Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tone 2 Announces ElectraX

Tone2, creators of the highly-regarded Gladiator 2, have announced a new synth to be released this December called ElectraX. I'll let them sum up the features:

"Features - summary

  • Four synthesizers in one interface
  • High-end sound quality
  • Huge sonic range
  • High flexibility
  • 13 different synthesis methods which can be combined
  • Psychoacoustic processing
  • Low CPU, multicore processor support
  • Easy to use
  • 4x multitimbral
  • presets by professional sound designers
  • 23 exclusive analog modeled filter types
  • 45 oscillator types
  • 18 effect types; Master effect section with Equalizer
  • More than 1000 waveforms
  • 64x4 voices
  • Midi learn
  • Customizable user interface with 4 skins
  • Expandability
  • Standalone version for PC
  • Flexible preset management
  • Context sensitive help

Features per synthesizer (4 synthesizers available)

  • Several playmodes: Monophonic, legato, polyphonic, glide
  • 3 multi-synthesis oscillators
  • Dual multimode filters
  • Dual mutlimode distortion/waveshaper
  • 3 LFOs (global or per voice) and a Step LFO, BPM syncable
  • Four Envelope generators
  • Arpeggiator
  • Insert effect, BPM syncable
  • Flexible modulation
  • Key splitting

Synthesis methods & OSC features

  • Virtual analog
  • FM
  • Sample playback and import of own samples with loop/sustain loop support
  • Wavetables with resynthesis function and the ability to load own waveforms
  • Ultrasaw (up to 18 detuned oscillators per voice)
  • Fractal (a completely new synthesis method)
  • Phase distortion
  • Waveshaping
  • Exclusive oscillator types
  • PWM
  • Sync
  • Noise
  • Ringmod
  • Vocoder
  • Analog oscillaor drift modelling
  • Fat tuning

18 warm sounding effect types

  • Reverbs: Hall, Cathedral, Room
  • Delays: Delay, Delay band, Ping Pong, Multitap
  • Chorus, Ensemble, Phaser, Flanger, Rotary
  • Trancegate, Compressor, Ampsim, Equalizer, Surround Encode
  • Vocoder

23 exclusive filter types

  • 9 analog modeled filters with self oscillation: Lowpass/Highpass/Bandpass 12dB/18dB/24dB
  • High precesion digital filters: Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, Notch
  • Equalizers: LowShelf, HighShelf, Peak, Wide
  • Special types: Phaser, Comb+, Comb-, Vocals, Aliaser, Ringmod"

1 comment:

fractured said...

"Standalone version for PC"

Does this mean no Mac version? If so, not interested! Really, I'm glad because I have (almost) enough. I need the Mono\Poly for my Legacy Collection and the Arturia deal I sent you fixes my missing MiniMoog disk. I can't imagine needing another synth, unless Camel releases a new Alchemy 2.