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Markus Krause

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Saurus3 public beta
« on: August 24, 2021, 10:14:31 AM »
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The update to v3.0 is a major update, that is available for free for all Saurus users. It includes a big GUI, a massive number of new sounds, new features, higher sound-quality, better performance and many enhancements.
Saurus3 is downward-compatible with all previous versions. All existing song-projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary.

New features:

- A big interface is available beside of the normal scale now.
- Added 192 new sounds from a professional designer. The total number of included sounds has increased to 1022.
- It is possible to select from 4 GUI sizes in 'Config'.
- The synth can create an unlimited number of new sounds with FILE->'Create random patch'.
- 'Soft clip' is available in the 'Config' section.
- A scrollbar is visible in the patch-browser if many soundsets are installed.
- Added detailed tooltips that are shown when the mouse if hovered over a button or list-selector.
- The texts shown in the patch-browser on Mac support hi-dpi drawing.
- The plugin detects the best GUI-size automatically.
- Patch-selector shows a checkmark for the current patch and category.
- Added Digital-Signatures for the installers on PC.
- Added Notarisation for the installers on Mac.
- The texts shown in the patch-browser on Mac support hi-dpi drawing.
- A double-klick on a knob resets it to the default-value.
- New microtuning algorithm that is more subtle and can enhance also complex chords.


- The synth has more 'bottom' and sounds warmer.
- Enhanced sound of Reverb.
- Replaced Chorus with a better one.
- Reworked all factory patches.
- More precise timing.
- More smooth sound of noise.
- Higher sound-quality in 44 khz, 48 khz and 88 khz sample-rate.
- Reworked many graphics.
- Many small enhancements.
- Fonts are easier to read.
- Fine-tuned GUI layout.
- Enhanced mouse-focus and mouse-wheel support on PC.
- OSCs in free-mode have a more punchy sound.
- Midi-learn syncs better when multiple instances are used.
- A warning is shown when Midi-configuration can't be stored because of write-protected files.
- More accurate modeling of the tuning in mono-modes.


- Updated some links.
- 32-bit on PC is not longer supported. If you still use a 32-bit host, install Saurus 2.6 instead.
- 'Gate' has been rename to 'Step'.
- Renamed 'Tutorial' patch-category to 'Templates'.
- Demo-version contains now all sounds.


- Workaround for the badly designed architecture of FL Studio. It is not longer necessary to enable 'Use fixed size buffers' to avoid crackles.
- Workaround for a bug in Apple's AU-validation in Big Sur and Catalina. It is not longer necessary to reboot the Mac to detect the AudioUnit.
- Workaround for a bug in Apple's 'Dark Mode' in Big Sur. It displayed unreadable tooltips with white text on yellow background.
- Fixed a crash that could happen if filter-type is automated.

Installation note on the Mac if you upgrade from a previous version:

The directory of some patches has changed since they have been re-categorized and enhanced. To avoid duplicates it is recommended delete 'Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Saurus_sounds' before you install Saurus3.


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Re: Saurus3 public beta
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2021, 03:37:02 PM »
hi markus,

when will saurus3 be available for download?

Markus Krause

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Re: Saurus3 public beta
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2021, 12:12:05 PM »
Saurus3 is already available for download here (except PC full. This one will be tomorrow):

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