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by osiris [Show all by] on 23 August 2023
Downloaded: 74 times
Some varied presets 31 in all.
Dune 3 Orange Skin (Large)
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by e-musician [Show all by] on 26 September 2022
Downloaded: 217 times
Teksonik's Orange Edit for DUNE 3.5
Demo version contains only a few patches/presets.
The full version (see below) contains 350 presets and required wavetables.

Soundbank demo available on YouTube

Additional Information

- Each preset is individually designed from scratch
- All presets make extensive use of the modulation matrix
- All presets have modulation wheel assignments for expressive results
- 350 presets included (new wavetables also included [not in the demo version])
True Trance Sounds Vol.8 for Dune 3
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by NatLife [Show all by] on 21 January 2020
Downloaded: 1240 timesDUNE 2 DUNE 3
full bank: https://www.natlifesounds.com/product/true-trance-sounds-vol-8-for-dune3/
The Sola Soundbank v1.2 for DUNE 3 contains 128 free presets and is well suited for Electro, Techno, Breaks and Drum and Bass. Sascha Meola aka Sola is a producer from Koblenz and member of Giana-Brotherz and Diskotetris.
Download the full at https://newloops.com/products/universal-dune-3-presets
CB Hot patches (updated)
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by Clifton [Show all by] on 28 October 2018
Downloaded: 971 times
This is now updated to 7 patches total. You should find these patches very useful especially for films, fusion, techno music etc. This is more improved over the other. Enjoy.
Focus is mainly on pads, but there are several bass, leads, and FX as well.

55 Patches Total

Patches: 3 Atmospheres (AT), 10 Bass (BA), 2 FX (FX), 11 Lead (LD), 25 Pads (PD), 4 Sequences/Arpeggios (SQ)

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7/6/18 - Re-uploaded as patch 32 wouldn't load due to a custom wavetable. Working ok now, if there are any issues please let me know.
for DUNE 3 [Show all for]
by bartasas [Show all by] on 26 June 2017
Downloaded: 3025 times
64 atmospheric synth sounds made by me from init patch (pad, pluck, key, bass, flute) in one folder (please copy it to the dune2 sound folder e.G C:\Users\...\Documents\Synapse Audio\DUNE 2\Soundbanks))
Have fun!
Starmap Vol. 2 demo
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by Ridan [Show all by] on 20 February 2017
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Would like to share with you a demo version of Starmap Vol. 2. While the main focus of the sound bank revolves around Ambient keys it does also contain atmopsheres, guitars, pads, and more.
Link to the full version - https://gum.co/jpIrO
Spice Vol.1 free presets
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by Aiynzahev [Show all by] on 1 March 2016
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This is a collection of 7 sounds from my Spice soundbank for Dune 2.5. Just a handful, but good quality. Hopefully you'll agree!
WIP Bank by Ghost Dog
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by Ghost Dog [Show all by] on 3 June 2015
Downloaded: 3823 times
Some vintage style patches (or rather, inspired by vintage synths).

Mostly still WIP.
Weirding Waves
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by brainpacemaker [Show all by] on 29 January 2015
Downloaded: 3813 times
Dune 2 Soundbank consisting of 114 hand crafted patches :-)
Need some Fat & Cutting Sounds right from the latest and upcomming Cuebrick productions? Then Check this out - It´s free ;-) Demo Track here: https://soundcloud.com/cuebrick/dune-2-cuebrick-soundset/s-gbMTa

Comments & Discussion for Synapse Audio DUNE 3

Discussion: Active
6 May 2014 at 11:08am

Synapse Audio you did a killer job on Dune 2. Sound, Look and Function are superb and I would love to get the full version.

12 May 2014 at 8:12pm

I am really impressed with DUNE2. The direct unison voice editing is huge improvement now allowing to take advantage of the unison engine fully.

14 May 2014 at 9:07pm

I cannot express how much love I got for this amazing synth.

23 May 2014 at 6:02am


For me it's not just an version 2. It's a whole new synth, and a good one.

14 July 2014 at 11:42pm

Agreed! DUNE II is now in my top 3 favorite VST synths list along with Blue II and Sylenth1. It has also fixed some serious limitations with DUNE and made the whole interface much better. It's really easy to use, it sounds GREAT (think hardware), and the patch save/load system is freaking genius! Each patch is it's own file, and the VST automatically numbers them when loading from a folder, so theoretically a single patch folder can contain up to 999 sounds. Even if it's limited to only 128, that's still simple to expand by creating another folder and starting to drop sounds into it. This also makes backing up patches very easy. Highly recommend this one!!.

28 July 2014 at 10:01pm

Great job but Image-Line's Synths are much better than this. I think the only advantage of Dune 2 is its Arpeggiator supporting Chords via MIDI import. I have used lots of synths till now but the capability of micro tuning provided by Image-Line's Sytrus and Harmor synths and also their fast loading is fascinating that I have not seen in other synths like Dune 2. The other facility of Dune 2 is its supporting of 8 parallel channel of oscillators that is included in LuSH-101 too. After all I prefer Sytrus and Harmer. They are my goddesses.

8 August 2014 at 8:00am

I bought Dune2 yesterday and I gotta say it sounds absolutely fantastic! Very versatile synth and the internal effects (especially the reverb!) sounds awesome.

27 August 2014 at 5:49pm

Dune 1 I tested and tested again over the years but didn't like it. Dune 2 I'm only testing since one week and still love it.

- great user interface
- great synthese features
- great effects
- great MSEG envelopes
- great OSCs
- better sound quality
- better filter quality.

OK, the LFOs and the standard envelopes could react a little bit finer and noble and the stepsequencer could have 64 or better 128 steps and the option to save own presets, too (!) ... but this are only little wishes, this synth still is wonderful.

Thank you, great work.

17 November 2014 at 11:43am

I agree with all the positive reviews. I've tried many synths all those years. the biggest problem for me is that all those synths are all boring to use. Imagine if you have an acoustic piano, which has only one sound - the piano sound, but you can play it all day without boredom. Any synth I've tried always has hundred sounds, but almost none of them has the power that could make me play whole night. So what really happens is that I would spend few hours just browsing presets, every preset for few seconds. Dune 2 did something really different, the presets are amazing. Not all of them is my kind of sound, but still there are many of them have the power that could make me play for at least one hour before I got bored. It is definitely something different. The soft synths are no compare to acoustic instruments so far, no matter how many companies already have been trying for all those years. But Dune 2 is very close to be one. That is something really incredible.

DJ Warmonger
DJ Warmonger
6 December 2014 at 11:41am

Next time someone asks me "how to make it sound big", I will answer Dune 2. Sick unison for dummies, just out of the box. Also, it has great syntheis possibilities despite simplicity. I think I'll cut my wishlist just to fit Dune in.

14 January 2015 at 8:07pm

Would love to see visual representations of oscillator, ADSR and LFO's etc but sounds great.

aaron aardvark
aaron aardvark
13 June 2015 at 4:12am

I was able to put Ghost Dog and Cubrick Soundset soundbanks into Dune 2 folders. Wasn't able to figure out the other two. Haven't tried them yet, but thank you for the patches, I'll try them in the near future.

23 December 2015 at 5:56pm

Amazing new analog envelopes and filters in version 2.5.

11 January 2016 at 5:22pm

one of the best VST synths on the market PERIOD.

12 January 2016 at 3:11pm

I had saved up the $169.00 but found out there is 20% VAT to add on top bringing this to $200 mark.

12 January 2016 at 11:58pm

Hi SunlightSpirit, .

the VAT is now inclusive regardless of location, we changed our pricing model recently. So you should see exactly $169 when adding DUNE 2 to the shopping cart.

Best Regards, .

Richard / Synapse Audio.

3 February 2016 at 3:07pm

I love the new Dune 2.5 Kevin Schroeder and Cuebrick presets.

I use them in everything.

Any more planned soon?

8 February 2016 at 7:39pm

impressed with DUNE2, really looking forward to buy the Cuebrick preset.

8 February 2016 at 8:24pm

Cuebrick presets are free.

The recent Dune upgrade is brilliant for presets.

like bags of Kevin Schroder presets, and a couple of hundred Ambients by someone I don't know.

The only shame is that the MIDI files in Dune presets can't be exported as midi. But that's a very minor thing. Dune just keeps getting better.

22 March 2016 at 2:00pm

Good sounding synth, but the interface is terrible. How anyone can like this interface...

Still it's worthy for good sound.

17 May 2016 at 3:08pm

Can't really imagine what's exactly terrible about it. Everything is clear, no clutter, tweakable colors, very fluent envelope editing — I just love it.

5 September 2016 at 1:13am

I for one cant stand multipage synths. i like dune 1 cause you can have most things in one single screen.

I just wished 1.4 had al the filters from dune 2. those sk filters are sweet.

5 September 2016 at 6:52am

Yeah it's nice if everything can be fit on one screen. But Dune 2 has many more parameters than Dune 1. Synths of this complexity are always multi-page, there is simply no other way. In Dune 2 all the key areas like the Oscs, Filter, Mixer, ADSR etc are always visible though, so the need to switch pages is greatly reduced.


8 September 2016 at 3:53pm

I realize dune 2 is more complex than dune 1.

So... its alright i guess, .

Have you thought of maybe adding the extra filters to dune 1 for an upgrade price? Id buy it.

xtreme sounds
xtreme sounds
12 September 2016 at 11:03pm

Dune 2 is due for an upgrade IMO. It sounds good though.

14 March 2018 at 12:29am

First comment of 2018.

5 November 2018 at 8:54pm

I think Dune2 has changed my whole life around and I'm going nuts over this amazing synth. What make it better if you have a wave editor you can copy wave forms from any old hardware synths into dune2. Look what you'll be having? Truly amazing.

12 December 2018 at 5:39am

The copy protection that's mentioned here says "serial" but that's very misleading. Typically when this is mentioned it means it's strictly simple serial via offline registration. Dune 3 is unlike version 2, and requires either online authorization with your serial, or offline challenge / response which is based on your specific system hardware configuration.

12 December 2018 at 8:45am

You're right. The page was from Dune 2, hence it inherited a lot of information from there.

It seems Ben has now updated the copy protection to "Online Activation" which is correct. It is a one-time authorization with a given serial. Note that after successful authorization, the plugin will never connect to the internet. Furthermore, Offline activation is available as well.

13 January 2019 at 2:59pm

Dune 3 is an amazingly power synth with a great sound! Very versatile and capable of a wide range of sounds. From cinematic pads, to hard dubstep basses, to trance arps, and loads more.

The Dune 3 sound bank by New Loops has a good audio demo and a free demo pack to download - https://newloops.com/products/universal-dune-3-presets

22 January 2019 at 1:36am

IMO Best VST at the moment with no compromiss! And possible best synth from VST & Hardware in same time. Still didnt heard even a better, clearer and warmer sound in Hard synths too.

14 January 2020 at 8:02pm

I agree its a fantastic lush sounding synth not great for everything like basses but fantastic for pads.


15 January 2020 at 6:59am

DUNE works great for basses, but it might not float everyone's boat...

You need tonal variation in a mix, so using different instruments and combining them will help to achieve this...

Arranging 101 :).

2 July 2020 at 8:23pm

I installed the demo. It acted like it installed the exe. But all I ended up with was the pdf manual.

2 July 2020 at 8:41pm

DUNE 3 is a plugin in VST/AU/AAX formats, you'll need a compatible DAW to use it.

27 July 2021 at 11:27am

Mon challenge:
Créer deux orgues à partir des samples de mon B3 et mon Vox continental (UK 60's) sur un synthé.
J'ai essayé pas mal de synthés et seul Dune3 me permet d'arriver à mon but grâce à ses 8 voix x 3 Oscillateurs.
Le résultat est fantastique.
Avec deux Msgs en dessinant deux sinusoides inversées j'obtient un vibrato digne des originaux.
Et enfin un Chorus me permettant de simuler facilement une Leslie.... (en AfterTouch)
Avec un oscillateur 3 en sampler, je simule sans problème la percussion.
Pour commander les 9 flutes + la percussion: 8 voix sur l'oscillateur 1, 1 Voix sur l'osciillateur 2, 1 voix sur l'oscillateur 3 en sampler pour simuler la percussion.
Chapeau bas à Synapse !
Je me suis concocté un B3 comme j'aime, pas mou du genou comme sur les B3 samplés.... Un régal !
Au chapitre des qualités:
• L'ergonomie, tout est clair.
• La documentation ou tout est bien expliqué.
• Pas de glisser déposé (je n'aime pas et je trouve cela superflu vu l'ergonomie de Dune 3)
• les 8 voies sur 3 Oscillateurs !
• Et le résultat sonore incroyable et tellement vivant.

Au chapitre des défauts:
• KTRK sur les filtres ne permettant pas de couper les aigues sur les notes du haut.
• Dans la fenêtre Oscillateur, Synthesis Type l'affichage de la Wavetable est faux quand on change de voix.
• Dans les presets MSGS les formes simples de bases: Sinus ... etc.

Au niveau des améliorations:
Quelque chose que l'on ne trouve sur aucun synthé et pourtant indispensable.
Pouvoir splitter le clavier, pour se faire un C0-C1 uniquement Basse.
En Mod Matrix:
- Source=Voix ON, Destination = Keyboard Note, AMT = Note Number
- Source=Voix OFF, Destination = Keyboard Note, AMT = Note Number.

Félicitations Richard, vous avez le meilleurs des synthés .... je rêve du même en Hardware.


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