Get KV331’s SynthMaster One free for iPhone and iPad: the best music-making app giveaway yet?

Not just a great iOS synth, but a great synth full-stop, KV331’s SynthMaster One has gone free for iPhone and iPad until 15 April. The regular price is $19.99.

To put this into perspective, this is pretty much identical to the widely-acclaimed SynthMaster One desktop synth plugin. The only differences are that it has 16 notes of polyphony rather than 32, and comes with 650 presets rather than 1250 (you can add the extra presets via an in-app purchase if you wish).

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Synthmaster One is a two-oscillator wavetable synth that offers a simple, intuitive workflow. It has a semi-modular architecture and comes with a 16-step sequencer/arpeggiator, zero delay feedback filters and effects. You can run it standalone or as an AUv3 plugin in your favourite iOS host, and Inter-App Audio, Audiobus and Ableton Link are supported, too.

With its retro-inspired charms and huge, mix-filling sound, Synthmaster One is a must-download synth if you don’t already own it. Get it now from the Apple App Store.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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