of creating music and various sounds.
Exactly free, exactly awesome and open source
by bestboy32449 on 2021/10/21 00:35
Shocking They actually do what they say
Amazing!
by Bbdmpg on 2021/10/20 23:24
I just can’t wrap my head around how something this incredible is being given away free!
This is the one…
by Slaytex on 2021/10/17 16:01
Look no further. This is the best, most feature-packed synth on the App Store…oh, and it’s free. Pretty much a no-brainer.
Unbelievably cool
by dmac15567 on 2021/10/17 13:17
Extremely helpful for learning and creating both
Great start! Any plans for external mod sources?
by Les Paul junkie on 2021/10/16 18:30
Love this app and thanks for a great start. I am an EWI player and my controller can supply CC in response to breath and bite sensors. Do you have plans for external CC to modulate synth values like breath to add MIDI expression, filter cutoff and resonance sweeping or other Paramus (i.e. modulation mapping or matrix?
I don’t normally write reviews…
by JellyMelodies on 2021/10/15 06:17
But this app is absolutely phenomenal. I made the decision for you, I downloaded all the other synth apps and this one is just the best option because it’s free. I can create endless amounts of custom sounds effortlessly and export them straight into dropbox as wav files. I can then use them as a sample in FL Studio and create “one shots” that I can then put into midi chords to create melodies from custom sounds. It’s just so much easier to do it from my phone. Thank you
Synth one
by señorita sassy on 2021/10/13 11:35
I love the app because I can make train horns
Remarkable
by TheFeller on 2021/10/04 02:33
A free app better than the vast majority of free, paid, and subscription options.
AudioKit Synth One
by Gernsbach02 on 2021/10/04 01:20
This is a top notch synthesizer app and the fact that it’s absolutely free is simply mind blowing! I’m using it with my Roland Aerophone GO wind controller. I have several fairly high priced synth apps that I’ve purchased and this free app ranks right up there with them. I’d recommend it to everyone.
Amazing !!
by JosephKhanem on 2021/10/03 15:35
Amazing app ! Im using it in my next two shows !! can’t wait to see new updates !!!
This app is awesome
by oink oink I am a frog on 2021/10/03 01:23
Man, there’s so much I can say about this! It sounds great, and is really accessible. Which is more than what I can say about most music apps
Phenomenal
by \m/ ( -_-) \m/ on 2021/09/28 22:34
Outstanding app for iPad based synthesized tones/notes. No bugs or glitches, no ads, just sweet sweet music. Most, if not all, of the features you would expect in a synthesizer are right here. Free, but worth at least 10 - 20 $. Bravo devs!
Terrible app
by teddy bear App ratings on 2021/09/28 01:09
If your a DJ looking to give people headaches then your in the right place. I thoughtI would get a great app plenty of settings. None of the seatings are even close to be able to write a song. Definitely do not download for kids unless you want a terrible headache 🤕
Simply awesome!
by 2Houssmusic on 2021/09/24 07:00
I’ve been creating music for some time and now you have given me even more to add to my creativity so clean and pristine the sounds are so good!
Love it
by XxBassAgentxX on 2021/09/20 02:34
So many ways to alter a single frequency with simplicity or complexity of a madmen
This thing is so ridiculously good
by peterfuhry on 2021/09/18 05:10
It makes me want to buy a new iPad because my phone is too small
Just gotit
by Bill Lynch Jr on 2021/09/15 18:14
Already having fun with it. Lots to learn. I want to make family videos with music. This will help. Thank you.
Best Synth App
by The Ill Mip on 2021/09/15 17:45
Would love to see MIDI CC for wave shape, as well as mod destinations for wave shape in a future update
Love
by Neutron816 on 2021/09/09 20:21
I can say I was not looking for this but I could not pass this up. I’m about to see if I can use this with my laptop right now bye also thank you for making this.
THIS APP. HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MUST HAVE !!!
by Maxwellteks on 2021/09/09 06:51
The depth of Sonic Beauty in this Synth makes it totally unique. I remember AudioKit’s first App. and the delay and reverb was unlike anything around. Even with basic instrument sounds it made them distant and mysterious. They’ve carried the same sounding FX into this genius creation,…they just added every other effect and function that you could dream of , into it as well. By Far one of my Favorite’s…. to just hook up to my synthesizer’s USB and play for the sheer pleasure of its sound. - AND - I love the record capabilities…..I’ve spawned so many songs By just creating on the spot ….then I have a file to send to any Recorder I please…..or make samples out of it . Absolutely Fantastic.
Best free synthesizer app ever
by elliottmylz on 2021/09/06 02:51
I really love making music with this free synthesizer app and I recommend this app to everyone. This app is great for people who’s good at music but it’s also great for people that’s never played music before and wanted too Learn. This app has nothing to pay for and has no ads. I recommend this synthesizer app for kids, teenagers and adults. Please don’t buy a synthesizer try synth one first and don’t waste your money without trying synth one first
Better than I could ever ask for, I'll be sharing it with everyone who cares :)
by Xeo1337 on 2021/08/31 22:47
Pretty amazing for an iPhone app, just goes to show you what you can do when you really care about what you believe in. I’m so excited to find interesting ways to use this with music production
Super Duper Fun
by Uranus poop on 2021/08/28 22:55
I’m a Guitar Picker -Love this App Im learning how to Work The Synthesizer The Persons who Programmed this Did an Excellent Job. Love all the Pre Pogrommed Melodies and. Beats. I’m Learning to Operate all the knobs and sliders. Just Wild to Hear all the Cool Sounds coming from my I Phone. I recommend this to anyone. GET THIS APP AND GET READY TO PARTY😎😎😎😎
Fantastic
by Wrath ringer on 2021/08/24 17:17
I’ve always loved instruments. I especially love the synthesizer. This is not just an app. It’s a full blown synthesizer. Might be on an IPad, but hook it up to a keyboard and an amp and you have a synthesizer. Totally worth downloading. If I could give it a 10 I would. Thank to you guys who came together and made a true masterpiece of an app. And hey you don’t buy anything, or have to watch videos. I mean everything about this app is beautifully and perfectly done. Don’t have the money for for a synthesizer, well here you go. Thanks CDM
Awesome app
by lamphead_21 on 2021/08/14 08:40
As a music producer, I envy this app. This has so much potential in it, and that it free is what wows me, for young music makers out there, I say use it.
Amazing for learning and creating
by Prof3198 on 2021/08/10 20:28
Title says it all
Great
by mea420 on 2021/08/10 01:04
Good
Dang..
by TheCamRes on 2021/08/08 02:21
Probably one of the coolest apps. So many buttons and switches and dials and such.
Solid In Every Place
by Xtreviewer on 2021/08/06 19:46
Words can’t describe how impressed I am by this app, there’s so many great benefits about it, it’s free, no in app purchases, hundreds of synths by the community, amazing settings, and great sound, how can you not like this app? My ONLY concern is that I’m unfortunately not able to use it as its own keyboard on the GarageBand iOS app like some other app such as Sensual Sax for example. If I were able to do that, that would check off everything off of my list for this app and make life a whole lot easier.
Best most amazing use of free time.
by shiv528 on 2021/08/06 17:11
I can tune this synth precisely to the angel of my liking. What goes into making this app shows a solid understanding of why an audio innovator searches for new instruments, great job, with mastery of synthgnosis!
At last M
by A.J. Thumb the Bass. on 2021/08/04 10:52
Tried many of the free apps and this is by far the best one I’ve tested ! If you want an ipad synth with good useful samples and real adjustments I would even put this into my P.A. And use it for gigs in a limited fashion !
It's really good
by Blue eyes 1910 on 2021/08/04 07:05
Suprizingly awesome sounds with very user friendly interface. I just wish it had better cohesion between iPad, iPhone, and MacBook/ logic pro& GarageBand. That's always been like apples to oranges. Both delicious but stuck in their own categories/trees. Totally different groves and orchids.
Unison…
by dndsox on 2021/07/30 06:40
That’s- That’s all I need just unison… I could be dumb for this but I swear I don’t see anything close to unison in there. If anyone knows, pls tell me! It would be much appreciated…
This app is so cool
by sublsya on 2021/07/28 11:09
I was super cool about this game
This app fuxks
by yuggyfloors on 2021/07/28 07:47
100% best and the most fun app on my phone.
Can you please make compatible with GarageBand on the External option “Audio Unit Extension”
by B-Bop ENe on 2021/07/26 20:10
I love the app. 🔥🔥🔥 Fires all I can say. But if you can add it to GarageBand’s “Audio Unit Extension” on the External option. It works in the Eternal“Inter-App Audio” option, to where you can play your synth-one piano and record it to GarageBand. But on the “Audio Unit Extension” it would let you pencil in your notes, chords, melodies, etc, on the piano roll. And you would be able to edit your notes and fix them and arrange them, and move certain ones around if you need too, just like any garbageband instruments. And that would be nice if you guys can work on doing that sometime in the future. And not just for Garbageband, but for probably any DAW phone app that has those “Audio Unit Extensions” option.
Good enough for a Live band !
by hillburns on 2021/07/20 01:16
This app was recommended to me by a guy in a band (80’s Rock) who uses it in live performances - no need to drag a full- sized synth around! Sounds great!
Crashes with Audiobus 3
by npiano209 on 2021/07/19 17:08
The app is great. I live all the sounds and customization I can do with Synth One. However, I can only link Synth One to Audiobus 3 as a audio source and not a midi source. When everI try and connect my keyboard as a midi controller to Audiobus 3 and then link it to Synth One, the app launches and then crashes and can not reconnect. I can only use Synth One in Audiobus 3 as an audio source. Then it works. This unfortunately won’t allow you to use midi splitter to split the keyboard with two different synth apps. This is a great negative for any live or recorded performance. All of Audio Kits synth apps like Digitalism 2000, work fine in Audiobus 3 when linked with a midi input. Just not Synth One. Audio Kit, please fix and I will give a 5 star rating.
Amazing
by Infn8Loop on 2021/07/19 03:32
Really fantastic synth. Thanks for developing this great piece of software!
So awesome
by Poe7IC on 2021/07/19 00:58
Really really amazing
Best synth app that comes with a good instructions manual.
by Applesead on 2021/07/17 17:55
Amazing stuff
Awesome!
by Azhrei_FJE on 2021/07/15 04:35
This is a rock-solid app with a great library and solid support from the devs. And it's all available for just a few dollars. KIDDING — it's free! As a s/w dev myself, I'm very impressed with this app. I don't know iOS or Swift dev very well, but I'll be checking out the source code on GitHub. THANK YOU to the musicians and coders and the rest of the community who put this together!
App has NO right to be this good
by Nwool3ebsusnwh on 2021/07/13 14:10
I mean really. It’s free. It sounds pretty cool through speakers. Amazing tweakability. Recommend to any musician or anyone who has headphones and time to kill
Great Synth
by HumDrum209 on 2021/07/12 05:24
Best free synth app for sure. All around nice sounding synth, fun to use and plays well with others. Big thanks to the developers for giving it away for free. I’ve been using this one more than most any other synth on my pad, and I paid for all the others.
The Best!!!
by DEEJAYHUSH on 2021/07/10 22:05
Hands down, The best Synth App there is.
Some suggestions for some free apps.
by What The blind acts man on 2021/07/10 17:15
I was wondering if, you could provide a free app for kids, basically the piano with different sound effects. Like dog cat bell horse Cal plate cup shuffle digging into ground wood blocks and stuff like that. The reason I suggest this app to be friends because, most of the other apps are not free. I’m sorry.
This is a great app
by dinoboyid on 2021/07/08 15:32
This app is free with no adds this app is amazing and it is great DOWNLOAD THIS NOW!!!!!!!!
no drum pads 😡
by hel0xic on 2021/07/02 01:16
i just bought a midi keyboard i was gonna use this app for it and there are no pads :((((
App crashes with some midi commands
by BansiPlayer on 2021/06/30 04:52
Using a key step and certain midi commands completely crash the app
Fantastic
by Drumhead6913 on 2021/06/28 18:01
This app is absolutely fantastic. I use it for so many things. I use it with my midi controller For the arpeggiated stuff. The hold button is awesome. I also use it to teach my kids piano and about sound routing the signal. You can’t find a better app in an app like this would cost hundreds of dollars. Thank you
Sounds awesome
by capnjevs on 2021/06/27 19:54
A shockingly well designed and comprehensive synth. This app is a shining example of what open source community built projects can bring to the table.
dah booooomb
by SynthoneOperator on 2021/06/21 05:55
dis app dah booooomb
The best thus far
by VirtualGeekCEO on 2021/06/20 23:40
I am the the best thus far
5 Star for AUV3
by The Basstatstic JohnnyC on 2021/06/20 07:54
It’s kinda killing me. This is a great synth. I’ve bought all your plugs (even those I have no I have no interest in using) just to help keep your company afloat to make sure this happens. Competes with my paid apps and the hysical synths.
Much to learn
by youtartoyoutoo on 2021/06/16 01:17
Powerful synth and great learning tool
Amazing music app!!!
by Vipiteno Shane on 2021/06/12 03:45
Such an amazing instrument- SO many features- SO many sounds to discover! Works seamlessly with Garageband! Limitless sonic adventures to be had exploring this synth!
System screen
by No_Bodie$-No_Case. on 2021/06/09 13:07
Doesn’t fit my I phone screen won’t shrink and won’t use it because I can’t see if it’s being mirrored by another device
Absolutely amazing
by GrapherSpace on 2021/06/08 16:54
Highly recommended
Amazing
by hannah🤯🤯 on 2021/06/04 21:51
I love this app its one of the best synth apps there is
Thank you for all you do!
by Ronstermonster70 on 2021/05/30 14:44
I can’t believe the world of sounds you guys have created and provided free of charge. It also allows me to get creative again without breaking the bank on a new synth. So yes, YOU GUYS ARE INCREDIBLE! Keep creating and I promise to keep creating with whatever you create! Whew! That is a whole lot of creation! - Ron Cederlund of Calling London
Super awesome free synth
by Anon1535888 on 2021/05/28 16:00
Super awesome and free sounds
Feedback
by Skydeep on 2021/05/27 05:19
An amazing and wonderful app thank you very much to all those who are involved
Great app, completely free
by strahhman on 2021/05/25 10:39
No ads, no iaps, no be. Just a fantastic synthesizer that’s sleek, customizable, and loaded with features.
Connect with a keyboard
by DIAZ😡📲 on 2021/05/24 21:28
Can I connect this ipp with my keyboard?
Please add DOTTED-8th-NOTE to Delay's Tempo Sync
by =jD on 2021/05/24 10:57
This thing is almost there... So good and so fun! The one missing "feature of a feature" that I feel is quite common, even on stomp-box delays and in various music apps is a setting for a dotted eighth note delay time (an 8th plus a 16th note). This would allow much easier creation of rhythmic effects on a 16th-note pulse that are the backbone of tracks from Pink Floyd (ABITW Pt. 1 and lots more, on The Wall and after) to Kraftwerk & The Orb all the way up to Deadmau5, LCD Soundsystem and lots of modern trap, house, hip-hop, jungle, w. coast bass, techno, and other genres. Right now the app has all the triplets, which is cool, but not the same thing as the dotted effect. Synth One could consider adding it for 16th and/or 1/4 note intervals but they're less important. Your users will get a lot of mileage with just dotted-Eighth making a 16th-note rhythm unless they are tempo extremists. =) One can come close, setting delay time without using Tempo Sync, but the control is honestly jumpy and hard to finesse, and if you change the synth global tempo, it's wrong again. I humbly offer the last otherwise well-deserved star on this review in return. (It's open source; I suppose I should just learn how it all works and add it myself LOL.)
Fun
by rally 13 on 2021/05/23 23:40
This game is so much fun creating music and in just a fun experience. 🎧🎧🎧
I Love This App
by BeaversDen_Genera_Media on 2021/05/20 17:42
Open source apps like this should be the wave of the future.
Best synth (I tried the others, they compete for 2nd)
by TROLLER :D on 2021/05/16 18:27
This app is exactly what it says, and then some. It offers a pretty nice set of effects on top of the oscillators and sequencer. It’s also very user friendly. It took me all of 20 minutes to figure out how everything worked, and I am a complete novice at producing. If you are looking for a portable synth to make some sounds on the go, you just found the best one. I searched through the App Store and tried others; Synth One offers so many more options, including saving your work to presets and exporting! Suggestion to the developers: just a thought for future expansion of the app, can we get additional base waveforms to work with? Triangle, sawtooth, square, and a low duty cycle square are nice, but the addition of sine waves and other, more complex wave forms would offer some nice new possibilities. Also, being able to add extra filters (that is, have 2, 3, or more filters at once) would be a very nice feature for the future. Lastly, having more than 2 oscillators would be great. There’s a lot you can do with 2, but three brings in a whole new dimension to things.
What's not to like?
by Nitpick Pete on 2021/05/15 17:16
It was slightly difficult finding how to send them some money.
You are awesome
by CarGo123456 on 2021/05/15 04:19
Thank you guys for all your work, this app is perfect 🖤
Awesome
by 20406080100 on 2021/05/14 01:34
Very involved and technical yet also very simple to enjoy great sounds. Thank you!
Awesome little app
by DrJCabrerajr on 2021/05/13 22:12
Having fun opening up the app and playing with all the features and sound banks (theres lots).
Awesome
by luigi mansion 3 was awesome on 2021/05/11 14:18
Best free synth ever for iOS
Great fun
by Johogre on 2021/05/10 14:36
Had various synths over the years and this app is just as much fun as an original
amazing
by Dtox1991 on 2021/05/09 06:01
I truly love this app it’s amazing I highly recommend it
SIMPLY THE BEST*
by insta:livinguntilshetries on 2021/05/06 14:02
There’s no arguing. This is the BEST synth kit for iPhone. And that’s on periodt. Works perfectly with GarageBand. Beautiful, breathtaking sounds. Complete control. For someone who is extremely picky about how their music sounds, this app is IT. 🖤🦇
A GREAT ONE!!
by asrdevark on 2021/05/04 01:49
Quite ,simply , a great app. Better then the ones that one has to pay for. Lots of options. Lots of possibilities. Lots and lots. I don’t know how it could be better. Thank you!!!
Best way to get a kid started on synth music
by Kheber on 2021/04/27 15:16
Fora couple hundred bucks you can get a decent desktop midi controller and a camera adapter and have an incredibly simple, instantly playable pro grade rig that sounds like it cost thousands. Unfortunately it won’t work with a DAW if you have a PC without spending another $300 for a midi router. And at that point you might as well just save the hassle of outboard gear and buy a nice VST synth 😕. I’m constantly frustrated by the lack of Apple support for their audio/midi interface on PC.
😍😍OSS Done Right!😍😍
by Catfang007 on 2021/04/22 02:31
It’s in the same league as Blender, where you can’t understand how such an amazing piece of software is free. It’s truly built with pure consistent long term love, and it shows. I wish all software (not just iOS synthesizers) was built with such care and consideration. Efforts like this restore my faith in humanity!
I dig it
by softservo on 2021/04/21 18:19
It’s pretty good.
FREE?!?!
by Shred Beast on 2021/04/19 19:15
This synth is amazing. It’s better than some hardware desktop synths I’ve recently purchased. The oscillators, the filter control, the graphic representation, the ARP and sequencer! FOR FREE! The sounds are just amazing! Thanks guys and keep it up! You’re not very smart If you don’t download this today!
Like giving me the keys to his car...no questions asked!
by PeechesFedco on 2021/04/18 13:55
I can only thank audiokit and wish everyone in the ‘organization’ the best in happiness and success.
Can’t beat this FREE synth
by noxdevice on 2021/04/14 15:50
I am a complete beginner with synths, so I use this app to play. The app is pre-loaded with a lot of presets, but you can also just start with a basic sine/square/saw/etc. if you want to get a little more custom with the sound design. Plus you can easily capture sounds by saving presets and making recordings with the press of a button. I love recording ambient jams and just having fun! Not sure yet how to integrate this with any kind of DAW or synth setup, but imo this is a powerful app.
Best synth (I tried the others, they compete for 2nd)
by TROLLER :D on 2021/05/16 18:27
This app is exactly what it says, and then some. It offers a pretty nice set of effects on top of the oscillators and sequencer. It’s also very user friendly. It took me all of 20 minutes to figure out how everything worked, and I am a complete novice at producing. If you are looking for a portable synth to make some sounds on the go, you just found the best one. I searched through the App Store and tried others; Synth One offers so many more options, including saving your work to presets and exporting! Suggestion to the developers: just a thought for future expansion of the app, can we get additional base waveforms to work with? Triangle, sawtooth, square, and a low duty cycle square are nice, but the addition of sine waves and other, more complex wave forms would offer some nice new possibilities. Also, being able to add extra filters (that is, have 2, 3, or more filters at once) would be a very nice feature for the future. Lastly, having more than 2 oscillators would be great. There’s a lot you can do with 2, but three brings in a whole new dimension to things.
Please add DOTTED-8th-NOTE to Delay's Tempo Sync
by =jD on 2021/05/24 10:57
This thing is almost there... So good and so fun! The one missing "feature of a feature" that I feel is quite common, even on stomp-box delays and in various music apps is a setting for a dotted eighth note delay time (an 8th plus a 16th note). This would allow much easier creation of rhythmic effects on a 16th-note pulse that are the backbone of tracks from Pink Floyd (ABITW Pt. 1 and lots more, on The Wall and after) to Kraftwerk & The Orb all the way up to Deadmau5, LCD Soundsystem and lots of modern trap, house, hip-hop, jungle, w. coast bass, techno, and other genres. Right now the app has all the triplets, which is cool, but not the same thing as the dotted effect. Synth One could consider adding it for 16th and/or 1/4 note intervals but they're less important. Your users will get a lot of mileage with just dotted-Eighth making a 16th-note rhythm unless they are tempo extremists. =) One can come close, setting delay time without using Tempo Sync, but the control is honestly jumpy and hard to finesse, and if you change the synth global tempo, it's wrong again. I humbly offer the last otherwise well-deserved star on this review in return. (It's open source; I suppose I should just learn how it all works and add it myself LOL.)
Absolutely phenomenal
by TBMisamazing on 2018/07/07 23:35
This synth sounds amazing, looks amazing, has more features than you would expect, and it’s free!! This quickly became a favorite synth of mine; I’m more pleased with it than apps I’ve paid $20+ for. I’m running it on an Air 1 and haven’t run into any performance problems with this. Some features I really dig are the oscilloscope, the tuning controls, and the effects. It’s cool being able to see your sounds in real-time and not many synths—hardware or software—have that feature. The tuning page is really inspiring because you can get some nice variations while using the sequencer. And the effects sound absolutely beautiful. I also enjoy the ability to scroll through the different pages while playing the onscreen keyboard. That’s not where the awesomeness of this app ends though. I cannot speak highly enough of what Matt and the rest of the team have pulled off here. To me, the greatness of a synthesizer is judged by how immersive the playing experience is, and Synth One delivers. You can quickly get lost in playing this because it is just that good. If you have an iPad, you need this app.
Awesome
by Angelr1128 on 2019/03/09 13:52
I have to say, I have owned many hardware synths from Kronos to M1 to Motifs,Kurzweil. Ensoniqs(showing my age with that one lol). I open your app and am completely blown away with the level of depth and movement in some of your patches and tweak able options. I also on your paid app ,just another level together. Never thought years ago I could this quality of sound on an iPad or iPhone that sits in my lap. You guys truly love you work. I have never written a review but after reading your updates notes and listening, using your latest version...all I can say is AWESOME. Your other apps...what can I say, Just as good ...my only complaint is a persistent battery drain on my 2018 iPad Pro that would run in the background ...even if you had global background turned off. Had to go on global and specifically go into the background setting of fm player and turn it off. Trust nothing major. Have a DX on a tablet is; awesome. Can’t wait for full AU3 integration. Again keep it going and keep inspiring us to create music !
Incredible!! One of the best synth apps for iOS to date!
by TechDude64 on 2018/10/20 02:11
Amazing app! Extraordinarily easy to use, fantastic sounding patches, and free! When I first downloaded the app and was asked for my email address to unlock additional patches, I used the address for my throwaway account. Once I started using the app, I was so impressed with the ease-of-use and quality of patches, that I deleted the app and re-downloaded it just so I could use my primary email address for notification of any application updates. I’ve downloaded most of the mid- to high-end synth apps for iOS (free and paid) over the years and this one easily rates within my top five overall and is my current favorite. Each time I launch this app, I experiment with new patches and I’m still awestruck with how amazing they all sound. The only thing that I would ask of the developers is please, Please, PLEASE port this to macOS and consider making a pro version for both platforms. I would buy them without hesitation!
One of the best
by Dj Jiggz on 2020/02/20 12:27
This synth has a very large range of sounds and it can go from dirty to clean, atmospheric to percussive. The feature set reminds me of the expensive Korg apps. It has a great sounding engine and the fx are all usable. The reverb isnt too metallic like many others imo. The two kaoss style pads are an awesome extra for a free app, or ANY app for that matter. The filter is warm and smooth, LFOs can go from slow to crazy. Envelopes are also mainly very smooth even with fast attack and long decay, etc, no click but good punch for drums. The arp and sequencer are the kicker, just so good and very intuitive, wish every synth had a similar feature. I cant say enough, this is a “go to” for so many uses I couldnt live without it. If you like this app try D1 and FM Player by the same dev. Only con is the obvious, AUv3. The documentation could be a bit deeper but I feel that way about most apps and this one is actually pretty good.
This app is AWSOME!!!
by Crafting Personas on 2020/07/24 22:36
It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but I can’t believe how amazing it is! 😄And for free? Created by volunteers? That’s awesome you guys! If I could make a request it would be for better control of the hold note melody. Like if we could change the time signature so it will sound different? I love that I learn by just playing with the app! Hopefully the loops I’ve made transfer to Piapro studio, I’ll find out. I have similar functions in that studio but it’s hard to manipulate keys on a laptop. But this is fantastic, truly an asset! I still have a lot of exploring to do! I’ll write more reviews as time goes on. But this is truly a gem of an app! Thank you so very much for all of your hard work! I’ll be sure to recommend it to my friends! 😁 I can’t say it enough! This app is awesome and I really appreciate all of your hard work!
5stars it takes a huge good to git top
by SimuL8Nist on 2018/11/27 00:30
This app definitely deserves five stars one it really is free to it is what it says three well the controls the interface how smoothly it runs and it literally as I said does what it says I can plug it in is it is a medium but I can use it as a direct sound input I can use it all by itself. Oh guess what it’s free and that’s what it says whenever you ever got that app that is not full of junk and just tricks you to download it so you can pay for what it doesn’t do....??? Thank you AUDIOKIT and everyone who put it together... I have never or rarely give five stars because I’ve stars is the top you can get which means you are the best of the best what I have to say that through I search of sense media and put in any other way to help produce my mediocre talent have music this is definitely the way to go
Excellent Synth Suite
by RuthlessVendettaChip on 2020/04/05 22:46
I wanted a synthesizer app to play with some original songs. Wasn’t looking for anything too complicated, just something to do a sequence or two on. I thought I’d check it out before I went to bed. Two hours later and I was still finding things to tweak and play with. There are an insane amount of options, so it’s really impressive how user-friendly the interface is. The fact that it’s open-source let’s you know that it was created for its functionality, not to turn a buck with an iffy app. I’d recommend it to anyone, and I recommended it to other musicians whenever music apps are brought up. Thank you for giving me a way to experiment/learn with a feature-heavy synthesizer without having to sacrifice a lot of money or space.
Fantastic
by guitars&saxes on 2020/12/26 01:10
I’m fairly new to iOS but have been using an EWIusb for several years with pc. When I switched to iOS I expected to and was willing to pay a lot for a good synth. Well to my surprise the best on in my opinion is free. The things that I like about AuioKit synth one are it’s layout is easy to understand, it’s intuitive and I was quickly able to adapt it to my needs. The thing that I won’t say don’t like as much as don’t understand fully is how the LFO works because I’m used to a certain type of matrix. With all the available presets I found ones that come closest to the sound I require and the ability to have a user bank and favs was really the seal on the deal. It works flawlessly with my EWI and my BlueBoard. I think I love this synth😏
Very good
by Yo177 on 2019/12/28 15:09
This is a very good synthesizer. However, when I use it as an instrument in GarageBand, I have to switch back and forth between the two, which annoys me when making a song or beat over 90 BPM. I just wish that there was a way to directly load it into GarageBand like for say, Synth Master Player, which has a extension instead of just outputting the audio into a track. What I’m trying to say is instead of using inter-app audio just use Audio unit extension. Other than that, this is a great tool for musicians, especially beginners to make their own patches or sounds to use in production. Thanks to everyone who took their dear time to make an amazing product. Have been using this for over a year now and still loving it.
Powerful, gorgeous sounding synth for a wonderful cause!
by winj3r on 2018/09/18 10:34
With the arrival of this synth app I feel as though iOS has finally reached a level where the instruments on my tablet are just as valid, powerful and great sounding as my actual hardware gear. Between the ODYSSEi, the Models D/15, Kauldron and now the AudioKit Synth One, it’s obvious that our phones and tablets are not to be taken lightly as an option for creative music endeavors. That’s not to even mention the midi capabilities, Ableton Link and other utilities that have been developed as this new frontier of electronic music continues to grow. Just think what machine learning will be able to contribute in the not-too-distant future! The fact that this was free is such a wonderful blessing for the world! I was confused after I opened the app and began to noodle with the synth engine - it sounded way too good and had too much processing functionality to be free! Then I watched the intro video... wow! As far as I’m concerned Matthew Fecher is the patron saint of public music education! Thank you so much to everyone who was/is/will be involved with this project! You’ve inspired me to learn coding and work on developing my own functions to enhance the Synth One!
Can you please make compatible with GarageBand on the External option “Audio Unit Extension”
by B-Bop ENe on 2021/07/26 20:10
I love the app. 🔥🔥🔥 Fires all I can say. But if you can add it to GarageBand’s “Audio Unit Extension” on the External option. It works in the Eternal“Inter-App Audio” option, to where you can play your synth-one piano and record it to GarageBand. But on the “Audio Unit Extension” it would let you pencil in your notes, chords, melodies, etc, on the piano roll. And you would be able to edit your notes and fix them and arrange them, and move certain ones around if you need too, just like any garbageband instruments. And that would be nice if you guys can work on doing that sometime in the future. And not just for Garbageband, but for probably any DAW phone app that has those “Audio Unit Extensions” option.
It has a poor palette of sounds
by AstraLover53 on 2019/06/08 19:08
After playing on its own onscreen keyboard, I can say that the interface fails badly. The keys are either too small or too large, in the option of dark mode you can’t see the keyboard at all, the notes played cuts or don’t sound at times. Better make a onscreen keyboard like it is on Sunrizer synth or better yet on Bismarck bs16i. I think the synth engine is good for create new sounds. But the presets you included are pretty the same each other, slow and nothing to wow about. Maybe the arpeggiator has something good but I don’t use that in my music. I feel this synth was exclusively created toward some kind of music, maybe reggaetón or hip hop and may not work with all kinds of music. I play electronic rock but I prefer Poison-202 or Sunrizer on the iPad. I hope this sincere review will help you to excel your project
Not a musician or a coder BUT...
by tracypilot2002 on 2020/04/12 16:09
I came of ‘music age’ in the early 70’s loving what was coming out of my radio and finally realized just what was tickling my ears! The wonderful and marvelous sound of electronic music!! I quickly fell in love with the amazing sounds of Robert Moog’s Minimoog Model D and so wished that I could have one. Fast forward to well, now - and here is this Synth One app that popped up in one of my App Store searches and it intrigued me with all its promises and ... FREE??? Well, I took the bait and was instantly transported back to my youth with all that it could do on my little old iPhone! Talk about a-mazing! If you have read this far then get this thing! You will not be disappointed! Well done and congrats on a fine app!!
Best Free Online Synth
by EikeMusic on 2020/03/13 02:32
As someone who has wanted to get into music production even since I was a kid, I was never able to find the right apps to do so. I finally did some research and stumbled across this app - not only is it a completely free and completely functional, but it’s good for both beginners and pros alike. I’ve learned a lot about how synths work just by fooling around with the controls. It has a large bank of pre made patches that sound amazing. Another thing I love about it is the fact I can record audio from it through Garage Band. This allows much easier mixing and also means you can pair the app with the instruments on Garage Band. Get this app. You will not regret it.
Appreciate synths more!
by Laurence Gudge on 2018/11/07 03:37
I honestly never really worked with synth modules of any kind. I would use a preset to play along with a piano or Rhodes or something. When I heard about this app, I said “why not. It’s free.” I love it so far. I haven’t been able to use it live yet (I’m a musician), but man it makes experiment more than I ever did before. I’m more interested in the bass I can get out of this. Although there are presets that come with the app, I played around and ended up saving presets of my own! Once again, I have yet to use it live. I also haven’t tried a midi controller yet (my connection kit has been ordered; I have an iPad Air 2). Let's hope the 5 star railing stays lol
Life after Synth one.
by MARTIN LUCIFER on 2021/04/05 12:51
This app is a must have. I have forwarded this app to all my musician friends. And Ive been teaching non musicians to make music and therefore become musicians. I actually use this app every day. I’m exporting audio on the regular and using it with all my other music making endeavors. That includes using the iPad as an caustic style instrument. I use it at a synth module in my studio And i often import files I made on the subway to protools and everything between in the iOS world. Is there anything else.. well yah its actually endless. But I’ll stop now because I need to open my AKS1 and put up a drone tuned to my Ora and meditate. Peace!
Love these apps!
by PianoManna86 on 2019/08/15 12:12
All the apps by AudioKit are amazing! I just love the sounds they’ve recreated! They were alright in the beginning, but as they’ve developed and added new features and sounds, they’ve become indispensable in my music! I’d be glad to pay money for these apps, but it’s crazy how they’re free! I notice I’m using a lot of explanation marks lol but these apps are just so good! My only issue so far is that when I’m using it with GarageBand, it seems to forget that I have the apps installed on my iPad. I don’t know if it’s an issue with my budget iPad, or GarageBand, but it’s a little annoying. Other than that, these apps are incredible!
Absolutely fantastic!
by Russ Nixon on 2019/03/25 00:40
I’m an enthusiastic user of hardware synths in a keyboard-based studio. Pair this thing up with a midi controller and it holds its own to my Kronos, Motif, Montage, etc. in the synth department. Loads of patches that inspire on their own, and infinitely and easily programmable on my iPad, I just love this thing. Do yourself a favor and spend the money for their latest release Digital D1. It supports this project, and it’s the perfect companion to Synth One. To the developers: A heartfelt thank you for this iOS synth that is such a powerful tool to add to my portable studio. This thing is for real. This is the most exciting thing I’ve added to my rig in a long time. Keep up the good work!
I highly recommend this app to everyone.
by Coolbreeze318 on 2019/06/16 12:00
I just watched the video for the starting of this app and it’s creators vision and I must say that we need more people like this in the world 🌎 I will never forget the message behind this app and it’s creator and everyone else who’s heart ♥️ is as big as His. Much love 💗 and many blessings to everyone who contributed and contributes in the future and I highly recommend everyone to watch their video message and mission of creative ideas and sharing ideas and creative ideas for the future. Thank you 😊 I appreciate you sharing this wonderful Synth with us all.☮️💜😃🙏⭐️🙏♾🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️🕉⚛️
Great app, best synth out there (feature request)
by Waderpertader on 2020/01/24 13:25
It’s a great app, but I have a feature request. I think it would be really cool if you could draw a waveform and then play it, kinda like the Nintendo LABO piano with its custom voices. Currently in the app it takes a long time to get the sound to where you want it and I think that custom waveforms are a good solution. If you’re trying to keep file size down, you could make a separate app because this app is more about LFO and effects and not as much about the waveform itself. In conclusion, I think custom waveforms would be a cool addition to this app. -Wade
Crashes with Audiobus 3
by npiano209 on 2021/07/19 17:08
The app is great. I live all the sounds and customization I can do with Synth One. However, I can only link Synth One to Audiobus 3 as a audio source and not a midi source. When everI try and connect my keyboard as a midi controller to Audiobus 3 and then link it to Synth One, the app launches and then crashes and can not reconnect. I can only use Synth One in Audiobus 3 as an audio source. Then it works. This unfortunately won’t allow you to use midi splitter to split the keyboard with two different synth apps. This is a great negative for any live or recorded performance. All of Audio Kits synth apps like Digitalism 2000, work fine in Audiobus 3 when linked with a midi input. Just not Synth One. Audio Kit, please fix and I will give a 5 star rating.
“Midi Learn” is incredible
by mikeymcdangerface on 2021/02/10 00:22
So many great things about this synth. Gotta shout out the Midi Learn feature. As a midi and soft synth noob, i was able to hook up my irig keys pro2 and start twisting the knobs and assigning them right out of the box. So many great presets that already sound great. Love the basic waves you can start with as well. Im building patches and learning. So much fun. Only criticism is that the sound drives my iPhone so hard that the processor cant cope and I get major crackling when I push a patch hard. Could just be time to upgrade my phone though. Cant hate the app for being so powerful. Thank You!!!!!
Can’t believe this is real, and even more shocked that it’s free
by Tez925 on 2020/06/04 02:00
I’m a lifelong musician but have never learned how to do anything with a synth, so of course I’m still trying to learn how to fully use this software, but I am absolutely blown away that this is free of charge. I mean really, this may well be the most impressive music app I’ve ever seen, and for it to be free is unbelievable. If AudioKit charged $50 for this, it’d still be worth that and then some, but even if you’re not a musician you owe it to yourself to download this just to see the potential of music through an iPad these days.
Feature request
by Rockguy654 on 2018/07/03 03:01
Hats off to the dev and audio team behind this amazing app. This is truly a well put together app and I can tell a lot of thought was put into this. Also, thanks for making it free!! Now to my feature request. Obviously I could hook this up to a usb/midi keyboard, but what would be really cool for those times I’m on the go is if the keys would map to the Apple Smart Keyboard. That would be amazing. The touch screen works flawlessly, but for that added accuracy of having a button to press this would take the portability to the next level. That is all. Thanks for creating such an awesome app!
Better than every other synth app
by Deceptive-Intentions on 2018/07/11 21:19
This synth is better than any of the pay apps I have tried. Aside from the excellent interface the sonic sound quality is better and more alive sounding than most of my virtual synths. The range of the analog development makes it feel like you are working on an old Roland 700 or ESM Systems. The output is clean “fat” without getting muddy or stuttering from latency. The clock speed is solid. I found it works best with a controller that has lots of buttons, slides and knobs. I’m testing a composition using just this synth as my only sound source. My initial reaction is “wow, color me impressed,”
So MUCH FUN!!
by Mumphmanprophecies on 2019/12/27 10:43
This app is amazing! It’s so easy to use and so fun to play with every option that is available which there are tons it’s well worth the purchase.... ITS FREE! So why not try it you may just find a musician lives in you after all or maybe just a sound effects coordinator or just a helpful tool when your playing games at the wedding party or birthday party or whatever this truly is one of the most versitile apps out there and very worth it!!! Well done to the creators and the dreamers that are working to keep this app amazing thank you thank you!!
What an amazing gift this is
by Vern&Son on 2018/06/29 13:31
We were looking for a cool iOS synth to give to our child to help him broaden his interest and explore his talent in music, and along came AudioKit Synth One. It’s free, open-source, and truly an amazing gift from this team of talented individuals to musicians everywhere. Best of all, because it is open-source, it will only get better. Our joy comes from knowing he’ll be able to create music right away, and that greater details and capabilities of the App lie just under the surface, waiting for him to explore and utilize them. Many warm thanks to the Developers. We are grateful for your selfless gift.
Amazing app for samples
by DJLILNUKE on 2021/03/03 21:05
This app is amazing for producers who need new samples on their beats. I would highly recommend it. The save import into any DAW easily and is easy to use. You can also customize many of the standard sounds that you get on this app and adjust there length in reverb, pitch, echo and so many more things. there are hundreds of free samples that are on this app and it makes creativity endless. From any genre like EDM to Rap, you can find something that will definitely fit your style. Go check this app out I highly recommend it. From, Lil Nucleus
Fantastic
by Wrath ringer on 2021/08/24 17:17
I’ve always loved instruments. I especially love the synthesizer. This is not just an app. It’s a full blown synthesizer. Might be on an IPad, but hook it up to a keyboard and an amp and you have a synthesizer. Totally worth downloading. If I could give it a 10 I would. Thank to you guys who came together and made a true masterpiece of an app. And hey you don’t buy anything, or have to watch videos. I mean everything about this app is beautifully and perfectly done. Don’t have the money for for a synthesizer, well here you go. Thanks CDM
Fantastic app
by wj4 on 2019/03/02 16:38
Having no background in audio engineering or synthesis, I feel able to play with just a small subset of tools the pros use. This is a great app for exploring different waveforms, sounds, and just fiddling for awhile. There are a couple bugs (mostly spotted on the iPhone) - Switching filters stopped working when HOLD is applied on the main board. Playback is muted until the app is closed and reopened. - the app crashes when oscillators 1 or 2 are frequently adjusted while the arpeggiator is on - The waveform adjustment buttons on the main board have misshappen touch areas on the iPhone. Maybe i havent learned how to use them, but: - The Glide dial doesnt appear to have any effect. - The Legato button doesnt appear to have any effect. Feature requests: - The ability to record a single midi track to disk (for those of us without an external source to do so) - See the audible reproduction minimum and maxiumum lines (in Hz and kHz) on the waveform display by device
Solid In Every Place
by Xtreviewer on 2021/08/06 19:46
Words can’t describe how impressed I am by this app, there’s so many great benefits about it, it’s free, no in app purchases, hundreds of synths by the community, amazing settings, and great sound, how can you not like this app? My ONLY concern is that I’m unfortunately not able to use it as its own keyboard on the GarageBand iOS app like some other app such as Sensual Sax for example. If I were able to do that, that would check off everything off of my list for this app and make life a whole lot easier.
WOW!
by Anonymous_agent on 2018/07/03 20:40
I’m am blown away by the depth and versatility of this app, not to mention the ease of use, responsiveness and incredibly user friendly layout. I’m a very seasoned and experienced musician, my intention was to download this for my son to give him some synth tools without having to learn overly complex software. I’m pretty sure he will have fun with it, unfortunately for him I have not put it down long enough for him to use. Without getting to deep into the detail, I’ll just say, try it for yourself and see what I mean. Thank you to the team who developed and gave us this app, it’s simply outstanding.
Lush, thick, amazing sounds & logical interface
by morninggenius on 2019/02/01 14:30
There’s no denying that this soft synth sounds fantastic, has incredible presets, and is easy to tweak. On the iPad it’s fantastic; perfect. GarageBand works with it pretty well. My only issue is the iPhone version- I have an iPhone 7, and it doesn’t fit the screen. All of the edges are “tucked under” and extend past the edges of the phone’s screen- some of the controls around the edges can’t be reached. This will likely/ hopefully be fixed in coming updates since this is a brand new port to the iPhone
for dummies
by flog81 on 2020/11/27 00:48
This is by far and away the best touch instrument I’ve ever used and it’s free. I’m basically an idiot when it comes to synths and midi etc but this thing comes loaded with presets to inspire ideas and templates for creating your own presets. I may be a dummy in a whole lot of areas but economics 101 is not one of them , I’d have paid for this product probably but it’s open source and unless I’m really REALLY high, new sounds are added all the time. Thank you thank you . Sincerely the dummy from Kentucky
Very high quality sound, free, open source, inspirational story!
by Chimona Chimea on 2018/07/06 04:38
First of all you have to give it up for the team that put this together. If you don’t know the story do some research! As for how the synth sounds? Well it has a very nice full sound and out off all probably 30 or so synths I have on my iPad, it manages to stand out with its own excellent characteristics. It’s free what are you waiting for, download it! And don’t forget to review it for them! If there are bugs that you find, please email support to help them, you, me, and everyone.
A true gift of music to the world
by Sextant Audio&Recording on 2018/09/28 06:33
Within the first ten to twenty minutes of playing with this incredible synth, I soon began to realize that I hadn’t even scratched the surface. I love the fact that I can see my wave forms in real time even as I began to manipulate frequency modulation. Not only is this a seriously powerful synth, its possibilities in my sound design projects have become even more exciting. To all of those incredible people from all over the world who came together to make this free synth a possibility, you have given a beautiful gift to the world
Best way to get a kid started on synth music
by Kheber on 2021/04/27 15:16
Fora couple hundred bucks you can get a decent desktop midi controller and a camera adapter and have an incredibly simple, instantly playable pro grade rig that sounds like it cost thousands. Unfortunately it won’t work with a DAW if you have a PC without spending another $300 for a midi router. And at that point you might as well just save the hassle of outboard gear and buy a nice VST synth 😕. I’m constantly frustrated by the lack of Apple support for their audio/midi interface on PC.
Drum Pad and Recording
by SKy the Rapper on 2019/10/24 15:50
This is the most professional free production app ever! I think if you add the ability to record the audio plus have a drum pad with pitch editing and key and note and all of that on there and a beat grid or whatever you call those that this would be the perfect app for this out of them all and easily make it’s way up the charts! Plus since it would all be free you can just throw some ads in there! Plus you already have apps that cost money!
I don’t normally write reviews…
by JellyMelodies on 2021/10/15 06:17
But this app is absolutely phenomenal. I made the decision for you, I downloaded all the other synth apps and this one is just the best option because it’s free. I can create endless amounts of custom sounds effortlessly and export them straight into dropbox as wav files. I can then use them as a sample in FL Studio and create “one shots” that I can then put into midi chords to create melodies from custom sounds. It’s just so much easier to do it from my phone. Thank you
Wow
by random music noobie on 2021/11/25 14:11
This is a crazy good app The only 2 flaw I can see is that it’s a little hard for beginners to learn as there is so much to learn If you search up how to use it there is a free online book which is very useful but even that can be hard to understand sometimes And on a iPhone the knobs can be hard to turn and control. (If they made them like sliders that popped up whenever you held the knobs it would help a lot) But besides these things, if you know what you are doing I see no other reason to complain
Can’t beat this FREE synth
by noxdevice on 2021/04/14 15:50
I am a complete beginner with synths, so I use this app to play. The app is pre-loaded with a lot of presets, but you can also just start with a basic sine/square/saw/etc. if you want to get a little more custom with the sound design. Plus you can easily capture sounds by saving presets and making recordings with the press of a button. I love recording ambient jams and just having fun! Not sure yet how to integrate this with any kind of DAW or synth setup, but imo this is a powerful app.
The Dirt vs. COVID 19
by Marilyn Artaud on 2021/01/15 22:42
My bandmate Mike Bell recorded a whole album using this app each from our own perspective homes using, telephones, laptops & iPads. Your app is through the roof brilliant & amazing. Thanks to this wonderful app The Dirt has another Sonic Kitchen of Love record on Band Camp. Mike’s been after me to do another from home album the same way. By now, I’ve compiled quite a huge pile of lyrics & writing &$ am looking at AudioKit Synth One as something I can sing to & use to stay on the beat. Thanks a million.
Great synth, one problem
by point5mann on 2020/03/30 03:44
This is an incredible synth but there’s one problem I’m running into. When using this synth in IAA with FL Studio Mobile, I can only set one preset at a time. So basically all my IAA channels in all my tracks can collectively have only one Synth One preset sound playing at a time, which means I have to go into Synth One every time I switch tracks and change the preset to the one I was using in that song. Anyone got an idea what I’m doing wrong? Or is there no fix?
Great just amazing
by mculee on 2019/09/24 01:35
Download now there is no reason not to. It is totally free super comprehensive and powerful. Developers I want to say one thing, I would be more than willing to watch ads on this app. If it’s possible to have an “enable adds” button in settings that would give an add every once in a while. I would enable it because I love what you guys are doing and want to do something to help even though I have no money to really donate. Ps is that fm kit coming to iPhone
Amazing app
by 🏌⛷⛷🏐 on 2019/06/30 14:31
I really love the functionality of this app the quality sounds how easy it is to use!! I only have one request though. I know that this app wasn’t made For SE screens but I love my phone! Is there a way you can make this app fully functional for the SE at the least add a scrolling function so I can see everything that I’m missing? I’d greatly appreciate that! Again I love this app and would love to be able to include it in my creative process more
Epic Synth and an Epic purpose
by zP.O.kid on 2020/01/25 23:50
One of the things that has been quite challenging is finding a quality synth at a reasonable price. As a beginner I don't know if this is truly my calling and shelling out $100 just doesn't seem worth it, no matter how good it is. This synth has more features and a huge community of people willing to share in their experience and knowlege, from all over. If your even thinking about grabbing, just do it, ya got nothing at all to lose
Best free synthesizer app ever
by elliottmylz on 2021/09/06 02:51
I really love making music with this free synthesizer app and I recommend this app to everyone. This app is great for people who’s good at music but it’s also great for people that’s never played music before and wanted too Learn. This app has nothing to pay for and has no ads. I recommend this synthesizer app for kids, teenagers and adults. Please don’t buy a synthesizer try synth one first and don’t waste your money without trying synth one first
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“A big step forward for mobile music” - CDM (Create Digital Music) "Groundbreaking iOS synth app" - Cult of Mac "Must-download for every iPad owner" - MacBreak *** "2018 App of the Year, Runner up" – Stuff.tv *** *** “Best iOS Music Apps of 2018” – Cult of Mac *** *** “Best of 2018: iOS Apps for Musicians” – Ask.Audio *** "AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad, including 300+ presets created by professional sound designers behind M83, Tycho, and Rihanna" - Engadget *** “Best Music Apps of 2018” – Music Radar *** LEARN OUR INCREDIBLE STORY: Audiokitpro.com/synth *** Optimized for newer iPads & iPhones for best performance. Note: Requires iPhone 6 or higher screen size. App will not work on older iPhone 5/SE/Touch devices "A Stunning Endeavor... Sounds Amazing!" - Francis Preve, Electronic Musician Magazine “Amazing & Brilliant… Sounds fantastic!” – The Sound Test Room "A great example of human endeavor" - Gaz Williams, Sonic State "Sounds amazing... the start of something huge." - Ask.Audio AudioKit Synth One is the first completely free & open-source professional iOS Synthesizer app in history. No Ads. No IAP. It will always be free. "Powerful... Awesome" - Synthtopia.com "An amazing synth app for your iPad that’s as close to sorcery as it gets" - GarageBand Guide "Must Have iOS Synthesizer" - Synth Anatomy "Synth One is a robust piece of free software" - The Verge "It WOWS you... immediately fun to start tweaking!" - discchord "A damn fine synth" - Computer Music Magazine "Open-source and seriously powerful" - Future Music Magazine "A labour of love that everyone can enjoy" - Music Radar "Extremely exciting passion project" - Music Tech Magazine "Make your own imposing synthesizer sounds and teach yourself the basics of music production" - Lifehacker Learn more: audiokitpro.com/synth Created by over 100+ volunteers around the world (including sound designers for M83, Rihanna, Kanye West, Neon Trees, Mike Posner, Tycho, and more), this app includes MIDI support (play it with a midi keyboard or controller), sequencer, vintage-inspired analog filters, expressive arpeggiators, warm analog delays, and, over 300+ presets to get you started! Email us your music & bugs: hello@audiokitpro.com SYNTH ONE FEATURES: This synthesizer is completely free, fully functional, and ad-free. There are no IAP or anything to buy -- It’s the ultimate free iPad music instrument app! • Hybrid Analog/FM Poly Synthesizer • Over 300+ Presets crafted by famous sound designers • Audiobus 3 & Inter-app Audio (IAA) • Ableton Link • Five Oscillators (2 DCO, FM, Sub, Noise) • 2 LFOs with over a dozen routing possibilities • Vintage-Style 16-Step Sequencer • Classic poly arpeggiator • MIDI in (Control with a midi keyboard or AudioBus/IAA) • Touchable ADSR Envelopes for Amp & Filter • FM Oscillator w/ Mod • Mono glide and legato • Dedicated Sine/Square -12/24 Sub Osc • 4-Pole Vintage Low-Pass Filter • High-Pass/Band Pass Filters • Beautiful Costello Reverb • Multi-tap (ping-pong) delay • TouchPads • Preset & Bank Import/Export & More… BONUS: Full Source code is now available! AudiokitPro.com/Synth Plus, it’s completely open-source. Use the code to learn how to build your own synth app or modify the app yourself! OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/hwDNgCYowYs "Amazing noises that will make your ears squee with glee" - Stuff Magazine "Pick of the Week" - MacBreak On the roadmap: • MPE Support (Play w/ a Roli Seaboard) • AUv3 Plug-in support
Wow
by random music noobie on 2021/11/25 14:11
This is a crazy good app The only 2 flaw I can see is that it’s a little hard for beginners to learn as there is so much to learn If you search up how to use it there is a free online book which is very useful but even that can be hard to understand sometimes And on a iPhone the knobs can be hard to turn and control. (If they made them like sliders that popped up whenever you held the knobs it would help a lot) But besides these things, if you know what you are doing I see no other reason to complain
Free Version is LOOOADED 😮
by AirJordan198356 on 2021/11/25 05:41
First review ever and it had to be done to support this developer. Believe me when I say get this app, you won’t regret it. There is more apps from this developer and for reasonable prices and 1 time purchase with no subscriptions. Thank you for this amazing FREE app and if this is that good the other apps have to be just as good. 👊🏽
Love this thing
by mikedropd on 2021/11/21 06:36
I gotta admit staring at my phone seems moronic and a waste of time anyhoo I found this app and started messing around quickly I then created some mood music for our recent decorations gotta love this
Happy
by Depoper on 2021/11/20 11:45
Happy to start making music again with this app. So helpful in learning all the ways music can be formed and given good things, so it can be a pleasant offering.
Synth One
by EC-73 on 2021/11/19 23:48
This is a fantastic Synth, just Amazing! Thank you developers!
Breathtaking-
by 6669k on 2021/11/16 14:32
Wow, This iOS synth + sound + layout + fluidity … ALL OF IT! I LOVE IT!
Thank u and it’s wonderful 5 stars
by hamid hamid rezagui on 2021/11/14 07:35
But I have a question , can we use it as audio unit ?
Heck yea
by jjsidjjd on 2021/11/13 13:44
An instrument I can play out of my speaker. I’m 30 minutes in, and hope it’s worthwhile for whoever made it.
No Bluetooth support…🧐
by andhighdef on 2021/11/12 06:49
Can’t use by headphones with iPad pro
👏🏿
by T2Kixx on 2021/11/04 21:47
Auv3
Initial Impressions
by Full-time amateur on 2021/11/01 15:41
This is one of the most valuable free plug-ins available. Thanks so much for including so many usable and inspiring sounds. Five stars, without hesitation.
great but
by zhassc z on 2021/10/28 11:33
how to setting it’s language?
Great synth!
by thyrxxxx on 2021/10/27 05:32
You really can’t beat this app. Great presets and workflow. I really learned a lot early on about synths and sound design using this app. And now, years later I still find myself launching it and having fun.
This app is amazing
by sunburstdelta on 2021/10/26 04:57
Highly recommended.
The good stuff
by NIcksibille on 2021/10/25 23:20
Great synth!
Fun to Mess With
by Mug Man Marten on 2021/10/21 02:21
Excellent, high quality app that allowed me to flesh out ideas I had in my head. I’m no professional, but that is irrelevant to the fact that this app has so much to offer and so much options and methods of creating music and various sounds.
Exactly free, exactly awesome and open source
by bestboy32449 on 2021/10/21 00:35
Shocking They actually do what they say
Amazing!
by Bbdmpg on 2021/10/20 23:24
I just can’t wrap my head around how something this incredible is being given away free!
This is the one…
by Slaytex on 2021/10/17 16:01
Look no further. This is the best, most feature-packed synth on the App Store…oh, and it’s free. Pretty much a no-brainer.
Unbelievably cool
by dmac15567 on 2021/10/17 13:17
Extremely helpful for learning and creating both
Great start! Any plans for external mod sources?
by Les Paul junkie on 2021/10/16 18:30
Love this app and thanks for a great start. I am an EWI player and my controller can supply CC in response to breath and bite sensors. Do you have plans for external CC to modulate synth values like breath to add MIDI expression, filter cutoff and resonance sweeping or other Paramus (i.e. modulation mapping or matrix?
I don’t normally write reviews…
by JellyMelodies on 2021/10/15 06:17
But this app is absolutely phenomenal. I made the decision for you, I downloaded all the other synth apps and this one is just the best option because it’s free. I can create endless amounts of custom sounds effortlessly and export them straight into dropbox as wav files. I can then use them as a sample in FL Studio and create “one shots” that I can then put into midi chords to create melodies from custom sounds. It’s just so much easier to do it from my phone. Thank you
Synth one
by señorita sassy on 2021/10/13 11:35
I love the app because I can make train horns
Remarkable
by TheFeller on 2021/10/04 02:33
A free app better than the vast majority of free, paid, and subscription options.
AudioKit Synth One
by Gernsbach02 on 2021/10/04 01:20
This is a top notch synthesizer app and the fact that it’s absolutely free is simply mind blowing! I’m using it with my Roland Aerophone GO wind controller. I have several fairly high priced synth apps that I’ve purchased and this free app ranks right up there with them. I’d recommend it to everyone.
Amazing !!
by JosephKhanem on 2021/10/03 15:35
Amazing app ! Im using it in my next two shows !! can’t wait to see new updates !!!
This app is awesome
by oink oink I am a frog on 2021/10/03 01:23
Man, there’s so much I can say about this! It sounds great, and is really accessible. Which is more than what I can say about most music apps
Phenomenal
by \m/ ( -_-) \m/ on 2021/09/28 22:34
Outstanding app for iPad based synthesized tones/notes. No bugs or glitches, no ads, just sweet sweet music. Most, if not all, of the features you would expect in a synthesizer are right here. Free, but worth at least 10 - 20 $. Bravo devs!
Terrible app
by teddy bear App ratings on 2021/09/28 01:09
If your a DJ looking to give people headaches then your in the right place. I thoughtI would get a great app plenty of settings. None of the seatings are even close to be able to write a song. Definitely do not download for kids unless you want a terrible headache 🤕
Simply awesome!
by 2Houssmusic on 2021/09/24 07:00
I’ve been creating music for some time and now you have given me even more to add to my creativity so clean and pristine the sounds are so good!
Love it
by XxBassAgentxX on 2021/09/20 02:34
So many ways to alter a single frequency with simplicity or complexity of a madmen
This thing is so ridiculously good
by peterfuhry on 2021/09/18 05:10
It makes me want to buy a new iPad because my phone is too small
Just gotit
by Bill Lynch Jr on 2021/09/15 18:14
Already having fun with it. Lots to learn. I want to make family videos with music. This will help. Thank you.
Best Synth App
by The Ill Mip on 2021/09/15 17:45
Would love to see MIDI CC for wave shape, as well as mod destinations for wave shape in a future update
Love
by Neutron816 on 2021/09/09 20:21
I can say I was not looking for this but I could not pass this up. I’m about to see if I can use this with my laptop right now bye also thank you for making this.
THIS APP. HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MUST HAVE !!!
by Maxwellteks on 2021/09/09 06:51
The depth of Sonic Beauty in this Synth makes it totally unique. I remember AudioKit’s first App. and the delay and reverb was unlike anything around. Even with basic instrument sounds it made them distant and mysterious. They’ve carried the same sounding FX into this genius creation,…they just added every other effect and function that you could dream of , into it as well. By Far one of my Favorite’s…. to just hook up to my synthesizer’s USB and play for the sheer pleasure of its sound. - AND - I love the record capabilities…..I’ve spawned so many songs By just creating on the spot ….then I have a file to send to any Recorder I please…..or make samples out of it . Absolutely Fantastic.
Best free synthesizer app ever
by elliottmylz on 2021/09/06 02:51
I really love making music with this free synthesizer app and I recommend this app to everyone. This app is great for people who’s good at music but it’s also great for people that’s never played music before and wanted too Learn. This app has nothing to pay for and has no ads. I recommend this synthesizer app for kids, teenagers and adults. Please don’t buy a synthesizer try synth one first and don’t waste your money without trying synth one first
Better than I could ever ask for, I'll be sharing it with everyone who cares :)
by Xeo1337 on 2021/08/31 22:47
Pretty amazing for an iPhone app, just goes to show you what you can do when you really care about what you believe in. I’m so excited to find interesting ways to use this with music production
Super Duper Fun
by Uranus poop on 2021/08/28 22:55
I’m a Guitar Picker -Love this App Im learning how to Work The Synthesizer The Persons who Programmed this Did an Excellent Job. Love all the Pre Pogrommed Melodies and. Beats. I’m Learning to Operate all the knobs and sliders. Just Wild to Hear all the Cool Sounds coming from my I Phone. I recommend this to anyone. GET THIS APP AND GET READY TO PARTY😎😎😎😎
Fantastic
by Wrath ringer on 2021/08/24 17:17
I’ve always loved instruments. I especially love the synthesizer. This is not just an app. It’s a full blown synthesizer. Might be on an IPad, but hook it up to a keyboard and an amp and you have a synthesizer. Totally worth downloading. If I could give it a 10 I would. Thank to you guys who came together and made a true masterpiece of an app. And hey you don’t buy anything, or have to watch videos. I mean everything about this app is beautifully and perfectly done. Don’t have the money for for a synthesizer, well here you go. Thanks CDM
Awesome app
by lamphead_21 on 2021/08/14 08:40
As a music producer, I envy this app. This has so much potential in it, and that it free is what wows me, for young music makers out there, I say use it.
Amazing for learning and creating
by Prof3198 on 2021/08/10 20:28
Title says it all
Great
by mea420 on 2021/08/10 01:04
Good
Dang..
by TheCamRes on 2021/08/08 02:21
Probably one of the coolest apps. So many buttons and switches and dials and such.
Solid In Every Place
by Xtreviewer on 2021/08/06 19:46
Words can’t describe how impressed I am by this app, there’s so many great benefits about it, it’s free, no in app purchases, hundreds of synths by the community, amazing settings, and great sound, how can you not like this app? My ONLY concern is that I’m unfortunately not able to use it as its own keyboard on the GarageBand iOS app like some other app such as Sensual Sax for example. If I were able to do that, that would check off everything off of my list for this app and make life a whole lot easier.
Best most amazing use of free time.
by shiv528 on 2021/08/06 17:11
I can tune this synth precisely to the angel of my liking. What goes into making this app shows a solid understanding of why an audio innovator searches for new instruments, great job, with mastery of synthgnosis!
At last M
by A.J. Thumb the Bass. on 2021/08/04 10:52
Tried many of the free apps and this is by far the best one I’ve tested ! If you want an ipad synth with good useful samples and real adjustments I would even put this into my P.A. And use it for gigs in a limited fashion !
It's really good
by Blue eyes 1910 on 2021/08/04 07:05
Suprizingly awesome sounds with very user friendly interface. I just wish it had better cohesion between iPad, iPhone, and MacBook/ logic pro& GarageBand. That's always been like apples to oranges. Both delicious but stuck in their own categories/trees. Totally different groves and orchids.
Unison…
by dndsox on 2021/07/30 06:40
That’s- That’s all I need just unison… I could be dumb for this but I swear I don’t see anything close to unison in there. If anyone knows, pls tell me! It would be much appreciated…
This app is so cool
by sublsya on 2021/07/28 11:09
I was super cool about this game
This app fuxks
by yuggyfloors on 2021/07/28 07:47
100% best and the most fun app on my phone.
Can you please make compatible with GarageBand on the External option “Audio Unit Extension”
by B-Bop ENe on 2021/07/26 20:10
I love the app. 🔥🔥🔥 Fires all I can say. But if you can add it to GarageBand’s “Audio Unit Extension” on the External option. It works in the Eternal“Inter-App Audio” option, to where you can play your synth-one piano and record it to GarageBand. But on the “Audio Unit Extension” it would let you pencil in your notes, chords, melodies, etc, on the piano roll. And you would be able to edit your notes and fix them and arrange them, and move certain ones around if you need too, just like any garbageband instruments. And that would be nice if you guys can work on doing that sometime in the future. And not just for Garbageband, but for probably any DAW phone app that has those “Audio Unit Extensions” option.
Good enough for a Live band !
by hillburns on 2021/07/20 01:16
This app was recommended to me by a guy in a band (80’s Rock) who uses it in live performances - no need to drag a full- sized synth around! Sounds great!
Crashes with Audiobus 3
by npiano209 on 2021/07/19 17:08
The app is great. I live all the sounds and customization I can do with Synth One. However, I can only link Synth One to Audiobus 3 as a audio source and not a midi source. When everI try and connect my keyboard as a midi controller to Audiobus 3 and then link it to Synth One, the app launches and then crashes and can not reconnect. I can only use Synth One in Audiobus 3 as an audio source. Then it works. This unfortunately won’t allow you to use midi splitter to split the keyboard with two different synth apps. This is a great negative for any live or recorded performance. All of Audio Kits synth apps like Digitalism 2000, work fine in Audiobus 3 when linked with a midi input. Just not Synth One. Audio Kit, please fix and I will give a 5 star rating.
Amazing
by Infn8Loop on 2021/07/19 03:32
Really fantastic synth. Thanks for developing this great piece of software!
So awesome
by Poe7IC on 2021/07/19 00:58
Really really amazing
Best synth app that comes with a good instructions manual.
by Applesead on 2021/07/17 17:55
Amazing stuff
Awesome!
by Azhrei_FJE on 2021/07/15 04:35
This is a rock-solid app with a great library and solid support from the devs. And it's all available for just a few dollars. KIDDING — it's free! As a s/w dev myself, I'm very impressed with this app. I don't know iOS or Swift dev very well, but I'll be checking out the source code on GitHub. THANK YOU to the musicians and coders and the rest of the community who put this together!
App has NO right to be this good
by Nwool3ebsusnwh on 2021/07/13 14:10
I mean really. It’s free. It sounds pretty cool through speakers. Amazing tweakability. Recommend to any musician or anyone who has headphones and time to kill
Great Synth
by HumDrum209 on 2021/07/12 05:24
Best free synth app for sure. All around nice sounding synth, fun to use and plays well with others. Big thanks to the developers for giving it away for free. I’ve been using this one more than most any other synth on my pad, and I paid for all the others.
The Best!!!
by DEEJAYHUSH on 2021/07/10 22:05
Hands down, The best Synth App there is.
Some suggestions for some free apps.
by What The blind acts man on 2021/07/10 17:15
I was wondering if, you could provide a free app for kids, basically the piano with different sound effects. Like dog cat bell horse Cal plate cup shuffle digging into ground wood blocks and stuff like that. The reason I suggest this app to be friends because, most of the other apps are not free. I’m sorry.
This is a great app
by dinoboyid on 2021/07/08 15:32
This app is free with no adds this app is amazing and it is great DOWNLOAD THIS NOW!!!!!!!!
no drum pads 😡
by hel0xic on 2021/07/02 01:16
i just bought a midi keyboard i was gonna use this app for it and there are no pads :((((
App crashes with some midi commands
by BansiPlayer on 2021/06/30 04:52
Using a key step and certain midi commands completely crash the app
Fantastic
by Drumhead6913 on 2021/06/28 18:01
This app is absolutely fantastic. I use it for so many things. I use it with my midi controller For the arpeggiated stuff. The hold button is awesome. I also use it to teach my kids piano and about sound routing the signal. You can’t find a better app in an app like this would cost hundreds of dollars. Thank you
Sounds awesome
by capnjevs on 2021/06/27 19:54
A shockingly well designed and comprehensive synth. This app is a shining example of what open source community built projects can bring to the table.
dah booooomb
by SynthoneOperator on 2021/06/21 05:55
dis app dah booooomb
The best thus far
by VirtualGeekCEO on 2021/06/20 23:40
I am the the best thus far
5 Star for AUV3
by The Basstatstic JohnnyC on 2021/06/20 07:54
It’s kinda killing me. This is a great synth. I’ve bought all your plugs (even those I have no I have no interest in using) just to help keep your company afloat to make sure this happens. Competes with my paid apps and the hysical synths.
Much to learn
by youtartoyoutoo on 2021/06/16 01:17
Powerful synth and great learning tool
Amazing music app!!!
by Vipiteno Shane on 2021/06/12 03:45
Such an amazing instrument- SO many features- SO many sounds to discover! Works seamlessly with Garageband! Limitless sonic adventures to be had exploring this synth!
System screen
by No_Bodie$-No_Case. on 2021/06/09 13:07
Doesn’t fit my I phone screen won’t shrink and won’t use it because I can’t see if it’s being mirrored by another device
Absolutely amazing
by GrapherSpace on 2021/06/08 16:54
Highly recommended
Amazing
by hannah🤯🤯 on 2021/06/04 21:51
I love this app its one of the best synth apps there is
Thank you for all you do!
by Ronstermonster70 on 2021/05/30 14:44
I can’t believe the world of sounds you guys have created and provided free of charge. It also allows me to get creative again without breaking the bank on a new synth. So yes, YOU GUYS ARE INCREDIBLE! Keep creating and I promise to keep creating with whatever you create! Whew! That is a whole lot of creation! - Ron Cederlund of Calling London
Super awesome free synth
by Anon1535888 on 2021/05/28 16:00
Super awesome and free sounds
Feedback
by Skydeep on 2021/05/27 05:19
An amazing and wonderful app thank you very much to all those who are involved
Great app, completely free
by strahhman on 2021/05/25 10:39
No ads, no iaps, no be. Just a fantastic synthesizer that’s sleek, customizable, and loaded with features.
Connect with a keyboard
by DIAZ😡📲 on 2021/05/24 21:28
Can I connect this ipp with my keyboard?
Please add DOTTED-8th-NOTE to Delay's Tempo Sync
by =jD on 2021/05/24 10:57
This thing is almost there... So good and so fun! The one missing "feature of a feature" that I feel is quite common, even on stomp-box delays and in various music apps is a setting for a dotted eighth note delay time (an 8th plus a 16th note). This would allow much easier creation of rhythmic effects on a 16th-note pulse that are the backbone of tracks from Pink Floyd (ABITW Pt. 1 and lots more, on The Wall and after) to Kraftwerk & The Orb all the way up to Deadmau5, LCD Soundsystem and lots of modern trap, house, hip-hop, jungle, w. coast bass, techno, and other genres. Right now the app has all the triplets, which is cool, but not the same thing as the dotted effect. Synth One could consider adding it for 16th and/or 1/4 note intervals but they're less important. Your users will get a lot of mileage with just dotted-Eighth making a 16th-note rhythm unless they are tempo extremists. =) One can come close, setting delay time without using Tempo Sync, but the control is honestly jumpy and hard to finesse, and if you change the synth global tempo, it's wrong again. I humbly offer the last otherwise well-deserved star on this review in return. (It's open source; I suppose I should just learn how it all works and add it myself LOL.)
Fun
by rally 13 on 2021/05/23 23:40
This game is so much fun creating music and in just a fun experience. 🎧🎧🎧
I Love This App
by BeaversDen_Genera_Media on 2021/05/20 17:42
Open source apps like this should be the wave of the future.
Best synth (I tried the others, they compete for 2nd)
by TROLLER :D on 2021/05/16 18:27
This app is exactly what it says, and then some. It offers a pretty nice set of effects on top of the oscillators and sequencer. It’s also very user friendly. It took me all of 20 minutes to figure out how everything worked, and I am a complete novice at producing. If you are looking for a portable synth to make some sounds on the go, you just found the best one. I searched through the App Store and tried others; Synth One offers so many more options, including saving your work to presets and exporting! Suggestion to the developers: just a thought for future expansion of the app, can we get additional base waveforms to work with? Triangle, sawtooth, square, and a low duty cycle square are nice, but the addition of sine waves and other, more complex wave forms would offer some nice new possibilities. Also, being able to add extra filters (that is, have 2, 3, or more filters at once) would be a very nice feature for the future. Lastly, having more than 2 oscillators would be great. There’s a lot you can do with 2, but three brings in a whole new dimension to things.
What's not to like?
by Nitpick Pete on 2021/05/15 17:16
It was slightly difficult finding how to send them some money.
You are awesome
by CarGo123456 on 2021/05/15 04:19
Thank you guys for all your work, this app is perfect 🖤
Awesome
by 20406080100 on 2021/05/14 01:34
Very involved and technical yet also very simple to enjoy great sounds. Thank you!
Awesome little app
by DrJCabrerajr on 2021/05/13 22:12
Having fun opening up the app and playing with all the features and sound banks (theres lots).
Awesome
by luigi mansion 3 was awesome on 2021/05/11 14:18
Best free synth ever for iOS
Great fun
by Johogre on 2021/05/10 14:36
Had various synths over the years and this app is just as much fun as an original
amazing
by Dtox1991 on 2021/05/09 06:01
I truly love this app it’s amazing I highly recommend it
SIMPLY THE BEST*
by insta:livinguntilshetries on 2021/05/06 14:02
There’s no arguing. This is the BEST synth kit for iPhone. And that’s on periodt. Works perfectly with GarageBand. Beautiful, breathtaking sounds. Complete control. For someone who is extremely picky about how their music sounds, this app is IT. 🖤🦇
A GREAT ONE!!
by asrdevark on 2021/05/04 01:49
Quite ,simply , a great app. Better then the ones that one has to pay for. Lots of options. Lots of possibilities. Lots and lots. I don’t know how it could be better. Thank you!!!
Best way to get a kid started on synth music
by Kheber on 2021/04/27 15:16
Fora couple hundred bucks you can get a decent desktop midi controller and a camera adapter and have an incredibly simple, instantly playable pro grade rig that sounds like it cost thousands. Unfortunately it won’t work with a DAW if you have a PC without spending another $300 for a midi router. And at that point you might as well just save the hassle of outboard gear and buy a nice VST synth 😕. I’m constantly frustrated by the lack of Apple support for their audio/midi interface on PC.
😍😍OSS Done Right!😍😍
by Catfang007 on 2021/04/22 02:31
It’s in the same league as Blender, where you can’t understand how such an amazing piece of software is free. It’s truly built with pure consistent long term love, and it shows. I wish all software (not just iOS synthesizers) was built with such care and consideration. Efforts like this restore my faith in humanity!
I dig it
by softservo on 2021/04/21 18:19
It’s pretty good.
FREE?!?!
by Shred Beast on 2021/04/19 19:15
This synth is amazing. It’s better than some hardware desktop synths I’ve recently purchased. The oscillators, the filter control, the graphic representation, the ARP and sequencer! FOR FREE! The sounds are just amazing! Thanks guys and keep it up! You’re not very smart If you don’t download this today!
Like giving me the keys to his car...no questions asked!
by PeechesFedco on 2021/04/18 13:55
I can only thank audiokit and wish everyone in the ‘organization’ the best in happiness and success.
Can’t beat this FREE synth
by noxdevice on 2021/04/14 15:50
I am a complete beginner with synths, so I use this app to play. The app is pre-loaded with a lot of presets, but you can also just start with a basic sine/square/saw/etc. if you want to get a little more custom with the sound design. Plus you can easily capture sounds by saving presets and making recordings with the press of a button. I love recording ambient jams and just having fun! Not sure yet how to integrate this with any kind of DAW or synth setup, but imo this is a powerful app.
Best synth (I tried the others, they compete for 2nd)
by TROLLER :D on 2021/05/16 18:27
This app is exactly what it says, and then some. It offers a pretty nice set of effects on top of the oscillators and sequencer. It’s also very user friendly. It took me all of 20 minutes to figure out how everything worked, and I am a complete novice at producing. If you are looking for a portable synth to make some sounds on the go, you just found the best one. I searched through the App Store and tried others; Synth One offers so many more options, including saving your work to presets and exporting! Suggestion to the developers: just a thought for future expansion of the app, can we get additional base waveforms to work with? Triangle, sawtooth, square, and a low duty cycle square are nice, but the addition of sine waves and other, more complex wave forms would offer some nice new possibilities. Also, being able to add extra filters (that is, have 2, 3, or more filters at once) would be a very nice feature for the future. Lastly, having more than 2 oscillators would be great. There’s a lot you can do with 2, but three brings in a whole new dimension to things.
Please add DOTTED-8th-NOTE to Delay's Tempo Sync
by =jD on 2021/05/24 10:57
This thing is almost there... So good and so fun! The one missing "feature of a feature" that I feel is quite common, even on stomp-box delays and in various music apps is a setting for a dotted eighth note delay time (an 8th plus a 16th note). This would allow much easier creation of rhythmic effects on a 16th-note pulse that are the backbone of tracks from Pink Floyd (ABITW Pt. 1 and lots more, on The Wall and after) to Kraftwerk & The Orb all the way up to Deadmau5, LCD Soundsystem and lots of modern trap, house, hip-hop, jungle, w. coast bass, techno, and other genres. Right now the app has all the triplets, which is cool, but not the same thing as the dotted effect. Synth One could consider adding it for 16th and/or 1/4 note intervals but they're less important. Your users will get a lot of mileage with just dotted-Eighth making a 16th-note rhythm unless they are tempo extremists. =) One can come close, setting delay time without using Tempo Sync, but the control is honestly jumpy and hard to finesse, and if you change the synth global tempo, it's wrong again. I humbly offer the last otherwise well-deserved star on this review in return. (It's open source; I suppose I should just learn how it all works and add it myself LOL.)
Absolutely phenomenal
by TBMisamazing on 2018/07/07 23:35
This synth sounds amazing, looks amazing, has more features than you would expect, and it’s free!! This quickly became a favorite synth of mine; I’m more pleased with it than apps I’ve paid $20+ for. I’m running it on an Air 1 and haven’t run into any performance problems with this. Some features I really dig are the oscilloscope, the tuning controls, and the effects. It’s cool being able to see your sounds in real-time and not many synths—hardware or software—have that feature. The tuning page is really inspiring because you can get some nice variations while using the sequencer. And the effects sound absolutely beautiful. I also enjoy the ability to scroll through the different pages while playing the onscreen keyboard. That’s not where the awesomeness of this app ends though. I cannot speak highly enough of what Matt and the rest of the team have pulled off here. To me, the greatness of a synthesizer is judged by how immersive the playing experience is, and Synth One delivers. You can quickly get lost in playing this because it is just that good. If you have an iPad, you need this app.
Awesome
by Angelr1128 on 2019/03/09 13:52
I have to say, I have owned many hardware synths from Kronos to M1 to Motifs,Kurzweil. Ensoniqs(showing my age with that one lol). I open your app and am completely blown away with the level of depth and movement in some of your patches and tweak able options. I also on your paid app ,just another level together. Never thought years ago I could this quality of sound on an iPad or iPhone that sits in my lap. You guys truly love you work. I have never written a review but after reading your updates notes and listening, using your latest version...all I can say is AWESOME. Your other apps...what can I say, Just as good ...my only complaint is a persistent battery drain on my 2018 iPad Pro that would run in the background ...even if you had global background turned off. Had to go on global and specifically go into the background setting of fm player and turn it off. Trust nothing major. Have a DX on a tablet is; awesome. Can’t wait for full AU3 integration. Again keep it going and keep inspiring us to create music !
Incredible!! One of the best synth apps for iOS to date!
by TechDude64 on 2018/10/20 02:11
Amazing app! Extraordinarily easy to use, fantastic sounding patches, and free! When I first downloaded the app and was asked for my email address to unlock additional patches, I used the address for my throwaway account. Once I started using the app, I was so impressed with the ease-of-use and quality of patches, that I deleted the app and re-downloaded it just so I could use my primary email address for notification of any application updates. I’ve downloaded most of the mid- to high-end synth apps for iOS (free and paid) over the years and this one easily rates within my top five overall and is my current favorite. Each time I launch this app, I experiment with new patches and I’m still awestruck with how amazing they all sound. The only thing that I would ask of the developers is please, Please, PLEASE port this to macOS and consider making a pro version for both platforms. I would buy them without hesitation!
One of the best
by Dj Jiggz on 2020/02/20 12:27
This synth has a very large range of sounds and it can go from dirty to clean, atmospheric to percussive. The feature set reminds me of the expensive Korg apps. It has a great sounding engine and the fx are all usable. The reverb isnt too metallic like many others imo. The two kaoss style pads are an awesome extra for a free app, or ANY app for that matter. The filter is warm and smooth, LFOs can go from slow to crazy. Envelopes are also mainly very smooth even with fast attack and long decay, etc, no click but good punch for drums. The arp and sequencer are the kicker, just so good and very intuitive, wish every synth had a similar feature. I cant say enough, this is a “go to” for so many uses I couldnt live without it. If you like this app try D1 and FM Player by the same dev. Only con is the obvious, AUv3. The documentation could be a bit deeper but I feel that way about most apps and this one is actually pretty good.
This app is AWSOME!!!
by Crafting Personas on 2020/07/24 22:36
It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but I can’t believe how amazing it is! 😄And for free? Created by volunteers? That’s awesome you guys! If I could make a request it would be for better control of the hold note melody. Like if we could change the time signature so it will sound different? I love that I learn by just playing with the app! Hopefully the loops I’ve made transfer to Piapro studio, I’ll find out. I have similar functions in that studio but it’s hard to manipulate keys on a laptop. But this is fantastic, truly an asset! I still have a lot of exploring to do! I’ll write more reviews as time goes on. But this is truly a gem of an app! Thank you so very much for all of your hard work! I’ll be sure to recommend it to my friends! 😁 I can’t say it enough! This app is awesome and I really appreciate all of your hard work!
5stars it takes a huge good to git top
by SimuL8Nist on 2018/11/27 00:30
This app definitely deserves five stars one it really is free to it is what it says three well the controls the interface how smoothly it runs and it literally as I said does what it says I can plug it in is it is a medium but I can use it as a direct sound input I can use it all by itself. Oh guess what it’s free and that’s what it says whenever you ever got that app that is not full of junk and just tricks you to download it so you can pay for what it doesn’t do....??? Thank you AUDIOKIT and everyone who put it together... I have never or rarely give five stars because I’ve stars is the top you can get which means you are the best of the best what I have to say that through I search of sense media and put in any other way to help produce my mediocre talent have music this is definitely the way to go
Excellent Synth Suite
by RuthlessVendettaChip on 2020/04/05 22:46
I wanted a synthesizer app to play with some original songs. Wasn’t looking for anything too complicated, just something to do a sequence or two on. I thought I’d check it out before I went to bed. Two hours later and I was still finding things to tweak and play with. There are an insane amount of options, so it’s really impressive how user-friendly the interface is. The fact that it’s open-source let’s you know that it was created for its functionality, not to turn a buck with an iffy app. I’d recommend it to anyone, and I recommended it to other musicians whenever music apps are brought up. Thank you for giving me a way to experiment/learn with a feature-heavy synthesizer without having to sacrifice a lot of money or space.
Fantastic
by guitars&saxes on 2020/12/26 01:10
I’m fairly new to iOS but have been using an EWIusb for several years with pc. When I switched to iOS I expected to and was willing to pay a lot for a good synth. Well to my surprise the best on in my opinion is free. The things that I like about AuioKit synth one are it’s layout is easy to understand, it’s intuitive and I was quickly able to adapt it to my needs. The thing that I won’t say don’t like as much as don’t understand fully is how the LFO works because I’m used to a certain type of matrix. With all the available presets I found ones that come closest to the sound I require and the ability to have a user bank and favs was really the seal on the deal. It works flawlessly with my EWI and my BlueBoard. I think I love this synth😏
Very good
by Yo177 on 2019/12/28 15:09
This is a very good synthesizer. However, when I use it as an instrument in GarageBand, I have to switch back and forth between the two, which annoys me when making a song or beat over 90 BPM. I just wish that there was a way to directly load it into GarageBand like for say, Synth Master Player, which has a extension instead of just outputting the audio into a track. What I’m trying to say is instead of using inter-app audio just use Audio unit extension. Other than that, this is a great tool for musicians, especially beginners to make their own patches or sounds to use in production. Thanks to everyone who took their dear time to make an amazing product. Have been using this for over a year now and still loving it.
Powerful, gorgeous sounding synth for a wonderful cause!
by winj3r on 2018/09/18 10:34
With the arrival of this synth app I feel as though iOS has finally reached a level where the instruments on my tablet are just as valid, powerful and great sounding as my actual hardware gear. Between the ODYSSEi, the Models D/15, Kauldron and now the AudioKit Synth One, it’s obvious that our phones and tablets are not to be taken lightly as an option for creative music endeavors. That’s not to even mention the midi capabilities, Ableton Link and other utilities that have been developed as this new frontier of electronic music continues to grow. Just think what machine learning will be able to contribute in the not-too-distant future! The fact that this was free is such a wonderful blessing for the world! I was confused after I opened the app and began to noodle with the synth engine - it sounded way too good and had too much processing functionality to be free! Then I watched the intro video... wow! As far as I’m concerned Matthew Fecher is the patron saint of public music education! Thank you so much to everyone who was/is/will be involved with this project! You’ve inspired me to learn coding and work on developing my own functions to enhance the Synth One!
Can you please make compatible with GarageBand on the External option “Audio Unit Extension”
by B-Bop ENe on 2021/07/26 20:10
I love the app. 🔥🔥🔥 Fires all I can say. But if you can add it to GarageBand’s “Audio Unit Extension” on the External option. It works in the Eternal“Inter-App Audio” option, to where you can play your synth-one piano and record it to GarageBand. But on the “Audio Unit Extension” it would let you pencil in your notes, chords, melodies, etc, on the piano roll. And you would be able to edit your notes and fix them and arrange them, and move certain ones around if you need too, just like any garbageband instruments. And that would be nice if you guys can work on doing that sometime in the future. And not just for Garbageband, but for probably any DAW phone app that has those “Audio Unit Extensions” option.
It has a poor palette of sounds
by AstraLover53 on 2019/06/08 19:08
After playing on its own onscreen keyboard, I can say that the interface fails badly. The keys are either too small or too large, in the option of dark mode you can’t see the keyboard at all, the notes played cuts or don’t sound at times. Better make a onscreen keyboard like it is on Sunrizer synth or better yet on Bismarck bs16i. I think the synth engine is good for create new sounds. But the presets you included are pretty the same each other, slow and nothing to wow about. Maybe the arpeggiator has something good but I don’t use that in my music. I feel this synth was exclusively created toward some kind of music, maybe reggaetón or hip hop and may not work with all kinds of music. I play electronic rock but I prefer Poison-202 or Sunrizer on the iPad. I hope this sincere review will help you to excel your project
Not a musician or a coder BUT...
by tracypilot2002 on 2020/04/12 16:09
I came of ‘music age’ in the early 70’s loving what was coming out of my radio and finally realized just what was tickling my ears! The wonderful and marvelous sound of electronic music!! I quickly fell in love with the amazing sounds of Robert Moog’s Minimoog Model D and so wished that I could have one. Fast forward to well, now - and here is this Synth One app that popped up in one of my App Store searches and it intrigued me with all its promises and ... FREE??? Well, I took the bait and was instantly transported back to my youth with all that it could do on my little old iPhone! Talk about a-mazing! If you have read this far then get this thing! You will not be disappointed! Well done and congrats on a fine app!!
Best Free Online Synth
by EikeMusic on 2020/03/13 02:32
As someone who has wanted to get into music production even since I was a kid, I was never able to find the right apps to do so. I finally did some research and stumbled across this app - not only is it a completely free and completely functional, but it’s good for both beginners and pros alike. I’ve learned a lot about how synths work just by fooling around with the controls. It has a large bank of pre made patches that sound amazing. Another thing I love about it is the fact I can record audio from it through Garage Band. This allows much easier mixing and also means you can pair the app with the instruments on Garage Band. Get this app. You will not regret it.
Appreciate synths more!
by Laurence Gudge on 2018/11/07 03:37
I honestly never really worked with synth modules of any kind. I would use a preset to play along with a piano or Rhodes or something. When I heard about this app, I said “why not. It’s free.” I love it so far. I haven’t been able to use it live yet (I’m a musician), but man it makes experiment more than I ever did before. I’m more interested in the bass I can get out of this. Although there are presets that come with the app, I played around and ended up saving presets of my own! Once again, I have yet to use it live. I also haven’t tried a midi controller yet (my connection kit has been ordered; I have an iPad Air 2). Let's hope the 5 star railing stays lol
Life after Synth one.
by MARTIN LUCIFER on 2021/04/05 12:51
This app is a must have. I have forwarded this app to all my musician friends. And Ive been teaching non musicians to make music and therefore become musicians. I actually use this app every day. I’m exporting audio on the regular and using it with all my other music making endeavors. That includes using the iPad as an caustic style instrument. I use it at a synth module in my studio And i often import files I made on the subway to protools and everything between in the iOS world. Is there anything else.. well yah its actually endless. But I’ll stop now because I need to open my AKS1 and put up a drone tuned to my Ora and meditate. Peace!
Love these apps!
by PianoManna86 on 2019/08/15 12:12
All the apps by AudioKit are amazing! I just love the sounds they’ve recreated! They were alright in the beginning, but as they’ve developed and added new features and sounds, they’ve become indispensable in my music! I’d be glad to pay money for these apps, but it’s crazy how they’re free! I notice I’m using a lot of explanation marks lol but these apps are just so good! My only issue so far is that when I’m using it with GarageBand, it seems to forget that I have the apps installed on my iPad. I don’t know if it’s an issue with my budget iPad, or GarageBand, but it’s a little annoying. Other than that, these apps are incredible!
Absolutely fantastic!
by Russ Nixon on 2019/03/25 00:40
I’m an enthusiastic user of hardware synths in a keyboard-based studio. Pair this thing up with a midi controller and it holds its own to my Kronos, Motif, Montage, etc. in the synth department. Loads of patches that inspire on their own, and infinitely and easily programmable on my iPad, I just love this thing. Do yourself a favor and spend the money for their latest release Digital D1. It supports this project, and it’s the perfect companion to Synth One. To the developers: A heartfelt thank you for this iOS synth that is such a powerful tool to add to my portable studio. This thing is for real. This is the most exciting thing I’ve added to my rig in a long time. Keep up the good work!
I highly recommend this app to everyone.
by Coolbreeze318 on 2019/06/16 12:00
I just watched the video for the starting of this app and it’s creators vision and I must say that we need more people like this in the world 🌎 I will never forget the message behind this app and it’s creator and everyone else who’s heart ♥️ is as big as His. Much love 💗 and many blessings to everyone who contributed and contributes in the future and I highly recommend everyone to watch their video message and mission of creative ideas and sharing ideas and creative ideas for the future. Thank you 😊 I appreciate you sharing this wonderful Synth with us all.☮️💜😃🙏⭐️🙏♾🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️🕉⚛️
Great app, best synth out there (feature request)
by Waderpertader on 2020/01/24 13:25
It’s a great app, but I have a feature request. I think it would be really cool if you could draw a waveform and then play it, kinda like the Nintendo LABO piano with its custom voices. Currently in the app it takes a long time to get the sound to where you want it and I think that custom waveforms are a good solution. If you’re trying to keep file size down, you could make a separate app because this app is more about LFO and effects and not as much about the waveform itself. In conclusion, I think custom waveforms would be a cool addition to this app. -Wade
Crashes with Audiobus 3
by npiano209 on 2021/07/19 17:08
The app is great. I live all the sounds and customization I can do with Synth One. However, I can only link Synth One to Audiobus 3 as a audio source and not a midi source. When everI try and connect my keyboard as a midi controller to Audiobus 3 and then link it to Synth One, the app launches and then crashes and can not reconnect. I can only use Synth One in Audiobus 3 as an audio source. Then it works. This unfortunately won’t allow you to use midi splitter to split the keyboard with two different synth apps. This is a great negative for any live or recorded performance. All of Audio Kits synth apps like Digitalism 2000, work fine in Audiobus 3 when linked with a midi input. Just not Synth One. Audio Kit, please fix and I will give a 5 star rating.
“Midi Learn” is incredible
by mikeymcdangerface on 2021/02/10 00:22
So many great things about this synth. Gotta shout out the Midi Learn feature. As a midi and soft synth noob, i was able to hook up my irig keys pro2 and start twisting the knobs and assigning them right out of the box. So many great presets that already sound great. Love the basic waves you can start with as well. Im building patches and learning. So much fun. Only criticism is that the sound drives my iPhone so hard that the processor cant cope and I get major crackling when I push a patch hard. Could just be time to upgrade my phone though. Cant hate the app for being so powerful. Thank You!!!!!
Can’t believe this is real, and even more shocked that it’s free
by Tez925 on 2020/06/04 02:00
I’m a lifelong musician but have never learned how to do anything with a synth, so of course I’m still trying to learn how to fully use this software, but I am absolutely blown away that this is free of charge. I mean really, this may well be the most impressive music app I’ve ever seen, and for it to be free is unbelievable. If AudioKit charged $50 for this, it’d still be worth that and then some, but even if you’re not a musician you owe it to yourself to download this just to see the potential of music through an iPad these days.
Feature request
by Rockguy654 on 2018/07/03 03:01
Hats off to the dev and audio team behind this amazing app. This is truly a well put together app and I can tell a lot of thought was put into this. Also, thanks for making it free!! Now to my feature request. Obviously I could hook this up to a usb/midi keyboard, but what would be really cool for those times I’m on the go is if the keys would map to the Apple Smart Keyboard. That would be amazing. The touch screen works flawlessly, but for that added accuracy of having a button to press this would take the portability to the next level. That is all. Thanks for creating such an awesome app!
Better than every other synth app
by Deceptive-Intentions on 2018/07/11 21:19
This synth is better than any of the pay apps I have tried. Aside from the excellent interface the sonic sound quality is better and more alive sounding than most of my virtual synths. The range of the analog development makes it feel like you are working on an old Roland 700 or ESM Systems. The output is clean “fat” without getting muddy or stuttering from latency. The clock speed is solid. I found it works best with a controller that has lots of buttons, slides and knobs. I’m testing a composition using just this synth as my only sound source. My initial reaction is “wow, color me impressed,”
So MUCH FUN!!
by Mumphmanprophecies on 2019/12/27 10:43
This app is amazing! It’s so easy to use and so fun to play with every option that is available which there are tons it’s well worth the purchase.... ITS FREE! So why not try it you may just find a musician lives in you after all or maybe just a sound effects coordinator or just a helpful tool when your playing games at the wedding party or birthday party or whatever this truly is one of the most versitile apps out there and very worth it!!! Well done to the creators and the dreamers that are working to keep this app amazing thank you thank you!!
What an amazing gift this is
by Vern&Son on 2018/06/29 13:31
We were looking for a cool iOS synth to give to our child to help him broaden his interest and explore his talent in music, and along came AudioKit Synth One. It’s free, open-source, and truly an amazing gift from this team of talented individuals to musicians everywhere. Best of all, because it is open-source, it will only get better. Our joy comes from knowing he’ll be able to create music right away, and that greater details and capabilities of the App lie just under the surface, waiting for him to explore and utilize them. Many warm thanks to the Developers. We are grateful for your selfless gift.
Amazing app for samples
by DJLILNUKE on 2021/03/03 21:05
This app is amazing for producers who need new samples on their beats. I would highly recommend it. The save import into any DAW easily and is easy to use. You can also customize many of the standard sounds that you get on this app and adjust there length in reverb, pitch, echo and so many more things. there are hundreds of free samples that are on this app and it makes creativity endless. From any genre like EDM to Rap, you can find something that will definitely fit your style. Go check this app out I highly recommend it. From, Lil Nucleus
Fantastic
by Wrath ringer on 2021/08/24 17:17
I’ve always loved instruments. I especially love the synthesizer. This is not just an app. It’s a full blown synthesizer. Might be on an IPad, but hook it up to a keyboard and an amp and you have a synthesizer. Totally worth downloading. If I could give it a 10 I would. Thank to you guys who came together and made a true masterpiece of an app. And hey you don’t buy anything, or have to watch videos. I mean everything about this app is beautifully and perfectly done. Don’t have the money for for a synthesizer, well here you go. Thanks CDM
Fantastic app
by wj4 on 2019/03/02 16:38
Having no background in audio engineering or synthesis, I feel able to play with just a small subset of tools the pros use. This is a great app for exploring different waveforms, sounds, and just fiddling for awhile. There are a couple bugs (mostly spotted on the iPhone) - Switching filters stopped working when HOLD is applied on the main board. Playback is muted until the app is closed and reopened. - the app crashes when oscillators 1 or 2 are frequently adjusted while the arpeggiator is on - The waveform adjustment buttons on the main board have misshappen touch areas on the iPhone. Maybe i havent learned how to use them, but: - The Glide dial doesnt appear to have any effect. - The Legato button doesnt appear to have any effect. Feature requests: - The ability to record a single midi track to disk (for those of us without an external source to do so) - See the audible reproduction minimum and maxiumum lines (in Hz and kHz) on the waveform display by device
Solid In Every Place
by Xtreviewer on 2021/08/06 19:46
Words can’t describe how impressed I am by this app, there’s so many great benefits about it, it’s free, no in app purchases, hundreds of synths by the community, amazing settings, and great sound, how can you not like this app? My ONLY concern is that I’m unfortunately not able to use it as its own keyboard on the GarageBand iOS app like some other app such as Sensual Sax for example. If I were able to do that, that would check off everything off of my list for this app and make life a whole lot easier.
WOW!
by Anonymous_agent on 2018/07/03 20:40
I’m am blown away by the depth and versatility of this app, not to mention the ease of use, responsiveness and incredibly user friendly layout. I’m a very seasoned and experienced musician, my intention was to download this for my son to give him some synth tools without having to learn overly complex software. I’m pretty sure he will have fun with it, unfortunately for him I have not put it down long enough for him to use. Without getting to deep into the detail, I’ll just say, try it for yourself and see what I mean. Thank you to the team who developed and gave us this app, it’s simply outstanding.
Lush, thick, amazing sounds & logical interface
by morninggenius on 2019/02/01 14:30
There’s no denying that this soft synth sounds fantastic, has incredible presets, and is easy to tweak. On the iPad it’s fantastic; perfect. GarageBand works with it pretty well. My only issue is the iPhone version- I have an iPhone 7, and it doesn’t fit the screen. All of the edges are “tucked under” and extend past the edges of the phone’s screen- some of the controls around the edges can’t be reached. This will likely/ hopefully be fixed in coming updates since this is a brand new port to the iPhone
for dummies
by flog81 on 2020/11/27 00:48
This is by far and away the best touch instrument I’ve ever used and it’s free. I’m basically an idiot when it comes to synths and midi etc but this thing comes loaded with presets to inspire ideas and templates for creating your own presets. I may be a dummy in a whole lot of areas but economics 101 is not one of them , I’d have paid for this product probably but it’s open source and unless I’m really REALLY high, new sounds are added all the time. Thank you thank you . Sincerely the dummy from Kentucky
Very high quality sound, free, open source, inspirational story!
by Chimona Chimea on 2018/07/06 04:38
First of all you have to give it up for the team that put this together. If you don’t know the story do some research! As for how the synth sounds? Well it has a very nice full sound and out off all probably 30 or so synths I have on my iPad, it manages to stand out with its own excellent characteristics. It’s free what are you waiting for, download it! And don’t forget to review it for them! If there are bugs that you find, please email support to help them, you, me, and everyone.
A true gift of music to the world
by Sextant Audio&Recording on 2018/09/28 06:33
Within the first ten to twenty minutes of playing with this incredible synth, I soon began to realize that I hadn’t even scratched the surface. I love the fact that I can see my wave forms in real time even as I began to manipulate frequency modulation. Not only is this a seriously powerful synth, its possibilities in my sound design projects have become even more exciting. To all of those incredible people from all over the world who came together to make this free synth a possibility, you have given a beautiful gift to the world
Best way to get a kid started on synth music
by Kheber on 2021/04/27 15:16
Fora couple hundred bucks you can get a decent desktop midi controller and a camera adapter and have an incredibly simple, instantly playable pro grade rig that sounds like it cost thousands. Unfortunately it won’t work with a DAW if you have a PC without spending another $300 for a midi router. And at that point you might as well just save the hassle of outboard gear and buy a nice VST synth 😕. I’m constantly frustrated by the lack of Apple support for their audio/midi interface on PC.
Drum Pad and Recording
by SKy the Rapper on 2019/10/24 15:50
This is the most professional free production app ever! I think if you add the ability to record the audio plus have a drum pad with pitch editing and key and note and all of that on there and a beat grid or whatever you call those that this would be the perfect app for this out of them all and easily make it’s way up the charts! Plus since it would all be free you can just throw some ads in there! Plus you already have apps that cost money!
I don’t normally write reviews…
by JellyMelodies on 2021/10/15 06:17
But this app is absolutely phenomenal. I made the decision for you, I downloaded all the other synth apps and this one is just the best option because it’s free. I can create endless amounts of custom sounds effortlessly and export them straight into dropbox as wav files. I can then use them as a sample in FL Studio and create “one shots” that I can then put into midi chords to create melodies from custom sounds. It’s just so much easier to do it from my phone. Thank you
Wow
by random music noobie on 2021/11/25 14:11
This is a crazy good app The only 2 flaw I can see is that it’s a little hard for beginners to learn as there is so much to learn If you search up how to use it there is a free online book which is very useful but even that can be hard to understand sometimes And on a iPhone the knobs can be hard to turn and control. (If they made them like sliders that popped up whenever you held the knobs it would help a lot) But besides these things, if you know what you are doing I see no other reason to complain
Can’t beat this FREE synth
by noxdevice on 2021/04/14 15:50
I am a complete beginner with synths, so I use this app to play. The app is pre-loaded with a lot of presets, but you can also just start with a basic sine/square/saw/etc. if you want to get a little more custom with the sound design. Plus you can easily capture sounds by saving presets and making recordings with the press of a button. I love recording ambient jams and just having fun! Not sure yet how to integrate this with any kind of DAW or synth setup, but imo this is a powerful app.
The Dirt vs. COVID 19
by Marilyn Artaud on 2021/01/15 22:42
My bandmate Mike Bell recorded a whole album using this app each from our own perspective homes using, telephones, laptops & iPads. Your app is through the roof brilliant & amazing. Thanks to this wonderful app The Dirt has another Sonic Kitchen of Love record on Band Camp. Mike’s been after me to do another from home album the same way. By now, I’ve compiled quite a huge pile of lyrics & writing &$ am looking at AudioKit Synth One as something I can sing to & use to stay on the beat. Thanks a million.
Great synth, one problem
by point5mann on 2020/03/30 03:44
This is an incredible synth but there’s one problem I’m running into. When using this synth in IAA with FL Studio Mobile, I can only set one preset at a time. So basically all my IAA channels in all my tracks can collectively have only one Synth One preset sound playing at a time, which means I have to go into Synth One every time I switch tracks and change the preset to the one I was using in that song. Anyone got an idea what I’m doing wrong? Or is there no fix?
Great just amazing
by mculee on 2019/09/24 01:35
Download now there is no reason not to. It is totally free super comprehensive and powerful. Developers I want to say one thing, I would be more than willing to watch ads on this app. If it’s possible to have an “enable adds” button in settings that would give an add every once in a while. I would enable it because I love what you guys are doing and want to do something to help even though I have no money to really donate. Ps is that fm kit coming to iPhone
Amazing app
by 🏌⛷⛷🏐 on 2019/06/30 14:31
I really love the functionality of this app the quality sounds how easy it is to use!! I only have one request though. I know that this app wasn’t made For SE screens but I love my phone! Is there a way you can make this app fully functional for the SE at the least add a scrolling function so I can see everything that I’m missing? I’d greatly appreciate that! Again I love this app and would love to be able to include it in my creative process more
Epic Synth and an Epic purpose
by zP.O.kid on 2020/01/25 23:50
One of the things that has been quite challenging is finding a quality synth at a reasonable price. As a beginner I don't know if this is truly my calling and shelling out $100 just doesn't seem worth it, no matter how good it is. This synth has more features and a huge community of people willing to share in their experience and knowlege, from all over. If your even thinking about grabbing, just do it, ya got nothing at all to lose
Best free synthesizer app ever
by elliottmylz on 2021/09/06 02:51
I really love making music with this free synthesizer app and I recommend this app to everyone. This app is great for people who’s good at music but it’s also great for people that’s never played music before and wanted too Learn. This app has nothing to pay for and has no ads. I recommend this synthesizer app for kids, teenagers and adults. Please don’t buy a synthesizer try synth one first and don’t waste your money without trying synth one first
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