Available soon: Tone2 Saurus3

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KVRian
953 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:43 am

Saurus3 is an authentic emulation of analog synthesizers. It covers all important aspects of the most famous and expensive synths, but without disadvantages.
  • Can replace a large number of very expensive analog synthesizers
  • Low CPU & high-end sound quality
  • Great value for money
  • Free personal support and updates
  • Comfortable and easy-to-use interface
  • Larger sonic range than competing analog emulations
  • Flexibility, expandability
  • Ships with 900 presets from top sound designers
  • Analog filter with self-oscillation, FM and feedback
  • Powerful arpeggiator
  • Many different play modes: Mono, legato, glide, poly, stack, auto-chord
  • 4x stereo unison
Price: €59 / $69
Website: https://www.tone2.com

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True analog sound with state-of-the-art features!

Saurus3 can do an authentic emulation of analog synthesizers. It covers all important aspects of the most famous and expensive analog synths, but without their disadvantages.
Saurus comes with a clear, easy to use interface. It offers a larger sonic range and a more flexible synthesis engine than conventional substractive synths. Saurus offers highest sound quality, but without placing heavy demands on your CPU or budget. At the heart of Saurus are it's top-notch oscillators, which produce a warm characteristic sound of the hardware units from the past. With PWM, Sync, AM & FM an extremely broad range of sounds can be dialed-in. Saurus offers a selection of both standard and exotic oscillator types from hard-to-get analog synths. Finally, true analog sound no longer requires any compromises!

Arpeggiator & Step-Sequencer

We created an arpeggiator that doesn't just offer the basic note step functionality. It takes the concept further by adding features such as custom patterns, chords, swing and per step velocity. Your arpeggio sequence can be as simple or complicated as you wish.

Filters

True analog sound requires an excellent filter that's capable of sounding both lush or screaming when overdriven. However, analog filters are far from perfect. They suffer from distortion, noise, phase shift and self-oscillation. Exactly these imperfections add this magic character, which is missing in digital filters. That's why Saurus comes with a filter section which models the most famous analog filters. With precisely modeled non-linearity and self-oscillation they sound and behave exactly like the analog circuits. To top it all off the filter section also includes FM, feedback and an analog-modeled distortion for that little extra grit.

Modulation & Effects

By using drag & drop or the matrix, Saurus allows you to connect dozens of modulation sources to sound parameters. Modulate almost any parameter up into the audio-rate speed. We've also included midi-learn, so assigning CC's is as simple as a right-click.
To compliment its sound, Saurus features various classic effects such as 4x unison, chorus, delay, reverb and tube amp. All effects offer the highest quality possible.


System requirements

PC: Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10 / Vista (32 bit or 64 bit)
PC formats: 32-bit VSTi, 64-bit VSTi, standalone
Mac: MacOS 10.7 or higher / MacOS 11; Intel CPU or Apple M1
Mac formats: 32-bit VSTi, 64-bit VSTi, 32-bit Audio Unit (AU), 64-bit Audio Unit (AU)

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What's new in Saurus3?

The update to v3.0 is a major update, that is available for free for all Saurus users. It includes a big GUI, new features, higher sound-quality, additional patches, better performance and many enhancements.
Saurus3 is downward-compatible with all previous versions.

New features:
  • A big interface is available beside of the normal scale now.
  • It is possible to select from 4 GUI sizes in 'Config'.
  • The synth can create an unlimited number of new sounds with FILE->'Create random patch'.
  • 'Soft clip' is available in the 'Config' section.
  • A scrollbar is visible in the patch-browser if many soundsets are installed.
  • The texts shown in the patch-browser on Mac support hi-dpi drawing.
  • The plugin detects the best GUI-size automatically.
  • Patch-selector shows a checkmark for the current patch and category.
  • Added Digital-Signatures for the installers on PC.
  • Added Notarisation for the installers on Mac.
  • The texts shown in the patch-browser on Mac support hi-dpi drawing.
  • A double-klick on a knob resets it to the default-value.
  • Many new sounds
Enhancements:
  • The synth has more 'bottom' and sounds warmer.
  • Enhanced sound of Reverb.
  • Replaced Chorus with a better one.
  • More smooth sound of noise.
  • Higher sound-quality in 44 khz, 48 khz and 88 khz sample-rate.
  • Reworked many graphics.
  • Many small enhancements.
  • Fonts are more easy to read.
  • Fine-tuned GUI layout.
  • Enhanced mouse-focus and mouse-wheel support on PC.
  • OSCs in free-mode have a more punchy sound.
Changes:
  • Updated some links.
  • 32-bit on PC is not longer supported. If you still use a 32-bit host, install Saurus 2.6 instead.
Fixes:
  • Workaround for the badly designed architecture of FL Studio. It is not longer necessary to enable 'Use fixed size buffers' to avoid crackles.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen if filter-type is automated.
Tone2 Audiosoftware https://www.tone2.com

KVRAF
5799 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:25 am

Congrats Markus! I always liked Saurus so for me this is great news. :)

Is that price correct though? Right now on the site it is $119 but here you mentioned it is $69.

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KVRian

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953 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:40 am

The website still has not been updated.
The price will be lowered to €59 / $69.
The upgrade to Saurus3 will be free for all Saurus users.
Tone2 Audiosoftware https://www.tone2.com

KVRist
124 posts since 4 Jun, 2017

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:13 am

Good work, Markus!

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KVRAF
2567 posts since 22 Aug, 2012

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:01 am

Nice :tu: Look forward to update.

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KVRAF
2740 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:39 am

Awesome news , can't wait :)
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KVRAF
7661 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:42 am

Markus Krause wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:40 am
The price will be lowered to €59 / $69.
Very nice.

Slightly OT, but If you lower the upgrade price to Icarus 2 (its still €59 for V1 to V2) I am sure a few of us V1 users will jump over...
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KVRAF
2121 posts since 3 Dec, 2006

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:00 pm

Thank you Markus!

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KVRAF
3235 posts since 22 Aug, 2019

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:36 pm

Ingo will be happy :)

Since the Memorymoog is in the news these days, it might be make sense to enable selecting several osc waveforms simultaneously, 2 or 3 would do. You already got the LED's there. (I never liked those buttons for cycling thru options. The GUI would be cleaner without them, one could simply click the LED's on/off directly.)

There is also a white skin, right?

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KVRer
22 posts since 21 Jul, 2021 from Here.

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:46 pm

A free upgrade is always welcome. :tu:

KVRAF
5799 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:11 pm

e-crooner wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:36 pm
Since the Memorymoog is in the news these days, it might be make sense to enable selecting several osc waveforms simultaneously, 2 or 3 would do. You already got the LED's there. (I never liked those buttons for cycling thru options. The GUI would be cleaner without them, one could simply click the LED's on/off directly.)

There is also a white skin, right?
It would be cool to be able to combine waveforms, but one nice feature with Saurus is the PW control will morph the osc waveforms to other types.

I think the white skin was with the Arp soundset, but I'm not sure if it is included with it anymore.

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KVRAF
2939 posts since 29 May, 2009 from New Zealand

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:02 pm

It's such an underrated beast. Good stuff :)
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GRRRRRRR!
11898 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:49 pm

Markus Krause wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:40 am
The website still has not been updated.
The price will be lowered to €59 / $69.
Is that going to be permanent or is it a limited time offer? I've never noticed this synth before but it looks like it could be really good for what we do.
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KVRist
484 posts since 4 Feb, 2021

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:27 pm

I own it and think it is underestimated already. Was really impressed with its analog tone, and that is something because I do not really fancy their other synths. None are for me but this one. Look forward to hear the improvements.
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KVRist
312 posts since 1 Dec, 2013 from UK

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:56 pm

I can only see saurus 2.6 on their website... am i missing someting...

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