Virsyn Intros Addictive Pro for iPad

Virsyn has introduced Addictive Pro for iPad – a hybrid synth that combines wavetable oscillators with virtual analog filters.

  • Addictive Pro offers a unique form of Wavetable oscillators. These Wavetables are generated from the harmonic content and the free digital filter structure entered by the user.
  • The sound of up to 12 of the Wavetable oscillators is then refined with a virtual analog filter, available in several 24dB and 12dB forms.
  • For the optional noise part of the sound you can use the same sophisticated digital filter structure as for the wavetable oscillators, allowing for a vast variety of ever changing noisescapes.
  • A sound and rhythm randomizer can be applied to different sound aspects separately, for sound design and inspiration.
  • A four part polyrhythm Arpeggiator creates complex rhythmical structures.


Hybrid synthesis engine

  • Wavetable spectrum synthesis
  • Noise spectrum synthesis
  • Virtual Analog synthesis
  • FM and Ringmodulation synthesis

Synthesizer details

  • Twelve wavetable spectrum oscillators per voice.
  • Morphing between two wave/filter sets.
  • Waves contain up to 256 partials.
  • Hand drawn filter structure.
  • Spectral noise generator using hand drawn filter structure.
  • Ten major sound parameters each with independent poly LFO and envelope modulators.
  • Real time parameter control using two X/Y touch pads, the tilt sensors of the iPad and MIDI Controllers.
  • Monophonic or polyphonic with up to 16 voices.
  • 300 factory presets, unlimited user presets can be shared.

Effect section

  • Seven studio standard effects concurrently usable:
  • Oversampled distortion with four different algorithms for antialiased sound.
  • Low / High equalizer
  • 8 pole analog Phaser
  • Flanger
  • Four line chorus
  • Stereo/Ping-Pong delay with glitch free delay time change.
  • Hi end reverberation unit.

Four part Polyrhythm Arpeggiator

  • Uses programmable sequences with up to 32 steps.
    Can trigger single notes and chords.
  • Unique randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability.
  • Factory arpeggios included, unlimited user arpeggios possible.
  • For each step you can program tie, accent, transposition and note order


  • Play melodies live with the onscreen keyboard. Unique drag function for slides and vibrato.
  • Audiobus 2 with state saving
  • Inter App Audio
  • Can use CoreMIDI compatible MIDI Keyboard.keyboard layout.
  • Audio recorder with share function.
  • Share user presets.
  • Support for virtual MIDI input connections.
  • Multichannel MIDI Learn for external MIDI controllers.
  • MIDI Tempo sync. Start/Stop Arpeggio.
  • MIDI bank/program change.
  • Import function for Addictive Synth presets.

Pricing and Availability

Addictive Pro is available now for an introductory price of US $11.99.

9 thoughts on “Virsyn Intros Addictive Pro for iPad

    1. there does seam to be some fuzziness, but wonder what it be like if you drop it though some further processing, other synth’s out there are somewhat the same

  1. This looks and sounds excellent. VirSyn has been creating top notch iPad synths for a while now. I have about 7 of them, and love them all. Very deep instruments, yet easy to use. That multi-arp on this new app is amazing and very useful.
    But please VirSyn, one request… Please add Bluetooth support to your apps, both MIDI and audio. I have a Bluetooth speaker, and have to hook up a cable to it when using these apps. If this is just user error, please tell me. Thank you! Keep up the awesome work!

  2. Great to see when a synth app simply lists “iPad” as its requirement. Will be picking this up. That arp is just begging for Link support–please consider implementing Link!

  3. Sounds nice, but is pretty much killing my iPad gen 3. I can play one or two notes without crackling, but 4 note chords are pretty much too processor intensive for my old iPad to handle.

  4. It is a great synth with lots of possibilities no doubt but the only problem just like the previous addictive synth is the thin sound. If only the developer could use fatter oscillators or wavetables here. Also i still have doubts about this wavetable thing, is it not just samples in reality. I know there is a big explanation that it is different fro samples and i know the sound can move through the wavetables but i am talking about the wavetable sounds itself, it is just prerecorded samples?? And the programmer of the software synths is just calling them through the programming making us think that these are real oscillators and so on. Can mathematical algorithms, supposedly simulate electronic circuits sound signals??? Is this a real oscillators. anyway.

  5. i wish virsyn had been honest enough to allow all of us who paid for their Addictive Synth to get this “Pro” version as a free upgrade or at least at a special price

    but it seems the business model goes like this : you buy X software, then when the software is upgraded you have to buy it again, so after the 10th version, you have bought it 10 times

    good synths
    bad customer policies

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