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Echoes in the Attic
KVRAF
9461 posts since 12 May, 2008

Post Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:01 am

Markus Krause wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:53 am
The Vocoder of Icarus isn't suitable for live performance. It preprocesses a .wav file with a kind of resynthesis and then plays back the wavetable through formant-synthesis. That's why you are able to loop, time-stretch and pitch-shift the speech.
Fair enough, thanks.

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Markus Krause
KVRian

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1143 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:37 am

We invite you to join the public beta of Icarus v2.0.6.

Icarus website:
https://www.tone2.com/icarus.html

Download link:
https://www.tone2.com/update/Tone2_Icarus2_PC_64bit.zip

Icarus 2.0.6 PC (free update)

The update to v2.0.6 is available for free. It adds a VST3 version and some enhancements.
Icarus 2.0.6 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.

Fixes:

- The VST3 version of v2.0.5 did not react to the mousewheel
- Recording Audomation did not work in the VST3 version of v2.0.5
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DocShay
KVRist
115 posts since 26 Feb, 2013

Post Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:31 pm

Markus Krause wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:37 am
We invite you to join the public beta of Icarus v2.0.6.

Icarus website:
https://www.tone2.com/icarus.html

Download link:
https://www.tone2.com/update/Tone2_Icarus2_PC_64bit.zip

Icarus 2.0.6 PC (free update)

The update to v2.0.6 is available for free. It adds a VST3 version and some enhancements.
Icarus 2.0.6 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.

Fixes:

- The VST3 version of v2.0.5 did not react to the mousewheel
- Recording Audomation did not work in the VST3 version of v2.0.5
Hey, so the vst3 version of the plugin doesn't respond to patch changes via the arrow keys like the vst2 version. The vst3 version also doesn't respond to midi program changes.

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Markus Krause
KVRian

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1143 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:44 am

Thanks for the feedback.
1) Confirmed. Arrow keys are currently not supported in the VST3 version. I'll check out if I can find a way to do it.
2) Not sure if support for this is possible. VST3 does not offer proper Midi support. I'll check it out
Tone2 Audiosoftware https://www.tone2.com

DocShay
KVRist
115 posts since 26 Feb, 2013

Post Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:42 pm

Markus Krause wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:44 am
Thanks for the feedback.
1) Confirmed. Arrow keys are currently not supported in the VST3 version. I'll check out if I can find a way to do it.
2) Not sure if support for this is possible. VST3 does not offer proper Midi support. I'll check it out
Thank you for looking into it.

mgiambro
KVRist
237 posts since 13 Sep, 2011 from UK

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:48 pm

Markus Krause wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:37 am
We invite you to join the public beta of Icarus v2.0.6.

Icarus website:
https://www.tone2.com/icarus.html

Download link:
https://www.tone2.com/update/Tone2_Icarus2_PC_64bit.zip

Icarus 2.0.6 PC (free update)

The update to v2.0.6 is available for free. It adds a VST3 version and some enhancements.
Icarus 2.0.6 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.

Fixes:

- The VST3 version of v2.0.5 did not react to the mousewheel
- Recording Audomation did not work in the VST3 version of v2.0.5
Not exactly a show-stopper, but I've updated to v2.0.6 and the version number under Help > Show version info still shows as v2.0.0.

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Markus Krause
KVRian

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1143 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:45 am

Thanks for pointing it out. It is just cosmetical. You can ignore it as it has not effect on the fuctionality. I just forgot to update the string. :ud:
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VELLTONE MUSIC
KVRian
1361 posts since 19 Sep, 2017 from The Future

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:44 am

Hey Marcus sorry if it is topic you don't want to comment,but it's interesting i guess for all users and gonna ask again - why you don't make a song competition for all Tone2 synths?
It's nice idea and if there is let's say Christmas Tone2 list with song competitors people will enjoy it :)
Just saying :)
I hope everything is ok with you and continue to do your magic with Tone2 synths:)
Cheers:)

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Markus Krause
KVRian

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1143 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:12 am

There is currently a competition for Nemesis running:
https://www.tone2.com/competition.html

The problem with doing a competition for all synths is that I can't present the tracks on the website with the according synthesizer.

On Monday I got a meeting at the court, because of my divorce. Luckily everything is peaceful so far and me and Anne are still friends. I hope we will be also after Monday.

I wish you a Merry Christmas!
Markus
Tone2 Audiosoftware https://www.tone2.com

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VELLTONE MUSIC
KVRian
1361 posts since 19 Sep, 2017 from The Future

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:33 am

Head up Markus!
I read somewhere that the two biggest stress factors in modern life are separation/divorce and phones.
Positive words and feelings are very important when man is under stress so nerve system to overcome it.
Not that ever soon men will understand women :)
Thanks for your amazing synths and good luck in the cort,you've got many fans and support here :)

Hanz Meyzer
KVRAF
1893 posts since 20 Oct, 2014

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:06 am

Hi Markus, will there be an Icarus update for macos, too?

mgiambro
KVRist
237 posts since 13 Sep, 2011 from UK

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:03 am

Markus Krause wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:45 am
Thanks for pointing it out. It is just cosmetical. You can ignore it as it has not effect on the fuctionality. I just forgot to update the string. :ud:
That's cool. Just thought I'd let you know. Awesome synth by the way!

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Markus Krause
KVRian

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1143 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:50 pm

Hanz Meyzer wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:06 am
Hi Markus, will there be an Icarus update for macos, too?
v2.0.6 is PC only.
v.2.1 will be PC and Mac. I still got no date for this one, since the VST3 versions of the other products for PC (Gladiator, Electra2, Nemesis, Saurus, etc.) currently have priority.
Tone2 Audiosoftware https://www.tone2.com

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LeVzi
KVRAF
4070 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:54 am

Icarus is not VST3 native then ? Just a wrapped VST2.4 ? I deleted the 2.4 thinking I had a native VST3 but trying to run it, it tells me I need the VST2.4 version running ?
"T!ts McGee"

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Markus Krause
KVRian

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1143 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:33 am

Hi Levzi,

In general you never should delete files after a software installation. The software can crash or stop operating properly.
In your specific case it has no advantage to delete files after an installation of our synths.
The VST2, the VST3 and the AU version of our synthesizers do not waste any discspace and share common resources like images, patches and waveforms. The VST3 version of Icarus requires the Icarus.dll because it contains resources for it. The standalone version also requires Icarus.dll. Sharing resources by dynamically linking to a dll is a common practice in software development. A dll file is also not necessarily a VST plugin:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_Link_Library
If your DAW supports VST2 as well a VST3 I recommend that you use the VST2 version, since Steinberg's VST3 format does not offer proper MIDI support. Here is some more info about it:
https://www.tone2.com/comparison%20of%2 ... rmats.html

To fix it:
1) Run the installer. Choose the installation type (Minimal/Recommended/Full)
2) Do not delete anything after the installation

Best Regards,
Markus
Tone2 Audiosoftware https://www.tone2.com

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