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By the co-developers of The Other Brothers comes a retro tinker toy where you can play with sound and physics.

Create organic and chaotic music with your device using the beautiful, retro tinker-tool that is Physynth!

Physynth has a selection of the finest vintage and retro sounds as well as a selection of modern sounds and allows you to play them in a revolutionary way - rediscover your creative side!

Designed specifically for the new iPad and iPad 2, Physynth pushes your device to the limits to create a truly fun audio-visual experience, bring back that sepia-toned nostalgia of finding a "real" piece of 70s hardware in the garage.


• iPad3 Retina ready and iPad2 optimised!

• No need for technical know-how. If you can draw a line, you can create Physics Soundscapes with Physynth!

• Revolutionary physics-based performance tool!

• Cutting edge 3D graphics featuring unique shaders to emulate wood, plastic, glass and realistic materials that react to tilt and realtime lighting.

• Headphones are recommended for full stereo immersion and realtime panning.

• Regular updates with new functionality and new Instruments for free!

• contact us via twitter for feedback and suggestions, we will try to reply to everyone!


• iPad1 owners may encounter difficulties due to low memory. If you experience difficulties, please try restarting your device.

• Physynth is designed for and runs best on iPad2 and the new iPad.


Creation Machine:

“Every now and then in a sea of copycats we see something truly new and unique that catches our attention”


“Overall Physynth is a blast; anyone who appreciates music and enjoys creating it will value the effort the designer’s put into this app.”


“Physynth is a great example of an experimental music app; offering the control you need to make meaningful experiments with predictable outcomes.”

Evolutionary Arts:

“It is gobsmacking and amazing to say the least.”

Dave Linabury:

Definitely worth the download! Very interesting approach and just damn addictive.

via Wire to the Ear


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What's New in Version 3.0

New exciting 'Circuit' drumpad sample set!
iPad3 improvements.
Performance increase for iPad1.
Minor bug fix with instrument selection.

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Customer Reviews

Fun tinker tool but needs some updates

I really like the idea behind this app. Very unique way of experimenting with sound. It has a very cool looking and behaving graphical interface. The sounds are nice too and i can see how this app could have been very promising and becoming a very useful tool in a iOS musicians instrument arsenal. Unfortunately it lacks any MIDI support and can also only be used as a stand-alone app since there is no Audiobus nor Interapp Audio support. These are my only gripes with this app that I otherwise really like a lot. It seems like the developers might have abandoned this software since there are also still some empty slots for instruments that were supposed to be added with free updates. I picked it up for $1 so i'm not complaining too much, but it would be really cool if the developers could still add some Audiobus and MIDI Support to this app if they ever felt like blowing some new life into this app. I would rate it a full five stars in that case :)


Physynth is NOT a synthesizer... Without filters or envelope generators, it's barely a sample player, but Physynth isn't about the sounds so much as a unique way to create notes. Unfortunately, the notes it produces tend to sound without any sense of rhythm, which is the most fundamental aspect of music. The developer has clearly put a lot of effort into the graphics. Tilt your iPad and the panel and knobs shimmer as if being lit from different angles - very cool, pointless to sound creation, but cool non the less. I wish that it didn't have the antique "aged" look to it which makes some of the labels hard to read. I don't think it is a great instrument, but it is fun to play with, and with the right updates, Physynth could become a powerful tool.

Underrated, and super groovy!

It is unfortunate that many folks who write bad reviews have more than likely never read the manual, having said that, this app can create some really wonderful soundscapes. My only request would be CoreMIDI support, and better export/copy/paste functions. It looks really swell too!

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  • $0.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0
  • Size: 64.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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