Sonic Charge MicroTonic v2.0.1 released

Sonic Charge µTonic (pronounced "MicroTonic") is a VST / AU plug-in for Windows and Mac featuring a unique drum and percussion synthesizer combined with a pattern based drum-machine engine.

You can use µTonic as a sound module to play drum sounds from your MIDI keyboard or sequencer, or you can use the built-in pattern engine to play drum patterns in sync with your sequencer. The sound of µTonic is 100% synthetic and rendered in real-time. No samples or pre-rendered waveforms are used.

Sonic Charge µTonic was created by Magnus Lidström. Magnus is best known for his work with Propellerhead Software. In particular, he was the brain behind the highly acclaimed Malström synthesizer introduced in Reason 2.0. (Magnus is also responsible for Typhoon, the alternative OS for the Yamaha TX16W.)

• VSTi 2.0 / AU plug-in, compatible with practically all known hosts*.
• Available for Windows (2000 or later) and Mac OS X (10.3.9 or later).
• 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 architecture allow for a wide variety of tweakable drums and effects.
• Uncompromised quality. Over-sampled oscillators, sample-accurate triggering etc.
• Typically less than 5% CPU utilization for all eight channels on a 2.0GHz P4.
• Straightforward and easy to use interface with context menus, popup hints etc.
• Plenty of creative editing options, including randomizing functions etc.
• Comes bundled with a hefty chunk of factory sounds and patterns.


* Introduced AudioUnit version for Mac OS X, ported using Symbiosis technology from NuEdge Development (more info soon).
* Both AudioUnit and VST version for Mac OS X are compiled with XCode version 2.1 (GCC version 4.0). This makes the code incompatible with any Mac OS X version prior to 10.3.9.
* Registration dialog includes e-mail address field (optional for older registrations, but will become mandatory in the future).
* Prepared for physical distribution by detecting and loading registration information from removable media.
* New logotype and about box artworks by Bitplant.