Synth1 by Ichiro Toda

What is Synth1?

A software synthesizer intended for use with DTM software. Supports VSTi plug-in/AU plug-in format. This software is freeware. The latest version is Ver1.12 (Windows), Ver1.13beta (Mac).

Functionally, it is modeled on that red synth Clavia NORD LEAD2 and has the following features:

  • 2 oscillators + 1 sub oscillator, FM modulation, ring modulation, synchro, modulation envelope
  • 4 types of filters, distortion
  • 2 LFO (Host synchronization possible)
  • Equipped with arpeggiator (host synchronization)
  • Tempo delay (host sync), stereo chorus/flanger
  • Legato mode, portamento
  • 32-tone polyphonic
  • With 128 preset tones.
  • Thorough movement weight reduction. SSE use etc.
  • Automation support

System Requirements

Supported CPUX86/x64 CPU that supports SSE2. *If the CPU is not too old, it is ok.
Supported OSWindows XP, Windows Vista 32Bit, Windows7 (developed with Windows Vista HP sp2) Other than the left is unconfirmed.
* Does not work on Windows 98.
Supported hostReaper, Abelton Live, SONAR 6 LE, other than the left unconfirmed
*I think that it will work with most VST hosts, but other than the above I have not confirmed
Plugin formatVSTi2.0
Sampling frequencyAny
LimitationsIt is not a multitimbral sound source.


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