AWESOME RETRO 16-BIT GAME SOUNDS
“SAGA SYNTH IS The Most Fun Music App On The Planet!”
– The GarageBand Guide
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SAGA Synth is a super-fun retro 16-bit video game synth.
It’s created with lots of love.
SAGA Synth is the first of the next generation of AudioKit Pro apps, written from the ground up with a focus on playability and amazing sound. We’ve added rock-solid sequencer timing, improved AUv3 support, easy standalone recording, and much more.
Includes Free-Running Step Sequencer for Standalone and AUv3!
👆 Electronisounds’ awesome custom sounds and app overview!
AudioKit SAGA SYNTH
BRIAN FUNK & AUDIOKIT PRESENT CUSTOM-CREATED SOUNDS FROM VINTAGE RETRO GAMING HARDWARE.
Make your music stand out with real 16-bit retro video game power. Created from 5 different vintage hardware YM2616 sound chips for one of the greatest collections of 16-bit sounds ever produced. Plus includes samples from the first-edition MEGAfm hardware synthesizer.
Includes over 300+ Free Presets by MobyPixel, Electronisounds, Red Sky Lullaby, Gavinski, The GarageBand Guide, DJ Puzzle, The Audio Dabbler, Sound of Izrael, Marc Hupkens, AnalogMatthew, Brian Funk, Shazaam the Producer, and more.
BONUS: Includes sounds from the best-selling 16-Bit soundpacks by Brian Funk. For the first time on iOS!
- Standalone app & iOS AUv3 Plugin
- Over 300+ presets to inspire you
- Fun free-running step sequencer
- Exclusive sound sources made for this app
- 16-bit Synth, Drum, and Sound FX sounds included
- Over 600+ mb of sounds compressed to under 150 mb
- Audio recording, record your sounds then export wav files! No other apps needed
- Use as an iOS Plug-in in hosts like GarageBand, AUM, Cubasis, Beatmaker 3, and more
- Use with MIDI keyboard or iOS MIDI host
- Ableton Link
- Includes full lifetime license for both iPhone & iPad
“SAGA SYNTH IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE APPS OF ALL TIME”
– The GarageBand Guide
SEGA’s 16-Bit Genesis and MegaDrive are known for their exciting game soundtracks
(Shown for educational purposes only, there’s no official relation between AudioKit SAGA Synth and SEGA Corporation).
BEHIND THE SCENES…
RECORDING Classic 16-Bit Synthesis
YM2612 SYNTHESIZER CHIP
The Sega Genesis and MegaDrive are fitted with a Yamaha YM2612 FM synthesizer sound chip. The chip allows for six channels of sound, each with four operators that can be arranged into 8 different algorithms. It’s the YM2612 that gives Sega’s 16-Bit consoles the characteristic grit found in so many classic games.
Five different YM2612 chips were used in the making of this app,
giving you the most expressive and raw 16-bit sound ever recorded!
We used the GenMDM to record the chips.
It’s a MIDI device that connects to the control port of the Genesis/MegaDrive.
The GenMDM provided us with full control over the YM2612 chips!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE…
Twisted Electrons MEGAfm 16-Bit FM Synthesizer
For even more customized sounds, we used the Twisted Electrons MEGAfm synthesizer which has two of the Yamaha YM2612 chips inside. We used the rare first edition MEGAfm models, known for their beautifully mangled raw sounds to make this app.
This beautifully dirty and harmonically rich synth adds even more character to the app!
Two highly-sought after first edition MEGAfm synths were sampled.
Use SAGA Synth as an AUv3 Plug-in on your iPad/iPhone. Shown here in GarageBand (A free iOS DAW).
AudioKit is an open-source project intended to bring joy and music to people, and enlighten people on how to build custom instruments and iOS apps.
All product names, images, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, including SEGA Corporation, Yamaha Corporation, Twisted Electrons, MEGAfm, Genesis, MegaDrive, and others, which are in no way associated or affiliated with the creators of this app, including AudioKit, Brian Funk, AudioKit Pro, LLC, and the other contributors. Product names and images are used solely for the purpose of identifying specific products related to hardware, synthesizers, sampling, sound design, and music-making.
Use of these names and images does not imply any cooperation or endorsement, including SEGA Corporation, Yamaha Corporation, Twisted Electrons, MEGAfm, Genesis, MegaDrive, and others. We thank them for their incredible hardware and instruments.