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Postby BL_Zebub; Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:11 pm

I for one cannot wait to hear Saurus, as I am sure it will be top notch as all the other tone2 gear!!

looking good?

any word on a release date?
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Postby piel; Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:25 pm

It seems I just dream about the Tone2 stuff, but hey! Hope never dies. :D
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Postby xx JPRacer xx; Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:28 pm

I really like the Tone2 products. They sound really nice and clean but not clean-sterile, more like clean-phat! :-o

I'm sure the new synth will be awesome. I hope Tone2 next product will be an FX though.
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Postby hesnotthemessiah; Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:48 pm

Saurus looks interesting. ElectraX sounds great. My wallet hurts.
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Postby bailees7irish; Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:08 pm

hesnotthemessiah wrote: My wallet hurts.

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Postby z_old_account; Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:19 am

Q: When will it be available?

A: Were are currently doing the beta and sound design with 13 artists. We want to make sure that everything works as expected, since our customers have very high expectationes in the quality of the product. We still can't give any exact release date, but the end of March might be realistic.

Q: How much will it cost?

A: We can decide this as soon as the product is finished. We want to make sure that everyone can afford Saurus. It will be cheaper than ElectraX, but more expensive than FireBird.

Q: Will Tone2 Saurus have those fancy 0-delay filters?

A: Yes. We completely redisigned the filters section and were able to create 6 filter types which support true analog modeling with a 0-delay algorithm, nonlinearity, feedback, self-osc, high-precision pitch tracking, low CPU, oversampling, very fast envelopes and aliasfree distortion.
It's a completely new approach to filter modeling which is not used by any other company or product so far. It's a different '0-delay modeling approach' than that one which has been discussed here on kvr a while ago. The main advantage is a much higher performance and a filter which is very precise with pitch tracking.

Q: Will there be additional soundsets available?

A: Yes. We plan to release additonal sets from professional designers after the release of Saurus. From the technical side they will be similar to those which are available for ElectraX. So everyone will be able to create own sets and is able to manage them easily.

Q: Does it need much CPU?

A: No. Unlike competing products we have taken a lot of effort to keep the CPU as low as possible without lowering the sound quality. You need at least an Intel Pentium 4 compatible CPU with 500Mhz and 40 MB of free RAM.

Q: Do i need a dongle or be connected to the internet to run it?

A: No. The product is activted with a keyfile that you receive with your order.

Q: Does it have fast LFOs and Envelopes?

A: Saurus has very fast and alias-free LFOs which run with audio-rate. You can use them even for FM sounds. The Enevelopes are punchy and do a nice job on percussive sounds.
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Postby bmanic; Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:23 am

Sounds very promising indeed! Good luck with the launch Markus and Bastiaan!

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Postby coincidental; Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:58 am

Catching up with this thread very late, but I like the sound of Saurus, particularly the details in Marcus' post above, and it's prompted me to check out the other Tone2 products. They look intriguing! But do I have time to get to grips with them...?
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Postby mellotronaut; Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:32 am


Tone2 hardware :-o
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Postby Bastiaan from Tone2.com; Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:09 am

mellotronaut wrote:Image

Tone2 hardware :-o

You don't want to see our hardware :D
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Postby szalonykp; Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:12 am

wow. this really sounds interesting! can't wait for audio demos...
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Postby thecontrolcentre; Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:14 am

Has this Friday's winner been announced yet? :hyper: :hihi:
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304 posts since 30 Apr, 2005, from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Postby Bastiaan from Tone2.com; Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:20 am

* This week's winner is Jasco, congratulations :)

Thanks to everyone playing so far, two weeks of competition left so give it a go if you're not already inside the thread.
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Postby Bastiaan from Tone2.com; Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:46 am

Thread and picture updated.
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Postby MaxSynths; Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:00 am

Bastiaan from Tone2.com wrote:
mellotronaut wrote:Image

Tone2 hardware :-o

You don't want to see our hardware :D

Lol and lol :lol:

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