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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 to iOS 6.1.3

• 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.

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.

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.

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.

Keyboard grid – see your keyboard sequencing and edit notes easily.

Drum grid – build and modify drum tracks with a visible sequencer grid.

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.

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.

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.

What's New in Version 3.2

Fixed SynthStation25 communication problem.


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Customer Reviews

Synth station

I've worked in electronic music making for over 20 years writing many albums and solo sound scape's...

I found working with computer a bore very little hands on this may be because I've always worked with hardware etc...

Then I was told about the synth station !!! I'd picked up my iPad a few weeks before with the app in mind...

It's the best thing I've ever done :-) my iPad is now my portable studio where I can write when ever the feeling takes me... I then take my ideas I to my studio and build on my tracks....

I'm in the process of re working my first Album from 1994 it was a pain to perform live as it was a mass of keyboards and samplers etc BUT now it's all completed in my IPad.......

Sad thing with this app is akai have left it to rot no updates very little support why why why develop such a fantastic app only to leave it behind no audio bus support no updates sounds no focus on what has become the heart of my studio.....

Come on akai when are you going to take a step back and bring this up to date with the other apps around you

Cure for crashing

Just had a prompt and pleasant email reply from tech. I had the same problem, crashed to desktop from splash page. Simply double click the home button. Everything running in the background should appear at the bottom of the screen. Hold an icon to bring up the 'stop' button (as opposed to the delete button)' and shut down the other processes you have running. This one works the ipad hard, and needs all the juice it can get. When you have stopped all the other stuff, it should open fine, just like for me. Hope this helps. Synth is good, by the way!

Great idea poor implementation.

I bought this app and the synthstaion 49. I too, have found the app opens and then immediately closes, but not all the time! This make it really infuriating. It appears to play up after using other synth apps, or after other synths have been installed! Sometimes deleting the app and re-installing it gets it to work. The other annoying part I find with the app are the switches and knobs being too fiddly for use; wish the interface could be zoomed into (If it can I have not found out how to do this).When the app works you can get great sounds and effects. A manual would be useful too! I've given it 2 stars. I don't hate it, I just want Akai to sort it out. This could be a great app, a really great app.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £1.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2
  • Size: 95.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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