DUNE 3 is now available!!

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Richard_Synapse
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911 posts since 20 Dec, 2010

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:45 pm

DUNE 3 is now available!

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A major evolution of DUNE is finally available: DUNE 3! The new version adds many frequently requested features and comes with a new beautiful Full HD skin (in various sizes)!

Link to the product page:
https://www.synapse-audio.com/dune3.html

Screenshots (Large size):
https://www.synapse-audio.com/layout/sc ... .oscva.jpg [Main View/Keyboard]
https://www.synapse-audio.com/layout/sc ... rpmseg.jpg [Arp/MSEG]

Dual filter

The revised filter section in Dune 3 now sports a dual multimode filter plus an insert effect. Different routing modes like serial/parallel and seamless blend via the Balance knob allow for unlimited creative input! New filter types have been added as well, and include zero-delay feedback filters derived from our latest analog modeling technology. For creative applications, new insert effects like the formant/vowel filter or phaser greatly increase the range of sound design possibilities.

Dual Arpeggiator

Two arpeggiator units instead of just one greatly increase the sound design capabilities of DUNE 3. The Arpeggiators can be programmed independently and support both classic Up/Down arps, as well as playing back different sequences or even MIDI files. Furthermore, new features like the Random mode or programmable Arp Hold make the arpeggiator more powerful than ever before!

Improved oscillators

At the heart of DUNE 3 are its powerful oscillator blocks. DUNE 3 supports VA, FM and Wavetable synthesis. With a maximum reserve of 8320 oscillators at full polyphony, DUNE 3 is a true unison monster, unlikely to ever run out of oscillators. New in DUNE 3 is the "Swarm" mode, an evolution of the classic Supersaw oscillator. Each oscillator gets its own subtle modulation in this mode, breathing a lot more life into the sound than possible previously!

Lots of new FX

DUNE 3 offers many new effect algorithms in all categories, Distortion, Dynamics, Chorus, Phaser, EQ, Delay and Reverb. One of the most important additions is the new Equalizer, which sports technology from our GQ-7 Graphic Equalizer rack extension.

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Designed as a professional mixing and mastering equalizer, the new EQ offers four bands with high-quality parametric and shelving EQs, plus two additional low- and high cut filters with variable slopes. All filters in the EQ are designed to handle modulation without artifacts, such that the EQ can be used for creative purposes outside the realm of traditional EQ applications.

Another great new effect algorithm is the new Shimmer Hall, an exclusive feature of DUNE 3 - ideal for lush ambient sounds, wonderful pads and leads!

Wavetable Editor

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The new Wavetable editor introduced in DUNE 3 is one of the most powerful around. Waveforms can be created via free-hand drawing, segments, a dedicated partial editor or by entering formulas. A variety of functions like morphing, fade in/out, normalize, DC remove, Invert/Reverse make creating new wavetables a breeze. Waveforms and Wavetables can be imported and exported in WAV format and are thus compatible with a wide range of third party software.

Many detail improvements

Other than the major features, DUNE 3 comes with many detail improvements, such as:
  • Undo/Redo for patch editing, as well as the Wavetable Editor
  • MSEG Presets
  • HD Skins
  • Improved polyphonic LFOs, the LFO phase is no longer fixed to zero on each keypress
  • New LFO shape "Random Pulse". Similar to S+H, but random in time
  • "Alternate" source in the Mod Matrix which toggles its state on each keypress
  • "FX Chain Pan" destination in the Mod Matrix allows to pan the two effect busses
  • Performance improvements, some DUNE 2 patches need substantially less CPU
NKS Approved

Like its predecessor, DUNE 3 is NKS-ready. It features support for the LightGuide and its factory library is automatically integrated into Maschine, Komplete Kontrol etc., with all presets properly tagged and a custom parameter map.

DUNE 2 compatibility

Despite the many additions, DUNE 3 is fully patch-compatible with DUNE 2 and contains its entire factory library. Now the total factory library exceeds 1000 patches, all nicely sorted into categories like Arp, Bass, Lead, Pads, Textures etc.

Formats & Pricing

DUNE 3 is available in VST, Audio Unit (32-bit, 64-bit) and AAX (64-bit) formats, for Windows and OS X. It can be purchased for $179 on our shop page, DUNE 2 users can upgrade for only $79:
https://www.synapse-audio.com/shop.html

As always a free 30-day trial is available on the product page:
https://www.synapse-audio.com/dune3.html
Last edited by Richard_Synapse on Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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sureno
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988 posts since 4 May, 2008 from West London Depot

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:46 pm

1st In
Purchasing now

Cinebient
KVRAF
4224 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:47 pm

Finally! :D :love:

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vurt
addled muppet weed
50072 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:47 pm

yay! im off to see aquaman.

acYm
KVRian
1019 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:53 pm

"nks approved" LOL

sorry, the idea that nks is a standard of some kind will always make me laugh. approved for the worst control surface on the market? gee, that's good to know.

should remove that from your blurb tbh
companies shouldn't support or give credence to nks, noobs wasting their hard-earned money on this dead-end excuse for a platform is the only thing it can lead to.
Last edited by acYm on Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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zvenx
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7076 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:54 pm

I saw the title and said. .. yeah right.. checked the website then came back here :)

Interesting. I always thought the biggest weakspot in Dune 2 was its preset browser.

rsp
sound sculptist

Examigan
KVRAF
4896 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:07 pm

Wow! :) Very nice.
Congrats on the release! :party:

Examigan
KVRAF
4896 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:09 pm

Can they lock that puppies thread now? :hihi:

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wagtunes
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16910 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:14 pm

At that upgrade price, a no brainer.

First synth I've really been excited about this year.

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djanthonyw
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7097 posts since 20 Jul, 2004

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:18 pm

Is the copy protection C/R now like The Legend?
You are currently reading my signature.

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zvenx
KVRAF
7076 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:20 pm

Anyone knows when Dune 4 will be released?
I kid, I kid. :)
rsp
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Halonmusic
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2670 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:21 pm

Looks exactly as Dune 2. But seems like a great synth nonetheless. Congrats on the release Richard.
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aMUSEd
KVRAF
31054 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:23 pm

Looks a wonderful update - instabuy

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wagtunes
KVRAF
16910 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:25 pm

Download taking forever. Site must be getting hammered or file must be huge.

Caine123
KVRAF
5878 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: DUNE 3 is now available!!

Post Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:27 pm

No drag and drop mod matrix ? Is it right?
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