EpicSynth for iPad

I almost missed this iPad Synth, and it looks like a good one too. Here are the details:

EpicSynth is a polyphonic synthesizer supporting CoreMIDI and Line6’s Midi Mobilizer MIDI interface.

EpicSynth was inspired by legendary analog synthesizers of the 1980s. It’s designed from the ground up to be EASY TO USE, POWERFUL, and FUN!

EpicSynth distills the essence of subtractive synthesis into a simple yet powerful app. Epic Synth’s sound architecture is simple enough for beginners to learn about synthesis yet powerful enough to satisfy experienced sound modelers. Its straightforward interface is never an obstacle and lets you focus on the essential: the pleasure of creating new sounds!


  • Transposable two-octave keyboard (C to C) with pitch bend control.
  • Multi-mode arpeggiator
  • Key hold function
  • Stores 48 sound patches in 6 banks of 8 programs
  • Single patch sharing via email
  • Full memory backup via email
  • Compatible with Midi Mobilizer MIDI interface by Line6
  • Compatible with CoreMIDI compliant USB keyboards via Apple’s Camera Connection Kit
  • Four voices of polyphony

EpicSynth’s layout is very intuitive and efficient: you’ll spend your time tweaking sounds instead of searching through endless pages of complicated parameters you never use. After all, synthesizers are tools for exploring sound, not exploring user interface pages!

EpicSynth’s features have been hand-picked to preserve the essence of classic synthesizers. Without being overwhelming, EpicSynth’s sound architecture provides tons of room to create great sounds, from classic leads to juicy acid basses, from 8-bit-like effects to complex evolving sonic textures.

EpicSynth’s straightforward layout, inspired by the classic analog synths of the 1980s, yields instant tweaking gratification, while the arpeggiator assists you in creating awesome rhythmic soundscapes. Lose yourself in a sea of virtually infinite possibilities! Be warned that fooling around with EpicSynth can make you lose track of time!


  • Each of the four voices has:
  • A simultaneous-multi-mode oscillator comprised of a pulse wave with pulse-width-modulation, a sawtooth wave, a sub-octave square wave and white noise generator.
  • A standard envelope generator with attack, decay, sustain and release
  • A lowpass (ladder) filter with resonance control and modulation routings
  • Dual-mode Amplifier using Envelope Generator or Key Gate
  • Shared components include
  • LFO with adjustable delay
  • High-pass Filter
  • Chorus effect

Epic Synth was created in Montréal by an indy synthesizer-addicted iOS software developer. After hunting down, buying and studying dozens of synths, both digital and analog, vintage and modern, monophonic and polyphonic, JP set out to create a great synth for the iPad: EpicSynth!

EpicSynth is priced at $4.99.

Epic Synth - JPMartineau

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