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Podolski is described as 'simple, CPU-efficient virtual analogue synthesizer. Basically a cut down version of FilterscapeVA with just one oscillator, one filter, one envelope and two LFOs, it also features a Zebra-style arpeggiator/sequencer plus chorus and delay effects' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Podolski for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Advanced Linux Sound Architecture. The best alternative is Surge Synthesizer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Podolski are Qsynth, ZynAddSubFX, FluidSynth and Odin 2.

This page was last updated Jun 26, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows

Podolski is a simple, CPU-efficient virtual analogue synthesizer. Basically a cut down version of FilterscapeVA with just...

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  1. Surge Synthesizer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • BSD

    Surge is an open source digital synthesizer originally written and sold as a commercial product by @kurasu (Claes Johanson) at Vember Audio.

  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. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Oxe FM Synth

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Oxe FM Synth is a touch-sensitive, realtime polyphonic FM-based music synthesizer created and maintained by Oxe Software.

  10. samplv1

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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