Top synth apps made free for a limited time

music news 17/03/2020

Calling all bedroom producers - if you're facing a bit of time inside over the next few weeks, a few developers have extended a helping hand to keep you occupied. 

Moog and Korg have made their respective synth apps free in light of the coronavirus pandemic placing many into self-isolation.

In an effort to fill some of the spare time plenty of people are faced with, Moog has waived charges for its Minimoog Model D iOS app for iPhone and iPad. The app emulates the influential Minimoog - originally released in 1970, while Korg has done the same for its Kaossilator apps for both iOS and Android.

"Schools, workplaces, and meetings worldwide have been requested to close by their respective governments and so many people are studying and working from home," a statement from the Korg website reads.

"To help you with a musical way to occupy your mind we have decided to make the Kaossilator app for iOS and Android free of charge for a limited time (iOS version: through March 31, 2020. Android version: From March 13 to March 20, 2020)." 

Grab both from the App Store if you're keen to get stuck in, and while you're at it, digital audio workstation Ableton Live offers a free 30-day trial so if you end up stuck at home with nothing to do, you might as well try your hand at cranking out some bangers of your own!