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Synapse Audio Dune

User Reviews

A great product!

By suntsu, 25/05/2011
No difficulty with the installation. The license registration was very easy.


I have a Windows 7 i5 750 and my Cockos Reaper DAW is in the version 3.76. My soundcard is an M-Audio Audiophile 192. DUNE is extremely well optimized and the performance does not suffer even when using the 120 votes per key which is a good point. Stability is perfect on my setup.


I use it only for a week but I'm already hooked! "Dune" is primarily intended for use in electronic music. It has a very wide tonal palette and quality. Its synthesis engine is original, powerful and accurate. The possibilities of modulation are complex and it has an extremely powerful arpeggiator. Its interface is simple and functional.
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Synapse Audio Dune tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Synapse Audio
  • Model:Dune
  • Category:Virtual hybrid synths
  • Added in our database on: 11/22/2010
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

Unison Engine

The structure of DUNE


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.


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.


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

Intel Core Duo 1 GHz or higher

Windows XP or higher,
OS X 10.5 or above
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News Dune

Synapse Audio DUNE Sale

Published on 09/13/11
Synapse Audio is offering $20 off its DUNE software synthesizer in a limited time “Late Summer Sale”.

Synapse Audio Dune 64-bit

Published on 04/25/11

Synapse Audio Dune 1.3

Published on 01/13/11

Synapse Audio Dune 1.2

Published on 12/22/10

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