Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

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tony10000
KVRian
698 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:52 pm

Is there any way we can get a larger arp library for Icarus 2?

RandyEspoda
KVRist
42 posts since 19 Aug, 2017

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:56 pm

I believe I read somewhere how the effect section is limited because of something...
Can't really remember so I'll ask: 'why' are there only 3 effects possible in the chain?
Most synths I've seen offer more. In other words with icarus only 3 effects can be used simultaneously,...
I would like to know why, as I had read that there is a specific reason for it.

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thejonsolo
KVRAF
2414 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:32 pm

Lovely release. Fantastic job again....

randygo
KVRist
109 posts since 18 May, 2004

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:36 pm

This is a winner! Thank you for producing this beautiful instrument.

SamDi
KVRist
45 posts since 27 Apr, 2018

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:05 pm

Bought Icarus during Black Friday week. The sound is that WOW. Markus, I hope that you will keep your business going on. Reducing it, would be such a big loss, although I understand your point.

But nevertheless, thanks for this outstanding synth update!

Hanz Meyzer
KVRian
1441 posts since 20 Oct, 2014

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:25 am

Wow, I woke up, loaded Icarus 2 and am amazed. One of the best mornings for a long time!

metaside
KVRist
159 posts since 11 Oct, 2012

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:18 am

Here is an experimental DNB track made with Icarus V2 as the only synth and additional processing (it's just a temporary WIP upload to show a different side of the synth).
https://soundcloud.com/metasideaudio/me ... -1/s-DipNW

Thanks for all the great work Markus! Icarus is one of my fav synths now for sure and my go-to for resynthesis!

Caine123
KVRAF
6155 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:52 am

metaside wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:18 am
Here is an experimental DNB track made with Icarus V2 as the only synth and additional processing (it's just a temporary WIP upload to show a different side of the synth).
https://soundcloud.com/metasideaudio/me ... -1/s-DipNW

Thanks for all the great work Markus! Icarus is one of my fav synths now for sure and my go-to for resynthesis!
MATE! what a awesome track, would love to see how you did this one! always love dnb!
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enCiphered
KVRian
688 posts since 13 Dec, 2016

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:57 am

metaside wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:18 am
Here is an experimental DNB track made with Icarus V2 as the only synth and additional processing (it's just a temporary WIP upload to show a different side of the synth).
https://soundcloud.com/metasideaudio/me ... -1/s-DipNW

Thanks for all the great work Markus! Icarus is one of my fav synths now for sure and my go-to for resynthesis!
You should definitely re-master this track. Way too loud, and oversaturated

RandyEspoda
KVRist
42 posts since 19 Aug, 2017

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:04 am

So is this 2 update free for anyone buying it after april this year, or are there other conditions that still apply ?
Because certain shops still sell a license for Icarus 1...

Also, why does it only have 3 FX chained instead of say 5 or 6 like you would expect ?

Thnks for answering.

recursive one
KVRAF
4397 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:05 am

metaside wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:18 am
Here is an experimental DNB track made with Icarus V2 as the only synth and additional processing (it's just a temporary WIP upload to show a different side of the synth).
https://soundcloud.com/metasideaudio/me ... -1/s-DipNW
This sounds dope :tu: Incredible production and also very good musically.

I wish I had money to spend on plugins I don't need but still like. Icarus seems really fine synth
You may think you can fly ... but you better not try

enCiphered
KVRian
688 posts since 13 Dec, 2016

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:09 am

RandyEspoda wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:04 am
Also, why does it only have 3 FX chained instead of say 5 or 6 like you would expect ?

Thnks for answering.
Don´t you think that using external effects is always a better solution? I don´t know how other people think about it but I never use synth-internal effects. I love to sculpt a raw sound out of the synth and then process it with my own effects.

RandyEspoda
KVRist
42 posts since 19 Aug, 2017

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:19 am

enCiphered wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:09 am
RandyEspoda wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:04 am
Also, why does it only have 3 FX chained instead of say 5 or 6 like you would expect ?

Thnks for answering.
Don´t you think that using external effects is always a better solution? I don´t know how other people think about it but I never use synth-internal effects. I love to sculpt a raw sound out of the synth and then process it with my own effects.
Regardless, I would like to know why...

mevla
KVRAF
2723 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:12 am

There's a lot more choices and flexibility using 'external' effects. They are clearly laid out in the DAW making it possible to see at a glance what the usage is during any stage of the mix, and when one comes back to a mix after a while. It also enables to constantly assess, for instance, if reverb is present or if it's a release stage of the envelope of a synth.

Apart from that, except for some cases I'm usually weary of sound sets that dope their sounds in reverb, to name only that effect. Sounds 'impressive' on their own, becomes more difficult to mix and often, when the 'internal' FX are removed or toned down, say for mixing purposes, what's left is not so glamorous.

Caine123
KVRAF
6155 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Coming soon: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:21 am

when i install icarus2 with my icarus1 full version will it be overwritten? i have to wait 1-2 weeks for payment :/ BF was too much...
i wanna check out the randomizer :D
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