4.7 / 5     (126 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
Synth1 is modelled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red Synth.
  • 2 Oscillators.
  • FM modulation.
  • Ring modulation.
  • Sync,modulation envelope.
  • 4 types of filters.
  • Distortion.
  • 2 LFO synchronized with host.
  • Arpeggiator.
  • Tempo delay.
  • Stereo chorus/flanger.
  • Legato mode, portamento.
  • 16 notes polyphony.
  • 128 presets.
  • Automation.

Download 16000 presets
      for Synth1
Korgite Dec 30 2023
(5 / 5)
Dec 30 2023
One of the best free synths with a slew of sound banks. Excellent sound clarity. The only drawback is that the banks must be loaded manually, which is a bit of a chore.
Yored Dec 27 2023
Dec 27 2023
The version on .vst for Mac is not recognized by my Cubase Element 13 for no reason, I really need it for my music, help !!!!
Florian Mrugalla Nov 09 2023
(5 / 5)
Nov 09 2023
How did ichiro toda manage to make the best synth ever and then never released another plugin ever again? That's just crazy! COME BACK NOW!
Juno Aug 19 2023
Aug 19 2023
The Ui is not visible on mac os ? It's just a blank screen....
Meow Nov 03 2023
Nov 03 2023
Yeah it's a black screen for me too.
Arturo Nov 13 2023
Nov 13 2023
Hi, I'm having the same problem here, did u managed to solve it ?
matteo Nov 22 2023
Nov 22 2023
Yes mee too
Yored Dec 27 2023
Dec 27 2023
I have the same, do you have a solution ?
use AU version Feb 05 2024
Feb 05 2024
use AU version
Koshhi Aug 15 2023
(5 / 5)
Aug 15 2023
Synth1 is what Sylenth is to paid vst synths. Simply iconic.
Force Majeure Jul 22 2023
(5 / 5)
Jul 22 2023
Ss great
AlbertLenus Jun 16 2023
Jun 16 2023
Is anyone else having trouble downloading it? Every time I try to download it says There is no application set to open the document “Synth1-7.component”. When I try find an available application none of them work. Please help I'm an idiot.
Force Majeure Jul 22 2023
Jul 22 2023
just add .dll
Vst_universe Oct 14 2023
Oct 14 2023
Find the vst from your daw. Then play it via your daw. Virtual midi keyboard etc.
OPStellar May 27 2023
(5 / 5)
May 27 2023
I've been looking for this in several places. They all seem to be run by various developers, and most are outdated– all links are broken, too. This not only has the most updated links, but also whittled down the duplicate sounds! I'm impressed and pleased.
OPStellar May 28 2023
May 28 2023
Okay, so I've managed to install the Synth1.component/Synth1.vst file(s) correctly after arduously looking for clear directions. All of the tutorials that talk about how to install the 'vst' plugins are… well, flawed because they fail to point out how NONE OF THE PRESETS ARE .vst FORMAT. I wish somebody out there would convert them from .sy1 to .pst or something… but that would be a huge ask since there's so many of them and it's a niche format, so yeah this is kinda lame because I am practically starting from scratch. Oh, well… at least now I can get that rich Eurobeat saw stab stack that I've been craving.
OPStellar May 28 2023
May 28 2023
Good news: I found a tool that converts .sy1 to .vst https://sites.google.com/site/synth1vst/tools/S2VConvert.zip?attredirects=0&d=1 from https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=346981 Bad news: the site is broken, the tool is from 13 years ago and uses a dilapidated version of Python– and even if I could still get it through like WayBack Machine or something (unfortunately nobody archived it), it was designed only for Windows, so unless it runs on a .py script then it's actually useless. But at least this confirms that it's not impossible!!!! I just wonder what all they did to reformat them…
OPStellar May 28 2023
May 28 2023
I'm an idiot and I found all the presets. There's no simple way to put it… just dump the zip files into the VST zipbank folder and at the bottom of the instrument settings change the presets. I'm probably going to do my own YouTube video on this because the topic is poorly covered.
joe kappa Jun 15 2023
Jun 15 2023
Thank u for this info king
JK May 23 2023
May 23 2023
I REALLY need help on this! I have no presets in here, I'm using LMMS and the only sound I get is "initial sound". I downloaded everything and put them in the folders for plugins, what is going on? The video of this VST sound great, but I'd love to be able to use it. Now, some of the instructions say to, download both 32 bit and 64 bit? Separating the 64 into the DAW plugins section, and the 32 bit into the Steinberg VSTplugins portion? Is this right? I also downloaded the 1,6000 sounds and threw it in my DAW plugins folder. HELP!
Anonymous Sep 08 2023
Sep 08 2023
Es un sintetizador, tu haz tus propios sonido. Busca tutoriales de youtube, no es tan complicado
Partha Feb 06 2023
(5 / 5)
Feb 06 2023
This a amazing synth. Fantastic VST.
Emilio Jan 24 2023
(4 / 5)
Jan 24 2023
Used to be on Mac High Sierra with Ableton 10 with Intel iCore 5. Now on Mac Ventura with Ableton 11 and can't load the vst at all... "The Guard Dog" won't let me... Any new solution to this issueN
rek Dec 01 2022
(3 / 5)
Dec 01 2022
It's time to rewrite the GUI on this classic.
Darkness May 14 2023
May 14 2023
Agree, but I think the old yellowish design is intentional
Paul Rawe Nov 08 2022
(5 / 5)
Nov 08 2022
Robím muziku a tento synth je proste TOP. Dokázal vždy doladiť to čo som potreboval. Moja hudba je na youtube kde ho môžete mnohokrát počuť. Ďakujem je to super !!!
clem Sep 30 2022
Sep 30 2022
Is it ok with Mac M1 ?
jenny Sep 04 2022
(5 / 5)
Sep 04 2022
mnrv-ovrf-year-c Jul 18 2022
Jul 18 2022
ROFLMAO 16k presets! That's not enough. I created five different "random presets" programs in compiled BASIC. Although the presets created were meant to play several seconds with one key twitching the mod-wheel and breath MIDI CC's. Sorry I gotta have my edge, a famous baseball player had said, I'll say it too. No wait it *must* be more musical! Let me go see where I placed that Calc file by that Italian guy I downloaded many years back...
Spookye May 28 2022
(5 / 5)
May 28 2022
Extraordinary synth. :) ;)
Albert Antolí Chueca Mar 26 2022
Mar 26 2022
Hola que tal!!! No, él fue podido abrir la descarga en MAC actualizado en la última versión Monterey 12.2.1. Qué lastima y qué pena que me da!!! Se descarga bien, pero no lo puedo abrir y descargo habitualmente plugins, o sea que es algún problema con el archivo... Si puede pasarme algún modo de hacerlo a: aantolichueca@hotmail.com
Jon B Mar 17 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 17 2022
The fact that this synth is free is just astounding. I have never played a real Nord Lead 2, but I can't imagine it sounding much better than this since this already sounds so damn good.
Stoby Joe Mar 03 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 03 2022
I had trouble with this one at first. I couldn't find the presets. (There is a comment below that explains how to get your DAW to locate them.) Once I did, WOW... I won't say that I need no other synth (I also use Dexed and Tal Noise Maker among others) but one could use this one exclusively and have a huge pallet of tones. It doesn't cause crashes and I've had no other hiccups (false triggering, etc.). Get this plugin.
Sodieum Feb 20 2022
Feb 20 2022
Hey! I have YET to find a non-buggy version of x64 Synth1. Here's a tune I made nearly exclusively with Synth1 and its soundbanks. I love it. https://soundcloud.com/sodieum/july7inspo
Bam Bam Feb 16 2022
(5 / 5)
Feb 16 2022
One of my favorite synth. Have made about 13 banks for it. Can be found on kvraudio under lucknow13 -my username.
Florian Mrugalla Jan 20 2022
(5 / 5)
Jan 20 2022
This is the Best VSTi Synthesizer in Existence! Everyone who claims otherwise has not really tried it. They're probably just diving through the initial presets thinking that gives them an overview of the capabilities. But actually touch the knobs and feel the quality of the filters and the workflow that this UI gives you. You'll be surprised countless times. Countless times! You can't count these times!
Cactus Studios Dec 17 2021
(3 / 5)
Dec 17 2021
Downloaded all of the Analog synths here today and tried them all. I deleted most but this is one I kept. Giving it a 3 as there were much better sounding ones. But I might find a use for it so will keep for now.
zzileum Aug 15 2021
(5 / 5)
Aug 15 2021
Been using this plugin for about 6 months now, with the preset banks online this is an amazing plugin! Honestly surprised this is free
Phil Aug 04 2021
(4 / 5)
Aug 04 2021
Nice warm sound, the presets are quite varied and usefull.
John Burns Aug 03 2021
(2 / 5)
Aug 03 2021
I find this very uninspiring. Some cool sounds but it really does sound like an old VST to me. I think there are much better sounding free synths.
Reticular Jul 15 2021
Jul 15 2021
Hm, either these presets are or the synth itself.. is tuned to 432 Hz, which is nice for once. Anyway, I am back to it again after making a circle thru U-He stuff and some AIR.. Or maybe theres 7000 plugs too much on my old pc
DasenTheHalfing Oct 20 2021
Oct 20 2021
432hz is better for your brain c:
Not biased May 24 2021
(1 / 5)
May 24 2021
1 trillion dumb named presets but they all sound quite the same yet everyone here is praising it. Ever heard a great track consisting of such sounds? Me neither. Quality before quantity. Synth1 itself: Average at best, like most free VST's.
Erisian Jun 14 2021
Jun 14 2021
Ever tried going beyond presets - i.e. beyond lazy?
Caspian Jul 15 2021
Jul 15 2021
@Not biased - You are surely Deaf !!
Michel Jul 20 2021
Jul 20 2021
Have you thought about having your ears operated on ?
Florian Mrugalla Jan 20 2022
Jan 20 2022
Not biased? More like not musical. Making a great synthesizer is not always just about making the most complex sounds with wavetable synthesis and formant filters. Sometimes it's just about having a reliable source of default waveforms and a high-quality and well-defined filter-section, parameters with perfect ranges for a good workflow and stuff like that. ichiro toda is a genius in that regard but you can only see that if you go beyond the presets and stop being pretentious.
Dylan May 23 2021
May 23 2021
Hey there, I'm using FL 20 on Mac and I'm having a bit of trouble getting the vst to load when I open it in my DAW. Anyone have any ideas on why it might not be working? Thanks in advance.
Florian Mrugalla Jan 20 2022
Jan 20 2022
It needs to be installed with the whole folder it comes with, which is quite unusual for a plugin nowadays
Billybobbing Oct 13 2022
Oct 13 2022
Welcome to FL Studio. I just demoed it and trashed it. Horrible and glitchy. Better off with Studio One.
Roque Marciano Mar 26 2021
(5 / 5)
Mar 26 2021
¡El mejor de todos!
TobyB Mar 21 2021
Mar 21 2021
Hi, I downloaded the synth1 plugin from above, and want to use it with REAPER, but I'm completely lost as to how to get reaper to recognize and use the downloaded plugin. Can anyone help?
jakob Mar 24 2021
Mar 24 2021
You first need to create a track, then you need to add midi onto the track by selecting Add virtual instrument to track or something like it. Then after you played some notes either with a midi controller or by adding them yourself on the midi screen, you'll hear it in your virtual instrument. Synth1 got a very tiny interface compared to some others like Tyrell N6 (resolution even scalable with a right click!) but it's still one of the best synth you can have as it's super versatile. I'm glad I found these presets as it's quite intimidating for a noob such as myself.
MikeD Feb 25 2021
Feb 25 2021
Does anyone know where to download the Free SYNTH1 Depeche Mode Soundbank? I'd greatly appreciate it if you can let me know. my e-mail is: mlk232018@gmail.com Thanks in advance.
scars Mar 10 2022
Mar 10 2022
Did you manage to to find the right folder?
aimaii Feb 18 2021
(5 / 5)
Feb 18 2021
tnx emma <3
Tom Feb 16 2021
Feb 16 2021
Hey everyone ! Any fix about synth1 blank GUI on Mac OS BigSur ?
cooper Apr 06 2021
Apr 06 2021
having the same issue!
NicOrbit Jul 13 2021
Jul 13 2021
Same for awhile now. AU version won't load at all, and VST version the gui just won't show up sometimes i can get it to make some sounds but it is pretty unstable. Bummer, i a while ago i used it in some songs and i'm still working on them. Using Waveform11 (tracktion) and MacOS 10.15.7 Catalina.
jon Feb 12 2021
Feb 12 2021
It looks as though the AU unit has pretty much reached the end of life - at least if you're using any up to date version of macOS. I'm on 10.15.7 (Catalina) and can confirm that while the AU is successfully validated using the Plugin Manager for MainStage 3, the plugin window is blank. That said, I can confirm that the VST2 version does work under Ableton Live 10, FL Studio 20, and Bitwig Studio 3. You might need to do the Security Dance to get the plugin past the guard dogs: % sudo /usr/sbin/spctl --master-disable (install and load plugin into your DAW of choice...) % sudo /usr/sbin/spctl --master-enable . Good luck!
Chance Feb 23 2021
Feb 23 2021
same, blank for me
nomatter Feb 11 2021
(5 / 5)
Feb 11 2021
Anyone knows how to add the 16k Synth1 Presets ? I am a Mac user and can't find the procedure to see it in the presets selection. Thanks for the help
jon Feb 12 2021
Feb 12 2021
It's not too difficult: - copy all of the zip preset files to whatever directory you wish - launch Synth1 - near the bottom, slightly to the right, you'll see a button labeled "OPT" - click on it - that brings up the Options dialog: you'll see an option right in the middle labeled "ExtBank (zip) Folder" with a text window and a "Browse" button - click on the "Browse" button, select the folder with the zip preset files, and click "Open". You should be all set. If you put all 16K+ presets in that folder, be prepared to wait a bit for Synth1 to finish scanning through them. Then... enjoy! Good luck!
Stoby Joe Feb 25 2022
Feb 25 2022
Thanks... Was pulling my hair out trying to locate the presets...
koko Feb 10 2021
Feb 10 2021
It seems Synth1 is not compatible with macOS Big Sur. Content of its windows is completely white.
anonymous Jan 05 2021
Jan 05 2021
I'm having trouble opening the plugin on my Mac
Mark Dec 29 2020
Dec 29 2020
Anyone know if this compatible with Apple Mac Big Sur and latest GarageBand version?
Vic Oct 24 2021
Oct 24 2021
Same issue. It just won't come up at all
Andrea Dec 09 2020
(4 / 5)
Dec 09 2020
Hi, I use Logic Pro x and FL Studio. On FL this plugin work correctly but it doesn't work on Logic Pro. On Logic when I chose this plugin he appear empty, I can't see the principal panel of plugin. Please help me and Thanks
Bartolomeo Nov 25 2020
Nov 25 2020
Hi, I tried to install the AU version (.component file), but it won't load in Logic Pro X (The plug-in cannot be opened because developer cannot be verified...). I'm using logic pro x on Mac OS Bigsur, does anyone have a solution for this?
AliG06 Dec 06 2020
Dec 06 2020
Hello. You need to unzip with winzip or an app that keep info about the plugin. The Unarchiver doesn't keep it. Unfortunetley, this is not the only problem with BigSur : The GUI interface is blank (FL Studio) and I have no solution yet to use Synth1.
Patrik Jan 20 2021
Jan 20 2021
Same issue. Get it loaded in Logic Pro X but blank plugin.
BenjaminRRRRRRRRR Feb 10 2021
Feb 10 2021
Yep it is also not working in Reason!!!! :(....
Vulnus Sep 23 2020
(5 / 5)
Sep 23 2020
Very good vst ,analog style.. perfect for my compositions.. thank you
Bob Angelo Aug 31 2020
(5 / 5)
Aug 31 2020
It looks like crap, but... a really PERFECT VSTi !!! It sounds really good (perfect VA sound) ! It is super user friendly ! It is not using much computer resource. And, there is a titanesque amount of user presets that can be found on the web, some of wich are really good !
KayGee Jan 22 2021
Jan 22 2021
No, it doesn't (look like crap), even less with the red skin.
Florian Mrugalla Jan 20 2022
Jan 20 2022
I think what Bob meant to say is that when you first look at it you don't immediatly assume how awesome its workflow is. I think I can confirm that. It's been long since I used it the first time but I think I felt like that as well
John Aug 09 2020
Aug 09 2020
Plugin worked great on my previous 32-Bit machine, but ever since I upgraded it always crashes and won't run properly. My DAW is Ableton (64).
gui3 Oct 17 2020
Oct 17 2020
Download the x64 version of it, Ableton 10 does not recognize x32 plugins. Works perfect for me
LSD Jul 07 2020
(5 / 5)
Jul 07 2020
Synth1 is really good for analogue sounds. And there are millions of presets online. Super intuitive, fun to use. Also the abillity to change size or color is super great. Also it's very lightweighted. Only downside for me is that it looks ugly.
Ria May 11 2020
May 11 2020
Am I the only one that this plugin couldn't be recognized by the latest version of logic pro X....? Plz help
Goatlord May 15 2020
May 15 2020
Yeah aint working for me in logic x.5 either. Can get it to load up fine in ableton on the same macbook pro though
paul Jun 25 2020
Jun 25 2020
How did you get to load it up on ableton?
Betty Apr 02 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 02 2020
What a great free synth machine. Everyone should get it. Probably the most famous free synth. SYNTH1. Many banks are available on KVRaudio.
XXX Dec 07 2019
Dec 07 2019
TA-AT Nov 10 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 10 2019
Whoa, this is awesome!!
Anonymous Nov 09 2019
(4 / 5)
Nov 09 2019
This really lives up to the hype. Powerful and versatile. If this were the only synth you owned, you would be okay. So all the banks on KVR take up a lot of space and need to be downloaded separately - I found this link where this guy cleaned up everything and put ALL AVAILABLE BANKS into one zip that you can access at any time from the external zip option within this vst. It is great - 14000 presets in 173 banks in a compact size, includes a randomizer tool for Windows users, check it out - https://veryrandomstreams.blogspot.com/2012/03/over-10000-free-patchessounds-for-free.html
oby Aug 28 2019
Aug 28 2019
Koji K Sept 29 2019
Sept 29 2019
Damn, been there. Either files are missing for the vst, try rei-installing. which you probably have done. or download from another site. That's all i got. Better than not replying i hope
ayePete Oct 08 2019
Oct 08 2019
Had the same issue. Just copy all the files into your VST folder and run initsettings.exe from within that folder. Worked for me!
Anonymous Jul 18 2019
(5 / 5)
Jul 18 2019
Hey, I'm new to using third party plug-ins and MIDI in general, could anyone possibly help me with how to add presets for this great VST? I work out of Logic Pro X and have managed to get it working I'd just love to play around with some of the presets but can't seem to figure it out! Thank You.
shaunsolo Jun 22 2019
(5 / 5)
Jun 22 2019
super flexible and crazy good sounds!
Anonymous Apr 16 2019
Apr 16 2019
Can anyone please help me use these presets. How to install them.
user001 Jun 03 2019
Jun 03 2019
All preset at once: paste preset .zip file as it is to Synth1-113beta3zipbank ifolder, ex:Synth1-113beta3zipbankyourpreset.zip, open synth1 in daw, your daw may not respond, be patient, it will take same time as if you are extracting yourpreset.zip file from yourself in file explorer. wait.., its done. Note: if you extract yourpreset.zip manually it will take some time, so daw will also take same time, be patient.
Truck Jun 14 2019
Jun 14 2019
Can you be more precise please ? Thanks for replying
Alex Apr 12 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 12 2019
An absolute must-have for anyone interested in synth-based music, but without enough money to afford any high-end gear. Amazing piece of software right here.
David Apr 16 2019
Apr 16 2019
Hi Alex, Hey is there a way to use Synth 1 and midi map the parameters? I use LIVE and I want to use my keyboard controller knobs to assign parameters. Thank you!
Vladimir May 17 2019
May 17 2019
Hi,David. I easily controlling the Synth1 via Roland JP-8000 (so many knobs and faders for it!). There is no problem to assign MIDI CCs and create MIDI map file. Push OPT -> MIDI -> assign knobs/faders -> save the file
gridsleep Feb 19 2019
Feb 19 2019
The "25,000 presets" contains a lot of duplicates. I went through the whole thing and reduced it to 15,971 unique presets.
VST4FREE Feb 19 2019
Feb 19 2019
Thanks a lot for the job, link above is updated.
The Count of Kennington May 07 2019
May 07 2019
That was some job, thankyou gridsleep
Syldjo Brass Feb 10 2019
(5 / 5)
Feb 10 2019
Depuis que je l'ai découvert, c'est de loin celui que je préfère dans ma bibliothèque. Facile à utiliser et très réactif, en plus j'aime sa configuration.
sammy peabody Dec 07 2018
Dec 07 2018
For anyone who is able to get Synth1 to recognise files in the .zip folder, try running the "initsettings" exe in the plugin folder and it should work
Priyanka May 20 2019
May 20 2019
Please advise how to run initsettings exe
budda12ax7 Dec 02 2018
Dec 02 2018
how do you load the preset sounds? I downloaded everything, but only the synth itself shows up in my presonus studio one 4.....no presets. Help??
Raven Nov 22 2018
Nov 22 2018
Insane synth. Very Very good. Please needs update with a mod and pitch wheel knob for mouse tweaking and setting up.
GigitoEQ Oct 28 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 28 2018
The sound is great - drives me crazy that all the knobs go from 0 to 127 instead of in ms, dB, etc. Nonetheless, this is great!
DJ Frank Jun 06 2018
Jun 06 2018
Excellent Synth Lots Of Presets and I learned sound design using this synth
Raven Nov 22 2018
Nov 22 2018
Only free synth with its (awesomely verstile) distortion before the delay and chorus. And only free synth with tone and eq after the distortion (to get rid of harsh or boom). Also saturation of the filter per voice is just too awesome.
Boomblebee Apr 29 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 29 2018
Simply the king of the free soft synths.
jason norman Apr 25 2018
Apr 25 2018
This is incredible, if this was RTAS i would happily pay decent money for it.
Christian M. Feb 27 2018
Feb 27 2018
This synthesizer is lonely top. There are countless free Sound Banks on the internet for that. The best synthesizer I've ever had.
Neutrino.Sky Jan 16 2018
(5 / 5)
Jan 16 2018
This is my go-to soft synth. But I find the patch selector hard to use, so I wrote a VST plugin to make it easier. Here's a video of it working: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBF74Cg6E_s
Max Feb 14 2018
Feb 14 2018
Hi Neutrino. Sky, your 'Synth1 Librarian' is a real gem -- Thank you for making it available for free! It is so much easier now to find the right Synth1 preset. Why not make it available here on VST4FREE? Also, I like the idea of creating Librarians for other synths. For example, a .syx manager for Dexed would be great.
potatohead Jan 09 2021
Jan 09 2021
Hey, I know this post and the synth are very old but I'll try my luck. I installed synth1 and neutrino librarian for it. They all work fine with the existing zipbanks. However I want to create and save my own presets too. Problem is synth1 gives an error when I click and try to save a preset to any location. I tried to create a 10th bank folder with 128 factory presets in it; so, that I can change them and overwrite on those but it didn't work either. Is there a way to do this on a Win10 64 bit PC with Reaper as the DAW.
Koz Dec 17 2022
Dec 17 2022
Neutrino Sky Editor massively expands the Utility of this great synth. I'd go as far as to say that it Makes this synth for me.
Vlyrch Jan 15 2018
(5 / 5)
Jan 15 2018
This is easily one of the best synth VSTs. I've used it in almost every song I've made since 2013 and still find ways to make interesting new sounds with it.
DJ_CyPhEr Dec 31 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 31 2017
Such Plug-Ins are very difficult to get. I tried Sylenth demo but I think that Synth1 beats it in a very hard way.
Space Elation Dec 13 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 13 2017
This is one bad-ass synth at one bad-ass price! Do I need say more!
GabrielWest Sept 16 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 16 2017
One of the best Synth VST around there! Just wonder what preset has the most high quality instruments of the available presets collection archive. There are so many, what makes it hard guessing what are the best. Any suggestions of experienced Synth1 users. My composition style is: Pop Rock/ and Ballads!
Karl GC Sept 28 2017
Sept 28 2017
For pop/rock/ballads this VST is probably not the best around although for sure it can provide excellent pads, bass & solo synths. But don't look for perfect (electric) pianos' and organs. Anyway, preset collections called Thanks MS. Ichiro are excellent, for many styles.
Potassium Nov 08 2017
Nov 08 2017
Thank you sir for sharing the info ! I'm about to discover the wonders of the MS. Ichiro preset collection !
Karl GC Sept 09 2017
Sept 09 2017
Classic. Regarding the much faster pc's that exist now since it's first release, a 3rd osc, a greater choice of wavetypes and extended arpeggiator would keep it up with recent releases. Great addition to the now also free Firebird.
anon Jul 02 2017
(5 / 5)
Jul 02 2017
Good classic and free soft-synth, Thanx
Romaroll Jun 27 2017
Jun 27 2017
This synthesizer can do everything that is in the free synthesizers section :) And many of those that are paid, it will win))
jigii May 16 2017
May 16 2017
i am using audition cs6. Copied .dll into vst3 folder and re scanned through fx manager.. but not working .. can anybody solve?
Barvick May 07 2017
May 07 2017
Every sound in each sound bank seems to be the same... why is this??
Paddy C Jun 20 2017
Jun 20 2017
Read the manual it explains what to do
Cinematics Apr 02 2017
(5 / 5)
Apr 02 2017
The KING of synths.
vodlo Mar 01 2017
(5 / 5)
Mar 01 2017
Amazing simple vst, I always use it in my tracks.
XR37 Feb 11 2017
Feb 11 2017
The best free software synth ever created. A must-have for both beginners and advanced musicians/producers.
Js1 beatz Nov 03 2016
Nov 03 2016
World best synth plugin love this vst... high quality sound, low cpu...
Gurnley Gropple Oct 21 2016
Oct 21 2016
The gem in the arsenal of free VST plugins. Modest in appearance, a sonic delight in performance, formidable range of patches available.
S man Sept 09 2016
(5 / 5)
Sept 09 2016
will Byers Aug 26 2016
(5 / 5)
Aug 26 2016
Cant believe it is for free.
Reverend Entity Apr 09 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 09 2016
YOU NEED THIS SYNTH IN YOUR LIFE. I can't say it any plainer than that.
Rombler Apr 06 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 06 2016
This synthesizer can do it all. No need to download gigabytes of others. It surpasses many paid. In my arsenal is ideal! :)
Anonymous Mar 17 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 17 2016
An essential instrument of all my songs.
Anonymous Jan 07 2016
Jan 07 2016
Anyone know how to install it on the macbook pro?
Jay Mar 10 2016
Mar 10 2016
There are several issues with installing the AU. Authentification fails every start. No problem if i use the vst on my macbook pro
OLIVER 21 Oct 15 2015
(5 / 5)
Oct 15 2015
After trying (and buying) for a year a lot of analog vintage synth VSTi emulations I was almost to give it up until a friend of mine introduced to Synth 1, now I am using VSTi for almost everything. Just love the flexibility and the sound of this synth and I can believe is free (sincerely I would pay for it!). The interface could be a little simple and rough but the sound is awesome. I hope Ichiro Toda keeps improving and updating this synth, it is really worth! Highly recommendable!
Anonymous. Jun 11 2015
(5 / 5)
Jun 11 2015
One of the best soft synths.
Daniel Reinoso Blake Apr 09 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 09 2015
axel t Apr 08 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 08 2015
Maybe the best free synth in the world- versatile.
Syhnt-Tester Oct 17 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 17 2014
Diesen Freesyhnt ist der Beste des 21. Jahrhunderts Kein anderes VST-Pluck kann ihn kaum einer das Wasser reichen.
alex t Oct 14 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 14 2014
Probably the best free synth. Continue evolution!
Guy Oct 04 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 04 2014
Synth classic. You'll certainly never be short of sounds!
josh1974 Sept 10 2014
(5 / 5)
Sept 10 2014
El mejor q he visto, muy confiable y funcional.
Alper Jun 11 2014
(4 / 5)
Jun 11 2014
One of best freeware vst instruments. But need a update.
Hoffy1138 Mar 28 2014
(5 / 5)
Mar 28 2014
With a little practice you can make Nintendo like sounds out of this thing. I LOVE IT!
Digital X Dec 25 2013
(5 / 5)
Dec 25 2013
Best free synth. Extremely flexible and CPU friendly at full sound.
Anonymous Jun 06 2012
Jun 06 2012
I do not know how to add sound banks to synth1 with .sy1 files?
OPStellar May 28 2023
May 28 2023
This is very aggravating. It seems that all of the presets were made in other DAWs on Windows, so none of the support I've found helps. In fact, this comment is the top on the list of results when I search for ".sy1" "logic pro" in Google, about 10 years after you posted it.
Ghekorg7 Mar 26 2012
(5 / 5)
Mar 26 2012
One of a kind and a super classic ! No words can describe how pure and amazing this is after all these years in front ....
STVRSZ Nov 16 2011
(5 / 5)
Nov 16 2011
Old. Simple. Millions of presets available. Sounds really good. Reminds me of my Roland SH-32. Oatmeal will always be my favorite though.
EatMe - www.ietmie.nl Jun 18 2011
(5 / 5)
Jun 18 2011
Very CPU friendly and logically tweakable and automatable synth plugin. This plugin is great! A must-have. Used in lots of my older projects, now I'm using a paid registered Sylenth1.
Anonymous Apr 02 2011
(0 / 5)
Apr 02 2011
Wouldn't get this again if you paid me!
josh Dec 08 2010
(5 / 5)
Dec 08 2010
EL MEJOR... si se�ores, un buen sinte para aquellos que saben apreciar la simplesa y la efectividad.
Versynthile Sept 16 2010
(5 / 5)
Sept 16 2010
You want to know what it sounds like? What it can do? Listen to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwBpImrtkQg . All made with synth1 (except for piano and drums). No presets used only my own creations.
We-B for D.S.P. Aug 15 2010
(5 / 5)
Aug 15 2010
Funky. Simple. User friendly. What a blessing. How do you color the synth?
sammy_steele May 29 2010
(5 / 5)
May 29 2010
The best free synth ever!!! The most sounds ever: more than 80 banks available. The most awesome and wide ranging sounds I LOVE it!!!!
Anonymous Apr 12 2010
(5 / 5)
Apr 12 2010
Awesome VST, great sound banks that can tackle more than just the techno genres.
faderlikesit Apr 03 2010
(5 / 5)
Apr 03 2010
Fat and juicy, oozing with great sounds und it's fabulously free.
godslave Feb 16 2010
(5 / 5)
Feb 16 2010
ONE OF THE BEST VST SYNTH EVER !! the note i see right now is 4.8(?WTF !!?) but if there is one synth wich deserve a 5 stars this is it!
JFC Jan 13 2010
(5 / 5)
Jan 13 2010
What can I say about my favourite and probably most famous FREE VST synth? I heard about this in 2002, and since then I used it in literally hundreds of arrangements/songs/sketches and must say: you can find a insane number of uses of this synth in the context of your music... What selled me at first was the absurdly low CPU usage and the impressive amount of great professional sounding presets. Don't let the horrible default bank let you down... Look for Nolwenn, Goldbank, Kayoti, Ouroboros bank3 to name a few great ones.(NOTE: Preset management may seem confusing at first, but once you get it, you can load up to 1280 sounds at once !!!) Synth1 is suited not only Electronica/Dance stuff, but can find a place in many other genres. Programming is not hard if you have some basic knowledge, and features are good and can deliver a vast range of different sounds. No docs unfortunately and GUI it's not the greatest, but how many free synths allow you to change GUI color and its size up to 200%? A MUST-HAVE SYNTH!
Brad HazardUs Jan 04 2010
(5 / 5)
Jan 04 2010
beyond one of the greatest free synths ive played with and you can never go wrong with PRESETS!!!!!
spoutnik Oct 20 2009
(4 / 5)
Oct 20 2009
Awesome vst! fat & dirty sound, super-easy to use, amazing wide range of sound. I score 4/5 (should be 5/5 but there is some crap noise on the a.d.1 effect that I don't like. Otherwise it's just... so perfect!)
بسسسسسس& Oct 15 2009
(5 / 5)
Oct 15 2009
I love this synth. Capable of producing some awesome dark patches.
Mekanik_242 Sept 05 2009
(5 / 5)
Sept 05 2009
Simply the best. The one i use the most.
Star4mation Jul 26 2009
(5 / 5)
Jul 26 2009
Love the sounds the Synth1 makes. Highly recommended!
ray Jul 12 2009
(5 / 5)
Jul 12 2009
Best freebie synth I've found, capable of so many different sounds. It's my main go-to vst.
MadPeter Jun 06 2009
(5 / 5)
Jun 06 2009
The first really impressive free VST i've heard. It's a must have, and you can find tons of presets for it also on the web.
Radiation Mutant Mar 20 2009
(5 / 5)
Mar 20 2009
More insanity. Dunno why you didnt sell this puppy - it is the NAZ. My MOST used device ever. And i coloured mine black and red so, get one and MODULATE THE SHIT OUT OF IT.