SAGA Synth | 16-Bit Super Fun! by AudioKit Pro (Universal)
Released: Jan 4, 2023
Version: 1.2
Size: 127 MB
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SAGA Synth | 16-Bit Super Fun!

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SAGA Synth is a super-fun retro 16-bit video game synth

More than chiptunes, you can use this synth for amazing and expressive pads, sound fx, drums, leads, and more!

Make your music stand out with real 16-bit retro video game power. Created from 5 different vintage hardware YM2616 sound chips for the greatest collection of 16-bit sounds ever produced. We put lots of love into making this app.

Ready Player One? Press a Key to take your music to the next level!

REQUIRES iOS 14 and ABOVE! Thank you. :)

Includes over 350+ Presets by MobyPixel, Electronisounds, Red Sky Lullaby, Gavinski, The GarageBand Guide, DJ Puzzle, The Audio Dabbler, Sound of Izrael, Marc Hupkens, AnalogMatthew, Brian Funk, Shazaam the Producer and more.

Features custom-created sounds for this app, made from vintage retro gaming hardware.

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SAGA SYNTH is available only on iOS and iPadOS.

• Standalone app & iOS AUv3 Plugin
• Over 350+ presets to inspire you
• Fun free-running step sequencer
• Exclusive sound sources made for this app
• New, more stable AudioKit code
• 16-bit Synth, Drum, and Sound FX sounds included
• Over 600+ Mb of sounds compressed to under 150 Mb
• Audio recording, record your sounds then export wav files! No other apps needed
• Use as an iOS Plug-in in hosts like GarageBand, AUM, Cubasis, Beatmaker 3, and more
• Use with MIDI keyboard or iOS MIDI host
• Ableton Link

SAGA Synth is the first of the next generation of AudioKit Pro apps, written from the ground up with a focus on playability and amazing sound. We've added rock-solid sequencer timing, improved AUv3 support, easy standalone recording, and much more. It's created with lots of love.

+ iPhone & iPad versions included for one low price
++ BONUS: Includes sounds from the best-selling Ableton 16-Bit Video Game sound packs by Brian Funk. For the first time on iOS!

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AudioKit is an open-source project intended to bring joy and music to people, and enlighten people on how to build custom instruments and iOS apps.

All product names, images, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, including SEGA Corporation, Yamaha Corporation, Twisted Electrons, MEGAfm, Genesis, MegaDrive, and others, which are in no way associated or affiliated with the creators of this app, including AudioKit, Brian Funk, AudioKit Pro, LLC, and the other contributors. Product names are used solely for the purpose of identifying specific products related to hardware, synthesizers, sampling, sound design, and music-making.

Use of these names and images does not imply any cooperation or endorsement, including SEGA Corporation, Yamaha Corporation, Twisted Electrons, MEGAfm, Genesis, MegaDrive, and others. We thank them for their incredible hardware and instruments.

What's new in version 1.2
Thanks Everyone, Great updates in this one!
++ Standalone adds ability to keep the same Tempo when switching presets (Turn this feature on/off by tapping the Tempo box above keyboard)
++ Added AUv3 workaround for GarageBand's new "feature" of sending a ModWheel reset to 0 when starting/stopping. Since SAGA Synth has cool ModWheel routings for things like Layer Mix and Filter cutoff, GB gives you pretty wild/unwanted results. This build helps with that and still allows ModWheel recording in GarageBand, without changing your presets' sound you stop/start in GarageBand. :)
++ Updated Ableton Link (Link is a way for standalone apps to stay in tempo sync with each other)
++ More bug fixes and stability improvements
Stay tuned... more improvements and more new free presets are coming!
Our verdict: Great!
  • + SAGA Synth | 16-Bit Super Fun! is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + SAGA Synth | 16-Bit Super Fun! is currently ranked #25 in paid Music apps for iPhone, as well as #7 in paid Music apps for iPad.
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