> Daichi Laboratory :
Synth1
Win32 Win64 OSX    AU VST
 
VST rate
4.8 / 5
(94 votes)


Synth1 - Analog synth
Synth1 is modelled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red Synth.
  • 2 Oscillators.
  • FM modulation.
  • Ring modulation.
  • Sync,modulation envelope.
  • 4 types of filters.
  • Distortion.
  • 2 LFO synchronized with host.
  • Arpeggiator.
  • Tempo delay.
  • Stereo chorus/flanger.
  • Legato mode, portamento.
  • 16 notes polyphony.
  • 128 presets.
  • Automation.

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Dec 07 2019
  XXX
VST
  ?  / 5
PRA QUEM ABRE O PLUGIN E ESTA COM DIFICULDADES AO ACHAR OS PRESETS, SEGUE A DICA: AO ABRIR APERTE A OPÇÃO 'OPT' ACHE A PASTA EM QUE VOCE EXTRAIU TODOS OS ARQUIVOS, SELECIONE UMA SOUND BANK ESPECIFICA E CLIQUE EM OK. PRONTO, APRECIE

Nov 10 2019
  TA-AT
VST
  5  / 5
Whoa, this is awesome!!

Nov 09 2019
  Anonymous
VST
  4  / 5
This really lives up to the hype. Powerful and versatile. If this were the only synth you owned, you would be okay. So all the banks on KVR take up a lot of space and need to be downloaded separately - I found this link where this guy cleaned up everything and put ALL AVAILABLE BANKS into one zip that you can access at any time from the external zip option within this vst. It is great - 14000 presets in 173 banks in a compact size, includes a randomizer tool for Windows users, check it out - https://veryrandomstreams.blogspot.com/2012/03/over-10000-free-patchessounds-for-free.html

Aug 28 2019
  oby
VST
  ?  / 5
HI. I AM RECENTLY HAD DOWNLOADED THE SYNTH1 VST 64 BITS, AND I BEGUN THE PROCESS OF INSTALATION. BUT THE ISSUE BEGINS WHEN I OPEN THE VST ON ABLETON 9.7.5 64 BITS, AND THE VST APPEARS WHITOUT A PRESET SOUND, EVEN WHEN I LOADED THE COMPLETE INFORMATION FROM THE FOLDER VST, INCLUDING THE FACTORY BANKS. IF ANYONE CAN HELPS ME, WHIT AN ADVICE. I WILL BE SOW GRATEFUL..
Koji K
Sept 29 2019
Damn, been there. Either files are missing for the vst, try rei-installing. which you probably have done. or download from another site. That's all i got. Better than not replying i hope
ayePete
Oct 08 2019
Had the same issue. Just copy all the files into your VST folder and run initsettings.exe from within that folder. Worked for me!

Jul 18 2019
  Anonymous
VST
  5  / 5
Hey, I'm new to using third party plug-ins and MIDI in general, could anyone possibly help me with how to add presets for this great VST? I work out of Logic Pro X and have managed to get it working I'd just love to play around with some of the presets but can't seem to figure it out! Thank You.

Jun 22 2019
  shaunsolo
VST
  5  / 5
super flexible and crazy good sounds!

Apr 16 2019
  Anonymous
VST
  ?  / 5
Can anyone please help me use these presets. How to install them.
user001
Jun 03 2019
All preset at once: paste preset .zip file as it is to Synth1-113beta3zipbank ifolder, ex:Synth1-113beta3zipbankyourpreset.zip, open synth1 in daw, your daw may not respond, be patient, it will take same time as if you are extracting yourpreset.zip file from yourself in file explorer. wait.., its done. Note: if you extract yourpreset.zip manually it will take some time, so daw will also take same time, be patient.
Truck
Jun 14 2019
Can you be more precise please ? Thanks for replying

Apr 12 2019
  Alex
VST
  5  / 5
An absolute must-have for anyone interested in synth-based music, but without enough money to afford any high-end gear. Amazing piece of software right here.
David
Apr 16 2019
Hi Alex, Hey is there a way to use Synth 1 and midi map the parameters? I use LIVE and I want to use my keyboard controller knobs to assign parameters. Thank you!
Vladimir
May 17 2019
Hi,David. I easily controlling the Synth1 via Roland JP-8000 (so many knobs and faders for it!). There is no problem to assign MIDI CCs and create MIDI map file. Push OPT -> MIDI -> assign knobs/faders -> save the file

Feb 19 2019
  gridsleep
VST
  ?  / 5
The "25,000 presets" contains a lot of duplicates. I went through the whole thing and reduced it to 15,971 unique presets.
VST4FREE
Feb 19 2019
Thanks a lot for the job, link above is updated.
The Count of Kennington
May 07 2019
That was some job, thankyou gridsleep

Feb 10 2019
  Syldjo Brass
VST
  5  / 5
Depuis que je l'ai découvert, c'est de loin celui que je préfère dans ma bibliothèque. Facile à utiliser et très réactif, en plus j'aime sa configuration.

Dec 07 2018
  sammy peabody
VST
  ?  / 5
For anyone who is able to get Synth1 to recognise files in the .zip folder, try running the "initsettings" exe in the plugin folder and it should work
Priyanka
May 20 2019
Please advise how to run initsettings exe
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Dec 02 2018
  budda12ax7
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  ?  / 5
how do you load the preset sounds? I downloaded everything, but only the synth itself shows up in my presonus studio one 4.....no presets. Help??

Nov 22 2018
  Raven
VST
  ?  / 5
Insane synth. Very Very good. Please needs update with a mod and pitch wheel knob for mouse tweaking and setting up.

Oct 28 2018
  GigitoEQ
VST
  5  / 5
The sound is great - drives me crazy that all the knobs go from 0 to 127 instead of in ms, dB, etc. Nonetheless, this is great!

Jun 06 2018
  DJ Frank
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  ?  / 5
Excellent Synth Lots Of Presets and I learned sound design using this synth
Raven
Nov 22 2018
Only free synth with its (awesomely verstile) distortion before the delay and chorus. And only free synth with tone and eq after the distortion (to get rid of harsh or boom). Also saturation of the filter per voice is just too awesome.

Apr 29 2018
  Boomblebee
VST
  5  / 5
Simply the king of the free soft synths.

Apr 25 2018
  jason norman
VST
  ?  / 5
This is incredible, if this was RTAS i would happily pay decent money for it.

Feb 27 2018
  Christian M.
VST
  ?  / 5
This synthesizer is lonely top. There are countless free Sound Banks on the internet for that. The best synthesizer I've ever had.

Jan 16 2018
  Neutrino.Sky
VST
  5  / 5
This is my go-to soft synth. But I find the patch selector hard to use, so I wrote a VST plugin to make it easier. Here's a video of it working: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBF74Cg6E_s
Max
Feb 14 2018
Hi Neutrino. Sky, your 'Synth1 Librarian' is a real gem -- Thank you for making it available for free! It is so much easier now to find the right Synth1 preset. Why not make it available here on VST4FREE? Also, I like the idea of creating Librarians for other synths. For example, a .syx manager for Dexed would be great.

Jan 15 2018
  Vlyrch
VST
  5  / 5
This is easily one of the best synth VSTs. I've used it in almost every song I've made since 2013 and still find ways to make interesting new sounds with it.

Dec 31 2017
  DJ_CyPhEr
VST
  5  / 5
Such Plug-Ins are very difficult to get. I tried Sylenth demo but I think that Synth1 beats it in a very hard way.

Dec 13 2017
  Space Elation
VST
  5  / 5
This is one bad-ass synth at one bad-ass price! Do I need say more!

Sept 16 2017
  GabrielWest
VST
  5  / 5
One of the best Synth VST around there! Just wonder what preset has the most high quality instruments of the available presets collection archive. There are so many, what makes it hard guessing what are the best. Any suggestions of experienced Synth1 users. My composition style is: Pop Rock/ and Ballads!
Karl GC
Sept 28 2017
For pop/rock/ballads this VST is probably not the best around although for sure it can provide excellent pads, bass & solo synths. But don't look for perfect (electric) pianos' and organs. Anyway, preset collections called Thanks MS. Ichiro are excellent, for many styles.
Potassium
Nov 08 2017
Thank you sir for sharing the info ! I'm about to discover the wonders of the MS. Ichiro preset collection !

Sept 09 2017
  Karl GC
VST
  ?  / 5
Classic. Regarding the much faster pc's that exist now since it's first release, a 3rd osc, a greater choice of wavetypes and extended arpeggiator would keep it up with recent releases. Great addition to the now also free Firebird.

Jul 02 2017
  anon
VST
  5  / 5
Good classic and free soft-synth, Thanx

Jun 27 2017
  Romaroll
VST
  ?  / 5
This synthesizer can do everything that is in the free synthesizers section :) And many of those that are paid, it will win))

May 16 2017
  jigii
VST
  ?  / 5
i am using audition cs6. Copied .dll into vst3 folder and re scanned through fx manager.. but not working .. can anybody solve?

May 07 2017
  Barvick
VST
  ?  / 5
Every sound in each sound bank seems to be the same... why is this??
Paddy C
Jun 20 2017
Read the manual it explains what to do

Apr 02 2017
  Cinematics
VST
  5  / 5
The KING of synths.

Mar 01 2017
  vodlo
VST
  5  / 5
Amazing simple vst, I always use it in my tracks.

Feb 11 2017
  XR37
VST
  ?  / 5
The best free software synth ever created. A must-have for both beginners and advanced musicians/producers.

Nov 03 2016
  Js1 beatz
VST
  ?  / 5
World best synth plugin love this vst... high quality sound, low cpu...

Oct 21 2016
  Gurnley Gropple
VST
  ?  / 5
The gem in the arsenal of free VST plugins. Modest in appearance, a sonic delight in performance, formidable range of patches available.

Sept 09 2016
  S man
VST
  5  / 5
BEST PLUGIN, I LIKE IT WHERY MUCH.

Aug 26 2016
  will Byers
VST
  5  / 5
Cant believe it is for free.

Apr 09 2016
  Reverend Entity
VST
  5  / 5
YOU NEED THIS SYNTH IN YOUR LIFE. I can't say it any plainer than that.

Apr 06 2016
  Rombler
VST
  5  / 5
This synthesizer can do it all. No need to download gigabytes of others. It surpasses many paid. In my arsenal is ideal! :)

Mar 17 2016
  Anonymous
VST
  5  / 5
An essential instrument of all my songs.

Jan 07 2016
  Anonymous
VST
  ?  / 5
Anyone know how to install it on the macbook pro?
Jay
Mar 10 2016
There are several issues with installing the AU. Authentification fails every start. No problem if i use the vst on my macbook pro

Oct 15 2015
  OLIVER 21
VST
  5  / 5
After trying (and buying) for a year a lot of analog vintage synth VSTi emulations I was almost to give it up until a friend of mine introduced to Synth 1, now I am using VSTi for almost everything. Just love the flexibility and the sound of this synth and I can believe is free (sincerely I would pay for it!). The interface could be a little simple and rough but the sound is awesome. I hope Ichiro Toda keeps improving and updating this synth, it is really worth! Highly recommendable!

Jun 11 2015
  Anonymous.
VST
  5  / 5
One of the best soft synths.

Apr 09 2015
  Daniel Reinoso Blake
VST
  5  / 5
SIMPLEMENTE LO MAXIMO!!!.

Apr 08 2015
  axel t
VST
  5  / 5
Maybe the best free synth in the world- versatile.

Oct 17 2014
  Syhnt-Tester
VST
  5  / 5
Diesen Freesyhnt ist der Beste des 21. Jahrhunderts Kein anderes VST-Pluck kann ihn kaum einer das Wasser reichen.

Oct 14 2014
  alex t
VST
  5  / 5
Probably the best free synth. Continue evolution!

Oct 04 2014
  Guy
VST
  5  / 5
Synth classic. You'll certainly never be short of sounds!

Sept 10 2014
  josh1974
VST
  5  / 5
El mejor q he visto, muy confiable y funcional.

Jun 11 2014
  Alper
VST
  4  / 5
One of best freeware vst instruments. But need a update.

Mar 28 2014
  Hoffy1138
VST
  5  / 5
With a little practice you can make Nintendo like sounds out of this thing. I LOVE IT!

Dec 25 2013
  Digital X
VST
  5  / 5
Best free synth. Extremely flexible and CPU friendly at full sound.

Jun 06 2012
  Anonymous
VST
  ?  / 5
I do not know how to add sound banks to synth1 with .sy1 files?

Mar 26 2012
  Ghekorg7
VST
  5  / 5
One of a kind and a super classic ! No words can describe how pure and amazing this is after all these years in front ....

Nov 16 2011
  STVRSZ
VST
  5  / 5
Old. Simple. Millions of presets available. Sounds really good. Reminds me of my Roland SH-32. Oatmeal will always be my favorite though.

Jun 18 2011
  EatMe - www.ietmie.nl
VST
  5  / 5
Very CPU friendly and logically tweakable and automatable synth plugin. This plugin is great! A must-have. Used in lots of my older projects, now I'm using a paid registered Sylenth1.

Apr 02 2011
  Anonymous
VST
  0  / 5
Wouldn't get this again if you paid me!

Dec 08 2010
  josh
VST
  5  / 5
EL MEJOR... si seores, un buen sinte para aquellos que saben apreciar la simplesa y la efectividad.

Sept 16 2010
  Versynthile
VST
  5  / 5
You want to know what it sounds like? What it can do? Listen to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwBpImrtkQg . All made with synth1 (except for piano and drums). No presets used only my own creations.

Aug 15 2010
  We-B for D.S.P.
VST
  5  / 5
Funky. Simple. User friendly. What a blessing. How do you color the synth?

May 29 2010
  sammy_steele
VST
  5  / 5
The best free synth ever!!! The most sounds ever: more than 80 banks available. The most awesome and wide ranging sounds I LOVE it!!!!

Apr 12 2010
  Anonymous
VST
  5  / 5
Awesome VST, great sound banks that can tackle more than just the techno genres.

Apr 03 2010
  faderlikesit
VST
  5  / 5
Fat and juicy, oozing with great sounds und it's fabulously free.

Feb 16 2010
  godslave
VST
  5  / 5
ONE OF THE BEST VST SYNTH EVER !! the note i see right now is 4.8(?WTF !!?) but if there is one synth wich deserve a 5 stars this is it!

Jan 13 2010
  JFC
VST
  5  / 5
What can I say about my favourite and probably most famous FREE VST synth? I heard about this in 2002, and since then I used it in literally hundreds of arrangements/songs/sketches and must say: you can find a insane number of uses of this synth in the context of your music... What selled me at first was the absurdly low CPU usage and the impressive amount of great professional sounding presets. Don't let the horrible default bank let you down... Look for Nolwenn, Goldbank, Kayoti, Ouroboros bank3 to name a few great ones.(NOTE: Preset management may seem confusing at first, but once you get it, you can load up to 1280 sounds at once !!!) Synth1 is suited not only Electronica/Dance stuff, but can find a place in many other genres. Programming is not hard if you have some basic knowledge, and features are good and can deliver a vast range of different sounds. No docs unfortunately and GUI it's not the greatest, but how many free synths allow you to change GUI color and its size up to 200%? A MUST-HAVE SYNTH!

Jan 04 2010
  Brad HazardUs
VST
  5  / 5
beyond one of the greatest free synths ive played with and you can never go wrong with PRESETS!!!!!

Oct 20 2009
  spoutnik
VST
  4  / 5
Awesome vst! fat & dirty sound, super-easy to use, amazing wide range of sound. I score 4/5 (should be 5/5 but there is some crap noise on the a.d.1 effect that I don't like. Otherwise it's just... so perfect!)

Oct 15 2009
  بسسسسسس&
VST
  5  / 5
I love this synth. Capable of producing some awesome dark patches.

Sept 05 2009
  Mekanik_242
VST
  5  / 5
Simply the best. The one i use the most.

Jul 26 2009
  Star4mation
VST
  5  / 5
Love the sounds the Synth1 makes. Highly recommended!

Jul 12 2009
  ray
VST
  5  / 5
Best freebie synth I've found, capable of so many different sounds. It's my main go-to vst.

Jun 06 2009
  MadPeter
VST
  5  / 5
The first really impressive free VST i've heard. It's a must have, and you can find tons of presets for it also on the web.

Mar 20 2009
  Radiation Mutant
VST
  5  / 5
More insanity. Dunno why you didnt sell this puppy - it is the NAZ. My MOST used device ever. And i coloured mine black and red so, get one and MODULATE THE SHIT OUT OF IT.