Redwood City, California - April 9, 2014 - U&I Software
releases MetaSynth 5.4 for OS X with special pricing until April 30,
METASYNTH 5.4 IS HERE
MetaSynth 5.4 adds full OS X Mavericks compatibility.
WHAT IS METASYNTH?
MetaSynth is not a synthesizer. It is a full-fledged electronic music
and sound design laboratory. Each of its six rooms, provide a unique
take on music and sound sculpting. It features a sleek, uncluttered user
interface that is engaging, serious, and hellaciously
fun to use. It invites the user to explore and think outside the box to
discover new sounds and textures. The Effects Room provides standard
and non-standard DSP effects with a unique envelope-oriented approach to
parameter control. The Image Synth is considered
by many to be the heart of MetaSynth. With infinitely customizable
microtonality, the Image Synth allows you to paint sound. Color and
luminance are translated to loudness and spatial orientation, which
allows for the creation of everything from lush spacious
sounds to caustic tweeter-burners. The Image Filter Room applies a
similar graphic approach to creating dynamic audio filters and EQ. The
Spectrum Synth provides spectral granular synthesis that all! ows you to
analyze and re-sequence a source sound's harmonics.
The Sequencer Room is a lightweight sequencing environment for creating
phrases and patterns for montages and the Image Synth. The Montage Room
is a 24-track mixing and recording room with a streamlined easy-to-use
interface that ties all of MetaSynth's rooms
WHO USES IT
MetaSynth is a multi-faceted application that is used by composers,
musicians, and sound designers alike. It is a favorite tool of
electronica composers, film composers, and professional sound designers
looking for unique sounds not possible with other synthesis
tools. It has played a prominent role in the sound design of many
Academy Award-nominated (and winning) motion pictures, such as The
Matrix and The Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
MetaSynth 5.4 requires OS X.5 or later and a Intel-based Mac. MetaSynth 5.31 is available for PowerPC-based Macs.
FREE DOWNLOADABLE DEMO
A full-featured save-disabled demo version of the application is available at:
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Version 5.4 is available now. It is available for $299 until April 30,
2014 from U&I Software. The suggested retail price is $599.
Educational pricing is available.
MetaSynth 5.4 is a free update to users of MetaSynth 5. It is a $99 upgrade for users of MetaSynth 4 and earlier.
ABOUT U&I SOFTWARE
U&I Software was formed by artists seeking to create tools that
would allow them (and, by extension, other like-minded individuals) to
explore new realms of creative expression. Founded in 1997 by Eric
Wenger, creator of KPT Bryce. U&I Software's mission
is to provide creative artists with tools that encourage discovery and
liberate them from the constraints of traditional software tools and
techniques. U&I's applications provide environments that nourish
creativity and exploration by providing both paradigm-breaking
functionality and aesthetically-inspiring user-interfaces that are
themselves works of art. U&I's MetaSynth has received the Editor's
Choice awards from both Electronic Musician and Musician magazines as
well as Keyboard magazine's prestigious Key Buy award.
MetaSynth is also a past nominee for a MacWorld Eddy.
OTHER PRODUCTS FROM U&I
* ArtMatic - programmable graphics and animation synthesizer.
* ArtMatic Voyager - create and explore stunning 3D virtual worlds, abstracts, and landscapes.
* Xx - algorithmic composition tool and MetaSynth companion.