Au­dioKit Synth One

On-the-go per­form­ers will be thrilled with the prospect of this mighty mo­bile mu­sic-maker

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Not to be con­fused with the sim­i­lar­ly­named desk­top clas­sic from Ichiro Toda, Synth One had its gen­e­sis in Ana­log Synth X, a free code ex­am­ple in­cluded with the Au­dioKit de­vel­op­ment app. Rewrit­ten from the ground up in C++, Synth One is free and open source – some­thing of a rar­ity in the App Store.

Ini­tially in­spired by de­vel­oper Matthew Becher’s re­al­i­sa­tion that there were mil­lions of iPad users that couldn’t ac­tu­ally af­ford even a $0.99 app, Synth One was de­vel­oped to pro­vide a high qual­ity syn­the­siser for use by any­one and ev­ery­one, re­gard­less of bud­get.

And that they did. On the sur­face, Synth One is a re­mark­ably well-ap­pointed hy­brid of vir­tual ana­logue and FM syn­the­sis, wth dual os­cil­la­tors, FM, su­b­oscil­la­tor and noise gen­er­a­tor. There’s a pair of fil­ters (HPF and LPF), 16-step se­quencer, arpeg­gia­tor, a pair of en­velopes and built-in ef­fects, in­clud­ing a re­verb de­signed by Sean Costello of Val­halla DSP, pur­veyor of some of the finest re­verb plugins on the planet.

Cru­cially, Synth One gives users su­perb sounds and an in­spir­ing pal­ette of pa­ram­e­ters to make more. Maybe the best thing about it is that the source code is avail­able, mean­ing users can add and adapt as they like. Don’t miss this one!

Don’t like what you see? No prob­lem – down­load the source code and change it to fit your needs

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