Three great iOS bass synths
Must-have apps for generating deep and heavy bass sounds
MOOG MODEL 15 (£29.99)
Moog synthesisers are legendary for their bass sounds, something listeners discovered way back in the 1960s when ‘Dr Robert’ Moog released his first modular systems. Here, the popular, portable (!) Model 15 gets the virtual treatment and loses nothing in the process. If you want those big, boisterous Moog bass tones on your tablet, look no further.
KORG iMS-20 (£14.99)
Korg’s MS-20 was (and is) one of the best bass synths you can get. It’s raw, grimy, and loaded with attitude. In their repro for iPad, Korg offer only one of the most badass semimodular synthesisers ever conceived, but wrap it into an entire electronic music studio, complete with sequencer and drum machine.
BEEPSTREET SUNRIZER (£9.99)
One of the first iOS synths to make a splash with musos, Sunrizer was clearly inspired by the popular virtual analogue hardware synths of the 1990s. On the surface, it appears to be your bog-standard analogue subtractive job, but its sound quality proved once and for all that an iOS synth could go toe-to-toe with desktop alternatives.