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Saurus 3

Covering all important aspects of the most famous and expensive analog synths
Saurus 3 - Covering all important aspects of the most famous and expensive analog synths
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True Analog Sound with State of the Art Features

Saurus can do an extremely authentic emulation of analog synthesizers. It covers all important aspects of the most famous and expensive analog synths, but without their disadvantages.

Saurus comes with a clear, easy to use interface. It offers a larger sonic range and a more flexible synthesis engine than conventional subtractive synths. Saurus offers quality high-end sound, but without placing heavy demands on your CPU or budget. At the heart of Saurus are it's top-notch oscillators employing our True Analog Modeling Technology ™, which produces a warm characteristic sound of the hardware units from the past. With PWM, Sync, AM & FM an extremely broad range of sounds can be dialed-in. Saurus offers a selection of both standard and exotic oscillator types from hard-to-get analog synths. Finally, true analog sound no longer requires any compromises!

Saurus 3 Spotlight

A big interface is available beside of the normal scale now.
Added 192 new sounds from a professional designer. The total number of included sounds has increased to 1022.
It is possible to select from 4 GUI sizes in 'Config'.
The synth can create an unlimited number of new sounds with FILE->'Create random patch'.
'Soft clip' is available in the 'Config' section.
A scrollbar is visible in the patch-browser if many soundsets are installed.
Added detailed tooltips that are shown when the mouse if hovered over a button or list-selector.
The texts shown in the patch-browser on Mac support hi-dpi drawing.
The plugin detects the best GUI-size automatically.
Patch-selector shows a checkmark for the current patch and category.
Added Digital-Signatures for the installers on PC.
Added Notarisation for the installers on Mac.
The texts shown in the patch-browser on Mac support hi-dpi drawing.
A double-klick on a knob resets it to the default-value.
New microtuning algorithm that is more subtle and can enhance also complex chords.

Filters - True analog sound requires an excellent filter that's capable of sounding both lush or screaming when overdriven. However, analog filters are far from perfect. They suffer from distortion, noise, phase shift and self-oscillation. Exactly these imperfections add this magic character, which is missing in digital filters. That's why Saurus comes with a filter section which models the most famous analog filters. With precisely modeled non-linearity and self-oscillation they sound and behave exactly like the analog circuits. To top it all off the filter section also includes FM, feedback and an analog-modeled distortion for that little extra grit.

Arpeggiator & Gate - Tone2 created an arpeggiator that doesn't just offer the basic note step functionality. It takes the concept further by adding features such as custom patterns, chords, swing and per step velocity. Your arpeggio sequence can be as simple or complicated as you wish.

Modulation & Effects - By using drag & drop or the matrix, Saurus allows you to connect dozens of modulation sources to sound parameters. Modulate almost any parameter up into the audio-rate speed. We've also included midi-learn, so assigning CC's is as simple as a right-click. To compliment its sound, Saurus features various classic effects such as 4x unison, chorus, delay, reverb and tube amp. All effects offer the highest quality possible.

Microtuning - Saurus offers 7 different microtuning-modes that can model analog oscillator-drift. Furthermore, the engine can slightly detune certain voices to make your chords sound fatter, harmonically rich and warm. Unlike with conventional synths, our innovative microtuning is not limited to the usage of a certain tonality. Saurus is able to analyze your melodies in real-time and enhances your chords automatically. It 'just works' - you do not need to take care of anything.
Product Details:

Authentic emulation of analog synths: True-Analog-Modeling-Technology™
Covers all aspects of analog synths, but without the disadvantages
Ships with 1022 presets from professional sound-designers
Can replace a large number of very expensive analog synthesizers
Larger sonic range than other analog emulations
Many unique features that are not available in competing products
Low CPU & true high-end sound quality
Low price
Free personal support and updates
Comfortable and easy-to-use interface
Larger sonic range than competing analog emulations
Flexibility, expandability
Analog filter with self-oscillation, FM and feedback
Powerful arpeggiator
Many different play modes: Mono, legato, glide, poly, stack, auto-chord
4x stereo unison

macOS 10.7 or higher
64 bit

Windows 7 or higher
64 bit

Product activation:
An internet connection is required to authorize / activate the product.

License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Saurus 3. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Saurus 3 from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"For software products produced by Best Service the German Copyright Act is effective. All other Software products sold and/or distributed by Best Service are subject to the license agreement which is part of the respective software installer.

The samples and programs contained in any software/library produced by Best Service are licensed to the owner/buyer of the product only. Only the purchaser of this CD is authorized to use the sounds for his music-, multimedia-, film-, radio-, games-, webcast- or similar productions and only as long as no isolated samples, loops or phrases become available for a third party.

It is not allowed to use the samples and programs within a network if this opens the possibility to be used simultaneously by multiple users. Unauthorized copying, reproduction (including conversion and reproduction in other data formats), hire, rental, public performance, broadcasting and distribution is expressly prohibited. Best Service constantly monitors other soundware releases to check for copyright infringements, and will prosecute all piracy and copyright violations to the fullest extent of the law.

Products marked as NFR (Not For Resale) may only be used for demonstration, reviewing or testing, but not for commercial production.

EDU (educational) products – products marked as EDU may only be used by the authorized institution, their teachers, pupils and students for education purposes but not for commercial production. EDU versions are not allowed to be resold or distributed in any way."

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