KV331 Audio has announced an update to the SynthMaster 2 and SynthMaster 2 Player software synthesizers for Windows and Mac.

Version 2.9.10 brings native support for Apple Silicon Macs, major usability improvements and critical bug fixes.

SynthMaster 2 is a two layer ‘all-around’ semi-modular software synthesizer and effect plug-in that comes with 2000 factory presets right out of the box. It features many different synthesis methods including VA, Additive, Wavetable, Wavescanning, Phase Modulation, Frequency Modulation, Pulse Width Modulation, Ring Modulation, Amplitude Modulation, Physical Modeling and SFZ Sample Playback synthesis.

Changes in v2.9.10

  • Native Support for Apple Silicon Macs: SynthMaster 2 and SynthMaster 2 Player now run natively on Apple Silicon Macs, provided that the DAW is running natively.
  • New Factory Presets: 150 new factory presets by NatLife, Yuli Yola and Selcuk Ergen are now added to SynthMaster’s factory library, increasing the presets count to 2000.
  • New Skins: All SynthMaster 2 iOS skins are now working inside SynthMaster 2. That adds 4 new skins to SynthMaster 2. SynthMaster Player’s skins are updated as well, they’re now in line with SynthMaster.
  • Keyboard and Velocity Zones: Each layer in SynthMaster 2 has now its own keyboard and velocity zones, letting the users to play different layers on different keyboard/velocity ranges.
  • Pitch Quantization using Scales: The pitches of Oscillators or Modulators can now be quantized using a user selected scale. This lets the pitch to stay in tune within that specific scale.
  • Larger Popup Windows for Arps, Sequencers and Multisegmented Envelopes: Due to the small areas allocated for Arps, Sequencers or Multisegmented Envelopes, editing those modules were challenging at times. With the introduction of popup windows, users can now press the zoom button to bring up the larger edit window(s) which take up the entire plugin window.
  • Sequencer Edit Mode: With the introduction of the “Edit Mode”, it is easier to edit steps for a Sequencer:
    • Step: Add rectangular steps (initial and final values are the same).
    • Up: Add upward steps (initial value is always zero).
    • Down: Add downward steps (final value is always zero).
    • Freehand: Allows the user to draw freehand shapes.
  • Critical bug fixes.

Registered SynthMaster users can download this update by checking for updates inside SynthMaster. New users can purchase SynthMaster 2 and SynthMaster 2 Player at KV331 Audio and from distributor Plugin Boutique.

SynthMaster 2 Player is currently on sale at 70% off, priced only $9 USD until November 30th, 2021.