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  • Transform your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a music production studio.

    SynthStation transforms iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a portable music production studio for mobile music creation. SynthStation gives you three powerful synthesizers for creating and modifying sonic textures used for melodies, chords, and bass lines. Built around Akai Professional’s history in synthesis and drawing on the newest MINIAK synth, SynthStation sounds great and offers wide-ranging sonic flexibility with its virtual analog synthesis.

    From the moment you start SynthStation, you'll know your way around. It is jam-packed with tools to help you create music with the convenience of your touch screen and each section works the way you work. With SynthStation, you can create and save sequences and complete songs. The app contains three different three-oscillator synths and a range of drum kits you can sequence and mix right in the SynthStation. For creating melodic and accompaniment parts, the SynthStation contains an arpeggiator with preset patterns, built-in effects and filters, and an XY touch control interface for expressive control of key parameters.

    New v3.2 Update!

    SynthStation v3.2 is all about streamlined workflow. You’ll find a totally refreshed user interface that’s easy to navigate and instinctual to use. Optimized for the larger screen of your iPad, the new UI spreads out the controls, dramatically reduces the need to shuffle through menus, and lays out all the synth parameters on a single screen. The leading music production app just got more powerful.

    Perform

    Play with keys, XY and arpeggiator controls. This is perfect place to make magic happen because it gives you access to all the common controls you’ll need in a performance or creation setting. You can assign the XY control to cutoff, resonance, filter envelope, decay, pitch, LFO rate, LFO pitch, LFO filter or amplitude. One sweep of your finger on the pad sets the assigned parameter in motion and makes your sound come alive.

    Synth

    Complete synthesis controls from oscillators to LFOs, envelopes, and more. You can control a wide range of filters to dial in exactly the sound you need. Choose from Sine, Triangle, Square or Sawtooth on your VCO and start creating your own signature sounds from scratch. Filter Cutoff and Resonance are just two taps away.

    Drums

    In addition to SynthStation's three synthesizers, we've included drum kits and a visual representation of the most iconic beat making tool in the world - MPC pads. Just pick your kit and start tapping beats anywhere, anytime. Includes:

    Drum Kit – select the drum kit and play it with onscreen pads.

    Drum Edit – tune, mix, and customize your drums.

    Sequencer

    Keyboard grid – see your keyboard sequencing and edit notes easily.

    Drum grid – build and modify drum tracks with a visible sequencer grid.

    Song/Sequence

    Select and save your Song/Sequence projects. You can recall your Songs and work on them later, and even export them for further editing in your desktop audio applications.

    Control

    XY – two axes of control for hands-on, real-time control. Just like a joystick, the XY controller can snap back to the zero point.

    Tempo – control tempo and even tap in the tempo you want.

    Mixer

    The Mixer in SynthStation includes touch-controlled faders for each of the three synthesizers and the drum section as well as FX send for each.

    Mixer – mix all the levels of the parts and effects. Just like a hardware mixer, there are faders, mutes, and effect routing.

    Effects – select and control FX type and parameters.

    SynthStation Studio enables you to create and produce music anywhere on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

    iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    • Three virtual-analog synthesizers, each with three oscillators
    • Over 50 drum kits
    • Create melodic and accompaniment parts using the sequencer and arpeggiator
    • Effects engine with Chorus, Delay, Flanger and Delay
    • Assignable XY MOD with touch XY pad control to set motion
    • Compatible with SynthStation25 hardware
    • Unlimited creativity with effects and real-time controls
    • Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later
    • Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later
    • The app crashes. How can I prevent this from happening?

      Check when the last time you rebooted your device. Much like a computer, you should reboot from time to time to clear the memory contents rather than leave it on or in sleep mode. Just tapping the power button once does not power down the device. Alternatively, you can download apps that clear or manage memory on your device, but ideally a reboot by pressing and holding the power button, then sliding the red slider to the right to shut down will solve any crashing issues you are having. If you try this and are still having trouble, visit the Support link above to let us know what's happening. We're here to help.

    • Is the SynthStation app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad included with the SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller?

      The SynthStation app and the SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller are sold separately. The SynthStation app is available exclusively through the Apple App Store.

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    Quickstart Guide

SynthStation

Music Production App for iPhone and iPod touch

Overview

Transform your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a music production studio.

SynthStation transforms iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a portable music production studio for mobile music creation. SynthStation gives you three powerful synthesizers for creating and modifying sonic textures used for melodies, chords, and bass lines. Built around Akai Professional’s history in synthesis and drawing on the newest MINIAK synth, SynthStation sounds great and offers wide-ranging sonic flexibility with its virtual analog synthesis.

From the moment you start SynthStation, you'll know your way around. It is jam-packed with tools to help you create music with the convenience of your touch screen and each section works the way you work. With SynthStation, you can create and save sequences and complete songs. The app contains three different three-oscillator synths and a range of drum kits you can sequence and mix right in the SynthStation. For creating melodic and accompaniment parts, the SynthStation contains an arpeggiator with preset patterns, built-in effects and filters, and an XY touch control interface for expressive control of key parameters.

New v3.2 Update!

SynthStation v3.2 is all about streamlined workflow. You’ll find a totally refreshed user interface that’s easy to navigate and instinctual to use. Optimized for the larger screen of your iPad, the new UI spreads out the controls, dramatically reduces the need to shuffle through menus, and lays out all the synth parameters on a single screen. The leading music production app just got more powerful.

Perform

Play with keys, XY and arpeggiator controls. This is perfect place to make magic happen because it gives you access to all the common controls you’ll need in a performance or creation setting. You can assign the XY control to cutoff, resonance, filter envelope, decay, pitch, LFO rate, LFO pitch, LFO filter or amplitude. One sweep of your finger on the pad sets the assigned parameter in motion and makes your sound come alive.

Synth

Complete synthesis controls from oscillators to LFOs, envelopes, and more. You can control a wide range of filters to dial in exactly the sound you need. Choose from Sine, Triangle, Square or Sawtooth on your VCO and start creating your own signature sounds from scratch. Filter Cutoff and Resonance are just two taps away.

Drums

In addition to SynthStation's three synthesizers, we've included drum kits and a visual representation of the most iconic beat making tool in the world - MPC pads. Just pick your kit and start tapping beats anywhere, anytime. Includes:

Drum Kit – select the drum kit and play it with onscreen pads.

Drum Edit – tune, mix, and customize your drums.

Sequencer

Keyboard grid – see your keyboard sequencing and edit notes easily.

Drum grid – build and modify drum tracks with a visible sequencer grid.

Song/Sequence

Select and save your Song/Sequence projects. You can recall your Songs and work on them later, and even export them for further editing in your desktop audio applications.

Control

XY – two axes of control for hands-on, real-time control. Just like a joystick, the XY controller can snap back to the zero point.

Tempo – control tempo and even tap in the tempo you want.

Mixer

The Mixer in SynthStation includes touch-controlled faders for each of the three synthesizers and the drum section as well as FX send for each.

Mixer – mix all the levels of the parts and effects. Just like a hardware mixer, there are faders, mutes, and effect routing.

Effects – select and control FX type and parameters.

SynthStation Studio enables you to create and produce music anywhere on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Features

  • Three virtual-analog synthesizers, each with three oscillators
  • Over 50 drum kits
  • Create melodic and accompaniment parts using the sequencer and arpeggiator
  • Effects engine with Chorus, Delay, Flanger and Delay
  • Assignable XY MOD with touch XY pad control to set motion
  • Compatible with SynthStation25 hardware
  • Unlimited creativity with effects and real-time controls

Tech Specs

  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later

System Requirements

  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later

FAQs

  • The app crashes. How can I prevent this from happening?

    Check when the last time you rebooted your device. Much like a computer, you should reboot from time to time to clear the memory contents rather than leave it on or in sleep mode. Just tapping the power button once does not power down the device. Alternatively, you can download apps that clear or manage memory on your device, but ideally a reboot by pressing and holding the power button, then sliding the red slider to the right to shut down will solve any crashing issues you are having. If you try this and are still having trouble, visit the Support link above to let us know what's happening. We're here to help.

  • Is the SynthStation app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad included with the SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller?

    The SynthStation app and the SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller are sold separately. The SynthStation app is available exclusively through the Apple App Store.

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