AKAI Pro SynthStation – Check This Out!

This is a sneak preview of AKAI Pro SynthStation, a new app that looks like it’s going to have some people rethinking their ideas about iPad Music Software.

SynthStation combines sequencing, beatmaking, synthesis, MPC-style pads and XY effects control in one app.

Features:

  • Three virtual-analog synthesizers, each with three oscillators
  • Range of drum kits and sequencer
  • Create melodic and accompaniment parts using arpeggiator with preset patterns
  • Unlimited creativity with effects and filters

More SynthStation action below!

Although SynthStation runs on the iPad ,it is also designed for iPhone & iPod Touch.

This shows the FX engine, sequence switching and the virtual MPC pads in SynthStation. SynthStation is a full synthesizer for iPhone and iPod Touch.

via AkaiProVideo:

Here is a special advance look at SynthStation, Akai Pro’s new synthesizer for iPhone and iPod Touch. Although it is an iPhone app, SynthStation works on the iPad too, which is shown in this video.

For more information visit: http://www.akaipro.com/synthstation

21 thoughts on “AKAI Pro SynthStation – Check This Out!

  1. This actually looks really cool. For somebody who's not exactly a fan of the iPad/Phone/Touch, consider me very impressed.
    That said, I still don't think I'll be buying one anytime soon, but at least we're starting to get some genuinely cool software now.

    Doesn't stop me hating Apple though ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. This actually looks really cool. For somebody who's not exactly a fan of the iPad/Phone/Touch, consider me very impressed.
    That said, I still don't think I'll be buying one anytime soon, but at least we're starting to get some genuinely cool software now.

    Doesn't stop me hating Apple though ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. This actually looks really cool. For somebody who's not exactly a fan of the iPad/Phone/Touch, consider me very impressed.
    That said, I still don't think I'll be buying one anytime soon, but at least we're starting to get some genuinely cool software now.

    Doesn't stop me hating Apple though ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. "Oh, and to all the Apple haters: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"

    Akai could have just as easily made this app for any other platform.

  5. Very true, but I still think it's good that users of the iWhatever have something like this. It seems kind of like the Korg DS10 cart for the DS in that it hits a nice middle-ground between fun / professional, and I loved that. I'd take it over that iElectribe nonsense any day.

    That said, it certainly doesn't scream 'killer app' to me, and $99 is way too much. Besides, if you're into this sort of thing, if you took the Korg DS10 route instead, you'd still be saving hundreds of dollars for something with similar functionality.

  6. Very true, but I still think it's good that users of the iWhatever have something like this. It seems kind of like the Korg DS10 cart for the DS in that it hits a nice middle-ground between fun / professional, and I loved that. I'd take it over that iElectribe nonsense any day.

    That said, it certainly doesn't scream 'killer app' to me, and $99 is way too much. Besides, if you're into this sort of thing, if you took the Korg DS10 route instead, you'd still be saving hundreds of dollars for something with similar functionality.

  7. Very true, but I still think it's good that users of the iWhatever have something like this. It seems kind of like the Korg DS10 cart for the DS in that it hits a nice middle-ground between fun / professional, and I loved that. I'd take it over that iElectribe nonsense any day.

    That said, it certainly doesn't scream 'killer app' to me, and $99 is way too much. Besides, if you're into this sort of thing, if you took the Korg DS10 route instead, you'd still be saving hundreds of dollars for something with similar functionality.

  8. Hopefully Apple will expand the functions of the 30 pin connector to open up much further possibilities for apps like this. It looks really cool, however being able to sequence this into other computer applications would make this much more than a standalone synth.

  9. I was also prepared to be ho-hum about this, but it's quite nice. I don't fully get the sequencer, and I'm VERY used to the sequencer in Reason, so I'd have to try it out. Seemed like he was placing sequences in real time, like with a drum machine? But how does he get the patterns in there in the first place? I'd also, personally, like to have some options in how the waveforms are show and controlled, but I'm spoiled by software like Reaktor. By the way, Native Instruments, isn't it time you told us if rumors of a Reaktor for iPad are true? I'd shell out good money for that.

    It feels like it's just starting to come to a point where, perhaps, iPad haters could feel a lot less… well, whatever it is, about the iPad, and be able to look at it as, in this kind of group, a great, capable little synth device that's relatively cheap, fits easy in almost any bag, has a great battery life, and you can do all KINDS of music on it, anytime you want.

    Someday Propellerheads will make Reason for the iPad (probably the next versionof the iPad), and I'll be fully on-board; I think many others would be, too. Once the whole "revolution" and "magic" BS has died down, and things like this are more and more commonplace, people will stop hating on iPads "just because". It's just another tool, designed for some really specific tasks, and it happens to be able to do some others as well. If you don't seriously love the idea of having this much music power in your coat pocket, then you can keep buying your hardware synths. They are awesome, and nothing can replace them, but for some of us who prefer a "simpler" setup to get to creating, plug ins and software synths are the way to go, and the touchscreen, to us, just makes it feel more personal; a great hybrid of a digital, expandable, adaptable device, yet with an Analog way to control it, something we've been missing from our computers for years and years, which is touch. We as a people like to touch things, not use a remote as the mouse can sometimes be, and the touch experience, when done correctly, feels very comfortable to most people for certain uses.

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