Vember Audio - Surge v1.2.1 (Pc/Mac/Universal)

From the homepage:
Binary is beautiful

A digital recording is just a sequence of numbers. Easily quantifiable as ones and zeros, stored on physical media, combined together into larger numbers to form a continuous stream of data.

SURGE 1.2 - Digital and proud of it

Until you listen to it. Then it becomes real.

SURGE is an instrument capable of generating truly beautiful sequences of numbers. Your ears will agree with us.
More than the sum of its parts

Architecturally speaking, SURGE is a rather complex synthesizer. But because of how it's put together it's still easy to learn. Once you do, you will turn the sounds in your head to audio faster than ever.

The effortless workflow, attention to detail and the sound quality can't really be appreciated without trying it yourself.

Specifications (v1.2.0):

* Synthesis method: Subtractive hybrid
* Each patch contain two 'scenes' which are seperate instances of the enitre synthesis engine (except effects) that can be used for layering or split patches.
* Quick category-based patch-browser
* Future proof, comes as both a 32 & 64-bit VST plugin (Windows PC)
* Universal Binary for both VST and AU (Mac)

Factory sounds

* 914 patches
* 177 wavetables


* 3 oscillators/voice
* 5 versatile oscillator algorithms: Classic, Sinus, Wavetable, S/H Noise and Audio-input
* The classic oscillator is a morphable pulse/saw/dualsaw oscillator with a sub-oscillator and self-sync.
* Most algorithms (all except sinus and audio-input) offer up to 16-voice unison at the oscillator level.
* Oscillator FM/ringmodulation
* All oscillator algorithms are band-limited yet they still cover the entire audible spectrum.
* Noise generator with variable spectrum


* Two filter-units with arrangeable in 7 different configurations
* Feedback loop
* Available filter-algorithms: LP12, LP24, LP24L (ladder filter with 1-4 poles), HP12, HP24, BP, Notch, Comb (4 modes), S&H
* Most filter-algorithms have been improved in v1.2
* Waveshaper (5 shapes)


* 12 LFO-units available to each voice (6 are running on each voice and 6 are shared for the scene)
* DAHDSR envelope generators on every LFO-unit
* 7 deformable LFO-waveforms + 1 drawable/stepsequencer waveform
* LFO1 allows envelope retriggering when used as stepsequencer
* Extremely fast and flexible modulation routing. Almost every continuous parameter can be modulated.


* 8 effect units arranged as 2 inserts/scene, 2 sends and 2 master effects
* 9 top-quality algorithms: Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Phaser, EQ, Distortion, Conditioner (EQ, stereo-image control & limiter), Rotary speaker, Frequency shifter

System Requirements (Windows PC)

* A computer running Windows 2000/2003/XP (32/64-bit) or newer
* The computer's CPU must support the SSE instruction set. This is supported by Intel Pentium 3/4/M and AMD Athlon XP/64 (and newer) processors.
* 256 MB RAM
* A VST-compatible Host application
* An x64-compatible CPU, OS and Host is required to use the 64-bit version

System Requirements (Mac)

* Requires Mac OS X v. 10.4.4 or later.
* Any Intel Mac or a PowerPC Mac with a 1GHz G4/G5 or faster CPU
* 256 MB RAM
* An AU or VST-compatible Host application

Price: 120 Euro

Mainly a bugfix release.

* Fixed a bug related to the limited parameter list used in Ableton Live (VST)
* No longer crashes when using the internal patch store dialog (OS X, VST)
* Surge's state was not always remembered correctly (AU)
* Samplerate change related issues resolved (AU)
* Ctrl-click now works as a RMB substitute (OS X)
* Pre-VST2.4 incompability resolved (VST)