Cognitone has announced an update to its music prototyping software that is designed to render music dynamically from components that you can edit and replace at any time, no matter how complex and evolved your project already is.

A complete overhaul, version 2.0 of Synfire for Windows and Mac includes Snippets (composing in real-time) and Factories (generating random phrases) to offer new creative workflows. Additionally, a new affordable entry-level edition has joined the family, which now includes Sparks, Express and Pro. All three editions support plugin hosting and phrase editing.

Changes in Synfire v2.0

  • Searchable Sidebars for Library, Presets, Plug-Ins, etc.
  • Searchable, Always Up-To-Date Online Manual.
  • Integrated Help Browser.
  • Express: Snippets (Live Loops).
  • Express: Edit Libraries Inside Arrange Window.
  • Express: Parameter Templates.
  • Express: New And Improved Tools (Mute, Cut, Erase, Gestalt).
  • Express: Mute Individual Symbols.
  • Express: New Parameter (Output).
  • Pro: Factories (Generate Random Phrases).
  • Pro: Snippets With Multiple Instruments.
  • Pro: Inactivate Phrases, Containers For A/B Testing.
  • Pro: MIDI Effects Drones.
  • Pro: Linear Overview Page (Map).
  • Pro: New Parameters (Skip, Flow, Dynamics).
  • Pro: Library Racks.
  • Pro: Custom Articulations Per Symbol.
  • Pro: Customizable Quantization Grid.
  • Pro: Relative Symbol Type.
  • Much Improved User Experience & Layout.
  • More Powerful Drag & Drop Capabilities.
  • Simplified & Intuitive Sound Setup (Drag & Drop).
  • Native Support For Apple Silicon.
  • Improved Phrase Editing.
  • Improved Figure Rendering & Interpretation.
  • Express: Improved Click Board.
  • Express: Improved Catalog.
  • Pro: Improved Notation Export.
  • Pro: Merge Multiple Catalogs.
  • Support for VST3.

Synfire is available to purchase at a 20% discount as part of Cognitone’s holiday sale, with prices starting from 119 EUR.

More information: Cognitone