U&I Software has released MetaSynth 6, a modern update to its award-winning electronic music and sound design studio for macOS. Yes, this is the app that creates sound from pictures, but it goes beyond that. Its six “rooms” provide six unique environments for creating and manipulating sound. The Image Synth room lets you “paint” sound while the other five rooms drill down into filtering, sequencing, and effects. MetaSynth users range from Academy award-nominated sound designers and composers to students and amateurs. The new MetaSynth 6 adds macOS Sierra and High Sierra compatibility, larger Image Synth and Image Filter canvas options, increased Spectrum Synth resolution, improved workflow with the Montage Room, a Sample Editor to generate new waveforms, along with improved depth and controls all around.

U&I Software MetaSynth 6 is available now for $599 with an introductory price of $199. Upgrades are $49. It requires macOS 10.6 or later and an Intel based Mac.