4.8 / 5     (97 votes)
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VST AU
Synth1 is modelled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red Synth.
  • 2 Oscillators.
  • FM modulation.
  • Ring modulation.
  • Sync,modulation envelope.
  • 4 types of filters.
  • Distortion.
  • 2 LFO synchronized with host.
  • Arpeggiator.
  • Tempo delay.
  • Stereo chorus/flanger.
  • Legato mode, portamento.
  • 16 notes polyphony.
  • 128 presets.
  • Automation.

Download 16000 presets
      for Synth1
HERE
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LSD Jul 07 2020
(5 / 5)
Jul 07 2020
Synth1 is really good for analogue sounds. And there are millions of presets online. Super intuitive, fun to use. Also the abillity to change size or color is super great. Also it's very lightweighted. Only downside for me is that it looks ugly.
Ria May 11 2020
May 11 2020
Am I the only one that this plugin couldn't be recognized by the latest version of logic pro X....? Plz help
Goatlord May 15 2020
May 15 2020
Yeah aint working for me in logic x.5 either. Can get it to load up fine in ableton on the same macbook pro though
paul Jun 25 2020
Jun 25 2020
How did you get to load it up on ableton?
Betty Apr 02 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 02 2020
What a great free synth machine. Everyone should get it. Probably the most famous free synth. SYNTH1. Many banks are available on KVRaudio.
XXX Dec 07 2019
Dec 07 2019
PRA QUEM ABRE O PLUGIN E ESTA COM DIFICULDADES AO ACHAR OS PRESETS, SEGUE A DICA: AO ABRIR APERTE A OPÇÃO 'OPT' ACHE A PASTA EM QUE VOCE EXTRAIU TODOS OS ARQUIVOS, SELECIONE UMA SOUND BANK ESPECIFICA E CLIQUE EM OK. PRONTO, APRECIE
TA-AT Nov 10 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 10 2019
Whoa, this is awesome!!
Anonymous Nov 09 2019
(4 / 5)
Nov 09 2019
This really lives up to the hype. Powerful and versatile. If this were the only synth you owned, you would be okay. So all the banks on KVR take up a lot of space and need to be downloaded separately - I found this link where this guy cleaned up everything and put ALL AVAILABLE BANKS into one zip that you can access at any time from the external zip option within this vst. It is great - 14000 presets in 173 banks in a compact size, includes a randomizer tool for Windows users, check it out - https://veryrandomstreams.blogspot.com/2012/03/over-10000-free-patchessounds-for-free.html
oby Aug 28 2019
Aug 28 2019
HI. I AM RECENTLY HAD DOWNLOADED THE SYNTH1 VST 64 BITS, AND I BEGUN THE PROCESS OF INSTALATION. BUT THE ISSUE BEGINS WHEN I OPEN THE VST ON ABLETON 9.7.5 64 BITS, AND THE VST APPEARS WHITOUT A PRESET SOUND, EVEN WHEN I LOADED THE COMPLETE INFORMATION FROM THE FOLDER VST, INCLUDING THE FACTORY BANKS. IF ANYONE CAN HELPS ME, WHIT AN ADVICE. I WILL BE SOW GRATEFUL..
Koji K Sept 29 2019
Sept 29 2019
Damn, been there. Either files are missing for the vst, try rei-installing. which you probably have done. or download from another site. That's all i got. Better than not replying i hope
ayePete Oct 08 2019
Oct 08 2019
Had the same issue. Just copy all the files into your VST folder and run initsettings.exe from within that folder. Worked for me!
Anonymous Jul 18 2019
(5 / 5)
Jul 18 2019
Hey, I'm new to using third party plug-ins and MIDI in general, could anyone possibly help me with how to add presets for this great VST? I work out of Logic Pro X and have managed to get it working I'd just love to play around with some of the presets but can't seem to figure it out! Thank You.
shaunsolo Jun 22 2019
(5 / 5)
Jun 22 2019
super flexible and crazy good sounds!
Anonymous Apr 16 2019
Apr 16 2019
Can anyone please help me use these presets. How to install them.
user001 Jun 03 2019
Jun 03 2019
All preset at once: paste preset .zip file as it is to Synth1-113beta3zipbank ifolder, ex:Synth1-113beta3zipbankyourpreset.zip, open synth1 in daw, your daw may not respond, be patient, it will take same time as if you are extracting yourpreset.zip file from yourself in file explorer. wait.., its done. Note: if you extract yourpreset.zip manually it will take some time, so daw will also take same time, be patient.
Truck Jun 14 2019
Jun 14 2019
Can you be more precise please ? Thanks for replying
Alex Apr 12 2019
(5 / 5)
Apr 12 2019
An absolute must-have for anyone interested in synth-based music, but without enough money to afford any high-end gear. Amazing piece of software right here.
David Apr 16 2019
Apr 16 2019
Hi Alex, Hey is there a way to use Synth 1 and midi map the parameters? I use LIVE and I want to use my keyboard controller knobs to assign parameters. Thank you!
Vladimir May 17 2019
May 17 2019
Hi,David. I easily controlling the Synth1 via Roland JP-8000 (so many knobs and faders for it!). There is no problem to assign MIDI CCs and create MIDI map file. Push OPT -> MIDI -> assign knobs/faders -> save the file
gridsleep Feb 19 2019
Feb 19 2019
The "25,000 presets" contains a lot of duplicates. I went through the whole thing and reduced it to 15,971 unique presets.
VST4FREE Feb 19 2019
Feb 19 2019
Thanks a lot for the job, link above is updated.
The Count of Kennington May 07 2019
May 07 2019
That was some job, thankyou gridsleep
Syldjo Brass Feb 10 2019
(5 / 5)
Feb 10 2019
Depuis que je l'ai découvert, c'est de loin celui que je préfère dans ma bibliothèque. Facile à utiliser et très réactif, en plus j'aime sa configuration.
sammy peabody Dec 07 2018
Dec 07 2018
For anyone who is able to get Synth1 to recognise files in the .zip folder, try running the "initsettings" exe in the plugin folder and it should work
Priyanka May 20 2019
May 20 2019
Please advise how to run initsettings exe
budda12ax7 Dec 02 2018
Dec 02 2018
how do you load the preset sounds? I downloaded everything, but only the synth itself shows up in my presonus studio one 4.....no presets. Help??
Raven Nov 22 2018
Nov 22 2018
Insane synth. Very Very good. Please needs update with a mod and pitch wheel knob for mouse tweaking and setting up.
GigitoEQ Oct 28 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 28 2018
The sound is great - drives me crazy that all the knobs go from 0 to 127 instead of in ms, dB, etc. Nonetheless, this is great!
DJ Frank Jun 06 2018
Jun 06 2018
Excellent Synth Lots Of Presets and I learned sound design using this synth
Raven Nov 22 2018
Nov 22 2018
Only free synth with its (awesomely verstile) distortion before the delay and chorus. And only free synth with tone and eq after the distortion (to get rid of harsh or boom). Also saturation of the filter per voice is just too awesome.
Boomblebee Apr 29 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 29 2018
Simply the king of the free soft synths.
jason norman Apr 25 2018
Apr 25 2018
This is incredible, if this was RTAS i would happily pay decent money for it.
Christian M. Feb 27 2018
Feb 27 2018
This synthesizer is lonely top. There are countless free Sound Banks on the internet for that. The best synthesizer I've ever had.
Neutrino.Sky Jan 16 2018
(5 / 5)
Jan 16 2018
This is my go-to soft synth. But I find the patch selector hard to use, so I wrote a VST plugin to make it easier. Here's a video of it working: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBF74Cg6E_s
Max Feb 14 2018
Feb 14 2018
Hi Neutrino. Sky, your 'Synth1 Librarian' is a real gem -- Thank you for making it available for free! It is so much easier now to find the right Synth1 preset. Why not make it available here on VST4FREE? Also, I like the idea of creating Librarians for other synths. For example, a .syx manager for Dexed would be great.
Vlyrch Jan 15 2018
(5 / 5)
Jan 15 2018
This is easily one of the best synth VSTs. I've used it in almost every song I've made since 2013 and still find ways to make interesting new sounds with it.
DJ_CyPhEr Dec 31 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 31 2017
Such Plug-Ins are very difficult to get. I tried Sylenth demo but I think that Synth1 beats it in a very hard way.
Space Elation Dec 13 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 13 2017
This is one bad-ass synth at one bad-ass price! Do I need say more!
GabrielWest Sept 16 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 16 2017
One of the best Synth VST around there! Just wonder what preset has the most high quality instruments of the available presets collection archive. There are so many, what makes it hard guessing what are the best. Any suggestions of experienced Synth1 users. My composition style is: Pop Rock/ and Ballads!
Karl GC Sept 28 2017
Sept 28 2017
For pop/rock/ballads this VST is probably not the best around although for sure it can provide excellent pads, bass & solo synths. But don't look for perfect (electric) pianos' and organs. Anyway, preset collections called Thanks MS. Ichiro are excellent, for many styles.
Potassium Nov 08 2017
Nov 08 2017
Thank you sir for sharing the info ! I'm about to discover the wonders of the MS. Ichiro preset collection !
Karl GC Sept 09 2017
Sept 09 2017
Classic. Regarding the much faster pc's that exist now since it's first release, a 3rd osc, a greater choice of wavetypes and extended arpeggiator would keep it up with recent releases. Great addition to the now also free Firebird.
anon Jul 02 2017
(5 / 5)
Jul 02 2017
Good classic and free soft-synth, Thanx
Romaroll Jun 27 2017
Jun 27 2017
This synthesizer can do everything that is in the free synthesizers section :) And many of those that are paid, it will win))
jigii May 16 2017
May 16 2017
i am using audition cs6. Copied .dll into vst3 folder and re scanned through fx manager.. but not working .. can anybody solve?
Barvick May 07 2017
May 07 2017
Every sound in each sound bank seems to be the same... why is this??
Paddy C Jun 20 2017
Jun 20 2017
Read the manual it explains what to do
Cinematics Apr 02 2017
(5 / 5)
Apr 02 2017
The KING of synths.
vodlo Mar 01 2017
(5 / 5)
Mar 01 2017
Amazing simple vst, I always use it in my tracks.
XR37 Feb 11 2017
Feb 11 2017
The best free software synth ever created. A must-have for both beginners and advanced musicians/producers.
Js1 beatz Nov 03 2016
Nov 03 2016
World best synth plugin love this vst... high quality sound, low cpu...
Gurnley Gropple Oct 21 2016
Oct 21 2016
The gem in the arsenal of free VST plugins. Modest in appearance, a sonic delight in performance, formidable range of patches available.
S man Sept 09 2016
(5 / 5)
Sept 09 2016
BEST PLUGIN, I LIKE IT WHERY MUCH.
will Byers Aug 26 2016
(5 / 5)
Aug 26 2016
Cant believe it is for free.
Reverend Entity Apr 09 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 09 2016
YOU NEED THIS SYNTH IN YOUR LIFE. I can't say it any plainer than that.
Rombler Apr 06 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 06 2016
This synthesizer can do it all. No need to download gigabytes of others. It surpasses many paid. In my arsenal is ideal! :)
Anonymous Mar 17 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 17 2016
An essential instrument of all my songs.
Anonymous Jan 07 2016
Jan 07 2016
Anyone know how to install it on the macbook pro?
Jay Mar 10 2016
Mar 10 2016
There are several issues with installing the AU. Authentification fails every start. No problem if i use the vst on my macbook pro
OLIVER 21 Oct 15 2015
(5 / 5)
Oct 15 2015
After trying (and buying) for a year a lot of analog vintage synth VSTi emulations I was almost to give it up until a friend of mine introduced to Synth 1, now I am using VSTi for almost everything. Just love the flexibility and the sound of this synth and I can believe is free (sincerely I would pay for it!). The interface could be a little simple and rough but the sound is awesome. I hope Ichiro Toda keeps improving and updating this synth, it is really worth! Highly recommendable!
Anonymous. Jun 11 2015
(5 / 5)
Jun 11 2015
One of the best soft synths.
Daniel Reinoso Blake Apr 09 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 09 2015
SIMPLEMENTE LO MAXIMO!!!.
axel t Apr 08 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 08 2015
Maybe the best free synth in the world- versatile.
Syhnt-Tester Oct 17 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 17 2014
Diesen Freesyhnt ist der Beste des 21. Jahrhunderts Kein anderes VST-Pluck kann ihn kaum einer das Wasser reichen.
alex t Oct 14 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 14 2014
Probably the best free synth. Continue evolution!
Guy Oct 04 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 04 2014
Synth classic. You'll certainly never be short of sounds!
josh1974 Sept 10 2014
(5 / 5)
Sept 10 2014
El mejor q he visto, muy confiable y funcional.
Alper Jun 11 2014
(4 / 5)
Jun 11 2014
One of best freeware vst instruments. But need a update.
Hoffy1138 Mar 28 2014
(5 / 5)
Mar 28 2014
With a little practice you can make Nintendo like sounds out of this thing. I LOVE IT!
Digital X Dec 25 2013
(5 / 5)
Dec 25 2013
Best free synth. Extremely flexible and CPU friendly at full sound.
Anonymous Jun 06 2012
Jun 06 2012
I do not know how to add sound banks to synth1 with .sy1 files?
Ghekorg7 Mar 26 2012
(5 / 5)
Mar 26 2012
One of a kind and a super classic ! No words can describe how pure and amazing this is after all these years in front ....
STVRSZ Nov 16 2011
(5 / 5)
Nov 16 2011
Old. Simple. Millions of presets available. Sounds really good. Reminds me of my Roland SH-32. Oatmeal will always be my favorite though.
EatMe - www.ietmie.nl Jun 18 2011
(5 / 5)
Jun 18 2011
Very CPU friendly and logically tweakable and automatable synth plugin. This plugin is great! A must-have. Used in lots of my older projects, now I'm using a paid registered Sylenth1.
Anonymous Apr 02 2011
(0 / 5)
Apr 02 2011
Wouldn't get this again if you paid me!
josh Dec 08 2010
(5 / 5)
Dec 08 2010
EL MEJOR... si se�ores, un buen sinte para aquellos que saben apreciar la simplesa y la efectividad.
Versynthile Sept 16 2010
(5 / 5)
Sept 16 2010
You want to know what it sounds like? What it can do? Listen to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwBpImrtkQg . All made with synth1 (except for piano and drums). No presets used only my own creations.
We-B for D.S.P. Aug 15 2010
(5 / 5)
Aug 15 2010
Funky. Simple. User friendly. What a blessing. How do you color the synth?
sammy_steele May 29 2010
(5 / 5)
May 29 2010
The best free synth ever!!! The most sounds ever: more than 80 banks available. The most awesome and wide ranging sounds I LOVE it!!!!
Anonymous Apr 12 2010
(5 / 5)
Apr 12 2010
Awesome VST, great sound banks that can tackle more than just the techno genres.
faderlikesit Apr 03 2010
(5 / 5)
Apr 03 2010
Fat and juicy, oozing with great sounds und it's fabulously free.
godslave Feb 16 2010
(5 / 5)
Feb 16 2010
ONE OF THE BEST VST SYNTH EVER !! the note i see right now is 4.8(?WTF !!?) but if there is one synth wich deserve a 5 stars this is it!
JFC Jan 13 2010
(5 / 5)
Jan 13 2010
What can I say about my favourite and probably most famous FREE VST synth? I heard about this in 2002, and since then I used it in literally hundreds of arrangements/songs/sketches and must say: you can find a insane number of uses of this synth in the context of your music... What selled me at first was the absurdly low CPU usage and the impressive amount of great professional sounding presets. Don't let the horrible default bank let you down... Look for Nolwenn, Goldbank, Kayoti, Ouroboros bank3 to name a few great ones.(NOTE: Preset management may seem confusing at first, but once you get it, you can load up to 1280 sounds at once !!!) Synth1 is suited not only Electronica/Dance stuff, but can find a place in many other genres. Programming is not hard if you have some basic knowledge, and features are good and can deliver a vast range of different sounds. No docs unfortunately and GUI it's not the greatest, but how many free synths allow you to change GUI color and its size up to 200%? A MUST-HAVE SYNTH!
Brad HazardUs Jan 04 2010
(5 / 5)
Jan 04 2010
beyond one of the greatest free synths ive played with and you can never go wrong with PRESETS!!!!!
spoutnik Oct 20 2009
(4 / 5)
Oct 20 2009
Awesome vst! fat & dirty sound, super-easy to use, amazing wide range of sound. I score 4/5 (should be 5/5 but there is some crap noise on the a.d.1 effect that I don't like. Otherwise it's just... so perfect!)
بسسسسسس& Oct 15 2009
(5 / 5)
Oct 15 2009
I love this synth. Capable of producing some awesome dark patches.
Mekanik_242 Sept 05 2009
(5 / 5)
Sept 05 2009
Simply the best. The one i use the most.
Star4mation Jul 26 2009
(5 / 5)
Jul 26 2009
Love the sounds the Synth1 makes. Highly recommended!
ray Jul 12 2009
(5 / 5)
Jul 12 2009
Best freebie synth I've found, capable of so many different sounds. It's my main go-to vst.
MadPeter Jun 06 2009
(5 / 5)
Jun 06 2009
The first really impressive free VST i've heard. It's a must have, and you can find tons of presets for it also on the web.
Radiation Mutant Mar 20 2009
(5 / 5)
Mar 20 2009
More insanity. Dunno why you didnt sell this puppy - it is the NAZ. My MOST used device ever. And i coloured mine black and red so, get one and MODULATE THE SHIT OUT OF IT.
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