Top 20 iPad Synths

Below is a roundup of the top 20 iPad synths currently available in the iTunes market for the iPad. In no particular order, here we go:

Korg iElectribe

Its the best dance beat making software currently on the Apple marketplace. At $19.99, its well worth it – intuitive, easy to use and lots of fun to play with. Oh, and Korg keep releasing updates for it, which is cool!

Mini Synth pro

As its name suggests, its a small analogue synth that comes with some fun presets and an easy to use interface. The Animoog and Addictive Synth however, provide more functionality and better bang for buck.

Animoog

At $29.99, its not cheap, but its really worth it. A whole lot of fun to play around with even if you know nothing about music. Limited to 4 voices polyphony, but you can forgive them for the sounds you can get – which are almost limitless!

Korg iMS 20

Another great synth from Korg – modeled on the original MS-20 synth, the iMS 20 gives serious bang for buck. Comes with 6 part drum machine and 7 channel mixer!

OM Guitar

One of the best guitar guitar modeling apps out there, but very hard to use. Not incredibly user friendly – even if you play guitar, you’ll have difficulty with this one.

Grain science

Granular synthesiser that allows you to use the built in wave forms/import your own and add them to the grain engine to create some really cool sounds. Very easy to get to grips with and a lot of fun to play with.

Alchemy Synth Mobile

Free app, with the option to upgrade to Pro for $14.99 for bucket loads more features. The free version is very generous in its offerings, but the Pro version is where its at – import wav/midi files, more sounds, remote control from your desktop and more. Also has some other cool upgrades like cinematic and dubstep sounds etc.

Sunrizer Synth

This baby is a steal at $3.99 – some phenomenal sounds from an iPad synth that really pushes the boat out. 7 voice polyphony, 2000 presets, some awesome filters and modulators – this is a gem.

76 Synthesizer

Inspired by old 70’s synths, this retro app comes with some great effects and provides a lot of playabilty. One of the top ten selling iPad music apps out there – should give you an idea how good it is.

Have you found any other great Synths out there? Let me know in the comments!

Written by: Emmett Cooke

Emmett Cooke is an Irish composer for film, tv and video games. His music has been used around the world by high profile companies including Sony Playstation, Ralph Lauren, ABC, CBS, NBC, Lockheed Martin and many more.

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