Welcome to DUNE
A massively deep, versatile and high-quality instrument

DUNE is Synapse Audio's flagship VST/AU synthesizer developed for the needs of professional music producers.
DUNE is Synapse Audio's flagship VST/AU synthesizer developed for the needs of professional music producers.
New technology: Differential Unison Engine
Subtractive/VA, FM and Wavetable Synthesis
Deep Modulation Matrix for complex sounds
Unique, innovative Arpeggiator
32-bit and 64-bit, OS X and Windows
 
DUNE is Synapse Audio's flagship VST/AU synthesizer developed for the needs of professional music producers.

Multiple-Award winning synthesizer

Dune has been reviewed by many online and print magazines, and is widely recognized for its excellent sound and quality.


Dune is easy to use, despite its complexity

Unison Engine

The structure of DUNE

Simplicity & Depth

Conceptually, DUNE is a virtual-analog type of synthesizer. Hence, it will be familiar to many musicians who are used to work with such gear. DUNE uses the traditional oscillator, filter and ADSR concepts, known from many synthesizers. The complexity is in the modulation matrix, which is only accessed when needed. This combines fast workflow with great depth.

Meet the sound

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DUNE is an acronym for "Differential Unison Engine". This new technology takes the well known unison concept to a new level. Unison is a classic synth feature which plays several voices simultaneously when playing a note, usually up to 8. Those voices can be detuned and spread in the stereo field. What's new about DUNE is the ability to do anything with those unison voices, or even voice clusters.

The concept of DUNE does not only greatly extend the synth's capabilities, it is also a new way to approach sound design. Multi-layered sounds are not programmed by copy/paste operations, but instead designed relative to the basic layer. This makes patch design a breeze, and allows to morph or blend between layers easily.

System requirements

CPU:
Intel Core Duo 1 GHz or higher

System:
Windows XP or higher,
OS X 10.5 or above

 

NOTE: The DUNE technology multiplies the basic synth features by a factor of 8. This means there's actually 24 oscillators, in FAT mode up to 120 per note. Same for all other features- for instance it is possible to have 8 different filter types in parallel for a single patch.