SquareSynth is a hybrid analog/8bit style synthesizer. It takes features from the NES console, and the Commodore 64 personal computer. It is a versatile, pro-quality chiptune music maker. Easily integrates with Audio Unit (AUv3) hosts to create a complete song writing solution.
If you would like to experiment with lofi sounds and textures with modern features, look no farther.
▷ Audiobus support.
▷ Audio Unit Version 3 support.
▷ 8 multitimbral channels (5 voices each),
accessible via MIDI.
▷ Each oscillator contains 4 waveforms
(Pulse, 4-bit Triangle, Short Noise, Long Noise).
▷ Classic 8bit arcade video game sounds (bloop-blorp).
▷ Multi-mode Filter.
▷ Looping sound recorder, with .wav file sharing.
• Fixed AU Pitchbend dropout.
• Fixed Pedal sustain issue.
Ratings and Reviews
Best app for chiptune
Good chiptune-oriented synthesizer with a nice interface. It's simple enough to use, with enough depth to be creative.
Note to developer: the pitch sweep fader still doesn't connect to the pitch sweep function. However, you can map one of the sliders in the "User" panel to Pitch Sweep. That slider doesn't also animate the Pitch Sweep slider.
Great app! But a few problems with Audiobus...
I love the preset synths and basic UI with its own customizability. But when trying to use it on audiobus to connect to any midi device or FL Studio it blanked pretty hard only giving me one tone of sound and consistently hitting that key until I reset the app. I would really hope that this gets fixed soon because I want to use this in my music!
It’s not just chip sounds, but you can play around with the filter and modulation tables as well. Custom waveform support would be nice. Unfortunately, glide does not work, and certain sounds can cause crashes.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.