Frequently Asked Questions


What is Varantic?

Varantic is a new product developed by Gigantic Software to create variations on your existing sound effect recordings.  You provide Varantic with a few of your existing sound effects, and Varantic will generate endless variations on those sound effects quickly and easily.

What’s so special about Varantic?

Varantic is using a completely new, patent-pending process for synthesizing audio based on prototypes.  It’s fairly complicated, but basically we look through the set of input sounds and figure out what the likelihood of any particular set of frequencies appearing in the output sound ought to be… and then we randomly synthesize that kind of sound.

Does Varantic run on the Macintosh?

Yes! By very popular demand, Varantic is on both Windows and Mac.

What are Varantic’s hardware and system requirements?

PC requirements

  • Windows 7 or later Windows operating system
  • 32-bit (x86) processor required, 64-bit (x64) highly recommended
  • SSE2 compatible processor recommended
  • Minimum of 2 GB of RAM, 4 GB recommended
  • 2 GB of free disk space

Macintosh requirements

    • Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) or later operating system required
    • Intel core processor required
    • SSE2 processor support recommended
    • Minimum of 2 GB of RAM required, 4 GB recommended
    • 32-bit processor and Mac OS kernel required, 64-bit processor and Mac OS kernel highly recommended
    • 2 GB of free disk space
What kinds of sounds can I synthesize with Varantic?

Varantic works great for many kinds of sounds, but it works dazzlingly well for sounds with a lot of natural noise or randomness in them — waves, fire, impact sounds, breaking glass, and other noises with a lot of random frequency content. For bullet impact sounds, and explosions and the like, Varantic offers an easy and awesome way to synthesize exactly the sound you need.

What kind of name is Varantic?

We let our tool name itself. After inputting a few words that we thought described the tool, we let it generate names. Varantic was the favorite.

What is the revenue limit for Varantic Indie and Varantic Pro?

The revenue limit is the maximum amount of yearly revenue that you or your company can generate before you need to upgrade to another license tier. For a Varantic Indie license, the revenue limit is $100k, and for a Varantic Pro license, the limit is $250k. This limit is not restricted to the income generated by Varantic products, but applies to the whole revenue income or funding.

Can a Varantic license be used by several developers?

A single Varantic license can not be used by several developers, each developer must have a valid license.

What can I do if something isn’t working right?

We hope that our resident bug catchers got everything, but if not, we are here to help. Please shoot us an e-mail, tell us what’s going wrong, and we’ll get back to you within one business day.  Remember, we can’t fix it if we don’t know what’s wrong.


I need some audio programming for my project, can you help?

We would love to try. Contact us for details.


I don’t see my question here.

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