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compose music
61.14
248
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sequencer
60.42
247
2
synthesizer
40.10
246
sequenced
0.00
208
1
sequenced lite
0.00
206
3
synthesiscard
0.00
194
1
modular synthesizer
38.84
193
9
finale music
65.45
190
mpc
129
101
akai mpc
128
89
1
akai
317
66
1
akai professional
482
42
1
akay
0.00
36
1
synthstation
1.2 K
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Description
Low $1.99 price extended! Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 to iOS 6.1.3 Features • Three virtual-analog synthesizers, each with three oscillators • More than 50 drum kits, plus a built-in sequencer • Create melodic and accompaniment parts using arpeggiator with preset patterns • Core MIDI-compatible: works with any Core MIDI device as a synth module on your iOS device • Real-time recording • Unlimited creativity with effects and filters • Compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch • Requires iOS 4.3 or later Transform your iPhone into a music production studio. synthstation transforms your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a portable music production studio for mobile music creation. synthstation gives you three powerful synthesizers for creating and modifying sonic textures used for melodies, chords, and bass lines. Built around akai Professional’s history in synthesis and drawing on the newest MINIAK synth, synthstation sounds great and offers wide-ranging sonic flexibility with its virtual analog synthesis. From the moment you start synthstation, you'll know your way around. It is jam-packed with tools to help you create music with the convenience of your touch screen and each section works the way you work. With synthstation, you can create and save sequences and complete songs. The app contains three different three-oscillator synths and a range of drum kits you can sequence and mix right in the synthstation. For creating melodic and accompaniment parts, the synthstation contains an arpeggiator with preset patterns, built-in effects and filters, and an XY touch control interface for expressive control of key parameters. PERFORM Play with keys, XY and arpeggiator controls. This is perfect place to make magic happen because it gives you access to all the common controls you’ll need in a performance or creation setting. SYNTH Complete synthesis controls from oscillators to LFOs, envelopes, and more. You can control a wide range of filters to dial in exactly the sound you need. Choose from Sine, Triangle, Square or Sawtooth on your VCO and start creating your own signature sounds from scratch. Filter Cutoff and Resonance are just two taps away. DRUMS In addition to synthstation's three synthesizers, we've included drum kits and a visual representation of the most iconic beat making tool in the world - mpc pads. Just pick your kit and start tapping beats anywhere, anytime. Includes: Drum Kit – select the drum kit and play it with onscreen pads. Drum Edit – tune, mix, and customize your drums. sequencer Keyboard grid – see your keyboard sequencing and edit notes easily. Drum grid – build and modify drum tracks with a visible sequencer grid. SONG/SEQUENCE Select and save your Song/Sequence projects. You can recall your Songs and work on them later, and even export them for further editing in your desktop audio applications. CONTROL XY – two axes of control for hands-on, real-time control. Just like a joystick, the XY controller can snap back to the zero point. Tempo – control tempo and even tap in the tempo you want. MIXER The Mixer in synthstation includes touch-controlled faders for each of the three synthesizers and the drum section as well as FX send for each. Mixer – mix all the levels of the parts and effects. Just like a hardware mixer, there are faders, mutes, and effect routing. Effects – select and control FX type and parameters. synthstation Studio enables you to create and produce music anywhere on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
Can u guys update the iOS system please
by NeohSoul2026 on 2020/08/21 08:00
I bought this app like six years ago. N I never had a problem with. The app up until I went n purchased me a brand new iPad hitch has all the updated versions installed so I can’t use this app.i love it and would like to be able to use what I paid for if u catch my drift. Please can u guys take a few minutes out of your busy day and update your iOS for this app I mean when the last time u guys updated your iOS for this app was back on the iOS 3.2 system .
Doesn’t work
by jabriloo on 2019/12/02 00:31
Hello Please update this app ASAP
No updates
by Jade-Black on 2018/09/21 03:13
I bought this just before iOS update that killed it. Looks like they could careless about making it work. Don’t buy, don’t support this company. It hasn’t been updated in five years.
Love and Hate
by GatoMendez on 2018/01/30 23:47
I Love the Sound its amazing specially the Drums are incredible, I hate that it has not been updated for IOS11 so I had to buy an iPad 1 the very first one only to use with this app and Synthstation 49 keyboard which is also outstanding.
Can’t use until you guys get it together and upgrade for ios😡😡
by Ewaser on 2017/12/05 22:36
Please upgrade its unusable as is
BS
by Caseybassman on 2017/11/18 09:25
Paid for this to just be on the new iPhone and it don’t work. Wow.
UPDATE THIS APP
by Davio45 on 2017/08/14 23:46
I want to use this app. I even bought a 30pin to lighting converter to use it on my iPhone 5s. But even though capability for the app says IOS 4.3 and up, it totally doesn't work with my IOS 10.3. I have a cool keyboard and this a sweet rig but it's completely useless without a functioning app. Total waste of money and I feel deceived.
Doesn't work on iPad Pro
by Mr. Spellman on 2017/06/25 23:36
Don't work
My review
by Grand Basso on 2017/04/11 03:10
I like the app it's designed for producers like me .i would like to see another app like this ..more instruments.. More project storage space..say up to a 200 at least.. And more drum kits or at least where those like me can make , and store our own kits..other than that..it's a excellent buy..and keep it a iOS 4 app..that will make it even more excellent..we buy In to many things that don't work..but this does it more me..was just saying what if this could sample too..I would be in heaven...as a producer..I love the 49 for what it allows me to achieve ..
Won't work
by Barrel+stinks on 2017/03/26 04:55
Not able to work, thought it would be okay but it just crashes , spend your $2 elsewhere, I suggest somewhere where you won't be scammed.
I wish this app was still alive.
by boldstandard on 2016/09/08 10:23
This is actually one of the fattest sounding, authentic sounding synths in the App Store. It really has that Akai kind of sound, the filters especially. I used to have an Akai AX60 that was one of my favorite vintage synthesizers, and this can get some very similar sounds. But, unfortunately it hasn't been updated since 2012. It works if it's the only app running, but with too many other apps going it will crash on opening it. It doesn't have some of the features that have become standard in synth apps in recent years, such as AudioBus, InterApp Audio, Midi Learn (for external controllers) etc. It's a shame, because it sounds great. I keep coming back to it with all the other synth apps I've bought. I'd say it's definitely worth the low price point they have it at now. I don't know if the software company that developed it went bust or what, but I hope someday, somehow, Akai picks it back up again.
Akai gave up?
by mtrucco on 2016/09/03 06:52
First it was crashing all the time...now it would open but makes no sound. I enjoyed it while it lasted...could use an update, Bluetooth sync, 3/4 time... And actually make sound. Too bad, I used to like akai...now I expect no updates or response to customer concerns.
This stupid app won't even open.
by w34lth on 2016/08/06 20:49
Should of read the review before purchasing. It used it once and that it it won't open again. It crash every time after that.
Great Sounds, Bad GUI, no iOS support beyond 6.x
by dysamoria on 2016/07/08 23:48
UPDATE 3: No update in years. Does not run on iOS versions beyond the last version of iOS 6. I never did get to try it on iPad. Now that I have an iPad Pro, Synth Station isn't functional on the OS that it runs. UPDATE 2: Version 3 on iPhone is absolutely the SAME as version 2 on the iPhone. Still a ridiculously ineffective GUI. These are professionals?? There are first time programmers and self-funded freeware authors who can devise interfaces for their iPhone software that work very well. Why can't Akai get it together?? [UPDATED Review: App LOSES one star because Akai "updated" it with almost no value. They did not change the GUI at all (except you can "audition" patches in the patch selector page). This is absurd. WTH, Akai??] This app is clearly intended to be used primarily with the SynthStation25 controller keyboard. The app is pretty much an advertising medium for the controllers as it even shows you a full-screen advert on app start. Standalone, the app is clumsy (at best). In fact, it's rather frustrating). Editing the synths is beyond clumsy. you are forewarned. About auditioning: There are no controls to go to "next" or "previous" presets/patches on the Performance screen. To change patches/presets, you must: 1. tap open the main menu 2. tap select sounds screen 3. tap select a different preset 4. tap open main menu again 5. tap select the performance screen again. That's FIVE actions, at different positions on the screen. All that, just to go to the next preset. Simple "<" & ">" buttons on the performance page would solve this!! There's room for such controls but they're not available. Clearly Akai had this app designed to operate with the keyboard controller's dedicated physical buttons. It's obvious that it wasn't meant to be a standalone app. Without the controller, simple actions are five times the effort in the on-screen GUI. For $2 (was on sale) this was an ok purchase, I guess [UPDATE: actually, no, it's not ok, because I never use it due to the horribly clumsy GUI]. The synth on this thing is quite powerful & i can imagine using it standalone just for sounds... But programming custom patches without having the keyboard present to audition changes [is utterly impossible and] I won't try. (There are six separate pages of controls & no way to audition your changes unless you *exit* the editing environment & re-enter the performance screen. There's no easy way to switch from page to page in the synth editing area, either) i definitely wouldn't have paid more than $2 for this thing. [since I don't use it, I wouldn't have paid $2 knowing how stupidly designed it is] After using it with the clumsy GUI, I can tell you that I wouldn't buy it a second time. I do have my eyes on the keyboard to see how it does in the market [but I don't need another controller & won't buy Akai's just to make this app sensible!] If the app is [totally] redesigned, it might be worth buying the keyboard (does it power the phone when hooked up through USB? very little info about the device is available). Still, even WITH the keyboard, I don't feel the design of the user interface is acceptable. There are far better workstation GUIs out there. This one requires far too many steps, touches, repeated menu actions, etc to do simple things that ought be much more accessible. It's not ugly looking, but it's not pretty either. More importantly, it could be *far* better at use of screen real-estate. Buttons are too small, sliders are too big & better overall design would allow for more important controls to be on each screen (to cut down on repeat actions). Really, Akai needs to redo this. It needs a *complete redesign* of the GUI.
Ignore all the negativity
by Shelovesfebreezeman on 2016/05/06 15:29
These reviews are negative and hurtful, this is still a great app today, i had no problems using it on my iPad Air 2. However it could us ea big update for the new iOS software. please dont give up on this app
What I would like to see!
by Synth Feen on 2016/04/19 04:17
I need a update can't hear this app on the iPad speakers just in the head phones. This a great app akai please don't give up on it. I paid for it and I'm feeling cheated I can't use it. Your a big company it's just app that needs a few updates with the new iOS 9.3.1 system I love my SynthStation please don't give up on it I love it. Your company is so big you can do this with your eyes closed every product you make is great I have all your apps. Please allow me to keep using the SynthStation in it's beautiful glory this app is a blessing from God how ever created it don't give up on it.
Crashes!
by DJ AR7 on 2016/04/06 10:08
Hi, I just purchased this app and it crashes during operation. Please give me a solution or obviously I'll need a refund:) Thank you
Synthstation
by 1hundred0 on 2016/03/30 18:44
Nice
crap, shouldn’t be on the app store
by Strizbiz on 2016/03/27 01:36
why this app that hasn’t been supported in 4 years is still on the app store puzzles me, its utter crap.
Great music making app
by Zach80 on 2016/01/19 10:40
Love this app, takes a little to figure out but you get jammin quick. Love the authentic sounding drum kits and the pads and the editable synthesizers. A little tricky to make sense of it all at first but worth it to learn. Can make cool beat ideas in no time. Cool app sometimes crashes but it's been good since I updated it.
Great app till now!!!!!!
by Posttoastys on 2016/01/03 18:01
Got the app a couple of years ago with my Akai synth station 25 and iPhone 4 worked great, got iPhone 5 and had a few problems which I worked out happy days are here again. Then I had not used the app in a couple months went to use it and it won't load just immediately crashes! Well maybe it's my phone so try my iPad Air and does the same thing. So is this thing dead in the water or is there any hope Akai or Apple will find the problem. Thank God I have real synths and keyboards that don't have to be updated every 5 minutes!!!!!!
Can not open
by Artoman on 2015/12/31 18:32
I'd like to get my money back, but I don't know how to do that. Even I can't open app, same time it closing! P.S. It ask me put at least 1 star. For what?!
$1.99?!?
by bigfamko on 2015/12/09 07:47
I bought this when it first came out and it was like $15 or $20. I always thought it was garbage...now I'm positive
Abandonware - no updates or fixes in years 🚽
by AvengerPod on 2015/11/22 01:15
App is still broken: you have to turn on location services for it to even start, but then it can only play sound via the 1/8" stereo headphone output. Unfortunately the app seems to be abandonware at this point in time - Akai hasn't updated it in years in spite of the annoying problems and 1-star reviews. It needs to be fixed to start up without crashing, to play audio through the iPad speaker, and to support AudioBus/ACP/inter-app Audio and iOS 7. The synth engine also needs work - it exhibits annoying aliasing at high pitches.
Who would have thought?
by Strizbiz on 2015/11/18 15:22
Who would have thought that when it came to the iOS platform Akai Professional would have been so..... Un- professional ?
Akrap? Yes. Total crAPP.
by Fauxmantic on 2015/09/15 11:15
Abandon Much? Last update was in 2012. 2.0.1.2. Let that sink in...
It won't even open
by P zillion on 2015/03/29 18:45
What I supposed to do because, you guys don't even have an upgrade so do I get a refund ?
Works with iOS 8 iPod 5th gen
by VLenin on 2015/03/21 01:04
I linked my 5th gen iPod via a cable adapter to the Synthstation 49, and it rocks using this excellent app! App also works with a 1st gen iPad on the Synthstation, very professional and excellent integration of software and hardware. Beautiful app! Bravo Akai!
Never opens
by AJ Miller123 on 2015/03/06 04:12
This thing will not open. Money waisted and I have the latest iPad.
Crashes and Doesn't work with its own equipment
by KappanTheise on 2015/02/20 12:22
So when I first downloaded the synth station app I used a mpk25 for controlling midi and everything was going smoothly until I recently updated to the actual synth station49 keyboard and when I did upgrade I lost all sound. Every other app works with their keyboard but the app meant for the keyboard. The whole keyboard turns on and controls all the functions of the app but with no audio these features become useless
Abandonment Issues
by S. L. Biggs on 2015/01/28 15:27
This app and the corresponding hardware are the reasons why I will never buy from Akai again.
Back from the dead?
by Aka monkey dope on 2015/01/16 05:51
I'm giving this three stars for its fat analog sound.The interface its self REALLY NEEDS a face lift as does the sequencer grid .peace Christo
Buggy But Nice Sounding Abandonware
by Leestro on 2014/11/15 04:24
Bugs bugs bugs, if you're using it on iOS7 or later, you're lucky if it works at all. Patch save doesn't work. Notes Hang. Audio inexplicably stops. The sequencing is painful. Akai has gone down the crapper since InMusic took them over. The synth still sounds nice to me, wasted potential.
It's all good
by Chris Stylez on 2014/11/09 23:32
I finally re download my app again for the synth station and it reloaded.. Up and running and now let's see what I can do to make things happen.... I'm deeply sorry for my last comment being rude nasty but yea I should a had waited to see if there will be a up date on it or fix the bugs but yea it's all good and now I'm happy ...
Crashes
by Justindanger on 2014/10/07 01:19
I have an iPad Air. I'd like my money back if the app isn't updated ASAP. It crashes everytime I open it.
Won't open on iPad Air
by THE REAL WOLFE on 2014/05/16 23:07
Needs a new update and make compatible with Retronyms Tabletop.
Crashes
by Deegster77 on 2014/05/01 08:27
I just purchased this recently and have not been able to get it working once. It just crashes every single time! What the hell Akai!!!
Crashes constantly on iPad Air!!
by BobRosaProductions on 2014/04/26 22:12
When is Akai ever gonna fix this app?!?! It crashes constantly no matter how many times I delete and reinstall it. They have to know this is an issue for many users but do nothing to fix it. I am ready to delete it permanently and never look to their products ever again! So sad!!
Like wow
by Darthitachi on 2014/04/18 14:54
I bought this like when it first came out about 2 years ago ($7) and nothing's changed. It's pretty much gotten worse in my perspective.
Great for price
by Jarrett! :] on 2014/02/09 06:43
Connected iPhone to computer and installed the software - program now works The program hiccoughs and glitches if you do too much at one time, but using this program off and on since '11 - I've learned to work with it Recommended as a sequencer and not with peripherals. With that in mind it's the best value for what you can get from it - you can sequence entire songs, and quite frankly - it has a very fat analogue sound that sounds cool
Crap from Day 1
by Hodgens on 2014/01/27 05:22
This app has never, Ever worked. Didn't work when I brought the overpriced keyboard that this was supposed to complement from Akai (distorted sound and constant crashing) last year, doesn't work at all now after the last OS update. Won't even start. There have been ZERO UPDATES in two years. What a crap way to treat your customers
Can't open it...
by Stanasko on 2014/01/23 11:33
Well... I have iPad 4 and i can not open it at all...?!? Can someone tell me what is it about...?
Not compatible with ios7
by heddhunter on 2014/01/22 18:16
Doesn't work on iOS 7, so no new phones, iPads, etc. akai should take the app down until they fix this.
SynthStation
by kxg0930 on 2014/01/05 17:28
I contacted akai online tech support. The gentleman I had communication with blamed it on the Apple OS. That response suprised/puzzled me due to the fact akai built this app to run on the ipad mobile OS. I responded with this thought as a question and never heard back. I still own my AX-80 I bought brand new. I have had numerous akai products and have not had any problems. But this new attitude has changed my opinion of akai. I have since bought M-Audio and Arturia devices for my controller needs and have been very happy. Nothing shows unhappiness better than loss of sales.
It's nice, but...
by BEATLESMANIAC1234 on 2013/12/27 00:26
Yeah it's nice my dad bought it for me for Christmas but yeah... I CAN'T SAVE ANYTHING. ANYTHING AT ALL. And it's not like there's a save button right there and I'm having problems with the update. THERE JUST ISN'T A SAVE BUTTON. ANYWHERE. The only way to save it is to download it onto a Mac or PC but once you get out of the project it's hopeless. All the files that you worked hard on are WIPED. I hope they add a save button... Lol wait a minute I found it
Terrible
by Urmom177 on 2013/11/25 17:00
The app won't even load. I click on it and it shows the loading screen and then it crashes.
Five stars for the keyboard
by RDMSTUDIO on 2013/11/12 17:36
Here's what I mean. The program is like a started for someone trying to get their feet wet. But the keyboard is great with GarageBand. The transport buttons don't work but the pads work with the drum sounds. And being able the play the piano with the sustain peddle is wonderful. The people at Akia need to think harder about the program. It would make it woth having.
Terrible
by Mgmg4871 on 2013/11/07 20:19
No updates.
Not good
by Deltacaster on 2013/11/07 19:13
There are about 50 better synths to get on the App Store than this, and it is NOT needed to use your synth station keyboard, no matter what the packaging says. Get midibridge and you can run any synth app with them.
👉👎👈
by 1 Alien Goo on 2013/10/22 06:28
☝️⭐️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
:(
by Jareth40242 on 2013/10/18 20:17
Won't even open with iPad mini :(
Didn't work
by sWAGG kIDD!!! on 2013/10/11 01:34
Can I get a refund. Force closes immediately
Almost there
by phaelam on 2013/10/06 16:37
So close to being awesome. It falls short in one KEY area...when I tried to save a new project or a sequence....it just wouldn't accept my changes. So basically you are unable to save what you've done. Fix that and it's perfect. Other than that, this is super fun. And productive for knocking out ideas.
Not a good app.
by Ansilatoms on 2013/09/18 18:49
After buying, installing, and using once...it just stopped opening. The splash screen comes up, and then just goes away. What a waste.
Buggy beyond belief
by MasterPete86 on 2013/09/18 00:26
This would be a cool app if it wasn't so buggy, but as is it is completely unusable. Most of the time it crashes before even opening.
No sound iPad
by Bill review. on 2013/09/05 01:35
Don't buy it. It does not work.
REALLY AKAI, REALLY?!!!
by 5ean3ric on 2013/08/30 01:00
This app is wonderful...when it works and doesn't crash. Problem is...it crashes all the time!!! I don't understand why AKAI can't fix this issue as I have their other app iMPC and that one works like a dream!!! Nothing frustrates me more than technology that doesn't work properly...
Won't even launch
by jiveturkey001 on 2013/08/02 03:27
I have not been able to use this app in months because the app won't open. I got excited when I saw the massive update for the iPad version but it is literally unusable. It just crashes and closes before it loads. It never, ever works. Ever. Deleted.
Please update
by MARVhp on 2013/07/22 08:30
Please update this app for the iphone5 And add audio bus or come out with a better app
Great app
by cyberyukon on 2013/07/20 20:53
Solid, with lots of knobs, faders and cool stuff to play with. The overhaul last hear made a world of difference. Now...audiobus!!
How Come?
by johnny knows best on 2013/07/07 00:48
How come it won't save my patch settings, for example: a edited a preset and then saved it, but it won't save my filter swatting. I want it to be the 2 pole filter, but it keeps saving it on high pass filter setting, even after I change it to 2 pole and save. Very frustrating and not really worth $1.99. It's sad really...
Crashes Habitually.
by Joshua D. on 2013/07/04 05:51
I have an iPad 4 and this is the only application that I have purchased, that crashes like this. I have cleared my app cache, restarted my iPad, nothing works for me. Every time that I click on this application in an attempt to open it, it immediately proceeds to crash and bring me right back to my home screen where I started. When I first purchased the app, I recall actually being able to get into the app and use it. So, I do not know what the developer has done to angle the app this poorly. But, I know they appear to ave completely abandoned the application, as there has not been an update in many months. I would highly suggest to pass up buying this app, or at least hold off for now and check back later to see if they have come back and fixed all of these huge problems. I will never understand a developer who is willing to take someone's hard earned money, and not do everything in their power to keep the purchased application up and running. This is what happens when the world no longer has morals and ethics, and a sense of honor. Besides, I believe that you would do a lot better with other Synth apps such as Nave, Alchemy, Thor, et cetera. They cost more but at least they usually are maintained and updated.
Update please
by Mr OMs on 2013/06/04 16:02
I can't say anything about the app because it crashes when i try to loaf it, and come to find out it's because it hasn't been updated for iOS 5...not too happy right about now!!!
Finally works
by Thepony83 on 2013/05/30 17:34
After a lot of trouble shooting with akai the app works for me. If any one else has an issue with no sound the fix was to change the rotation lock to mute. Cycle the switch a few times then back to unmute. Change the switch back to rotation lock( if that's what you prefer) cycle the power. Took a few days of emailing with tech support but its up and running.
Pretty Cool App But Lacks a Few Things
by BIG M2-777 on 2013/05/11 06:39
First of all the updated app works on my "New IPad" (iPad 3)!!! For the price I think the app is pretty cool, fun, and easy to use. I know it's a synth app but I would like to see an acoustic and an electric piano sound. In fact I think they should make the app a full music sequencing DAW type app with bass, guitar, strings, horn sounds, external recording ability, etc. That would really make it a great app!!! Especially using it with the functionality of the Synth Station 49! Not everyone wants to make electronic synth sounding dance and techno music. But many would love to make other types of music using ALL the functionality of the Synth Station 49. GIVE US MORE SOUNDS PLEASE!!! I know Garage Band is out there but it does not use ALL the capabilities of the Synth Station 49. Now a word about the Synth Station 49...It looks like a great product. I hesitate to buy it because I have the IO dock by Alesis which is more flexible in terms of in's and out's for recording via iPad. I wish the Synth Station 49 also had the functionality of the Alesis IO dock, sort of like merging the two into one. THAT would make it the ultimate IPad controller. If I could plug in a mic, bass, guitar, etc for use with Garage Band, the improved Synth Station I spoke about above, or other such apps that would be cool. I would want one with 76 or 88 keys. That would make live performances with the iPad super easy and more practical. With the apps that are out now, something like that would rival the Yamaha Motif and Roland Fantom. I sure hope Akai reads these reviews and takes my suggestion and makes it a reality. I would pay extra for something like that. Some day somebody WILL make one, an ultimate iPad workstation, it might as well be Akai.
Crash
by Wxlf89 on 2013/05/10 23:47
Wont open. I see now that Akai doesnt care about its customers. Waiting for months for them to fix these bugs now.
Won't start up
by Jeremy's Main Account on 2013/04/27 18:48
Just bought it.... And now it won't even load up......lame
Doesn't work
by ZKso on 2013/04/20 07:53
Doesn't work on iPad mini , good thing I didn't buy their 7 $ app
Money well spent
by Kuba4777 on 2013/04/18 17:07
You can't complain, for how much this app costs it's amazing! I also got the portable controller for it and its a cool toy to play around with. Lots of options for sound synth!
Ipad mini
by Jfduhart on 2013/04/14 05:54
I use my synthstation25 with a 30pin to lightning adapter connected to my ipan mini, and the latency issue makes it unusable. Further more, physical-backlited buttons on the keyboard are shifted to the right (I press drums, and synth 1 lights up, and so on). Such a shame coming from AKAI. Please fix this. Please.
Not bad
by Whisperswords on 2013/04/11 01:01
I like playing with things on this app. I wish it was audio bus compatible.
Crashes
by Gerstbersters on 2013/04/04 01:17
Just bought my daughter an Akai Synth Station and she cannot even use it. The app just crashes every time I try to open it. Please fix this problem or your keyboard is useless to us.
great filter and oscillators
by microwoven on 2013/03/29 21:45
so far no problems under ios 5.1 and ipad1. The synth based on Ion/Micron/MiniAk sounds fantastic, all vco waves are there and 4 out of the 7 imitative filter models too (check out resonance of the Mini and compare to the OB 12db lowpass, totally different). Probably one of the least aliasing synths under iOS!! I only wished they would bring back the waveshape parameter for saw/triangle/neg.saw and LFO 2. Does it really only save 64 synth patches ?? Please update to 256 and give us more presets out of the 700 sounds of the MiniAk.
CRASHES on start, USELESS
by rs11gps on 2013/03/23 06:13
Don't waste your time even downloading it. IT DOESN'T RUN. I've deleted and reinstalled. No Good. Apple should pull this !
Works fine after reboot
by madbaddoberan on 2013/03/22 02:21
For .99 can't beat it. It would not open before I rebooted the IPad. Thank you for review 1. For the reboot hook up.
Works Great - Awesome Price!
by Sax Teacher on 2013/03/18 14:05
The negative reviews had me worried, but for $2 it seemed to be worth the risk. I use an iPad 2 with iOS 5.0.1. I installed and shut-down/restarted my system and it works perfect. I'm not sure why everyone else is having so much trouble with this app? Excellent application for me - THANK YOU!!!
Not workings
by Nickey76 on 2013/02/28 04:29
I just bought this apps & I got nothing but a crash. I downloaded to my iPad 4G & try to open it nothing working,so please fix it or my money back. If it working & no crash ill recommend this apps to all my friends
...
by Ku$hBeatz on 2013/02/26 06:33
I don't understand why all the bad review O.o , but anyways this app is pretty good. Simple, lots of kits to play with, with three different oscillators. For $1.99 it's pretty good.
Crash attack
by Skitterlad on 2013/02/25 04:25
Crashes on boot with ipad 3. And most current iOS I Can't even use it
No sound
by Ems_isbest on 2013/02/18 06:11
Opens fine. Looks like a really cool app, but it produces no sound. Too bad.
BUY NANO STUDIO
by Mr.Roboto 1 on 2013/02/18 01:27
I found that Nano studio is compasabke with the synthstation 25, and is MUCH BETTER than this glitchy app. It has 16 tracks- each can record and loop anything you put in it! It also has about 400 decent synths and 10 layouts. Beast program for it's price!
Hssssss
by Harry Pitch on 2013/02/07 13:20
The reviews were so uniformly negative and apparently stupid, that I had to try it! Best 2 bucks I've spent in a while!! I can't imagine what it takes to please someone who thinks they're going to get hundreds -or thousands!- of dollars worth of gear/audioware in an iCreep for less than a sawbuck, but I'm sure glad I don't have to work tech support for these yahoos. Yes, the keyboard seems to be from 1998, and the output does seem a little under amplified, but it's a great "toy", with real nice pro samples, which latter ALONE make my ears giggle.
Nope
by robertginkgo on 2013/01/19 04:10
Just no.
I used to really like this app
by Buck Flowens on 2013/01/13 01:56
But all it seems to do now is crash, crash, crash. I can't even get past the intro screen. This is BS. What the deal, AKAI?
CRASH EVERYTIME PLESE FIX it
by MAXPI33 on 2013/01/12 14:33
Cant do anything with it, crash every time when I open it 1 sec, then is gone. Please fix it.
Won't even start!
by iamlucio on 2013/01/11 17:01
I'm using the new iPad. App won't even start. Crashes every time. Was really looking forward to see how it works as a MIDI Controller. Can I get my money back?
What A Crap
by TattoMoraless on 2013/01/09 09:03
It even start! I was really exciting to use it, what a crap!
TURN ON LOCATION SERVICES
by Poetic Medium on 2013/01/03 01:27
Turning on location services will fix the crash. Had this problem in the past with some photo apps. iPod 5gen. iOS6.
App crashes like everyone says
by ThomBonham on 2013/01/01 02:28
Like many of the posts below, this app crashes as soon as it opens. I have a third gen iPad. Shame, it looked pretty cool.
Needs update... Alot.
by Hey heey on 2012/12/27 19:43
Sound qualities are below average, not even classic piano is in it. Doesn't save correctly, need to start multiple times to link to hardware.
Not working
by W4LTR0N on 2012/12/27 03:45
My girlfriend got me the Synth Station 25 for Christmas and was excited for me to use it. I have an iPod Touch and I can't seem to get it to work. So now she is upset, and that is the worst part of me not getting it to work. I hope I can figure something out.
Wick Wick Whaaaaaaaaack!!!
by Soy Yoch on 2012/12/24 03:29
This app is such a dissappointment. I hope Akai updates it before the Great Tribulation begins because as of now it is wick wick whaaaaaaaaaaack!! Akai is better than this and I know they can do way better.
Doesn't work on my 3gs ios 4.32.
by peboer on 2012/12/21 16:44
Tried to use this, but it doesn't even startup. No response from their customer service. Thanks for nothing.
not working for me
by wizman228 on 2012/12/21 03:00
Maybe it worked for some folks but it isn't working at all on either my iPhone 4S or my iPad (1st gen) Just crashes after the splash screen. It did work so I guess like the other reviews say, the update screwed everything up. Please, AKAI, make this right.
Still broken. Don't buy.
by Mr. Peach 808 on 2012/12/17 20:44
Crashes at splash screen...
Nice app overall..
by ECPvip on 2012/12/08 19:56
Not sure why I can't save a song/song name? Also, it would be great to be able to use an external keyboard...is that in the works? Sequencing is nice; much simpler than other apps. Also, sound manipulation seems more responsive and accurate than, say... AddictiveSynth. Still exploring this one, really. Just these few things noted that really stick out.
Simply does not work.
by DLWeston on 2012/11/25 03:40
Will not run on legacy IPad, period. Waste of money.
Crashes
by Sven the violinist on 2012/11/21 20:25
Really? Was excited to download this and it just opens a splash screen and then quits. What a piece of junk!
Not all bad...
by lordkimbo29 on 2012/11/19 11:01
Don't know why I bought this despite all the negative reviews, but I'm glad I did. The app gives you one polyphonic synth, and two monophonic synths that sound really good as well as a drum machine with a nice selection of samples. And while you can't make any patch edits without leaving the keyboard, its not very hard to program a sequence, have it play in a loop, and make edits that way. Not ideal, but far from impossible as other reviews would have you believe. The sequencer is not too hard to grasp either. Just pick your synth, pick your note, and set its length. Thats it. Maybe its not as easy to program a sequence as other virtual studios in the app store, but again it is far from the impossible task others gave written about. On the down side, there is no audio copy and paste with other apps and you can only export your songs via wifi. Still, Synthstation is a great virtual studio that costs just a fraction of the price of other iOS virtual studios. Even though it may be lacking some features and sports a somewhat complicated workflow, it is still a bargain at its current price. FWIW, I'm running Synthstation on a 4th generation ipod Touch with iOS 5.1.1 without any problems after several days of use.
Great app till now!!!!!!
by Posttoastys on 2016/01/03 18:01
Got the app a couple of years ago with my Akai synth station 25 and iPhone 4 worked great, got iPhone 5 and had a few problems which I worked out happy days are here again. Then I had not used the app in a couple months went to use it and it won't load just immediately crashes! Well maybe it's my phone so try my iPad Air and does the same thing. So is this thing dead in the water or is there any hope Akai or Apple will find the problem. Thank God I have real synths and keyboards that don't have to be updated every 5 minutes!!!!!!
Crashes Habitually.
by Joshua D. on 2013/07/04 05:51
I have an iPad 4 and this is the only application that I have purchased, that crashes like this. I have cleared my app cache, restarted my iPad, nothing works for me. Every time that I click on this application in an attempt to open it, it immediately proceeds to crash and bring me right back to my home screen where I started. When I first purchased the app, I recall actually being able to get into the app and use it. So, I do not know what the developer has done to angle the app this poorly. But, I know they appear to ave completely abandoned the application, as there has not been an update in many months. I would highly suggest to pass up buying this app, or at least hold off for now and check back later to see if they have come back and fixed all of these huge problems. I will never understand a developer who is willing to take someone's hard earned money, and not do everything in their power to keep the purchased application up and running. This is what happens when the world no longer has morals and ethics, and a sense of honor. Besides, I believe that you would do a lot better with other Synth apps such as Nave, Alchemy, Thor, et cetera. They cost more but at least they usually are maintained and updated.
I wish this app was still alive.
by boldstandard on 2016/09/08 10:23
This is actually one of the fattest sounding, authentic sounding synths in the App Store. It really has that Akai kind of sound, the filters especially. I used to have an Akai AX60 that was one of my favorite vintage synthesizers, and this can get some very similar sounds. But, unfortunately it hasn't been updated since 2012. It works if it's the only app running, but with too many other apps going it will crash on opening it. It doesn't have some of the features that have become standard in synth apps in recent years, such as AudioBus, InterApp Audio, Midi Learn (for external controllers) etc. It's a shame, because it sounds great. I keep coming back to it with all the other synth apps I've bought. I'd say it's definitely worth the low price point they have it at now. I don't know if the software company that developed it went bust or what, but I hope someday, somehow, Akai picks it back up again.
Not all bad...
by lordkimbo29 on 2012/11/19 11:01
Don't know why I bought this despite all the negative reviews, but I'm glad I did. The app gives you one polyphonic synth, and two monophonic synths that sound really good as well as a drum machine with a nice selection of samples. And while you can't make any patch edits without leaving the keyboard, its not very hard to program a sequence, have it play in a loop, and make edits that way. Not ideal, but far from impossible as other reviews would have you believe. The sequencer is not too hard to grasp either. Just pick your synth, pick your note, and set its length. Thats it. Maybe its not as easy to program a sequence as other virtual studios in the app store, but again it is far from the impossible task others gave written about. On the down side, there is no audio copy and paste with other apps and you can only export your songs via wifi. Still, Synthstation is a great virtual studio that costs just a fraction of the price of other iOS virtual studios. Even though it may be lacking some features and sports a somewhat complicated workflow, it is still a bargain at its current price. FWIW, I'm running Synthstation on a 4th generation ipod Touch with iOS 5.1.1 without any problems after several days of use.
What I would like to see!
by Synth Feen on 2016/04/19 04:17
I need a update can't hear this app on the iPad speakers just in the head phones. This a great app akai please don't give up on it. I paid for it and I'm feeling cheated I can't use it. Your a big company it's just app that needs a few updates with the new iOS 9.3.1 system I love my SynthStation please don't give up on it I love it. Your company is so big you can do this with your eyes closed every product you make is great I have all your apps. Please allow me to keep using the SynthStation in it's beautiful glory this app is a blessing from God how ever created it don't give up on it.
My review
by Grand Basso on 2017/04/11 03:10
I like the app it's designed for producers like me .i would like to see another app like this ..more instruments.. More project storage space..say up to a 200 at least.. And more drum kits or at least where those like me can make , and store our own kits..other than that..it's a excellent buy..and keep it a iOS 4 app..that will make it even more excellent..we buy In to many things that don't work..but this does it more me..was just saying what if this could sample too..I would be in heaven...as a producer..I love the 49 for what it allows me to achieve ..
Can u guys update the iOS system please
by NeohSoul2026 on 2020/08/21 08:00
I bought this app like six years ago. N I never had a problem with. The app up until I went n purchased me a brand new iPad hitch has all the updated versions installed so I can’t use this app.i love it and would like to be able to use what I paid for if u catch my drift. Please can u guys take a few minutes out of your busy day and update your iOS for this app I mean when the last time u guys updated your iOS for this app was back on the iOS 3.2 system .
Hssssss
by Harry Pitch on 2013/02/07 13:20
The reviews were so uniformly negative and apparently stupid, that I had to try it! Best 2 bucks I've spent in a while!! I can't imagine what it takes to please someone who thinks they're going to get hundreds -or thousands!- of dollars worth of gear/audioware in an iCreep for less than a sawbuck, but I'm sure glad I don't have to work tech support for these yahoos. Yes, the keyboard seems to be from 1998, and the output does seem a little under amplified, but it's a great "toy", with real nice pro samples, which latter ALONE make my ears giggle.
Love and Hate
by GatoMendez on 2018/01/30 23:47
I Love the Sound its amazing specially the Drums are incredible, I hate that it has not been updated for IOS11 so I had to buy an iPad 1 the very first one only to use with this app and Synthstation 49 keyboard which is also outstanding.
Great for price
by Jarrett! :] on 2014/02/09 06:43
Connected iPhone to computer and installed the software - program now works The program hiccoughs and glitches if you do too much at one time, but using this program off and on since '11 - I've learned to work with it Recommended as a sequencer and not with peripherals. With that in mind it's the best value for what you can get from it - you can sequence entire songs, and quite frankly - it has a very fat analogue sound that sounds cool
Works fine
by Jettanutr on 2012/10/26 03:29
I bought this although was skeptical due to all the bad reviews. However, I have had no problems with it what so ever. It's fun, intuitive, and I definitely see my self using it when I'm on the run. I had bought the keyboard that complements the app and thought maybe that's where I would find problems with the app but still works fine. Fun app, cheap price, works.
Works Again! iOS 6 + v. 3.2 - iPhone 4S
by TommyTuna on 2012/10/15 01:16
When I upgraded to the v3.1 software on the Akai Synth Station app on Oct 12,2012, it no longer received MIDI information from the Akai Synth Station 25 keyboard. It no longer showed up in Midibridge either! - that was with iOS 5, not iOS 6. SINCE TODAY IT WORKS GREAT!!! First I upgraded my phone to iOS 6. And then today, AKAI released free upgrade v.3.2 - and Magic! it all works! The sounds are great and it is tons of fun.
Cant sync!!!
by rdoubleop on 2012/10/29 20:18
I have an iPod Touch 2nd Generation and the app will not sync to my ipod, cannot get it to transfer from my itunes to my ipod and yes i have purchased it, does any1 have the same problem or know if its even compatible w/the 2nd gen. ipod touch? also when i tried pluggin my ipod into my synthstation it says i need to upgrade my ipod, i've searched hi and low to find the update for the IOS 4.3 and cannot find it, i've updated it and it still wont sync but i follow the instructions from apple and i dont have a menu under my general settings to update like it shows, is that only for the iphone?
Five stars for the keyboard
by RDMSTUDIO on 2013/11/12 17:36
Here's what I mean. The program is like a started for someone trying to get their feet wet. But the keyboard is great with GarageBand. The transport buttons don't work but the pads work with the drum sounds. And being able the play the piano with the sustain peddle is wonderful. The people at Akia need to think harder about the program. It would make it woth having.
Finally works
by Thepony83 on 2013/05/30 17:34
After a lot of trouble shooting with akai the app works for me. If any one else has an issue with no sound the fix was to change the rotation lock to mute. Cycle the switch a few times then back to unmute. Change the switch back to rotation lock( if that's what you prefer) cycle the power. Took a few days of emailing with tech support but its up and running.
SynthStation
by kxg0930 on 2014/01/05 17:28
I contacted akai online tech support. The gentleman I had communication with blamed it on the Apple OS. That response suprised/puzzled me due to the fact akai built this app to run on the ipad mobile OS. I responded with this thought as a question and never heard back. I still own my AX-80 I bought brand new. I have had numerous akai products and have not had any problems. But this new attitude has changed my opinion of akai. I have since bought M-Audio and Arturia devices for my controller needs and have been very happy. Nothing shows unhappiness better than loss of sales.
Is for people who don't know how to play music!!!
by Pobird on 2012/11/17 05:10
I got the synthstation25 and was excited to check it out... then I realize it DOES NOT allow me to record while I am just playing the keys!!! Really?? It only let you to make stupid step sequences??!! Not everyone makes music by tap a grid like a robot and full of time restriction!!! SOMEONE might just know how to play keyboard... It blows my mind how stupid this app is and is back by Akai!!! On the other hand, it does work on my iPhone4 w/ iOS6 update if anyone is wondering about that... I am gonna get garbage band or nano studio instead...
Great music making app
by Zach80 on 2016/01/19 10:40
Love this app, takes a little to figure out but you get jammin quick. Love the authentic sounding drum kits and the pads and the editable synthesizers. A little tricky to make sense of it all at first but worth it to learn. Can make cool beat ideas in no time. Cool app sometimes crashes but it's been good since I updated it.
Lots of potential but JUNK nevertheless
by givepcachance on 2012/10/14 00:37
I bought three Synthstation keyboards to work with the iPhone 4. NONE of them worked..Customer service was a joke. They hinted I should carve my connector down so it would fit better, but that didn't help. These are nice sounds and wouldn't it be great to have a little keyboard that actually worked, but this isn't it. The app itself crashes at start-up…Maybe apps like this should be reserved for the Droid store, where people are much more forgiving about using quality instruments…sorry.
Works Great - Awesome Price!
by Sax Teacher on 2013/03/18 14:05
The negative reviews had me worried, but for $2 it seemed to be worth the risk. I use an iPad 2 with iOS 5.0.1. I installed and shut-down/restarted my system and it works perfect. I'm not sure why everyone else is having so much trouble with this app? Excellent application for me - THANK YOU!!!
Nice app overall..
by ECPvip on 2012/12/08 19:56
Not sure why I can't save a song/song name? Also, it would be great to be able to use an external keyboard...is that in the works? Sequencing is nice; much simpler than other apps. Also, sound manipulation seems more responsive and accurate than, say... AddictiveSynth. Still exploring this one, really. Just these few things noted that really stick out.
Crashes and Doesn't work with its own equipment
by KappanTheise on 2015/02/20 12:22
So when I first downloaded the synth station app I used a mpk25 for controlling midi and everything was going smoothly until I recently updated to the actual synth station49 keyboard and when I did upgrade I lost all sound. Every other app works with their keyboard but the app meant for the keyboard. The whole keyboard turns on and controls all the functions of the app but with no audio these features become useless
Almost there
by phaelam on 2013/10/06 16:37
So close to being awesome. It falls short in one KEY area...when I tried to save a new project or a sequence....it just wouldn't accept my changes. So basically you are unable to save what you've done. Fix that and it's perfect. Other than that, this is super fun. And productive for knocking out ideas.
Won't even launch
by jiveturkey001 on 2013/08/02 03:27
I have not been able to use this app in months because the app won't open. I got excited when I saw the massive update for the iPad version but it is literally unusable. It just crashes and closes before it loads. It never, ever works. Ever. Deleted.
It's all good
by Chris Stylez on 2014/11/09 23:32
I finally re download my app again for the synth station and it reloaded.. Up and running and now let's see what I can do to make things happen.... I'm deeply sorry for my last comment being rude nasty but yea I should a had waited to see if there will be a up date on it or fix the bugs but yea it's all good and now I'm happy ...
Program ok
by music152music on 2012/10/14 15:26
Finally got program open and I like what I see so dismiss my first post don't know what the glitch was but after shutting down my iPad 2 and turning it back on program is working fine now please keep improving it I will give it 5 stars.
Works with iOS 8 iPod 5th gen
by VLenin on 2015/03/21 01:04
I linked my 5th gen iPod via a cable adapter to the Synthstation 49, and it rocks using this excellent app! App also works with a 1st gen iPad on the Synthstation, very professional and excellent integration of software and hardware. Beautiful app! Bravo Akai!
Ignore all the negativity
by Shelovesfebreezeman on 2016/05/06 15:29
These reviews are negative and hurtful, this is still a great app today, i had no problems using it on my iPad Air 2. However it could us ea big update for the new iOS software. please dont give up on this app
Do not buy this app!
by Saint Eskimo on 2012/10/16 17:35
No matter how tempted you are by the screen shots, by the demonstration videos, by the promise of the Alesis Micron synth engine running in your iPad, do not buy this app! After using SynthStation it is little wonder Akai tapped third party developer Retronyms to create their MPC Fly app. Clearly Akai has no idea what they're doing. Ignore my advice at your peril. While only 1.99 the SynthStation is so truly awful, so shoddily assembled, you will feel robbed. Flee! Flee!
REALLY AKAI, REALLY?!!!
by 5ean3ric on 2013/08/30 01:00
This app is wonderful...when it works and doesn't crash. Problem is...it crashes all the time!!! I don't understand why AKAI can't fix this issue as I have their other app iMPC and that one works like a dream!!! Nothing frustrates me more than technology that doesn't work properly...
Money well spent
by Kuba4777 on 2013/04/18 17:07
You can't complain, for how much this app costs it's amazing! I also got the portable controller for it and its a cool toy to play around with. Lots of options for sound synth!
Crap from Day 1
by Hodgens on 2014/01/27 05:22
This app has never, Ever worked. Didn't work when I brought the overpriced keyboard that this was supposed to complement from Akai (distorted sound and constant crashing) last year, doesn't work at all now after the last OS update. Won't even start. There have been ZERO UPDATES in two years. What a crap way to treat your customers
Crashes constantly on iPad Air!!
by BobRosaProductions on 2014/04/26 22:12
When is Akai ever gonna fix this app?!?! It crashes constantly no matter how many times I delete and reinstall it. They have to know this is an issue for many users but do nothing to fix it. I am ready to delete it permanently and never look to their products ever again! So sad!!
TURN ON LOCATION SERVICES
by Poetic Medium on 2013/01/03 01:27
Turning on location services will fix the crash. Had this problem in the past with some photo apps. iPod 5gen. iOS6.
this latest update just crashes the software
by Charlie710 on 2012/10/14 17:55
it won't even open on an iPod touch 5 gen.. at all on my iPad 3 is fine but on the 4 inch screen iPod touch it will just crash… doesn't even open… at all, please fix i have a few songs in there… and i tried uninstalling it and re installing it with no success..
Works fine after reboot
by madbaddoberan on 2013/03/22 02:21
For .99 can't beat it. It would not open before I rebooted the IPad. Thank you for review 1. For the reboot hook up.
It's nice, but...
by BEATLESMANIAC1234 on 2013/12/27 00:26
Yeah it's nice my dad bought it for me for Christmas but yeah... I CAN'T SAVE ANYTHING. ANYTHING AT ALL. And it's not like there's a save button right there and I'm having problems with the update. THERE JUST ISN'T A SAVE BUTTON. ANYWHERE. The only way to save it is to download it onto a Mac or PC but once you get out of the project it's hopeless. All the files that you worked hard on are WIPED. I hope they add a save button... Lol wait a minute I found it
How Come?
by johnny knows best on 2013/07/07 00:48
How come it won't save my patch settings, for example: a edited a preset and then saved it, but it won't save my filter swatting. I want it to be the 2 pole filter, but it keeps saving it on high pass filter setting, even after I change it to 2 pole and save. Very frustrating and not really worth $1.99. It's sad really...
BUY NANO STUDIO
by Mr.Roboto 1 on 2013/02/18 01:27
I found that Nano studio is compasabke with the synthstation 25, and is MUCH BETTER than this glitchy app. It has 16 tracks- each can record and loop anything you put in it! It also has about 400 decent synths and 10 layouts. Beast program for it's price!
...
by Ku$hBeatz on 2013/02/26 06:33
I don't understand why all the bad review O.o , but anyways this app is pretty good. Simple, lots of kits to play with, with three different oscillators. For $1.99 it's pretty good.
UPDATE THIS APP
by Davio45 on 2017/08/14 23:46
I want to use this app. I even bought a 30pin to lighting converter to use it on my iPhone 5s. But even though capability for the app says IOS 4.3 and up, it totally doesn't work with my IOS 10.3. I have a cool keyboard and this a sweet rig but it's completely useless without a functioning app. Total waste of money and I feel deceived.
not working for me
by wizman228 on 2012/12/21 03:00
Maybe it worked for some folks but it isn't working at all on either my iPhone 4S or my iPad (1st gen) Just crashes after the splash screen. It did work so I guess like the other reviews say, the update screwed everything up. Please, AKAI, make this right.
Akai gave up?
by mtrucco on 2016/09/03 06:52
First it was crashing all the time...now it would open but makes no sound. I enjoyed it while it lasted...could use an update, Bluetooth sync, 3/4 time... And actually make sound. Too bad, I used to like akai...now I expect no updates or response to customer concerns.
Bunk
by Kid quid on 2012/10/14 15:42
Worked pretty well until that "update". They said they fixed the problem with the keyboard not receiving sound, but my 2nd synth patch sounds won't work now. It has great sounds but you guys need to keep your customers happy and get a good customer service staff on hand.
Needs update... Alot.
by Hey heey on 2012/12/27 19:43
Sound qualities are below average, not even classic piano is in it. Doesn't save correctly, need to start multiple times to link to hardware.
Great app
by cyberyukon on 2013/07/20 20:53
Solid, with lots of knobs, faders and cool stuff to play with. The overhaul last hear made a world of difference. Now...audiobus!!
It might be nice if it even opened
by Macathleoch on 2012/10/23 13:58
I heard there might be some problems with this app but I did not expect it to not even start. I have written to Akai and hope they can support their product. It would be great if I could use the app that I paid for.
Not working
by W4LTR0N on 2012/12/27 03:45
My girlfriend got me the Synth Station 25 for Christmas and was excited for me to use it. I have an iPod Touch and I can't seem to get it to work. So now she is upset, and that is the worst part of me not getting it to work. I hope I can figure something out.
Waste of money
by Joe joe joe joe joe hopeee on 2012/11/17 05:42
Great concept, but a junk product. The Key Board 25 key was very cool, but can't run on many apps, especially Garage Band. Unfortunately I am giving this a 1 star review is because of the application fail continually on my iPhone and iPad. Wish I had my $2.00 back...
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Low $1.99 price extended! Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 to iOS 6.1.3 Features • Three virtual-analog synthesizers, each with three oscillators • More than 50 drum kits, plus a built-in sequencer • Create melodic and accompaniment parts using arpeggiator with preset patterns • Core MIDI-compatible: works with any Core MIDI device as a synth module on your iOS device • Real-time recording • Unlimited creativity with effects and filters • Compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch • Requires iOS 4.3 or later Transform your iPhone into a music production studio. synthstation transforms your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a portable music production studio for mobile music creation. synthstation gives you three powerful synthesizers for creating and modifying sonic textures used for melodies, chords, and bass lines. Built around akai Professional’s history in synthesis and drawing on the newest MINIAK synth, synthstation sounds great and offers wide-ranging sonic flexibility with its virtual analog synthesis. From the moment you start synthstation, you'll know your way around. It is jam-packed with tools to help you create music with the convenience of your touch screen and each section works the way you work. With synthstation, you can create and save sequences and complete songs. The app contains three different three-oscillator synths and a range of drum kits you can sequence and mix right in the synthstation. For creating melodic and accompaniment parts, the synthstation contains an arpeggiator with preset patterns, built-in effects and filters, and an XY touch control interface for expressive control of key parameters. PERFORM Play with keys, XY and arpeggiator controls. This is perfect place to make magic happen because it gives you access to all the common controls you’ll need in a performance or creation setting. SYNTH Complete synthesis controls from oscillators to LFOs, envelopes, and more. You can control a wide range of filters to dial in exactly the sound you need. Choose from Sine, Triangle, Square or Sawtooth on your VCO and start creating your own signature sounds from scratch. Filter Cutoff and Resonance are just two taps away. DRUMS In addition to synthstation's three synthesizers, we've included drum kits and a visual representation of the most iconic beat making tool in the world - mpc pads. Just pick your kit and start tapping beats anywhere, anytime. Includes: Drum Kit – select the drum kit and play it with onscreen pads. Drum Edit – tune, mix, and customize your drums. sequencer Keyboard grid – see your keyboard sequencing and edit notes easily. Drum grid – build and modify drum tracks with a visible sequencer grid. SONG/SEQUENCE Select and save your Song/Sequence projects. You can recall your Songs and work on them later, and even export them for further editing in your desktop audio applications. CONTROL XY – two axes of control for hands-on, real-time control. Just like a joystick, the XY controller can snap back to the zero point. Tempo – control tempo and even tap in the tempo you want. MIXER The Mixer in synthstation includes touch-controlled faders for each of the three synthesizers and the drum section as well as FX send for each. Mixer – mix all the levels of the parts and effects. Just like a hardware mixer, there are faders, mutes, and effect routing. Effects – select and control FX type and parameters. synthstation Studio enables you to create and produce music anywhere on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
Can u guys update the iOS system please
by NeohSoul2026 on 2020/08/21 08:00
I bought this app like six years ago. N I never had a problem with. The app up until I went n purchased me a brand new iPad hitch has all the updated versions installed so I can’t use this app.i love it and would like to be able to use what I paid for if u catch my drift. Please can u guys take a few minutes out of your busy day and update your iOS for this app I mean when the last time u guys updated your iOS for this app was back on the iOS 3.2 system .
Doesn’t work
by jabriloo on 2019/12/02 00:31
Hello Please update this app ASAP
No updates
by Jade-Black on 2018/09/21 03:13
I bought this just before iOS update that killed it. Looks like they could careless about making it work. Don’t buy, don’t support this company. It hasn’t been updated in five years.
Love and Hate
by GatoMendez on 2018/01/30 23:47
I Love the Sound its amazing specially the Drums are incredible, I hate that it has not been updated for IOS11 so I had to buy an iPad 1 the very first one only to use with this app and Synthstation 49 keyboard which is also outstanding.
Can’t use until you guys get it together and upgrade for ios😡😡
by Ewaser on 2017/12/05 22:36
Please upgrade its unusable as is
BS
by Caseybassman on 2017/11/18 09:25
Paid for this to just be on the new iPhone and it don’t work. Wow.
UPDATE THIS APP
by Davio45 on 2017/08/14 23:46
I want to use this app. I even bought a 30pin to lighting converter to use it on my iPhone 5s. But even though capability for the app says IOS 4.3 and up, it totally doesn't work with my IOS 10.3. I have a cool keyboard and this a sweet rig but it's completely useless without a functioning app. Total waste of money and I feel deceived.
Doesn't work on iPad Pro
by Mr. Spellman on 2017/06/25 23:36
Don't work
My review
by Grand Basso on 2017/04/11 03:10
I like the app it's designed for producers like me .i would like to see another app like this ..more instruments.. More project storage space..say up to a 200 at least.. And more drum kits or at least where those like me can make , and store our own kits..other than that..it's a excellent buy..and keep it a iOS 4 app..that will make it even more excellent..we buy In to many things that don't work..but this does it more me..was just saying what if this could sample too..I would be in heaven...as a producer..I love the 49 for what it allows me to achieve ..
Won't work
by Barrel+stinks on 2017/03/26 04:55
Not able to work, thought it would be okay but it just crashes , spend your $2 elsewhere, I suggest somewhere where you won't be scammed.
I wish this app was still alive.
by boldstandard on 2016/09/08 10:23
This is actually one of the fattest sounding, authentic sounding synths in the App Store. It really has that Akai kind of sound, the filters especially. I used to have an Akai AX60 that was one of my favorite vintage synthesizers, and this can get some very similar sounds. But, unfortunately it hasn't been updated since 2012. It works if it's the only app running, but with too many other apps going it will crash on opening it. It doesn't have some of the features that have become standard in synth apps in recent years, such as AudioBus, InterApp Audio, Midi Learn (for external controllers) etc. It's a shame, because it sounds great. I keep coming back to it with all the other synth apps I've bought. I'd say it's definitely worth the low price point they have it at now. I don't know if the software company that developed it went bust or what, but I hope someday, somehow, Akai picks it back up again.
Akai gave up?
by mtrucco on 2016/09/03 06:52
First it was crashing all the time...now it would open but makes no sound. I enjoyed it while it lasted...could use an update, Bluetooth sync, 3/4 time... And actually make sound. Too bad, I used to like akai...now I expect no updates or response to customer concerns.
This stupid app won't even open.
by w34lth on 2016/08/06 20:49
Should of read the review before purchasing. It used it once and that it it won't open again. It crash every time after that.
Great Sounds, Bad GUI, no iOS support beyond 6.x
by dysamoria on 2016/07/08 23:48
UPDATE 3: No update in years. Does not run on iOS versions beyond the last version of iOS 6. I never did get to try it on iPad. Now that I have an iPad Pro, Synth Station isn't functional on the OS that it runs. UPDATE 2: Version 3 on iPhone is absolutely the SAME as version 2 on the iPhone. Still a ridiculously ineffective GUI. These are professionals?? There are first time programmers and self-funded freeware authors who can devise interfaces for their iPhone software that work very well. Why can't Akai get it together?? [UPDATED Review: App LOSES one star because Akai "updated" it with almost no value. They did not change the GUI at all (except you can "audition" patches in the patch selector page). This is absurd. WTH, Akai??] This app is clearly intended to be used primarily with the SynthStation25 controller keyboard. The app is pretty much an advertising medium for the controllers as it even shows you a full-screen advert on app start. Standalone, the app is clumsy (at best). In fact, it's rather frustrating). Editing the synths is beyond clumsy. you are forewarned. About auditioning: There are no controls to go to "next" or "previous" presets/patches on the Performance screen. To change patches/presets, you must: 1. tap open the main menu 2. tap select sounds screen 3. tap select a different preset 4. tap open main menu again 5. tap select the performance screen again. That's FIVE actions, at different positions on the screen. All that, just to go to the next preset. Simple "<" & ">" buttons on the performance page would solve this!! There's room for such controls but they're not available. Clearly Akai had this app designed to operate with the keyboard controller's dedicated physical buttons. It's obvious that it wasn't meant to be a standalone app. Without the controller, simple actions are five times the effort in the on-screen GUI. For $2 (was on sale) this was an ok purchase, I guess [UPDATE: actually, no, it's not ok, because I never use it due to the horribly clumsy GUI]. The synth on this thing is quite powerful & i can imagine using it standalone just for sounds... But programming custom patches without having the keyboard present to audition changes [is utterly impossible and] I won't try. (There are six separate pages of controls & no way to audition your changes unless you *exit* the editing environment & re-enter the performance screen. There's no easy way to switch from page to page in the synth editing area, either) i definitely wouldn't have paid more than $2 for this thing. [since I don't use it, I wouldn't have paid $2 knowing how stupidly designed it is] After using it with the clumsy GUI, I can tell you that I wouldn't buy it a second time. I do have my eyes on the keyboard to see how it does in the market [but I don't need another controller & won't buy Akai's just to make this app sensible!] If the app is [totally] redesigned, it might be worth buying the keyboard (does it power the phone when hooked up through USB? very little info about the device is available). Still, even WITH the keyboard, I don't feel the design of the user interface is acceptable. There are far better workstation GUIs out there. This one requires far too many steps, touches, repeated menu actions, etc to do simple things that ought be much more accessible. It's not ugly looking, but it's not pretty either. More importantly, it could be *far* better at use of screen real-estate. Buttons are too small, sliders are too big & better overall design would allow for more important controls to be on each screen (to cut down on repeat actions). Really, Akai needs to redo this. It needs a *complete redesign* of the GUI.
Ignore all the negativity
by Shelovesfebreezeman on 2016/05/06 15:29
These reviews are negative and hurtful, this is still a great app today, i had no problems using it on my iPad Air 2. However it could us ea big update for the new iOS software. please dont give up on this app
What I would like to see!
by Synth Feen on 2016/04/19 04:17
I need a update can't hear this app on the iPad speakers just in the head phones. This a great app akai please don't give up on it. I paid for it and I'm feeling cheated I can't use it. Your a big company it's just app that needs a few updates with the new iOS 9.3.1 system I love my SynthStation please don't give up on it I love it. Your company is so big you can do this with your eyes closed every product you make is great I have all your apps. Please allow me to keep using the SynthStation in it's beautiful glory this app is a blessing from God how ever created it don't give up on it.
Crashes!
by DJ AR7 on 2016/04/06 10:08
Hi, I just purchased this app and it crashes during operation. Please give me a solution or obviously I'll need a refund:) Thank you
Synthstation
by 1hundred0 on 2016/03/30 18:44
Nice
crap, shouldn’t be on the app store
by Strizbiz on 2016/03/27 01:36
why this app that hasn’t been supported in 4 years is still on the app store puzzles me, its utter crap.
Great music making app
by Zach80 on 2016/01/19 10:40
Love this app, takes a little to figure out but you get jammin quick. Love the authentic sounding drum kits and the pads and the editable synthesizers. A little tricky to make sense of it all at first but worth it to learn. Can make cool beat ideas in no time. Cool app sometimes crashes but it's been good since I updated it.
Great app till now!!!!!!
by Posttoastys on 2016/01/03 18:01
Got the app a couple of years ago with my Akai synth station 25 and iPhone 4 worked great, got iPhone 5 and had a few problems which I worked out happy days are here again. Then I had not used the app in a couple months went to use it and it won't load just immediately crashes! Well maybe it's my phone so try my iPad Air and does the same thing. So is this thing dead in the water or is there any hope Akai or Apple will find the problem. Thank God I have real synths and keyboards that don't have to be updated every 5 minutes!!!!!!
Can not open
by Artoman on 2015/12/31 18:32
I'd like to get my money back, but I don't know how to do that. Even I can't open app, same time it closing! P.S. It ask me put at least 1 star. For what?!
$1.99?!?
by bigfamko on 2015/12/09 07:47
I bought this when it first came out and it was like $15 or $20. I always thought it was garbage...now I'm positive
Abandonware - no updates or fixes in years 🚽
by AvengerPod on 2015/11/22 01:15
App is still broken: you have to turn on location services for it to even start, but then it can only play sound via the 1/8" stereo headphone output. Unfortunately the app seems to be abandonware at this point in time - Akai hasn't updated it in years in spite of the annoying problems and 1-star reviews. It needs to be fixed to start up without crashing, to play audio through the iPad speaker, and to support AudioBus/ACP/inter-app Audio and iOS 7. The synth engine also needs work - it exhibits annoying aliasing at high pitches.
Who would have thought?
by Strizbiz on 2015/11/18 15:22
Who would have thought that when it came to the iOS platform Akai Professional would have been so..... Un- professional ?
Akrap? Yes. Total crAPP.
by Fauxmantic on 2015/09/15 11:15
Abandon Much? Last update was in 2012. 2.0.1.2. Let that sink in...
It won't even open
by P zillion on 2015/03/29 18:45
What I supposed to do because, you guys don't even have an upgrade so do I get a refund ?
Works with iOS 8 iPod 5th gen
by VLenin on 2015/03/21 01:04
I linked my 5th gen iPod via a cable adapter to the Synthstation 49, and it rocks using this excellent app! App also works with a 1st gen iPad on the Synthstation, very professional and excellent integration of software and hardware. Beautiful app! Bravo Akai!
Never opens
by AJ Miller123 on 2015/03/06 04:12
This thing will not open. Money waisted and I have the latest iPad.
Crashes and Doesn't work with its own equipment
by KappanTheise on 2015/02/20 12:22
So when I first downloaded the synth station app I used a mpk25 for controlling midi and everything was going smoothly until I recently updated to the actual synth station49 keyboard and when I did upgrade I lost all sound. Every other app works with their keyboard but the app meant for the keyboard. The whole keyboard turns on and controls all the functions of the app but with no audio these features become useless
Abandonment Issues
by S. L. Biggs on 2015/01/28 15:27
This app and the corresponding hardware are the reasons why I will never buy from Akai again.
Back from the dead?
by Aka monkey dope on 2015/01/16 05:51
I'm giving this three stars for its fat analog sound.The interface its self REALLY NEEDS a face lift as does the sequencer grid .peace Christo
Buggy But Nice Sounding Abandonware
by Leestro on 2014/11/15 04:24
Bugs bugs bugs, if you're using it on iOS7 or later, you're lucky if it works at all. Patch save doesn't work. Notes Hang. Audio inexplicably stops. The sequencing is painful. Akai has gone down the crapper since InMusic took them over. The synth still sounds nice to me, wasted potential.
It's all good
by Chris Stylez on 2014/11/09 23:32
I finally re download my app again for the synth station and it reloaded.. Up and running and now let's see what I can do to make things happen.... I'm deeply sorry for my last comment being rude nasty but yea I should a had waited to see if there will be a up date on it or fix the bugs but yea it's all good and now I'm happy ...
Crashes
by Justindanger on 2014/10/07 01:19
I have an iPad Air. I'd like my money back if the app isn't updated ASAP. It crashes everytime I open it.
Won't open on iPad Air
by THE REAL WOLFE on 2014/05/16 23:07
Needs a new update and make compatible with Retronyms Tabletop.
Crashes
by Deegster77 on 2014/05/01 08:27
I just purchased this recently and have not been able to get it working once. It just crashes every single time! What the hell Akai!!!
Crashes constantly on iPad Air!!
by BobRosaProductions on 2014/04/26 22:12
When is Akai ever gonna fix this app?!?! It crashes constantly no matter how many times I delete and reinstall it. They have to know this is an issue for many users but do nothing to fix it. I am ready to delete it permanently and never look to their products ever again! So sad!!
Like wow
by Darthitachi on 2014/04/18 14:54
I bought this like when it first came out about 2 years ago ($7) and nothing's changed. It's pretty much gotten worse in my perspective.
Great for price
by Jarrett! :] on 2014/02/09 06:43
Connected iPhone to computer and installed the software - program now works The program hiccoughs and glitches if you do too much at one time, but using this program off and on since '11 - I've learned to work with it Recommended as a sequencer and not with peripherals. With that in mind it's the best value for what you can get from it - you can sequence entire songs, and quite frankly - it has a very fat analogue sound that sounds cool
Crap from Day 1
by Hodgens on 2014/01/27 05:22
This app has never, Ever worked. Didn't work when I brought the overpriced keyboard that this was supposed to complement from Akai (distorted sound and constant crashing) last year, doesn't work at all now after the last OS update. Won't even start. There have been ZERO UPDATES in two years. What a crap way to treat your customers
Can't open it...
by Stanasko on 2014/01/23 11:33
Well... I have iPad 4 and i can not open it at all...?!? Can someone tell me what is it about...?
Not compatible with ios7
by heddhunter on 2014/01/22 18:16
Doesn't work on iOS 7, so no new phones, iPads, etc. akai should take the app down until they fix this.
SynthStation
by kxg0930 on 2014/01/05 17:28
I contacted akai online tech support. The gentleman I had communication with blamed it on the Apple OS. That response suprised/puzzled me due to the fact akai built this app to run on the ipad mobile OS. I responded with this thought as a question and never heard back. I still own my AX-80 I bought brand new. I have had numerous akai products and have not had any problems. But this new attitude has changed my opinion of akai. I have since bought M-Audio and Arturia devices for my controller needs and have been very happy. Nothing shows unhappiness better than loss of sales.
It's nice, but...
by BEATLESMANIAC1234 on 2013/12/27 00:26
Yeah it's nice my dad bought it for me for Christmas but yeah... I CAN'T SAVE ANYTHING. ANYTHING AT ALL. And it's not like there's a save button right there and I'm having problems with the update. THERE JUST ISN'T A SAVE BUTTON. ANYWHERE. The only way to save it is to download it onto a Mac or PC but once you get out of the project it's hopeless. All the files that you worked hard on are WIPED. I hope they add a save button... Lol wait a minute I found it
Terrible
by Urmom177 on 2013/11/25 17:00
The app won't even load. I click on it and it shows the loading screen and then it crashes.
Five stars for the keyboard
by RDMSTUDIO on 2013/11/12 17:36
Here's what I mean. The program is like a started for someone trying to get their feet wet. But the keyboard is great with GarageBand. The transport buttons don't work but the pads work with the drum sounds. And being able the play the piano with the sustain peddle is wonderful. The people at Akia need to think harder about the program. It would make it woth having.
Terrible
by Mgmg4871 on 2013/11/07 20:19
No updates.
Not good
by Deltacaster on 2013/11/07 19:13
There are about 50 better synths to get on the App Store than this, and it is NOT needed to use your synth station keyboard, no matter what the packaging says. Get midibridge and you can run any synth app with them.
👉👎👈
by 1 Alien Goo on 2013/10/22 06:28
☝️⭐️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
:(
by Jareth40242 on 2013/10/18 20:17
Won't even open with iPad mini :(
Didn't work
by sWAGG kIDD!!! on 2013/10/11 01:34
Can I get a refund. Force closes immediately
Almost there
by phaelam on 2013/10/06 16:37
So close to being awesome. It falls short in one KEY area...when I tried to save a new project or a sequence....it just wouldn't accept my changes. So basically you are unable to save what you've done. Fix that and it's perfect. Other than that, this is super fun. And productive for knocking out ideas.
Not a good app.
by Ansilatoms on 2013/09/18 18:49
After buying, installing, and using once...it just stopped opening. The splash screen comes up, and then just goes away. What a waste.
Buggy beyond belief
by MasterPete86 on 2013/09/18 00:26
This would be a cool app if it wasn't so buggy, but as is it is completely unusable. Most of the time it crashes before even opening.
No sound iPad
by Bill review. on 2013/09/05 01:35
Don't buy it. It does not work.
REALLY AKAI, REALLY?!!!
by 5ean3ric on 2013/08/30 01:00
This app is wonderful...when it works and doesn't crash. Problem is...it crashes all the time!!! I don't understand why AKAI can't fix this issue as I have their other app iMPC and that one works like a dream!!! Nothing frustrates me more than technology that doesn't work properly...
Won't even launch
by jiveturkey001 on 2013/08/02 03:27
I have not been able to use this app in months because the app won't open. I got excited when I saw the massive update for the iPad version but it is literally unusable. It just crashes and closes before it loads. It never, ever works. Ever. Deleted.
Please update
by MARVhp on 2013/07/22 08:30
Please update this app for the iphone5 And add audio bus or come out with a better app
Great app
by cyberyukon on 2013/07/20 20:53
Solid, with lots of knobs, faders and cool stuff to play with. The overhaul last hear made a world of difference. Now...audiobus!!
How Come?
by johnny knows best on 2013/07/07 00:48
How come it won't save my patch settings, for example: a edited a preset and then saved it, but it won't save my filter swatting. I want it to be the 2 pole filter, but it keeps saving it on high pass filter setting, even after I change it to 2 pole and save. Very frustrating and not really worth $1.99. It's sad really...
Crashes Habitually.
by Joshua D. on 2013/07/04 05:51
I have an iPad 4 and this is the only application that I have purchased, that crashes like this. I have cleared my app cache, restarted my iPad, nothing works for me. Every time that I click on this application in an attempt to open it, it immediately proceeds to crash and bring me right back to my home screen where I started. When I first purchased the app, I recall actually being able to get into the app and use it. So, I do not know what the developer has done to angle the app this poorly. But, I know they appear to ave completely abandoned the application, as there has not been an update in many months. I would highly suggest to pass up buying this app, or at least hold off for now and check back later to see if they have come back and fixed all of these huge problems. I will never understand a developer who is willing to take someone's hard earned money, and not do everything in their power to keep the purchased application up and running. This is what happens when the world no longer has morals and ethics, and a sense of honor. Besides, I believe that you would do a lot better with other Synth apps such as Nave, Alchemy, Thor, et cetera. They cost more but at least they usually are maintained and updated.
Update please
by Mr OMs on 2013/06/04 16:02
I can't say anything about the app because it crashes when i try to loaf it, and come to find out it's because it hasn't been updated for iOS 5...not too happy right about now!!!
Finally works
by Thepony83 on 2013/05/30 17:34
After a lot of trouble shooting with akai the app works for me. If any one else has an issue with no sound the fix was to change the rotation lock to mute. Cycle the switch a few times then back to unmute. Change the switch back to rotation lock( if that's what you prefer) cycle the power. Took a few days of emailing with tech support but its up and running.
Pretty Cool App But Lacks a Few Things
by BIG M2-777 on 2013/05/11 06:39
First of all the updated app works on my "New IPad" (iPad 3)!!! For the price I think the app is pretty cool, fun, and easy to use. I know it's a synth app but I would like to see an acoustic and an electric piano sound. In fact I think they should make the app a full music sequencing DAW type app with bass, guitar, strings, horn sounds, external recording ability, etc. That would really make it a great app!!! Especially using it with the functionality of the Synth Station 49! Not everyone wants to make electronic synth sounding dance and techno music. But many would love to make other types of music using ALL the functionality of the Synth Station 49. GIVE US MORE SOUNDS PLEASE!!! I know Garage Band is out there but it does not use ALL the capabilities of the Synth Station 49. Now a word about the Synth Station 49...It looks like a great product. I hesitate to buy it because I have the IO dock by Alesis which is more flexible in terms of in's and out's for recording via iPad. I wish the Synth Station 49 also had the functionality of the Alesis IO dock, sort of like merging the two into one. THAT would make it the ultimate IPad controller. If I could plug in a mic, bass, guitar, etc for use with Garage Band, the improved Synth Station I spoke about above, or other such apps that would be cool. I would want one with 76 or 88 keys. That would make live performances with the iPad super easy and more practical. With the apps that are out now, something like that would rival the Yamaha Motif and Roland Fantom. I sure hope Akai reads these reviews and takes my suggestion and makes it a reality. I would pay extra for something like that. Some day somebody WILL make one, an ultimate iPad workstation, it might as well be Akai.
Crash
by Wxlf89 on 2013/05/10 23:47
Wont open. I see now that Akai doesnt care about its customers. Waiting for months for them to fix these bugs now.
Won't start up
by Jeremy's Main Account on 2013/04/27 18:48
Just bought it.... And now it won't even load up......lame
Doesn't work
by ZKso on 2013/04/20 07:53
Doesn't work on iPad mini , good thing I didn't buy their 7 $ app
Money well spent
by Kuba4777 on 2013/04/18 17:07
You can't complain, for how much this app costs it's amazing! I also got the portable controller for it and its a cool toy to play around with. Lots of options for sound synth!
Ipad mini
by Jfduhart on 2013/04/14 05:54
I use my synthstation25 with a 30pin to lightning adapter connected to my ipan mini, and the latency issue makes it unusable. Further more, physical-backlited buttons on the keyboard are shifted to the right (I press drums, and synth 1 lights up, and so on). Such a shame coming from AKAI. Please fix this. Please.
Not bad
by Whisperswords on 2013/04/11 01:01
I like playing with things on this app. I wish it was audio bus compatible.
Crashes
by Gerstbersters on 2013/04/04 01:17
Just bought my daughter an Akai Synth Station and she cannot even use it. The app just crashes every time I try to open it. Please fix this problem or your keyboard is useless to us.
great filter and oscillators
by microwoven on 2013/03/29 21:45
so far no problems under ios 5.1 and ipad1. The synth based on Ion/Micron/MiniAk sounds fantastic, all vco waves are there and 4 out of the 7 imitative filter models too (check out resonance of the Mini and compare to the OB 12db lowpass, totally different). Probably one of the least aliasing synths under iOS!! I only wished they would bring back the waveshape parameter for saw/triangle/neg.saw and LFO 2. Does it really only save 64 synth patches ?? Please update to 256 and give us more presets out of the 700 sounds of the MiniAk.
CRASHES on start, USELESS
by rs11gps on 2013/03/23 06:13
Don't waste your time even downloading it. IT DOESN'T RUN. I've deleted and reinstalled. No Good. Apple should pull this !
Works fine after reboot
by madbaddoberan on 2013/03/22 02:21
For .99 can't beat it. It would not open before I rebooted the IPad. Thank you for review 1. For the reboot hook up.
Works Great - Awesome Price!
by Sax Teacher on 2013/03/18 14:05
The negative reviews had me worried, but for $2 it seemed to be worth the risk. I use an iPad 2 with iOS 5.0.1. I installed and shut-down/restarted my system and it works perfect. I'm not sure why everyone else is having so much trouble with this app? Excellent application for me - THANK YOU!!!
Not workings
by Nickey76 on 2013/02/28 04:29
I just bought this apps & I got nothing but a crash. I downloaded to my iPad 4G & try to open it nothing working,so please fix it or my money back. If it working & no crash ill recommend this apps to all my friends
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by Ku$hBeatz on 2013/02/26 06:33
I don't understand why all the bad review O.o , but anyways this app is pretty good. Simple, lots of kits to play with, with three different oscillators. For $1.99 it's pretty good.
Crash attack
by Skitterlad on 2013/02/25 04:25
Crashes on boot with ipad 3. And most current iOS I Can't even use it
No sound
by Ems_isbest on 2013/02/18 06:11
Opens fine. Looks like a really cool app, but it produces no sound. Too bad.
BUY NANO STUDIO
by Mr.Roboto 1 on 2013/02/18 01:27
I found that Nano studio is compasabke with the synthstation 25, and is MUCH BETTER than this glitchy app. It has 16 tracks- each can record and loop anything you put in it! It also has about 400 decent synths and 10 layouts. Beast program for it's price!
Hssssss
by Harry Pitch on 2013/02/07 13:20
The reviews were so uniformly negative and apparently stupid, that I had to try it! Best 2 bucks I've spent in a while!! I can't imagine what it takes to please someone who thinks they're going to get hundreds -or thousands!- of dollars worth of gear/audioware in an iCreep for less than a sawbuck, but I'm sure glad I don't have to work tech support for these yahoos. Yes, the keyboard seems to be from 1998, and the output does seem a little under amplified, but it's a great "toy", with real nice pro samples, which latter ALONE make my ears giggle.
Nope
by robertginkgo on 2013/01/19 04:10
Just no.
I used to really like this app
by Buck Flowens on 2013/01/13 01:56
But all it seems to do now is crash, crash, crash. I can't even get past the intro screen. This is BS. What the deal, AKAI?
CRASH EVERYTIME PLESE FIX it
by MAXPI33 on 2013/01/12 14:33
Cant do anything with it, crash every time when I open it 1 sec, then is gone. Please fix it.
Won't even start!
by iamlucio on 2013/01/11 17:01
I'm using the new iPad. App won't even start. Crashes every time. Was really looking forward to see how it works as a MIDI Controller. Can I get my money back?
What A Crap
by TattoMoraless on 2013/01/09 09:03
It even start! I was really exciting to use it, what a crap!
TURN ON LOCATION SERVICES
by Poetic Medium on 2013/01/03 01:27
Turning on location services will fix the crash. Had this problem in the past with some photo apps. iPod 5gen. iOS6.
App crashes like everyone says
by ThomBonham on 2013/01/01 02:28
Like many of the posts below, this app crashes as soon as it opens. I have a third gen iPad. Shame, it looked pretty cool.
Needs update... Alot.
by Hey heey on 2012/12/27 19:43
Sound qualities are below average, not even classic piano is in it. Doesn't save correctly, need to start multiple times to link to hardware.
Not working
by W4LTR0N on 2012/12/27 03:45
My girlfriend got me the Synth Station 25 for Christmas and was excited for me to use it. I have an iPod Touch and I can't seem to get it to work. So now she is upset, and that is the worst part of me not getting it to work. I hope I can figure something out.
Wick Wick Whaaaaaaaaack!!!
by Soy Yoch on 2012/12/24 03:29
This app is such a dissappointment. I hope Akai updates it before the Great Tribulation begins because as of now it is wick wick whaaaaaaaaaaack!! Akai is better than this and I know they can do way better.
Doesn't work on my 3gs ios 4.32.
by peboer on 2012/12/21 16:44
Tried to use this, but it doesn't even startup. No response from their customer service. Thanks for nothing.
not working for me
by wizman228 on 2012/12/21 03:00
Maybe it worked for some folks but it isn't working at all on either my iPhone 4S or my iPad (1st gen) Just crashes after the splash screen. It did work so I guess like the other reviews say, the update screwed everything up. Please, AKAI, make this right.
Still broken. Don't buy.
by Mr. Peach 808 on 2012/12/17 20:44
Crashes at splash screen...
Nice app overall..
by ECPvip on 2012/12/08 19:56
Not sure why I can't save a song/song name? Also, it would be great to be able to use an external keyboard...is that in the works? Sequencing is nice; much simpler than other apps. Also, sound manipulation seems more responsive and accurate than, say... AddictiveSynth. Still exploring this one, really. Just these few things noted that really stick out.
Simply does not work.
by DLWeston on 2012/11/25 03:40
Will not run on legacy IPad, period. Waste of money.
Crashes
by Sven the violinist on 2012/11/21 20:25
Really? Was excited to download this and it just opens a splash screen and then quits. What a piece of junk!
Not all bad...
by lordkimbo29 on 2012/11/19 11:01
Don't know why I bought this despite all the negative reviews, but I'm glad I did. The app gives you one polyphonic synth, and two monophonic synths that sound really good as well as a drum machine with a nice selection of samples. And while you can't make any patch edits without leaving the keyboard, its not very hard to program a sequence, have it play in a loop, and make edits that way. Not ideal, but far from impossible as other reviews would have you believe. The sequencer is not too hard to grasp either. Just pick your synth, pick your note, and set its length. Thats it. Maybe its not as easy to program a sequence as other virtual studios in the app store, but again it is far from the impossible task others gave written about. On the down side, there is no audio copy and paste with other apps and you can only export your songs via wifi. Still, Synthstation is a great virtual studio that costs just a fraction of the price of other iOS virtual studios. Even though it may be lacking some features and sports a somewhat complicated workflow, it is still a bargain at its current price. FWIW, I'm running Synthstation on a 4th generation ipod Touch with iOS 5.1.1 without any problems after several days of use.
Great app till now!!!!!!
by Posttoastys on 2016/01/03 18:01
Got the app a couple of years ago with my Akai synth station 25 and iPhone 4 worked great, got iPhone 5 and had a few problems which I worked out happy days are here again. Then I had not used the app in a couple months went to use it and it won't load just immediately crashes! Well maybe it's my phone so try my iPad Air and does the same thing. So is this thing dead in the water or is there any hope Akai or Apple will find the problem. Thank God I have real synths and keyboards that don't have to be updated every 5 minutes!!!!!!
Crashes Habitually.
by Joshua D. on 2013/07/04 05:51
I have an iPad 4 and this is the only application that I have purchased, that crashes like this. I have cleared my app cache, restarted my iPad, nothing works for me. Every time that I click on this application in an attempt to open it, it immediately proceeds to crash and bring me right back to my home screen where I started. When I first purchased the app, I recall actually being able to get into the app and use it. So, I do not know what the developer has done to angle the app this poorly. But, I know they appear to ave completely abandoned the application, as there has not been an update in many months. I would highly suggest to pass up buying this app, or at least hold off for now and check back later to see if they have come back and fixed all of these huge problems. I will never understand a developer who is willing to take someone's hard earned money, and not do everything in their power to keep the purchased application up and running. This is what happens when the world no longer has morals and ethics, and a sense of honor. Besides, I believe that you would do a lot better with other Synth apps such as Nave, Alchemy, Thor, et cetera. They cost more but at least they usually are maintained and updated.
I wish this app was still alive.
by boldstandard on 2016/09/08 10:23
This is actually one of the fattest sounding, authentic sounding synths in the App Store. It really has that Akai kind of sound, the filters especially. I used to have an Akai AX60 that was one of my favorite vintage synthesizers, and this can get some very similar sounds. But, unfortunately it hasn't been updated since 2012. It works if it's the only app running, but with too many other apps going it will crash on opening it. It doesn't have some of the features that have become standard in synth apps in recent years, such as AudioBus, InterApp Audio, Midi Learn (for external controllers) etc. It's a shame, because it sounds great. I keep coming back to it with all the other synth apps I've bought. I'd say it's definitely worth the low price point they have it at now. I don't know if the software company that developed it went bust or what, but I hope someday, somehow, Akai picks it back up again.
Not all bad...
by lordkimbo29 on 2012/11/19 11:01
Don't know why I bought this despite all the negative reviews, but I'm glad I did. The app gives you one polyphonic synth, and two monophonic synths that sound really good as well as a drum machine with a nice selection of samples. And while you can't make any patch edits without leaving the keyboard, its not very hard to program a sequence, have it play in a loop, and make edits that way. Not ideal, but far from impossible as other reviews would have you believe. The sequencer is not too hard to grasp either. Just pick your synth, pick your note, and set its length. Thats it. Maybe its not as easy to program a sequence as other virtual studios in the app store, but again it is far from the impossible task others gave written about. On the down side, there is no audio copy and paste with other apps and you can only export your songs via wifi. Still, Synthstation is a great virtual studio that costs just a fraction of the price of other iOS virtual studios. Even though it may be lacking some features and sports a somewhat complicated workflow, it is still a bargain at its current price. FWIW, I'm running Synthstation on a 4th generation ipod Touch with iOS 5.1.1 without any problems after several days of use.
What I would like to see!
by Synth Feen on 2016/04/19 04:17
I need a update can't hear this app on the iPad speakers just in the head phones. This a great app akai please don't give up on it. I paid for it and I'm feeling cheated I can't use it. Your a big company it's just app that needs a few updates with the new iOS 9.3.1 system I love my SynthStation please don't give up on it I love it. Your company is so big you can do this with your eyes closed every product you make is great I have all your apps. Please allow me to keep using the SynthStation in it's beautiful glory this app is a blessing from God how ever created it don't give up on it.
My review
by Grand Basso on 2017/04/11 03:10
I like the app it's designed for producers like me .i would like to see another app like this ..more instruments.. More project storage space..say up to a 200 at least.. And more drum kits or at least where those like me can make , and store our own kits..other than that..it's a excellent buy..and keep it a iOS 4 app..that will make it even more excellent..we buy In to many things that don't work..but this does it more me..was just saying what if this could sample too..I would be in heaven...as a producer..I love the 49 for what it allows me to achieve ..
Can u guys update the iOS system please
by NeohSoul2026 on 2020/08/21 08:00
I bought this app like six years ago. N I never had a problem with. The app up until I went n purchased me a brand new iPad hitch has all the updated versions installed so I can’t use this app.i love it and would like to be able to use what I paid for if u catch my drift. Please can u guys take a few minutes out of your busy day and update your iOS for this app I mean when the last time u guys updated your iOS for this app was back on the iOS 3.2 system .
Hssssss
by Harry Pitch on 2013/02/07 13:20
The reviews were so uniformly negative and apparently stupid, that I had to try it! Best 2 bucks I've spent in a while!! I can't imagine what it takes to please someone who thinks they're going to get hundreds -or thousands!- of dollars worth of gear/audioware in an iCreep for less than a sawbuck, but I'm sure glad I don't have to work tech support for these yahoos. Yes, the keyboard seems to be from 1998, and the output does seem a little under amplified, but it's a great "toy", with real nice pro samples, which latter ALONE make my ears giggle.
Love and Hate
by GatoMendez on 2018/01/30 23:47
I Love the Sound its amazing specially the Drums are incredible, I hate that it has not been updated for IOS11 so I had to buy an iPad 1 the very first one only to use with this app and Synthstation 49 keyboard which is also outstanding.
Great for price
by Jarrett! :] on 2014/02/09 06:43
Connected iPhone to computer and installed the software - program now works The program hiccoughs and glitches if you do too much at one time, but using this program off and on since '11 - I've learned to work with it Recommended as a sequencer and not with peripherals. With that in mind it's the best value for what you can get from it - you can sequence entire songs, and quite frankly - it has a very fat analogue sound that sounds cool
Works fine
by Jettanutr on 2012/10/26 03:29
I bought this although was skeptical due to all the bad reviews. However, I have had no problems with it what so ever. It's fun, intuitive, and I definitely see my self using it when I'm on the run. I had bought the keyboard that complements the app and thought maybe that's where I would find problems with the app but still works fine. Fun app, cheap price, works.
Works Again! iOS 6 + v. 3.2 - iPhone 4S
by TommyTuna on 2012/10/15 01:16
When I upgraded to the v3.1 software on the Akai Synth Station app on Oct 12,2012, it no longer received MIDI information from the Akai Synth Station 25 keyboard. It no longer showed up in Midibridge either! - that was with iOS 5, not iOS 6. SINCE TODAY IT WORKS GREAT!!! First I upgraded my phone to iOS 6. And then today, AKAI released free upgrade v.3.2 - and Magic! it all works! The sounds are great and it is tons of fun.
Cant sync!!!
by rdoubleop on 2012/10/29 20:18
I have an iPod Touch 2nd Generation and the app will not sync to my ipod, cannot get it to transfer from my itunes to my ipod and yes i have purchased it, does any1 have the same problem or know if its even compatible w/the 2nd gen. ipod touch? also when i tried pluggin my ipod into my synthstation it says i need to upgrade my ipod, i've searched hi and low to find the update for the IOS 4.3 and cannot find it, i've updated it and it still wont sync but i follow the instructions from apple and i dont have a menu under my general settings to update like it shows, is that only for the iphone?
Five stars for the keyboard
by RDMSTUDIO on 2013/11/12 17:36
Here's what I mean. The program is like a started for someone trying to get their feet wet. But the keyboard is great with GarageBand. The transport buttons don't work but the pads work with the drum sounds. And being able the play the piano with the sustain peddle is wonderful. The people at Akia need to think harder about the program. It would make it woth having.
Finally works
by Thepony83 on 2013/05/30 17:34
After a lot of trouble shooting with akai the app works for me. If any one else has an issue with no sound the fix was to change the rotation lock to mute. Cycle the switch a few times then back to unmute. Change the switch back to rotation lock( if that's what you prefer) cycle the power. Took a few days of emailing with tech support but its up and running.
SynthStation
by kxg0930 on 2014/01/05 17:28
I contacted akai online tech support. The gentleman I had communication with blamed it on the Apple OS. That response suprised/puzzled me due to the fact akai built this app to run on the ipad mobile OS. I responded with this thought as a question and never heard back. I still own my AX-80 I bought brand new. I have had numerous akai products and have not had any problems. But this new attitude has changed my opinion of akai. I have since bought M-Audio and Arturia devices for my controller needs and have been very happy. Nothing shows unhappiness better than loss of sales.
Is for people who don't know how to play music!!!
by Pobird on 2012/11/17 05:10
I got the synthstation25 and was excited to check it out... then I realize it DOES NOT allow me to record while I am just playing the keys!!! Really?? It only let you to make stupid step sequences??!! Not everyone makes music by tap a grid like a robot and full of time restriction!!! SOMEONE might just know how to play keyboard... It blows my mind how stupid this app is and is back by Akai!!! On the other hand, it does work on my iPhone4 w/ iOS6 update if anyone is wondering about that... I am gonna get garbage band or nano studio instead...
Great music making app
by Zach80 on 2016/01/19 10:40
Love this app, takes a little to figure out but you get jammin quick. Love the authentic sounding drum kits and the pads and the editable synthesizers. A little tricky to make sense of it all at first but worth it to learn. Can make cool beat ideas in no time. Cool app sometimes crashes but it's been good since I updated it.
Lots of potential but JUNK nevertheless
by givepcachance on 2012/10/14 00:37
I bought three Synthstation keyboards to work with the iPhone 4. NONE of them worked..Customer service was a joke. They hinted I should carve my connector down so it would fit better, but that didn't help. These are nice sounds and wouldn't it be great to have a little keyboard that actually worked, but this isn't it. The app itself crashes at start-up…Maybe apps like this should be reserved for the Droid store, where people are much more forgiving about using quality instruments…sorry.
Works Great - Awesome Price!
by Sax Teacher on 2013/03/18 14:05
The negative reviews had me worried, but for $2 it seemed to be worth the risk. I use an iPad 2 with iOS 5.0.1. I installed and shut-down/restarted my system and it works perfect. I'm not sure why everyone else is having so much trouble with this app? Excellent application for me - THANK YOU!!!
Nice app overall..
by ECPvip on 2012/12/08 19:56
Not sure why I can't save a song/song name? Also, it would be great to be able to use an external keyboard...is that in the works? Sequencing is nice; much simpler than other apps. Also, sound manipulation seems more responsive and accurate than, say... AddictiveSynth. Still exploring this one, really. Just these few things noted that really stick out.
Crashes and Doesn't work with its own equipment
by KappanTheise on 2015/02/20 12:22
So when I first downloaded the synth station app I used a mpk25 for controlling midi and everything was going smoothly until I recently updated to the actual synth station49 keyboard and when I did upgrade I lost all sound. Every other app works with their keyboard but the app meant for the keyboard. The whole keyboard turns on and controls all the functions of the app but with no audio these features become useless
Almost there
by phaelam on 2013/10/06 16:37
So close to being awesome. It falls short in one KEY area...when I tried to save a new project or a sequence....it just wouldn't accept my changes. So basically you are unable to save what you've done. Fix that and it's perfect. Other than that, this is super fun. And productive for knocking out ideas.
Won't even launch
by jiveturkey001 on 2013/08/02 03:27
I have not been able to use this app in months because the app won't open. I got excited when I saw the massive update for the iPad version but it is literally unusable. It just crashes and closes before it loads. It never, ever works. Ever. Deleted.
It's all good
by Chris Stylez on 2014/11/09 23:32
I finally re download my app again for the synth station and it reloaded.. Up and running and now let's see what I can do to make things happen.... I'm deeply sorry for my last comment being rude nasty but yea I should a had waited to see if there will be a up date on it or fix the bugs but yea it's all good and now I'm happy ...
Program ok
by music152music on 2012/10/14 15:26
Finally got program open and I like what I see so dismiss my first post don't know what the glitch was but after shutting down my iPad 2 and turning it back on program is working fine now please keep improving it I will give it 5 stars.
Works with iOS 8 iPod 5th gen
by VLenin on 2015/03/21 01:04
I linked my 5th gen iPod via a cable adapter to the Synthstation 49, and it rocks using this excellent app! App also works with a 1st gen iPad on the Synthstation, very professional and excellent integration of software and hardware. Beautiful app! Bravo Akai!
Ignore all the negativity
by Shelovesfebreezeman on 2016/05/06 15:29
These reviews are negative and hurtful, this is still a great app today, i had no problems using it on my iPad Air 2. However it could us ea big update for the new iOS software. please dont give up on this app
Do not buy this app!
by Saint Eskimo on 2012/10/16 17:35
No matter how tempted you are by the screen shots, by the demonstration videos, by the promise of the Alesis Micron synth engine running in your iPad, do not buy this app! After using SynthStation it is little wonder Akai tapped third party developer Retronyms to create their MPC Fly app. Clearly Akai has no idea what they're doing. Ignore my advice at your peril. While only 1.99 the SynthStation is so truly awful, so shoddily assembled, you will feel robbed. Flee! Flee!
REALLY AKAI, REALLY?!!!
by 5ean3ric on 2013/08/30 01:00
This app is wonderful...when it works and doesn't crash. Problem is...it crashes all the time!!! I don't understand why AKAI can't fix this issue as I have their other app iMPC and that one works like a dream!!! Nothing frustrates me more than technology that doesn't work properly...
Money well spent
by Kuba4777 on 2013/04/18 17:07
You can't complain, for how much this app costs it's amazing! I also got the portable controller for it and its a cool toy to play around with. Lots of options for sound synth!
Crap from Day 1
by Hodgens on 2014/01/27 05:22
This app has never, Ever worked. Didn't work when I brought the overpriced keyboard that this was supposed to complement from Akai (distorted sound and constant crashing) last year, doesn't work at all now after the last OS update. Won't even start. There have been ZERO UPDATES in two years. What a crap way to treat your customers
Crashes constantly on iPad Air!!
by BobRosaProductions on 2014/04/26 22:12
When is Akai ever gonna fix this app?!?! It crashes constantly no matter how many times I delete and reinstall it. They have to know this is an issue for many users but do nothing to fix it. I am ready to delete it permanently and never look to their products ever again! So sad!!
TURN ON LOCATION SERVICES
by Poetic Medium on 2013/01/03 01:27
Turning on location services will fix the crash. Had this problem in the past with some photo apps. iPod 5gen. iOS6.
this latest update just crashes the software
by Charlie710 on 2012/10/14 17:55
it won't even open on an iPod touch 5 gen.. at all on my iPad 3 is fine but on the 4 inch screen iPod touch it will just crash… doesn't even open… at all, please fix i have a few songs in there… and i tried uninstalling it and re installing it with no success..
Works fine after reboot
by madbaddoberan on 2013/03/22 02:21
For .99 can't beat it. It would not open before I rebooted the IPad. Thank you for review 1. For the reboot hook up.
It's nice, but...
by BEATLESMANIAC1234 on 2013/12/27 00:26
Yeah it's nice my dad bought it for me for Christmas but yeah... I CAN'T SAVE ANYTHING. ANYTHING AT ALL. And it's not like there's a save button right there and I'm having problems with the update. THERE JUST ISN'T A SAVE BUTTON. ANYWHERE. The only way to save it is to download it onto a Mac or PC but once you get out of the project it's hopeless. All the files that you worked hard on are WIPED. I hope they add a save button... Lol wait a minute I found it
How Come?
by johnny knows best on 2013/07/07 00:48
How come it won't save my patch settings, for example: a edited a preset and then saved it, but it won't save my filter swatting. I want it to be the 2 pole filter, but it keeps saving it on high pass filter setting, even after I change it to 2 pole and save. Very frustrating and not really worth $1.99. It's sad really...
BUY NANO STUDIO
by Mr.Roboto 1 on 2013/02/18 01:27
I found that Nano studio is compasabke with the synthstation 25, and is MUCH BETTER than this glitchy app. It has 16 tracks- each can record and loop anything you put in it! It also has about 400 decent synths and 10 layouts. Beast program for it's price!
...
by Ku$hBeatz on 2013/02/26 06:33
I don't understand why all the bad review O.o , but anyways this app is pretty good. Simple, lots of kits to play with, with three different oscillators. For $1.99 it's pretty good.
UPDATE THIS APP
by Davio45 on 2017/08/14 23:46
I want to use this app. I even bought a 30pin to lighting converter to use it on my iPhone 5s. But even though capability for the app says IOS 4.3 and up, it totally doesn't work with my IOS 10.3. I have a cool keyboard and this a sweet rig but it's completely useless without a functioning app. Total waste of money and I feel deceived.
not working for me
by wizman228 on 2012/12/21 03:00
Maybe it worked for some folks but it isn't working at all on either my iPhone 4S or my iPad (1st gen) Just crashes after the splash screen. It did work so I guess like the other reviews say, the update screwed everything up. Please, AKAI, make this right.
Akai gave up?
by mtrucco on 2016/09/03 06:52
First it was crashing all the time...now it would open but makes no sound. I enjoyed it while it lasted...could use an update, Bluetooth sync, 3/4 time... And actually make sound. Too bad, I used to like akai...now I expect no updates or response to customer concerns.
Bunk
by Kid quid on 2012/10/14 15:42
Worked pretty well until that "update". They said they fixed the problem with the keyboard not receiving sound, but my 2nd synth patch sounds won't work now. It has great sounds but you guys need to keep your customers happy and get a good customer service staff on hand.
Needs update... Alot.
by Hey heey on 2012/12/27 19:43
Sound qualities are below average, not even classic piano is in it. Doesn't save correctly, need to start multiple times to link to hardware.
Great app
by cyberyukon on 2013/07/20 20:53
Solid, with lots of knobs, faders and cool stuff to play with. The overhaul last hear made a world of difference. Now...audiobus!!
It might be nice if it even opened
by Macathleoch on 2012/10/23 13:58
I heard there might be some problems with this app but I did not expect it to not even start. I have written to Akai and hope they can support their product. It would be great if I could use the app that I paid for.
Not working
by W4LTR0N on 2012/12/27 03:45
My girlfriend got me the Synth Station 25 for Christmas and was excited for me to use it. I have an iPod Touch and I can't seem to get it to work. So now she is upset, and that is the worst part of me not getting it to work. I hope I can figure something out.
Waste of money
by Joe joe joe joe joe hopeee on 2012/11/17 05:42
Great concept, but a junk product. The Key Board 25 key was very cool, but can't run on many apps, especially Garage Band. Unfortunately I am giving this a 1 star review is because of the application fail continually on my iPhone and iPad. Wish I had my $2.00 back...
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38.84
235
5
sequenced
0.00
235
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9.83
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0.00
sound prism
785
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60.42