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Be the ‘King of Digital’ with cool new synth app [Awesome Apps]


AudioKit King of Digital synth app
Retro-obsessed audio mavens: Don't miss this one.
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If you love the synth sounds of the ’80s, we have something for you. AudioKit Pro launched a brand-new hybrid synthesizer app for iPhone and iPad Wednesday for those who love the sounds of the 1980s, ’90s and early 2000s.

And while the developer said the synth app usually costs $19.99, right now you can get it for $3.99. And by the way, it’s currently rated #1 in Music on the App Store.

King of Digital Hybrid Synth app for iPad and iPhone

The King of Digital app‘s basic description hits a tuneful chord for folks with a particular taste: “Epic 64-voice virtual analog/PCM iPad synth inspired by the digital synths of the 80s, 90s, 2000s.” PCM refers to both the audio files and the basic method of converting analog sound to digital.

And, just for emphasis, developer adds, “Welcome to 1987.”

The new synth app — not the first by Audiokit, which makes Synth One and a variety of other musical apps — comes loaded with more than 900 presets made by by people who know their stuff. That includes sound designers like Analog Matthew, Brice Beasley, DMT Cymatics, Moby Pixel, Red Sky Lullaby, Jakob Haq, Electronisounds (Dean Daughters), Sound of Izrael, Brian Funk and others.

And if you know your stuff, you may be impressed that the app also packs more than 3GBs of exclusive audio — they’re not samples from old synths — and five pulse-code modulation (PCM) banks of sounds, including Digital D1 PCMs and a D1 expansion banks.

And note that when you use this app, you won’t suffer any ads or be asked to subscribe. The app comes with a lifetime license.

You should have iOS 14.4 or newer to use the app with iPhone. For iPad, make sure you have iPadOS 14.4 or later.

King of Digital app features:

  • 64-voice hybrid digital PCM and VA synth
  • 3+ gigabyte of original samples recorded from analog and fm synths over 30+ years old.
  • Space-saving compression (whole app is under 500MB in size).
  • Dual layers per voice. Keyboard splits.
  • Vintage-style step sequencer that can be routed to specific layers.
  • 3 LFOs. Fun Routings. LFOs can modify other LFOs.
  • iPad version has “stacked” views for maximum onscreen control.

Price: $19.99 $3.99

Download from: App Store

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