True analog sound with state-of-the-art features!
Saurus2 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.
Saurus2 comes with a clear, easy to use interface. It offers a larger sonic range and a more flexible synthesis engine than conventional substractive synths. Saurus2 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!
Arpeggiator & Gate
We 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.
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.
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.
Authentic emulation of analog synths: True-Analog-Modeling-Technology™
Covers all aspects of analog synths, but without the disadvantages
Can replace a large number of very expensive analog synthesizers
Low CPU & high-end sound quality
Great value for money
Free personal support and updates
Comfortable and easy-to-use interface
Larger sonic range than competing analog emulations
Ships with 830 outstanding presets from top sound designers
Analog filter with self-oscillation, FM and feedback
Many different play modes: Mono, legato, glide, poly, stack, auto-chord
4x stereo unison
What's new in Saurus 2.5?
The update to v2.5 is a major update, which is available for free for all Saurus2 users.
Saurus 2.5 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality.
Drag & Drop modulation: Drag an envelope or lfo and drop it to a knob to modulate it
Midi learn support: Right-click on a knob to assign or remove a CC
Right-click on a knob opens a menu where you can assign a massive amount of modulation sources
Hovering the mouse over a knob shows a box with information
Modulation depth control on top left of a knob if a source is assigned
Sectors on knobs show the modulation amount
A red sector is shown when clipping of modulation occurs
File->'Show version info' shows the version number of Saurus
Right-click on a knob and 'reset' resets a knob to the default value
File->'reset midi learn' removes all CC assignments
File->'Clean matrix' cleans up the mod matrix and resets unused slots
Right-click on a knob and 'remove modulation' removes all assigned mod sources
Tooltips are shown when the mouse is hovered over a button
More beautiful background skin
Enhanced sound of the Reverb: Less detuned sound and more beautiful early reflections
Enhanced sound of the PingPong delay: Added a lowCut filter
Enhanced sound of the Delay: No more detuning and a more wide sound
Enhanced sound of microtuning
Better sound quality: New high-end resampling algorithm
More bass and warmer sound
More linear frequency response in 'linear mode'
Faster Volume Envelope for more punch
Saurus v2.5 'fits better to the mix'
New knobs with enhanced performance
Parameters are more easy to adjust
Patch rankings are now stored as .rnk files within Saurus_sounds
Fat Unison is more easy to setup
More 'bottom' if a new patch is initialized
Texts are more easy to read
Activation dialogue is now also available in German language
Faster loading of 32bit PC version
Faster patch loading
Lower CPU on Mac
Better compatibility with Fruity Loops
Matrix source 'random' did not work in legato mode
It is not longer possible to click on the VU diodes
Fixed a very unlikely but possible crash