2011
11/18
iSynth AirPlay For iPad Review

Wireless Synthesizer For iPad

iSynth (not to be confused with the iPhone photo editing app) is a virtual monophonic analog-synthesizer for your iPad. iSynth is designed and optimized for live performances. So far NOT my favorite synth. This is version 1 and there is no support for CoreMidi. The key selling point to this synth is the fact that you can stream the audio from it to an AirPlay device. I do not have an AirPlay amplification system so I could not test this feature. Other than that 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. I use an Alesis iO Dock and it is designed to be used horizontally.

Features At A Glance:

✔ 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 Modul:
– 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

iSynth is available for $1.99 for a limited time

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