Public beta: Tone2 Icarus v2.0.6

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AcrossTheSky
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543 posts since 3 Jul, 2016

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:38 am

How about installing it on 2 PC's ..it's just
a key file ... should work on any nr..
I guess it's just a secret...hmmm :party:

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Markus Krause
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1077 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:20 am

AcrossTheSky wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:02 am
just wondering....how do you all manage ... only one machine is allowed to have icarus installed ??? why such a limit ...its 2021...just found it in the manual...deer ohhh deer...
That's not true and never has been true. The writer of the manual did make a mistake.

Tone2 license policy:

- All licenses are cross platform (PC/MAC).
- One license is registered to a single user
- You can install the software on several computers, which are owned and operated by you
- You are not allowed to share your license with other people
Tone2 Audiosoftware https://www.tone2.com

rubez
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285 posts since 8 Jan, 2015

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:32 am

I just got Icarus..... should I keep the Icarus2.t2k file safe?

I only use it on one PC but a reinstall will be inevitable at some point.

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AcrossTheSky
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543 posts since 3 Jul, 2016

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:35 am

Many thanks for clarification !
Time to save some $...hmmm... I'm thirsty.%.
... plenty of tap water around... :cry:

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AcrossTheSky
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543 posts since 3 Jul, 2016

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:39 am

rubez wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:32 am
I just got Icarus..... should I keep the Icarus2.t2k file safe?

I only use it on one PC but a reinstall will be inevitable at some point.
Zip it and apply 32 digit password.
Write on a long stretch of toilet paper and keep it safe. :idea: :tu: ! ..life is great.. enjoy your weekend everyone.

Jazzguitar
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131 posts since 3 Sep, 2005 from Venezuela

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:57 am

Markus Krause wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:20 am
AcrossTheSky wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:02 am
just wondering....how do you all manage ... only one machine is allowed to have icarus installed ??? why such a limit ...its 2021...just found it in the manual...deer ohhh deer...
That's not true and never has been true. The writer of the manual did make a mistake.

Tone2 license policy:

- All licenses are cross platform (PC/MAC).
- One license is registered to a single user
- You can install the software on several computers, which are owned and operated by you
- You are not allowed to share your license with other people
I was sure of it, but it was still an excellent and opportune clarification, thank you Markus.
btw, you could gift your manual writer with a little bit of our Venezuelan coffee :wheee:
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rubez
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285 posts since 8 Jan, 2015

Post Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:52 am

Who made all the soundpacks/patches you can buy off the Tone2 site? Was it the same people who did the factory patches, or different? There are albums attached to them...

I thought BT was Brian Transeau of Flaming June. That's just false advertising :hihi:

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Markus Krause
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Post Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:06 am

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Markus Krause
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Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:06 am

Public beta:

https://www.tone2.com/update/Tone2_Icar ... 5_beta.zip

The update to v2.0.5 is available for free. It adds a VST3 version and some enhancements.
Icarus 2.0.5 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary.

New features:

- Added a VST3 version.
- You can select from 3 different installation types: Minimal (VST2 only), Default (VST2 + Standalone) and Full (VST2 + VST3 + Standalone).

Enhancements:

- More smart detection of VST2 path.
- Faster closing of projects.
- Minor enhancements for the standalone version.

Changes:

- Microsoft dropped support for 32bit operating systems. That's why we will focus on 64bit only. If you still use 32bit you can install v2.0.
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rezoneight
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624 posts since 18 Feb, 2004

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:09 am

Oh boy Markus now you've gone and done it. Can't wait to see the cries here ;)

Influx808
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152 posts since 18 Aug, 2020

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:13 am

Deadly markus looks very tempting

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9359 posts since 12 May, 2008

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:24 am

Nice!
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LeVzi
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3679 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:34 am

VST3 awesome :)
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KVRAF
9359 posts since 12 May, 2008

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:43 am

How about an option for Minimal: VST3 only?

Also - I always add a Tone2 folder to the VST directory so that the Icarus data and all those extra files don't just get dumped into the main VST folder. You should do this by default. I've often had to reinstall when I've forgotten to change the path.

I see that supporting files still go in the VST2 directory. So if you do offer a VST3 only option, since VST3 installations doesn't ask for a path, you should either put Tone2 files somewhere else (and confirm where, like a Tone2 program files or documents folder) or put them neatly in a Tone2 folder in the VST3 directory.

As for the synth itself - It's awesome as always. My only wish is for the most recent notes to be tracked in mono legato like most other synths work, so that when you release notes when multiple are held, you always hear the most recent note played previous to the released note. Now it plays the lowest note held when you release a note. It can be important for fast playing where you sometimes might hold a note or two while overlapping other notes. I think I sent a video example once, I'm probably describing it badly here.
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Dencheg
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320 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:38 am

Envelope rendering still not fixed.
Neither putting ADSR knobs to default position with a doubleclick, nor using midi controls for ADSR will redraw the envelopes.
Marcus, that's a bug, not a feature. No other synth "protects" a user from busy automation by not redrawing ADSR (and the filter envelope is doing just fine)
That's strange to ignore such concern since a lot of people might consider MIDI sliders to control ADSR, as it's a basic need for any kind of live performance

Small suggestion:
three checkboxes would do better instead of fixed installation options in a dropdown
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