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Free and simple software synth?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jondog, Dec 16, 2013.


  1. jondog

    jondog

    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    I've got an older Mac laptop that still works fine. I'd like to use it to provide sounds for my MAudio USB keyboard controller. Can anyone suggest a free and simple software synth? UVI has a few, but they need to run via their entire workstation program and that will choke my old computer. All I need is some basic sounds. Thanks, Jon
     
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    How old is your laptop? Did it come with GarageBand?
     
  3. EricssonB

    EricssonB

    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
    I had a crappy laptop a while back that I used to use as a keyboard synth host. I can't say officially, but I found a giant pack of .vsts a few years back. Some work. Some don't. Some have a small footprint. Some don't.

    Shop the market/scour the bay.
     
  4. jondog

    jondog

    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    It's an old Powerbook, with OSX, no garage band.