SYNTHESIZER MAGIC, STRAIGHT FROM THE 80s
VHS Synth Tutorial + About the Creation:
Vintage Synths Recorded to VHS Tape
Creates instant lo-fi and cool retro vibes
VHS Synth features synths recorded with a VCR, then resampled. Perfect for synthwave, hip hop, indie, rock, ambient, soundtrack, lo-fi, and more.
Pure 1980s Synthesizer Glory! This app is made from various analog and digital synthesizers (including Dave Smith’s Prophet 6, The Moog Realistic Concertmate, Novation Bass Station, Korg Volca FM, and various digital synthesizers) recorded to a VCR!
VCR WAVE EXPANSION
BONUS PACK: FREE OP-1 expansion pack recorded to VHS Tape and re-sampled. These bonus sounds are dripping with Nostalgia and Lo-Fi Charm. Now free!
AudioKit VHS SYNTH
Available now for iPhone & iPad
Includes Free Presets by Jakob haQ, Red Sky Lullaby, The GarageBand Guide, DJ Puzzle, SOI, DJ Montra, Marc Hupkens, AnalogMatthew, JEC, Da Fingaz, Brian Funk, and more
- Standalone app & iOS AUv3 Plugin
- Over 250+ presets to inspire you
- Compressed to under 140mb to save space
- VCR Sound Effects (Buttons, Tape Hiss, More)
- VCR FX section to customize the sounds
- FREE Expansion Pack: OP-1 recorded with a VCR
- iPhone & iPad version included for one low price
- Use with MIDI keyboard or iOS MIDI host
FEELS LIKE YOU grew up in the 80’s, watching MTV and VHS tapes.
The samples were recorded onto VHS tapes with an old VCR by producer Brian Funk, and then custom processed. You can hear the warmth, noise, and inconsistencies of the VHS tape in each instrument.
For the first time ever, these sounds are now available on iOS!
“There’s something about older recordings that just takes you back in time. Maybe it’s the production techniques that time-stamps certain songs. I wanted to create a collection of instruments that sound like they came right out of a time machine.”
– Producer Brian Funk
⬆ MAKING THE APP, SYNTHS RECORDED TO VHS TAPE
“VHS Synth is the Best Lo-Fi instrument I’ve ever played, seriously sounds good!”
– The SoundTest Room
Awesome VHS Synth Video & Tips:
The GarageBand Guide: The ULTIMATE Retro Synth
VHS UI & Graphics
Artem Bilashenko (Artem is currently living in Ukraine 🇺🇦)
Coding, Sound Design, & Product
Jeff Cooper & Matthew Fecher
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 and images, trademarks and artists names are the property of their respective owners, 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 the specific products related to synthesizers, sampling, sound design, and music-making. Use of these names and images does not imply any cooperation or endorsement, including Dave Smith, Sequential, Moog, Prophet, Korg, Novation, Roland, Ableton, Teenage Engineering and others. We thank them for their incredible instruments.