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, Mac, Linux, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Surge Synthesizer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ZynAddSubFX are Helm (Free, Open Source), Vital (Free, Open Source), Dexed (Free, Open Source) and Qsynth (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 21, 2021

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      A polyphonic synthesizer.
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      An old-school polyphonic additive synthesizer.


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      An old-school polyphonic sampler synth.
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      Oxe FM Synth is a touch-sensitive, realtime polyphonic FM-based music synthesizer created and maintained by Oxe Software.
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      • Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
      • JACK Audio Connection Kit
      PHASEX is an experimental software synthesizer for use with Linux/ALSA/JACK.


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      This is a program for stretching the audio. It is suitable only for extreme sound stretching of the audio (like 50x) and for applying special effects by "spectral smoothing" the sounds. It can transform any sound/music to a texture.
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      PaulStretch vs ZynAddSubFX opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      PaulStretch slows down existing audio; ZynAddSubFX is a synthesizer. Totally different types of software.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    1. 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.

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    2. 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.
    3. ABSYNTH 5 is an exceptional synthesizer with unique sonic potential and more than 2,100 preset sounds.
    4. 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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