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Markus Krause

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Coming soon: Saurus 2
« on: March 17, 2015, 12:50:42 PM »
...will be released within the next months. All customers, who purchased Saurus1 between February 2015 and the release of Saurus2, will be able to upgrade to Saurus2 for free. The upgrade to Saurus2 will be optional for all Saurus1 customers. Saurus2 will be 100% downward compatible. You will be able to load all your old songs, projects and sounds.



Saurus 2 - what will be new? (this listing still might change):

Summary:

- Enhanced sound quality because the synthesis engine has been completely reworked
- Over 260 (=827-563) additional patches
- Completely reworked all existing factory sounds
- Added a comfortable patch browser
- Much more detailed emulation of the 'analog' sound. The degree of analog behavior is now selectable.
- Redesigned graphics
- More comfortable user interface
- A huge number of further new features and enhancements
- Saurus2 is 100% downward compatible with all previous versions


New features:

- Added a comfortable patch browser with a keyboard which can be opened by clicking 'BROWSE'
- Added a 'Config' menu which allows to set the degree of analog behavior
- Additional LowCut equalizer
- Additional HighCut equalizer
- Added a new play mode 'Stack' which plays the autochord defined in 'Arp Key Mode'
- 14 additional 'Sine' LFOs as matrix source
- 4 additional chord modes which play thirds for the arpeggiator
- The patches can be ranked by clicking on the stars in the patch browser
- Keyboard can be hidden with 'Config->hide keyboard'
- The degree of analog noise modeling can be selected between 'none' and 'extreme'
- The degree of analog drift can be selected between 'light' and 'extreme'
- Added a smart microtuning algorithm. 'Fat tune' delivers more harmonic and transparent chords.
- The degree of analog saturation can be selected between 'linear' and 'extreme'
- The degree of analog OSCs damping can be selected between 'light damp' and 'heavy'
- An analog sounding default patch can be initialized with 'File->Init analog patch'
- A digital sounding default patch can be initialized with 'File->Init digital patch'
- Modwheel and pitchwheel are auto-assigned on patch initialisation


Enhanced sound:

- The OSCs and filters can emulate the noise created by analog circuits
- The OSCs can emulate the saturation of analog amplifiers
- The voices and filters can emulate drift and voice detuning
- Replaced oscillators with more 'analog' sounding ones
- Boost mode sounds more 'analog' and smooth
- Replaced Reverb with a better sounding algorithm
- More accurate high frequencies of 'Delay' and 'PingPong' effect
- More 'analog' behavior of 'drift'


Enhanced GUI & interface:

- Information about the current patch is shown in 'info' tab of the patch browser
- Rendering with ambient occlusion for a more realistic look
- More comfortable saving of patches on PC
- LCD displays have more contrast and are more easy to read
- Keyboard is now animated
- Added mouseover support: Parameter values are displayed when mouse is hovered over them
- Mousewheel support (if host supports it)
- Mac version now also supports waveform selection by clicking on diodes


Further enhancements:

- Better host compatibility
- More robustness
- More comfortable installer
- Less demo restrictions
- Patches can be initialized in demo version
- Extended demo timeout
« Last Edit: May 01, 2015, 02:54:56 PM by Markus Krause »

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Re: Saurus 2
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 02:31:10 PM »


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Re: Saurus 2
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 02:31:24 PM »