Sonic Charge has announced an update to its entire line of products, including the popular MicroTonic drum and percussion synth and Synplant unique synth with a genetic approach to sound creation.

With these updates we have taken the opportunity to refactor and clean out obsolete technologies in order to move forwards into the 2020’s. Some of our products have not been updated in over five years, so there has been a lot to work on.

While most changes in these updates are under the hood there are some very visible additions too. First and foremost, all plugins (except Synplant) now features high resolution graphics and re-scalable user interfaces. (Synplant has however been updated with other bug and compatibility fixes.)

Microtonic can now be extended with scripts written in Javascript and these scripts can display custom user interface elements.

A separate installer with a selection of clever scripts is available on the download page for registered customers.

The update also includes a compatibility fix for Mac hosts that are built with the latest SDK from Apple, including Cubase 10.5 and Garageband. Furthermore, the Permut8 Firmware Installer has been updated with the previously released Specular firmware as well as two brand new firmwares: Vortex and JS80RMX.

Vortex is a generative synth (based on the “about box easter egg” in Microtonic) and JS80RMX lets you import songs from the JS80TRX chiptune tracker and transform them beyond recognition.

The updates are available with the latest Sonic Charge installer. Sonic Charge’s plugins are available for purchase at its online store and from distributor Plugin Boutique.