Mo Freeapps's Review of Addictive SynthReviewed on 9/17/19 1:58 PM
An original and one of the first of my IOS synth purchases which I would like to say - still sounds really great. It's awesome developer has a few really great IOS products but this still gets high marks in my book. I am appreciative of the solid and highly programmable arpeggiator and the synth sounds are quite nice while the program in general is not a MEMORY HOG! So it plays great on my old iPad 2 and mini. I am thankful for VirSyn's solid design with all their apps but Addictive Synth is especially cool.
dgerman104's Review of Addictive SynthReviewed on 9/17/19 1:58 PM
When you try to choose the recording to paste, the menu does not allow you to choose it, only older recordings. They placed the words: Clipboard and Soundcloud at bottom, and that does not allow you to choose the new recording! The List of recordings goes down automatically. Terrible programming, and it have Version 5 on an I Pad. 4 Ios7!
Mysterious Face's Review of Addictive SynthReviewed on 9/17/19 1:58 PM
Incredible sounds, tweakability, this pretty much blows away anything I've used up till now on iOS (animoog, nlog, sunrizer, arctic keys, etc). Very impressed with the degree of subtle yet musical tonal shifts. Don't miss this one! One suggestion is I'd like to be able to define loop recordings and such with two taps instead of a predefined length, I rarely use a click when recording loops and find the current scheme lacking in flexibility for my uses. Also why no click during looping? Otherwise, I know what synth I'll be using for the next year or so at least. Someone did their homework. Ergonomics are terrific. Thank you!
Planned obsolescence's Review of Addictive SynthReviewed on 9/17/19 1:58 PM
Its great but, tempo synced parameters and arpeggios drift so quickly that the coolest features are rendered useless for any serious projects. Such a shame, I'd love to use it with other apps and Ableton projects. It would have been 5 stars and my favorite on Ipad.
Xeneifana's Review of Addictive SynthReviewed on 9/17/19 1:58 PM
... Please add audiobus!
HouseOfHomuth's Review of Addictive SynthReviewed on 9/17/19 1:58 PM
I held off on buying any of VirSyn's products for a little while, but ended up with the both iPhone version and iPad version (after it went on sale) of Addictive Synth. I think it's an excellent synthesizer - one of my favorites. The new update fixed some previous issues with organizing presets. There is also a randomizer button similar to Magellan's "spawn" feature that will make a new preset, which you can then save. The presets I tried were mostly very warm and musical. It may not have the depth of presets "out of the box" compared to something like Sunrizer or Magellan, but the ability to make new ones is fully there. I thought the arpeggiator, in particular, sounded great. While I don't use in-app 4-track recorders often, Addictive's looper is very convenient to use, so you can do some simple layering of parts before exporting them as one track. Touch screen keyboards are always limiting, but I really liked the key/mode-specific option. Nice synth!
nealiumhelium's Review of Addictive SynthReviewed on 9/17/19 1:58 PM
This is probably my favorite synth app for arpeggios and hard bass sounds. but I cannot use for live shows with these terrible sticky key problems! It appears that it only happens with midi controller.
AshFallenBrightly's Review of Addictive SynthReviewed on 9/17/19 1:58 PM
This synth is up there with the likes of Reaktors Steam Pipe - enough said ? ; ) I foresee it being used in many future productions for Ethereal & Ambient music - and see no reason it can't be used in other genres ... I just feel that it is it's strong point ... Specs: iPad 4 128 wifi - iOS 6.1.3
Charlie710's Review of Addictive SynthReviewed on 9/17/19 1:58 PM
please add audio bus to your app that's all it need to be great.
TheDudeAbided's Review of Addictive SynthReviewed on 9/17/19 1:58 PM
A reviewer below described this as "high pitched and shrill", and I have to agree. Very glassy, metallic sounding synth. If that's what you're looking for, here you go, but I found it harsh to listen to, and when you use the randomize function, it's way too easy to get too much resonance on some already shrill sound and just have piercing sonic crap coming out of your speakers. Presets are mostly weak, and I'm not big on this form of synthesis either when it comes to making my own patches. I managed to create a nice pad on this once, but every time I come back to Addictive after a long time hoping it will be better, it's always a waste of time again. Other reviewers will claim I don't know what I'm talking about, but I own and happily use synths like iSem, Lorentz, Animoog, Odyssei, Sunrizer, Gadget, Thor, Magellan, N-Log... They all have their good and bad points, but I'd be hard-pressed to say anything good about this one.