Synth 1 - Ichiro Toda VST - Presets Soundbanks

Synth1 is a software VST synthesizer designed by Ichiro Toda (Daichi Laboratory). It was originally projected as an emulation of the Nord Lead 2 synthesizer, since then has become a unique Virtual Studio Technology instrument and one of the best sounding and most downloaded VSTi plugins of all time.


The strengths of this 32/64 bits plugin instrument includes a low CPU usage allowing various instances of the VST to run simultaneously, also a multitude of user generated presets/patches soundbanks are available to download and install, see some links below.

Ichiro Toda's Synth1 started as a digital synthesizer based on the Clavia Nord Lead 2, and since the Nord Lead 2 is also a digital synthesizer, is able to emulate its sounds characteristics more closely than digital synthesizers that aim to emulate analogue synthesis.

Synth 1 Specifications

  • Three oscillators, one with a FM modulation, one with ring modulation and synchronization, and one sub-oscillator. Osc 1 can operate as detuned supersaw.
  • One filter section, with distortion. Four filter types: two high-pass, one low-pass, and a band-pass filter.
  • Two assignable LFOs, which can be synchronized to a host tempo.
  • An arpeggiator which can be synchronized to a host tempo.
  • Several built-in effects, including a tempo delay, distortion, phaser, and chorus/flanger.
  • Polyphony, monophony, and legato voices.
  • Unison and portamento modes
  • 32 notes polyphony
  • Automation
  • Low CPU usage

Download Synth 1 Windows / Mac

Presets / Patches Soundbanks

Thousands of free presets soundbanks made by Synth 1 VST instrument can be downloaded from the web, some of them are:

Synth 1 Presets at KVR Audio
Selected 173 Synth 1 Presets Banks by Christian Frankplads 
Synth 1 Presets at

The page at Christian Frankplads blog also includes a tutorial with instructions on how to install these presets.