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Tone2 updates Electra to v2.6

Tone2 Audio has updated their synthesizer workstation Electra to v2.6.

The update to v2.6 is a major update, which is available for free. It includes an improved user interface, new synthesis modes, enhanced sound and a large number of new features.
Electra 2.6 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary.

New features:

  • New synthesis mode: Analog oscillators (Saw, Square, Triangle, Sine, Half Sine, Comb, Pulse 25%).
  • New synthesis mode: Soft sync (is active if the target oscillator is analog; works well with triangle).
  • New synthesis mode: Analog pulsewidth modulation (select Analog->'Pulse PW'; PW knob controls the pulsewidth).
  • New effect: 'Gated Reverb' which syncs to the BPM rate.
  • New effect: 'Gated Reverb Echo' is Gated Reverb with a delay which syncs to BPM.
  • new effect: 'Reverse Reverb' which syncs to the BPM rate.
  • New effect: 'Stereo Width' allows to spread the panorama from mono to surround.
  • New effect: 'Laser Punch' adds additional punch. Use it with a sawtooth to generate a zapping 'Rubber Bass' sound.
  • New effect: 'Stereo flanger'.
  • New effect: 'Surround pan' with Dolby Pro Logic compatible surround encoding.
  • New filter: 'LP Butter' is an analog modeled butterworth filter with 24dB. The analog knob controls the noisiness.
  • New filter: 'LP Tone2' is an analog modeled leapfrog filter with 24dB. The analog knob controls non-linearity.
  • New filter: 'LP Elliptic' is a digital filter with 40dB slope.
  • The patch browser shows a scrollbar if more than 26 categories exist.
  • Doubleclick on a knob resets it to the default value.
  • Custom Wave->'Load wave' now shows a popup menu with all available waveforms in ElectraX_wavetables.
  • Custom waveforms can quickly be selected with the mousewheel.
  • Custom Wave->'Random wave' generates a random waveform.
  • 'Save Wave' exports a WAV file with the oscillator's waveform.
  • New Sample effect: 'Phase shifter' creates a very similar sounding sample. It can be used for 'sample clearing', since it is difficult to prove the origin of the sample.
  • New halftone mode for the arpeggiator: 3/4 selects a minor or major third which depends on the root key.
  • 'Natural scrolling' support for the mousewheel on Mac.
  • List selectors now have checkmarks.
  • 40 additional patches.

Enhancements:

  • Enhanced sound of 'Reverb Hall', especially for for small sizes.
  • Enhanced sound of 'Reverb Room' for small sizes.
  • Enhanced sound of 'Reverb Cathedral'.
  • Slightly enhanced sound of 'Reverb Big' with reduced low frequency rumble.
  • Slightly enhanced sound of 'Reverb Infinity' with reduced low frequency rumble.
  • A hand symbol is shown for text-style parameters which can be altered with the mouse.
  • More detailed description for some tooltips.
  • If tooltips are hidden the info boxes for the knobs are also hidden.
  • Better default settings for Chorus.
  • Better default settings for Ensemble.
  • Mousewheel on PC has a more aggressive focus.
  • No more clipping in the waveform displays.
  • More clean sound of PWM modulation on 'custom wave'.
  • Filter frequency response display is more precise.
  • Higher precision of triangle, square and saw LFO at high frequencies.
  • More linear frequency response of 'Dynamic loud', 'Bright' and 'Loudness'.
  • Init->'Reset All' sets Pitchwheel to +-12.
  • Cleaned up some tooltips.
  • Several small enhancements.
  • More smooth looking waveform displays.
  • Reworked some 'init patch' templates.

Fixes:

  • The timing in 44kHz and 48 kHz samplerate was incorrect.
  • One some PC hosts the mouse cursor showed a wait circle when a knob was moved.
  • LFO 'Fade' did not work with some waveforms.
  • The checkmark 'Multilayer edit' was not shown after closing and opening the GUI.
  • Fixed a denormal in the Reverb effect.
  • Fixed a click that could be audible when volume envelope sustain was set to 0.
  • Monophonic arpeggiators sometimes did not play if keys were hit while loading a patch.
  • 'Hold' time in the envelope section was displayed incorrectly.
  • LFO speed text did display a mouse up/down arrow on mouseover.
  • STEP LFO speed display was incorrect.
  • Modulation depth of knobs could have been incorrect if matrix target was switched.

Changes:

  • Text-style parameters do not longer display a "*".

Product page: www.tone2.com/electra2.html

Download link: www.tone2.com/download.html

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