Tone2 Audiosoftware has announced the release of SAURUS Analog Synthesizer, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Saurus takes the high regarded analog sound from the past into the unlimited digital realm, fusing them together with a user interface that invites to tweak and a multitude of unique sound sculpting tools exclusive to Saurus. All without placing heavy demands on your CPU or budget.

Tone2 Saurus analog synthesizer

Saurus promises true analog sound with state of art functionality

It has been the aim of developers the world over to bring the best “Virtual Analog” synths possible to re-create the sound of classic hardware.

However, unlike many competitors who sell ‘Virtual Analog Synthesizers’ which are at best mere approximations of what happens in the real world, we set out to create not just another synthesizer with character, but one that truly represents the sound of analog hardware. We carefully measured and modeled the circuits of many classic performance synthesizers, even including single capacitors and resistors to provide an extremely accurate analog model, faithfully capturing the spirit and character of these old machines.

SAURUS features

  • True Analog Modeling Technology, covers all important aspects of traditional analog synths.
  • Low CPU and high reliability.
  • Low price.
  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Mono, Legato & Polyphonic modes employing analog voice management.
  • Two Syncable Oscillators and two Sub Oscillators.
  • Includes not just standard waveforms but also a large number of exotic ones.
  • Pulse Width Modulation and Oscillator Sync applicable to every waveform.
  • Oscillator Drift, Phase and Noise Modulation controls.
  • Noise FM, AM and Ring Modulation for Oscillators.
  • Analog filter with self-oscillation, nonlinearity, 6 filter types, FM and feedback.
  • LFOs and modulation capable of running at audio-rate.
  • Powerful Arpeggiator with extensive configuration possibilities.
  • Flexible Modulation Matrix with new features, including a filter.
  • Programmable gate.
  • 4x Stereo Unison modes with spread and panning control.
  • Analog modeled Distortion and Tube amp.
  • Optional Psycho-Acoustic processing.
  • High-end quality Effects.
  • Ships with 563 outstanding presets from 21 top sound designers.

Saurus for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 99 EUR / $119 USD.

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