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Saturday, April 13, 2024

AUDIOKIT'S NERD SYNTH A2X vs Clavia's Nord Lead A1

video upload by MATTHEW FECHER

Follow-up to Electronisounds Audio's video posted here. The app is now available.

"Does it sound close? It’s only a $5 app! Nerd Synth is not a hardware clone & has no affiliation with Nord/Clavia. Nerd Synth should be thought of as a brand new synth, reimagined for mobile! But it can sound similar..."

Nerd Synth App - Behind the Scenes and Features

video upload by MATTHEW FECHER


"With Nerd Synth, you’ll have access to all 40+ of the classic lead A1 waveforms, a noise generator, and a range of filters, envelopes, and modulation sources that allow you to create a wide variety of sounds, from bright and cutting leads to deep basses and lush pads. Plus, with a variety of effects like reverb, delay, and distortion, ring modulator, and super fm drop, you can add even more depth and character to your sounds.

Nerd Synth is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, with a knob-per-function layout that allows for quick and easy sound shaping. And with a variety of presets and the ability to save your own custom presets, you’ll never run out of inspiration for your music.


• On board “Record” button – Easily record your melodies, and crazy sound fx, then export. No other apps needed.
• Works with a MIDI Keyboard


• “SUPER FM” wild pitch drop controls! Modeled after digital VA-Synths, complete with vintage digital aliasing for old-school vibe!
• Crazy aggressive RING MODULATOR distortion – It’s like robots talking, or fighting. You decide.

64-voice, Retro VA-Synth
Advanced Synth Engine (including PWM and 40+ waveform shapes).
FX: Glorious Reverb, Analog Tape Delay, Distortion, Flanger, Chorus, Crush, and more.
3 LFOs, over 70+ possible destinations, almost everything can be modulated! LFOs can even modify other LFOs Dual Assignable Touch Pads!
Classic Arpeggiator! Hardware-style Arp, with extra features
Vintage-style Step Sequencer that can be routed to specific oscillators
ADSR for Amp & Filter Envelope!
Standalone app & iOS AUv3 Plugin


-= Create Nord-style Super Saws =-
Four-voice Unison with the tap of a button
3 different algorithms: Regular, HYPER, and BEAST!
BTW, this is not a hardware clone, it’s a completely new synth. The app is inspired by the sound of the A1 with the knob-per-function control of the NL1 & NL2.

Plus, we gave it some RAW MODERN POWER."

Thursday, May 05, 2022

VHS Synth | Lo-Fi 80s Retro Synth, Synthwave by Brian Funk & AudioKit

video upload by MATTHEW FECHER

"Video Music by Ender Alders, Brian Funk, and AnalogMatthew"

via AudioKit

"Pure 1980s Synthesizer Glory! This app is made from various analog and digital synthesizers (including Dave Smith’s Prophet 6, The Moog Realistic Concertmate, Novation Bass Station, Korg Volca FM, and various digital synthesizers) recorded to a VCR!

BONUS PACK: FREE OP-1 expansion pack recorded to VHS Tape and re-sampled. These sounds are dripping with Nostalgia and Lo-Fi Charm. Now free! Includes Free Presets by Jakob haQ, Red Sky Lullaby, The Garage Band Guide, DJ Puzzle, SOI, DJ Mantra, Marc Hupkens, AnalogMatthew, JEC, Da Fingaz, Brian Funk, and more

Give yourmusic an instant vibe. Created from the best-selling 80s VHS Synths and VHS Wave soundpacks by Brian Funk.

Standalone app & iOS AUv3 Plugin
Over 250+ presets to inspire you
Compressed to under 150mb to save space
VCR Sound Effects (Buttons, Tape Hiss, More)
VCR FX section to customize the sounds
FREE Expansion Pack: OP-1 recorded with a VCR
iPhone & iPad version included for one low price

The samples were recorded onto VHS tapes with an old VCR by producer Brian Funk, and then custom processed. You can hear the warmth, noise, and inconsistencies of the VHS tape in each instrument.

For the first time ever, these sounds are now available on iOS!"

Pic of the gear below.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

How Synth Apps are Made at MOOG: Interview w/ Geert Bevin


"How does MOOG make apps? What does the future hold for iOS music apps? What's coming next? Want to learn to make music apps? How to work at Moog? More below...

We talked to the head of Software at MOOG Music, Geert Bevin. He's one of the best music app developers in the world. This is an opportunity to learn from the best!

0:00​ Intro: Meet Geert Bevin, Head of Software Engineering
0:50​ What MOOG is working on?
2:11​ What it Means to move an iOS App to Mac
2:55​ How to make a realistic Synthesizer emulation?
7:39​ How to work for a company like MOOG?
16:47​ What technologies should you learn to make music apps?
17:45​ What Geert learned from Roger Linn
23:47​ Why do you use Apple-centric platforms & tech?
27:04​ Any apps coming for Windows?
27:30​ Challenges you face making music apps at this level?
30:26​ Porting AUv3s from iOS to M1 Silicon Machines
34:06​ Whose bug is it: Apple bugs or app dev issues?
36:03​ How Beta Testing is handled at Moog
39:40​ What's it like being a developer in the small town of Asheville
43:40​ Finding Inspiration + Creativity
45:55​ What does M1/Apple Silicon mean for the future of music apps?
51:30​ Will users have to pay to get Moog apps on the desktop?
53:18​ Music makes people's lives better
56:10​ Final thoughts / advice for App Developers
59:37​ Go to WWDC"

Monday, October 12, 2020

Analog Rhythm 909 Drum Machine - Preview


"Back from Detroit. I'm grateful to work with music pioneers to make this new drum synth.
Guest appearance by @BrandonRico Simpson


"COMING SOON: It’s been a tough summer. We want to make the best drum machine we can make for you. The 909 will be coming out later this month. We appreciate your patience. The good news– It will be AUv3 & will support iOS 11 & up. Thanks everyone. And, stay tuned.

This is a limited edition app that will be $3 for 3 months. Once you get it, it’s yours forever!

Standalone app & AUv3 Plug-in
Create your own drum sounds
Vintage style Shuffle/Swing
Classic sound with modern power and features
Space saving: Entire app under 20mb total
Create beats with sequencer or play pads
Like having a piece of hardware on your iOS device
Add your own analog drum sounds to your songs & beats
Choose your own view configuration. Work the way you want.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

AudioKit Digital D1 Tutorials

Published on May 19, 2019 MATTHEW FECHER


AudioKit Digital D1 Tutorial - Part 1 - Main Panel, FAQ, Tips & Tricks!
AudioKit Digital D1 Tutorial: Part 2 - Layer Panel
AudioKit Digital D1 Tutorial: Part 3 - FX Panel & Hidden Robot Voice Easter Egg
AudioKit Digital D1 Tutorial: Part 4 - Presets Panel

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Interview w/ Michael Tyson: Creator of Audiobus, Loopy, TAAE, Samplebot, and more

Published on Dec 23, 2018 MATTHEW FECHER

"Michael Tyson is one of the single most important people in the iOS Music world. He changed history. Before Audiobus, music apps could not communicate with each other. Audiobus was the precursor to technologies such as Inter-app Audio (IAA) and the Plugin format AUv3.

Musicians including Robert Plant (Led Zepplin) and Billy Joel have used his apps on national Television. He reveals how he was traveling around Europe in an RV. Then, how he had an #1 app virtually overnight and he was able to buy house. And, other crazy stories...

0:00 Awesome Intro to Michael & Audiobus
0:57 Your apps have been featured on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. And, played by some of the most iconic musicians in history. How does it feel to see musical icons use your apps?
2:30 Did you see an increase in sales when Loopy was played on Television?
3:41 Was that a one time thing? Or, has it happened again?
4:04 Origin of SampleBot
5:06 How did The Amazing Audio Engine (TAAE) come about?
6:52 Audiobus, what was your motivation to create something that had never been done?
9:41 Will Apple even allow what you were working on... What if you wasted a year of your life?
11:58 Audiobus vs Loopy, which has been downloaded more/most successful?
13:13 You meet people in the street who know what Loopy is?
13:53 What tips do you have for people who want to get started making Audio Apps?
15:18 Of all the things you've made, what are you most proud of?
15:45 The Audiobus forum has become the central hub for all things iOS music-making. What draws everyone to the Audiobus Forum?
16:50 As a pioneer of iOS music, you have unique insight. Where is iOS Music going in 2 years?
18:14 What would you like to see in iOS development tools in 2 years?
19:49 Were your music apps inspired by your own music-making goals?
20:47 What would you build if someone gave you $1 million dollars and said you could work on anything that you wanted?
23:34 Were you born an audio programmer? How did you get to this point?
24:35 Audiobus shows continued evolution. In what areas would you like to see Apple help improve iOS music making development and how would this help AB evolve further?
25:44 How do you switch off? What activities do you do besides iOS Development?
26:19 Will we ever see an app like Sunflower on iOS?
26:46 Do you think iOS Music-making has a longterm future, specifically 5 years from now?
27:05 Would you continue making music apps if iOS no longer becomes viable?
27:49 What do you want to be doing 20 years from now?
28:46 What are some of your musical influences?
29:55 Have you seen any of your influences/music inspirations use your apps? (Imogen Heap)
31:38 What apps did you make before Loopy & Audiobus?
33:54 Did you have a day job before you left for your RV trip / app-making adventure?
35:16 What was the inspiration for The Amazing Audio Engine?
36:19 Advice for developers for dealing with bad reviews in the app store?
38:04 Michael's Final thoughts for everyone

Hosted by Matthew Fecher from AudioKit:"

Sunday, October 28, 2018

New AudioKit Digital D1 - Virtual Analog /PCM D-50 Style 64 Voice iPad Synth

Published on Oct 28, 2018 MATTHEW FECHER

Audiokit D1 64 Voice Synth

Published on Oct 28, 2018

"First few sounds from my Preset Bank to be added to Audiokit D1, A 64 Voice Analog/Digital D-50 style Hybrid Polysynth."

"No talking, sound demo. Quick preview of the first 20 presets in D1.
Epic 64-voice Virtual Analog / PCM iPad Synth. Comes with 300+ presets!

Inspired by the Digital Synths of the 80s and 90s
Pardon my piano playing. This is just a quick teaser. Enjoy!"

"Epic 64-voice Virtual Analog / PCM iPad Synth
Beautiful & Lush Digital Synth inspired by the 80s/90s

100% of proceeds from this app go to support the AudioKit open-source project & AudioKit Synth One.

✓ Fully loaded w/ 300+ presets by Brice Beasley, Matthew Fecher, Red Sky Lullaby, Jakob Haq, Dean Daughters (Electronisounds), Sound of Izrael, AfroDJMac, and more

64-voice Hybrid Digital Poly Synthesis.
Full 1 Gigabyte of original samples recorded from analog & fm synths over 30+ years old.
Space-saving Compression. The whole app is under 150mb
Dual layers per voice. Keyboard splits. Velocity Scaling.
Vintage-style Arp/Step Sequencer
Dual Independent per-Layer filters

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Audiokit Synth One │ Hidden Secret Control Page found - haQ attaQ 288

Published on Jul 5, 2018 Jakob Haq

"What is this!? Audiokit Synth One has a secret hidden control panel with compressors and other cool stuff in it. There's even some odd stuff in there! I asked Matthew Fecher ( Audiokit Core Member ) about this hidden panel and he was being very secretive! This haQ attaQ episode is packed to the brim! Check out the full break down of Synth One, listen to Matthew talk about the work that went into this free professional iOS synth and what it's like doing open source stuff. Get comfy in your producers couch, grab your most favorite synth, kick back, relax and enjoy the ride!"

iTunes: AudioKit Synth One Synthesizer - AudioKit Pro

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Incredible Story of AudioKit Synth One // 1st Pro Open-source iPad Synth

Published on May 29, 2018 MATTHEW FECHER

"The 2-year struggle to make the first Free & Open-Source Professional iPad Synthesizer app.
Learn more at

Release date: Mid-June 2018"

Follow-up to AudioKit Synth One for iPad In the Works.

The Largest Free & Open-source iOS Music Project in History.

AudioKit Synth One is the first completely free & open-source full-featured professional iOS synthesizer app in history.

Created by volunteers, the app will include MIDI support (play it with a MIDI keyboard or controller), sequencer, vintage-inspired analog filters, expressive arpeggiators, warm analog delays, and, over 200+ presets to get you started!

Plus, it’s completely open-source. Use the code to learn how to build your own synth app or modify the app yourself. Anyone can contribute code & features!


This synthesizer will be completely free, fully functional, and ad-free. It’s the ultimate free iPad music instrument app.
Hybrid Analog/FM Poly Synthesizer
Over 200+ Presets crafted by famous sound designers
Audiobus 3 & Inter-app Audio (IAA)
Five Oscillators (2 DCO, FM, Sub, Noise)
2 Assignable LFOs with dozens of routing possibilities
100+ Alternative Scales & Tunings
Vintage-Style 16-Step Sequencer
Classic poly arpeggiator
MIDI in (Control with a MIDI Keyboard or DAW)
Touchable ADSR Envelopes for Amp & Filter
FM Oscillator w/ Mod
Dedicated Sine/Square -12/24 Sub Osc
4-Pole Vintage Low-Pass Filter
High-Pass/Band Pass Filters
Mono portamento & legato
Beautiful Sean Costello Reverb
Multi-tap (ping-pong) delay
Preset Import/Export & More…
Compact app size (under 25mb)
MIDI Learn on all knobs, MIDI Bank/Patch & Sustain Pedal support
Full Source code included

This is the perfect synth for those who like to make their own sounds- Easily sculpt and customize your own sounds!

Ableton Link
AUv3 Plug-in support to use in your iOS host
MPE Midi Support – Expressive control with Roli Seaboard, etc"

Friday, March 23, 2018

Audio App Interviews: iOS Music Apps Makers

Published on Mar 9, 2018 MATTHEW FECHER

"Get to know the stories of the people who make iOS Music apps. We want to include tips on the entire process: Programming, Design, Marketing, Development, and more..."

1. Audio Programmer Interview, Ep1: Alex Buga, Top 5 app, Samplist
Samplist is an amazing success story. Developer Alex Buga built his first music app in just 3 weeks with free tools (Swift & AudioKit) and it shot to the Top 5 paid music apps in the USA.

In this interview, he talks about his motivation, design, and development tools. Making a music app from scratch can be daunting. However, Alex persisted. A developer and musician, he powered through to create the app he wanted.

You can download Alex's app, Samplist here:

Learn more about AudioKit here:

Thanks for watching!

2. Audio Programming Interviews, Ep2: Dave Gibson, Music AUv3 plugin creator at FutureSonic
Audio App Interviews // Ep 02: David Gibson (Bristol, UK) creates inventive and fun AUv3 iOS plugins at FutureSonic. What's an AUv3 plugin? How do you get started in making audio apps? Dave answers those questions and more. Keep reading for a cheat-sheet of highlights in the video and links to FutureSonic apps...

Friday, December 15, 2017

Let's Play with FM Player and developer Matthew Fecher

Published on Dec 15, 2017 Tim Webb

"Just last week Matthew Fecher and the AudioKit team released FM Player, an entirely free (no Ads, no IAPs) app that lets you play with a bunch of classic Yamaha DX7 patches. Matthew happened to be in town, so I invited him to come join me for this Let's Play! As a bonus he brought along the DX7II he used to make the app with! If you've enjoyed this series please consider supporting it by becoming a Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a monthly Patreon campaign: (Patrons of both campaigns get the same benefits, including Ad Free viewing on the site!)

FM Player:
Source code for FM Player:

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

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