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Absynth Alternatives

Absynth is described as 'ABSYNTH 5 is an exceptional synthesizer with unique sonic potential and more than 2,100 preset sounds' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Absynth for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and iPhone. The best alternative is GarageBand, which is free. Other great apps like Absynth are Qsynth, ZynAddSubFX, FluidSynth and Omnisphere.

Absynth alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations or Audio Recorders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Absynth.
This page was last updated Dec 4, 2021
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ABSYNTH 5 is an exceptional synthesizer with unique sonic potential and more than 2,100 preset sounds.

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  1. Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.

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  2. Qsynth

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Qsynth is a simple Qt4 application wrapper for the FluidSynth software MIDI sequencer for Linux. Qsynth is a fluidsynth GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt4 toolkit using Qt Designer.



  3. ZynAddSubFX

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    ZynAddSubFX is a fully featured open source software synthesizer capable of making a countless number of instruments, from some common heard from expensive hardware to interesting sounds that you'll boost to an amazing universe of sounds.

  4. FluidSynth

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    FluidSynth is a real-time software synthesizer based on the SoundFont 2 specifications and has reached widespread distribution.

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  5. Omnisphere

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Omnisphere is the flagship synthesizer of Spectrasonics® - an instrument of extraordinary power and versatility. This award-winning plugin brings many different types of synthesis together into one amazing-sounding instrument that will inspire a lifetime of exploration.



  6. Odin 2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Odin 2, the successor of Odin 1, is a gratis, open-source, cross-platform, semi-modular subtractive-style software synthesizer. It covers about every type of synthesis out there.

  7. AudioMulch

    • Mac
    • Windows

    AudioMulch is an interactive musician's environment for PC and Mac. It is used for live electronic music performance, composition and sound design.

  8. Skale Tracker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Skale Tracker is a music tracker (a special kind of music sequencer) available for Windows and Linux on the desktop as well as in a Flash-based browser verison.

    Discontinued

    Online version is no longer available. Last desktop version, v0.81, released on December 2005, it's still downloadable and usable.

  9. Tyrell N6

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Tyrell is the name of a project by the German online magazine Amazona.de. A reader survey and follow-on forum posts provided a pool of ideas for a low cost HARDWARE analogue synth, which Mic 'Moogulator' Irmer used to develop quite a powerful concept.

  10. samplv1

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    samplv1 is an old-school all-digital polyphonic sampler synthesizer with stereo fx.

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