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ZynAddSubFX Alternatives

ZynAddSubFX is described as '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' and is an app in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ZynAddSubFX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Vital, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ZynAddSubFX are Surge Synthesizer, Dexed, Helm and Qsynth.

ZynAddSubFX alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ZynAddSubFX.
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  1. Vital icon

    Vital

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    6 alternatives to Vital 

    Vital is a spectral warping wavetable synthesizer with drag'n'drop modulation workflow and animated preview of the synth's inner workings where needed. Comes with many modulation sources (including audio-rate), MPE support and FX chain.

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  2. Surge Synthesizer icon

    Surge Synthesizer

    • FreeOpen Source
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    36 alternatives to Surge Synthesizer 

    Surge is an open source digital synthesizer originally written and sold as a commercial product by @kurasu (Claes Johanson) at Vember Audio. The synth uses subtractive hybrid synthesis and each patch contains two 'scenes' which are separate instances of the entire...

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    1.  Virtual InstrumentSurge Synthesizer uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
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    dark skin


  3. Dexed icon

    Dexed

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    16 alternatives to Dexed 

    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.

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  4. Helm icon

    Helm

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    16 alternatives to Helm 

    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.

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    Qsynth

    • FreeOpen Source
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    11 alternatives to Qsynth 

    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.

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  6. Skale Tracker icon

    Skale Tracker

    • FreeProprietary
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    52 alternatives to Skale Tracker 

    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.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsSkale Tracker support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Skale Tracker, by handling note and performance information.
    Discontinued

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

    Flash-based Online Version (no longer available)
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  7. FluidSynth

    • FreeOpen Source
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    12 alternatives to FluidSynth 

    FluidSynth is a real-time software synthesizer based on the SoundFont 2 specifications and has reached widespread distribution. FluidSynth itself does not have a graphical user interface, but due to its powerful API several applications utilize it and it has even found its way...

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    Odin 2

    • FreeOpen Source
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    22 alternatives to Odin 2 

    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.

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    1.  Virtual InstrumentOdin 2 uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
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  9. AudioMulch icon

    AudioMulch

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    53 alternatives to AudioMulch 

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

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsAudioMulch support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Synth1

    • FreeProprietary
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    14 alternatives to Synth1 

    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.

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