The next generation of additive synthesis
Additive synthesis is a sound synthesis technique that creates timbre by adding sine waves together. The timbre of musical instruments can be considered to consist of multiple harmonic or inharmonic partials or overtones. VirSyn already has a remarkable track record of products ( CUBE, POSEIDON ) trying to make this virtually unlimited synthesis method manageable for creative sound designers and musicians. AddStation is the next step forward giving you a tool to explore completely new sonic territory. The massive amount of sine waves in AddStation - thousands per voice - together with unique morph sequencing blocks blur the frontiers between analog and digital sonic realms.
And all this integrated in all relevant iOS production environments especially the emerging AUv3 AudioUnit standard.
• Fractal additive synthesis
• over 170 sound presets
• Four parts with 8 Additive Sequence Blocks
• Sound morphing
• up to 512 partials per voice with independent AD envelopes
• harmonic/inharmonic spectra
• arbitrary filter function and noise spectra
• four independent analog style Arpeggiators
• Parametric EQ
• AUv3 for Host integration
• Audiobus 3 compatible (Input slot) with state saving
• Support for Ableton Link.
• Inter-app audio compatible (Instrument/Generator)
• CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI
• Audio recorder.
- Solo function for Blocks and Parts
- Display of selected Block/Part number in editors
- AUv3 crash on some hosts
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Wanna hear something different?
Then secure the best thing you’ll spend $ on today! Sounds very unique. Interface is familiar if you’ve previously purchased a VirSyn app. Presets do a pretty good job of showing off the app’s capabilities. I hit a couple of interface bugs on my 11pro, ( fractal options on bottom right if dev is reading. I would also suggest working on the ability to fly through presets but please prompt a save before changing.) So Happy to pin this one to my “Sonic Wonderland” synth folder!!!! Support iOS music production! So looking forward to getting deep into this Synth!!! Thank You!!!!
Kawai K5000 killer
I no longer miss my K5000 and its control over partials. This beats it for sound and ease of editing. Thanks! A couple of requests and a bug: Would be nice to have a way to mute parts and adjust their volumes in the Block Edit window. And maybe a sequencer for the blocks? And a way to use the Sequence page without obstructing the time bar with our fingers? And numbers on the Block and Part tabs to remind us which element we’re editing, as well as a way to advance to a different block/part without going back repeatedly to the main window? Lastly, a bug report: Piano scale picker is blank on iPhone 6 iOS 12.4.8. Thanks for this awesome sound creator and interface! Love your apps!
My favorite app by VirSyn
This synth is legendary! Wavetable synthesis-ish like behavior taken to the fullest extent I’ve ever seen on AUV3!
My only wish as of right now (still gotta keep exploring the app) is that hopefully the tables will be “drawable” by multiple fingers in the future.
An app that does something similar (or actually 2, by the same dev) are PixelWave and spectrum gen. Both of these allow us to do something really similar but using multiple fingers - this would be very welcome in Addstation as it makes it possible to essentially create very complex waves on the fly by using one hand to draw these (with 4-5 fingers) while playing the keyboard with the other hand (either software keys or hardware).
VirSyn! Please do consider implementing this, it would make this little jewel even more brilliant!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.