VirSyn Intros microTera Waveshaping Synth For iPad

microtera-synthesizerVirSyn has released microTera for iPad – a waveshaping synthesizer.

Waveshaping Synthesis is a type of distortion synthesis that can create dynamic spectra in a controlled way. In waveshaping, it is possible to change the spectrum with the amplitude of the sound. A simple example of this method is the clipping caused by overdriving an audio amplifier.

microTera supports key technologies for iOS users, including AudioBus, Inter-App Audio & CoreMIDI.

Here’s a demo of microTera in action:


  • Wavehaper with user programmable shape
  • Spectral shape specification
  • Three sine oscillators
  • Feedback input for noise components
  • 4 Low frequency oscillators
  • 4 Envelopes with tempo sync
  • 64 time/level segments per envelope
  • Monophonic or polyphonic with 16 voices.
  • Over 150 factory sounds
  • Uses programmable sequences with up to 32 steps.
  • Can trigger single notes and chords.
  • Unique randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability.
  • 32 Arpeggios included, unlimited useer arpeggios possible.
  • For each step you can program tie, accent, transposition and note order


  • Chorus
  • Phaser
  • Distortion (Tape/Tube/…)
  • Echo/Delay
  • Reverb


  • Audiobus compatible (Input slot)
  • Inter App Audio compatible.
  • CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI
  • Audio recorder with Metronome.
  • Upload to SoundCloud and File Export.
  • Audio pasteboard.

microTera is available now in the App Store for US $9.99.

If you’ve used microTera, let us know what you think of it!

10 thoughts on “VirSyn Intros microTera Waveshaping Synth For iPad

  1. Bought this this morning, and had a quick test before bedtime (nightwatch 😉 ). It seems like a classic Virsyn synth. It has the long versatile envelopes as Cube Synth, and the sounds sounds good. Very much the same setup as the Cube Synth.
    Personally, I really enjoy Virsyn’s synth. Have used Addictive synth several times, and will be using both this and Cube Synth in the future.

  2. Only thing I wish they’d implement, is a bpm down to 1. With such long evolving envelopes, you could make som killer evolving arp pads. But then 40 bpm as a minimum is to high.

  3. Does anyone know whether this is the same as – or an iPad port of – the PC/Mac version that was given away with some cover disks back in 2003 I think it was (I could have the year wrong)? Does anyone know whether that desktop version is also still available – and whether it’s free? Can’t see it over at KVR’s link anymore.

  4. Compared to the likes of z3ta and ipolysix, this is rubbish and not worth the money… I will not purchase any more from virsyn again…. Lacks quality compared to other better quality apps.

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