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Icarus 1.1 (free update)

This huge update includes a reworked user interface, a large number of new features and many enhancements. The update is free and 100% downward compatible with v1.0.

New features:

  • Drag&Drop support: Drag LFO/ENV and drop it to a knob to create a matrix entry for modulation
  • Right-click on a knob opens a menu where you can assign modulation sources
  • Modulation depth control on top left of a knob if a source is assigned
  • Sectors on knobs show the modulation amount. Clipping is shown in red.
  • Hovering the mouse over a knob shows the current parameter value and modulation source
  • The buttons of OSCs, Filters, LFOs, ENVs, which are inactive are grayed out  
  • Responsive GUI with Tooltips
  • New waveform display mode 'Hypersaw', which shows the detuning of the oscillators
  • help->Show version info
  • Mouse cursor changes on editing halftones in arp
  • Right click on a knob->reset initializes to the default value
  • Visual feedback if a button in the wavetable editor is pressed
  • TRIG button for the LFO section
  • New sync mode for LFOs 'Arp/Lfo soft trig' which retriggers monophonic LFOs after 1 second of silence
  • New sync mode for LFOs 'Arp/Lfo classic trig', which allows to set free mode for every LFO individually
  • SEMI knob for the OSC section
  • New matrix target 'Filter Balance'. It's useful to control the relationship of the filter volumes when two filters are routed in parallel.

Enhancements:

  • Drawing custom shapes with the STEP Lfo is more comfortable
  • Better workflow
  • Enhanced performance of the knobs
  • Parameters are more easy to adjust
  • Patch rankings are only stored when the user clicks on the stars
  • Display mode is now 'smart' and tries to auto-detect the right one
  • Polished some graphics
  • Reduced RAM requirement. More instances can be loaded in 32 bit.
  • Many other small enhancements for the user interface
  • Quick save is more smart
  • Category is rotating for a more comfortable patch browsing
  • Workaround for buggy hosts which submit duplicate noteOn commands. The Arp does not longer produce hanging note
  • Legato is more easy to setup
  • Drag&Drop of a wav sample to the OSC display can now create a new resynthesized patch
  • LFOs are more smart
  • Mousewheel on Arp notes now selects octaves

Changes:

  • MONO in the LFO section has been replaced with TRIG
  • Enhanced automation parameter naming
  • On initializing a new patch the default mode is set to 'Arp/Lfo soft trig'
  • OSC Punch and OSC Keyfollow button have been moved to SETUP

Fixes:

  • Matrix source 'Filter Env' sometimes didn't work
  • Removed a glitch from 'Alien Spaceship Mac.fxp'
  • The browser of the Mac 64 bit version sometimes did display the stars of the first patch incorrectly
  • In the previous beta quicksave was broken
  • In the previous beta the vocoder's LFO did not trigger as expected  
  • Clicking below Vocoder in the wavetable editor did open an abandoned menu
Electra 2.5 (free update)

The update to v2.5 is a major update, which is available for free.
Electra 2.5 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality.

New features:

- Drag & Drop modulation: Drag an envelope or lfo and drop it to a knob to modulate it
- Right-click on a knob opens a menu where you can assign a massive amount of modulation sources
- 8 additional delay effects: Wide, Fat, Diffuse, Dual, Tape, Echo, Resonator, Reflections
- 10 additonal distortion effects: Saturate, Soft clip, Hard clip, Rectify, Bitcrush, Warp, Waveshape, Ripple, Amp Sim, Multiband
- Stereo sample support for FILE -> 'Quick import sample'
- Support for 32 bit wav files
- Support for wav files created by LogicX
- Support for larger samples
- Every layer now can play stacked chords. Select 'Stack' in the arpeggiator and choose a chord
- Every layer now can solve chords , which is useful for subharmonics. Select 'Chord root' in the Arpeggiator
- New Midi learn algorithm: Right-click on a knob to assign a CC
- Hovering the mouse over a knob shows the current parameter value and the modulation source
- Modulation depth control on top left of a knob if a source is assigned
- Sectors on knobs show the modulation amount
- A red sector is shown when clipping of modulation occurs
- 7 new LFO shapes: 'Square %'
- 6 new LFO shapes: 'Stair'
- Tooltips are shown when the mouse is hovered over a control
- Undo/Redo function for sample editor
- New mod matrix targets "PitchOct", which allow a seamless tuning of +-1 octave
- FILE -> 'Quick save patch' overwrites the current fxp file with new settings
- INIT -> 'Clean matrix' removes unused matrix slots
- COPY -> 'Arpeggiator' copies all arp parameters of the current layer
- COPY -> 'Step LFO' copies all Step LFO parameters of the current layer
- PASTE -> 'Arpeggiator' pastes the arp parameters to the current layer
- PASTE -> 'Step LFO' pastes the Step LFO parameters to the current layer
- HELP -> 'Show version info'
- HELP -> 'Download updates'
- More available halftones for the arpeggiator
- 49 new patches (NewSoundsV2.5)

Enhancements:

- Drastically enhanced sound quality of frequencies over 10Khz
- More linear frequency response
- More punchy volume envelope
- Enhanced sound of most reverb types
- More inituitive parameter names for automation
- .rnk files are stored within ElectraX_sounds now
- patch rankings are written immideately on change
- Slightly enhanced sound quality for very large samples
- Enhanced sound of FM
- Enhanced sound of Sync
- Higher precision of high frequencies for Wavetable oscillator
- Higher precision of high frequencies for Custom Wave osciallator
- More linear frequency response for fractal oscillators
- Optimized performance and sound of hypersaw oscillators
- Enhanced sound of distortion
- Enhanced sound of the filters on high cutoff and resonance levels
- Enhanced sound of the effects
- No more missing frequencies above 13 kHz
- More smart algorithm for the microtuning
- Rearranged FILE menu
- More precise knobs
- Slightly less RAM required
- Enhanced some graphics
- More high-end frequencies for 'dynamic loud' mode
- More precise LFOs
- Enhanced sound of the Multitap delay by adding a low cut filter
- Enhanced sound of the PingPong delay by adding a low cut filter
- Activation dialog is now also available in German
- More intuitive handling of sample markers
- Various small enhancements

Fixes:

- Workaround for a bug in Orion, which caused a crash on scrolling through the automation parameters
- The volume of the first 1ms of a song render could have been to low
- Aliaser was detuned in 96kHz
- Midi learn did not work on layer 2-4
- Fixed a compatibility problem when knob circular mode was selected in some hosts
- Fixed a bug in loudness, which did not sound right
- Autotuning samples does not longer reset the halftone settings of the osc

Changes (just cosmetical):

- Renamed "Bass boost" mode to "Analog boost"
- Renamed "Reverb Band" to "Reverb Plate"


Electra 2.1 (free update)

The update is free and downward compatible with v2.0.

New Ultrasaw oscillators (PW controls detuning):

- 4 new oscs 'Hypersaw Vir 3x-9x' which can sound like the Hypersaw of the Virus
- New osc 'Supersaw JP' which has been inspired by the famous JP 8000
- New osc 'Supersaw clean' (same as above, but without disharmonic aliasing)
- New osc 'Supernoise' with a lush and creamy sound
- New osc 'Hypersquare 9x' with 9 detuned squarewaves
- New osc 'Hypernoise 9x' with a lush and creamy sound

New effects:

- Vocoder Pro is a high-end vocoder with 20 bands. The design is inspired by the legendary EMS 3000.
- Vocoder SVC has been inspired by the famous SVC 350.

New features:

- The effect parameters of all 4 insert effects can be modulated with the matrix. This can be used to create very unique sounds. Please note that not all possible routings make sense.
- Additional matrix target 'FX Mix' controls the dry/wet level of the insert effect
- Additional matrix targets 'FX Par1-4' control the effect parameters
- The new sound mode 'scientific' turns Electra2 into a precise signal generator
- The new sound mode 'LowCut 140Hz' cleans up the mix by removing low frequencies from Pads, Keys and Leads
- The new sound mode 'HighCut analog' simulates the muffled sound of analog synths and cleans up the mix by removing high frequencies from bass sounds.
- Additional patches which use the Supersaw OSCs: Electra 2.1 now ships with 1240 sounds
- 236 additional waveforms

Enhanced sound:

- The Vocoder effect has been replaced by an enhanced one
- Smart oversampling of the existing Ultrasaw osciallators
- More linear frequency response
- Replaced 'Reverb Hall' and 'Reverb Room' with better sounding algorithms
- High frequencies of 'Delay' and 'PingPong' effect

Enhanced GUI & interface:

- Mousewheel support for patch browser
- Better performance when patch browser is open
- Midi CC assignments are shown on top of the knobs
- Midi learn is more intuitive to use (right click on a knob)
- Menus are not longer closed automatically after 10 seconds
- Display of the new Ultrasaw oscs shows spread
- Switching synthesis mode does auto-set PW to a useful value

Further enhancements:

- Reduced RAM use by 30%. This allows to load 4 additional instances in 32 bit mode.
- Faster loading of patches.
- Reduced CPU use on patch loading.

Bug fixes:

- Fixed a problem with the LFO sync in song mode which could appear in some hosts
- Fixed a rarely appearing crash after loading a patch and then selecting 'init'->'reset all'
- Fixed a problem with saving the midi learn configuration when several instances were opened and closed at the same time
- Fixed a possible GUI glitch after loading a patch
- Fixed a possible crash which could happen with some very old hosts
- Fixed a problem that could happen if tone was routed in the matrix
- Background grid of step lfo was not displayed correctly
- Fixed a bug in 'Loudness' where high frequencies were boosted in a slightly incorrect way
- Dialog box was opened twice if a double click was used to load a wav to osc

Changes:

- Renamed 'Loudness' to 'Dynamic loud'
- Renamed 'Bass boost' to 'Dynamic bass'
- Renamed 'Analog' to 'Bass boost'
- Renamed 'Psychoacoust.' to 'Loudness'


Electra 2.0

Electra2 is 100% downward compatible with the previous version. It completely replaces ElectraX and you will be able to load your old songs and patches.

Upgrade summary:

- Over 700 additional patches with over 1500 sounds
- Completely reworked all factory sounds
- Comfortable patch browser
- Sample editor
- Physical modeling synthesis
- 16 new effects
- 5 new filters
- 236 additional waveforms
- Enhanced sound quality
- New graphics
- Better user interface
- Enhanced performance
- A huge number of further new features and enhancements
- Electra2 is downward compatible with the previous version

New features - effects:

- "Smart Unison" creates the sound of several detuned stereo voices with very low CPU demands
- "Phaser FB" is a great sounding phaser with feedback
- "Phaser Stereo" is stereo phaser with a vocalic sound
- "Vibrato" detunes the sound with an LFO
- "Vibrato stereo" can be used instead of chorus if a tight timing is needed
- "Tremolo" modulates the amplitude with an LFO
- "Tremolo stereo" add stereo panning to the sound
- "Reverb Infinity" has an infinitely long reverb tail (great for Pads, FX and Ambient tracks)
- "Reverb Big" simulates a huge room with lots of diffusion
- "Reverb Glass" simulates a bright room which absorbs low frequencies
- "Reverb Band" simulates a room which absorbs low and high frequencies
- "Reverb Real" simulates a realistic room
- "Loudness" equalizes the non-linearities of the human ear, offers a more fat sound and raises the perceived volume.
- "Bass boost" equalizes the non-liearities of the human ear in the low frequency range, offers a more fat sound and raises the perceived volume.

New filters:

- "Vocals 2" is a vocal filter. Cutoff controls to vocal (AEIOU) and reso the formant frequency
- "vocal AM" is a vocalic sounding filter with amplitude modulation
- "LP AM" is a lowpass with amplitude modulation
- "BP Boobs" is a double bandpass filter. Reso controls the peak distance
- "M Shape" is a lowpass and a highpass in series. Reso controls the bandwidth

New synthesis method - Physical Modelling Synthesis:

- New resonator: Filter->"Phys String" simulates a plucked string. "Cutoff" controls tuning, "Reso" controls damping and "Analog" controls decay.
- New resonator: Filter->"Phys Flute" simulates a blown tube. "Cutoff" controls tuning, "Reso" controls damping and "Analog" controls decay.
- New oszillator: Noise->Pink is usefull for general purpose and plucked string simulation.
- New template: Init->"Create patch: PhysicalGuitar" initializes a Physical Modelling default patch.
- New template: Init->"Create patch: PhysicalFlute" initializes a Physical Modelling default patch.

New features - user interface:

- Added a comfortable patch browser with a keyboard which can be opened by clicking 'BROWS'
- Added mouseover support: Parameter values are displayed when mouse is hovered over them
- Midi learn support by right-click on a knob
- Edit multiple layers simuntaniously with copy->"Multilayer edit"
- Help->"Online video tutorial"
- Init->"Reset all" is a new button to reset all parameters t o default value
- Init->"Reset synth arpeggiator" is a new button to reset the arpeggiator
- File->"Save synth layer 1-4 to patch" saves a single layer
- Information and tags about the current patch is shown in 'info' tab of the patch browser
- Added support for a skinable user interface
- Sample loop/marker can be edited by clicking and moving the mouse on the wave display
- Sample window shows loop/marker start and end as dotted lines
- Aggressive focus which can be necessary for mousewheel support in some hosts can be forced by placing ElectraMouse.cfg in the plugin directory
- Hotkeys "F1","F2","F3","F4" to switch the synth layer (if the host supports it)  
- Hotkey "ESC", a panic button, kills all currently played notes

New features - sample editing:

- Sample->Edit->"Autotune" automatically tunes the sample
- Sample->Edit->"Crossloop" automatically loops the sample with a crossblend
- Sample->Edit->"Export as wav" stores the sample content to a wav file
- Sample->Edit->"Reverse" makes the sample play backwards
- Sample->Edit->"Volume" maximizes the sample volume without clipping it
- Sample->Edit->"Volume +6dB" doubles the sample volume with clipping
- Sample->Edit->"Volume -6dB" lowers the sample volume
- Sample->Edit->"Fade in" fades the selected area in
- Sample->Edit->"Fade out" fades the selected area out
- Sample->Edit->"Silence" mutes the selected area
- Sample->Edit->"Trim" cuts everything but the selected area
- Sample->Edit->"Cut" removes the selected area
- Sample->Edit->"Tube saturate" applies soft tube saturation to the sample
- Sample->Edit->"Differenciate" makes the sample sound more bright
- Sample->Edit->"Square" doubles all frequencies
- Sample->Edit->"Sinoid shaper" is a soft waveshaper
- Sample->Edit->"Alias" makes the sample sound like an old sampler
- Sample->Edit->"Crush" is a digital vintage effect reduces the bitdepth of the sample
- Sample->Edit->"Selfsync" applies aoft selfsyncronisation to the sample
- Sample->Edit->"Remove DC" removes DC from the sample
- Sample->Edit->"Noisify" fills the envelope of the sample with noise
- Sample->Edit->"Loop all" resets the loop points
- Sample->Edit->"Loop to 100%" sets the loop points
- Sample->Edit->"Tune C5 44100Hz" sets sample tuning to a C5 sampled at 44.1Khz samplerate
- Sample->Edit->"Tune C5 96000Hz" sets sample tuning to a C5 sampled at 96Khz samplerate

Enhancements - sound quality:

- Psychoacoustic processing has been redesigned. It offers a more transparent sound, a higher perceived volume and more dynamic expression.
- "Fat tune" has a much smarter microtuning algorithm. It delivers more harmonic and transparent chords.
- 6 point splines for ultrahigh precision sample playback
- Very high frequencies sound more transparent.
- "Reverb Hall" and "Reverb Cathedral" have a more open sound, less flutter and less detuning.
- "Delay" was extended with a subsonic filter which results in a more transparent mix
- "Multitap" sounds less out-of-tune
- "Flanger" has a triangle LFO now.
- "Analog" drift is more subtle and delivers a more harmonic sound.
- Resynthesis of wavetables gives better results
- Higher precision LFOs
- Replaced "Reverb Cathedral" with a better sounding one. The original one is still available as "Reverb Cathedral old".
- Replaced "Reverb Hall" with a better sounding one. The original one is still available as "Reverb Hall old".
- Replaced "Psychoacoust." with a better sounding algorithm called "Loudness". The old one is still available.
- Replaced "Analog sound" with a better sounding algorithm called "Bass boost". The old one is still available.
- "Quick import vocoder" results in a better patch

Enhancements - user interface:

- New skins
- Effects are more easy to use, since good default values are choosen automatically
- Init->"Reset synth layer" has been enhanced and gives better results
- When samples are loaded a dialog box "Autotune Yes/No?" appears
- High precision knob value editing by pressing shift + left mousebutton
- Popup menus and are more comfortable and faster to use
- Popup menus on PC waste less space and close automatically after 10 seconds
- More responsive GUI
- octave and semi are not longer changed after sample loading if no tuning info was found
- Wavetable->Resynthesis automatically sets pulsewidth to 0
- List selectors like waveforms can now be quick selected with the mousewheel in a more relieable way
- About page can be shown directly from help menu
- Lists with two rows have been replaced with more comfortable click selectors
- New installers for PC
- New standalone versions for PC
- Category is syncronized after saving patches
- On start the default category is ActionSequence with 0Welcome.fxp
- Higher precision positioning of elements
- Mousewheel support for arpeggiator slots (if host supports it)

Further new features and enhancements:

- New playmode "Polyphonic 1" which is suitable for punchy bass sounds
- 3 additional unipolar LFOs as matrix sources ("LFO1+,LFO2+,LFO3+")
- 17 additional sine LFOs as matrix sources ("Sine 1/64 Hz",...)
- Arpeggiator has a new autochord "Chord D" (0,+1octave,+1ocave+third,+1octave+fifth)
- Arpeggiator has a new autochord "Chord E" (0,+fifth,+1octave,+1octave+third,+1octave+fifth,+2octaves,+2octaves+third,+2octaves+fifth)
- Arpeggiator has a new autochord "Fifth A" (0,+fifth)
- Arpeggiator has a new autochord "Fifth B" (0,+fifth,+1octave)
- Arpeggiator has a new autochord "Fifth C" (0,+fifth,+1octave,+1octave+fifth)
- Arpeggiator has a new autochord "Third A" (0,+third)
- Arpeggiator has a new autochord "Third B" (0,+third,+1octave)
- Arpeggiator has a new autochord "Third C" (0,+1octave,+1octave+third)
- Arpeggiator has a new autochord "Third D" (0,+third,+1octave,+1octaves+third)
- Less demo restrictions
- Lower CPU if Reverb or Flanger is used
- Lower CPU for GUI
- Better host compatibility
- More responsive GUI
- Better overall performance
- More robustness

Changes:

- Renamed synthesis mode 'Virtual Analog' to 'Wavetable'
- Renamed synthesis mode 'Wavetable' to 'Custom Wave'
- Renamed Lfo mode 'Global' to 'Song'
- Renamed Lfo mode 'Voice' to 'Trigger'
- Renamed Step Lfo mode 'Free' to 'Song'
- Renemaed Step Lfo mode 'Retrigger' to 'Trigger'
Nemesis 1.5 beta (free update)

The update to v1.5 is a major update, which is available for free. Nemesis v1.5 is 100% downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality.

New features:

- Drag & Drop modulation: Drag an envelope or lfo and drop it to a knob to modulate it
- Right-click on a knob opens a menu where you can assign a massive amount of modulation sources
- Hovering the mouse over a knob shows the current parameter value and the modulation source
- Modulation depth control on top left of a knob if a source is assigned
- Sectors on knobs show the modulation amount
- A red sector is shown when clipping of modulation occurs
- File->'Quick save patch' overwrites a patch with the new settings
- File->'Clean matrix' cleans up the mod matrix and resets unused slots
- File->'Reset midi learn' removes all midi CC assignments
- File->'Show version info' shows the version number of Nemesis
- Midi CCs which have been assigned to a knob show a red box
- Tooltips are shown when the mouse is hovered over a control
- Support for 24 bit and 32 bit wav files
- Support for wav files created by LogicX
- 62 additonal sounds

Enhancenments:

- Enhanced sound of microtuning
- The synth is more easy to mix
- Better init patch
- More contrast for the white knobs
- More smooth knob movement
- Reworked Midi learn support: Right-click on a knob to assign a CC
- Better default values are choosen after effect change
- 'Chorus classic' has a more tight timing
- 'Multitap delay' has a low cut filter now
- Enhanced sound of 'Delay'
- Enhanced sound of 'PingPong Delay'
- More precise knob control coordinates

Fixes:

- 'r' key did not work on some hosts on PC
- Up/Down mouse controls did jump if knob cirular mode was forced in the host
- Several smaller fixes


Nemesis 1.2 (free update)

The update is free and 100% downward compatible with all previous versions.

New features:

- Patches can be selected with up/down/left/right keys (if host supports it)
- Patches in the browser can be selected with the mousewheel (if host supports it)

Enhancements:

- Better sound quality: New high-end resampling algorithm for linear frequency response over 12 kHz
- Better performance when patch browser is open
- Enhanced patch browser usability
- Workaround for buggy hosts, which forget noteOff commands. The Arp does not longer produce a hanging note
- Better compatibility with Fruity Loops
- Minor improvements with the mousewheel
- Enhanced stability
- Enhanced performance
- Enhanced compatibility

Changes:

- Patch browser now saves rnk files within Nemesis_sounds directory

Bug fixes:

- Fixed a rarely appearing problem with nonstandard mouse drivers
- Fixed an exotic problem where menus did not work because of a badly configured Windows
- Fixed minor problems with the patch browser
- Fixed a possible crash in that could happen if plugin was closed quickly after loading


Nemesis v1.1 (free update)

New features:

- Patches in the browser can be selected with the mousewheel (if host supports it)
- Windows10 compatibility

Enhancements:

- Enhanced stability
- Enhanced performance
- Enhanced compatibility
- Slightly enhanced sound quality
- More linear frequency response, especially in 96Khz

Changes:

- Patch browser now saves rnk files within Nemesis_sounds directory

Bug fixes:

- Fixed a rarely appearing problem with nonstandard mouse drivers
- Fixed an exotic problem where menus did not work because of a badly configured Windows
- Fixed some minor problems with the patch browser
- Fixed a possible crash in that could happen if plugin was closed quickly after loading
RayBlaster 2.0

RayBlaster2 comes with a massive amount of new features, a pimped sound engine, a reworked user interface, over 500 additional patches, a patch browser, drag & drop modulation and many enhancements. We did not change the look and replace the GUI skin to make it look more 'new'. Instead of this we decided to invest our time into what's really important: The sound, the content and the workflow.
RayBlaster2 is 100% downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality.

New features:

  • Over 500 new patches by professional designers, the total number of patches has increased to 1076
  • Added a comfortable patch browser
  • Drag & Drop modulation: Drag an envelope or lfo and drop it to a knob to modulate it
  • Midi learn support: Right-click on a knob to assign a CC
  • The new synth engine is now able to create bass sounds and more realistic lowpass filter sweeps
  • Hovering the mouse over a knob shows a box with information
  • 39 DC waveform types have been added, which are suitable for bass and filter
  • Right-click on a knob opens a menu where you can assign a massive amount of modulation sources
  • Modulation depth control on top left of a knob if a source is assigned
  • Sectors on knobs show the modulation amount
  • A red sector is shown when clipping of modulation occurs
  • Added a random patch generator: Edit->'Create random patch'
  • Hovering the mouse over a knob shows the current parameter value and the modulation source
  • 134 new impulse responses in wav format
  • 10 additional high quality Reverb effects
  • 5 additional delay effects
  • 2 additional phaser effects
  • 2 additional flanger effects
  • 2 additional vibrato effects
  • 1 additional chorus effect
  • 1 additional tremolo effect
  • 1 additional autopan effect
  • Added 'Psychoacoustic+', a new psychoacoustic mode with more' presence'
  • The patches can be ranked by clicking on the stars in the patch browser
  • Patch rankings are stored as .rnk files within RayBaster_sounds
  • Information tags (like legato, unison, etc) for every patch are shown in 'info' tab of the patch browser
  • File->'Quick save patch' overwrites a patch with the new settings
  • Additonal osc window functions 'Triangle','Hard square','Harder square', 'Taper', 'Sine', 'Fish', 'Add square', 'Lips'
  • Responsive and smart GUI with tooltips
  • Parameters can be reset to the default value with right-click->reset
  • Switching the effect type now selects good default paramter values
  • 4 additional sound categories 'Wobble', 'Pluck', 'Pad 2' and 'Sequence'
  • Edit->'Clean matrix' cleans up the mod matrix and resets unused slots
  • Edit->'Reset midi learn' removes all midi CC assignments
  • Added a 'Hypersaw' effect, which sounds like many detuned oscillators
  • 32 bit wav file format support
  • Support for exotic wav file headers (Logic X)
  • Help->'Show version info'
  • Help->'Download updates'
  • Edit->'Init gate: Ramp up / down / up & down / down & up / random' initializes varius shapes for the step sequencer

Enhancements:

  • The synthesis engine has been reworked
  • More detailed overall sound
  • Extended sonic range with more 'low-end'
  • Reworked user interface
  • More soft parameter smoothing
  • It's more easy to get good results when building own sounds
  • More linear frequency response, especially for high frequencies
  • Enhanced sound of the effects by adding oversampling
  • The resynthesis is able to import larger samples
  • Higher precision for high freqeuncies when using the resythesis
  • Reworked many existing factory sounds
  • New knobs with enhanced performance
  • Enhanced sound of unison
  • Enhanced Init patch settings
  • File, Edit & Help menues now pop up from beneath
  • Updated and extended demo version
  • Better performance
  • More robustness and stability
  • Better compatibility with older hosts
  • Support for exotic mouse drivers
  • Better workflow
  • Higher quality waveform playback
  • Parameters are more easy to adjust
  • Clicking on 'Next Bank' now rotates to the first entry if the last one has been reached
  • Slighly enhanced gui skin and colors
  • Legato is more easy to setup
  • Many other small enhancements for the user interface
  • 2x and 4x stereo unison is more easy to setup
  • Category is rotating for a more comfortable patch browsing
  • More precise coordinates for the layout
  • Enhanced sound of 'Delay' effect by adding spline interpolation
  • Enhanced sound of 'PingPong' effect by adding spline interpolation
  • Enhanced sound of 'Multitap' effect by adding a lowcut filter
  • Better sound quality by adding a high-end resampling algorithm
  • More smart mousewheel support
  • More chaotic behavour of the random lfo types in free mode
  • Enhanced performance
  • Higher quality waveform resampling
  • Extended range of synced LFO phase
  • Workaround for buggy hosts, which forget noteOff commands. The Arp does not longer produce a hanging note

Changes:

  • Matrix source 'Env1' has been renamed to 'Aux Env1'
  • 'Gate' has been renamed to 'Step'
  • Moved some sounds to a different category
  • 'Off' window function has been renamed to 'Off/Square'
  • 'CLIP!' is not longer displayed
Saurus 2.5 (free update)

The update to v2.5 is a major update, which is available for free for all Saurus2 users.
Saurus 2.5 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality.

New features:

- Drag & Drop modulation: Drag an envelope or lfo and drop it to a knob to modulate it
- Midi learn support: Right-click on a knob to assign or remove a CC
- Right-click on a knob opens a menu where you can assign a massive amount of modulation sources
- Hovering the mouse over a knob shows a box with information
- Modulation depth control on top left of a knob if a source is assigned
- Sectors on knobs show the modulation amount
- A red sector is shown when clipping of modulation occurs
- File->'Show version info' shows the version number of Saurus
- Right-click on a knob and 'reset' resets a knob to the default value
- File->'reset midi learn' removes all CC assignments
- File->'Clean matrix' cleans up the mod matrix and resets unused slots
- Right-click on a knob and 'remove modulation' removes all assigned mod sources
- Tooltips are shown when the mouse is hovered over a button

Enhancements:

- More beautiful background skin
- Enhanced sound of the Reverb: Less detuned sound and more beautiful early reflections
- Enhanced sound of the PingPong delay: Added a lowCut filter
- Enhanced sound of the Delay: No more detuning and a more wide sound
- Enhanced sound of microtuning
- Better sound quality: New high-end resampling algorithm
- More bass and warmer sound
- More linear frequency response in 'linear mode'
- Faster Volume Envelope for more punch
- Saurus v2.5 'fits better to the mix'
- New knobs with enhanced performance
- Parameters are more easy to adjust
- Patch rankings are now stored as .rnk files within Saurus_sounds
- Fat Unison is more easy to setup
- More 'bottom' if a new patch is initialized
- Texts are more easy to read
- Activation dialogue is now also available in German language
- Faster loading of 32bit PC version
- More robustness
- Faster patch loading
- Lower CPU on Mac

Fixes:

- Better compatibility with Fruity Loops
- Matrix source 'random' did not work in legato mode
- It is not longer possible to click on the VU diodes
- Fixed a very unlikely but possible crash


Saurus 2.0

Summary:

- Enhanced sound quality because the synthesis engine has been completely reworked
- Over 260 additonal patches
- Completely reworked all existing factory patches
- Added a comfortable patch browser
- Much more detailed emulation of the 'analog' sound. The degree of analog behaviour is now selectable.
- Enhanced graphics
- More comfortable user interface
- A huge number of further new features and enhancements
- Saurus2 is 100% downward compatible with all previous versions

New features:

- Added a comfortable patch browser with a keyboard which can be opened by clicking 'BROWSE'
- Added a 'Config' menu which allows to set the degree of analog behaviour
- Additional LowCut equalizer
- Additional HighCut equalizer
- Added a new play mode 'Stack' which plays the autochord defined in 'Arp Key Mode'
- 14 additional 'Sine' LFOs as matrix source
- 4 additonal chord modes which play thirds for the arpeggiator
- The patches can be ranked by clicking on the stars in the patchbrowser
- Keyboard can be hidden with 'Config->hide keyboard'
- The degree of analog noise modeling can be selected between 'none' and 'extreme'
- The degree of analog drift can be selected between 'light' and 'extreme'
- Added a smart microtuning algorithm. 'Fat tune' delivers more harmonic and transparent chords.
- The degree of analog saturation can be selected between 'linear' and 'extreme'
- The degree of analog OSCs damping can be selected between 'light damp' and 'heavy'
- An analog sounding default patch can be initialized with 'File->Init analog patch'
- A digital sounding default patch can be initialized with 'File->Init digital patch'
- Modwheel and pitchwheel are auto-assigned on patch initialisation

Enhanced sound:

- The OSCs and filters can emulate the noise created by analog circuits
- The OSCs can emulate the saturation of analog amplifliers
- The voices and filters can emulate drift and voice detuning
- Replaced oscillators with more 'analog' sounding ones
- Boost mode sounds more 'analog' and smooth
- Replaced Reverb with a better sounding algorithm
- More accurate high frequencies of 'Delay' and 'PingPong' effect
- More 'analog' behaviour of 'drift'

Enhanced GUI & interface:

- Information about the current patch is shown in 'info' tab of the patch browser
- Rendering with ambient occlusion for a more realistic look
- More comfortable saving of patches on PC
- LCD displays have more contrast and are more easy to read
- Keyboard is now animated
- Added mouseover support: Parameter values are displayed when mouse is hovered over them
- Mousewheel support (if host supports it)
- Mac version now also supports waveform selection by clicking on diodes

Further enhancements:

- Better host compatibility
- More robustness
- More comfortable installer
Gladiator 2.6 (free update)

Gladiator 2.6 is 100% downward compatible with the previous version. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality. The update is free for all Gladiator2 users.

  • Drastically enhanced sound quality, especially if you run the plugin in 44khz
  • More clean and detailed overall sound
  • Enhanced sound of the filters: More linear frequency response for high cutoffs
  • Enhanced sound of the effects section: Higher precesion interpolation
  • Enhanced sound of the distortion: Added oversampling for more crisp sound
  • Enhanced sound of the osciallors: Higher precesion interpolation
  • Added a high-end resampling algorithm
  • More linear frequency response, especially above 10 kHz
  • More tight timing
  • Enhanced stability
  • More inituitive parameter names for automation
  • More beautiful ligths for the buttons
  • Fixed a possible pop sound on opening the plugin
  • More robustness
  • Less aggressive psychoacoustic processing
  • Workaround for a host bug in Orion 8.6
  • In the Mac version patches can now be renamed from within the plugin (if the host supports it)
  • Several other minor fixes


Gladiator 2.5 (free update)

  • Windows 10 and Windows 8 compatibility
  • Enhanced stability
  • Slightly enhanced performance
  • Enhanced host compatibility
  • Slightly enhanced sound quality
  • More linear frequency response
  • Slightly better timing
  • Faster loading of PC 32 bit version
  • More easy installation
  • Several small improvements
  • Updated standalone version
  • Polished some graphics


Gladiator 2.4 (free update)

This 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


Gladiator 2.3 (free update)

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'


Gladiator 2.2 (free update)

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


Gladiator 2.1 (free update)

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'


This plugin works as expected from the scratch. There are currently no updates available.
Akustix 1.2 (free update)

  • Fixed a rarely appearing crash on PC that could happen if certain plugins from other companies are loaded at the same time
  • Windows 8 and 10 compatibility


AkustiX 1.1 (free update)

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.
Warmverb Multi-FX 1.2.1 (free update)

  • Windows 8/10 compatibility
  • Enhanced compatibility with other plugins
  • Fixed a possible crash
  • More easy installation


Warmverb Multi-FX 1.2 (free update)

  • 64 Bit support for PC
  • SSE2 support
  • 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
  • Removed a small click after silence
  • Fixed high CPU of demo version on Mac
  • Fixed a possible crash on Mac


Warmverb Multi-FX 1.1  (free update)

  • Added Trancegate effect
  • Added early 3 reflection effects
  • 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
FilterBank 3.4 (free update)

  • Fixed a rarely appearing crash on PC that could happen if certain plugins from other companies are loaded at the same time
  • Windows 8 and 10 compatibility


FilterBank 3.3 (free update)

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


FilterBank 3.2 (free update)

  • 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


FilterBank  3.1 (free update)

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
BiFilter 2.3 (free update)

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


BiFilter 2.2 (free update)

  • 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


BiFilter 2.1 (free update)

  • supports Intel MAC and Power PC (universal binary)
  • supports AU and VST 2.4 interface
  • registration of the full version does now work on all hosts
  • minor fixes and improvements

FireBird 2.1 (freeware)

Since there was a lot of positive feedback on our freeware release of FireBird we decided to release a final update for it.

  • Contains 70 additional sounds by Xenos. To load them click on 'setup' and load the factory bank 'condemned'.
  • Conatins a fix for a rarely appearing crash
  • Updated installer
  • Slightly enhanced performance
  • More responsive GUI
  • Fixed a rarely appearing glitch
  • Several other minor enhancements


FireBird 2.0 (freeware)

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.

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
  • 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
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