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Reviewed By CS80 [read all by] on 26th August 2006
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows.
Last edited by CWoodOne on 26th August 2006.
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I really liked Firebird from the first moment I installed the demo. The interface is incredibly clean, intuitive,
and filled with a number of immediately useful presets. The built-in arpeggiator couldn't be easier to use. This instrument is much deeper than first take, which says a lot for how well-thought out and organized this instrument is.
My biggest use so far has been for basses that get noticed in a mix, and for string textures and pads that have motion, and more subtlety than most other approaches. This short review only hints at the versatility of the instrument, which can also do some nice vocal textures. Leads are terrific here also, and I can't think of another
plug-in that can take you faster to the sound you're thinking of within the pallet that Firebird offers. As far as stability is concerned, never had a problem with it. Try it out for something versatile, powerful, intense, subtle, and shimmering -- it really has a character all its own. At this price it's really a bargain, so don't pass it up. Don't assume that the simple interface means simple sounds without much variation -- just the opposite!
Looking forward to the next stuff from Tone 2 -- this instrument is terrific, it's full of some really inspiring sounds.
The only negatives, in a way, are that some of the presets are kind of overpowering, there's more potential for subtle textures than the presets reveal. It also tends to be fairly hot, so make sure you adjust the volume down if you need to on some of the presets. I tried this in Fruity Loops, in Cubase, and in Ableton, no compatibily or interface quirks that I can think of.
It's certainly a nice alternative to yet another subtractive synth, or virtual analog hybrid, wave sequencer, etc. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed once you dig into it a little bit.
If this were a hardware synth, it would be flying off the shelves at about 20 times this price. Wish I could run it on my Mac also.... :)

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