NS1 is a simple and intuitive virtual analog subtractive synthesizer. It works as an Audio Unit extension inside a host application such as GarageBand, Cubasis, AUM or MultitrackStudio. The clean interface consisting of knobs and XY pads lets you easily dial in and experiment with sounds.
• Oscillator combinations consisting of triangle, square and sawtooth waveforms
• Separate noise oscillator
• Envelope modulates pitch, filter cutoff and square oscillator pulse width
• LFO modulates pitch, filter cutoff and square oscillator pulse width
• XY pads for expressive control
• Filter modes: LP, HP, BP
• Stereo delay effect
• Voice modes: monophonic, polyphonic, legato, glide
• Preset management inside the app
• Accessibility support
• Adds keyboard lock switch
• Adds background audio mode
• Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great au synth, just one thing....
This is a great synth, to be honest it's the fact that it can be used as an audio unit that lifts it from being a 3 star app to a five star app. As far as iOS synths go, there are many that are way better, but they aren't au. What would make this better for me, is if you had 2 independent oscillators that you could tune an octave or two apart from each other, which would open up so many more sound capabilities. Other than that I'd say if you're working with an iOS DAW or mixer, get this.
Edit. So I’m rating it a 4 star app instead of 5 because something needs to happen with presets. They can’t be accessed from Beatmaker3 or GarageBand. Works fine with Auria Pro and Cubasis, and can get to them from AUM. The presets need to be available from all Audio Unit host.
Great AU Synth
Nice straight forward controls great for developing lush pads. In AUM you have access to MIDI CC control of all the synth parameters. If you save presets in standalone mode, they're available in multiple AU hosts (e.g. GarageBand and AUM).
Unfortunately Apple needs to have a standardized way of saving your custom presets in all AU apps and AU hosts so we're not recreating presets every time we use a different AU host app. Clearly it's the responsibility of Apple to take care of the AU preset problem for the iOS AU standard they created.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.