Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

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emanuelsj
KVRist
278 posts since 22 Dec, 2005

Post Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:05 am

Congratulations Tone2 for organizing this music production contest and also congratulations to the winners, for the good tracks I just heard earlier in the .mp3 file shared with us!

Markus Krause
KVRist
369 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:06 am

I finished the Icarus2 trailer:
https://youtu.be/awXJrWb31Wc
Tone2 Audiosoftware https://www.tone2.com

Kian Russell
KVRist
89 posts since 23 Mar, 2019

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:09 am

Now that Tone2 have shut up shop on future vsti it would be great if they released all their vsti as open source.
Tone2 have made some good synths over the years.
Please release them as open source, so others that are still in the market can learn.

starflakeprj
KVRian
1316 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:57 am

They are still selling the synths, they are still releasing bug fixes, and they will continue developing Icarus 2. Why should they then release the code for free?
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Kian Russell
KVRist
89 posts since 23 Mar, 2019

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:37 am

starflakeprj wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:57 am
They are still selling the synths, they are still releasing bug fixes, and they will continue developing Icarus 2. Why should they then release the code for free?
Others have released code for free, its not exactly an unknown concept.
But now that Tone2 announced they are not developing any new Synths why not?
Older Synths like Saurus for example could help future developers learn good coding practices.

I've seen other Synths released into open source even get improved.
Its a win win.

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fisherKing
KVRAF
2136 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:45 am

Kian Russell wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:37 am
star[i wrote:[/i]flakeprj post_id=7667582 time=1581965869 user_id=352558]
They are still selling the synths, they are still releasing bug fixes, and they will continue developing Icarus 2. Why should they then release the code for free?
Others have released code for free, its not exactly an unknown concept.
But now that Tone2 announced they are not developing any new Synths why not?
Older Synths like Saurus for example could help future developers learn good coding practices.

I've seen other Synths released into open source even get improved.
Its a win win.
they didn't say they're closing shop, just not developing new synths. they're a business... and, like any business, engage in business practices, not philantropy. give them a break.
https://upstatebrooklyn.com
always one plugin short of perfection...

Echoes in the Attic
KVRAF
7879 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:06 pm

Kian Russell wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:37 am
starflakeprj wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:57 am
They are still selling the synths, they are still releasing bug fixes, and they will continue developing Icarus 2. Why should they then release the code for free?
Others have released code for free, its not exactly an unknown concept.
But now that Tone2 announced they are not developing any new Synths why not?
Older Synths like Saurus for example could help future developers learn good coding practices.

I've seen other Synths released into open source even get improved.
Its a win win.
What does not developing more synths have to do with suddenly making their existing synths free. If spectrasonics never make another synth, should they suddenly make their existing synth, Omnisphere open source? That is the weirdest thing I've ever heard. Tone2 have made synths which they maintain, and they are now for sale. And you think it is a win win for them to suddenly make them free? Good luck running a business with that mentality.
System: Windows 10, Dell XPS 2-in-1, Bitwig 3, Steinberg UR44.

Kian Russell
KVRist
89 posts since 23 Mar, 2019

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:18 pm

Why are you bringing Spectrasonics into this discussion?
Are they quitting vst development?
I am not trying to run a business just spread some freebies.

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fisherKing
KVRAF
2136 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:15 pm

Kian Russell wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:18 pm
Why are you bringing Spectrasonics into this discussion?
Are they quitting vst development?
I am not trying to run a business just spread some freebies.
your agenda has nothing to do with tone2... or any other developer. find companies that have completely shut down, and chase them for their code... and let's get back on track, discussing icarus2...
https://upstatebrooklyn.com
always one plugin short of perfection...

Echoes in the Attic
KVRAF
7879 posts since 12 May, 2008

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:23 pm

Kian Russell wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:18 pm
Why are you bringing Spectrasonics into this discussion?
Are they quitting vst development?
I am not trying to run a business just spread some freebies.
I used Spectrasonics as a comparison because they will probably not ever make another synthesizer, as they have said that Omnisphere is the only synth for them. I used that case to demonstrate the absurdity of the logic in thinking that a company should open source their synths because they aren't going to be creating more synths.

Tone2 aren't closing up shop or quitting VST development. He just said they aren't going to be developing new synths.
System: Windows 10, Dell XPS 2-in-1, Bitwig 3, Steinberg UR44.

tasty tatsyn
KVRist
406 posts since 19 Jun, 2016

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:07 am

i'm not much into casinos and such things, but since it seems it's nonsense time again, a wild tought..... [based on life experience].....

...want to bet the "win/win" freebie open source code would be used to create a new UI, a change here and there and sell someone else years of work for +- 180$ ????? :idea: [outside black fridays]........

deastman
KVRAF
7365 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:56 am

I guess I’m rather late to the party, but I never actually considered Icarus until now. I like the resynthesis, wavetables, additive, and MPE functionality, so it is tempting. On the other hand, I already have Pigments, Rapid, Avenger, Hive, and so many others. I wonder if I’m really going to get anything new out of yet another monster flagship workstation synth. Just thinking out loud here...
Incomplete list of my gear: 1/8" audio input jack.

tony10000
KVRian
768 posts since 4 Aug, 2017

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:24 am

deastman wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:56 am
I guess I’m rather late to the party, but I never actually considered Icarus until now. I like the resynthesis, wavetables, additive, and MPE functionality, so it is tempting. On the other hand, I already have Pigments, Rapid, Avenger, Hive, and so many others. I wonder if I’m really going to get anything new out of yet another monster flagship workstation synth. Just thinking out loud here...
It is definitely worth adding and I have all of the synths you mentioned...

raiderpdog
KVRian
587 posts since 26 Jul, 2018

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:58 am

tony10000 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:24 am
deastman wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:56 am
I guess I’m rather late to the party, but I never actually considered Icarus until now. I like the resynthesis, wavetables, additive, and MPE functionality, so it is tempting. On the other hand, I already have Pigments, Rapid, Avenger, Hive, and so many others. I wonder if I’m really going to get anything new out of yet another monster flagship workstation synth. Just thinking out loud here...
It is definitely worth adding and I have all of the synths you mentioned...
Gotta echo Tony, it is worth it. I also have what you mentioned. Icarus has been great buy for me.

deastman
KVRAF
7365 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Available now: Tone2 Icarus2

Post Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:08 pm

Okay, fine, I’m convinced! :lol: :help:
Incomplete list of my gear: 1/8" audio input jack.

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