“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

10 Responses to “Synth1”

  1. Avatar Mfundo says:

    I need some plugins for my FL studio.

  2. Avatar JD says:

    My download only came with the Windows installer. Isn’t there supposed to be a Mac OS version? At least the icons and description suggest there is, but where or how will I find it?

    • Avatar ex says:

      It’s not compatible with newer versions of Mac OS… we really need the team to get back on developing this gem of a software

    • Avatar Fallen Leaf says:

      I have this running in Logic 10.8.1.. you need to run a Sudo command. I wont past it here but the Osiris Virus emulator has the sudo command there to copy past. just change the name for this one Synth1 & it will load up!

    • Avatar Fallen Leaf says:

      I should also add that im on Sonoma 14.2.1 not 14.4 as thats got some real issues with plugins right now

  3. Avatar Lamont Harris says:

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

  4. Avatar 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.

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