iPad App Review: Synth! From Retronyms

US How good is a .99c synth?      27/04/10

No flash plug

    MP4 5:20 mins

Buying Choices
Affilliate Links help support the site

Brought to you from the unique world of Mr Franz K - who's inimitable presentational style enlivens any subject, the Synth! iPad app from retronyms, offers a 5-voice synthesizer and sampler with over 40 preset synth voices. 

 


PROS:
  • Polyphonic touch screen synth keyboard large enough to be used as a real piano
  • Excellent Value for $0.99!
  • A decent selection of various synth sounds, and fun "sampler" mode included
  • You can hear the sounds as you are selecting them from the list
  • Mod Wheel effects each sound in a relevant way
  • Includes adjustable Delay and Distortion effects to augment sounds
  • with atmosphere and edge
  • Portable musical fun for kids or pros!

CONS:
  • Drum sounds included, but no metronome or backing drum beats
  • Could use a wider choice of sounds ( but they could easily increase it
  • via update )
  • Delay effect does not show BPM, and no "tap tempo"
  • Distortion effect is very "digital" sounding ( harsh and crisp )
  • Basses could be more "bassy" in the low end
  • Mod wheel, but no "pitch bend"
  • Pros may wish for more detailed control over sounds

OVERALL RATING:
Hard to go wrong with this sort of price tag.
Worth checking out their other apps such as: Doppler Pad, - a more fully functioning sound tool and StudioTrack - for multi-track recording.

Pricing and Availability
$0.99c from the iTunes App Store

 

 


Retronyms Social

More From: RETRONYMS
Even more news...


 


More Videos

The BIG OSMOSE Video - Sonic LAB Presentation The BIG OSMOSE Video - Sonic LAB Presentation 

Gaz Williams asks the quesions


FIVE MINUTES WITH: Roland MC-101 FIVE MINUTES WITH: Roland MC-101 

Paulee and the tiny Zen Core synth


Soundtoys 5.3.8 On The Master Bus Soundtoys 5.3.8 On The Master Bus 

Decapitator, SIE-Q, Radiator


Akai's MPK Mini Plus Controller Packs In Plenty Akai's MPK Mini Plus Controller Packs In Plenty 

Multi channel control, pads, keys, knobs and CV


Hey there, we use Cookies to customize your experience on Sonicstate.com