FireBird 2 - now available for free!
After ten 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 (previuosly $79). We want to say a big THANK YOU to all customers, who funded the development of Firebird and the current Tone2 products, by purchasing our software.
Please feel free to share Firebird 2 with all your friends! We hope you'll enjoy working with Firebird for many more years.
Unique & innovative
Firebird is not just another subtractive synthesizer, it uses a unique synthesis architecture to deliver fresh sounds. Its innovative and very easy to use interface provides you with the tools to create impressive patches with a minimal amount of effort. FireBird comes with 437 build-in sounds. Classic VA sounds as well as very special sounds with Harmonic Content Morphing synthesis are included.
Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM) synthesis
Harmonic Content Morphing synthesis is based on a large, expandable repertoire of standard waves, like saw, pulse, as well as more complex wave material, like multi-waves, trumpets, organs, pads, pianos and voice samples.
These waves are modified by special algorithms, which can alter the harmonic structure.
FireBird provides 84 different morphable oscillator types. Additionally 23 spectral manipulations or "modifiers" can be applied to the oscillators. A fat knob doubles or quadruples the number of oscillators giving up to 8 oscillators per voice.
FireBird comes with 38 different sounding filter types:
Lowpass (6-40dB), Analog, Vocal, Phaser, Comb, EQ, FM, AM, Resample, Elliptic, ...
FireBird+ provides also more complex characteristics for vocal or M-shape filters.
FireBird offeres 13 different effect types. The effects section has several reverb and stereo tab delay variations, chorus, ensemble, flanger, and rotary effects as well as combinations.
Firebird comes with an easy-to-use arpeggiator.
A large of additional sounds from Tone2 and 3rd party sound designers is available for FireBird+.
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10; 32 bit compatible VST host
Still not convinced?
"...FireBird offers a fresh sound, is easy to use and comes with a new kind of synthesis... the new synthesis method convinces completely...excellent sound...You can create completely new sounds with a few parameter changes... sound design is real fun and offers great results... Don't miss to try!"
"Editor's recommendation, 6 from 6 points... Really impressive work ... Tone2 managed to make a complex technology intuitively usable."
"FireBird is an excellent little synth...captable of producing a wide variety of sounds...versatile synthesis engine.."