User Reviews by KVR Members for DUNE 2
Version reviewed: 10.10.2 on Mac.
Last edited by sramsay on 19th February 2015.
Version reviewed: 10 on Windows.
Last edited by Yorrrrrr on 9th January 2016.
Latest 3 reviews from a total of 3
Synapse Audio you did a killer job on Dune 2. Sound, Look and Function are superb and I would love to get the full version.
I am really impressed with DUNE2. The direct unison voice editing is huge improvement now allowing to take advantage of the unison engine fully.
I cannot express how much love I got for this amazing synth.
For me it's not just an version 2. It's a whole new synth, and a good one.
Agreed! DUNE II is now in my top 3 favorite VST synths list along with Blue II and Sylenth1. It has also fixed some serious limitations with DUNE and made the whole interface much better. It's really easy to use, it sounds GREAT (think hardware), and the patch save/load system is freaking genius! Each patch is it's own file, and the VST automatically numbers them when loading from a folder, so theoretically a single patch folder can contain up to 999 sounds. Even if it's limited to only 128, that's still simple to expand by creating another folder and starting to drop sounds into it. This also makes backing up patches very easy. Highly recommend this one!!.
Great job but Image-Line's Synths are much better than this. I think the only advantage of Dune 2 is its Arpeggiator supporting Chords via MIDI import. I have used lots of synths till now but the capability of micro tuning provided by Image-Line's Sytrus and Harmor synths and also their fast loading is fascinating that I have not seen in other synths like Dune 2. The other facility of Dune 2 is its supporting of 8 parallel channel of oscillators that is included in LuSH-101 too. After all I prefer Sytrus and Harmer. They are my goddesses.
I bought Dune2 yesterday and I gotta say it sounds absolutely fantastic! Very versatile synth and the internal effects (especially the reverb!) sounds awesome.
Dune 1 I tested and tested again over the years but didn't like it. Dune 2 I'm only testing since one week and still love it.
- great user interface
- great synthese features
- great effects
- great MSEG envelopes
- great OSCs
- better sound quality
- better filter quality.
OK, the LFOs and the standard envelopes could react a little bit finer and noble and the stepsequencer could have 64 or better 128 steps and the option to save own presets, too (!) ... but this are only little wishes, this synth still is wonderful.
Thank you, great work.
I agree with all the positive reviews. I've tried many synths all those years. the biggest problem for me is that all those synths are all boring to use. Imagine if you have an acoustic piano, which has only one sound - the piano sound, but you can play it all day without boredom. Any synth I've tried always has hundred sounds, but almost none of them has the power that could make me play whole night. So what really happens is that I would spend few hours just browsing presets, every preset for few seconds. Dune 2 did something really different, the presets are amazing. Not all of them is my kind of sound, but still there are many of them have the power that could make me play for at least one hour before I got bored. It is definitely something different. The soft synths are no compare to acoustic instruments so far, no matter how many companies already have been trying for all those years. But Dune 2 is very close to be one. That is something really incredible.
Next time someone asks me "how to make it sound big", I will answer Dune 2. Sick unison for dummies, just out of the box. Also, it has great syntheis possibilities despite simplicity. I think I'll cut my wishlist just to fit Dune in.
Would love to see visual representations of oscillator, ADSR and LFO's etc but sounds great.
I was able to put Ghost Dog and Cubrick Soundset soundbanks into Dune 2 folders. Wasn't able to figure out the other two. Haven't tried them yet, but thank you for the patches, I'll try them in the near future.
Amazing new analog envelopes and filters in version 2.5.
one of the best VST synths on the market PERIOD.
I had saved up the $169.00 but found out there is 20% VAT to add on top bringing this to $200 mark.
Hi SunlightSpirit, .
the VAT is now inclusive regardless of location, we changed our pricing model recently. So you should see exactly $169 when adding DUNE 2 to the shopping cart.
Best Regards, .
Richard / Synapse Audio.
I love the new Dune 2.5 Kevin Schroeder and Cuebrick presets.
I use them in everything.
Any more planned soon?
impressed with DUNE2, really looking forward to buy the Cuebrick preset.
Cuebrick presets are free.
The recent Dune upgrade is brilliant for presets.
like bags of Kevin Schroder presets, and a couple of hundred Ambients by someone I don't know.
The only shame is that the MIDI files in Dune presets can't be exported as midi. But that's a very minor thing. Dune just keeps getting better.
Good sounding synth, but the interface is terrible. How anyone can like this interface...
Still it's worthy for good sound.
Can't really imagine what's exactly terrible about it. Everything is clear, no clutter, tweakable colors, very fluent envelope editing — I just love it.
I for one cant stand multipage synths. i like dune 1 cause you can have most things in one single screen.
I just wished 1.4 had al the filters from dune 2. those sk filters are sweet.
Yeah it's nice if everything can be fit on one screen. But Dune 2 has many more parameters than Dune 1. Synths of this complexity are always multi-page, there is simply no other way. In Dune 2 all the key areas like the Oscs, Filter, Mixer, ADSR etc are always visible though, so the need to switch pages is greatly reduced.
I realize dune 2 is more complex than dune 1.
So... its alright i guess, .
Have you thought of maybe adding the extra filters to dune 1 for an upgrade price? Id buy it.
Dune 2 is due for an upgrade IMO. It sounds good though.