“A big step forward for mobile music” - CDM (Create Digital Music)
"Groundbreaking iOS synth app" - Cult of Mac
"Must-download for every iPad owner" - MacBreak
*** App of the Week - Stuff.tv *** July 2018
*** Free App of the Week - TechRadar *** July 2018
*** Best Free iPad Synth - EM Magazine *** July 2018
"AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad, including 300+ presets created by professional sound designers behind M83, Tycho, and Rihanna" - Engadget
*** Optimized for newer iPads for best performance.
Note: App will not work on older iPad 4 devices.
Learn our incredible story:
"A Stunning Endeavor... Sounds Amazing!"
- Francis Preve, Electronic Musician Magazine
“Amazing & Brilliant… Sounds fantastic!”
– The Sound Test Room
"A great example of human endeavor"
- Gaz Williams, Sonic State
"Sounds amazing... the start of something huge."
AudioKit Synth One is the first completely free & open-source professional iOS Synthesizer app in history. No Ads. No IAP. It will always be free.
"Powerful... Awesome" - Synthtopia.com
"An amazing synth app for your iPad that’s as close to sorcery as it gets" - GarageBand Guide
"Must Have iOS Synthesizer" - Synth Anatomy
"Synth One is a robust piece of free software" - The Verge
"It WOWS you... immediately fun to start tweaking!" - discchord
"A damn fine synth" - Computer Music Magazine
"Open-source and seriously powerful" - Future Music Magazine
"A labour of love that everyone can enjoy" - Music Radar
"Extremely exciting passion project" - Music Tech Magazine
"Make your own imposing synthesizer sounds and teach yourself the basics of music production" - Lifehacker
Created by over 100+ volunteers around the world (including sound designers for M83, Rihanna, Kanye West, Neon Trees, Mike Posner, Tycho, and more), this app includes MIDI support (play it with a MIDI keyboard or controller), sequencer, vintage-inspired analog filters, expressive arpeggiators, warm analog delays, and, over 300+ presets to get you started!
Email us your music & bugs: email@example.com
SYNTH ONE FEATURES:
This synthesizer is completely free, fully functional, and ad-free. There are no IAP or anything to buy -- It’s the ultimate free iPad music instrument app!
• Hybrid Analog/FM Poly Synthesizer
• Over 300+ Presets crafted by famous sound designers
• Audiobus 3 & Inter-app Audio (IAA)
• Ableton Link
• Five Oscillators (2 DCO, FM, Sub, Noise)
• 2 LFOs with over a dozen routing possibilities
• Vintage-Style 16-Step Sequencer
• Classic poly arpeggiator
• MIDI in (Control with a MIDI Keyboard or AudioBus/IAA)
• Touchable ADSR Envelopes for Amp & Filter
• FM Oscillator w/ Mod
• Mono glide and legato
• Dedicated Sine/Square -12/24 Sub Osc
• 4-Pole Vintage Low-Pass Filter
• High-Pass/Band Pass Filters
• Beautiful Costello Reverb
• Multi-tap (ping-pong) delay
• Preset & Bank Import/Export & More…
BONUS: Full Source code is now available!
Plus, it’s completely open-source. Use the code to learn how to build your own synth app or modify the app yourself!
OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/hwDNgCYowYs
"Amazing noises that will make your ears squee with glee" - Stuff Magazine
"Pick of the Week" - MacBreak
On the roadmap:
• User Manual
• Translating Synth One to other languages!
(If you'd like to volunteer to help translate to your language, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
• MPE Support (Play w/ a Roli Seaboard)
• AUv3 Plug-in support
You're all amazing! Quick Update and bug fixes here!
+ Always On / Never Sleep works better
+ Fix percentage strings and other readouts
+ Saves Always On between loads & more small fixes...
We're grateful for such talented musicians spreading music & joy across the world.
We are all volunteering our time to build this app for you. No one gets paid anything.
Please spread the word. The more musicians that know about this app, the more musicians we can all reach!
Please send bug reports: email@example.com
Thank you :)
Ratings and Reviews
AudioKit Synth One is a wonderful example of how iPad can change the way music is made. This feature-packed synthesizer encourages play and exploration, providing plenty of fully customizable sounds to please even the most cultured of music producers. Built by musicians for musicians, AudioKit Synth One is a must-have.
This synth sounds amazing, looks amazing, has more features than you would expect, and it’s free!! This quickly became a favorite synth of mine; I’m more pleased with it than apps I’ve paid $20+ for. I’m running it on an Air 1 and haven’t run into any performance problems with this.
Some features I really dig are the oscilloscope, the tuning controls, and the effects. It’s cool being able to see your sounds in real-time and not many synths—hardware or software—have that feature. The tuning page is really inspiring because you can get some nice variations while using the sequencer. And the effects sound absolutely beautiful. I also enjoy the ability to scroll through the different pages while playing the onscreen keyboard.
That’s not where the awesomeness of this app ends though. I cannot speak highly enough of what Matt and the rest of the team have pulled off here. To me, the greatness of a synthesizer is judged by how immersive the playing experience is, and Synth One delivers. You can quickly get lost in playing this because it is just that good. If you have an iPad, you need this app.
Hats off to the dev and audio team behind this amazing app. This is truly a well put together app and I can tell a lot of thought was put into this. Also, thanks for making it free!! Now to my feature request. Obviously I could hook this up to a usb/midi keyboard, but what would be really cool for those times I’m on the go is if the keys would map to the Apple Smart Keyboard. That would be amazing. The touch screen works flawlessly, but for that added accuracy of having a button to press this would take the portability to the next level. That is all. Thanks for creating such an awesome app!
Cool idea about the smart keyboard, though I am not sure Apple gives us access to when the keys are pressed and released. I did a little research and came up almost empty. Apparently a game called Octagon allows you to use the keyboard. I'll dig around. -Aure
- AudioKit Pro, LLC
- 53.1 MB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Built with AudioKit
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.