Tone2 Audiosoftware

Tone2 Audio has updated their analog-modeling synthesizer Saurus to v2.6, a free update for all Saurus users.

Saurus 2.6 is downward-compatible with all previous versions. All existing song-projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound-quality.

New features:

  • Tooltips and Drag&Drop info can be hidden in the config section.
  • Added Digital Signatures for the installers on PC.
  • Added Notarisation for the installers on Mac.
  • Support for Code-Signing on the Mac, since newer hosts may require it to be able to run plugins.
  • Compatibility with MacOS Catalina.
  • Completely new AudioUnit interface.
  • A double-click on a knob resets in to the default value (Mac).

Enhancements:

  • PC and Mac version are loading faster.
  • Chorus sounds smoother.
  • Delay and PingPong sound more harmonic.
  • Tube-distortion is more clear and supports oversampling.
  • Menus are bigger.
  • Check-marks in the list-selectors show the currently selected item.
  • Workaround for a well-known bug in Apple's AU-manager: It is not longer necessary to reboot the Mac to detect the plugin.
  • Better compatibility with Windows 10.
  • Several small enhancements in the GUI.
  • Slightly warmer sound.
  • Saurus.pdf and .cfg files are not longer stored in plugin-directory.
  • SaurusLog.txt is not longer created (Mac).

New features and enhancements (standalone-version for PC):

  • Added a recorder that can export your jam-session to a wav-file.
  • The BPM-rate can be changed.
  • Added a soft-clipping-algorithm with low harmonic distortion.
  • The current patch can be saved on exit and is reloaded automatically on start.
  • MME-driver support.
  • Midi-through support with output-routing.
  • Added MIDI-velocity-curves with multipoint-splines.
  • Optional MIDI-transposition with up to +-48 semitones.
  • Optional MIDI-channel-filtering.
  • The current BPM-rate, CPU-load and volume is shown on the top-panel.
  • Tooltips are shown on the top-panel.
  • Lower latency for the sound-card drivers.
  • More responsive GUI with 120 Hz refresh-rate for smooth knob movements.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a compatibility problem with some hosts where automation was not recorded correctly.
  • Fixed a possible crash on loading the GUI.
  • Cubase did display an incorrect plugin-version.
  • Fixed two rarely appearing crashes on FL Studio Mac.
  • Fixed a rarely appearing problem when envelope-parameters were not updated correctly.
  • Fixed a rarely appearing crash in Reaper when ESC was pressed while a tooltip was shown.
  • Fixed a problem where the demo could output garbage after the time has been running out.
  • Fixed a bug where low frequencies were missing in the left channel.

Changes:

  • 32-bit on Mac is not longer supported. If you still use it, install Saurus 2.5 instead.
  • MacOS 10.7 is the minimum requirement now. If you use 10.6 or 10.5, install Saurus 2.5 instead.
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