For artists: Synapse Audio Software has now released their long-awaited update to their popular Dune synth; Dune 2. Dune has been especially popular among New Age music artists, so many expect to hear music made with this synth soon.
Synapse Audio has the following presentation of the synth:
DUNE 2 was rewritten from scratch, in order to provide a yet higher sound quality and allow for an even wider range of sounds. New oscillators, new filters, new effects and graphical envelopes are just some of the new additions.
With a maximum reserve of 8320 oscillators at full polyphony, DUNE 2 is a true unison monster, unlikely to ever run out of oscillators.
Dune 2 summary:
VA, Wavetable and FM Synthesis
Two oscillator stacks with 32 oscillators each
Third oscillator and noise generator
8x Unison = up to 520 oscillators per note!
16 voices of polyphony = up to 8320 oscillators total
Zero-delay feedback filters
Four graphical envelopes (MSEG)
Modulation matrix for synth and FX parameters
Two Master FX busses with 9 high-quality effects each
Innovative Arpeggiator with MIDI file import
For a free demo and sound samples, go here