Monday, August 12, 2013

Tone2 Releases Firebird 2 for Free

As a thank you to their customers, Tone2 has re-released their first synth, Firebird, in a new version and made it absolutely free.  Firebird was the precursor to Gladiator and includes early incarnations of some of the same tech.  Unfortunately for Mac users, this one is Windows-only.   Here's what they have to say about it:

New features and enhancements:

- Enhanced sound: Less aggressive treble, more smooth
- Ultra quality is selected by default
- Lower CPU because of SSE2 support
- Faster loading and saving of songs
- Smart installer which automatically detects the correct location
- Enhanced host compatibility
- Accidentally visiting the website by clicking on the logos is not longer possible
- Reworked some graphics
- First patch was clipping in some hosts


- The product is now freeware
- Keyfile is not longer required
- Iqm is switched to off by default

Further notes:

- V2.0 is downward compatible with previous versions
- CPU can reduced by selecting a lower quality in 'setup'
- For technical reasons there will be no 64 bit or Mac version
- You're allowed to share Firebird2 with all your friends
- If you like Firebird please support us by buying other Tone2 products

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