Baby Audio's BA-1 now available for iPad and iPhone

Baby Audio's popular BA-1 synthesizer is now available for iPhone and iPad. Use it with your favorite app, like Logic Pro for iPad!

BA-1 soft synth is now available for iPad and iPhone. The App includes a keyboard so you can play and program BA-1 like a real synthesizer. And there's an AUv3 version as well to use BA-1 as an instrument inside your favorite mobile DAW – including Logic Pro. An iOS version has been one of the most requested releases since the BA-1 desktop plugin came out in April. 

A few weeks ago, we reviewed the desktop version. Read the review here and download the 82 free presets: Baby Audio's BA-1 Review + 82 FREE Presets 

A Synth with A Soul

* Baby Audio's popular BA-1 synthesizer is now available on the App Store

* Use it in standalone mode to instantly play and program lush 80s patches that are dripping with color

* Or use it as an AUv3 Plugin in your favorite host – such as Logic Pro, GarageBand or Cubasis

Whether you're creating synthwave, lo-fi, modern pop or dance, BA-1 will be your new go-to synth due to its authentic sonic character and user-friendly workflow. It ships with 500+ high quality presets and a Re-Gen button for instantly creating new patches on the fly.

About BA-1

BA-1 is based on a portable 1980s synth with a toylike appearance and a gritty sound. Despite its small size, it left a big mark on music history, while still flying somewhat under the hype radar. The original has been used as a secret weapon for bubbly synth textures by some of Sweden’s most successful pop producers of the past two decades. It was also a staple of 1990s digital dancehall and beloved by the indietronica scene for its raw lo-fi quality. 

The Sound

In keeping with their motto ”it’s an evolution, not an emulation”, Baby Audio modeled the hardware with the greatest possible accuracy, before carefully upgrading it with new and useful features. A second analog-modeled oscillator, FM, polyphony, and more, help to vastly expand the sonic palette of the original. All while keeping its signature sound unspoiled.

Additionally, BA-1 lets you drain the battery, bend the circuits, and use the built-in speaker – for an authentic lo-fi aesthetic that you could normally only get with hardware.

The Effects

Effects are Baby Audio's specialty, and BA-1 has an FX section worthy of its own plugin. The effects chain is inspired by budget 1980s rack hardware and captures the lo-fi charm of the home studio scene of the era. The overdrive is modeled after a guitar pedal, while the delay, reverb and chorus effects are based on cheap, but amazing, digital rack units.

In BA-1, the effects are not an afterthought but an ingrained part of the sonic signature.

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