Syntorial for iOS

Developer's Description

Syntorial is a synthesizer training app, that will teach you how to program synth patches by ear. By combining video demonstrations with interactive challenges, youll get hands on experience programming patches on a built-in soft synth, and learn everything you need to know to start making your own sounds with ease.

"Syntorial is the most direct route between hearing a sound in your head and knowing how to bring it to life." - Electronic Musician Magazine

"The most comprehensive and fun tool for learning synthesizer programming, hands down." - Keyboard Magazine

The best training in synth sound-design weve come across. A unique and fun way to train your ears in re-creating synth sounds. - MusicTech Magazine

* Electronic Musician Editor's Choice 2014 *


Interactive Learning: Syntorial doesnt just show you how synth programming works. It engages you in Interactive Challenges in which you program patches on a built-in synth. You arent just learning how to design sound, you are becoming a sound designer.

For Musicians, Not Physicists: Instead of talking about the science and physics behind synthesizers, Syntorial will show you how each control effects sound, as well as when, why and how you would use them when designing sounds. This is information that you can immediately apply to real-life situations.

It's All About The Ear: One step at a time, Syntorial trains your ear to recognize how each control shapes and manipulates sound. By the end of the program youll be able to take the sounds you hear and re-create them, completely by ear.


Challenges: Learn by doing! Complete challenges by programming patches with Syntorials built-in synth.

Videos: Everything is taught through video demonstrations using the same synth that youll use in the challenges.

Patches: Program, program, program. After all, thats what its all about, right? By the end you will have programmed tons of patches, from simple to complex, familiar to strange.

Quizzes: Multiple choice questions to help you retain and remember everything you learn.

On Your Own: Syntorial will give you periodic tasks to be carried out on your own with whatever synth(s) you use.


Subtractive synthesis

Three Oscillators (Two with Waveform, Pitch, Pulse Width, and Mix controls, and a Sub oscillator with Waveform and Volume controls)

Saw, Pulse, Triangle and Sine waveforms

FM knob

Noise Oscillator

Oscillator Sync

Filter (Low, Band and High Pass) with Resonance and Key Tracking

ADSR Filter Envelope

ADSR Amp Envelope

AD Modulation Envelope

LFO with four waveforms, seven destinations, rate, amount, trigger, and mono/poly modes

Mono and Poly Voice Modes


Unison with Voice, Detune and Spread controls

Ring Modulation

Distortion, Chorus, Phaser, Delay, and Reverb effects

Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel and Velocity controls


The free app comes with the first 22 Lessons, additional Lesson Pack samples, as well as Syntorial's fully featured synth. Upgrade to get:

All 199 Lessons, including 129 Challenges, 147 Videos, and 706 Patches covering the most common synthesis parameters.

Additional Lesson Packs covering Massive, Sylenth1, Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 and Minimoog Voyager, each containing 30+ videos. More Lesson Packs planned for the future.

Pay once and get access to all of the above on iPad, Mac and PC. Sync your progress across all 3 platforms. Train where you want, when you want, and how you want.

Plugin version of Syntorial's synth, Primer. Program, record and play Primer in your favorite desktop recording software. VST (Mac/PC) and AU (Mac).

Syntorial: A New Way To Learn Synthesis

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6.600


Release November 4, 2019
Date Added November 4, 2019
Version 1.6.600

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


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