Hello, im sharing my Synth1 bank, it has 128 patches of world/new age/synth instruments like glockenspiel, pizzicato, voices, sound effects etc. I did it for fun and personal use, but i think this is useful for someone. Enjoy!
Synth1 patches. Most patches designed by me. Special thanks to CHOOS on the forum, who has been very helpful with everyone on the forum with patch design. I used some of the patch settings he recommended and made for me and edited them to my likings. This is a set of bread and butter sounds. Synth leads, basses, brasses, pads, strings, keys, stabs, plucks, bells, and more.
A few of my favourite presets I selected from the nearly 10.000 available online, tweaked to create some nice acid house you can listen and find here: https://soundcloud.com/bulevardi/sets/corrosive-motions-on-acid or http://users.telenet.be/bulevardi/
These are 45 sounds, both acoustic and electronic, created to be nicely playable with a MIDI keyboard (modwheel and pitchbend). Amongst others there are e-pianos, pads, organs, voices, leads, basses, winds ... Some unison sounds need to be played for a while after loading in order to scramble the voices' phase offset and make the sound consistent.
Some of the sounds where used in my submission to One Synth Challenge #98 (No Rush, see https://sites.google.com/site/kvrosc/osc-98-aos-2)
Hello nice people from KVR, this is my collection of sounds for Synth1!
I didn't want to upload the 1000th collection of dance-patches so I tried to focus on lofi- and chiptune-sounds with a dirty, non-synth1-y edge. And even if I got sidetracked here and there I still hope you like it!
My first-made full on soundbank with 118 patches... This bank can't into modern trance/techno,but can be useful for light dance genre such as: spacesynth,eurobeat,old eurodance...or..maybe synthpop... Hope you guy like it! Quick download link: app.box.com/s/jk52n6e19o3v56phkdg6
My first complete batch of presets for Ichiro Toda's Synth1. I started making these sounds over two years ago...pads mostly. This is the soundset that (more or less) spawned my sample library Project Pegasus.
Someone private messaged me a few months back to convert my previous upload to sy1 file format so I did with the latest beta 3 of V1.13 of Synth1, so I finally figured out how to do it with my own bank.
84 hi-quality presets + demos kits including flp files for fl studio and construction kits for other daws Pack is fantastic for any kind of trance and hard trance music, a bit for techno and chillout/ambient. Good for other electronic music too.
Kick hi hat and clap generally are just for addition-they are not in the pack.
Use with care Iâ??m not responsible for any damage of anything (ears,speakers etc)
127 presets. do whatever you like with them. please keep the BT in the file names. credit me, if you want. i have not botherered to sort the presets. made with synth1 v. 1.11.
note: as the delay is _always_ in sync to host with synth1, they might sound not as good as programmed in different host speeds. i made the sounds on 120bpm. furthermore, always check modwheel, pitchwheel and aftertouch assignments, as noted in the preset names, i.e. (mw+pb+at). otherwise quite some presets don't come alive or don't make sense at all.
Here is the soundset for some most popular bomfunk songs from in stereo album. Synth1 is considered as the most powerful VA deservedly available on PC. Below is the demonstration of its sounds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk1bUsmsd_8 Enjoy!!!
I wanted to make another dedicated VST template for a great free VST, the Synth1. You can easily find it online and it is a fabulous VAS based on the architecture of the Nord Lead 2 by Ichiro Toda. The VST is also recently available for Mac, though I'm not sure where the ccm settings file would go on Mac. Unzip and make sure to place the ccm file in the Synth1 settings folder. Load up Synth1, click on the Opts button and under the MIDI tab, load the Synth1 file (LeSynth1.ccm). Everything (except poly voices selector-not available for remote control) will be adjustable from dials/switches on your screen with the notable exception that you will have to expand the LFO window to reach all LFO parameters. You can set the Midi Channel for this template. All objects are additionally set to Parent Midi so if you want to set this to a Midi output from Lemur different than MIDI 0, click on the Parent object/Midi Settings in the editor and change it to whatever MIDI out you have set up. Please leave feedback on the forums.
A group of presets in no particular order. Originally I made this bank for myself, but I thought that it might be useful for others. If not, it's free, so no harm done. My "hello world" synth bank.
Welcome2Mac Set created October 2011 with Synth1 v1.12 2010.5 =========
is a tribute to the Mac Version of Synth1, containing 32 newly programmed Synth1 sounds. Make sure to use mod wheel for realtime control of the sounds. Note that "Narrowband Lead" is using Pitch Bend for bipolar Filter control.
Copy all files in one of your Synth1 soundbank folders.
For more free synth sounds visit:
========= Terms of Usage
The Usage within commercial and noncommercial music productions is welcomed...
Please note that a commercial release complete, partly or as part of a library isn't allowed without special permission from summasound.de!!! A noncommercial release is permitted but sounddesigner and website must be menitoned...
I have tried my best to match the volume of all the presets, so they are all relatively at similar volumes, and no matter how hard you play any of them the volume shouldn't clip (even with giant 10-finger chords at hardest velocity). I also labeled them all with proper prefixes like [ARP], [BASS], [PAD], [FX], [LEAD]...etc and color-coded as well.
Mhh... so a 5/10 rating, because your Linux software isn't capable of running VST's correctly? Just saying, because on any Windows host i tried Synth1 in, the arp, delay and polyphony work correctly... there's also no need to improve the synth, but the software you tried it in.
Festige will do about 50% of vsts in linux, dssi-vst about 20%, while reaper
is about 90%, and you need nvidia graphics, and pci audio, or the numbers go down somewhat,
as the gui are often the failpoint. Synthmaster creations fail the most, some Synthmaker apps have a
few quirks, module dependant, while dongled apps, or those with custom copy protection intertwined with windows code unsupported by wine, always fail. As they should!.
Wine has proven to draw gui better this year than last, as is it's history. New linux users who are musicians, should avoid updating a working daw box to the 'newest' linux, but they fall for it over and over and over.
Musicians with supported hardware, a linux using friend, or the desire to learn the OS beyond audio production, have a bright future, as at least 5 audio production distributions are improving apace.
The 400 meg Studio 1337 (yeah, Steinberg, I said 'meg') is astounding. Pro-Tools needs that much code
just to use a mouse. @ briandc, for best longterm 'luck', become familiar with puppy, rpm and deb based
distributions. The hardware detection and support are different, and nuances of software are different.
A particular failure in one type of distro, is often fine in another.
The crashes based on Synth1 presets are probably based on not using reaper to host your plugins,
or an arcane sublimity in wine math calculations not liking a motherboard chipset.
I experienced some of those, but not in the last three years. A sound designer
I asked looked at the presets, and saw no obvious symptoms.
Just a note to say that I've been testing Synth1 with the Festige software on AVLinux 5.0.1. It works nicely here, and I've been testing it with various soundbanks. Great synth, very straightforward design with excellent sound quality.
I won't give it a rating, I agree that it's a bit bogue to evaluate a Windows-based VST while running it on Linux. But as I said, IMO it's a great synth.
Been using Synth1 for about 18 months now! I've auditioned just about every (popular) synth on the market (especially the FREE ones). I hate to admit this but Synth1 is even better than a few of the "paid version" synths. If you know synthesis, you can achieve some very nice sounds from this synth.
Don't judge it based on the many presets available. Instead, use them as a "guideline" and create your own according to your needs & style of music.
I am aware that VSTs are made for Windows. FeSTige is made to run these apps in Linux, and many of them work very nicely. (I'm using KXStudio, which is built upon Ubuntu Studio, which is Debian-based.)
So my point is, if other "less popular" VSTs work so well, it's a shame that this synth, which has been highly regarded here at KVR, is not able to work correctly. At least, not on KXStudio. Maybe AVLinux is better, but I don't know, since FeSTige should be the same in either distro.
So there must be something in other VSTs that make it more compatible, that is missing in Synth1.
Again, it's not that I can't get Synth1 to work at all. It works. But the arpeggiator doesn't, and the mono/poly control is a bit confusing, since sometimes it indicates "poly" but I can't get more than one note at a time. Finally, some sounds cause it to crash entirely.
The people at KXStudio are currently working on the issue, so hopefully we'll see things change soon. Especially since I'd really like to be able to use this synth to its fullest. :)
Hi briandc. I have Synth1 running perfectly smooth with a configuration similar to yours, but with Reaper and wineasio. I know that Reaper is propietary software, but in not expensive, plus it has really good VSTis support under Linux. I have regular Ubuntu 12.04 with KXStudio repositories. You just need to install "wineasio" (should be installed with KXStudio) and install Reaper. Mine works flawlessly. Hope this helps.
I have tried dssi-vst, but it didn't behave any better than FeSTige (still had no luck with arpeggiators, mono/poly, etc). But I will certainly take a look at Reaper.
I have wineasio installed in my KXStudio installation, and the people behind the project are working on integrating Synth1 into the Carla host. If that succeeds it'll be a great step ahead for the entire community, imo..
New to this. My first post. Have to contribute 10 posts before I can rate and review this truly excellent free 10 out of 10 gem. Been loving this one for simply ages. It's the cats pyjamas. Oops, I guess I just reviewed and rated it ;o) Only another 9 posts to go, then I'll give this Synthesiser the proper review I feel it deserves.
Hey what does the "det" knob do on osc1 (I'm using current version of mac synth1). Certainly doesn't just simply adjust pitch. Usually detune would require more than one voice. It makes it sound quieter like a super weak sounding hoover. It's totally rubbish. Is it a mistake?
I just loaded synth 1 and five banks of presets to get started. Call me silly? I'm sure someone will. I cant seem to get any of the banks to load. Can someone give me advice on how to load presets into this thing? Is it supposed to come with initial presets? It seems make one sound on all the preset choices.
Ah yes... I understand now... you were talking about Designermonkey, not about Synth1 itself.
I'm pretty sure that there is somewhere an equivalent for OS X.
But in fact it is a management tool which makes a bit easier the management of the banks, and if you use the zip format (which is perfectly managed by Synth1) you could certainly make your own equivalent using a script language.
But I'm pretty sure that there is somewhere an equivalent of Designermonkey for OS X.
the new LPLD filter in 1.13 beta 3 2014.7 has a bug that generates a CPU load of 100% when the amplitude release is maximum and the cutoff is modified in real time or with recorded automation immediately after altering the resonance and while playing fast alternating MIDI notes.
There is another bug when you link the saw LFO to the filter and automate the freq... the LFO sounds weird! and I notice a strange behavior on certain point when I'm linking to LFO the PWM and the FM using square oscillators, it's been a while... like one year, since Ichiro Toda made the last update... the past time was like 4 years waiting from 1.12 to 1.13 beta so, someday he will fix it.
(Ichiro Toda from Daichi Labs, The Synth1 Creator, if you read this, please make the program "Open Source" so we, the users, can improve the program and fix bugs... oh, and change the GUI for sure! I absolutely love this synth, I'm not using anymore Massive neither Sylenth1 or something else, this is incredible and I never imaginated that this would replace forever my commercial plugins, if you could hear what I've done with your Synth1... woah)
>When you automate the LFO depth linked to the filter in saw wave using the mod wheel, it sounds strange. >The Ping Pong delay sometimes acts like a normal delay and it doesn't pan around the stereo field >Strange behavior in FM at certain points >Sometimes the pitch bends triggers itself.
I've found another bug on Synth1 1.13 beta 3: >When you use the LFO in Saw linked to Amp, it sounds some strange clicks and pops, for example, you make a sound using det 40 FM 77m 2 osc +15 tune +51 ADSR 0-127-127-77 2 (same with filter) frq 33 res and sat 0 trk 127 Unison 4 det 96 pitch -12 with nothing above 2.5kHz and you add 2 LFO's linked to Amp in key, first at (1) and amt 100, second at (4) and amt 55; you will notice a strange behavior, that's really sad because I don't like those "clicks and pops" in a dark sound. It would be easier if I could upload a picture and show you guys : (.
My banks are not displayed in alphabetical order. They are displayed by the number of characters in the filename. See this image below. How do I get them to display in alphabetical order? This is weird, Synth1 has never given such a strange thing before.
Hoiwz about saving them individual patches into a new bank in the order you prefer? Alphabetically? Most of the performers might save them in order of sequence for songs in a set. Then reload them for a particular performance program. Yet some of us save them by genre or sound type or by purpose, like FX and solo melody, monophonic, etc..
It's a cool synth. Programming it takes time. Try to find a work around solution. I think the idea behind it besides the obvious emulation of our favourite synth is being lightweight.
I could go one by one and sort them myself but there's no guarantee that will work. And there's hundreds of them. Too labor intensive. And Synth1 does sort them right on my other two PCs. It's only my new laptop with a clean install that gets it wrong. Here's my other computer that gets it right (picture on link).
First of all, I have never seen that sort of non-alphabetical behaviour in Synth1. Very strange, indeed. You might have been good enough to list your OS when posting the issue, as I very much think it is a setting within your PC that is causing this. This is because you say only that one machine does this. That's the culprit if using same version synth and same OS on each PC. Can't help you if we don't know anything at all about your actual hardware. Next, let me tell you about Synth1 patches, banks and what I, personally, did about them: I have salted away every bank I think was ever released for this wonderful synth. One week a couple of years ago I was asked to 'babysit' some friends' recording studio while the owners were on a brief 1-week convention trip. The place was only open for a few of their friends to drop by, do a bit of independent work, etc., and I was there just to watch over things. I spent several days auditioning just about EVERY Synth1 patch from every bank, re-arranged them into more logical banks, by type and quality, and tossed out perhaps a THIRD of all patches, as they were clearly complete rubbish made by idiots. But in some cases I found the very best patches in banks that were 50/50 in usability. Even though I mainly play the best commercial synths, I love Synth1 so much and so respect its creator, Mr Toda, that I will always be using it when I can. The effort was great but well worth, and I have all patches just where I can access now in mere second or two. Consider doing patch re-banking to solve your issue, consider putting in some 'sweat equity' of your own for being given such a respected AND free gift.
I hope the lot of you complainers are aware that the latest couple of releases of Synth1 are BETA releases, and as such are not finished works and should be expected to have issues. If you can't handle this, why don't you simply install older versions and be done with all your grief?!?! I use version 12 still and have never had an issue - NO BUGS, NO COMPLAINTS. I am a working musician and simply have no time or tolerance for such nonsense. Why are you messing with betas, then having fits when you encounter trouble?
Regarding kobraaji's LINUX issue, DO note that almost NONE of the commercial plugins that cost real money are available for LINUX, so why would you think that a softsynth of the quality of Synth1 that is not only free but also took many years of unpaid labour to reach its current state would come in a LINUX version, which would take many more hours of free labour and testing to port into that Operating System format? I think the burden should be on the one receiving the gift of this synth, to install an OS on his/her machine that is more generally accepted for making music. Or use Wine wrapper and just stop complaining. Next, you kiddies will demand that someone appear at your door and play the synth FOR you! Why don't you all take on some RESPONSIBILITY for yourselves to make Mr Toda's gift work on compatible systems and stop all this ridiculous whining. Spoiled children you most certainly are.
"yeah, I'm a spoiled, and true artists too :)" ... well, at least you are honest.
So ... didn't have time to cover all in my effort to defend Synth1, but I use LINUX Ubuntu everyday but mostly just to connect to the internet. I've toyed with doing audio/music and wasn't pleased with much of anything -- latency, behaviour in general, compat, you name it. Still have Audacity install, just in case must edit or playback and 'see' files, you know? Suggested Wine to you but actually I hate it, tho others love it.
Only use LINUX to be more web-safe. Otherwise, I think it is clunky and stupid. Devs calling their software "canonical" and other stupid terminology. It is no wonde to me that LINUX never really made the big leagues and never will, considering the goofs in charge of it all. They offer software that is compat, you go to all this extra trouble to download and install, and the stuff is crap or doesn't work at all -- like they NEVER test any LINUX software, free or commercial. Everyone running LINUX is a bunch of Ibiza fruits. Screw them.
Yes, I know, 'cause Synth1 is a freebie I am supposed to be too good to play it. Screw people who think that way, too. They aren't rich, famous and likely don't even have pot to pee in. Let them be losers and snobs and blind to good sounds and getting anywhere in music. I know a fantastic synth instantly when I heard this one. Mr Toda is a blessing to us all, even the dummies on snob sites. Let them waste their money on synths that have 300-page guides take two years to learn and four to get a decent sound! Meanwhile, some of us are livin' the high life, good lots of aclaim and don't associate with twisted wannabees.
Enjoy your Synth1. Some amazing presets if you hunt, and programming easier than on most synths and with few limitations.
I'm having some problems using this great sounding plugin. For me Synth1 seems to introduce latency when playing back. My MIDI notes are aligned to the grid but I can clearly hear, that the sounds from Synth1 are too late compared to the metronome. I used a negative delay to compensate and it was something between 30-40ms. It's not system latency because that way metronome and Synth1 would be delayed the same amount of time, right? It seems to affect all presets I tried so far. Any ideas?
Axxl, Synth1 introduces no -- that is, zero -- latency. It must be something in your setup. What interface, what soundcard, how powerful is your computer? You did not spec any of these. The average cheapest interface these days should get you no more than about 6-7 ms roundtrip latency. Whatever the cause, Synth1 (or any other synth) has nothing to do with it. Latency is a system thing. Have compensation for latency in other plugins in your DAW? If not, why not. Good luck.
I checked back and you're right, there are some presets like a kick drum for example that don't have "latency". So it must be the presets I've been testing. Is it normal that e.g. synth strings need 30-40ms to actually "be there"? If yes how can I tweak the settings so they are tighter, means need less time to build up the tone. At the moment when I align my synth strings to the grid they are too late.
I never played keyboards before. Maybe if a human is playing that synth he would correct that already in his playing if that's a typical behavior for synths?
Oh ...! That explains so much, believe it or not. I can tell you are a little new to softsynths and their behaviour, but that's fine. I think you explained the whole thing without us needing to talk gear and numbers for 15 minutes before solving.
Yes, indeed, it can take quite a few milliseconds for the strings to "be there"? Great way of putting it, by the way. Most folks will immediately just assume you had a setup/interface/line/DAW issue the minute anyone says "latency" because 99 times out of 100 ...
Okay, so ... some sounds and instruments, maybe most of all bowed-sounding strings, have very laid-back attacks when activated by a key on a controller keyboard, whereas most drum/percussion items have ultra-fast attack times. BANG, there's the snare or kick! A bowed note may go an entire measure before even reaching its full intended volume, almost like a true fade-in. Having little or no audible attack is a part of what can make stringed instruments sound so sweet, too.
Still need to guess, but I think this explains all about what you are hearing. Some FX plugins, limiters, compressors can have significant latency, with hope made up for by the workstation's Latency Comp settings, but almost no VSTI (plugin instruments) cause any latency in the first place (unless they employ their own on-board FX set heavy, etc.) That's what was puzzling when you mentioned latency and Synth1 in the same sentence.
So, what you are hearing with various soft-sounding string patches/presets and many other nice pad sounds is not actually latency but is instead a soft, slow volume increase happening along with a long and drawn out attack, the onset of the note. I'll admit, they can sound like true latency at times. Latency= nothing, no sound for X ms, then suddenly the overdue note. A swell with very soft attack=no sound, then gradually you begin to hear a little of the note, growing louder until it peaks. That's key: listening carefully, you should hear a little something albeit faintly with a swell. Put a graphic analyser plugin on there right after the instrument, and you should see at least a tiny rise of activity in some frequency (ies), even if very low dB. With true latency you see nothing, until note.
1 January 2016 at 3:06am
EDM Soundset for synth1 - 50 high quality EDM presets useful for many genres of EDM (Electro house, dubstep, future house, hard dance...), you can find lazers, leads, 808 bass, pitched hardstyle kicks, arps, dubstep synths, screeches, plucks and more !!.
WOW this synth sounds great! getting stable results with ableton/el capitan. so far, no issues at all. but the ugliness of the GUI was bothering me and i didn't like any of the skins i have seen on the web. so here's a very pretty skin i made by total random happy accident. it's called "plum", let me know if you like it! I think its very nice on the eyes :)
Guys, how do i load a specific preset on Ichiro's Synth 1 V1.13 beta (AU 64) 2015.5 on Logic pro x on my mac, i can't seem to find a way to open the .fxp preset i have in synth 1, i tried everything. Sorry for the possibly noobish question, thanks let me know :). Have a good one guys! Where do i put to .fxp file? When i click the opt button, these is no browse option in the mac beta version of synth 1.
I have two major problems with the MAC AU version on 10.6.8 (32-bit):
-Logic/MainStage won't validate it, which is no biggie, if you bypass it.
-While switching presets sometimes it just makes a loud click (or a periodic clicking sound) and then becomes unresponsive. This can be handled with sending a MIDI panic message, but can be a serious PITA when you're using it live.
Hi, folks. I wonder if anyone has issues with Ableton, most recent Mac OS and Synth 1. I can't seem to get it to appear in either my VSTs or AUs. It used to, so I don't understand what has changed. Can anyone give me some pointers on getting my mac to recognize it again? Any help would be very much appreciated. Cheers!!.
Hi mesuma, I know it is sort of a nuisance to rescan your entire VST library, but that may help if you have not done so? Options>File folder>Plugin sources... hold down the Alt key when you hit the "rescan plugins" and that will start the ball rolling. Hope this helps.
Yep, I tried that every few weeks for the Iast year in the hope it would somehow recognize it. eventually got it working as an AU yesterday but it doesn't open in my saved sets as the original VST. So I need to open my old PC and see what the sound was originally then re-program the VST. It's a pain and a bit risky as I'm sure my old lappy is ready to burst in to flames. Glad I got it back but it doesn't really solve the problem, just adds more work on. Thanks for your reply anyway, man. Much appreciated.
while I've not had THAT particular set of issues...esp with synth1, I am well familiar with the famous "I am now reaching around my butt to get to my other elbow" scenario. No fun any way you cut it. For what little it's worth in THIS case, I have noticed that over the versions (from about 7 to 9...) Live has gotten increasingly better about the total rescan... I own an embarrassing amount of plugs as I've been at this since God was a wee lad...and doing a total rescan in Live used to require several hours and moving shortcut alias's, etc etc... but now Live DOES seem to be able to 'pick up where you left off' in some instances when a scan crashes out...
That said- you MAY want to try installing synth1 to another location and then creating a shortcut to that location and pulling that shortcut into your Live VST library? may be worth a go? Hope this helps too?
this synth is absolutely amazing for a free plugin, but i am way bummed by its stability running logic 10.3.1 on OS Sierra 10.12.4 it will sometimes crash the whole program or it will make an extremely loud distorted noise randomly. logic is my only daw and i am dying to use this more stably. does anyone have any tips or suggestions?
I created a preset bank to download and share for free, with a few of my favourite presets I selected from the nearly 10.000 available online, tweaked to create some nice acid house tracks for the LemonLife project, you can listen right here: https://soundcloud.com/bulevardi/sets/corrosive-motions-on-acid or Download the presets right here: http://users.telenet.be/bulevardi/musicsetup.html
I have been looking all over their website: http://www.geocities.jp/daichi1969/softsynth/ in search for licensing information and I have found that the software labeled as "freeware". Which is good, but I still need to see a license file or something that tells me whether or not I can use the Synth1 synthesizer for commercial purposes.
I haven't been able to track the developers down (sent an email to the only address I could find, but have not got a reply.) Do you know where I can find this information or a better place to contact the devs?
Of course you can use it for commercial purposes. You aren't using anyone's copyrighted material in your song to start off with (Synth1 is not a sampler).
It also is clearly understood that the purpose of a synth is to make music, so any restrictions on the use for that prpose would need to be explicit. This is because there is a reasonable expectation (or whatever the legal term is) that an instrument is intended to make music.
Sometimes it takes forever to load Synth1 (~1 minute), Windows Task Manager tells me that Antimalware Service Executable is taking its time. It seems that at random points in time ASE is triggered by loading Synth1, stalling the latter until it is done scanning.
I'd really like to use Synth1 again but Logic Pro X simply won't let me. Pressing 1 button wihtin the interface causes an immediate LPX-crash. I'm on OS Catalina and I'm using the 64-bit version of Synth1. This Synth1/Logic Pro X - issue has been known for a very long time. Is there ANYONE who has been able to find a workaround /trick or whatever to make it work? I'd be VERY VERY happy if someone could help me with this issue !!!.
Personally I downgraded to "Sierra". Not High Sierra, not Mojave, but plain ol Sierra. Think Apple moves way to fast for my liking. I think I'll be sticking to old hardware and old setups for music on Apple. Time to get an iLok it seems too (never in my life did i think id say that) as software will most likely break and authentication will only work this way I'm sure. Wish I could enjoy Reapers MIDI transport and editor, but I can't. Think you'll have better luck on Sierra with the best compromise for 32-bit and 64 living together. Now if anyone can actually help me get fxp files to load into synth1 that would be great, or sadly it'll suck (seems that it doesnt like any of the files listed here for mac, or im doing something wrong).
I think it's good that gearlegend located another download site. The old sakura one seems to still be there (and in Japanese; Google Translate does a pretty good job on web pages if you don't read that language). Both it at the new daichilab.com site have the "flavor" of legitimate sites -- that is, scammers would not usually put that kind of effort into a fake site.
just be careful and make sure you take normal precautions on anything you download. It would be valuable if someone who has downloaded the latest version and are satisfied it is clean could post the size and checksum on kvraudio.
still at this late date I use synth1 frequently, and I just gave a copy to a friend who makes music on a Windows 8.1 system--he has found it very inspiring. Do note that there are some unfortunate bugs in the most recent version (see messages above) at least the Windows version) but the program seems stable overall.