The team behind Surge has released the next evolution of the open source synthesizer instrument.

An entirely new plugin, Surge XT has been ported to the JUCE framework, making for far more reliable plugins and behavior.

Featuring many synthesis techniques, a great selection of filters, a flexible modulation engine, a smorgasbord of effects, and modern features like MPE and microtuning.

Surge XT is a wonderful tool. We love it. We think you will, too!

Other changes in Surge XT 1.0:

  • The entire UI is now accessible to screen readers and other accessible tools for near-complete accessible navigation and editing.
  • The power of the modulation section has been expanded, introducing vector modulators and a new Formula modulator.
  • Additionally, modulation section has been expanded with a modulation list, which lets you navigate and modify all modulation routings in one view.
  • The FX section has been expanded, allowing twice as many FX per patch and adding new FX including Spring Reverb and several new Airwindows.
  • The waveshapers has been expanded, going from 5 types to 43.
  • Filters have been expanded with a new filter model, Tri-Pole.
  • Patch search and favorites have been added to the Patch Browser.
  • Loads of new microtuning features, including an extensive tuning editor and analyzer.
  • Innumerable bugs have been fixed and added many UI features were added, including more use of drag and drop, windows which can tear out, and keyboard shortcuts.
  • A lot of new patches showcasing new features.

VST3 and AU plugin binaries are available for Windows, macOS and Linux. The JUCE-LV2 port project branch allows Linux users to build LV2 as well.

More information: Surge