Daichi Laboratory Synth1 [Freeware]

Daichi Laboratory Synth1 [Freeware]

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Synth1 [Freeware], Virtual subtractive synth from Daichi Laboratory.

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Daichi Laboratory Synth1 [Freeware] tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Daichi Laboratory
  • Model: Synth1 [Freeware]
  • Category: Virtual subtractive synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/15/2004

Download Synth1 from: http://www.geocities.jp/daichi1969/softsynth/


Daichi Laboratory Synth1 [Freeware] user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %

jonoftheshred88's review"Freeware At It's Finest?"

Daichi Laboratory Synth1 [Freeware]
As far as compatibility issues go, I do not recall any instances of software malfunctioning. When I first started using Synth 1 and importing banks into it, I do remember the process being rather confusing at first - loaded banks would frequently disappear. And while the general setup / configuration of the synthesizer is extremely easy to navigate, I think the imagery would benefit from a more professional looking design.

Another thing I would like to mention is loading the presets from banks is rather tedious. If you want to browse different sounds, you can only choose ONE AT A TIME, then the library box disappears. Sure, this is only a few-second inconvenience, but it makes browsing the preset sounds so much more difficult and time consuming, when it seems like something that could be fixed with ease.


Synth1 works brilliantly with my DAW. It's a very versatile synth with a great diversity of sounds. I've never noticed any CPU spikes, it's never bogged down my DAW or anything like that. The software seems stable, and aside from the minor issues mentioned earlier (unappealing interface design, library windows closing whilst browsing presets) seems quite stable, even multiple instances running simultaneously.

I actually opted not to use this synth for years based on it's looks alone - I know, ignorance at it's finest! But 6 years ago I was not as well versed in VST's as I am now. I just couldn't understand why so many went on about how Synth1 is the ultimate freeware VST. Now, years later, I can understand the love for this VST far more than I did back then.


The best thing about Synth1 is it's surplus of diverse sounds. This thing can nail any tone you're looking for! And the user support is incredible - literally hundreds of banks. For the price of FREE you can't complain about Synth1, it truly shouldn't be freeware but I am very grateful that it is. I know producers who make full albums with Synth1, and they sound pretty killer!

You simply can't go wrong with freeware, and Synth1 is amongst the best of them, right there with my other personal favorite freeware VST, SQ8L.

AlanForPresident's review"Very in Depth"

Daichi Laboratory Synth1 [Freeware]
Synth 1 is a very basic VST, but it has the potential to give you everything you will need and more. But only if you want to get into depth with it. You can edit all of the parameters right on the main dashboard of the Vst. There are so many different options and things that you can do with your sounds (if you choose). You will need to have some sort of understand of how to work with sounds and mold them or else you will be stuck with a bunch of horrific presets. The presets that come with Synth1 are not very good at all. Also there are not very many of them. I advise you to stay away from this if you don’t want to put the work in and tweak some knobs. There is no manual for Synth1 but there are some tutorials online.


I have been using Synth1 for a short while now , though I do think that I have had it on my computer for a long time. The interface is not very appealing to me and there are just so many options on the main screen that it’s a bit over bearing. But Synth 1 is very stable and will work great no matter what system you are running it on.


If you are into designing analog sounds and tweaking some knobs then this VST is for you without a question. You will love working with all of the options that it gives and you will be in total control of your synth. But if you are not into doing all of the dirty work and don’t like to have all of those options then this synth isn’t for your. I am happy that I have it though because from time to time I will load it up and mess around. But I just don’t use it that much. There is nothing to lose here though, because it is a freeware. Its worth the download.

Tonka's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" simple and powerful"

Daichi Laboratory Synth1 [Freeware]
Must spend some time on the management of sound banks, but the versions rcentes is when even more really better than before!


trslger software, no problem ...


I use it for 7 years I think. In the era I liked the simplicity of controls that allowed me to start doing some sound design ... but I thought the sound rev limit and since I am trying in vain all vsti that I come to hand, in search of powerful and easy synth on which to spend time ...

And then a few days ago I pushed the curiosities Tlcharger version 1.12 and some banks and Tlcharger: LA slap! I had to hand all this time the ultimate synth I was looking around, combining extreme simplicity and power ^ me sound!

So he came back well into my favorites.

For against my advice is to really take the time to search the net looking for good sound banks.

Djeeloo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Daichi Laboratory Synth1 [Freeware]
Installation very simple.
No incompatibility on my system
Once launched you must specify o are the sound banks (2 and 8 empty slots provided, 128 presets each) For all a, click the "OPT" (Option)
No need for manual


Config: AMD Athlon 2400 +, 256MB RAM, and trs stynth works well, even before a config + lgre.
No crack or crash event.
He did not seem too greedy.


I use deuis + a year and it sounds good trs, possible parameters are largely sufficient and certainly effective trs.
The arpeggiator is simple but we ask no more. The rglages effect are not more numerous, but enough to sound the Synth1. The sounds of all fawns are dry enough for rich sound. The sound palette is wide enough, the pads are enjoyable, the leads have a beautiful color. The percussive sounds are improved, but it's a matter of taste.
It is a kind of accumulation of the Nord Lead, parat it (I've never tried to Nordlead!

Regret: it is mono timbral (but polyphonic with switch: mono / poly / Legato all of the same)
In addition: You can rgler the size of the window (think close and reopen) and the color of the interface, the button "OPT".
Finally, an excellent synth for EURO ZERO, trs enjoyable to use, sounds great and forcment not focus on one style. We can Tlcharger other banks of its online.
Ben left me that a true test to see Nord Lead ...

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