AudioKit FM Player DX Synth/EP

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Free iPad instrument featuring the classic sounds of famous 80s FM Synthesizers.

Price $1.99
Author AudioKit Pro
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 4.86754 (2499), current: 4.86754 (2499)
Version 2.4.1
Released 12/07/2017
Updated 04/12/2020
Beautiful iPad instrument featuring classic famous 80s FM Synth, EP, and FM Tine sounds. Featured by Apple. Trusted by over 100,000+ musicians worldwide!

Played by HERBIE HANCOCK in the studio!

"Best DX7 Sounds on any Platform" - Power DX7
"Best Sounding FM Synth for iOS" - Ask.Audio
"FM Player is great! It's in my bag for every session" - Henny tha Bizness, 4x Grammy Producer
"BEST APPS OF 2017" - Electronic Musician Magazine
"BEST iOS APPS – 2017" - Audio News Room (ANR)

“Presets sound authentically like the original hardware”
– Electronic Musician Magazine

FM Player 2 is the secret weapon for major musicians and grammy-winning producers. Now, you can have all these award-winning sounds on your iPad.

•  Faithful multi-sampled recordings of famous classic presets from original retro 80s FM Synthesizers
•  Stand-alone iPad Synth, plus IAA & Audiobus
•  Basic AUv3 Plugin support. We're working on upgrading Audio Unit support.
•  Vintage Arp & 16-Step Sequencer
•  200+ presets and 150+ multi-sampled PCMs included!
•  NEW Vintage Stereo Phaser Effect
•  1+ Gigabyte of sounds, compressed to under 300mb!
•  Dual layers per voice. KeyboardSplits. Morph between sounds
•  Full ADSR Envelopes for each Layer
•  3 LFOs. Fun Routings. LFOs can modify other LFOs.
•  NEW FX: Vintage Chorus, Flanger, Amp Simulator, and more
•  Beautiful Reverb, Auto Pan, Bit Crush, Stereo Fatten, and more!
•  MIDI in (Play with a MIDI Keyboard)
•  Analog Tape Style Ping-Pong Delay
•  Mono glide & legato modes
•  Dual Independent Filters per layer
•  Tempo-sync controls & Ableton Link

•  GREAT for playing Live with a Keyboard: MIDI Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel, Program Change, Velocity sensitive sounds, and Sustain Pedal support already added

•  All Knobs have MIDI Learn!

NOTE: This app is amazing as a live instrument controlled with a MIDI Keyboard. The main Electric Piano and Full Tines sounds have 20+ layers for maximum expressiveness.


“Sounds LUSH and Awesome!”
– The Sound Test Room

"FM Player proves the iPad can be a great sounding, viable synth."

- Ask.Audio

"The sound quality is incredible! Absolutely amazing!"
- IOSoundDesign, AudioBus Forum

"Truly sounds like the real deal! DX7 is all about the EPs for me...and this one nails it!" - David A., AudioBus Forum

"So crisp and clean. I had a few 80/90’s flashbacks on some of those presets. Very cool!" – Eros, AudioBus Forum

+ We are all volunteers, we do not get paid anything to make this app. We would be humbled if you checked it out. 100% of proceeds go to support the AudioKit open-source project.

• Official Video:

*** Optimized for newer iPads for best performance.
Note: App may not work on older iPad 4 devices.

• Source Code to make your own app available free:

* This app has no official affiliation with Yamaha or the DX7 or DX7II. FM Player is an open-source project to bring the joy of music making to the world. We appreciate Yamaha's beautiful instruments.

** This app has no official endorsement with any artist or producer named in the description (including Herbie Hancock, Jay-Z, Drake, etc). We are humbled they have used our apps. They have received no payment or otherwise compensation for using our apps. :)

Thank you!

Version 2.4.1 release notes

THANK YOU, HOPE YOU'RE STAYING SAFE & HEALTHY :) Quick Fixes: Layers Panel shows up correctly on all iPads now + Supports Dark Mode (saving / renaming Presets and Banks now is visible) Plus 2.4 Updates: • Added Inter-app Audio (IAA) & Audiobus support • We're working on improving AUv3. In the meantime, we've added IAA & AB back. • We also really appreciate everyone who got the new Bass 808 app. Its new code is helping us with this app. • We've got more to go... We're working constantly to improve AudioKit apps for you. Thanks for your support! The app will just get better & better - stay tuned! Email friendly notes to: We're working hard to improve the app for you! Hope you all stay creative and healthy. Please take care of yourselves and fellow musicians. <3 Stay tuned!

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