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Tone2 announces Icarus - 3D Wavetable Synthesizer

Tone2 has announced the forthcoming release of Tone2 Icarus for Windows and Max OS X.

Icarus is a powerful, new synthesizer with '3D wavetable synthesis'. It offers "a fresh signature sound, which quickly catches the audiences' attention" with an easy to use interface and a over 1000 factory sounds created by professional designers.

What's new with '3D wavetable synthesis'?

Icarus is a '3D wavetable synth', because Tone2 extended the popular traditional wavetable synthesis, which allows to cross-blend waveforms, with an additional dimension for morphing. Icarus can create special sounds with lots of dynamic expression and movement. Most of these sounds are hard, or impossible to create with other synthesizers.

Tone2 say that Icarus offers a huge sonic range and is very versatile, but still remains very easy to use.

The audio engine is able to reproduce nearly all important synthesizer sounds. This synthesizer can do: All classic synthesis methods, 3D wavetables, morphing, resynthesis of samples... It has: 53 effects, 3x10 stereo oscillators with hypersaw, dual stereo filters with 62 filter types and distortion, an arpeggiator, a vocoder, a wavetable editor...

Key features:

  • 3D wavetable synthesizer: Wavetables can be morphed in several dimensions.
  • Powerful and flexible sound engine with true stereo architecture.
  • High-end sound quality with low CPU requirement.
  • Easy to use interface with direct visual feedback makes tweaking accessible to everyone.
  • Huge sonic range.
  • Unique signature sound: Lots of exclusive sounds which are not possible with other synthesizers.
  • Suitable for modern, as well as all other music styles.
  • Over 1000 sounds by professional designers.
  • Patch browser and flexible preset management.
  • New resynthesis method, which is easy to use and quickly gives good results.
  • Modular effect section with 53 effects.
  • High quality vocoder with 1024 bands.
  • 3 oscillator blocks, each offering up to 10 stereo oscillators, which can play hypersaws, unison, stacks or chords.
  • Wavetables can be morphed with 54 different modes (FM, PWM, formant, phase distort, sync, ...).
  • All morph modes can be combined with any kind of wavetable or hypersaw.
  • Wavetable editor with many features.
  • A wavetable generator can create completely new wavetables.
  • Waveforms can be painted using the mouse.
  • Additive spectrum editor.
  • Import and export of wavetables/waveforms from other synthesizers.
  • Dual multi-mode filter section with 62 filter types and 9 distortion types.
  • Programmable arpeggiator with advanced features like chords, glides, swing & shuffle.
  • Fast and punchy envelopes.
  • LFOs with audio-rate modulation speed and BPM sync.
  • Flexible mod matrix.
  • MIDI learn support.
  • Dynamic microtuning to enhance chords.
  • Customizable user interface with 40 colors schemes.
  • Expandability.

Price: €149 / $199. Release date: Summer 2016.

Supported platforms: Max OS X 10.5 or higher, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10.

Supported plugin formats: 32-bit VSTi, 64-bit VSTi, 32-bit AU, 64-bit AU, Standalone for PC.

For more info visit the Icarus product page: tone2.com/html/icarus.html

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