Icarus synthesizer VST AU plugin - Technical details

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  • Synthesizer-workstation54 different synthesis modes
  • 63 different filter-typesThe biggest collection of filters available
  • Drag & Drop modulationmodulate parameters with audio-rate speed
  • High-end sound with low CPU requirement
  • Drum Sequencer100 drum-patterns included
  • 3D wavetable-synthesiscreate sounds impossible with other synths
  • Programmable arpeggiatorpowerful and easy-to-use
  • Glitch Sequencerchop your sounds and get modern stuttering effects
  • Patch browserinstant access to 1600 professional sounds
  • The most advanced wavetable-editor available on the market
  • Computer music magazine:"an epic synth in every sense"

  • Icarus2 is a powerful synthesizer-workstation
  • Icarus2 is also the most advanced wavetable-synthesizer on the market, but not limited to wavetable-synthesis
  • The audio-engine can do 54 different synthesis modes and is able to produce all important synthesizer sounds
  • The 3D-wavetable-synthesis allows a new dimension of dynamic expression
  • High-end sound-quality with low CPU-requirement
  • Easy-to-use interface with animated displays and context-sensitive help
  • Huge sonic range
  • Over 1600 presets by professional designers
  • GUI with 12 sizes, 3 zoom-levels and 26 color-schemes
  • Drag & drop modulation
  • Drum-sequencer with 100 drum-patterns
  • Powerful arpeggiator with autochord-support, shuffle and swing
  • 3 x 53 effects, vocoder
  • Glitch-sequencer
  • 10x stereo hypersaw, unison, stacks, chords
  • Polyphonic, monophonic, several legato modes
  • The most powerful filter-section available on the market: Dual multi-mode filters with 62 filter-types and 8 distortion-types
  • Customizable user-interface
  • Expandability, modular


  • Sound engine with true stereo-architecture
  • 3D-wavetable-synthesis: Waves can be morphed in 3 dimensions
  • Multicore-processor support
  • MSEGs with BPM sync (multistage envelope generators)
  • Very flexible mod-matrix with precise modulation up to the audio-range
  • Efficient patch-browser
  • The most powerful wavetable-editor available on the market
  • Spectrum-editor for editing single harmonics
  • The re-synthesis allows you to rebuild any sound with a mouse-click
  • A random-buttom allows you to create new sounds with a mouse-click
  • Sample-import and automatic tuning
  • 54 different synthesis-modes that can be combined
  • Dual multi-mode filters with 2 x 62 filter types
  • 2 x 8 distortion types
  • 3 x 53 effects, vocoder, trancegate
  • 10x stereo Hypersaw, unison, stacks
  • Polyphonic, monophonic, legato
  • Up to 256 waveforms per wavetable
  • Unlimited number of wavetables and waveforms
  • Random-generator for wavetables
  • Midi-learn
  • MPE-support (Midi polyphonic expression)
  • Context sensitive help
  • Drag & drop modulation
  • Punchy envelopes and very fast LFOs
  • Expandability
  • Customizable user interface
  • Can import and export samples, waveforms or wavetables in wav format
  • Standalone version for PC
  • Flexible preset-management
  • Microtuning for enhanced chords
  • Equalizer with dynamic bass-boost and psychoacoustic processing.
  • Free support and updates

Modulators (all can be used simunaniously)

  • 2 MSEGs (loop support, BPM-sync)
  • 4 AHDSR envelopes
  • 14 Decay envelopes
  • 2 Hold envelopes
  • 16 LFOs with sine waveform
  • 3 LFOs with 45 morphable waveforms and BPM-sync
  • Step-LFO / gate with custom-waveform
  • Arpeggiator
  • Various Midi CCs
  • 4 Noise sources
  • Key-split

Synthesis methods (can be combined)

  • 3D wavetables / classic wavetables
  • Resynthesis of samples
  • Vocoder
  • Hypersaw / stereo hypersaw / supersaw / unison
  • Stacks / chords / autochord
  • Additive
  • Subtractive / analog
  • FM with up to 6 operators
  • Speech-synthesis
  • Formant-synthesis
  • Wave-shaping
  • PWM
  • Sync
  • Ringmod, AM
  • Noise
  • Physical-modeling
  • Phase-distortion
  • Granular
  • Time-stretching
  • Pitch-shifting
  • Samples
  • Harmonic-morphing
  • FFT-filtering
  • Lofi
  • Import of waveforms and wavetables
  • Many other innovative modes, exclusive to Icarus

Effect types (can be combined for new effects)

  • Reverb Medium, Reverb Big, Reverb Plate, Reverb Glass, Reverb Dark, Reverb Infinite, Reverb Feedback, Reverb Spring, Reverb Trance, Reverb Cheap, Reflections
  • Delay, Pingpong, Multitap, Delay Fat, Delay Dual, Delay Diffuse, Delay Band, Tape Delay, Echo
  • Chorus, Smart Unison, Ensemble
  • Phaser, Phaser Stereo
  • Flanger, Flanger Stereo
  • Vibrato, Vibrato stereo
  • Autopan, Surround Pan, Rotary, Tremolo
  • EQ High Cut, EQ Low Cut, EQ Param
  • Saturate, Soft Clip, Hard Clip, Rectify, Bitcrush, Warp, Waveshape, Amp Sim, Multiband Distortion, Degrader, Multiband Degrader, Noise
  • Compressor, Limiter
  • Surround Encode
  • Trancegate
  • Glitch-sequencer with Repeat, Gate, Pan, Tremolo, Lowpass, Highpass, Bitcrush, Degrade, Detune, Pitchslide
  • Feedback
  • Microtuning
  • Psychoacoustic processing
  • Bass-boost

Filter types (can be combined)

  • Low-pass: Digital 12dB, Digital 24dB, Butter 24dB, Curtis 12dB, Curtis Analog, Tone2 24dB, Tone2 Analog, Tone2 Scream, 303 18dB, 303 Analog, Chain 6-48dB, Elliptic, Octave, Shaped, AM, HighQ
  • High-pass: Digital 12dB, Analog 12dB, Analog 24dB, Chain 6-48dB
  • Band-pass: Digital 12dB, Digital 24dB, Analog 12dB, Analog 24dB, Boobs
  • Equalizer: Notch, Peak Tight, Peak Medium, Peak Wide, Shelf Tight, Shelf Wide, Bandlimit
  • Vocalic: A, U, I, IEA, AOU, IYU, IEAOU
  • Comb-filters: Phaser 2x, Phaser 2x FB, Phaser 3x, Phaser 3x FB, Comb+, Comb-
  • Fractal-filters: LP 1, LP 2, LP 3, LP 4, FO 1, FO 2
  • Ring-modulation: Ringmod, LP, LP2, FM Lowpass, AM
  • Pysical-modeling resonators: Guitar, Flute, Odd, Even
  • LoFi: Resampling, Sample & Hold

System requirements

PC: Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10 / 11 / Vista  (32 bit or 64 bit)
PC formats: 32-bit VSTi, 64-bit VSTi, VST3, Standalone
Mac: MacOS 10.7 or higher / MacOS 11; Intel CPU or Apple M1
Mac formats: 64-bit VSTi, 64-bit Audio Unit (AU)
1 GB free hard-disc space
An internet-connection is required for the download and activation. To be able to run the software it is not necessary that your computer is connected to the internet.
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