G-Stomper VA-Beast is a polyphonic virtual analog Synthesizer that the developer describes as “the closest thing to a real analog synthesizer on your fingertips”.
Here’s a video demo of VA-Beast in Action:
- VA-Beast Synthesizer : Virtual Analog FM Synthesizer (polyphonic + multitimbral)
- VA-Beast Poly Grid : Polyphonic Step Sequencer, max 12 Tracks
- Line Mixer : Mixer with up to 12 Channels (parametric 3-band Equalizer per channel)
- Effect Rack : 3 chainable Effect Processors (31 Effect Types)
- Master Section : 2 Sum Effect Processors (31 Effect Types)
- Timing & Measure : Allows almost every Beat Signature and complex Swing Quantization
- Piano Roll : On various Screens (8 Octaves switchable)
- 2 oscillator assemblies, each with 6 waveforms: saw, pulse, triangle, sine, noise, dual sine (allows up to 4-Operator FM)
- Oscillator Sync
- Powerful Modulation Framework: FM, Differential FM, Filter Frequency Modulation, Distortion, Distortion Ring Modulation (extra oscillator aboard), Ring Modulation
- 5 different FM algorithms: PhaseFM (like in DX7), Log+, Log+/-, Lin+, Lin+/-
- 3 Modulation LFOs / per voice (usable in cycling or envelope mode).
- 3 Modulation Envelopes / per voice (usable in Attack Decay, Attack Hold Release or repeating AD mode
- Massive Filter Section with 8 filter types, each optionally with Keyboard Tracking
- Dedicated ADSR Envelope for the filter frequency
- Dedicated ADSR Envelope for the Amplification
- Global Vibrato to give your sounds the final touch
- Syncable Arpeggiator with 4 different operation modes in up to 4 Octaves
- Polyphonic Glide: Morph between complete chords
- Polyphonic Legato: Morph between complete chords without re-triggering the envelopes
- Chord Memory: Map complete chords to a single key
- USB OTG Midi Support: NoteOn/Off, Velocity, Midi Clock Sync, Start/Stop/Continue, full MIDI control of the Synth
- High Quality Audio Engine (32bit float DSP algorithms)
- Effect Types: 3 Compressor/Limiter types, 7 Resonant Filters, Chorus/Flanger, 2 Phaser types, Vibrato, Auto Panner, 4 Delays, 2 Reverbs, Pitch Shifter, Stereo Enhancer, Exciter, Bottom Booster, Bit Crusher, Waveshaper, Distortion, Bender Distortion, 2 Equalizers
+ Side Chain Support, Tempo sync, Tempo synchable LFO’s, Envelope Followers
- Dedicated Filters per Track and Voice
- Fat Factory Sounds
- Tablet optimized, Portrait Mode for 5 inch and bigger screens
- Full Motion Sequencing/Automation Support
- Full Multi-Touch control
VA-Beast is available via Google Play or Amazon. A demo version is also available.
If you give VA-Beast a try, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!
22 thoughts on “VA-Beast For Android “The Closest Thing To A Real Analog Synthesizer””
I bought the paid version when it first appeared and it was OK, but it got updated with the sequencer and then that made it a useful sound machine. I haven’t included my tablets into my synth hardware set up, preferring to make music without computers, but if there is a simple way to use a USB to midi cable to connect with hardware then I probably would.
on Android you can simply connect your master keyboard to the tablet with an USB cable (and the adapter for the tablet USB size) and you’re ready to go! No software or hardware needed.
Looks and sounds great! Not sure it’s the closest, many iOS synths are better, more powerful. But the UI on this is sweet and all elements are very organised you know? That is a huge selling point.
Many iOS synths are too claustrophobic and this looks tidier than most of them. The developer would do very well financially to port this to iOS too like Rej did with caustic.
If I had an android device I’d not hesitate to press the purchase button, so good job!
Things slowly picking up for android:)
Things ARE picking up on the Android side, but I still feel like we’re 3-4 years behind where iOS is. The quality of tablets is nowhere near as good as the iPad, too. Lots of good phones, but mostly crappy tablets.
I saw a Nexus review at Android Police the other day, and it basically said to stick with iPads for now.
This looks ok, but not like Gadget and apps like that caliber.
android may be 3-4 years behind apple
but in 4-5 years where will apple be ?
still around for sure…but not the go to only game in town.
i like ios 6 and ios 7, ios 8 .. not so much my io dock does not work
and apple keeps adding non music features i do not want .
Brilliant. Whats the best way to output the sound into an audio into a daw?
Audio out of the tablet to the audio in of your laptop or audio interface?
Apparently the “closest thing to a real analog synthesizer” is cheesy digital 90’s video game-sounding garbage
hey, dont touch video game music! some compesers kicked their chips a$$es with sound they could reach
True dat, some of the most memorable electronic music for people of a certain age consists largely of 8bit game themes. I only poke fun at the constant “analog synth” qualifier mentioned in the promos (of this and every other app), as that is obviously not its key selling point
Its hard to tell if this thing actually sounds any good when all we have is a trance track with a couple of presets being used in it to go by.
Maybe someone can do an AB comparison so we can discern how “close” it gets to a real analogue synthesizer.
man forget that analog comparison stuff, you people need to get on the wagon, and get off of the horse. as soon as you record your analog synths onto a computer it is chopped up into tiny sample grains anyway. (let the digital hate rain) I haven’t used this yet but the abilities of it look impressive, and the video shows off the filter just fine. an acid track or a cheesy saw tooth and filter dub step song would have not showed the abilities any better. i do kind of wish the parameters they were tweaking would have been heard in real time.
i like the ability of the synth to have FM capabilities and the sequencer looks like it is a great addition.
Haha yes I’m sorry I was being a bit harsh, but with that kind of hyperbole in the ad copy its hard to resist taking a shot at it. Competition is good for consumers, to each their own, it’s not the tools it’s the user, and all that jazz. More music = better world
and for the record i do believe analog synths sound different, i just don’t believe most synths are any better than others, it is how you use them.
The features and interface look good but the sound is terrible. Thin, brittle and reeks of aliasing.
Why does Synthopia not cut put the hyperbole in the titles of its posts? I mean c’mon, we’re all mostly capable of smelling snake oil.
It’s not hyperbole from Synthopia. See the quotes? They mean it was quotation from another source.
The hyperbole is from the company. It’s to get the conversation going, which it clearly did.
Are you new to the internets?
Yes, I am. I only started web crawling in 1995.
BTW, quotes existed before Al Gore invented them. So I missed the quotes, but that’s because I’m old, or had to much coffee at the time. But thanks for setting me straight in such a direct manner.
That ‘put’ should be an ‘out’. Funny typo, though. 😉
It’s as analog as trance made with a Nord. i.e., not at all.