The µTonic features a unique drum and percussion synthesizer combined with a
pattern based drum-machine engine. You can use the 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
(provided your sequencer supports synchronization of plug-ins). The sound of
the µTonic is 100% synthetic and rendered in real-time. No samples or
pre-rendered waveforms are used.
Windows VSTi 2.0 plug-in, compatible with practically all known VSTi
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
Powerful sound-shaping possibilities, including equalizing and distortion
for each channel.
Uncompromised audio quality. (Over-sampled oscillators, sample accurate
Extreme parameter ranges with virtually infinite resolutions. Works in any
Straightforward and easy to use interface with context menus, popup hints
Cut, copy, paste, load and save programs, individual drum patches and
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.
Comes bundled with a hefty chunk of factory sounds and patterns, free to
use in productions.
Key points and features set aside; first and foremost, the µTonic sounds
fresh and original. There is hardly any sound that this device will not
master - from deep booming kicks to crispy hi-hats, from distorted
industrial noises to high-end chirps and tweets.
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.)
The price for the µTonic is $69 (excl. VAT) and sales are handled online
through the Sonic Charge website.