IK Multimedia have been a huge supporter in the iOS market since the very early days and have made a significant ecosystem with their apps and iOS focussed hardware. Now they’ve brought Syntronik from the desktop to iOS, and specifically for iPad.

The Syntronik app comprises 17 virtual synths which recreate the legendary sound of 38 of classic analog synths and string machines ever created.

According to IK:

Thanks to IK’s exclusive DRIFT™ technology, which emulates the way real analog circuits behave over time, the astounding circuit-modeled filters and the multi-sampled oscillators, Syntronik is the most authentic sounding analog virtual synthesizer to date and is the one-stop solution for musicians, discerning producers and synth aficionados demanding utmost sound quality and extreme playability both live and in the studio.

Our team of developers and sound designers worked relentlessly to capture each machine’s “DNA” for the most realistic and flexible instruments possible that maintain the real character of the originals while extending their creative potential even further.

Syntronik offers Multis with 4 parts. Each part has its own synth, dynamic arpeggiator and a dedicated 5-slot effect section for unprecedented sound design flexibility, allowing for highly sophisticated sonic palettes.

The instruments available in Syntronik cover an incredibly wide range of sounds, triggering inspiration right from the start with 1200 instrument presets, easily accessible with a smart browser, 200 multis*, 129 arpeggios and much more.

But let’s take a look at the app’s actual features:

There are 17 virtual synths which provide the sound of 38 legendary machines. These are:

(Alesis Andromeda, ARP 2600, ARP String Ensemble (Solina), Elka, Rhapsody 490, Hohner String Performer, Micromoog, Minimoog Model D, Modular Moog, Moog Opus 3, Moog Prodigy, Moog Rogue, Moog Taurus I, Moog Taurus II, Moog Taurus 3, Moog Voyager, Multimoog, Oberheim OB-X, Oberheim OB-Xa, Oberheim SEM, Polymoog, PPG Wave 2.3, Realistic Concertmate MG-1, Roland Juno-60, Roland Jupiter-4, Roland Jupiter-6, Roland Jupiter-8, Roland JX-10, Roland JX-3P, Roland JX-8P, Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings, Roland RS-505 Paraphonic, Roland TB-303 Bassline, Sequential Circuits Prophet-10, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Yamaha CS-01II, Yamaha CS-80, Yamaha GX-1, Yamaha SY99)

The app also has:

  • Dynamic arpeggiators
  • Multis, the ability to combine instruments, easily define ranges, split points, and FX
  • 37 effects: (Black 76, White 2A, Model 670, Parametric EQ, Vintage EQ-1A, Channel Strip, Crusher, Overdrive, Overscream, Lo-Fi, Phonograph, AM Modulation, Ensemble Chorus, Chorus C1, Electric Flanger, FM Modulation, Opto Tremolo, Phaser, Rotary Speaker, Small Phazer, Uni-V, AutoPan, Slicer, LFO Filter, Env Filter, Wah, Multi Filter, Digital Reverb, Digital Delay, Spring Reverb, Tape Echo, Stereo Imager, Amp & Cab Echo, Modern Tube Lead, SVT Classic, Jazz Amp 120)
  • 4 analog-modeled filters: Moog transistor ladder, Roland’s IR3109 chip, Curtis CEM3320 chip, Oberheim SEM state variable filter
  • Inter-App Audio and Audiobus compatible.

Syntronik is available as a free version which includes 25 presets from all 17 synths. Single models are available separately via in-app purchase, or you can buy the whole lot in one go for $39.99.

  • Presteign

    The free version is surprisingly full-featured: For at least the couple of patches I tried, it was possible to tweak them on the full synth interface, and even save new versions of the patch.