Epic 64-voice Virtual Analog / PCM iPad Synth
Inspired by the Digital Synths of the 80s and 90s
100% of proceeds from this app go to support the AudioKit open-source project & AudioKit Synth One.
*** TOP 3 iOS MUSIC APPS OF 2018 *** - Music Radar Awards
(Computer Music & Future Music Magazine)
** Featured By Apple in "New Apps We Love!" **
"A Perfect Synth" - App Advice, Apps of the Week
"Fans of the D-50, JD-990, 01/W, Wavestation... Rejoice!" - Music Radar
FULLY LOADED w/ 500+ presets by Brice Beasley, Matthew Fecher, Red Sky Lullaby, Jakob Haq, Dean Daughters (Electronisounds), Sound of Izrael, AfroDJMac, and more
"D1 Sounds awesome... Get this app!"
- Sonic State, Featured D1 on Podcast & Live Video Stream
DIGITAL D1 is AWESOME:
• 64-voice Hybrid Digital Poly Synthesis.
• Full 1+ Gigabyte of original samples recorded from analog & fm synths over 30+ years old
• Space-saving Compression - The whole app is under 150mb!
• Dual layers per voice. Keyboard splits. Velocity Scaling.
• Vintage-style Arp/Step Sequencer that can be routed to specific layers.
• 3 LFOs. Fun Routings. LFOs can modify other LFOs.
• Dual Independent per-Layer filters
• Plus, per-voice Harmonic key-tracked Envelope filters.
"Digital D1 Sounds and plays AMAZING!" - The Sound Test Room
"Rad retro synth sounds" - Cult of Mac, App of the Week
"Best iOS Music Apps of 2018" - Future Music, 2018 Awards
"AudioKit Digital D1 is a beautiful Synthesizer app that recreates the spirit of legendary synths" - Synth Anatomy
• FX: Glorious Reverb, Phaser, Digital Delay, Distortion, Flanger, Chorus, Crush, and more.
• Inter-app Audio & AudioBus 3
• Perfect with a MIDI Keyboard
• Ableton Link
• All kinds of awesome stuff
• The Sound. Oh, the sound. You won't believe it.
"Digital D1 synth is pure ‘80s and ‘90s digital lushness" - Computer Music/Music Radar
"Beautiful. Lush. Modern and Amazing… An Instant Classic."
Works on iPad 4 and above.
For iPad 4 - Open the "Settings" button (to the upper left above the keyboard). Turn the buffer to 512 or above. And turn the "CPU Efficient" toggle to on. If still having trouble, try closing other music apps and/or rebooting your iPad. Thanks!
Not sure if Digital D1 will work on your device?
Download our free AudioKit Synth One app
DIGITAL D1 SOUND DEMOS:
** NOMINATED: Best iOS Music Apps of 2018 **
by Computer Music & Future Music magazine.
"The Best Synth For iOS [period]"
"I've been playing synths for 35 years. And, this is as good as it gets"
"The Sound... Perfect!"
"Breathtaking Presets, right out-of-the box"
"The sound quality competes with hardware synths"
You want great sound right away? It has tons of presets.
Plus, the ability to easily manipulate sounds with filters, delays, and other FX.
Easy to use. Easy to get great tone.
+ Mod Wheel can morph between layers. Start with an Electric Piano, and slowly bring in Strings with your MIDI controller.
+ Creative and beautiful live performances.
+ Epic pads that will inspire you
+ AUv3 support is coming around Jan/Feb. It will be a free upgrade. Or, you can just wait and buy it then. No rush. You're cool. We're cool. Everyone's cool with Digital D1!
Email us your music & bugs: firstname.lastname@example.org
** This app does not sample any PCM-based synths, including Roland or Korg digital keyboards. Additionally, this app does not have any business relationship with Roland, Korg, or any other 80s/90s Digital Synth manufacturers.
*** All app sounds were created by pure analog and fm synthesis. We took these new sounds. Stacked them. Flipped them. And, processed the heck out of ’em. Resulting in a beautiful new sonic palette for you to enjoy.
Thanks everyone! We are constantly upgrading D1:
+ This has some quick updates that several of you have been requesting including...
+ More room at the bottom of new iPad 11 and 3rd Gen iPad 12.9
+ Square Oscillator tuning has been refined
+ Smart settings: Automatically updates settings for older iPads to improve performance. (If you still have crackles, visit the "CPU Efficient" mode and raise the Buffer in the "Settings" button).
+ Use the free app Wilsonic to use Microtonality scales with D1. Search for "Wilsonic" in the app store!
+ The AudioKit team will be at NAMM. We'd love to meet you there. Email us: email@example.com
+ We're working on bigger updates. So, stay tuned!
COMING TO DIGITAL D1 SOON:
+ AUv3 Plugin functionality
+ Free Expansion Card with 300+ megabytes of new PCM samples!
+ MPE support
+ Video Tutorial/Instructions on Using D1
+ More bug fixes and upgrades
The app will just get better & better - stay tuned!
Email bugs, music, & friendly notes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We're working hard to improve the app for you!
Ratings and Reviews
Great Synth by a Great Company
Not only is the synth itself really amazing, but it does a great job combining an old technology in a new way. Makes really great pads naturally but also can be used for some faster funky stuff too. The AudioKit team is very responsive to bug reports and is committed to fixing everything they can.
This is a great synth but also realize all the proceeds go to supporting the open source effort of AudioKit. They make free synths for everyone and they provide a free platform to help people make their own audio applications to their apps. I’d get the synth just to support that effort, but it also happens that this is a very nice one of a kind synth for iOS.
Sweet incredible retrotastic glory!
This synthesizer is perfect. The controls are laid out intuitively, the occasionally self deprecating commentary is… Well, we are all right there with you, little synthesizer. And the sounds! It’s like a guided tour of what the ‘90s were trying to be. An encapsulated anachronism tuned for the modern ear. Incredible. Useful. Perfect.
This app is dramatically underpriced. I don’t know what the regular price will be after launch, but for five bucks I feel like I stole this. It would be a deal at $50. If they make this as a plug-in for Logic, hopefully they’ll charge a more reasonable, and much higher, price. (Note to devs: PLEASE DO THIS.)
Simple, Smart, and Sophisticated Synthesis
The Audio Kit team has taken the best from their other development projects and created a refreshing take on the classic D-50 synth.
While I’ve been doing sound design for more than 30 years, and feel comfortable tackling a steep learning curve, this system allows for quick and easy exploration of the system, and the creation of both classic and surprisingly fresh sounds with shocking rapidity.
The expansive modulation matrix, brilliant filter models, and a vast array of sampled sounds, allows for a seemingly endless range of tonal possibilities, and that’s before you discover the standard waveforms.
I had the good fortune, and good sense, to purchase this app on launch day, and at a fantastic discount, but it is well worth the full price. I’ll be using this system for a long time to come.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.