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Poseidon Synth – A most excellent synth from VirSyn

VirSyn is one of the most well-known developers in the land of iOS. From incredible synths (Tera Synth, Cube Synth) to great effects app (AudioReverb, iVoxel), musicians know what to expect when they purchase a new VirSyn app.

But, I'm not sure any of us expected the sounds that are coming out of Poseidon Synth, recently released. This thing is a beast! Check out a demo video below.

As you can see, this is a bit of a different sound for VirSyn. The demo does a good job showing some of the synth, but there are so many possibilities here. If you're into tweaking sounds, you can really go far with this one.

Here's a quick look at the App Store description:

Poseidon Synth - The Ocean of Sound

For all creatures in the ocean of sound - Sonic textures from other worlds, Analog signature sounds, Cut-through-the-mix leads and silkily smooth pads: Poseidon sets a new standard for sound design and ease of use. All of this was made possible through a combination of the familiar, conceptual simplicity of the analog synthesis and our frequency domain based Spectral modelling synthesis technology.

Spectral model oscillator

Select a basic sound model from over hundred delivered with Poseidon. The basic sound model determines the sound characteristic you want to start: taking a artificial model like “Sawtooth” gives you analog style sounds. Use complex models from analyzed samples for earth shaking ambients and evolving pads.

Model parameters

High level controls allow for changing the spectral shape, the harmonicity and balances the level of residual noise and spectral amount of the oscillator model.

F-Domain Filter

The newly developed F-Domain filter allow for drastic changes in the resulting sound spectrum. Five filter types including lowpass/highpass characteristic can be used to shape the sound. They have the usual controls like cutoff but also very unusual ones like a variable slope ranging from 0 dB to 72 dB / Octave and independent controls for resonance and bandwidth! This kind of controls are only possible in the context of our F-Domain synthesis technology. This results in an extremely clear filter sound with breathtaking fast modulation possibilities.

The filter type “Inverse” interprets the sound model as a "Source" and a resonant body "Filter". The cutoff parameter shifts the filterbase - this is the equivalent to making the instrument body smaller or bigger.


This simple control gives your sound a distinctive moving distribution in the stereo panorama. Every atomic sound particle has it´s own path through the space !

Sound browser

The sound browser in Poseidon gives you a fast selection of sounds based on category and timbre.

Spectral modelling synthesis

• Harmonic/Inharmonic/Noise sound models
• 512 oscillators per voice
• 300 Sound models / 600 factory presets

Unique sound control

• Pitch modulation / Harmonicity control
• Time machine
• Timbre control
• Frequency Domain Filter
• Spatializer


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


• Chorus
• Phaser
• Flanger
• Distortion (aliasing free!)
• Equalizer
• Echo/Delay
• Reverb


• Audiobus 2 compatible (Input slot)
• Inter-app audio compatible (Instrument/Generator)
• CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI / Tempo Sync / MIDI Learn
• Audio recorder with Metronome.
• Audio pasteboard / File sharing.


Everybody's probably up to their gills in iOS synths by now, so I would understand if you are thinking about taking a pass on Poseidon Synth. But I really think this one is unique. I'd really suggest picking this one app.

If you're thinking about buying Poseidon Synth, please consider clicking through our App Store link below. Thanks!

[app 1045058006]

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