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DUNE 3 is a powerful polyphonic synthesizer that combines VA/subtractive, Wavetable and FM synthesis with an extensive modulation system, named the Differential Unison Engine (DUNE).
A unique feature of DUNE 3 is the ability to synthesize a very high number of oscillator voices, regardless of the synthesis model in use. At full polyphony, up to 8320 oscillators can be active simultaneously.
The synthesizer output passes through two high-quality FX chains, containing EQ, Delay, Reverb, Distortion, Phaser, Chorus and Compression, in order to polish the sound yet further.
- Two oscillator stacks with up to 32 oscillators each.
- Third oscillator and pink/white noise generator.
- 8x Unison, resulting in up to 520 oscillators per note.
- Polyphony up to 16 voices.
- Zero-Delay feedback filters.
- All-stereo signal path.
- Powerful Wavetable Editor.
- Four graphical envelopes (MSEG).
- Two master FX busses containing 9 effects each.
- Modulation up to audio-rate.
- Multi-threaded processing.
- Nice, clean HD interface with several sizes to choose from.
DUNE 2 and DUNE 3 are not compatible with DUNE 1. All versions of DUNE run just fine in parallel, however.
Reviewed By DavidCarlyon
January 21, 2019
I have falcon, Avenger, Synthmaster, Serum, Ana2, Arturia V Collection 6 (on and on and on) Point is, i love all those synths a lot. But after trying Dune 3 things have changed a bit. This is simply the best sounding synth there is. The oscillators, filters and effects are best in class.
Then you have the immense layering possibilities, modulations, MSEGs etc. So not only does it sound incredible, but it is a sound design powerhouse.
The you have the different unison modes. this has the nicest range of oscillator stacking styles of any synth i have, they also just sound incredible.
New in v3 is wavetable synthesis. Its a simple implementation, with no warping algorithms. But the sound is fantastic. You also have a fully fledged wavetable designer/editor (nicest to use).
This really is most likely the best all rounder out there right now. Love it.Read more
Reviewed By kenshini
December 13, 2018
Amazing synth, the new filters are so warm and analog brings more punch to the sounds, effects are top quality. Best all around synth today.Read more
Reviewed By ubailey
December 11, 2018
Downloaded the demo yesterday. I went through the presets and they were all pretty impressive. the design looks real good. this is a kick ass vst. The sounds are off the chain. 5*.Read more
Reviewed By Clifton
November 3, 2018
I have to admit that this is one of the best software synth in it's class and can be very addictive. I come to realize that the possibilities are endless that I'm just now scratching the surface of how easy it is to program. The most thing I really like about it is it's programming potentials and another best feature is the arpeggiator mode. You can even record and export your own MIDI files and then later import your MIDI files you've already recorded and play them as an arranging instrument. (Hey not bad). Not too many software synths has that kind of feature as what Dune 2 has and what its capable of doing. Dune 2 is such a great software synth as it is as with Halion 6 and Serum. Icarus on the other hand has great sounding potential but programming Icarus is very limited. With that being said when programming Dune 2 you are creating your own patches from scratch and importing your own custom wave tables and at least you have something to work with in a better feel and nothing else is missing. This is just one of many software synths I'm comparing with Dune 2. All I can say so far that this is an outstanding software synth and I went nuts over it. You guys keep up the good work there since I'm looking forward for dune 3 later in the future.
Pros. Great innovative software synth with just enough everything you need for your work flow.
Cons. May not replace your hardware synths like the maybe yamaha DX7 or the casio vz-1 etc.
Overall. Great instrument to have along with with your other digital instruments you may have since the sky is the limit.Read more
Reviewed By Saukar30
April 19, 2018
I've had Dune 2 since it was released. I always have had a soft spot for Synapse products because Orion was the 1st DAW that I actually liked and started working with immediately about 18 years ago.
Dune 2 is my #1 synth.
Is this the most punchiest sounding synth? No.
Is this the most feature ridden synth? No.
Is this the synth with the best fx or filters? No.
Is this the best wavetable synth? No.
What Dune 2 is though is versatile. Dune2's sound fits a nice modern space due to he power of it's oscillators and how they can function. From the amount of voices, to the tuning, to the layers, to the different synthesis types... you have the potential for a really rich deep smooth sound that can work in all genres. Notice I said SMOOTH. Dune2 isn't something you grab for edginess, and it wasn't really designed to be. It was designed for you to add on sound sources & keep some flexibility in 1 synth.
What throws most people off about Dune 2 is they expect Massive or Sylenth fatness, or Serum or Spire power. Dune 2 is its own field. Dune 2 can do these type of sounds with some love from you programming them, but it's focus is rich & smooth. Dune 2's focus is not the leading man/woman of your sound stage... it's for everything else.
I use Dune 2 a lot for drums. Most ppl dont consider this a very percussive synth, but again, you can layer with this thing and make any kind of percussion you want. I also use it for basses, pads (of course), & atmospheres. It is super light on the CPU considering how many oscillators you can use, so using multiple instances isn't an issue in a modern computer. The reverb is so lush.. though sometimes maybe too lush LOL. The envelopes aren't the snappiest, but you can also use the MSEGS for that if you choose.
Which brings me to the problem. Dune 2 is one of those synths that fits its certain space SO well, that you which it could do more. A deeper modulation matrix. More flexibility to the arp, More envelopes, more LFOS. Better implementation of the wavetables with a wavetable editor. Multitimbrality & Multiple Outputs for the unison voices. Etc, etc. Currently Synapse is working on a version 3, and I cant wait to see what they have in store. Usually, from my experience of using their products & hearing requests, its something between what people want & what people aren't thinking of.
Even in its current state, it is one of the most top notch synths. If you are looking for a synth that may not focus on modern edginess or classic flavor, this is the synth to get. Put Dune 2 in your arsenal. You won't regret it.
(NO I wasn't paid for this LOL)Read more