microTERA update – VirSyn continue their round of iOS music app updates

VirSyn will be well known to most iOS musicians as they have a number of excellent apps available via the iTunes App Store. These includes some great effects apps such as AudioReverb and AudioEffX but VirSyn are probably best know for the their virtual synthesisers, both on the desktop and, over recent years, under iOS. Two of their iPad-based synths that I've reviewed previously on the blog are microTERA and Cube Synth. As I mentioned last week, Cube Synth has just been updated after a … [Read more...]

VirSyn updates – microTERA and Cube Synth get new features

VirSyn will be well known to most iOS musicians as they have a number of excellent apps available via the iTunes App Store. These include AudioReverb which is one of the better stand-alone reverb apps currently available and supports both Audiobus and IAA. However, VirSyn are probably best know for the their virtual synthesisers, both on the desktop and, more recently, under iOS. Two of their iPad-based synths that I've reviewed previously on the blog - microTERA and Cube Synth - both … [Read more...]

VirSyn apps on sale – limited-time reductions on some great music apps

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed VirSyn's new iOS synth app microTERA. I was impressed with this iPad-only synth. Sitting the the 'mid-range' price bracket (UK£6.99) it is easy enough to program, sounds very good and offers excellent value for money. Well, if you are quick, you can now get it at 50% off the normal price which represents something of a bargain. But you do need to be quick because I think the sale only lasts until the 31st March (that is, Monday at some stage) so, get a move on … [Read more...]

microTERA review – waveshaping synth from VirSyn comes to iOS

Way back in the dim and distant past (er… February 2003 to be precise), I reviewed VirSyn’s TERA – a desktop virtual synth plugin – for Sound On Sound magazine here in the UK. I remember being very impressed – and perhaps just slightly intimidated – by the possibilities offered by TERA. It was – and still is in its current incarnation; TERA 3 – a very flexible and powerful synth, capable of some fabulous and complex sounds. It suited dance and ambient styles well and, as it was multi-timbral, … [Read more...]