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Amaranth Audio releases Cycle Synth Plug-in for OS X and updates to v1.2 on Windows

Amaranth Audio has released Cycle for Mac OS X and updated the Windows version to 1.2.

Cycle is the fusion of wave-draw and spectral synthesis techniques. With this instrument, a voice is processed in single-cycle units, starting with the user-drawn wave-shape. Each cycle of the tone is analysed in realtime for its spectral content, producing a harmonic and phase spectrum that are independently filtered or added to by spectral curves.

New Features

UI:

  • Graphic consistency and legibility improvements.
  • Graphic rendering optimizations.
  • Preset browser wave file search directory integrated & directories dialog removed.
  • Native OS file browser used where possible.
  • Informative mouse cursor when a tool is inapplicable.
  • Minor icon improvements.
  • Impulse Modeller attack-zoom/zoom-out buttons.

Workflow:

  • Spectral frequency domain's vertex range expanded.
  • Undo for all vertex movements, not just destructive operations.
  • Smarter and more accurate freehand drawing & tool removes existing points in drawing region.
  • Ability to easily save a sample's pitch tracking envelope file for later reference *.

Installer:

  • Preset ratings persistent across installs.
  • User preset folder which won't get overwritten on updates.
  • Installer has field for your preset author alias, used in preset saving and management.
  • Some new presets and improvements on the old ones. Check out SaxophoneGrowl2, I'm happy with that one.

Read a full list of changes and notes from v1.1 here.

Pricing:

  • Cycle OS X ($149).
  • Cycle Dual Platform ($159).
  • Single-to-dual license upgrade ($10).

You can take advantage of the plug-in's lifetime updates offer by purchasing a Cycle OS X license before March 15, 2014. This offer applies to dual platform licenses and Single-to-dual-platform license upgrades. See license options and purchase here.

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