Future Audio Workshop has released an update to its Circle² synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Version 2.1.2 comes with the new Analog 2018 bank, a collection of 20 rich, multilayered presets by Tokyo resident C. Shinya, aka World Bro Sound, which reimagine the retro sounds of the past, bringing them firmly into the present and beyond.

The update also includes filtering by bank in the top preset browser, a favorites section, and drag-and-drop of folder into the bank browser to add new presets.

Circle2 is a lightweight and fun synth that’s also capable of producing some stellar sounds. It has all the essential features you need without the intimidating user interface of many other “industry standard” synths.

Changes in Circle v2.1.2

  • Added new ‘Analog 2018’ preset bank.
  • Fixed sample rate pitch change issue when not running at 44.1kHz.
  • Fixed crash in Pro Tools.
  • Fixed occasional silent preset load.
  • Fixed folder permissions issue on OS X.
  • Filter by bank in the top preset browser.
  • Drag and drop in new banks.
  • ‘Favourite’ presets section added.

Circle 2 is available for purchase from Future Audio Workshop and distributor Plugin Boutique, priced at 99 EUR. The update is free to existing Circle 2 users.

The plugin is also available from Splice at a Rent-to-Own price of $7.99 USD/month.

More information: Future Audio Workshop Circle 2