Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

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JunSev
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754 posts since 14 Sep, 2017

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:49 pm

Markus Krause wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:45 pm
The first video about Tone2 Icarus is finished.

It shows some factory sounds and features. Everything in this video way played life by myself with only a single instance of the synth. No external FX or drums were used.

https://youtu.be/J0eG-gormy8
But how is the state of the Matrix? it never shows in the video. how it is and what's new there?

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JunSev
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:35 pm

Also is there some Out channels for further process for the Drums in Icarus to the mixers? something like the 6out version of MSoundFactory does? this would be useful, what if I want to process separately the snare, the kick, the closed hat, tambourine ext. with some extra effects.

Markus Krause
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:02 am

JunSev wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Markus Krause wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:45 pm
The first video about Tone2 Icarus is finished.

It shows some factory sounds and features. Everything in this video way played life by myself with only a single instance of the synth. No external FX or drums were used.

https://youtu.be/J0eG-gormy8
But how is the state of the Matrix? it never shows in the video. how it is and what's new there?
During the creation of the patches which are shown in the video i never have been running out of slots. The patches are extremely complex ones with several layers and mostly all available lfos/msegs/envs were used.
Nevertheless I reserved additional space in the patch-format. So the matrix can be extended easily without breaking downward compatibility in a free update. From the technical side a 'modulate send value with a second source' is also possible. From the sound-designers perspective i would prefer this solution.

I am seriously considering adding separate outputs for the drums. I am currenly working on this.
But this could result in dramatic technical problems with some hosts when users load a old project that has been created with Icarus v1.x. I
Tone2 Audiosoftware https://www.tone2.com

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JunSev
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:28 am

Nice to hear, Icarus looks beautiful with all those real-time visuals. :)

Also another thing... I'm curious :roll: the "phase" knob in the previous Icarus 1.6 doesn't move the position of the step LFO, I don't know why, does I2 already managed that or it continues the same way?

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Frantz
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5230 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:06 am

This is going to be an amazing update to a great synth. :clap:

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mladi
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:24 am

fmr wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:44 am
What about the upgrade price? is there a decision already?
Not that i know any details but looking on the upgrade prices for other tone2 instruments i guess between 59€ - 79€. Just my humble conclusion. :D
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MorpherX
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137 posts since 17 Feb, 2014

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:01 pm

If I would buy Icarus 1.6 now, can I use the same key file for Icarus 2 or do I need a new key file ?
If I need a new key file do I have email tone2 do I get it automatic ?

Markus Krause
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226 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:37 pm

Icarus 1.x keys do not work in Icarus2.
If you buy it now you will receive icarus 1.6 with an icarus 1 key at once. Furthermore you will receive icarus2 together with a new keyfile automatically and for free as soon as it is available.
Icarus2 is 100% downward compatilble. You can load all your songs and patches created with v1.6 without any further steps necesary
Tone2 Audiosoftware https://www.tone2.com

MorpherX
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137 posts since 17 Feb, 2014

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:44 pm

Markus Krause wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:37 pm
Icarus 1.x keys do not work in Icarus2.
If you buy it now you will receive icarus 1.6 with an icarus 1 key at once. Furthermore you will receive icarus2 together with a new keyfile automatically and for free as soon as it is available.
Icarus2 is 100% downward compatilble. You can load all your songs and patches created with v1.6 without any further steps necesary
OK, thanks !
Bought it (and hope it works like you described) !

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JunSev
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:46 pm

mladi wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:24 am
fmr wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:44 am
What about the upgrade price? is there a decision already?
Not that i know any details but looking on the upgrade prices for other tone2 instruments i guess between 59€ - 79€. Just my humble conclusion. :D
59€/69$ would be a nice upgrade price,
79€/89$ its already a little bit pricey (not for everyone but for many will feel like that).

And this because of the big competition and offers currently on the market and the price of products have a big impact with the purchase decision with many users and current costumers.

Whatever the cost is from 59€/69$ to 79€/89$ I will upgrade because It is my favorite go-to synth with MSF, but I also feel 79€/89$ would be a little bit pricey for an upgrade and many people will not receive that offer with so much enthusiasm considering the competition and offers in the market right now.

emanuelsj
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265 posts since 22 Dec, 2005

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:38 am

JunSev wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:46 pm
mladi wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:24 am
fmr wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:44 am
What about the upgrade price? is there a decision already?
Not that i know any details but looking on the upgrade prices for other tone2 instruments i guess between 59€ - 79€. Just my humble conclusion. :D
59€/69$ would be a nice upgrade price,
79€/89$ its already a little bit pricey (not for everyone but for many will feel like that).
Feeling the same here.

SLiC
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4120 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:50 am

60€ seems about right...
Should be a pre-order price that's a little lower, good for cash flow :wink:
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Markus Krause
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:00 am

update:


Drum-sequencer:

Icarus2 has beed extended with a Drum-sequencer. It is an easy-to-use, but powerful X0X-style sequencer-module.
It comes with a wide variety of drum-sounds, noises and waveforms. You can also import your own samples in wav-format and save your own templates.
A large collection of drum patterns created by professional designers is included.
It supports swing, shuffle, loop-length, effect send, key-split, roll, mono samples, stereo samples, looped samples and looped waveforms.
Your sounds can be passed through punchy, BPM-synced envelopes, which allow you to create impressive gated-drum-sounds easily.
The Drum-sequencer is able to stretch drum-loops that have been recorded in wav-format, so that they automatically sync to BPM.
Furthermore, the Drum-sequencer is not only limited to playing drum sounds. It is able to play looped mono and stereo-samples or waveforms with or without pitch-tracking.
It does also come with a smart auto-accompaniment which automatically resolves the chord that you are currently playing and plays a bassline that 'fits'.


Glitch-sequencer:

Icarus2 had been extended with a grid-based Glitch-sequencer. You can chop your sounds to get modern glitchy, stuttering effects.
The 'Glitch' works similar to a multi-effect sequencer. The incoming audio is passed through 10 effects. Each effect is controlled by up to 16 segments to adjust the parameter of the effect.
Furthermore, it is possible to adjust the speed, routing, mix, smoothness and loop-length.
Random-buttons allow you to create new sounds quicky. It is also possible to load and save your own templates.


New features:

...
- Icarus2 does come with over 1500 patches created by professionals
- A massive number of additional wavetables, waveforms and samples
...
Tone2 Audiosoftware https://www.tone2.com

Stefken
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1637 posts since 9 Nov, 2016

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:11 am

Markus Krause wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:00 am
It supports swing, shuffle, loop-length,
Does it support polymetric sequences (so a different loop length per lane/druminstrument)?

nordickvr
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1180 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:55 am

Stefken wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:11 am
Markus Krause wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:00 am
It supports swing, shuffle, loop-length,
Does it support polymetric sequences (so a different loop length per lane/druminstrument)?
I'd definitely second that, pretty neat feature to have on your disposal.

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