Synth One arrived in the middle of last year and was almost universally well received. Today it reaches a very significant milestone, version 1.0. That’s a big thing, and with this new version comes universal status so you can use Synth One on your iPhone as well as your iPad. That in itself is a good thing in my book. But that’s not all. Here’s all that’s new in version 1.0:
Synth One is now Universal. You can now play AudioKit Synth One on your iPhone! (Requires iPhone 6 or above)
- New Preset Bank by world-class sound designer, Francis Preve (sound designer for Serum, Ableton, Korg, and more)
- New presets added to JEC bank by James Edward Cosby
- Synth One & all of these upgrades will always be free.
What we shouldn’t forget of course is that the entire team at AudioKit, those behind Synth One are volunteers. AudioKit itself does not have any sponsors or investors. The people who make it are all musicians / developers who love making apps. Synth One isn’t all that they make. AudioKit’s main output is AudioKit itself, loved by main, and the mainstay of a lot more apps than you’re probably aware of.
To say that Synth One is a labour of love would be a profound understatement. I know personally that the team behind it are exceptionally dedicated and proud of what they do, and they should be. The app is rightfully loved by many, and as a high quality free app with not the merest hint of an IAP to be found, it is unique.
Long may it continue, and long may AudioKit keep doing what they’re so good at.
You can find Synth One at the app store here: