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.Read Review
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.Read Review
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.Read Review
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.
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.Read Review
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 ?Read Review
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.Read Review
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.
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.Read Review