Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

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Hanz Meyzer
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1265 posts since 20 Oct, 2014

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:20 am

Heh so nice, looks like a lot of fun.

perfumer
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547 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:28 am

Nice keyboard! Does it have a hide button somewhere?

perfumer
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:29 am

OSC send to filters is still just an on/off switch.

But it has a glitch sequencer now... oh well...

Markus Krause
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226 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:49 am

- The GUI can be displayed with 12 different sizes
- You can select from 3 different scales for the interface: Small, normal or huge
- The keyboard can be hidden
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7152 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:58 am

Glad to hear that the keyboard could be hidden. What's the different between size and scale?
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db3
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:15 pm

$90 for upgrade after purchasing earlier this year, jeeez. v1 worth about $40 after transfer fees now.

Nena2
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:27 pm

What are you going to do with Icarus2 ???1

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gentleclockdivider
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:11 pm

Checking out the demo and really impressed , but the gui animations doubles the cpu usage and it's not audio related ( only shown in taskmanager which also shows gui threads )
When switching to the browser mode , cpu halves again .
Is there a way t turn off the animations ?
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enCiphered
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:31 pm

Is there a demo for Icarus 2 available? Where?

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thejonsolo
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2218 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:22 pm

There is no Icarus2 demo. The previous poster must be talking v1.6.

$90 is a bit steep for an update to a synth, but the product seems to be a whole lot more than a few nips and tucks.

trusampler
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796 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:48 pm

Does this mean that you can layer patches in Icarus 2? They say it's a workstation, how many patches can we layer?
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JunSev
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:22 pm

I'm feeling it the same way, it is perhaps one the most pricey upgrade to a soft synth (and the competition have an advantage here), but at the same time a lot of cool things were added and improved, it feels like a complete different synth.

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4120 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:32 pm

Dune 2 to 3 was expensive for what was added (but I still upgraded!), it’s always worth remembering that not only do you get the instant new features, you also generally get a run of free upgrades on the new version...2.1 ..2.5 etc and Tone2 have been very generous in that regard over the years.
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exmatproton
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Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:37 pm

trusampler wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Does this mean that you can layer patches in Icarus 2? They say it's a workstation, how many patches can we layer?
strictly speaking only one layer can be programmed (unlike ElectraX). However, if you count the drumsequencer as an layer, it is a 2-layer synth.

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4120 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:41 pm

I tend to think of workstations being multi timbale rather than layering to make one sound. I’m not sure I would say this is a workstation, but it’s a very powerful and flexible synth!
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