Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

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Sampleconstruct
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14283 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:47 am

I just wanted to demo this synth - does anybody here have an idea why Icarus 1.5 AU version does not show up in Logic 10.4.1 under High Sierra? The plug-in manager doesn't even detect the component, even after clearing the AU cache. And as usual Tone2 just dumps all the Icarus content straight into Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/
I thought they had fixed that...

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Gamma-UT
KVRAF
4434 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:53 am

Do you have the VST installed? The AU uses Symbiosis and just has an alias of the VST inside. No VST, it no work.

However, normally it shows “could not be loaded” in the plugin manager if that happens.

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Sampleconstruct
KVRAF
14283 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:29 am

Gamma-UT wrote:Do you have the VST installed? The AU uses Symbiosis and just has an alias of the VST inside. No VST, it no work.

However, normally it shows “could not be loaded” in the plugin manager if that happens.
Well the demo installer doesn't give you any options what to install, it just installs. But thanks, I'll check if the vst is there, if not I'll just revert to my former Tone2-allergy.

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Sampleconstruct
KVRAF
14283 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:05 pm

Sampleconstruct wrote:
Gamma-UT wrote:Do you have the VST installed? The AU uses Symbiosis and just has an alias of the VST inside. No VST, it no work.

However, normally it shows “could not be loaded” in the plugin manager if that happens.
Well the demo installer doesn't give you any options what to install, it just installs. But thanks, I'll check if the vst is there, if not I'll just revert to my former Tone2-allergy.
The vst demo in Cubase works, but not the AU in Logic - demo time out is really happening too early, I was just getting into resynthesis - whine whine complain rant wuääää

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Gamma-UT
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4434 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:25 pm

I tend to drop a copy of the VST into the AU package to replace the alias. That may work in this case though changes in the filesystem for High Sierra might mean it doesn't work - I'm on Sierra. It is a bit of a faff for a demo though.

Tone2 stuff can fail inexplicably at time in Logic. It took a bit of a dance to get Rayblaster 2 up and running.

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fisherKing
KVRAF
1724 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:28 pm

reboot. working fine in logic here...
always one plugin short of perfection...

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Sampleconstruct
KVRAF
14283 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:34 pm

fisherKing wrote:reboot. working fine in logic here...
I rebooted about 5 times, it's maybe just an issue with the demo which was created in November 2017, probably pre-High Sierra.

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fisherKing
KVRAF
1724 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:20 pm

let them know, but it seems it should work (am also on HS). and no problems since i first installed it (when it was released)...

btw does it validate in logic? just curious...
always one plugin short of perfection...

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Sampleconstruct
KVRAF
14283 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:58 pm

fisherKing wrote:let them know, but it seems it should work (am also on HS). and no problems since i first installed it (when it was released)...

btw does it validate in logic? just curious...
It's not even visible in the AU manager although the component is where it should be, so it can't validate.

LeVzi
KVRAF
1863 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from Cardiff, Wales, UK

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:52 pm

Sampleconstruct wrote:
fisherKing wrote:let them know, but it seems it should work (am also on HS). and no problems since i first installed it (when it was released)...

btw does it validate in logic? just curious...
It's not even visible in the AU manager although the component is where it should be, so it can't validate.
So go to the Tone2 forums https://www.tone2.org/forum/ and ask for support there.
Forward ever, Backward never

Markus Krause
KVRist
32 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:46 am

Icarus 1.6 has been released.

Icarus 1.6 is a major update, which is available for free. It includes new resynthesis modes, additional effects, a better user interface, enhanced sound and many new features. Icarus 1.6 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality.

New features:

•IMPORT SAMPLE->'Resynthesis smart pitch snap' drastically enhances the sound quality of the resynthesis function. You can select a WAV file and it automatically creates a synthesizer patch which syncs to BPM.

•IMPORT SAMPLE->'Resynthesis of melody' is a new feature. It can import complete phrases or melodies in WAV format. It automatically programs a patch that sounds very similar to the original. It reprograms the melody in the arpeggiator. Furthermore, it creates a wavetable with the harmonic content of the patch. The patches can further be tweaked, time stretched or modified.

•IMPORT SAMPLE->'Resynthesis with dynamic pitch' can import a wave. It automatically creates a patch which sounds similar to the original one. This mode does analyze the pitch information of the patch and programs the STEP LFO with a pitch envelope.

•IMPORT SAMPLE->'Beat slice drumloop' cuts a sample into 16 or 32 waveforms and creates a patch with plays a BPM synced loop.

•New effect: 'Reverb Gated' which syncs to the BPM rate. It works best for drum sounds or arpeggiators.

•New effect: 'Reverb Gated Echo' is Gated Reverb with a delay which syncs to BPM.

•New effect: 'Reverb Reverse' which syncs to the BPM rate.

•New effect: 'Reverb Decay' which syncs to the BPM rate.

•The patch browser shows a scrollbar if more than 26 categories exist.

•'Shift notes up' shifts the notes in the arpeggiator one halftone up.

•'Shift notes down' shifts the notes in the arpeggiator one halftone down.

•'Rotate 1 slot left' rotates the notes in the arpeggiator.

•'Rotate 1 slot right' rotates the notes in the arpeggiator.

•The morph knob now shows the number of quantized steps.

•The wavetable editor shows a large slider with a grid if modifiers with 'value' are edited.

•Osc->Tool 'Resynthesis smart snap'.

•Wavetable editor->Spectrum->'Sort by brightness' sorts waveforms by their harmonic content. It can be used to create wobbles.

•Wavetable editor->Resynthesis->'Resynthesis smart snap'.

•Wavetable editor->Mix->'Fade in'.

•Wavetable editor->Mix->'Fade out'.

•Wavetable editor->Phase->'Rotate' shifts the phase of all selected waveforms.

•Added some tooltips to the wavetable editor.

•Create a random arpeggiator pattern with TOOL->'Init random octaves'.

•Create a random arpeggiator pattern with fifths with TOOL->'Init random fifths'.

•Create a random arpeggiator pattern with a random interval with TOOL->'Init random interval'.

•52 additional patches.


Enhancements:


•Slightly enhanced sound quality of 'Import Sample'->'Create patch: Resynthesis...'.

•More smart path selection on PC for loading/saving.

•Enhanced performance of some knobs, especially the LFO sends.

•The knobs MORPH, FADE, WAVE, PHASE do not longer switch the LFO.

•A hand symbol is shown for text-style parameters which can be altered with the mouse.

•Enhanced sound of 'Reverb Medium', 'Reverb Real', 'Reverb Trance' especially for small sizes.

•Enhanced sound of 'Formant Cross' morphmode.

•Enhanced sound of 'Vocoder' morphmode.

•Slightly enhanced sound of 'Reverb Big' and 'Reverb Infinity' with reduced low frequency rumble.

•Wavetable editor is more easy and comfortable to use.

•Undo function now also works with arpeggiator, fx tool, matrix tool, eq tool and filter tool menu.

•Reduced a click when routing a saw LFO to WAVE.

•Better default effect settings for Ensemble, Reverb Dark, Delay Fat, Delay Pingpong, Delay Diffuse, Delay Band.

•'Create random patch' gives better results.


Bug fixes:

•Modulation depth of knobs could have been incorrect if matrix target was switched.

•Removed wrong up/down arrows in the STEP LFO.

•Fixed a compatibility problem with recording automation in some hosts.


Download link (Full update / Demo):
https://www.tone2.com/download.html

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fisherKing
KVRAF
1724 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:12 pm

wow, nice! def my fave tone2 plugin... i use it a lot. great to see the new features, fixes... thank u.
always one plugin short of perfection...

mevla
KVRAF
1705 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:30 pm

Is the Icarus UI resizable ?

Cheers.

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Mac of BIOnighT
KVRAF
2506 posts since 3 Jun, 2005 from Italy

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:36 pm

My favorite as well :)

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exmatproton
KVRAF
2119 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Re: Tone2 will release Icarus - 3D WaveTable Synthesizer

Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:15 pm

mevla wrote:Is the Icarus UI resizable ?

Cheers.
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