Sunrizer For Mac Now Available


BeepStreet has released Sunrizer For Mac – an Audio Unit version of their popular iOS software synthesizer.

Key Features:

  • Single-screen interface
  • Emulation of JP-8000 supersaw
  • 16 filter types
  • Morphing of all parameters
  • Arpeggiator with deep sequencing capabilities
  • CPU friendly
  • Lots of presets

Sunrizer is built on a familiar subtractive synth design – but with a distinct character and a host of unique features.

It starts with two oscillators and two sub-oscillators that deliver all of the basic waveforms and an emulation of JP-8000 “supersaw”, with pulse width, frequency and ring modulation plus a lush unison mode.

The oscillators are fed into two powerful filters with serial or parallel routing, offering traditional low-, high- and band-pass modes as well as comb, resonator, waveshaper, and frequency shifter algorithms – and more.

To set all this in motion, Sunrizer has two ADSR envelopes and two LFO generators that can modulate virtually any parameter.

Here are the official audio demos:


  • Bespoke synth engine with 24 voice polyphony and very low processor load.
  • Two oscillators with multiple waveform types, hard-sync, pulse width modulation.
  • Oscillator mixer with ring modulator and separate noise source.
  • Per-oscillator unison function with variable detune and spread.
  • Two separate filter units with serial or parallel operation and 16 different algorithms each: low-, high- and band-pass, notch, comb, formant I/II, all-pass, power low- and band-pass, waveshaper, resonator, resampler, low-pass + resampler, frequency shifter, analog low-pass.
  • Two ADSR envelope generators.
  • Two LFO generators with sine, triangle, saw, square, sample & hold and random
    waveforms; variable phase, fade-in time and different trigger modes.
  • Master effects including chorus, phaser, rotor, EQ, delay and reverb.
  • Arpeggiator with deep sequencing capabilities.
  • Chord memory function.
  • A-B parameter morph feature: essentially two synth patches in one.
  • Factory sound bank with over 400 preset patches; full patch compatibility with the iPad version.

Sunrizer for Mac (AU) is available now for the introductory price of US $50/45 EUR + VAT in EU (regular $80). It is also available for iPad and iPhone.

32 thoughts on “Sunrizer For Mac Now Available

  1. Any plans for a PC version?

    Why is it most of the time either one or the other for platforms for products? maybe am alone on this but just curious 🙂 not really complaining

    1. Keep in mind it can be tricky to develop for windows platform, but if you need something close there are a few that can fill in until they due make one.

      1. Overall, it’s no more difficult to develop for Windows than any other platform.

        Historically, there’s been a lot of VSTs and other music software available for Windows that wasn’t available on Mac, and that’s still the case. I say this as a Mac user.

        OS X and iOS have a lot in common. “Porting” between the two is more straightforward than porting from iOS to Windows.

        1. It’s a lot more than “things in common” and level of difficulty. It has to do with using the OS’s frameworks VS cross platform toolkits. This is a day 1 decision for a project and is hard to go back without completely duplicating the work.

          The major pieces of a plugin, UI (UIKit/AppKit), Audio processing backend (CoreAudio) and Host interface (AudioUnit) are specific to each platform, unless you use a 3rd party abstraction framework (JUCE usually for plugins).

          Cross platform usually requires a ground up approach. If the developer coded an audio app for iOS using CoreAuido and UIKit, which looks to be the case for Sunrizer, there is a bit of work to get it to OS X revolving around the different, but functionally similar, UI frameworks. Windows would require an entire rewrite from the ground up. Maybe some DSP code could be reusable if it were done in pure ANSI C/C++ and some graphic assets like PNGs, which are usually about 10% of what goes into writing a plugin.

    2. Try TubeOhm Phasewave. It has a wicked supersaw. Or save up your money and get a completely platform independent Novation Nova. It has 96 simultaneous independent detunable unison saw waves. Say that three times fast.

  2. The list says it has full patch compatibility with the iPad version. Does anyone know what the workflow is like to throw patches back and forth from the iPad to the VST?

    1. To add the presets, click on the presets zone and “import from file” add the *.srb files and that’s all.
      And yes, the presets are full compatible with the iOS ones (to test it, I have some freebies on my website).

  3. Congrats to the developer – this is great news!

    I wish I wasn’t so bloody skint right now as I’d buy this instantly.

    One of my favourite iOS synths, great sound and great UI – highly recommended!

  4. It’s worth mentioning that Tempo-Rubato released a free AU version of NLog available for download to anyone who purchased the Pro version of NLog for iOS. The interface isn’t as cool as Sunrizer’s but both both sound quite similar. So if you can’t afford to put down $50, there is still the another option available.

  5. I have Sunrizer on my iPad – it is a really nice synth. I patch it into my MacBook with an audio interface, works great. Maybe I spring for the plug-in, too?

    1. Main benefit would be ease of automating parameters and being able to run as many instances of it as your computer can handle. Considering this runs on an iPad 1, most any modern mac should be able to load buckets of them.

  6. H*ck. Freaking. Yes. I can’t wait to pay eight times the original asking price for this utterly unremarkable VA. Time to pay almost one hundred American dollars to use a piece of software available for ten on the iOS platform, and valuable there only due to the lack of viable free competitors. Since this is definitely the same on the desktop, I’ll be shelling out Immediately and not using one of the various totally free VSTs that outclass it in every way. Thank you for reading. God Bless America.

    1. Can you name some of those free VSTs that are better than this? Seriously. Because I’m new to VSTs and I want to get some of those.

      1. Actually, sure! Fuzzpilz Oatmeal is great, and Synth1 is a classic (no telling how many records that one’s on), but my personal favorite is ZynAdddSubFX. If I had to get rid of everything in my studio and use only one synth, I could still do work with this one alone. It’s incredibly deep and powerful, but reasonably user friendly. I don’t use a DAW, personally, but it’s my go-to for feeding samplers.

        Wait, don’t forget Kamiooka! There’s months if not years of fun in that one.

        1. my favorites are ones by HG fortune, wheel of fortune and the dream machine, set to play and let the music flow

        2. synth 1 doesn’t sound anything like sunrizer
          it has a very different structure
          and there is no morphing in synth1
          and synth 1 is f*cking ugly
          apples and oranges

  7. Since my Virus TI stopped working reliably with my mac in TI mode, I have been using Sunrizer as a cheap way to get my hypersaw fix. Nope. Not the same at all, and despite Sunrizer not sounding identical, it still sounds really really good. More of a gritty jp-80*0 kind of supersaw. Actually has a clearer top end and “bites” a bit more. Not as much as a JP, but not as noisy and prone to break either.

    Also, those dual filters (that comb!!) and their routing abilities make sunrizer freaking versatile in a way that a jp-8000 never was. I’m positive that No one would ever know I was using Sunrizer as opposed to a more expensive VA counterpart. And the morphing is super sexy. Made a big room house cliche supersaw sound that morphed into a metallic marble physics effect the other day!!! Super fun to program and I don’t say that often about plugins. Sorry for the long rant. Had to profess my love for sunrizer.

  8. please bring back an original sunrizer skin for the app. I liked that better. This one bores me for some reason. Minor gripe. Love the synth.

  9. OMG, the greatest iPad synth, now could be in my Mac. Good!

    Sunrizer is very useful to create experimental sounds. Try its randomize capabilities and have fun!

  10. I bought this, damn if I can figure out how to launch it. no im not an idiot. ??? !!!

    (have it on my ipad and love it…why I bought it for my imac.

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