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April 2014 The Rompler Soundset for Tone2 ElectraX has been released

The Rompler soundset utilizes ElectraX' powerful multi-layer capabilities with a rich blend of sampling and synthesis.
This creative sound library features a selection of 200 breathtaking presets, new inspirational sounds that cover a wide spectrum of music styles and built to provide a wealth of inspiration.


Highlights

- 200 superb presets by professional sounddesigners
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration into the user interface

Genres

Perfect for many genres, such as Trance, Dance, Cinematic, Ambient, Electronica, Pop, IDM, Soundtrack, Progressive, House, HipHop and a wide variety of other music genres.



March 2014 The Arpmania Expansion for Tone2 Nemesis has been released

Add movement and depth to your track with the Arpeggiator expansion for Nemesis. Expand your sound collection with a set of diverse & vibrant arppeggiator sounds. Featuring evolving arps, rhythmic gates, pulsating bass lines and tight groove sequences, Arpmania offers an inspiring range of sounds, all inspiring and running in perfect sync to the tempo of your track. The expansion comes with a set of 100 new arp patterns you can import into Nemesis, use them to create your own sounds or to edit existing presets. 3 fresh new skins for Nemesis are also included.


Highlights

- 200 superb presets by professional sounddesigners
- 100 new arpeggiator patterns
- 3 new skins
- Unique sound by using the innovative neoFM synthesis
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration into the user interface

Genres

Perfect for many genres, such as Dubstep, Trance, Dance, Pop, Drum and Bass, Complextro, Dirty Dutch, IDM, Progressive, Techno, Electronic, House, HipHop and a wide variety of other music genres.



February 2014 The Classic FM Soundset for Tone2 Nemesis has been released

Taking you back to a decade of incredible dance and party music when cassette tapes and power chords ruled the world. Classic FM features 200 inspiring presets with the unique tones and character of the famous FM hardware, like the DX7, that defined the 80s. A delight for those looking to add that classic FM vibe. Characteristic synths, emotional electric pianos, DX-style vintage bass, cutting leads, unique pads, retro-ish bells and expressive keys & organs.

Highlights

- 200 superb presets
- Can replace expensive vintage FM hardware
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration into the user interface
- Created by professional sound designers

Genres

Perfect for many genres, such as Electronica, Dance, Pop, HipHop, 80s, 90s, IDM, Rock, Cinematic, Soundtrack, Trance, House, Game, Chip, Jungle, Ambient, New Age and a wide variety of other music genres.



January 2014 The ChartBreaker Soundset for Tone2 Nemesis has been released

Taking you on a unique journey into uncharted sonic territory, the ChartBreaker set is filled with intricate sound impressions that will help you set the mood perfectly for your next club banger. A blend of 200 rich sounds brought together to infuse your track with cone trashing basses, mashed-up synths, vivid leads, evocative vocals, hypnotic arpeggios and swooping effects.

Highlights

- 200 modern club sounds
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration to the user interface

Genres

This soundset is suitable for a wide range of styles:
Dubstep, Dance, Pop, Drum and Bass, Complextro, Trance, Dirty Dutch, IDM, Progressive, Techno, Electronic, House, HipHop and a wide variety of other music genres.



December 2013
Nemesis has been released

Nemesis takes FM synthesis to its next evolutionary step: NeoFM synthesis .

Nemesis includes traditional FM synthesis as well as a completely new and improved approach to FM called NeoFM synthesis. NeoFM and several other innovative synthesis methods are exclusively available in Nemesis.
NeoFM is extremely powerful and intuitive. It is now easier than ever to get very good sounding results. The sound quality of Nemesis surpasses conventional synths, making it easy to locate the sonic sweet spot.
Nemesis features an easy-to-use interface, which ensures that you will experience FM synthesis at its best and most entertaining.

  • Unrivaled sound quality.
  • Offers a new and user-friendly approach to FM synthesis. Nemesis makes FM synthesis accessible to everyone, regardless of skill level or experience.
  • Easy to tweak presets or program your own sounds with.
  • NeoFM covers all important aspects of traditional FM synthesis, but is in no way limited only to bell-style sounds. It offers a very large sonic range, one that is much more varied than other FM synths.
  • Due to its innovative technical approach, neoFM does not suffer from a metallic sound or from the weaknesses of conventional FM.
  • No fewer than 22 combinable synthesis types. Nemesis expands FM with further synthesis methods such as Additive, Formant, Wavetables, Waveshaping, Phase distortion, Sync and Reso synthesis.
  • Contains 1065 inspiring patches from professional designers.
  • Unique signature sound.
  • Nemesis features a large number of exclusive sounds that are not possible with other synthesizers.
  • Perfect for modern, as well as all other music styles.
  • Wave import, resynthesis and the additive spectral editor offer unlimited sonic possibilities.
  • True 4x stereo unison.
  • An extensive number of high-end quality effects, with flexible and innovative routing options.
  • Trancegate with an extensive selection of setup options.
  • High-End sound quality with low demands on your CPU.
  • Powerful, easy-to-use arpeggiator.
  • Manual in three languages



October 2013 The Epic Pads Soundset for Tone2 RayBlaster has been released

Epic Pads kicks Rayblaster's Impulse Modelling a notch and provides a comprehensive collection of rich soundscapes.
Capturing the entire emotional palette, from dramatic strings, expressive vocals, uplifting pads, ambitious atmospherics, up to pure enigmatic textures.
Deep, evolving and of course packed with sonic movement, Epic Pads is the ideal companion to set the right mood for your next production.

Highlights

- 100 superb new pad sounds by professionals
- Unique sound by using the innovative IMS synthesis
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration to the user interface

Genres

Perfect for Electronica, Cinematic, Trance, Sountrack, Dance, Pop, IDM, Ambient, Downtempo, Chillout, Space, New age, Modern classic, Meditation and a wide variety of other music genres.



September 2013
Fuzion soundset for Saurus released

Refresh your Saurus with a sonic blend of vintage analog and modern club sounds.
Fuzion takes you on a voyage into an analog world filled with immense arpeggios, cascading melodies, shimmering pads, ground shaking bass and funk driven synths.
An inspiring collection of 150 carefully designed presets, that will enrich your productions with an old school sound, infused with a modern twist.
By utilizing Saurus' many analog flavors, Fuzion is perfect for mainstream club tracks or new school electronica.

Highlights

- 150 analog, modern sounds
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration to the user interface

This soundset is suitable for a wide range of styles:
 Electronica, Dance, Cinematic, Soundtrack, Trance, Pop, Complextro, DnB, Techno, IDM, HipHop and a wide variety of other music genres.



August 2013 FireBird v2.0 has been released

After seven years of faithful service, the time has come to set the bird free. Firebird itself has become vintage and even though it's no longer profitable to remain a commercial product, we feel that more people should deserve an opportunity to enjoy this sometimes heavily underestimated synthesizer. Which is why we decided to release one last update and turn the product into freeware (previously $79).
We want to say a big THANK YOU to all customers who supported the development of Firebird and other Tone2 products, by purchasing our software.
Please feel free to share Firebird2 with all your friends! We hope you'll enjoy working with Firebird for many more years.

Download link:

http://www.tone2.com/Tone2_FireBird.zip


New features and enhancements:

- Enhanced sound: Less aggressive treble, more smooth
- Ultra quality is selected by default
- Lower CPU because of SSE2 support
- Faster loading and saving of songs
- Smart installer which automatically detects the correct location
- Enhanced host compatibility
- Accidently visiting the website by clicking on the logos is not longer possible
- Reworked some graphics
- First patch was clipping in some hosts

Changes:

- The product is now freeware (previously $79)
- Keyfile is not longer required
- Iqm is switched to off by default

Further notes:

- V2.0 is downward compatible with previous versions
- CPU can reduced by selecting a lower quality in 'setup'
- For technical reasons there will be no 64 bit or Mac version
- You're allowed to share Firebird2 with all your friends
- If you like Firebird please support us by buying other Tone2 products



August 2013 The IMS Exclusive Soundset for Tone2 RayBlaster has been released

IMS Exclusive takes Rayblaster's Impulse Modeling Synthesis capabilities to the next level, breaking sonic barriers with a smooth blend of unique and twisted sounds.
Our designers focused on sounds which are exclusive to IMS and not possible with other synthesizers.
This set contains 150 expressive presets, each build to have its own unique texture and character, providing a wealth of inspiration and creativity for you to work with.

Gritty energetic basses, intricate arpeggios, haunting keys, vivid leads and warped effects, all infused with an attitude and fresh flavor. Unique, Fresh, Exclusive! Get it now!

Highlights

- 150 exquisite new presets by professionals
- Unique sound by using the innovative IMS synthesis
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration to the user interface

Genres

This soundset is suitable for a wide range of styles:
Electronica, Dance, Underground, Cinematic, Soundtrack, Trance, Pop, DnB, Techno, IDM, HipHop and a wide variety of other music genres.



July 2013
Pop & Electro soundset for Saurus released

The crowd is out for fresh tunes so give it to them! Get ready for hot melodies, crisp Electro bass lines and a feel-good club vibe. The Pop & Electro soundset will supply you with 150 modern, up-to-date sounds, perfect for commercial productions. Focusing on a wide variety of modern genres, this soundset will work great for mainstream radio, mainstream night clubs and harder electro/club music.

Highlights

- 150 Fresh, crisp and modern sounds
- Carefully sequenced hook lines
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration to the user interface

This soundset is suitable for a wide range of styles: Pop, Electro House, Swedish House, Dirty Dutch, Complextro, IDM, Synthpop, Dance and Trance



June 2013 The ComplexDroids Soundset for ElectraX has been released

The ComplexDroids soundset contains 200 massive and wide sounds focusing on slamming basslines and hookleads. Inside you will find a large selection of club-ready sounds, bass-like robotic voices and heavy mechanical movement.
Get ready for a dimension of droids, deep crisp saw bass and classic club sounds, with the potential to make any dance floor go crazy. All patches are carefully tweaked for instant inspiration, ease of work and very likely hook elements in your track. ComplexDroids takes advantage of the powerful sequencing possibilities that ElectraX offers. Many sounds use several layers and combine up to 4 arpeggiators. By turning off single layers you can access individual sounds, since many patches consist of up to 4 layers, potentially, you got a lot more sounds in there.

Complexdroids is a must have for Complextro, Dirty Electro, modern Dubstep and of course many other dance oriented genres.



May 2013
The Arpeggiator Expansion for Saurus is available

Expand your sonic arsenal with this extensive collection of arpeggios, grooves and rhythmic soundscapes. The Arpeggiator expansion library is filled to the rim with inspirational sounds, running in perfect sync to the tempo of your track and ready to breathe life into any club track. Featuring Trance arps, pulsating basses, evolving sequences, phat rhythms and groove laden textures, Arpeggiator takes it all to the next level.
The Arpeggiator expansion also contains an inspiring collection of arp patterns, no less then 100 new arpeggios were added to create your own sounds or refresh presets.

Expansion highlights

- 200 superb new presets by professionals
- 100 new arpeggiator patterns
- Customize Saurus with 2 additional skins (White & Black)
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration to the user interface

Genres

This soundset is suitable for a wide range of styles:
Electronica, Trance, Soundtrack, IDM, Cinematic, Synthpop, HipHop, Dance, Goa,
Hardstyle, Electro and a wide variety of other music genres.



April 2013 The Chiptunes Soundset for ElectraX has been released

Inspired by classic computer & game consoles, Chiptune is a collection of 220 beautiful old school sounds for ElectraX.
Whether you are already well versed into chip music, or just looking to add that vintage 8 bit vibe to your music, Chiptune will provide you with those classic, nostalgia-inducing sounds that are synonymous with yesteryear's audio circuitry.

Turn your ElectraX into a classic 8 bit machine, with grungy basses, animated arpeggios, chirpy synths, dirty leads, trippy effects, old skool sequences and lo-fi drum patterns. All rich in character and ready to be used in the next fakebit production.

The Chiptune soundset is suitable for Chiptune, Fakebit, 8-bit, Synthpop, Electrotune, Game, Complextro, DnB, Trance, Hardcore and a wide variety of other music genres.



March 2013
The Ambisphere Soundset or Tone2 RayBlaster has been released

Ambisphere is the ideal companion for contemporary songwriting, providing instant inspiration for composers.
Jam packed with high-end quality sounds that will bring color to any piece of audio work, Ambisphere takes you on an aural journey filled with organic atmospheres, complex soundscapes, gritty textures, dark drones and evolving effects.
Utilising Rayblaster's unique Impulse Modelling Synthesis (IMS) technology and 70MB of new impulse responses, each preset in Ambisphere has been carefully designed to provide the depth, expression, complexity and beauty required to set the right mood.

Highlights

- 150 exquisite new presets by professionals
- Unique sound by using the innovative IMS synthesis
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration to the user interface

Genres

This soundset is suitable for a wide range of styles:
Ambient, Electronica, Chillout, Space, New age, Meditation, Soundtrack, IDM, Cinematic, Downtempo, Industrial, Synthpop, Modern classic, Jazz, TV



February 2013
ElectraX v1.4 has been released (free for all ElectraX customers)

This update includes a large number of new features and enhancements.

Enhancements:

- Better overall performance in big projects
- Reworked graphics and skins
- Enhanced workflow
- The GUI code was completely rewritten. It's faster and supports alpha blending now.
- Enhanced LFOs (random types & frequencies below 4Hz)
- More easy installation on PC and Mac
- Legato
- Key follow of filter with glide
- Faster loading
- Enhanced installers
- Gatekeeper support on Mac
- 64 bit version is Windows8 compatible
- Many other small enhancements


New features:

- 64 Bit VST & AU version for Mac (requires OSX 10.5 or higher)
- Mousewheel support for list selectors and knobs (if host supports it)
- PDF can now be be viewed from within plugin (Mac)


Fixes:

- Workaround for a host bug in Logic (when garbage Midi data is sent to the plugin)
- Fix for hosts which did not open GUI on plugin loading (Ableton, Logic)
- Workaround for a Windows problem when mouse buttons are clicked for a long time
- Fix for a possible permission problem in OSX Lion
- Fixed a memory leak
- Legato, sustain pedal
- Fixed some GUI glitches
- Several smaller bugfixes



January 2013
Saurus v1.1 has been released (free for all Saurus customers)

This update includes a large number of new features and enhancements.

New features:

- Arpeggiator can be loaded and saved
- Added 42 additional arpeggiator patterns
- Selecting patches by clicking on the arrows is supported now
- Included 14 demosounds of Analog SoundSet
- Gatekeeper support (Mac)
- Help PDF can be shown from GUI (Mac)
- Windows8 support for 64 bit versions

Enhancements:

- Enhanced sound of boost
- Enhanced sound of 24dB filter
- Enhanced sound of feedback
- Enhanced sound of sync
- Enhanced sound of unison in poly16 mode
- Enhanced sound of OSC noise
- Enhanced Legato
- More punchy sound
- Slighly enhanced shape of volume envelope
- Enhanced installers
- Many other minor enhancements

Changes:

- Removed demo voice
- Demo time has been extended to 20 min
- Init patch is available in demo

Fixes:

- Fixed a memory leak
- Fixed a rarely appearing problem with hanging notes
- Sustain pedal
- Fixed a subtle click which could happen with allSoundOff in 44 khz
- Fixed wrong labels of LFO waveforms
- Some fixes in list selectors



January 2013 The Futuron Expansion for Tone2 RayBlaster has been released

The Futuron expansion takes Rayblaster's capabilities even further, delivering a wide palette of complex sounds, longing to be explored and tweaked.

With a clear focus on fresh new material, morphed, mangled and blended into a unique collection of sounds, Futuron showcases Rayblaster's finest creations, harnessing the unlimited potential Impulse Modelling Synthesis has to offer.

This 160 preset expansion library is packed with deep evolving pads, massive basses, vibrant keys, dirty leads, phat rhythmics and angelic vocals. Next to these pristine sounds, Futuron also contains an inspiring collection of new waveforms, filters and samples, all ready to be used in your own productions.

Expansion highlights

- 160 exquisite new presets by professionals
- 50 new impulse responses for additional filters and waveforms
- 30 new loops and samples for resynthesis
- 3 additional new skins (White, Red and Vintage)
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration to the user interface




December 2012
Tone2 RayBlaster has been released

RayBlaster - a radically new form of synthesis!

Impulse Modelling Synthesis (IMS) is far more than a marketing buzzword - it represents a radically new and different approach in sound generation.
Based on the latest research in psychoacoustics, Tone2 RayBlaster unveils a completely new and unique world of sounds that is exclusive to RayBlaster and not possible with other synthesizers.

  • A revolutionary new method of synthesis
  • Provides access to completely new sonic territory
  • High-end sound quality
  • Create distinctive sounds that are impossible to produce with other synthesizers
  • Allows your music to stand out from the crowd!
  • Delivers professional sound quality that is never muddy and fits well into the mix
  • Sounds more detailed, appealing, fat and louder than conventional synths
  • Allows for Independent control over pitch, timing and timbre
  • Filter import: Mimic filters of other synthesizers or create your own fantasy filters.
  • Resynthesis allows easy import & manipulation of your own sounds
  • Huge sonic range and very flexible
  • Easy to use & fun to play
  • Over 500 ready-to-use sounds created by professional designers
  • Psychoacoustic processing
  • Expandability
  • Low CPU usage allows to load many instances of RayBlaster without dropouts
  • Fair price


November 2012 Dark Toxic soundset for Saurus released

In a world filled with sounds it is sometimes hard to find something new, something from the depths of darkness that rips through the norm and sets your track apart.
Dark Toxic is that something! Using Saurus' powerful oscillators, squelchy filters and a wealth of modulation options, our sound designers set out to create the dirtiest of the dirty. 
140 original sounds programmed from scratch to showcase the dark side of Saurus, with a clear focus on the harder edged sounds for genres such as Drum and Bass, Complextro, Dubstep, Grindcore and Electronica.
Dark Toxic covers the entire dirt range, from cone trashing basses to club smashing leads and pads, all to bring you the best in raw dark synth power.

Genres: Drum and Bass, Complextro, Dubstep, Grindcore, Electronica and a wide variety of other music genres. 



October 2012 Top of the Clubs soundset for Saurus released

“Raise your hands, Feel the energy, Feel the rush, are you ready to go crazy?”, words often spoken by MC's all over the world during the sets of some of the top DJ's. But it's the music that gives the crowd that adrenaline shot in the arm and the feeling of total euphoria, and no more so than in a club.

Now you can get the massive sounds with the Top of the Clubs soundset for Saurus. Bringing you the best in huge leads, spaced out arps, immense bass lines and ambient pads, the Top of the Clubs soundset covers all the bases for creating modern music.

Utilizing the power of Saurus, our professional sound designers have engineered a sound bank capable of blowing apart any dance floor in the world.
With over 230 ready to go sounds, Top of the Clubs is a bank that shows the true power of analogue synthesis in the virtual world. You too, can make your own dance floor slammers that will ignite any party.

Genres: Trance, Electronica, House, HipHop, RnB, Dance, Electro, IDM, Hardcore and a wide variety of other music genres.



September 2012
Vocalic soundset for ElectraX released

Ever wanted to hear your synth growl like a wild animal or sing like a choir of angels? Look no further, Vocalic offer the best selection of presets with a clear focus on vocal and formant sounds.

Packed full of vocal pads, vocoders, rhythmical sections, human beatboxes and sound effects, Vocalic shows the versatility of ElectraX's powerful wavetable synthesis and sampler features.
Over 240 individual presets with new wavetables and samples, each created by professional sound designers to inspire and fill your vocal effect section with new ideas, from an ambient choir to a nasty growl, the Vocalic soundset unleashes the true power of ElectraX.

This vocal library contains both synthesized and resynthesized material incorporating 200 MB of new sample content, due to its multi-layer and complex patch setup the complete soundset features a total of 400+ sounds.

Genres: Soundtrack, Ambient, Trance & Electronica and a wide variety of other music genres.



August 2012
Tone2 Gladiator v2.4 released (free for all Gladiator2 customers)

This huge update includes a 64 bit VST and AU version for Mac, a 64 bit standalone version for PC, a more comfortable installation and many enhancements.

Enhancements:

  • Slightly enhanced graphics
  • The GUI code was completely rewritten. It's faster and supports alpha blending now.

New features:

  • 64 Bit VST & AU version for Mac (requires OSX 10.5 or higher)
  • 64 Bit demo for PC and Mac
  • 64 Bit standalone version for PC
  • PDF can now be be viewed from within plugin (Mac)
  • Comfortable registration
  • Smart installer for PC which automatically detects the plugin directory

Compatibility fixes:

  • Workaround for a Windows problem when mouse button is clicked for a long time
  • Fix for a possible permission problem in OSX Lion
  • Several minor fixes



July 2012 Analog soundset for Saurus released

Taking you on a journey through an analog world the Analog soundset digs deeper into Saurus' offerings with an emphasis on authentic vintage sounds.
This collection of 214 classic synth sounds including emulations of the Moog, Oberheim, Phophet, Jupiter, Juno, Arp Solina, Clavinet and many others suits almost every style of Electronic music.
Let Analog take you back to a time when these machines were at the center of every studio and now be the source for your creative productions
Enjoy its warm strings, expressive brass, dirty leads, squelchy basses, screaming synths, vibrant pads and just let it inspire you.

Genres: Old School Electronica, Synthesizer, 70s, 80s, Pop, Techno, Rock, House, Funk, Synth Pop and a wide variety of other music genres.



June 2012
Tone2 AkustiX v1.1 has been released (free for all AkustiX customers)

This update includes a drastic enhancement in sound quality, lower latency, improved performance, per-channel insert support and 64 bit Mac versions.

  • Enhanced performance
  • Drastically reduced latency of loudness, stereo widener, EQ, Lazer Punch, exciter, mono
  • Enhanced sound of virtual surround, silky surround, tone, diffuse cream, noise reduction, clarity enhance
  • New exciter algorithm
  • Faster loading
  • Smart installers for PC and Mac which automatically detect the plugin directory
  • 64 bit Mac versions (VST and AU plugin; universal binary; requires OSX 10.5 or higher)
  • 0 ms latency (if host supports it)
  • Enhanced resampling in 48, 88 & 96 kHz
  • Additional HF filter for 88 & 96 kHz for smoother sound
  • Fixed an exotic bug where programs were not loaded properly

Additional notes:

The main task of AkustiX is enhancement, mastering and audio restauration. AkustiX should be placed as an insert effect which processes the sum of all channels, because some dynamic psychoakustic effects like fatbass or clarity enhance only can work in this way. However AkustiX v1.1 can now also be loaded as an insert effect for single channels, since may users requested this.
We recommend to run AkustiX with 44kHz.




May 2012
Drums! soundset for ElectraX released

Get your kicks on with the new Drums! soundset for ElectraX. Drums! takes ElectraX' multi-layer concept even further by combining synthesis and sampling to create a comprehensive percussive library.
Rhythmatic heaven for those looking for mashed up kicks, cone thrashing sub bass, phat snares, vibrant grooves, vocoded sequences and block rockin' beats, bringing percussion to the next level and providing you with loads of inspiration for your latest productions.

This 200 preset drum kit and groove library is packed with both synthesized and resynthesized material incorporating 50 MB of fresh new sample content, including human drums, electronic beats and a selection of processed drum hits and loops, due to its multi-layer and complex patch
setup the complete soundset features a total of 600+ sounds.



April 2012
Our new product Tone2 Saurus has been released

True analog sound with state of art functionality!

It has been the aim of developers the world over to bring the best “Virtual Analog” synths possible to re-create the sound of classic hardware.
However the products of most competitors are at best mere approximations of what happens in the real world.
We set out to create not just another synthesizer with character, but one that truly represents the analog sound. We carefully measured and modeled the circuits of many classic performance synthesizers, including even single capacitors and resistors to provide an extremely accurate analog model, faithfully capturing the spirit and character of these old machines. All without placing heavy demands on your CPU or budget.

What is the advantage of Saurus?

  • True Analog Modelling Technology
  • High-end sound quality
  • Saurus replaces a large number of expensive analog synthesizers
  • Low CPU and high reliability
  • Low price
  • Free personal support and updates
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Unique sounds which no other synthesizer can create
  • Huge sonic range
  • Flexibility, expandability
  • Ships with 563 outstanding presets from 21 top sound designers

Features

  • Covers all important aspects of traditional analog synths
  • Mono, Legato & Polyphonic modes employing analog voice management
  • Two Syncable Oscillators and two Sub Oscillators
  • Not just standard waveforms but also a large number of exotic ones
  • Pulse Width Modulation and Oscillator Sync applicable to every waveform
  • Oscillator Drift, Phase and Noise Modulation controls
  • Noise FM, AM and Ring Modulation for Oscillators
  • Analog filter with self-oscillation, nonlinearity, 6 filter types, FM and feedback
  • LFOs and modulation capable of running at audio-rate
  • Powerful Arpeggiator with extensive configuration possibilities
  • Flexible Modulation Matrix with new features, including a filter
  • Programmable gate
  • 4x Stereo Unison modes with spread and panning control
  • Analog modeled Distortion and Tube amp
  • Optional Psycho-Acoustic processing
  • High-end quality Effects



February 2012 We have a new business partner: Planet Bass Records.

We will collaborate with this record label and help talented Tone2 customers to get record contracts. We plan to do also sponsoring and contests where you can win free software.
Planet Bass is one of the leading importers/exporters of commercial Trance, House, Electro, Techno & Ambient music.
http://www.pb-records.com



January 2012
Dance & Trance soundset for ElectraX released

The Dance & Trance soundset offers a hand-picked selection of over 400 meticulously programmed sounds for ElectraX, designed by a team of professional sounddesigners.
With its anthemic leads and gates, massive basses, pulsating arps, multi-layered sequences and lush warm pads Dance & Trance is the perfect sound library for your Electronic productions.



December 2011
FilterBank v3.3 released (PC/Mac) (free for all FilterBank3 customers)

New features:

  • 64 Bit version for PC
  • Standalone Synthesizer version for PC

Improvemets:

  • PC installer automatically detects VST directory
  • Improved compatibility for Windows7 and Vista Systems
  • Improved stability
  • Various workarounds for several host bugs
  • Faster loading
  • Improved performance


October 2011
Wavetables expansion for ElectraX released

The Wavetables Expansion is available now! It’s an inspiring package of additional sounds and waveforms.
The expansion delivers a wide palette of action packed sequences, multi-layered arps, complex soundscapes, deep pads, gritty basses and rich synth sounds.
Wavetables is suitable for Electronic, IDM, Soundtrack, Dance, Atmosphere, Pop, Ambient, House and a wide variety of other music genres.

  • 200 unique presets with over 300 sounds using new wavetables
  • Professional sound designers
  • 236 selected, licensed waveforms in high-end quality
  • Over 60000 new timbres because all waveforms can be morphed
  • Waveforms are in WAV format and compatible with any sound editor
  • Easy-to-use installer and comfortable integration to the user interface.


September 2011
AkustiX enhancer has been released

AkustiX Enhancer is available now! It’s a collection of six essential enhancement tools combined into one intuitive user interface.
Ideal for tracks as well as full mixes AkustiX features six powerful effects: Psycho EQ, Ultra Stereo, Phase Enhance, Multi Exciter, Smart Filter and Stereo Width.
Each effect is based on the latest developments in research and offers multiple ways to enhance the sound of your recordings drastically by using psycho-acoustic processing.
AkustiX is easy to use and works well with nearly all kinds of material. It's a one-click solution to make your mix sound professional without knowing about mastering-voodoo.

  • Six essential effects to complement your track and mastering process
  • Add brightness, transparency, fatness, vibrancy and depth to your mix
  • Restore and revitalize old recordings
  • Drastically enhances stereo mixes
  • Exclusive new technology based on the latest in psychoacoustics research
  • Elegant and intuitive user interface
  • High-end quality processing
  • Powerful spectrum analyzer & phase meter to visualize imaging and phase
  • Suitable for mix, mastering and signal restoration purposes
  • Ships with professional presets for a broad range of mix & mastering tasks
     

August 2011 Morphing soundset for ElectraX released

Morphing is an inspiring collection of 200 hand-picked presets for ElectraX programmed by a team of professional sound designers.
The Morphing soundset focuses on ElectraX' extensive capabilities to morph oscillator shapes and wavetables to deliver a wide palette of complex soundscapes, warped arps, evolving pads, powerful basses and massive synth sounds.
Morphing is suitable for Electronic, House, Soundtrack, Dance, Ambient, IDM and a wide variety of other music genres.



July 2011 BiFilter v2.3 released (PC) - free for all BiFilter2 customers

New features:

  • 64 bit version for PC

Improvements:

  • PC installer automatically detects VST directory
  • Improved compatibility for Windows7 and Vista Systems



June 2011 ElectraX v1.2 released (PC & Mac) - free for all ElectraX customers

New features:

  • 'Load patch to synth' allows to stack up to 4 patches for fat multitimbral sounds
  • 'Copy' button now includes the option to create 4x stereo unison patch
  • The filter section has been extended with multiple unique Fractal Filters. These innovative, new filter types are exclusive and not available from any other company.
  • Analog modeled 'Moog' filter (Analog controls self oscillation and non-linearity)
  • Analog modeled State Variable Low-pass with 'Filter-FM' (analog controls FM amount)
  • Nonlinear 12dB Low-pass 'LP Shaped' filter
  • Native PC 64 Bit standalone version
  • 20 additional patches
  • The oscillators now support drag&drop for wav and resynthesis import
  • Samples longer than 10 seconds can be loaded now
  • Loop/Single is automatically set on sample import
  • Octave/Semi is automatically detected from sample name (e.g. Piano_A-3.wav)
  • Last directory is remembered on wav load and fxp load/save
  • Mod Matrix destination 'Start' sets OSC start phase or sample start point
  • Mod Matrix destination 'Mix' crossblends between filter1 and filter2
  • Mod Matrix sources 'Midi CC', 'Breath', 'Foot', 'Expression', 'Hold'...
  • Mod Matrix source 'VoiceNr' returns a value which depends on the current voice number
  • Mod Matrix source 'NumKeys' counts the number of pressed keys for more dynamic expression
  • Mod Matrix source 'KeySat.' returns a saturated version of key follow
  • Mod Matrix source 'Impulse' returns a 1ms long impulse suitable for attack sounds
  • Mod Matrix: 12 additional analog 'Decay' envelopes as source

Improvements:

  • Improved graphics with 4 new skins
  • FM on/off, OSC on/off, Distortion type and Sync can also be changed during playback
  • Oscillators that are FM modulated by a deactivated source do no longer output noise
  • Many improvements in sample handling
  • Up/down controls now display an arrow and are more smooth to handle
  • Improved sound when using glide mode
  • ElectraX is more robust against broken Midi data which is sent by hosts
  • Improved CPU compatibility
  • Waiting icon is now displayed during patch load
  • 'Analog' psychoacoustic mode has been improved
  • Smarter installer

Changes:

  • Trancegate is now only available as Insert Effect

Fixes:

  • Fixed a crash which could happen if patches were loaded during playback
  • Fixed a possible problem with could result in hanging notes
  • Fixed a rarely appearing problem where the plugin did not output sound
  • Fixed a rarely appearing GUI freeze
  • Fixed a click in sample playback
  • Fixed a possible glitch in the filters



23.5.2011
Vintage soundset for ElectraX released

Vintage is an inspiring collection of 220 presets with for ElectraX programmed by a team of professional sound designers.
With its oldschool synth sounds, phat basses, expressive pads, multi-layered sequences and dark atmospheres Vintage is packed with a rich blend of classic sounds, delivering the complete range from analog to digital with a fresh twist.
Vintage is suitable for Electronic, Pop, Techno, House, Soundtrack, Dance, IDM and a wide variety of other music genres



18.4.2011
Warmverb Multi-FX v1.2 released (PC & Mac) - free for all Warmverb customers

New features:

  • 64 Bit support for PC
  • SSE2 support

Improvements:

  • Slightly improved performance
  • Improved compatibility for Windows7 and Vista Systems
  • Smart installer which automatically fixes possible Windows7 compatibility problems of VST directory
  • Improved host compatibility
  • Important Popups are always displayed on top
  • Many minor improvements

Fixes:

  • Removed a small click after silence
  • Fixed high CPU of demo version on Mac
  • Fixed a possible crash on Mac


31.3.2011
Voltage! soundset for ElectraX released

Voltage! is an inspiring collection of 200 presets for ElectraX, ingeniously programmed by professional sound designers and suitable for a wide variety of music genres including Techno, Trance, Electronic, Dubstep, House, Dance, Progressive...
With its multi-layered arps, deep sequences, smooth leads, exciting Pads and massive bass sounds Voltage! is the perfect complement to your ElectraX experience.
The high quality sounds are a hand-picked selection created by a large number of professional sound designers.



28.2.2011
Gladiator v2.3 released (PC & Mac) - free for all Gladiator2 customers

New features:

  • 64 bit version of VST plugin for PC
  • Standalone version for PC
  • SSE2 support
  • Scrollbars in standalone version for low resolution displays
  • Gladiator now ships with 1135 sounds (30 new ones have been added)
  • Progression and Workstation soundset have an own section in 'category'

Improvements:

  • Improved compatibility for Windows7 and Vista Systems
  • Improved sound quality: Better psychoacoustic processing and cleaner sound
  • Smart installer which automatically fixes possible Windows7 compatibility problems of VST directory
  • Slightly improved usability and workflow
  • Slightly lower CPU
  • Important Popups are always displayed on top
  • More precise fine tuning of knobs with shift+leftMouseButton

Changes:

  • Editor is large by default
  • The soundsets can now be installed by placing Workstation.glb or Progression.glb within the plugin directory

Fixes:

  • Minor GUI and audio fixes
  • Workarounds for some well-known host bugs
  • Fixed a bug in 'sin spirit mode'



31.1.2011
ElectraX v1.1 released (PC & Mac) -
 
free for all ElectraX customers

New feature:

The arpeggiator has been extended.
'S' restarts the note-order-sorting. This is very usefull to syncronize rhythmic patterns and to get a more harmonic beat which does not rely on the number of pressed keys. We recommend to put an 'S' in the 1st or the 8th slot of the arp and play it life!

Improvements:

  • Improved host compatibility
  • Improved usablity and workflow
  • Improved compatibility for Windows7 and Vista Systems
  • Improved Midi learn
  • More easy installation

Changes:

  • Less popups
  • Demo test time has been extended

Fixes:

  • Workarounds for various host bugs
  • Fixed a possible crash and some GUI glitches
  • Installer automatically fixes possible Windows7 compatibility problems of VST directory



1.12.2010
ElectraX released

Tone2 are pleased to present its new sonic warrior: ElectraX!

Explore the vast musical universe of multi-synthesis oscillators, analog modeled filters, chaotic fractals, samples, psychoacoustic processing, flexible modulation and an immense sonic range.
Combine multiple polyphonic or monophonic synthesizers and 13 different synthesis methods to create incredible results while the well-designed preset management system provides access to a large library of sounds carefully crafted by professional designers.

Feature summary:

  • Four full-featured synthesizers in one interface
  • High-end sound quality with multicore processor support and low CPU usage
  • 13 different combinable synthesis methods
  • High flexibility and easy to use Psychoacoustic processing
  • Analog modelling
  • 4x multitimbral
  • 64x4 voices
  • 560 presets by professional sound designers
  • 23 exclusive analog modeled filter types
  • 45 oscillator types
  • More than 1000 waveforms
  • 18 effect types including on-board vocoder; Master effect section with Equalizer
  • Flexible modulation
  • Customizable user interface with 4 skins
  • Flexible preset management

Features per synthesizer

  • Monophonic, legato, polyphonic, glide play modes
  • 3 multi-synthesis oscillators
  • Multiple synthesis types: VA, FM, AM, Phase Distortion, Samples, Resynthesis & import of custom Wavetables, Ultrasaw, PWM and Sync.
  • Exclusive Fractal Synthesis
  • Dual multimode filters
  • Dual multimode distortion/waveshaper
  • 3 LFOs (global or per voice) capable of running into the audio range
  • Step LFO, BPM syncable
  • Four Envelope generators
  • Arpeggiator
  • Insert effect, BPM syncable
  • Key splitting



3.10.2010
Workstation soundset for Gladiator 2 released

Workstation is a Gladiator 2 soundset featuring 155 new and exciting presets designed by Bastiaan van Noord, showcasing what Gladiator's Harmonic Content Morphing synthesis is capable of.
A collection of warm & lush pads, beautiful soundscapes, pumping basses and fierce synth sounds, suitable for a wide range of music genres, including Progressive, Electronica, IDM, Minimal and Cinematic.



12.7.2010
Progression soundset for Gladiator 2 released

Progression is a Gladiator 2 soundset featuring 128 new and exciting presets designed by Marco Scherer.
It’s an exclusive collection of lush pads, animated arps, pumping basses and fierce synth sounds, suitable for Techno, Minimal, Psytrance, Progressive, Goa, Electronic and a wide variety of other music genres.



18.3.2010
State of Art expansion for Gladiator 2 released

State of Art adds exciting new features and a collection of 315 ingeniously programmed sounds by professional sound designers.

It contains a large number of unrivaled sounds which can exclusively be created with Tone2’s innovative HCM synthesis.
The presets are suitable for a wide range of genres including Ambient, Experimental, Progressive, Atmosphere, Film Score, Chillout, EDM, Dance, Trance and Electronica.
A must have if you're looking for new sounds, or want to expand Gladiator with more features.

Expansion highlights:

  • 315 inspiring, unique presets aimed at miscellaneous genres of electronic music
  • 26 additional waves for OSC5
  • 8 additional high-end filter types
  • 2 additional analog modeled distortion types
  • Waveshaper
  • Trancegate
  • 7 additional effects


1.2.2010 Our new forum is online

The forum is an optional and free support service which is available for all Tone2 customers. Registered users get access to exclusive contents.



10.11.2009 Dance & Trance Expansion for Gladiator 2 released

Dance & Trance adds a large number of exciting new features and a collection of 324 ingeniously programmed sounds by professional sound designers.

It is suitable for a wide range of genres including Dance, Trance, House, Electronica, Ambient, Disco, Synthpop, Drum & Bass, Breakbeat, Industrial, IDM and Techno. 
It’s a must have if you're looking for new sounds, or want to expand Gladiator with more features.

Expansion highlights:

  • 324 inspiring, unique presets aimed at miscellaneous genres of electronic music by 8 professional sound designers
  • 8 additional high-end filter types
  • 2 additional analog modeled distortion types
  • A innovative new waveshaper
  • Trancegate
  • 7 additional effects



25.9.2009
Gladiator v2.2 released (PC/Mac) (free for all Gladiator 2 customers)

New: Midi learn support

PC: Shift + strg/control + left mousebutton on a knob activates Midi learn mode. If Midi learn is activated the next incoming Midi controler command is assigned to the knob. The Midi learn configuration of all controlers is stored in an automatically generated file 'gladiatormidi.cfg' within the vst directory. If 'gladiatormidi.cfg' is deleted it automatically resets to the default assignments.

Mac: Shift + Apple + left mousebutton on a knob activates Midi learn mode. If Midi learn is activated the next incoming Midi controler command is assigned to the knob. The Midi learn configuration of all controlers is stored in an automatically generated file 'Library/Audio/Plugins/gladiatormidi.cfg'. If 'gladiatormidi.cfg' is deleted it automatically resets to the default assignments.

New features, changes, fixes and improvements:

  • Smoother overall sound with more 'analog hardware-like' feeling
  • More punchy envelopes
  • Drastically improved sound of Chorus and Ensemble effect. Replaced them with an 'analog modeled' version.
  • Additional lowpass filter: LP Superfat
  • New modifier: 'Time Delay' delays an oscillator spectrum
  • New modifier: 'Pitch Harmonizer' stacks up to 16 additional harmonics to an osciallator spectrum
  • New modifier: 'Pitch Octaver' stacks up to 8 oscillators which are tuned in octaves
  • Improved Moog filter: Analog modelling with self oscillation support for high resonance
  • Smoother filter sound: Comb+, Double Comb
  • Improved LP 12dB Analog, BP 12dB Analog, HP 12dB Analog: More silky treble
  • 35 additional sounds
  • Reworked and resorted factory presets
  • Slightly improved psychoacoustical processing
  • Full version: User name is shown above preset browser
  • Improved robustness against user errors and corrupt installations
  • A warning is displayed if a user tries to register with the wrong keyfile
  • Renamed filters: "Comb1"->"Comb+","Comb2"->"Double Comb"
  • The hotkey 'm' resets the mod matrix (Note: Not all hosts support this)
  • Gladiator banks (glb files) contain now up to 4096 presets
  • Fixed (Fullversion on Mac): Username sometimes was not displayed correctly
  • Fixed a rarely appearing crash that could appear with certain system configurations (PC)
  • Two spectra were missing because of invalid filenames (Mac)
  • Fixed a possible crash with Midi CC 121

 

7.8.2009 FireBird+ v1.11 released (free for all FireBird+ users)

Improved sound quality:

  • More 'punchy' envelopes
  • Cleaner filter sweeps
  • 'Smoother' overall sound with more 'hardware feeling'
  • Slightly reduced reverb mix for combi effects

New features:

  • 137 additional sounds from Bastiaan van Noord (Abstracts) and Xenos
  • Additonal patterns for ARP
  • Arrow up/down key selects previous/next preset
  • Included spanish handbook

Further improvements:

  • Improved host compatibility
  • Faster loading
  • Reduced CPU spikes
  • Installer automatically detects vst directory


13.6.2009
The Electronic expansion for Gladiator 2 released

The 'Electronic expansion' is a big preset and feature expansion pack for Gladiator 2. Designed by the professional sound designers Markus Feil, Bryan 'Xenos' Lee and Bastiaan van Noord, 'Electronic' is a collection of more then 300 sounds and new add-on features.

Impressive arpeggiator sequences, resonant basses, groovy drumlines, vocaloid sounds, cutting leads, chiptune sounds, techno stabs, rhythmic trancegates, deep housechords, atmospheric pads and ambient textures are among the many types of electronic sounds featured inside this expansion. A must have if you're looking for new sounds or if you want to expand Gladiator with more features.

Expansion highlights:

  • 300+ inspiring, unique presets aimed at miscellaneous genres of electronic music. The additional sounds can be accessed directly from the interface.
  • Stereo Trancegate: Featuring no less then 22 patterns for rhythmic gate effects
  • Reverb Ultra: Reverb Ultra uses a new high-quality reverb algorithm, its soft and diffuse sound make it especially
    suitable for larger rooms and sculpting the proper ambience.
  • Three new early reflection effects: Early reflection, reverse reflection and gated reflection
  • Aliaser: A LoFi retro-effect that works by mirroring the signal's spectrum at the cutoff frequency
  • Stereo Enhance: A stereo width effect, equipped with a High-Shelf filter to expand the stereo field while keeping the
    lower frequencies intact.
  • Three additional skins as free bonus content: Black, gold and red skin



11.6.2009
Gladiator v2.1 released (PC/Mac) (free for all Gladiator 2 customers)

Improvements in sound quality:

  • Drastically improved low notes oscillator sound
  • Improved reverb sound: Softer and more diffuse reverb tails
  • Improved psychoacustical processing
  • Improved spectral slope of low frequencies to reduce gibbs effect for more 'analog' sound
  • Improved sound quality of intelligent microtuning (IQM): Warmer sound for long release times
  • Extended dB range of master volume knob
  • Reworked existing factory presets: Warmer sound

New features:

  • 3 new phase modulators for analog sounding pulsewidth modulation: PWM, PWM alt, phase shift
  • Added song position sync support for LFO 1/2 ('bpm' has to be set to 'on' and 'retrigger' to 'off')
  • Added split keyboard support; new modulation sources: Low keys, High keys
  • Added new 'split' arp mode which applies ARP on high keys only and leaves low keys for basses
  • 18 new factory sounds

Changes, fixes and improvements:

  • Faster loading time of PC full version
  • Demo version: Nag Voice only every 9 minutes instead of every minute
  • Improved host compatibility: Cubase 4 & 5, Orion, Fruity Loops, Logic
  • Fixed (PC): Wrong version number was displayed in Cubase
  • Fixed: Microglitch in volume envelope
  • Fixed (Full version, Mac): 'Demoversion' instead of user name was displayed for 2 seconds after loading
  • Fixed (PPC Mac): 'Spec format' and 'Spec clean' modifier could output silence
  • Fixed (FUll version, Mac): 'save all' could crash Gladiator2
  • Changed (Mac): Focus of mouseover when 'show editor' was set to 'off'

 

7.5.2009 Warmverb Multi-FX v1.1 released (PC/Mac) (free for all Warmverb customers)

Changes, fixes and improvements:

  • Added Trancegate effect:
    - dry/wet mix
    - beat
    - speed (synced to BPM and song position)
    - soften (from an edgy square-like shape to a soft sinoid shape)
    - offset (defines the relative position of the rhythm)
  • Added early 3 reflection effects:
    "Reflect \" Early reflections
    "Reflect /" Reverse reflections, reverse Reverb
    "Reflect -" Gated reflections, gated Reverb
    Effect parameters:
    Time, Density, Damp, Pre-delay
  • Added Aliaser effect
  • Bypass switches for effects
  • Additional serial routing scheme: IN->FX1->FX2->EQ->FX3->FX4->OUT
  • 43 new presets
  • Improved sound of 'Reverb large' and 'Reverb ultra'
  • Vocoder can be tuned by sending midi notes to Warmverb.
  • Improved performance
  • Blue glow for activated buttons
  • Stereo enhancer swapped left and right channel



3.5.2008
Abstracts FireBird+ expansion updated (free for all Abstracts customers)

Abstracts and its demo have been updated, the expansion now features 600 presets and the demo bank now has 128 presets.



17.2.2009 Gladiator 2 released

A revolution in synthesis!
The award winning HCM synthesis offers new aural territory and a huge sonic range in high-end sound quality.

“Finally, a company that makes a synthesizer that offers a new synthesis technique. HCM is not just some meaningless “buzzword” that’s a rehash of more of the same... It gives a new direction in dynamic expression.” (Recording magazine 10/2008)

Gladiator 2 supports an exhaustive list of synthesis types:

  • Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM3)
  • Frequency Modulation (FM)
  • Amplitude Modulation (AM)
  • Phase Distortion (PD)
  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
  • Phase Modulation (PM)
  • Oscillator sync
  • Wave shaping
  • Supersaw
  • Resynthesis playback
  • Vocoding
  • Additive
  • Sample playback


Features

  • High-end sound quality: Analog, warm, transparent and fat
  • Huge sonic range, unique sound
  • Different synthesis types can be combined
  • Low CPU, high reliability
  • Semi-modular, high flexibility, expandability
  • 1050 professional sounds
  • Real stereo, Dolby Prologic II encoding
  • Up to 18 oscillators per voice, 4x stereo unison
  • 110 different oscillator types with 36865 waveforms
  • Aliasfree, 162x oversampling
  • Psychoacoustical processing
  • 41 unique filters (Analog, vocal, comb, Moog, phaser, EQ, ...)
  • 20 different effects
  • 7 distortion types with warm, analog sound
  • Programmable arpeggiator, step LFO and trancegate
  • BPM syncable
  • IQM for clearer chords (intelligent microtuning)

 

10.9.2008 Abstracts FireBird+ expansion released

Expand your mind and Firebird!

Abstracts is a collection of 440+ patches, an extensive 30 page manual including step by step tutorials with tips and hints for Firebird+ and a patch list with descriptions and tags for easy access to your sounds.

Featuring deep basses, ambient textures, rhythmic elements, leads and evolving pad sounds, Abstracts showcases the true strength of Firebird's Harmonic Content Morphing synthesis.

The sounds are designed to be as usable as possible, ranging from bread and butter leads to complex ambient soundscapes, every patch is setup to cover keyboard controllers like Mod wheel, Pitch bend and velocities.
Next to the usual fxb format, presets inside the expansion banks are included as single fxp files, sorted by categories as well as sorted by bank. Of course 'no FX' versions of all the banks are also included
Inside the expansion you will also find 210 percussion and effect samples in wav format (60mb), taken from the included percussion, effect and variation patches of these sounds.


1.8.2008
Warmverb Multi-FX v1.0 (Mac) and v1.01 (PC) released (free for all Warmverb customers)

The Mac version is available now as VST/AU universal binary.

Fixes and changes in v1.01 (PC):

  • Plugin does not longer output a feedback noise in hosts which do not clear output buffers
  • Effect buffers are cleared on 'stop/suspend'
  • Full version does not longer crash if 'cancel' is pressed in keyfile dialogue.

     

27.7.2008 Warmverb Multi-FX v1.0 released (PC) - Mac version is coming soon

Do you want to flange a feedbacked reverb tail and pass it through a vocoder?
Warmverb is a multi effect unit which gives you the flexibility to create unique custom effects in high-end sound quaility.

Features:

  • High-end quality reverb algorithms
  • 150 professional factory sounds
  • 35 different effect modules
  • Modular design
  • Feedback module
  • Real stereo architecture
  • Smart sleep: Low CPU mode
  • 8x oversampling
  • Anti-aliasing
  • 64 bit processing
  • 22-192 kHz sample rate supported


2.2.2008
Gladiator v1.2.2 released (PC/Mac) (free for all Gladiator customers)

Changes, fixes and improvements:

  • New feature: Shared memory support: Additional Gladiator instances need 30 MB less RAM. The memory usage of the first instance is now 89 MB, further instances need 59 MB. RAM is now deallocated instantly in all hosts.
  • New feature: Additional routing destinations: EQ and FX parameters
  • New feature: Bank select support
  • Compatibility fix: Tweaked presets are now restored correctly after loading in all hosts.
  • Compatibility fix: Acid did output mono sound
  • Changed: Program select can now access all presets
  • Changed: Various changes and fixes in glide mode and legato
  • Improved: Faster loading
  • Improved: Midi event handling
  • Improved: Labels for outputs
  • Fixed: Editor button could display wrong value after loading
  • Fixed: Mute button did not work properly on AM
  • Improved (Mac): Drastically improved performace
  • Fixed (Mac): Crash on saving presets when the user selected an empty directory
  • Fixed (Mac): Potential crash on exiting the plugin

17.1.2008 FilterBank3 v3.2 released (PC/Mac) (free for all FilterBank3 customers)

Changes, fixes and improvements:

  • Faster loading and saving
  • Fixed hanging notes is Sonar and other hosts
  • Bigger display of values
  • Larger threshold of limiter
  • Improved performance
  • Added licence ageement
  • Improved sound: Less aggressive treble
  • Dry/wet knob did not work in FX version
  • Improved timing
  • PC: load/save window does not longer vanish after moving it
  • Mac: Fixed a crash on creating a directory in save dialog


15.1.2008
BiFilter v2.2 released (PC/Mac) (free for all BiFilter2 customers)

Changes, fixes and improvements:

  • Improved performance
  • Inverted up/down buttons
  • Stop/play in host could make filter sweep to unwanted values
  • Filter did not react on very slow sweeps
  • Added licence ageement
  • Mac: Automation did not work in AU version (depended on Quicktime version)
  • PC: Msvcr71.dll was necessary to run plugin
  • PC: Moving the Load/save window does not longer make it vanish
  • PC: Added version info to dll file
  • Mac: Fixed a crash on creating a directory in save dialog


7.1.2008 Gladiator for Mac released

The Mac version of Gladiator is available. It is available as universal binary for Intel Mac and Power PC. It supports audio unit (AU) and VST 2.4.


7.1.2008 Gladiator v1.1 released (free for all Gladiator customers).

New features, changes and fixes:

  • Drastically improved time for saving/loading songs in Cubase and other hosts
  • Opening the plugin is 250% faster. When the plugin is started for the first time it creates cache files (.1 .2 .3 .4) within the Gladiator_data directory. These cache files help to improve the performance.
  • Drastically reduced the harddisc space for saving songs in Cubase and other hosts (previously 1,5 Mb per instance, now 850 byte).
  • Removed a glitch after switching through presets.
  • Slightly reduced memory usage.
  • LFO1/2 "retrigger off" was renamed to "random phase"
  • The word "preprocessing" appears in the HCM windows.
  • Improved sound: Very low played oscs have more "treble".
  • Improved sound: IQM light is switched to "light" by default. Gladiator sounds less static.
  • Fixed a buffer overflow in the “Time Varismooth” modifier
  • The preset format has changed: Hosts save in chunk format now (fxb/fxp). Gladiator presets are now glp/glb files.



14.12.2007 Gladiator v1.0 released

Gladiator is one of the most powerful synthesizers ever. This is a tough statement, but you should read this...

What is Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM) Synthesis?

This new synthesis method is based on a large and expandable repertoire of standard waves like pulse, unique synthetic waveforms as well as resynthesis waves like trumpets, organs, pianos and voice samples. These waves can be modified in real-time by e.g. FM modulation, altering its harmonic structure, syncing, waveshaping,...
Any modification of a wave can be modulated producing lively shimmery sounds (recall: with only one oscillator!). In total there are more than 30000 different spectra available for combination and modulation.

Example:

You can take a Hammond organ, FM modulate the organ with a sawtooth, create a hypersaw and amplitude modulate this signal with a BPM synced vocoder drumline.

What is the advantage of Gladiator compared to other synthesizers?

  • Real high-end sound quality: Analog, warm, transparent and fat
  • Huge sonic range: From classic to unique science fiction
  • Excellent value for money
  • Low CPU and high reliability
  • Gladiator can replace a complete room full of hardware
  • Flexibility and expandability
  • 750 professional sounds from Vengeance and others
  • Gladiator was created by professional dsp scientists

Synthesis features

  • Advanced HCM (new synthesis, unique sounds)
  • FM
  • AM
  • PWM (can be applied on every waveform)
  • Sync
  • Phase modulation / PM
  • Vocoder sounds (512 bands)
  • Waveshaping
  • Supersaw (can be applied on every waveform)
  • Additive sounds (512 harmonics)
  • Resynthesis sounds
  • Phase distortion
  • Sample playback
  • Real stereo
  • 18 oscillators per voice
  • 74 different oscillator types with 30208 waveforms
  • Additional user defined waveforms with modifiers
  • Aliasfree / 162x oversampling (sample playback)
  • Modular routing

Filters and effects

  • 40 different filters in high-end quality (Analog, vocal, comb, elliptic, phaser, lowpass, highpass, bandpass, notch, EQ, ...)
  • 20 different effects in high-end quality
  • 7 distortion types with warm, analog sound
  • Programmable arpeggiator, step LFO and trancegate
  • BPM syncable
  • IQM for clearer chords (intelligent microtuning)
  • 4x stereo unison

15.11.2007 FireBird+ v1.9 released (free for all FireBird+ customers)

New features:

  • Keyboards with nonstandard pitchwheels are not longer out-of-tune
  • Software disclaimer in installer

Improvements:

  • Reduced loading time
  • User errors and previously installed warez versions of FireBird do not longer mute the output
  • Improved host compatibility. Workarounds for several buggy hosts (gui resizing)

Changes:

  • Warez versions of reFX/Tone2 products do not longer cause a warning message

Bug fixes:

  • Wrong display of fatness value
  • “Moog analog filter” created a loud noise on low cutoff values
  • Wrong display of “Reverb high-end” parameters

 

15.8.2007 FireBird+ v1.8 released (free for all FireBird+ customers)

New features:

  • 3 new reverb types with high-end sound quality: RevHiEndA, RevHiEndB, RevHiEndC
    FireBird+_v1.8_Reverb
  • new analog modeled filter with asymetric resonance shape: LP syncie
    firebird+_v1.8_analog_filters

Improvements:

  • Improved sound quality of effects: Reverb A, Reverb B, Del+Rev A, Del+RevB, Ens+Rev
  • Drastically improved filters (completely new algorithm): LP analog, BP analog, HP analog, BR analog
    firebird+_v1.8_analog_filters
  • Improved frequency/gain response of filters:
    LP 30dB, LP Fat, LP Oct, HP 30dB, HP Fat, LP SVF, HP SVF, BP SVF, BP 15dB, Lowshelf, Highshelf, Equalizer,
  • Improved sound of filters:
    Vocal IEAOU, Vocal A, Vocal U, Vocal E, Vocal I, Vocal O
  • Changed default settings of knobs (Strg+mouseclick)
  • Better display of automation parameters
  • Less glitches when the engine hits the maximum number of voices
  • Less CPU spikes on randomizing

Bug fixes:

  • BR analog was not working
  • Wrong update notifications
  • Fixed LFOs: Sin, Cos, Rand Sine


9.8..2007 FilterBank3 v3.1 released (free for all FilterBank3 customers)

New features:

  • MAC version available (Universal Binary, VST and AU)
  • 114 additional presets (Thanks to Bastiaan van Noord)
  • exact value of cuoff is displayed in Hz now
  • username is displayed on startup
  • Pitchwheel support in synth version

Improvements:

  • Labels and values for automation parameters available
  • Improved old presets
  • Limiter sounds softer
  • No clipping of out-of-range input signals
  • Improved FilterBank2 preset compatibility
  • Improved frequency/gain response of filters:
    LP 30dB, LP Fat, LP Oct, HP 30dB, HP Fat, LP SVF, HP SVF, BP SVF, BP 15dB, Lowshelf, Highshelf, Equalizer,
  • Improved sound of filters:
    Vocal IEAOU, Vocal A, Vocal U, Vocal E, Vocal I, Vocal O

Bug fixes:

  • Plugin rarely crashed on closing/opening the interface
  • Lowest line on display was not erased on startup
  • Plugin could have crashed on copy/paste/random/reset
  • Plugin could have been muted after pressing random
  • Fixed a mistype inside the STEP sequencer
  • Passes Auval tests on MAC

 

20.7.2007 FilterBank3 released

Tone2 FilterBank3 is more than a filter plugin - it is a complete VST synthesizer and a flexible multi-effect unit. The modular design and flexible modulation routing give you nearly unlimited possibilities. With self-oscillating filters, oscillators and feedback it can create complete sequences and textures. FilterBank sounds are impressive and absolutely unique. The built-in step sequencer can create rhythmic sequences with some mouse clicks.

  • 58 high-end stereo filters
  • semi - modular architecture
  • flexible routing
  • 2 anti-aliased OSCs/LFOs with BPM Sync and 11 wave shapes
  • alias free FM and AM
  • 12 over sampled types of distortion
  • 20 types of surround delay, reverb
  • can be loaded as synthesizer as well as effect
  • vocal filtering, equalizing, phasing, flanging, compression
  • feedback
  • step sequencer
  • Midi learn
  • autosync to BPM
  • realtime frequency display
  • envelope follower
  • Tool tips and help functions
  • VST 2.4 / AU, stereo, 64 Bit accuracy

 

24.4.2007 FireBird+ v1.7.2 released (free for all FireBird+ customers)

Bug fixes:
- Fixed an occasional crash on closing (Sonar and others)
- Fixed an occasional crash which appeared after longer usage
- Fixed a memory leak

New features:
- FireBird’s interface will no longer remain gray if key file is missing

Improved performance:
- reduced CPU spikes
- reduced overall CPU requirement


13.4.2007 FireBird+ v1.6 released (free for all FireBird+ customers)

Improved host compatibility:
- Some versions of Steinberg products (Cubase V-STack) did not route Midi to FireBird

Improved performance:
- faster loading times
- faster opening/closing of GUI
 

5.4.2007 FireBird+ released (v1.5, major update, includes oscillator and filter expansion)

26 new multi-Oscillators

16 new filters:
LP Analog2 ,LP Moog ,LP Elliptic ,HP Elliptic ,HP Analog ,BP Analog ,BR Analog ,EQ Peak 1 ,EQ Peak 2 ,EQ Block ,Vocals2 ,VOC A ,VOC U ,VOC E ,VOC I ,VOC O

3 new ARP rhythms

Additional Midi CCs supported

Further improvements:
- Lower CPU usage
- Reduced CPU spikes
- Updated English handbook
- Smoother sound on FAT4x
- Less memory needed (4MB)
- smaller dll file
- Windows Vista registry compatibility: HKEY_CURRENT_USER is used instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Changes:
Midi CC 11 (expression pedal) changed to 115

Fixes:
- FireBird did not load if MSVCR71.dll was missing in Windows. This file is not longer necessary.
- Fixed a random crash which was caused by loopmode "???????".
- Cubase switched to bypass on heavy CPU load.
- Cantabile compatibility.
- Phrazor compatiblity.
- Sonar and others: FireBird did not produce sound if interface was closed.
- Renoise and other hosts: Stop/Play in host caused a CPU spike and audio dropouts.
- The first patch "welcome" was clicking.
 

14.3.2007 FilterBank2 updated to v2.5 (free for all FilterBank2 customers)
- 9 new filter types: Analog LP SVF,analog HP SVF,analog BP SVF, analog BR SVF, Allpass 30dB, EQ block, Vocals2, 5 stage combfilter, Moog lowpass analog
- Improved existing filters: Higher accuracy, normalized filter gain, higher performance
- Improved GUI: Smooth knob movements, no flickering on redraws
- Default midi CC# assignments, all parameters can be accessed by midi now
- All notes off supported
- Improved host compatibility (Sonar and others)
- Manual updated


9.3.2007 a new FireBird expansion ‘Electricity’ is available. The soundset was designed by the professional sound designer Marco Scherer from plasticage music.


1.3.2007 FilterBank2 v2.5 beta finished (available for beta testers only)


26.2.2007 BiFilter2 for MAC released
- supports Intel MAC and Power PC (universal binary)
- supports AU and VST 2.4 interface
- supports OS X 10.3 or higher
 

25.1.2007 BiFilter2 for PC updated to v2.1(free for all BiFilter2 customers)
- registration of the full version does now work on all hosts
- minor fixes and improvements


3.1.2007 BiFilter2 for PC released.


25.10.2006 the second FireBird expansion ‘Spectrals’ is available.


23.10.2006 Italian manual for FireBird available.


08.10.2006 FireBird updated to v1.2.1 (free for all FireBird customers)
- fixed a bug which caused huge latency


06.10.2006 FireBird updated to v1.2 (free for all FireBird customers)
- additional effect: surround encoder (encodes a Dolby pro logic 2 compatible surround signal into stereo mix)
- faster preset switching, reduced CPU spikes
- msvcrt71.dll and gdiplus.dll no longer necessary to run FireBird
- more detailed automation parameter values and displays
- sound banks are also installed as separate fxb files
- improved host and sound card compatibility
- lots of small fixes and improvements


19.09.2006 the first FireBird expansion ‘Uniquity’ is available.

16.09.2006 FireBird updated to v1.1 (free for all FireBird customers)
- Improved default skin and 10 new skins. Skins can be selected on setup
- Program change support
- Intelligent micro tuning type can now be setup in 4 steps
- Midi CC support
- All notes off/omni off support
- Midi CC map is displayed on setup screen
- Sustain pedal support
- brushed aluminum knobs


25.08.2006 FilterBank2 updated to v2.4 (free for all FilterBank2 customers)
- improved filters
- Midi program change support
- random button
- minor fixes and changes


01.07.2006 FireBird v1.0 released


28.04.2006 FilterBank2 updated to v2.3 (free for all FilterBank2 customers)
- 37 new presets for the VSTi version
- improved performance
- a warning message box appears when the limiter is active


12.04.2006 BiFilter updated to v1.61
- New Filters: State variable lowpass, State variable highpass, State variable bandpass, Resonator, Comb filter 3 stage, Comb filter 6 stage, Moog lowpass 24 dB, Moog lowpass 6 dB, Moog highpass, Moog bandpass, Moog notch, Moog notch lowpass
- New FX: AM, FM sine (anti-aliased), FM triangle (anti-aliased), FM saw (anti-aliased), Resampling
- Higher performance


11.04.2006 FilterBank2 Synth & FilterBank2 FX v2.2 uploaded (free for all FilterBank2 customers)
- Higher performance
- New routing mode: AM Filter1 / Filter2
- New OSCs/LFOs: PWM, Layer, Strings
- 15 new presets


02.04.2006 FilterBank2 Synth & FilterBank2 FX v2.1 released (free for all FilterBank2 customers)
- Add a limiter routed to the output, to protect your ears and equipment
- FilterBank will be also playable as VSTi
- FilterBank VSTi automatically switches to "sleep mode" and needs no CPU
- The patches are rearranged and sorted. Self-oscillating patches are now in the VSTi version
- Envelopes and LFOs in the VSTi version are triggered by note events


23.03.2006 FilterBank2 released.


20.01.2006 BiFilter v1.5 released


23.12.2005 BiFilter v1.0 released