µTonic VSTi Comes to Mac OS X
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NuEdge Development has now released Sonic Charge µTonic for Mac OS X. The Windows version was released in December of last year.
Sonic Charge µTonic (or MicroTonic) is a VST plug-in featuring a combination of a percussion synthesizer and a pattern based drum-machine sequencer, designed to produce sounds ranging from deep booming kicks to crispy hi-hats and distorted industrial noises to high-end chirps and tweets.
- Eight channel drum and percussion synthesizer. Fully automatable.
- Pattern based drum-machine engine, synchronized to the host sequencer.
- 100% synthetic sound, rendered in real-time. No samples.
- Versatile sound architecture allow for a wide variety of tweakable drums and effects.
- Powerful sound-shaping possibilities, including equalizing and distortion for each channel.
- Over-sampled oscillators
- Sample accurate triggering
- Extreme parameter ranges with virtually infinite resolutions. Works in any sample-rate.
- Straightforward and easy to use interface with context menus, popup hints etc.
- Cut, copy, paste, load and save programs, individual drum patches and patterns.
- Plenty of creative editing options, including randomizing functions etc.
- MIDI out support. Use the pattern engine to control other plug-ins.
- CPU efficient. Typically less than 5% CPU utilization for all eight channels on a 2.0GHz P4/G4.
- Comes bundled with a hefty chunk of factory sounds and patterns, free to use in productions.
The price for the µTonic is $69 (excl. VAT) and sales are handled online through the Sonic Charge website. Registrations are cross-platform. If you have already obtained a registration for the µTonic for Windows you do not need to purchase an additional registration for the Mac version.
- 500MHz Pentium III, G3 or equal (1GHz Pentium IV or G4 is recommended)
- Windows 98/ME/2000/XP or Mac OS X 10.2 and up
- A VST2-compatible host application
Audio demos and a fully-functional trial version are available from the Sonic Charge web site.