“Synth1 is a free software synthesizer. Functionally it is modelled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red Synth.


  • 4 types of filters, distortion.
  • Arpeggiator (synchronized with host).
  • Tempo delay (synchronized with host), stereo chorus/flanger.
  • Legato mode, portamento.
  • 2 Oscillators, FM modulation, ring modulation, sync, modulation envelope.
  • 16 notes polyphony.
  • 2 LFOs (synchronized with host).
  • 128 presets.
  • Thoroughly optimized for light CPU load using SSE instructions, etc.
  • Automation.”

Source : Ichiro Toda

3 Responses to “Synth1”

  1. Lamont Harris says:

    Can I save patches to wav format and load them into my sampler for play back in real time.

  2. Joseph Ledzion says:

    many people think this is the best free subtractive synth. gotta say that that video does not do justice whatsoever. put on the Chorus and Unison, and you have got a real phat sound. It has a very distinctive personality, and it might have exactly the sound you’re looking for. Try using a Cabinet with it. I always use it for my subs. You can have up to 16 Voices and its super low CPU. For being “cheap looking”, it actually looks cool — especially once you fall in love with it. Only has Saw. Square, Sine and Triangle though. Super crisp Saw; just the way you like it.