Sound Particles has announced the release of an update to its spatial synthesizer, bringing a host of new features and functionality to the virtual instrument with full 3D audio support.

Version 1.1 of SkyDust 3D delivers full MPE support, more unique and musical presets as well as performance enhancements designed to streamline the user experience.

MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) is a new MIDI protocol that allows users to be more expressive and spontaneous in their performance. SkyDust 3D implements MPE in the spatial realm to bring even more creative possibilities for artists and composers. A host of new presets in version 1.1 is designed to take advantage of MPE and its expanding list of compatible hardware.

Version 1.5 of SkyDust 3D, scheduled for release this summer, will bring even more updates and additions such as the ability to import samples – which opens up the platform to endless sound possibilities when paired with SkyDust’s powerful spatial audio engine, more oscillator waveforms, more waveform modifiers, more effects as well as workflow improvements like program change control, copy/paste between oscillators, and the ability to link oscillators.

“We are very proud of how amazingly SkyDust 3D was received by the market.” says Nuno Fonseca, founder and CEO of Sound Particles. “However, now is not the time to rest as we have many more ideas for spatial audio in the creative space, the first of which we are releasing with SkyDust 3D v1.1 and v1.5. We are hard at work to bring users the best spatialaudio experience possible and have more to come!”

SkyDust 3D is available at a 25% intro discount, priced $299 USD for the spatial version and $149 USD for the stereo-only edition. The update is free for current SkyDust 3D users.

The offer is available from distributor Plugin Boutique and at the Sound Particles store until June 30th, 2023.