Developer Raph Levien let us know about Music Synthesizer For Android – a free and open source (Apache 2 license) software synth. It’s available now in the Google Play store.
Here’s what Levien has to say about Music Synthesizer For Android:
What you see is very much a work in progress. There’s experimental USB MIDI for devices that support it, and lots more code that’s in the source repository but not hooked up end-to-end, including a high quality sawtooth generator and the start of a sequencer.
The project might be of special interest to your readers for a couple more reasons. It implements “best practices” for low-latency audio out on Android, with excellent results on recent Nexus devices like 4 and 10 (and not all that bad on 7 either). This is the same work that was featured in the Google I/O presentation on High Performance Audio.
Also, the synth is open source under a license that encourages not only community collaboration but also being adapted into commercial software. To my knowledge, there haven’t been many synth engines that followed this path, so I’m eager to see what comes of it, especially as the engine becomes more polished and featureful.
If you’re an Android user, check it out and let us know what you think of Music Synthesizer For Android!