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User Reviews by KVR Members for DUNE 2

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10.00
Reviewed By Yorrrrrr on 22nd May 2014
OS: Version: 8.1.
Last edited by Yorrrrrr on 20th July 2014.
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DUNE 2: Features such as...

1. The oscillators. 2 stacks of up to 32 voices + 1 Sub Osc/Noise per stack. Very high quality oscillators, on all the frequency ranges.

2. The detuning options, with various modes, amounts, etc. Detuning sounds amazing and can be tailored for taste in various ways.

3. Virtual Analogue + Wavetables + Frequency Modulation synthesis. It comes with an excellent set of wavetables, and you can find more in KVR or Synapse forums. But you can even load your own wavetables with the proper format. You can use with the free Audio Term tool to create more Wavetables to load them on the synth. This means the synth will just grow more and more on possibilities, as more wavetables become available.

4. Amazing UNISON implementation with full control over the voices. The unison engine allows to have up to 8 synths stacked, up to 8 different sounds working together, each part with its own filters, envelopes, etc.., effectively turning DUNE 2 into a multi-part synthesizer. There can be up to 8320 oscillators working simultaneously at full 16x polyphony.

5. Many filters, including clean multimode ones, plus Sallen Key, Transistor Ladder, Acid Lowpass, etc.; Zero delay feedback design; It also comes with some special "FX filters" (which include comb, notch, etc.). All filters sound beautiful. Some of them have saturation, and it's possible to make them scream with the Drive parameter which acts as some kind of a mix knob between the resonant part and the not resonant.

6. Very nice set of effects. They sound great, with the reverb being the best I've heard inside a software synth; there are 2x effect buses; The synth allows to change the order of the effects processing.

7. 4 multiple point graphical envelopes (MSEGs) included. They allow for things like custom shape envelopes and curves, custom shape LFOs (in 'loop' mode), gating effects, and crazy modulation of nearly every parameter on the synth. The normal envelopes for the filter and amplitude are snappy.

8. Extensive modulation matrix of 32 slots and so many sources and destinations. The matrix even allows to modulate its own parameters, or set the modulation of parameters to apply just for some of the unison voices. The "Const" modulation source has so many uses, like offseting a parameter value for a specific unison voice, or to set parameters only available on the matrix, and more.

9. Excellent arpeggiator, with MIDI import, in addition to the usual step sequencing.

10. Oscillator synchronization.

11. Ring modulation.

12. Proper Pulse Width Modulation.

13. Audio rate modulation. It allows, for example, the output of an oscillator to modulate any parameter. Crazy.

14. Full multithreading support. The CPU usage is low for the sonic quality you get.

15. Simple, easy to use, functional, clear, uncluttered, good looking, inviting GUI. The color of the main panel can be changed.

16. And more....

...make this a masterpiece of a synth.

It is a modulation beast. Inmensely powerful. A sound designers dream. This is pads and sequences heaven. But it can do everything under the sun with flying colors and it's very hard to make it sound bad. But at the same time it's so easy to work with. It's flexible, versatile, quick to dial in. Bread-and-butter kind of synth.

Beautiful sounding. Clean, rich, expensive, characterful, musical are all words I would use to describe its sound.

Excellent patches included, and more are coming. Amazing sound designers behind. Check the patches made by Rob Lee (RL), Kevin Schroder (KS) and Ed Ten Eyck (EDT), for example. They really show the capabilities of this fantastic software synth.

Not enough words to describe this incredible synth plugin. I hope it sells well and gets all the recognition it deserves in then audio production community. It's already getting raving reviews everywhere that confirm what I say.

GET IT.

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6 May 2014 at 11:08amPUSHA

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.

12 May 2014 at 8:12pmjendakub

I am really impressed with DUNE2. The direct unison voice editing is huge improvement now allowing to take advantage of the unison engine fully.

14 May 2014 at 9:07pmYorrrrrr

I cannot express how much love I got for this amazing synth.

23 May 2014 at 6:02ammiaousse

Hi,.

For me it's not just an version 2. It's a whole new synth, and a good one.

14 July 2014 at 11:42pmlsc9x

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!!.

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