Best iOS Synth apps 2016

Our buddy Tom from Synth Anatomy reviewed the best iOS apps of 2016 and made a great video of it. Worth looking at this collection! via Synth Anatomy

Synthesizer in order:

Moog Model 15 – Moog Music

The Moog Model 15 App is the first Moog modular synthesizer and synthesis educational tool created exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Phasemaker – Bram Bros

A full-blown 6-Operator FM Synth on iOS, building on the legacy of the classic synthesizers that defined the digital era of the 1980s.

Shoom – Yuri Turov

Shoom is an expressive XY pad synthesizer. Or, more precisely, three identical synthesizers in one app. It is capable of playing any pitch in the audible range and doesn’t necessarily limit you to a particular scale. Nevertheless, if you do want to use scales, Shoom can deliver anything from common 12-tone equal tempered to xenharmonic and microtonal.

Mersenne – iceWorks, Inc.

Mersenne is a melodic percussion synthesizer based on FM+Resonator synthesis. It also includes a programable arpeggiator.

Phonem – Wolfgang Palm

After the huge success of the PPG Phonem VST/AU plugin, we optimized the sound-engine to make it run pretty well on the iPad.

Skram Electronic Music Maker – Liine

This app lets you create electronic music jams on your earbuds, at the house party or in sync with other apps. Easy for first time musicians, inspiring for pros. Now FREE!

Poison 202 – Dmitrij Pavlov

What reviewers and users say:
“This is a very solid virtual synth that, sonically, punches well above its asking price” – musicappblog


The legendary ARP sound, exquisitely reproduced in software.

KORG iWavestation – KORG INC.

Creating sounds with time-varying timbre, on your mobile device.

DM2 – Pascal Douillard

DM2 is a synthesis-based drum machine with a dedicated graphic editor, for the creation and manipulation of sound . Yeah, blah blah blah … let’s start again.

Jussi – Klevgränd produkter AB

This synthesizer emulates male voice vowels in a unique way. Thanks to a set of powerful parameters you can make Jussi sing anything from soft and airy choir-like vowels to hard and angry shouting.
Formants are controlled by playing with different velocity, which makes it fun and easy to play using a MIDI keyboard.

Addictive Pro Synth – VirSyn

The hybrid synthesis algorithm on which Addictive Pro is based provides you with efficient means for easy control of complex sounds far beyond usual sound synthesis methods.


Which app is your personal favourite of 2016? Leave us a comment!

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