SynthX 2.0 Adds iPad Guitar Support, Dual-Oscillator Synth Model


Way Out Ware’s Jim Heintz has released a new version of SynthX, his software synth for iPad.

New in SynthX 2.0:

  • Added support for the Ion All-Star Guitar.
  • Added new scale and guitar tuning editors.
  • Added the new “Solus” 2 oscillator per voice analog synth model. Optimizations and bug fixes.

SynthX is $4.99 in the App Store.

If you’ve used SynthX, let us know what you think of it.

Jim Heintz’s Dual iPad SynthX Jam

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Way Out Ware’s Jim Heintz demonstrates his latest creation, SynthX, with a dual-iPad synth jam.

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Just a little morning Jam in the music shed using SynthX for iPad.

In this video I have an iPad 1 and an iPad 2, both running SynthX for iPad from Way Out Ware.

SynthX is available in the iTunes App Store at

Way Out Ware SynthX Review & Demo

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iPad Music Software: Way Out Ware’s SynthX is generating a lot of buzz, because it’s from a developer with a strong track record and because it’s one of the few iPad instruments that tries to push the envelope a bit.

Here’s what GearWire’s Len Sasso has to say about SynthX:

WayOutWare’s new SynthX delivers a surprisingly powerful and playable synth to your iPad. SynthX’s analog-modeled engine derives from KikAXXE, the company’s plug-in emulation of the classic ARP AXXE synth. The two synths can even exchange patches, and the KikAXXE factory banks are included with SynthX. (Some tweaks are necessary when exchanging your custom patches because SynthX has a few added features.)

SynthX is a great buy. For $9.99 you get a different performance perspective, a great sounding portable synth, and easy interconnectivity, should you choose to go that way. I highly recommend it.

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Way Out Ware’s SynthX Now Available On The iPad

iPad Synthx synthesizer

Way Out Ware has introduced SynthX, a new software synthesizer for the iPad.


  • Intuitive XY mode automatically makes every touch tuned to the selected scale;
  • Grid mode where you explore harmonies in a fun new way;
  • Keys mode that provides a standard piano keyboard;
  • Large and professionally designed sound library.
  • An effects chain including distortion, flanger, delay and limiter are included. Additionally, a separate identical effects chain is provided to process an external signal connected to the iPad’s audio input.
  • Ccomprehensive MIDI implementation using CoreMIDI, including MIDI Note send and receive and MIDI Beat Clock LFO sync.
  • Record your performances within SynthX
  • Sonoma Wireworks AudioCopy support

SynthX was developed by Jim Heintz, who’s behind several well-respected software synths, including TimeWARP 2600.

Way Out Ware SynthX At NAMM 2011

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Jim Heinz of Way Out Ware was at the 2011 NAMM Show and HarmonyCentral caught this quick demo of his new iPad app, SynthX.

Way Out Ware is the company behind several respected software synths, including TimewARP 2600 and KikAXXE, and Heinz has also helped Roger Linn with his AdrenaLinn app.

SynthX is currently in beta, but coming soon.

Check it out and let us know what you think of SynthX!

Roger Linn Fulfills Your Fantasy & Delivers Rewritten AdrenaLinn Sync

When Roger Linn introduced AdrenaLinn Sync – a software version of his respected beat-synced guitar effects pedal – it was regarded by many as being handicapped by its reliance on out of date technology.

Now AdrenaLinn Sync has been rewritten, with the help of Way Out Ware’s Jim Heinz, eliminating the kludginess of version, adding a lot of new features and offering a “fantasy hardware view”:

  • Warm, punchy and faithful emulations of analog lowpass, bandpass and hipass filters, as well as superb analog phasor and flanger emulations. The flanger is excellent at tuned resonances and the phasor can provide beautiful clangorous tones when highly resonant, for presets like Toy Piano and Steel Drum Ensemble.
  • 3D rendered user interface, mimics the controls and textures of the AdrenaLinn III pedal. Highly functional control layout clearly shows audio and modulation paths.
  • 100 new presets, optimized for the new V2 filters, and now able to be selected or saved from the plug-in’s panel. 28 empty preset slots are also included for saving your own presets.
  • Stereo Beat-Synced Delay up to 32 Seconds / 8 Bars — Play 8 bars of accompaniment, then listen to it while playing 8 bars of solo, then listen to that solo while adding another 8 bars of chords, and so on. With Feedback at full, it loops indefinitely.
  • Limiter improved for faster attack and greater transparency — Levels out resonant filter peaks and also adds sustain, providing longer chords and notes for the rhythmic effects to chop and slice.
  • Unlike the original version, version 2 no longer uses Cycling 74′s Pluggo technology. This means that unlike the original AdrenaLinn Sync release, version 2 works fine in Cubase and also in Live 8 when Max For Live is installed.

The “fantasy hardware view” could probably join our sexy 3d ad for a virtual instrument hall of shame – but, other than that, it looks like Linn is doing all the right things to address the critics of version 1 of AdrenaLinn Sync and to make version 2 an interesting tool.

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