Oxe FM Synth Alternatives

    Oxe FM Synth is described as 'touch-sensitive, realtime polyphonic FM-based music synthesizer created and maintained by Oxe Software' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Oxe FM Synth for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Surge Synthesizer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Oxe FM Synth are Helm (Free, Open Source), Dexed (Free, Open Source), ZynAddSubFX (Freemium, Open Source) and Synth1 (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 21, 2021

    1. Surge is an open source digital synthesizer originally written and sold as a commercial product by @kurasu (Claes Johanson) at Vember Audio.
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    2. Helm is a free, cross-platform, polyphonic synthesizer with a powerful modulation system. Helm runs on GNU/Linux, Mac, and Windows as a standalone program or LV2/VST/VST3/AU plugin.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Dexed is an FM-type softsynth developed by Pascal Gauthier of Digital Suburban. It is an ideal application for importing, playing and editing/managing sysex patches from both the classic Yamaha DX7 synthesizer and the TX7.
    3. 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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Synth1 is a software synthesizer modeled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red Synth. It combines the common sound synthesis method of Subtractive & FM synthesis. Features: • 2 Oscillators, FM modulation, ring modulation, sync, modulation envelope.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      A virtual analog synthesizer, Tunefish v4 was developed as a smaller replacement of Tunefish v3 with roughly the same power - some might argue it's even more powerful. It was also ported over to Linux and MacOS and was given a new polished UI.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      A polyphonic synthesizer.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      An old-school polyphonic additive synthesizer.
    4. 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.
    5. TAL-NoiseMaker is an improved version of TAL-Elek7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability. The synth also includes a small effect section with a reverb, chorus and a simple bit crusher effect.
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