Ghost Dog wrote:DUNE 2 is realistically the best all around synth ATM (and IMHO of course), but for me to fork out more money for DUNE 3, it would have to resolve some issues and have some features added to it:
-The dials would have to be decimal (an option for keyboard input goes without saying) and they would have to display proper units (i.e. Hz for filters, milliseconds for envelope parameters etc.);
I'm not sure what the point of this would be, to be honest. In my mind this is slower than just dialing in the value you want (very often it will be 0-100 anyway). Besides if we had say decibels this would be quite confusing since it would typically not match the scale you see. Furthermore, if you set up modulations in the mod matrix it would additionally not be identical to what you hear.
Ghost Dog wrote:-The envelopes themselves would have to be fully customizable, graphical and work like the ones in Serum or Sylenth (those are pretty good envelopes IMHO; the ones in DUNE are not bad, but something just doesn't feel totally right about them);
Which ones do you mean? DUNE 2 has both regular ADSR and graphic MSEGs.
Ghost Dog wrote:-It would have to become a synth with x (preferably at least 16) voices (where you can detune each voice and do many more things), NOT layers (although having eight layers is definitely not a bad thing);
DUNE 2 does have up to 16 voices of polyphony. This is multiplied by the number of layers in use, as shown in the monitor. So if all eight layers are in use and you hold 16 notes simultaneously, this would equal 128 internal voices.
Ghost Dog wrote:-CPU increase would have to be no more than 30-40% (although I'm pretty sure Richard can pull off this stuff and keep the CPU increase in under 10-20%).
Good point Actually we work on decreasing CPU consumption a little, in order to make room for extra features. So overall I do not expect to see an increase in performance, it will depend on sound designers in the end though.
Ghost Dog wrote:The reason I'm not a least bit sentimental about DUNE is that my thread at Synapse's forum regarding those non-integer dials was not answered by anyone from Synapse audio. Yeah, I get it - they don't have to. But, OTOH, a company not answering a legitimate request by a paying customer makes me very (VERY! ) unsentimental about that company.
We do read everything. Sometimes we don't get around to answer though, in particular when it comes to forum posts, sorry.
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