Retronyms changed the price on the iPad synthesizer Synth from $.99 to free on Friday.
“It’s now the #1 free music app in 26 countries around the world,” according the company.
Apparently, everybody loves a free synth. Or at least the people that blew $500 on an iPad love a free synth.
Here are the details on Synth….
- More than 40 instruments
- Mod wheel
- Pitch-Bend wheel
- Adjustable delay
- Adjustable distortion
- Sampler included. Create your own sounds with the microphone! (remember the Casio SK1?)
Note: Retronyms is following the ‘app crack’ model with Synth – it’s free, but unlocking Synth’s parameter editor is a $.99 add-on purchase. This approach works for a lot of people, because it lets you try before you buy. So expect to see more companies giving you music apps for free – and then charging for the professional features.
Note II: MIDI support is missing in action. That makes Keanu sad.