Dune 2 Synthesizer Offers Up To 520 Oscillators Per Note

dune-2-synthesizerSynapse Audio Software has released Dune 2, a software synthesizer for Mac & Windows.

Dune 2 is a new synthesizer, rewritten from scratch, with the goal to provide higher sound quality and allow for an even wider range of sounds than its predecessor.


  • VA, Wavetable and FM Synthesis
  • Two oscillator stacks with 32 oscillators each
  • Third oscillator and noise generator
  • 8x Unison = up to 520 oscillators per note
  • 16 voices of polyphony = up to 8320 oscillators total
  • Zero-delay feedback filters
  • Four graphical envelopes (MSEG)
  • Modulation matrix for synth and FX parameters
  • Two Master FX busses with 9 high-quality effects each
  • Innovative Arpeggiator with MIDI file import

Here are a couple of audio demos for Dune 2:

Note: Dune 2 is not compatible with Dune 1 in any way. Both run just fine in parallel, however.

Dune 2 is priced at US $169.  A demo version is available. See the Synapse site for details.

If you’ve used Dune 2, let us know what you think of it!

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9 thoughts on “Dune 2 Synthesizer Offers Up To 520 Oscillators Per Note

  1. With 520 oscillators they should think of adding additive synthesis. Seriously. There hasn’t been anything like that since the Kurzweil K150. There are Razor and Blade (really, Rob Papen couldn’t think up a more unique name after Native Instruments?) Razor boasts 320 oscillators. Blade I don’t have. Still, hundreds of simulated oscillators still can’t recreate the work of real physical oscillators any more than a flight simulator is exactly like flying a real airplane.

    1. I have been testing Dune2 all day and I must say I am impressed. those who like sound design must love this wonderful instrument.

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