Tone2 Saurus Review – ‘It’s A Beast’, But Doesn’t Hammer Your CPU

Tone2 recently released a new software synthesizer for Mac & Windows, Saurus.

According to Tone2, Saurus is ‘not just another synthesizer with character, but one that truly represents the analog sound.’

Does it deliver?

Here’s a video review of Saurus, via JK Swopes of Sounds & Gear. His bottom line?

“This thing is a best! It doesn’t sound like one specific analog synth, it really has it’s own sound, but that sound is definitely analog.”


  • True Analog Modelling Technology
  • High-end sound quality
  • Low CPU and high reliability
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • ‘Unique sounds which no other synthesizer can create’
  • Huge sonic range
  • Flexibility, expandability
  • Ships with 563 presets from 21 sound designers

Tone2 Saurus is available for Mac & PC for $119. If you’ve used Saurus, let us know what you think of it!

4 thoughts on “Tone2 Saurus Review – ‘It’s A Beast’, But Doesn’t Hammer Your CPU

  1. Pardon cause my phone browser may have not allowed for me to see when visiting the Tone2 website, but is it PPC compatible? Seems absurd I know but they’re promoting low CPU so I figured it wouldn’t be too far fetched to ask.

  2. The site states that system requirements are:

    Mac: Mac OSX 10.5 or higher; G4, G5 or Intel Mac (32 or 64 bit)

  3. Nice soft synth – I like how it runs on PowerPC as well as x86, and the “vintage” demo on the tone2 site is definitely worth listening to.

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