iSynth iPad Synthesizer Review

iPadLoops’ Jason Donnelly offers his take on the new iSynth software synthesizer for the iPad.

iSynth is a virtual monophonic analog-synthesizer for the iPad, designed and optimized for live performances. (MIDI support is missing in action).

Donnelly notes:

It’s pretty much your basic monophonic dual oscillator synth for the iPad. I did not like how the knobs behaved. They were difficult to control. I also did not like the fact that this synth can not be flipped horizontally.

iSynth is $1.99 in the App Store.

Features:

Dual Oscillator:

  • Generating square, triangle, saw tooth and reverse saw tooth waves.
  • Octave selector
  • Lag processor
  • Cross-Fader
  • Oscillator fine-tuning
  • Oscillator synchronization

LFO Filter:

  • Supporting square, triangle, saw tooth and reverse saw tooth waves.
  • Filter, vibrato and tremolo modulation

ADSR Volume Envelope Generator:

  • Control attack, decay, sustain and release

ADSR Filter Envelope Generator:

  • Control attack, decay, sustain and release

Low Pass Filter:

  • Frequency cutoff from 10 kHz

Arpeggio Modulr:

  • Up to five notes
  • Select between up, down, up/down and random playing

Keyboard:

  • Switch between 4 octaves

Patches:

  • Shiped with default patches
  • Save unlimited user defined patches
  • Share your patches with others via iTunes filesharing

AirPlay:

  • Stream directly from iSynth to any AirPlay compatible device

2 thoughts on “iSynth iPad Synthesizer Review

  1. A “review” should be more comprehensive in my opinion. The clicking in one of the sounds could just indicate that the envelopes are fast.

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