Scythe is a new iPad synthesizer that makes designing new sounds easier than ever before. Just tap the bend button and sculpt your new sound directly in realtime. Scythe is capable of making a wide range of sounds, from traditional analog favorites to exotic digital effects.
- unique, intuitive sound design interface
- AudioBus support
- versatile oscillators with analog & digital waveforms
- audio clip recording and export to other apps via AudioCopy
- extensive but easy-to-use modulation
- effects ranging from chorus and delay to digital grunge
- core midi support, both as a controller and sound module
Updates for iOS 12.
Ratings and Reviews
Someone else mentioned this was a sleeper. It sure is.
So much of a sleeper that another dev named their app “Scythe Synth” a couple of years ago. I’m going to guess they did that without knowing there was already an app in the App Store called “Scythe” (that also happens to be a synth!)
Shouldn’t that be against the rules though? I own the other one and it’s cool too, just don’t dig having two apps with the same name that are both instruments - ya know? But I digress.
While researching the release dates of both apps mentioned above, I saw that this thing has been out for 8 years?! That is simply astounding. This app has excellent sounds and some of the features like being able to modulate/record are unique still to this day.
My biggest question is - why have the devs not made another synth since this came out? We’d love another offering from you guys. I’m sure you have a market!
This is a sleeper hit!
Not sure why this synth seems to miss out on reviews and blogs... The bend modulation record function alone is worth the price of admission. Very novel way to mod and easier to set up than LFO’s or mod matrix’s.
Would love to see more developed on it... maybe IAP to allow bend modulation to loop or to allow bend to be temp synced to Link?
For free, this is a no brainer
Interesting sounds; Keyboard Bug
I just started testing this synth, and i liked the very first preset... and then found a weird delay when touching the lower portion of the on-screen keyboard keys. What's this all about? Very awkward. I also managed to trigger keyboard sizing while playing with multiple fingers, despite the keyboard lock being on. Couldn't reproduce immediately after it happened.
Seems a neat synth for harsh noises and synth FX stabs. The Random button is something that all synths should have, but don't. In this case, Scythe has it, but it's too extreme. The randomization range should be controllable. As is, the Random button makes lots of presets of crazy noise, but nothing musical.
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- Miles Egan
- 5.2 MB
- Requires iPadOS 10.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.