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15 interesting synths

Virtual synths that somehow went under the radar Read article

NI Kontakt instruments

Free and affordable NI Kontakt libraries Read more

Sylenth EDM Soundset

165 modern presets, created by me, for Lennar Digital Sylenth synth. Visit

400 Modern presets for V-Station

Tons of presets that will bring a new life to the Novation V-Station synth Visit

Cakewalk Z3ta+ 2 presets

155 Synth / lead and bass presets inspired by many modern electronica genres. Visit

Free Organ synths / samples

Best, free organ synths / multisamples Read more

Soft Synths released in 2011

Interesting soft synths released in 2011 Read more

Free String Machine vsts

Freeware String Machine plugins Read more

Tonius – around 170 Synth1 presets

New soundbank (released 24th May 2013) is available for all Synth1 lovers 🙂

Made a modest demo , 4 short arrangement, using only these presets, as they are, with no external effects, exept some EQ to roll off the bottom end, just to fit better in the mix as you would do normally when making a track. The only external sounds are one kick and one simple percussion loop wich only comes in late in the mix, easily spottable.

Exept some simple volume automation , usually to introduce the main synth, i kept things as simple as possible. The effects you hear ,like delayed voc shouts..etc, are all from the synth ,from untouched presets.

Download: Tonius Synth1 Soundbank

Synth1 is available on Mac

I know that quite often Mac Osx users complain about small amount of freeware plugins available for Mac (at least compared to PC) but this info should, I believe, make them happy 🙂
Synth1 – legendary and free virtual synth with more than … 9000 presets is now available on Mac platform too. Note that it’s a beta version, so it may introduce some bugs but still, I think that is a great news. Some soundbanks are really tasty. My personal favourite is Gecko soundbank which offers some old 80s leads 🙂

Download: Synth 1 Beta for Mac

Synth1 Feeltune Soundbank

Freeware presets are quite rare these days but luckily there are still some gems. For example yesterday release: “Feeltune Bank” by Chris dedicated to the most popular freebie synth ever: Synth1. The soundbank contains 128 presets which are mostly modern sounding (dance, electro) but there are also some presets suited for 90’s and 80’s lovers 🙂 My personal opinion is that this soundbank is one of the best Synth1 banks. Some pads are really amazing. Also you can find there some dubstep-like talking basses, some leads – just everything 🙂

Download: Feeltune Synth1 Bank

Mr Wobble’s Patchbank – Synth 1

Quick note 😉 I’ve updated the link for Synth 1 vsti huge soundbank pack which contains (increased) 9006 presets + there’s a new soundbank (valued very high by quite a lot of people) called Mr Wobble’s Synth1 Patchbank. Just download it if you’re Synth 1 freak ;). It requires the latest version of Synth1 (1.12)

ps. small hint. Synth 1 uses so low CPU – just use 3-4 instances of it, set different presets on each and you can end up with something “big” 🙂

More info: 9006 presets | Mr Wobble’s Patchbank

8749 Synth1 Patches !!!

Community can always bring some new, amazing ideas 🙂 EvilDragon (a.k.a. DragonSagoth) has packed all available Synth1 soundbanks into one big rar file which contains stunning amount of 8749 Synth1 presets !!!
Inside the file there’s also a little “hack” (reg file) which let’s Synth1 to use up to 100 banks at once, instead of default 10 banks (I guess). Amazing stuff.

Update: It’s not a hack, It’s just the latest Synth1 version (link below) can handle 100 sound banks…

Download: Synth1 8749 Patches | Synth1 v1.08 2010.4

Download: (Updated) Synth1 9006 Patches

11 Best Synth1 Programming Video Tutorials

Here’s a small collection of YouTube’s Synth1 programming Video Tutorials, I find the best. About half of videos is about so called trance sounds but there are some non-trance gems too, ie. creating Bell Sound…

Trance Supersaw-like Lead

Nice video, which also introduces the usage of external (non Synth1) effecs such as EQ, Reverb, Compressor.



Bell Sound

Rank1 Style Warm, Trance pad

Harpsichord Sound

Synth pad creation tutorial

Acid, Distorted Synth

Trance Arp Lead

Trance / Dance gated / polysynth sound

Ambient Drone Pad Sound

Drum & Bass – Reese Tutorial

(Classic) Trance Lead Tutorial

Oh no, not another 😉