Korg, Moog make synth apps free in response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is wreaking havoc across the globe thanks to the illness it causes, COVID-19 (short for coronavirus disease-2019). As a result, people are going to be spending a lot more time at home for the foreseeable future and will be needing to keep themselves occupied. What better time, then, for aspiring musicians to create the next hit song?
Thankfully, a couple of leading synth apps are being made available for free to users for a limited time. The Moog Minimoog Model D synth app for iOS has been made free to users for an unspecified time, which is great if you’re into making retro-inspired dance tunes. Based on the original Minimoog Model D from the 70s, the Moog synths have been used on plenty of hit tunes over the years including Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Head Like a Hole’ and Portishead’s ‘SOS’.
Also available free for a limited time is Korg’s Kaossilator app for both Android and iOS. Android users have until March 20 to download it while iOS users have until March 31 to get it for free – not bad as the app normally retails for US$20. Originally made in 2007, the physical Kaossilator featured hundreds of synthesizer voices and sound effects from guitar tones to drums. It also featured a looping function, all of which have been replicated in the app.
If you happen to make a worthwhile tune using either app, why not post a link in the comments section below? It’s not like we haven’t got a lot of spare time on our hands, right?