What is a good Synthesizer program for mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by moviecouple, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. moviecouple macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    Was trying to find a good Synthesizer program for the Mac. Just learning and wondering if there was a good program to practice with.
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    GarageBand probably is a decent place to start - especially since it's included with iLife. It'll work with external MIDI keyboards and you can customize the instruments, add filters, etc.

    If you get more serious, there are several stand-alone synths - some are synths in their own right, others are sampled or recreations of classic synths - such as a Mellotron, Moog, etc..
  3. moviecouple thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    Do you have to hookup externals with it or are there built in instruments?
  4. Aniday macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2009
    You can use the built in instruments in Garageband with an external midi device or the onscreen keyboard it has.

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