Use Designer + Voyager to create and populate worlds, create new video and image processing plugins, and generate 2D or 3D abstract art.
MetaSynth + Xx contains a suite of tools for sound design, sequencing, and mixing. Control audio with Pixels in its legendary ImageSynth or use MIDI to generate themes.
These apps were made for older Apple application platforms: Mac OS (Classic) or Carbon (OS X) and are now discontinued. Looking to change to CTX 1.x programs? See below.
All Sales Are Final: Please explore the demo versions of our products to ensure MacOS compatibility before purchase, as all sales are final and refunds are not currently possible. Future sales prices cannot be retroactively applied to past purchases. Demos are fully functional but are unable to Save files (8 second playback limit in MetaSynth).
Our Software Runs Native: Our current versions have Universal 2 installers that detect which processor you have (Apple or Intel), and install the version optimized for that platform.
Installing the Software: “macOS” versions (10.15, 11, 12, 13…) require users to approve installing software not reviewed by Apple. To approve the install, hold down the Control key, click once on the Installer, and select Open, then click on the Open button to approve the installer. It will then run as expected. On “Mac OS X” versions 10.12-10.13 just double click to launch.
Legacy Software Users: If you purchased MetaSynth 5 or 6 for Carbon “Mac OS X”, add MS5 or MS6 to the beginning of your serial number for 25%-35% off. This is your discount code for MetaSynth CTX 1.x ArtMatic CTX programs are sold at cost, or in discount 15% off bundles, or 20% off with a survey (see below).
ArtMatic CTX Suite I (1->1.2) Software Users: If you would like to to upgrade to CTX Suite II (1.5->1.7), add DSU to the end of your Designer serial number and VYU to the end of your Voyager serial number to create 75% off coupons. Purchase each app separately.
Support MetaSynth+Xx Recording Artists
Visit the Asylum Arts records Bandcamp page to support recording artists who make albums using the MetaSynth+Xx application suite. Make sure to give a listen to the restored and expanded MetaSynthia compilation albums. The music ranges from experimental, to dance, to rock.
Get Discounts by Taking a Survey
Complete a product feedback survey to receive a 20% discount on individual purchases of any MetaSynth or ArtMatic product, or add an additional 5% to the 15% discount on any bundle.
Educational Discount Sales
Pricing – We offer teachers and students bulk educational discounts, contact us via the Support page for details.
W9 – Our products are sold via the secure FastSpring store platform. Click here for their W9 https://fastspring.com/w9.pdf
Accessibility Compliance – If needed, please find out 508 Conformance Report Here.
Affiliates and Resellers
Wish to help us sell ArtMatic and MetaSynth products? Join our affiliate program via the FastSpring/Radius Impact marketplace. This simplifies the ad process and automates payments for your sales. Prefer to directly sell prepaid licenses? Sign up to be a reseller, purchase licenses, then sell them in your store. To ensure customers have the latest versions of their apps and receive full support, all downloads are managed via the FastSpring store platform. To learn more contact us via the Support page.
Discontinued Legacy Products
In October 2019, Apple discontinued the “Carbon” OS X/MacOS X application platform. As a result, Eric Wenger ceased developing software for Carbon. The last software upgrades to be released for this platform were MetaSynth 6.0.1, Xx 5.5, Designer 7.5.3, Voyager 4.5.3, and vQuartz 4.5.3. No further development was planned and the programs were discontinued at that time.
Our current software programs are all new applications developed for Apple’s other macOS platform “AppKit” and not upgrades. Catalina/Big Sur/Monterey can only run programs created for the “AppKit” and the “iOS” operating systems. They do not contain the “Carbon” OS, so they can not run software written for that platform. M1 processor Macs can not run the Carbon OS.
If you would like to continue running your licensed software for Carbon, please install Mojave 10.14.6 as a primary or secondary boot on an Intel Mac. Mojave contains both Carbon and AppKit OS platforms and can run software for both. This can be done with Apple’s BootCamp software or a third-party application such as Parallels.
If you would like to license for one of the new programs for AppKit, please follow these steps:
- For a 25%-35% discount on MetaSynth+Xx CTX 1.2, add MS5 or MS6 or XX to the beginning of your serial number(s), then use them as coupon codes in the store. Purchase MetaSynth and Xx separately. If you have lost your serial numbers, please contact support.
- For a 15%-20% discount on ArtMatic CTX 1.5-1.6 (Designer+Voyager), purchase Designer and Voyager as a set and the 15% bundle discount will apply. See above for sales and surveys to receive a higher discount on the bundle or just Designer or just Voyager. Upgrade from CTX 1.0-1.2 to CTX 1.5-1.6 for a discount by adding DSU or VYU to the end of your 1.0-1.2 serials. Buy each individually.
Notes: MacOS X 10.10 through 10.14.6 are a dual-platform (Carbon and AppKit). So, if you have an older Intel Mac, you can still run our new software for AppKit. Only files from the last versions for Carbon can be directly imported into the recreations for AppKit. See the Support page or contact Support for further details.