Aleph is a DSP platform for making, warping, and routing various signals for sound production. Modules are based on the highly-flexible patch control environment called "bees" and include operators which serve as building blocks for sampling and synthesis applications (filters, oscillators, envelopes, buffer manipulation, logic tools, etc.).
Atom Piano Roll 2
Atom Piano Roll 2 is the most advanced AUv3 MIDI note editor, modular sequencer and clip launcher on iOS. It includes native scripted support for Novation Launchpad controllers and also supports custom hardware scripts, configs and CSS themes.
AudioKit Synth One
AudioKit Synth One is the first completely free and open-source full-featured professional iOS synthesizer app.
Audulus is a minimalist modular software synthesizer and effects processor. With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance.
Axoloti is a platform for sketching music-DSP algorithms running on standalone hardware.
BeatMaker 3 is the all-in-one production environment for iPad built around its best-in-class MPC-style sampler. This third iteration in the long-running BeatMaker series for iOS adds full AUv3 instrument, audio effect and midi plugin support, audio tracks, automation, macro-control, midi slave, and hardware integration.
Beebo / Hector
Beebo is a pedal with 4 simultaneous delay engines, convolution reverb, IR based cab sim, parametric EQ, matrix mixer and flexible parameter modifiers.
Bela is an open-source embedded platform for real-time audio and sensor processing. Based on the BeagleBone Black and featuring a custom hardware and software environment, Bela integrates audio processing and sensor connectivity in a single high-performance package. Projects can be created using Pure Data, C++, Faust, and SuperCollider.
Bespoke is a freeware and open-source modular environment. It can function as a DAW, as an instrument, or in many other ways. Its design has been optimized for jamming and exploration. It is designed to be highly customizable, with the idea that any of the custom layouts that a user creates will be “bespoke” to them as well.
Cabbage is a cross-platform environment for developing music software. It gives users a full set of tools for developing audio plugins, Android instruments, and standalone software. With Csound at its core, users will not be found wanting when it comes to the development and exploration of fast and efficient signal processing techniques.
Camomile is a plugin with Pure Data embedded that offers to load and to control patches inside a digital audio workstation. The plugin is available as VST, VST3 and Audio Unit for Windows, Linux and MacOS. Further information is available on the plugin website.
Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin, available as JACK standalone and AU, LV2, VST2, and VST3 audio plugin for FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, and Windows.
ChucK is a programming language for real-time sound synthesis and music creation. It is open-source and freely available on MacOS X, Windows, and Linux. ChucK presents a unique time-based, concurrent programming model that's precise and expressive, dynamic control rates, and the ability to add and modify code on-the-fly.
M8 is a portable tracker sequencer and synthesizer M8 is powered by the Teensy micro-controller and inspired with love from the renowned Gameboy tracker Little Sound DJ. Featuring 8 tracks of freely assignable instruments capable of a wide range of sounds including waveform synthesis, FM, virtual analog, sample playback, and MIDI output.
Drambo is an innovative modular groovebox and audio processing environment. Modular components are used to build synthesized and sample-based instruments and audio effects using high-quality DSP and audio-rate modulation. Tied to a powerful sequencer, it’s an optimal music creation tool for sound design, composition, performance, and experimentation.
The Echosystem is a delay pedal that does a lot of stuff. The designers update the firmware every once in a while to add features, modes, and break critical functionality. Patch Import/Export guide here.
The ELZ_1 is a digital synthesizer that has a variety of unique sound engines and is highly portable.
The ETC is a video synthesizer that reacts to audio and musical data. It runs patches called modes that can be written in Python.
EYESY is a video synthesizer that reacts to audio and MIDI. It is the next generation of ETC. EYESY runs patches called modes that can be written in Python or openFrameworks/Lua.
FAC Drumkit combines samples and synthesis and brings unique Amp and Pitch envelopes. You can synthesize your own drums in a fun and creative way. For instant results, use the provided presets, load your favorite sample pack in the 16 voices, or use the randomization engine. FAC Drumkit is an expressive instrument, the amount of velocity can be set individually for each amplitude envelope, and the pitch envelopes can be modulated by external MIDI control change messages.
Groove Rider GR-16 is an Electribe-style groovebox app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. It has 4-voice polyphony per part and is a 16-part multitimbral. Each part can either be a sample player, a simple but powerful synth engine, a wavetable oscillator that can import Serum wavetables, a slicer that will support manual slicing into up to 16 fine-tunable slices and MPC-style slice triggering and finally one of the included factory instruments like basses, pianos, organs, guitars, brass instruments, etc.
Holon.ist is a mobile platform for real-time data sonification and augmented music experiences. Holon.ist lets users map sensor data from their iOS devices to musical parameters and also supports external sensors such as Apple Watch, Suunto Movesense and Bose AR devices.
LIVEN 8bit warps
LIVEN 8bit warps is combined an 8-bit waveform memory synthesizer with a step sequencer, that we are designing with a focus on live electronic performance.
Max for Live
Max for Live is a visual programming environment that allows users to build instruments and effects for use within Ableton Live.
MaxMSP is a visual programming language that helps you build complex, interactive programs without any prior experience writing code. MaxMSP is especially useful for building audio, MIDI, video, and graphics applications where user interaction is needed.
Midiboy is an open-source DIY handheld MIDI computer and a retro game console. Based on Arduino, Midiboy can be reprogrammed from an online library of open-source MIDI programs and retro games called sketches. And as you have to assemble the Midiboy yourself, you will learn about electronics, soldering, and programming in the process.
Midihub is a versatile hardware MIDI Processor & Router. Using the dedicated Editor you can set up Midihub to process MIDI messages in tons of useful and creative ways and once your presets are stored you can use Midihub completely stand-alone!
miRack is a Eurorack-style modular synthesizer for iPad. It aims to provide user experience and audio quality close to those of the real Eurorack hardware. The app comes with a growing collection of modules created by third-party developers, some of which are virtual versions of real Eurorack modules.
Moog Model 15
The Moog Model 15 App is the first Moog modular synthesizer and synthesis educational tool created exclusively for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. It is a software recreation of a Model 15 modular synth from 1973.
Moog Model D
The Moog Model D App (iOS) is a software recreation of the iconic Model D synthesizer from 1970.
Mozaic is a 'workshop-in-a-plugin' for creating your own MIDI plugins on iOS. Using the built-in script engine and the various controller layouts anyone can add powerful MIDI functionality to their mobile music setups.
NanoStudio 2 is a powerful music production environment for recording, synthesis, sampling, arranging, editing, and mixing. It’s the successor to the original NanoStudio, an app held in high regard by musicians for many years for its usability, quality, and productivity.
Nebulae is a granular sampler and DSP platform. Its phase vocoder audio engine provides elastic audio, which can be time stretched, granularized, and mangled to no end. Alternate firmware files can be written with Pure Data, Csound, SuperCollider, and even bare-bones C programs.
NuRack is an AUv3 based multi-channel audio and MIDI effects processor with a difference, it actually allows you to design your own custom effects using the building blocks provided. You have full control over routing which allows you to create complex audio paths in series or parallel.
Orac is a virtual modular based on Pure Data and created by Mark Harris. Its is designed to be easy to use on lightweight computing platforms, and provides features such as Presets and Midi Learn. Being flexible for users, Orac lets you create your own modules, and thus extend the Orac ecosystem.
Orca is a visual programming playground. It is designed to control other applications, create procedural sequencers, and experiment with live coding.
Organelle is a hardware instrument that makes it easy to explore new sounds and experiment with new ways of making music. It combines playful and intuitive controls with the powerful Pure Data sound engine.
A place for patches and files dedicated to other platforms that aren't listed on the site.
The OWL is an open-source, programmable audio platform available in hardware as a guitar pedal and Eurorack synthesizer module. Patches can be written in C++, FAUST, or Puredata.
Pd-Extended is a version of Pd-Vanilla that comes with many libraries written by the community. Pd extended can be used for graphics rendering, OSC communications, audio-visual streaming, and much more.
Pd Pulp is an audio plugin that enables you to run Pd-Vanilla patches inside your DAW. You can use the automation feature of your DAW to control up to 10 parameters of the loaded Pd patch.
Pd-Vanilla is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. The core of Vanilla is written by Miller Puckette and includes the work of many developers, making the whole package very much a community effort.
Pisound is a low latency sound card and MIDI interface specially designed for Raspberry Pi pocket computers. Combined with its mobile app Pisound turns your Raspberry Pi into a complete sound machine that runs Pure Data patches ranging from simple audio effects to complex granular synths.
Polyend & Dreadbox Medusa
A joint development between Dreadbox and Polyend, the Medusa is a 6-oscillator (3 voltage-controlled analog and 3 digital) hybrid synth, coupling the sound of analog with the control of digital.
Purr Data serves the same purpose as original Pure Data, but offers a new and much improved graphical user interface and includes many 3rd party plug-ins. Like Pd, it runs on Linux, macOS, and Windows, and is open-source throughout.
Reaktor is a graphical modular software music studio developed by Native Instruments. It lets musicians and sound specialists design and build their own instruments, samplers, effects, and sound design tools.
Reason Combinator 2
The most popular device in Reason is one you sometimes might not even realize you’re using. Reason’s Combinator is the workhorse of the Reason Rack, empowering the most powerful, complex, and tweakable sounds in your music.
The Reverb is a pedal that can do whatever you want as long as it's reverb sounds. It can also do some weird no-so-reverby sounds. The designers update the firmware every once in a while to add features, modes, and break critical functionality. Patch Import/Export guide here.
Roland AIRA Modular Customizer
The Roland AIRA Modular Customizer can fully re-program the internal signal path of Roland AIRA Modular effects. Compatible with TORCIDO, BITRAZER, DEMORA and SCOOPER, the AIRA Modular Customizer lets you re-patch an array of virtual sub-modules for complete control of each effect's signal path.
Buchla and Moog started it all with their modular synthesizers in the 1960s. Doepfer made it affordable in the 1990s by introducing the Eurorack standard. Today, the Modular plug-in from Softube makes the modular synthesizer truly accessible to everyone.
SoloRack is a modular synthesizer that mimics the usability and functionality of hardware Eurorack modular systems. It works as a VSTi plugin.
SuperCollider is an audio server, programming language, and IDE for sound synthesis and algorithmic composition.
Deluge is Synthstom Audible's flagship product. It is an all-in-one, stand-alone, portable synthesizer, sequencer, and sampler designed for the creation, performance, and improvisation of electronic music.
Tonality is an iOS app for music theory and MIDI control. With it you can build and play chord pad sets which run inside your favorite AUv3 host.
ToneStack PRO Guitar Amps & FX is a UNIVERSAL app for signal processing with the LARGEST and BEST selection of AMPS & FX. Featuring next-generation DSP and seamless AUv3 implementation. ToneStack is the go-to audio processing solution for both guitarists and producers. Presets are universal for both: ToneStack PRO and the older Tonestack app.
Home for community shared TouchOSC patches. TouchOSC is a lightweight and fast scripting engine that allows deep access to all aspects of your controller and enables limitless customization and interactivity.
VCV Rack is an emulation of modular synthesizers, that works like in real-life, where patches are made adding modules and connecting them with patch chords. It is free and open-source, allowing people to develop new modules.
VS – Visual Synthesizer
VS provides a creative way to generate beautiful graphical representations of your music projects. Driven by both audio and MIDI data, VS is the visual equivalent of a traditional synthesizer.
ZOIA / Euroburo
ZOIA is a modular synthesizer in a pedal. It can be used to create effects, synthesizers, and instruments. All programming is done on the ZOIA.
Zynthian is a new class of musical device. A powerful multitimbral synthesizer and audio processor, capable of managing up to 16 audio chains simultaneously. It's a MIDI processor and router too, equipped with standard MIDI ports, USB, WIFI & wired networks.