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Tone2 Audiosoftware
www.tone2.com / support@tone2.com

Tone2 is an independent company which develops innovative synthesizers with high-end sound-quality. We have a large number of customers all around the globe. We are experts in digital signal processing, acoustics, sound-design, computer-science and phonetics. We got more than 25 years of experience with the development of audio-software. We develop our own products, do our own research and license our technology to other companies. In addition, we offer jobs in sound-design to freelancers.

Good customer service is extremely important to us. We offer personal, fast and free support for our products. Our support-specialists use our products for themselves, so they understand the customer's problems and requirements.

Did you know that:

  • Many chart-hits were produced with Tone2 synthesizers.
  • Our products won a vast number of awards.
  • Many famous producers use our synthesizers.
  • The soundtracks of several famous movies were created using our plugins.
  • Our innovative synths allow new sounds otherwise impossible.
  • We developed many renowned audio products, also for other companies.
  • Thousands of artists use our products.

What's your benefit?:

  • Instantly get inspired by production-ready patches from professionals.
  • Spice up your tracks with a unique signature sound.
  • Save time because our products are reliable and efficient.
  • Save money by replacing expensive equipment.
  • All products offer high-end audio quality and low CPU requirement.
  • The intuitive user interfaces are easy to learn and fun to use.
  • We offer personal, fast and free support.

Products by Tone2 Audiosoftware

Latest reviews of Tone2 Audiosoftware products

January 17th, 2023

It's not Firebird 3.0.

It's the same shell, but different engine.

More powerful and modern.

Use analog filters for hardware like sound.

Incredible sound and simplicity.

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Reviewed By kinoko89
December 31st, 2022

This synthesizer is a hidden beast.

The randomize feature is amazing and generates really usable and interesting sounds in an instant.

This is the best software synthesizer I have owned in my life and I would recommend it to anyone from beginners to synth masters.

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October 8th, 2022

The only virtual synth, which sounds more convincing than hardware synthesizer - amazing filters, friendly workflow, top notch 3D sound.

If need something outstanding to add character and presence to your mix, Icarus is the synth.

Serious machine for serious producers.

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Reviewed By MegaPixel
April 16th, 2022

The good:

  • 3 x Oscillators which you can create some rather cool stuff with.
  • 3 x LFOs.
  • 1 x Step LFO (user customisable).
  • 2 x MSEGs.
  • Resynthesis (very cool, bit hit and miss though).
  • Vocoder.
  • 2 x Filters (chained).
  • Wavetable editor.
  • Half decent preset browser.
  • Arp editor.
  • Drums editor.
  • Glitch editor.
  • 1 x Vol Env.
  • 3 x AHDSR Env.
  • Wavetable paradise (almost).
  • Lots of effects (but there's more to this).

Overall its not that complicated to use, and you can get some great result just keeping things light with OSC1 to 3 and playing with the LFOs, MSEGs, Arp and/or the Glitch machine.

The bad:

  • Step LFO module should be part of the main editor area as it's user editable, so its a very small area to edit what you want and often is a trial and error repeating the note for a very very long time till you get what you want. Also no presets.
  • Routing, LFOs are fixed into modules and divided between OSC1 to 3 & Filter 1 & 2. So you get only 2 LFOs for OSC 1 to 3 and 1 LFO for the filters. You can however drag LFO 1 & 2 to other things resulting in some insanity (but this can be a good thing), but overall this is a limiting design/approach to things. It ties you down, bitwig will help you greatly here. Same with the MSEGs but Bitwig can't help you with that as they don't have a MSEG modulator and doubt we will see one for many years yet.
  • Preset browser (everything starts with 3 stars) where as it should be zero, and you can't give a zero star rating.
  • Presets are stored in with the VST folder (should be in the documents folder as per most other synths).
  • Preset classification, what is a seq or an arp is often in the leads or bass folders and so on, even worse for the expansions, they are all over the place and you have no idea what you will get next, best to ignore the folder names and due to this a drag and drop and create folders feature would be good so you could re-organise or delete but there's none of that.
  • Expansions / Additional presets, very poor, 25% of them if that are any good, very poor sound design.
  • The effects are often overpowering, their presets are drowned in them and are often unusable for anything other than showing you what they can do. Reverb ducking is nice though, every reverb should offer this but I pref to take my effects out to other 3rd party vst's I've purchased but some are very usable. So use them gently.

Overall, you can make some cool stuff but don't rely on the presets or the expansion presets, the good ones in the factory presets is as good as it gets, making your own is where its at. If your a preset junkie, this is not for you, if your into sound design you should enjoy this VST but you will soon find yourself wishing it did things in different ways and needing more LFOs and you will get annoyed with that step LFO. Those with bitwig will get a lot better use out this VST thanks to its modules (modulators) which can be assigned to nearly everything inside the VST giving you superior control than what the VST offers alone.

Worth a buy?
If you have Rapid or Avenger, NO.

If you want resynthesis and don't have Halion6 or Falcon, maybe, expensive for just that though.

I would say its a YES, if its on sale (50%+ off), you have Bitwig and enjoy sound design, but don't waste your money on any of the expansions, maybe grab the wavetable expansion only, and then set a good few hours aside to make some cool sounds ranging from the usual to the insane.

As for this becoming part of someones daily / weekly workflow, I don't think that will happen, well not for me, I might reach for it now and again but I will probably only end up using it when I have something unique I think it will be good for or I have started to accumulate a lot of presets I've created, which will take much time.

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Reviewed By gwenmollo
October 31st, 2021

I like all the synth, it's free and really good quality.

It have some nice presets, nice interface and the sound is very good.

I used it in a few tracks.

My versin is a 32-bits, maybe it have now a 64-bits version ?

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Saurus 3
Reviewed By lights
September 22nd, 2021

This is an absolutely fantastic synth with lots warmth and character.

The reason why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because version 3 doesn't introduce enough changes to warrant a major update. It feels more like V 2.7 rather than a full blown V3. There are many requests and suggestions from users on the Tone2 forum that have gone unaddressed in this update.

Still the synth sounds great, (just as the previous version did) and it's easy and fun to program too.

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Saurus 3
Reviewed By esteve@corbera.cat
September 22nd, 2021

It's a great synth. Of the best there is.
Easy to use and with many presets to get started.
I love the Tone2 synths.

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Reviewed By YnJ
August 11th, 2021

I prefer this to Savihost as it is faster and more reliable, it does have it's limitation though, the most apparent it doesn't do VST3, but for just trying out a synth it's good enough. For 32-bit synths I would recommend the Minihost though.

If you're looking for something which can host more than one at a time I recommend the free version of Voltage Modular and use the stand alone as an VST host. Set up a preset with as many VST host modules as you want. It does VST2 and VST3, only 64-bit though.

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