BigTick has released the long-awaited version 2.05 of Rhino, which is now also available for Mac OS X in VST and AU instrument formats. In addition, all other previously commercial BigTick products including Angelina, EP-station, EP-Phazer and Rainbow are now freeware.

Rhino is a 6-oscillator hybrid FM Synthesizer with customizable waveforms and modulable, variable waveshapers. The plug-in comes with more than 1000 presets, neatly classified in a searchable database, and many more are available on the BigTick web site.

Major enhancements in Rhino v2.05 are:

  • Now supports Mac OS X Audio Units and VST.
  • Improved UI with new envelope editing options.
  • SFZ support.
  • Flexible routing between the filters (parallel, serial, cross-feedback).
  • Built-in library now contains all the available presets, neatly classified.

Rhino is now available for Windows and Mac OS X (Intel-only) in VST and AU instrument plug-in formats.

Purchase Rhino via direct download for €70 (around $97 at publishing time). A free demo version is also available for download. Registration is required to access the downloads of Angelina, EP-station, EP-Phazer and Rainbow.

Discuss Rhino on our Instruments forum.