Synapse Audio Dune 3

Virtual synthesizer (download)

  • Flexible synthesizer with virtual-analog oscillators, wavetable and FM synthesis
  • 2 Parallel tone generators with 32 oscillators each, 8-fold Unison
  • Extensive wavetable editor
  • 16-Voice polyphony - up to 520 total oscillators
  • Dual filter with balance and serial or parallel routing
  • Playable zero-delay feedback filter
  • 4 Graphic envelopes (MSEG)
  • 3 LFOs
  • Versatile 32-fold modulation matrix
  • 2 Master effects buses with 9 effects each
  • Innovative arpeggiator with MIDI import
  • Over 1000 presets

Specifications:

  • Supported formats: VST2 / AU / AAXnative / NKS
  • System requirements: From WinXP min., Mac OSX 10.6 min., 3 GHz Quad Core CPU, 8 GB RAM, Internet connection

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Akustik Keys/Pianos No
Beat production / Drum machines No
Wind Instruments No
Cinematic / Effects No
Chorus / Vocals No
Drums / Percussion No
E-Pianos No
Ethno / Folk No
Guitars/plucked instruments No
Loops/Construction-Kits No
Orchestra Instruments No
Organs No
String Bass No
Sampler No
String Instruments No
Synthesizer Yes
Vintage Instrument No
Hardware Controller No

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My favorite Synthesizer as of November 29th, 2020
quakemazer, 30.11.2020
This is absolutely the best sounding vst synth I've ever owned.

I own Komplete 12 (Reaktor, Massive and X, Absynth 5, Form, etc...), Synthmaster 2.9 and One, Vital, Thorn, Diva, and less popular synth vstis.

I reach for Dune 3 first because to my ear, the results are just incredibly inspiring. Watch a few youtube videos by Kevin Schroeder to get an idea of this beast.

Read the manual and check out Venus Theory's Dune 3 videos and you'll be designing gorgeous pads and leads in no time.

The onboard FX are premium, better than many specialized vst FX plugins. There are 1000 presets and they're fantastic.

The filters are widely regarded as the best available and sound amazing to me.

The only drawbacks are:
1. The preset browsing is outdated. I just save a copy of my favorites presets in my own folder.
2. Can be heavy on CPU with extremely complex patches. Worth it!

If I could only own one synth it would be Dune 3 because it sounds beautiful with very little effort, and can be made to sound otherworldly once you start to understand how to design sounds with it.
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Best buy of the year
Rafaaaaa, 09.12.2020
The sound quality of this synth brutal, many times compared to hardware. I agree with those who do. It is definitely a workhorse.

The FX section is very good to. I'd wish it had a FX version, as all FX are automatable and can be modulated from the matrix.

The only "if" is that it has too much happening on the LCD section, but it's nothing that makes the synth cumbersome to program, as you can use the right mouse button menu to add modulation sources, it saves some clicking, as it adds both modulation sides and opens the modulation matrix in one go.
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Nicht ganz so geheimer Geheimtipp!
jtho, 01.05.2020
Ich wurde auf Dune 3 neugierig, nachdem ich eine Track Deconstruction von Mark Reeve's "Far Away" (Drumcode) sah, wo der Synth teilweise ohne viel Zutun die Main Parts übernommen hat und dabei sehr durchsetzungsfähig und präsent im Mix klang.

Selbst ausprobiert, Volltreffer!
Wenig bis kein Processing benötigt, der Synth klingt einfach!
Die Presets sind zwar zu großen Teilen in der Kategorie "Cheesy EDM-Sounds der 2010er-Jahre" verortet, darunter verbergen sich aber hier und da Perlen, bei denen man einiges über die Klanggestalterischen Möglichkeiten abschauen kann. Und da bietet die Differential Unison Engine sehr viele Möglichkeiten - vielschichtige Sounds sind im Mausumdrehen erstellt!

Die Bedienoberfläche ist übersichtlich gestaltet und steht dem Sounddesign nicht im Weg. Ein wenig Menu-diving ist zwar manchmal gefragt, aber wenn man schon etwas mit VST-Synths zu tun hatte findet man sich doch schnell zurecht.

Ein weiterer Pluspunkt ist außerdem die NKS-Kompatibilität, dank der man den Synth auch innerhalb von NI's Komplete Kontrol öffnen, spielen und nach Presets durchstöbern kann.

Fazit insgesamt: klingt gut, kann "anders" und besonders klingen, macht Spaß!

Wer günstigere Alternativen in der Kategorie "digital, durchsetzungsfähig, VST" sucht, sollte sich auf jeden Fall auch "ANA 2" und "Thorn" anschauen.

Für die Pfennigfuchser: immer ein Auge offen halten, wenn DUNE gerade im Sale ist, dann ist er auch hier bei Thomann günstiger zu haben ;-)
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Super synthé virtuel
DJ Ridou, 01.03.2021
Utilisé en VST sous cubase 10,5 / win 10, l'installation est un jeu d'enfant, la licence s'enregistre en quelques clicks.
Ce synthé est énorme et sonne énorme, les possibilités sont immenses, il surclasse sans problème nos bons vieux synthés VA hardware, mais je dois avouer que je ne le comprends pas encore entièrement. La construction de certains sons reste encore nébuleuse parfois, il faut un peu de temps pour le maitriser vraiment et faire le tour de ses possibilités tant il est riche de ce côté là. Les sonorités couvrent tous les territoires sonores avec une prédilection pour les sons trance/EDM/ techno, mais on peut tout faire avec.
Piloté gràce à une interface midi externe type bcr2000, le "midi learn" est un régal et l'affectation des commandes physiques au paramètres du synthé se fait quasiment instantanément.
Super synthé donc à gros potentiel, il sonne gros et fort, les possibilités de synthèses semblent infinies !
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