Native Instruments today announced the immediately availability of Absynth 2.0, a new version of its synthesizer and sampler. “The combination of multiple synthesis techniques, granular sampling, and flexible envelope control generates everything from organic textures to rhythmic loops, from time-evolving soundscapes to vintage sounds,” notes the developer. Version 2.0 includes more than 800 “evocative, expressive and musical” presets that cover a wide range of sonic territory. In addition, Native Instruments also released B4 1.1, an update to its Tonewheel organ software. Version 1.1 fully supports Mac OS X’s modern technologies and interfaces, including AudioUnits, RTAS, VST, and standalone operation with CoreMIDI and CoreAudio.