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SynthEdit Alternatives

SynthEdit is described as 'Build your own VST-compatible synthesizers with Synthedit's drag-and-drop, visual development environment' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to SynthEdit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Pure Data, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SynthEdit are VCV Rack, Max/MSP, miRack and ORCA.

This page was last updated Jun 28, 2022
  • Windows

Build your own VST-compatible synthesizers with Synthedit's drag-and-drop, visual development environment.

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  1. Pure Data

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.

  2. VCV Rack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    VCV Rack is a modular synthesizer inspired by Eurorack systems. It acts a host for virtual modules which perform various audio processes. E.G. oscillators, filters, envelope generators, sequencers and more that can be connected freely in almost limitless combinations.



  3. Max/MSP

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Interactive visual programming environment for music, audio, and media.

  4. miRack

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    miRack is a Eurorack-style modular synthesizer, playground, and fx. It aims to provide user experience and audio quality close to those of the real Eurorack hardware.

  5. ORCA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Orca is an Esoteric Programming Language and live-coding environment for musical experimentation. In Orca, each letter of the alphabet is an operation, lowercase letters operate on bang, uppercase letters operate each frame.



  6. Cabbage Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    Cabbage Studio is a sophisticated combination of DAW and audio development environment. The studio offers a modular interface for constructing sounds driven by Csound with the power of .

  7. PraxisLIVE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PraxisLIVE is an open-source, visual programming environment. Experiment with and create projects using a visual patching system coupled with the power of programming in Java, Processing and GLSL.

  8. HISE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    HISE is a cross-platform open source audio application for building virtual instruments. It emphasizes on sampling, but includes some basic synthesis features for making hybrid instruments as well as audio effects.

  9. FlowStone

    • Windows

    FlowStone is a powerful, graphical programming tool that greatly expedites development with an intuitive and easy-to-use, live programming environment.

  10. Maize Sampler 2

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Maize Sampler 2 is a cross-platform tool for sound developers to create sample-based virtual instruments.

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