VHS Synth | 80s Synthwave 4+

Lo-Fi & Chill with this AUv3

AudioKit Pro

    • 4.7 • 71 Ratings
    • $3.99



** 2023 Limited Time, 60% off, $3.99 reg $9.99, Buy Now and Save! ** Vintage Synths Recorded to VHS Tape | "Best Lo-Fi instrument I’ve ever played!" - The SoundTest Room

VHS Synth features synths recorded with a VCR, then resampled.
"Perhaps the best iOS Music App you'll see this year" – The GarageBand Guide

Perfect for Synthwave, Hip Hop, Indie, Rock, Movie Soundtracks, Lo-Fi, Ambient, Vaporwave, Retro Pop, and more.
Create instant lo-fi and cool retro vibes. Press a key. Elevate your music.

Includes over 280+ Presets by Jakob haQ, Red Sky Lullaby, The GarageBand Guide, DJ Puzzle, Sound of Izrael, DJ Montra, Marc Hupkens, AnalogMatthew, JEC, Da Fingaz, Brian Funk, and more.

"BEST Lo-Fi instrument I’ve ever played, seriously good sounds!" - The SoundTest Room
"Contender for App of the Year" - Jim Shannon on Sounds
"VHS Synth is a Retrowave dream!" - iPad Loops
"Turns Your iOS Device Into An 80s Time Machine" - Synthtopia

Classic Synths were recorded to VHS Tape with a VCR, then re-sampled.
"VHS Synth is the ULTIMATE Retro Synth App" - The GarageBand Guide

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• Standalone app + iOS AUv3 Plugin
• Over 280+ presets to inspire you
• Compressed to under 140mb to save space
• VCR Sound Effects (Buttons, Tape Hiss, More)
• VCR FX section to customize the sounds
• FREE Expansion Pack: OP-1 recorded with a VCR

++ iPhone & iPad version included for one low price

Real analog feel and dirt. Vintage hardware was recorded into a VCR and then re-sampled.

Features the waveforms from the best-selling "80s VHS Synths" and "VHS Wave" Ableton sound packs by Brian Funk (a $30 value, included).
Available here on iOS for the first time!

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What’s New

Version 1.0.6

+ Made the app fully Accessibility for zoom mode on smaller iPhones (SE, iPhone 12,13, etc)
+ AudioKit wants to bring music-making to everyone. This is the first app we've released that is fully compatible with iPhone accessibility zoom mode
+ Phone improvements include a requested "done" button on the preset saving keyboard that will dismiss the keyboard
+ Other minor improvements and fixes for the latest iOS versions
Thank you! :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Ruthlessmama ,

My New Favorite!!

A history of great sounding apps has just gotten better! I’ve only had a few hours to play with this, but I’ve contemplated calling off from work the entire time!
Absolutely love it!!
For those of you thinking you’re not really into Synthwave, this app is for so much more than just one genre. Don’t be afraid to buy this!

A. Toonguy ,

Sounds are inconsistent in GarageBand

Create a new song in GB. Choose a preset. Play it. Sounds good. Record it. Sounds good. Create a NEW track by duplicating the first one. (This works for EVERY other plugin) The first track now no longer sounds the same. (It doesn’t affect all instruments, if you want to hear what I’m talking about, try Jamie Mallender’s “Impending Doom”). Of all the AUV3’s I use the AudioKit ones are the most inconsistent. I understand what they’re trying to do and I commend them for it, but the results on my iPad Pro tend to be very flaky for this. Update: Just to see what would happen, I exported the GB file. That’s not what I expected to start OR the way it sounded when I closed the file. I can’t recommend this at all. Down to 1 star.

WarpFactorJeff ,

Excellent Synth With One Big Issue

Love the vibe of this synth! Nice library of preset sounds that work really well for my style. Price is exceptionally good even at the full cost is still totally worth it.

Docked one star for not being able to run it on my M1 Mac Studio. Would love to have this in my list of synths in Logic but unfortunately there’s no Mac version (would buy it if there was) and the iOS version is blocked from the Mac in the app store. I’d be willing to risk running it uncertified for Mac if it was an option 😔

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