Tone2 Audio has announced the release of Saurus 3, a virtual analog synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

A major update, version 3 of Saurus includes a large GUI, a massive number of new sounds, new features, increased sound-quality, improved performance and many other enhancements.

Finally, true analog sound does no longer require compromises! Saurus is an extremely authentic emulation of analog synthesizers. It covers all aspects of the most famous and expensive synths, but without disadvantages.

New in Saurus 3

  • A big interface is available beside of the normal scale now.
  • Added 192 new sounds from a professional designer. The total number of included sounds has increased to 1022.
  • It is possible to select from 4 GUI sizes in ‘Config’.
  • The synth can create an unlimited number of new sounds with FILE->’Create random patch’.
  • ‘Soft clip’ is available in the ‘Config’ section.
  • A scrollbar is visible in the patch-browser if many soundsets are installed.
  • Added detailed tooltips that are shown when the mouse if hovered over a button or list-selector.
  • The texts shown in the patch-browser on Mac support hi-dpi drawing.
  • The plugin detects the best GUI-size automatically.
  • Patch-selector shows a checkmark for the current patch and category.
  • Added Digital-Signatures for the installers on PC.
  • Added Notarisation for the installers on Mac.
  • The texts shown in the patch-browser on Mac support hi-dpi drawing.
  • A double-klick on a knob resets it to the default-value.
  • New microtuning algorithm that is more subtle and can enhance also complex chords.
  • Many other enhancements, changes and fixes.

Available in VST and AU plugin formats, Saurus 3 is priced currently $69 USD / 59 EUR (regular $119 USD). The update is free for all existing Saurus users.

More information: Tone2 Audio