U&I Software relesaes MetaSynth 5.4 for Mac OSX

April 10, 2014
Redwood City, California - April 9, 2014 - U&I Software releases MetaSynth 5.4 for OS X with special pricing until April 30, 2014.

MetaSynth 5.4 adds full OS X Mavericks compatibility.

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 together.

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.

A full-featured save-disabled demo version of the application is available at:

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.

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.

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