iSyn Virtual Music Studio comes to iPhone

iSyn features a sequencer for programming beats and synth parts.
iSyn features a sequencer for programming beats and synth parts.

VirSyn is a company that's well-known to Mac and PC-based music makers, and now it's stepping into the iPhone/iPod touch domain with the launch of the iSyn Virtual Music Studio.

This has been produced in collaboration with, and features two fully programmable virtual analogue monophonic synths and a fully editable sample-based drum machine that offers eight different kits (808- and 909-style soundbanks are among those included).

Notes and beats are played via the onscreen keyboard and eight pads, and there's also a grid sequencer that supports two synth tracks and one for drums. Parameters can be adjusted via an X/Y touchscreen or by tilting the iPhone/iPod touch to make use of its motion sensing capabilities.

iSyn can hold up to 32 song projects, each of which can contain 32 independent patterns, and there are delay, chorus, flanger and phaser effects. It's available now from the Apple App Store and costs $4.99/£2.99.

Take a look at iSyn in action in this video.

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.