Audeon has released the first Mac OS X public beta version (v0.9) of UFO (Unique Filters and Oscillators), available in VST format.
UFO is a software synthesizer built upon Audeon's proprietary TransModal Synthesis technology. Its oscillator model is controlled by perceptual attributes such as Periodicity, Brightness, Noisiness or Chaos, etc., lying on 2D controllers. Programming a sound simply consists of balancing these attributes by placing dots on the controllers, and modulating them graphically by drawing arrows.
NOTE: Several GUI issues remain in this first Mac OS X beta version; please read the "readme" file when installing the software.
Also, the Preset Contest, originally scheduled to end on June 12th, has been extended until June 30th so that Mac users get a chance to participate. The best preset author will be awarded a free UFO license.