With Version 2.5, SynthMaster becomes a cross-platform plug-in running on Windows and Mac OS X operating systems in VST and AU formats. The latest version also introduces multiple skins, filter distortion, improved filter algorithms, new filter types, vector synthesis, 2-D envelopes, online preset browser, modulation matrix, audio-to-MIDI triggering and improved effects.
The “analog” filter models have been improved to better model the analog ladder filter. The “digital” filters have been rewritten from scratch for better VA sound. Custom distortion stage has been added into the filters so that signals can be distorted before, after or inside the filter. With the new “multimode” filter type, it is now possible to switch from lowpass to bandpass to highpass filter types continously using the Filter Mode parameter. For analog multimode filters, it is possible to change the slope of the filter continously from 0 dB/octave to 24 dB/octave using the Continuous Slope parameter.
SynthMaster 2.5 Beta is available as online download at the introductory beta price of $70. The introductory beta price offer will last until November 1, 2010, and after then the regular retail price will be $99. Academic licensing is also available for students, teachers and academics for $49 ($35 until November 1). The full release version of SynthMaster 2.5 is expected to be announced in December 2010.