Syntronik version 1.1: IK Multimedia’s largest collection of classic synths gets updated

IK Multimedia has announced an update to Syntronik – its app that offers the largest collection of classic synthesizers in a virtual instrument for iOS devices.

Available for both iPhone and iPad, Syntronik now also supports Audio Units plug-in compatibility for applications like GarageBand, Cubasis, Auria, AUM Mixer and more. This increased compatibility enables users to easily record multitrack projects on the go.

IK Multimedia is able to offer such a wide range of synths thanks to a new hybrid sample and modelling synthesis engine, as well as an arsenal of modelled effects and instrument features. The updated app now includes 17 synths covering a wide selection from 38 of the most iconic synthesizers of all time.

Each of the 38 synthesizers featured in Syntronik was “painstakingly multi-sampled using the most advanced techniques available to capture the “DNA” of the hardware and accurately reproduce the real sound of the classic synthesizers”, explains IK. Adding even greater realism, IK’s proprietary DRIFT technology varies the phase, colour and pitch of the sampled oscillators in a subtle fashion to keep them moving just like real analog oscillators.

The unique hybrid synthesis engine provides ultimate sonic authenticity thanks to its modelled filter section built by IK. Syntronik offers 7 filter types including 4 of the best sounding analog filters of all time: the Moog transistor ladder, Roland’s IR3109 chip, the famous Curtis CEM3320 chip and the Oberheim SEM state variable filter.

Also included is a Classic low-pass filter and powerful digital filters like Formant and Phase. Plus, all 7 filters can be selected within each Synth, enabling users to mix and match them – like using an Oberheim filter with Moog oscillators for new and totally unique combinations.

Syntronik lets users shape sounds in a myriad of ways with 37 professional effects ranging from dynamic processors to amps, filters, EQ’s, modulation effects, reverbs and more. 5 effects can be simultaneously inserted on every instrument via an attractive “lunchbox-style” interface that allows for immediate visualization and editing of every parameter from a single screen.

Syntronik version 1.1 is available now on the App Store for free. Syntronik Full offers a more comprehensive experience for $79.99, available as an in-app purchase. Individual synths are also available via in-app purchase for $9.99 MSRP each.


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