Free Yamaha DX7 synth emulation for Android

At its recent Google I/O conference the search giant ran a session entitled High Performance Audio on Android. One of the apps that this featured was Raph Levien's Music Synthesizer, an emulation of Yamaha's DX7 synth that's just been updated.

As you'll see in the video above, the latency level does appear to be good enough for real-time playing, though we're guessing that performance will vary from device to device.

The app is free from the Google Play store, though, so you've got nothing to lose by downloading and trying it on your Android phone or tablet.

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.