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A revolution in synthesis!

The award winning Gladiator gives you a groundbreaking approach to sound generation. Its exclusive HCM™ synthesis technique, covers new and unique aural territory, only possible with Gladiator. The innovative synthesis, design and unmatched sound quality, make this not only the perfect instrument, but also the best virtual synthesizer and go-to instrument for all those looking for the ultimate creative tool.

What is the advantage compared to other synthesizers?

  • True high-end quality: Warm, crystal clear & rich sound
  • New synthesis method (HCM™)
  • New unique sounds which no other synthesizer can create
  • Huge sonic range
  • Boundless possibilities
  • Psychoacoustic processing
  • Different synthesis methods can be combined freely
  • Flexibility, expandability
  • Easy to use
  • Low CPU and high reliability
  • 1135 professional preset sounds included
  • Gladiator can replace a room full of hardware
  • Detailed handbook in 5 languages
  • Excellent value for the money

"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."

"nearly boundless possibilities... opulent sound processing... new, very specific sounds, which no other synthesizer plugin can do..."

"The developers succeeded to pack a huge variety of features to a very well arranged and easy to use interface. Gladiator sounds powerfull and impressive... very good sounds are included."

"This is a seriously fine-sounding instrument and hardcore synthesists in particular will love the innovative approach to sound generation"

"Sound monster with 1100 inspiring presets, fat sound, top-quality effects, extremely flexible, huge sonic range"

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Recording magazine
Keys magazine
Sound & Recording magazine
Computer Music magazine
Beat Magzine
Gladiator has won 3 Computer Music awards


Gladiator is one of the most powerful synthesizers ever created and supports an exhaustive list of synthesis methods. All synthesis types can be combined freely to create new and exciting sounds.

Synthesis types supported by Gladiator 2  are:

  • Tone2's award winning Harmonic Content Morphing Synthesis ™
  • Frequency Modulation (FM)
  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
  • Substractive
  • Resynthesized instruments
  • Vocoder sounds
  • Oscillator sync
  • Phase Distortion
  • Amplitude Modulation (AM)
  • Phase Modulation
  • Waveshaping
  • Super-saw
  • Additive synthesis
  • Sample playback.

Additionally existing osciallators can be morphed or 'modified' with special algorithms to alter the sound.
Gladiator supports up to 18 oscillators per voice with 4x stereo unison and crystal clear sound quality.


The filter section uses high-end quality stereo filters, most of which are exclusive to Tone2 products. Gladiator 2 ships with 40 different filter types: Moog, Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Vocals, Comb, EQ, FM, AM, Phaser, Resample, Analog, ...


Gladiator 2 ships with an inspiring library of 1105 outstanding presets from top sound designers. Besides that a variety of expansion banks is available to further expand Gladiator's features and preset library. All sounds are arranged into categories for easy access to the sound you require.


Gladiator 2 comes with an impressive reverb that offers a warm sound similar to high-end hardware units. 37 different stereo effects are included, all carefully crafted to offer the highest quality possible:
Reverbs, Delays, Flanger, Phaser, Chorus, Ensemble, Rotary, Bitcrusher, Talkbox, Ringmod, Dolby Prologic II surround encoding, Waveshaper, Pingpong, Filters, ...


Gladiator 2 has a powerful and flexible modulation section which is easy to setup. The flexible envelopes sound punchy. 22 different LFOs are available and can be synced to BPM. The Step LFO's design was inspired by step sequencers and can be used to create rhythmic sequences and trance gates.

Psychoacoustic processing

The innovative phase modulator module in the OSC section is based on the latest knowledge in phonetic science. It makes a digital spectrum sound warm and silky.
A special post-processing module in Gladiator mimics effects of the human ear. It creates deeper basses and more transparency.


This product comes with personal free support as well as frequent, free updates to improvements, new features and new sounds.

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System requirements:
PC: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 / ME  (32 bit or 64 bit);  Pentium4 compatible CPU
Mac: Mac OSX 10.3 or higher; PowerPC, G4, G5 or Intel Mac (32 or 64 bit)

PC formats: 32-bit VSTi, 64-bit VSTi, 32 bit standalone, 64 bit standalone
Mac formats: 32-bit VSTi, 64-bit VSTi, 32-bit Audiounit, 64-bit Audiounit

Windows and Steinberg VST VSTi compatible
Mac universal binary Audio Unit compatible
Intel Motorola AMD processor optimized
Vista 64 bit Apple Mac compatible
Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
The PC version is available as native 64 bit or 32 bit software
Works with touchscreens