I was one of the beta testers and factory presets designers of DUNE 3 and first i have to say many thanks to Richard for including me in the team like he did with DUNE 1 and The Legend.
I aleady liked DUNE 2.6 but IMO DUNE 3 is really a big step forward. i really love the new features that were added to DUNE 3 like new analog filter modes, dual filters, the powerful wavetable and waveforms editor (incuing a formula editor for both waveforms and full wavetables), WAV wavetable import/export (in Serum format) and the new SWARM "Supersaw" mode.
For example an organ patch i made sounds really nice and this combines using the additive partials editor (with the partials of the drawbars of a hammond organ) and the SWARM Supersaw mode which uses it's own LFO for modulation of the detuning.
IMO the new features are really useful and some of the features in the wavetable editor were also added due to my own request. FWIW i also got a bunch of other wavetable synths including Tone2 Icarus, Xfer Serum, Avenger and Falcon that are all compatible with the WAV wavetables of DUNE 3 (including having up to 256 wavforms in a table). That means i could easily exchange wavetrables beween those synths.
Like Serum DUNE 3 now includes a formula editor that could be used for both single waveforms and full wavetables (when using a second y variable besides x).
I love the new analog filter models, especially the "Polaris" and "Saturn" 24dB LPF modes where the "Polaris" filter mostly seems to keep the low end at higher resonance amounts. esides using my own wavetables/waveforms I have used those two filters in most of my patches that i made with DUNE 3 so far and you could create patches with them that really sound "analog like" (while additonally i also used single cycle waves and a PWM wavetable based on samples of real analog synths).
I got a NI Komplete Kontrol S61 Mk1 controller and the NKS implentation is really nice and useful for me.
Besides using the VST2 plugin in Live 10 and Cubase Pro 9.5 I was also testing the 64-bit AAX plugin in Pro Tools 2018 and for those who use Pro Tools having a dedicated AAX plugin of DUNE 3 is really nice.
I coud say much more about it but that's it for my first post about DUNE 3...