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Synth 1 Mac Review & Download

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Synth 1 Mac

Synth 1 is a powerful and versatile VST for Mac users. Developed by Daichi Laboratory and Ichiro Toda, Synth 1 VST Mac is a virtual analogue synthesizer with a wide range of features and capabilities.

This review will explore the features and capabilities of Synth 1 and provide an in-depth look at how it can be used to create unique sounds and compositions. We will also discuss the pros and cons of the Synth 1 VST Mac and provide an overall conclusion on its effectiveness.


The Synth 1 VST Mac offers two oscillators, FM modulation, ring modulation, sync, and a modulation envelope. It also has four types of filters and distortion as well as two LFOs that are synchronized with the host. An arpeggiator is also included and synchronized with the host along with a tempo delay in stereo chorus/flanger. Legato mode and portamento are available as well as 16 notes of polyphony and 128 presets. To ensure a light CPU load it has been optimized using SSE instructions among other things. Automation is supported too.

Creating unique sounds

Synth 1 VST Mac can be used to create unique sounds by adjusting the oscillator settings, modulation parameters, and effects. The oscillators can be used to create a wide range of sounds, from classic synth leads to complex soundscapes. The modulation parameters can be used to add movement and texture to sounds, while the effects can be used to add further depth and complexity. Additionally, users can create their own custom presets to save and share with others.

Pros and cons


  • Easy to use and intuitive user interface
  • Powerful and versatile synthesizer with a wide range of sound design possibilities
  • Large selection of presets to get you started
  • Modulation capabilities for creating unique sounds
  • Free to download and use


  • Does not offer built-in effects
  • Limited to one oscillator
  • Limited polyphony
  • Not compatible with all VST hosts

Customer reviews

“I could be niggly and knock off one star because this doesn’t sound “hi fi” in terms of raw audio quality, but I can’t knock a free synth that has literally thousands of presets that sound fantastic. I am simply blown away by the number of presets for this thing (I know there was a contest to make stuff with this synth), but I downloaded one file that has 16,000 presets (a link to a 25,000 preset mega download is apparently down). I’m not a fan of the dated-looking GUI; it would be great if this could be updated with a graphical presentation that matched the awesomeness of this synth. A must-have.”

“Downloading and adding patches is easy once you figure it out. It looks like a great option for designing your own sounds for free. I use it on the sound bridge and It works great.”

“If there is a free synth which can be compared to top-notch hardware like VIRUS or NORD LEAD, it’s Synth1. No other free VST has such distinguished hardware analogue temper and sound . Many times I prefer to use simple construction preset and unbelievable sound from this less than 1 MB amazing VST than to start complex work on complex synths which may or may not sound ‘right’ in the end. It is so inspirational working with it you can make the entire composition just until you look for something else. There are so many free presets made for it, you just have to sort what your mix need or the ones made by advanced designers if need something ‘pro’.”


Overall, Synth 1 VST Mac is a great choice for those looking for a powerful and free synthesizer. It has a wide range of sounds and features, and the user interface is easy to use. It is a great choice for producers and musicians of all levels.


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