More songs, more languages, more modernization, and lots of fixes!
Synthesia 10.2 adds new conveniences and smooths a few rough edges!
Added Dutch language support and fixed 17 bugs!
Synthesia 10 adds dozens of major features!
Synthesia 9 lets more people play than ever!
Synthesia 8.6 gets things ready for the upcoming song store.
Synthesia 8.5 is a small release containing 21 bug fixes and an easier way to enter unlock keys.
There are too many improvements to list! Every single screen has been overhauled with new or improved features everywhere.
Synthesia for iPad
It's a natural fit. Put your iPad right on your keyboard's music stand.
Synthesia for iPad makes no compromises: every feature you love on the desktop has made the transition smoothly. Connect your keyboard or play using the touchscreen.
Improved On-Screen Keyboard
The menus aren't the only thing that have been improved. The keyboard and falling notes have never looked this good before.
The new graphics have been accurately modeled from a real piano. Pan left or right by dragging in the falling note area. Zoom in or out smoothly by pinching on the iPad or using the zoom menu on the desktop.
Not ready for so much change? Head over to the Color Themes section under Settings and switch over to the "Synthesia Classic" theme.
You can make your own themes, too. Check out the new modding forum for details. Then share your color theme with others.
So Much More...
Multiple input/output device support, smooth-scrolling song library, user profile statistics, song library auto-grouping by folder, lots of new options, helpful prompts throughout all the menus, redesigned advanced song settings, and the list keeps going!
Do you create your own songs to share with others using Synthesia?
Check out this guide that shows a few easy steps to get the most out of Synthesia's features with your own songs:
In just a few minutes you'll be able to add extended metadata, include finger hints, enable the simple song view, create links on your site that will open Synthesia in a single click, and more!
The new song progress tracking feature is Synthesia's best feature ever. Grab Synthesia 0.8.3 now to get it along with a dozen or so new features.
Stay Motivated, Track Your Progress
Let Synthesia guide you through the process of learning every song. The new song progress metric lets you to set personal goals and watch them become realized.
Whenever you play a song, you have a chance at proving how far you've progressed in that song.
This is my new personal favorite feature.
It's Just You and the Music
Synthesia 0.8.3 brings a new, cleaner play screen. All of the clutter has been tucked into a menu at the top of the screen.
With fewer distractions and a display much friendlier to lower-resolution screens, it's just you and your music.
Launch Synthesia From Your Browser
After you run Synthesia 0.8.3 for the first time, you are ready to launch songs in a single click. Try it out: Bach Chorale.
Want to create your own Synthesia links for your website or YouTube videos? Use the Synthesia Song Link Generator tool.
New Scale and Arpeggio Exercises
Try out the new exercises by Ash from the forums. Each exercise is split into separate hands and includes finger hints. You'll find them in the song library under "Ash's Exercises".
With keyboard navigation, huge improvements to the sheet display, and dozens of quality of life improvements, Synthesia 0.8.2 is the biggest release ever.
Control Everything with Your Keyboard
Customize all song controls. Fast-forward and rewind with your pitch bend wheel. Pause the song with your lowest note. Change the speed with your modulation wheel.
The sky is the limit.
Dramatically Improved Sheet Music
Follow along smoother than ever with new note and measure highlighting. Never lose your place with an easier to follow page-turn effect.
Synthesia's sheet music now supports key signatures, time signatures, staccato notes, crowded notes, better clef detection, smarter spacing, crisper staff and bar lines, and still more.
What's new in 0.8.1:
Strictly Come Dancing is the original UK version of Dancing with the Stars. Each year the show puts the trainers through a crazy challenge. This season, Synthesia's falling note display was combined with a giant floor piano in the "ITT Grand Piano Challenge".
They kind of threw them to the wolves by only giving the trainers one attempt and not letting them practice ahead of time.
Check out the final two performances and award ceremony from the show.
What's new in 0.8.0:
What's new in 0.7.5:
This month we have a few things I've wanted to include forever now.
What's new in 0.7.4:
The long-awaited metronome is available at last. Lots of other great engine work made it in to prepare for the upcoming online scoreboard.
What's new in 0.7.3:
Synthesia is moving full-speed ahead now. This is the first of six monthly releases that will run until the end of the year.
Check out what's new below, download the new version, and enjoy!
What's new in 0.7.2:
It's ready. This is an exciting time for the project. The 0.7.1 release is a great stepping-stone to the newly accelerated development schedule I've just started. Expect to see releases with more, released more often from here on out for the next six months!
In the meantime, check out what's new below, download the new version from the box on the left, and enjoy!
What's new in 0.7.1:
I am proud to present the 0.7.0 release of Synthesia. Check out the feature list, download the new version from the box on the left, and enjoy!
What's new in 0.7.0:
It's that time again. Here is the new 0.6.5 release of the game. There is lots of new stuff to check out, so download the new version from the box on the left and enjoy!
What's new in 0.6.5:
I am very pleased to present both the new 0.6.4 release of Synthesia. Download the game from the box on the left and enjoy!
What's new in 0.6.4:
What's new in 0.6.3:
This one is smaller than expected because the holidays were busier than I had hoped.
New in version 0.6.2 (August 29, 2007)
Highlights coming up in version 0.6.3 (December 31, 2007)
Synthesia 0.6.1 is now available! Report any problems in the forum. Major changes:
It's here! Download either the Windows or the new Mac version of Synthesia 0.6.0 to get improved graphics and performance.
I have received a cease and desist letter from Activision for the use of the name "Piano Hero". See the cease and desist page for details.
Quick summary: Choose a new name for the project and update the website/game. The 0.6.0 release (introducing Mac support) has been pushed back a week to April-30 to compensate.
Name Suggestions: 430 names (68 duplicates) with 6 images. Check out the complete list.
Winning Name: "Synthesia", suggested by Daniel Lawrence from England. It's an incredible name, thanks again Daniel!
(Check out Destructoid's article about this whole situation. It's funny.)
MIDI input now plays back in the correct instrument, feedback and stats have been improved, there are now tooltips on each menu control, lots of bug fixes, a new installer, and a set of 10 fantastic songs from Game Music Themes! What are you waiting for?
Alright. You guys are awesome.
The response from just a couple of articles has been absolutely unbelievable and in a single day you donated more than enough for a Mac mini. So much, in fact, that I can get an iMac instead. You guys are really incredible, thank you! You will get your Mac version as promised!
Synthesia 0.5.0 Released! MIDI input is now supported. Try to get the highest score and earn the best grade. Download Now!
Want to learn how to play the piano? Synthesia is a fun way to play any kind of music including your favorite video game music, classical music, and holiday music. Check out the feature list, screenshots, and then download it.
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