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Tone2 ® is renowned for creating some of the best VST Plugins. Our instruments are true high-end quality audio software. The award winning synthesizers and effects are cutting edge because of... 

  • Pristine audio quality
  • Unique sound based upon innovative concepts
  • We offer free VST / AU Instruments for download
  • A vast range of inspiring, professional and production-ready presets
  • Intuitive user interfaces
  • Fair price
  • Personal, fast and free support
  • 25 years of experience
  • Many chart hits were produced with our products
RayBlaster won a MusicTech 9/10 score and innovation Award
Gladiator has won 3 Computer Music awards
RayBlaster won a Computer Music Innovation Award
Keys magazine
rating 5 from 5
Nemesis Beat magazine award

The latest news:

Nemesis has been updated to v1.1. The update includes several enhancements and some smaller fixes.

Warmverb Multi-FX has been updated to v1.2.1

EDM & Pop for Electra2 has been released. This soundset is a is a serious injection of pure EDM spirit. Whether you aim for silky radio-ready summer tunes, festive club tracks or bass drops this set will for sure deliver everything you need.

Saurus2 has been released! Saurus2 comes with a huge number of new features, new sounds and enhancements like a comfortable patch browser or a completely reworked synthesizer engine!

Electra2.1 has been released! The big update comes with a large number of new features and enhancements like a high-end vocoder module or an authentic emulation of  the famous supersaw osciallators! You can find all details here.

Our new effect unit UltraSpace has been released!
UltraSpace is the complete ambience-modeling solution. It can simulate nearly any kind of room, echo or acoustic environment with high-end sound quality.


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New! Tone2 Saurus2: True analog sound with state of art functionality!

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August 2015 Nemesis (PC) has been updated to v1.1

New features:

- Patches in the browser can be selected with the mousewheel (if host supports it)
- Windows10 compatibility

Enhancements:

- Enhanced stability
- Enhanced performance
- Enhanced compatibility
- Slightly enhanced sound quality
- More linear frequency response, especially in 96Khz

Changes:

- Patch browser now saves rnk files within Nemesis_sounds directory

Bug fixes:

- Fixed a rarely appearing problem with nonstandard mouse drivers
- Fixed an exotic problem where menus did not work because of a badly configured Windows
- Fixed some minor problems with the patch browser
- Fixed a possible crash in that could happen if plugin was closed quickly after loading



July 2015 Warmverb Multi-FX has been updated to v1.2.1

What's new?

- Windows8/10 compatibility
- Enhanced compatibility with other plugins
- Fixed a possible crash
- More easy installation



June 2015 The EDM & Pop Soundset for Electra2 has been released

This set is a is a serious injection of pure EDM spirit. Whether you aim for silky radio-ready summer tunes, festive club tracks or fresh bass drops this set will for sure deliver everything you need.

Highlights

- 224 superb presets created by two professional designers
- The set makes use of the new features introduced with Electra v2.1
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration into the user interface
- Only high-quality content. No ‘gap filler’ patches.
- All sounds are properly programmed - they are ‘not just samples’. This gives you the complete dynamic range, a lot more expression and the highest possible sound quality.
- Many patches can be ‘morphed’ with the modwheel.

Genres

This set is perfect for modern genres, such as EDM, Pop, Dubstep, Electronica, Dance, Trance, Synthpop, IDM, Rave, Complextro, Dirty Dutch, IDM, Progressive, Techno, House, HipHop and a wide variety of other music genres.



May 2015 Saurus2 has been released

Saurus2 can do an extremely authentic emulation of analog synthesizers.  It covers all important aspects of the most famous and expensive analog synths, but without adopting the disadvantages. Saurus2 is very easy to use and comes with a comfortable interface. It offers a larger sonic range,  a more precise analog emulation and a more flexibe synthesis engine than competing products. Saurus2 offers high-end sound quality, but without placing heavy demands on your CPU or budget. Finally true analog sound does not longer require compromises!


What’s new in Saurus2 - summary:

- Enhanced sound quality because the synthesis engine has been completely reworked
- Over 260 additional patches
- Completely reworked all existing factory patches
- Added a comfortable patch browser
- Much more detailed emulation of the 'analog' sound. The degree of analog behavior is now selectable.
- Enhanced graphics
- More comfortable user interface
- A huge number of further new features and enhancements
- Saurus2 is 100% downward compatible with all previous versions
- Saurus1 customers can upgrade to Saurus2 here. The upgrade is optional.


New features:

- Added a comfortable patch browser with a keyboard which can be opened by clicking 'BROWSE'
- Added a 'Config' menu which allows to set the degree of analog behavior
- Additional LowCut equalizer
- Additional HighCut equalizer
- Added a new play mode 'Stack' which plays the autochord defined in 'Arp Key Mode'
- 14 additional 'Sine' LFOs as matrix source
- 4 additional chord modes which play thirds for the arpeggiator
- The patches can be ranked by clicking on the stars in the patch browser
- Keyboard can be hidden with 'Config->hide keyboard'
- The degree of analog noise modeling can be selected between 'none' and 'extreme'
- The degree of analog drift can be selected between 'light' and 'extreme'
- Added a smart microtuning algorithm. 'Fat tune' delivers more harmonic and transparent chords.
- The degree of analog saturation can be selected between 'linear' and 'extreme'
- The degree of analog OSCs damping can be selected between 'light damp' and 'heavy'
- An analog sounding default patch can be initialized with 'File->Init analog patch'
- A digital sounding default patch can be initialized with 'File->Init digital patch'
- Modwheel and pitchwheel are auto-assigned on patch initialisation


Enhanced sound:

- The OSCs and filters can emulate the noise created by analog circuits
- The OSCs can emulate the saturation of analog amplifiers
- The voices and filters can emulate drift and voice detuning
- Replaced oscillators with more 'analog' sounding ones
- Boost mode sounds more 'analog' and smooth
- Replaced Reverb with a better sounding algorithm
- More accurate high frequencies of 'Delay' and 'PingPong' effect
- More 'analog' behavior of 'drift'


Enhanced GUI & interface:

- Information about the current patch is shown in 'info' tab of the patch browser
- Rendering with ambient occlusion for a more realistic look
- More comfortable saving of patches on PC
- LCD displays have more contrast and are more easy to read
- Keyboard is now animated
- Added mouseover support: Parameter values are displayed when mouse is hovered over them
- Mousewheel support (if host supports it)
- Mac version now also supports waveform selection by clicking on diodes


Further enhancements:

- Better host compatibility
- More robustness
- More comfortable installer
- Less demo restrictions
- Patches can be initialized in demo version
- Extended demo timeout


Bug fixes:

- Fixed some wrong pixels that could happen on certain parameter changes
- The text label of saw/square LFO was swapped



April 2015 Electra2.1 has been released

New Ultrasaw oscillators (PW controls detuning):

- 4 new oscs 'Hypersaw Vir 3x-9x' which can sound like the Hypersaw of the Virus
- New osc 'Supersaw JP' which has been inspired by the famous JP 8000
- New osc 'Supersaw clean' (same as above, but without disharmonic aliasing)
- New osc 'Supernoise' with a lush and creamy sound
- New osc 'Hypersquare 9x' with 9 detuned squarewaves
- New osc 'Hypernoise 9x' with a lush and creamy sound

New effects:

- Vocoder Pro is a high-end vocoder with 20 bands. The design is inspired by the legendary EMS 3000.
- Vocoder SVC has been inspired by the famous SVC 350.

New features:

- The effect parameters of all 4 insert effects can be modulated with the matrix. This can be used to create very unique sounds. Please note that not all possible routings make sense.
- Additional matrix target 'FX Mix' controls the dry/wet level of the insert effect
- Additional matrix targets 'FX Par1-4' control the effect parameters
- The new sound mode 'scientific' turns Electra2 into a precise signal generator
- The new sound mode 'LowCut 140Hz' cleans up the mix by removing low frequencies from Pads, Keys and Leads
- The new sound mode 'HighCut analog' simulates the muffled sound of analog synths and cleans up the mix by removing high frequencies from bass sounds.
- Additional patches which use the Supersaw OSCs: Electra 2.1 now ships with 1240 sounds
- 236 additional waveforms

Enhanced sound:

- The Vocoder effect has been replaced by an enhanced one
- Smart oversampling of the existing Ultrasaw osciallators
- More linear frequency response
- Replaced 'Reverb Hall' and 'Reverb Room' with better sounding algorithms
- High frequencies of 'Delay' and 'PingPong' effect

Enhanced GUI & interface:

- Mousewheel support for patch browser
- Better performance when patch browser is open
- Midi CC assignments are shown on top of the knobs
- Midi learn is more intuitive to use (right click on a knob)
- Menus are not longer closed automatically after 10 seconds
- Display of the new Ultrasaw oscs shows spread
- Switching synthesis mode does auto-set PW to a useful value

Further enhancements:

- Reduced RAM use by 30%. This allows to load 4 additional instances in 32 bit mode.
- Faster loading of patches.
- Reduced CPU use on patch loading.

Bug fixes:

- Fixed a problem with the LFO sync in song mode which could appear in some hosts
- Fixed a rarely appearing crash after loading a patch and then selecting 'init'->'reset all'
- Fixed a problem with saving the midi learn configuration when several instances were opened and closed at the same time
- Fixed a possible GUI glitch after loading a patch
- Fixed a possible crash which could happen with some very old hosts
- Fixed a problem that could happen if tone was routed in the matrix
- Background grid of step lfo was not displayed correctly
- Fixed a bug in 'Loudness' where high frequencies were boosted in a slightly incorrect way
- Dialog box was opened twice if a double click was used to load a wav to osc

Changes:

- Renamed 'Loudness' to 'Dynamic loud'
- Renamed 'Bass boost' to 'Dynamic bass'
- Renamed 'Analog' to 'Bass boost'
- Renamed 'Psychoacoust.' to 'Loudness'



March 2015 The Amientica soundset for Nemesis has been released

This soundset includes 170 different patches that inspire you to create deep soundscapes and cosmic sonic voyages. Most of these sounds are atmospheric, textural and ambient in nature. They are rich in detail and movement. You will be able to create spacey, abstract sceneries with very little effort, free to follow your own creativity. You will have all you need to unleash your talent and give shape to complete ambient opera.

Highlights

- 170 inspiring sounds
- Unique sound by using the innovative neoFM synthesis
- Includes the double album ‘Memoirs’ by Mac, which was created exclusively with this soundset, as free bonus.
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration into the user interface
- Created by a professional sound designer and artist
- All sounds are properly programmed and do not contain samples. This gives you the complete dynamic range and highest possible sound quality.

Genres

This soundset is perfect for Ambient, Berlin School, Soundtrack, New Age, Experimental, Drone, and every time you need to add a touch of atmosphere to your productions.



February 2015 The Vocoder soundset for Electra2 has been released

The vocoder soundset offers 200 impressive vocoder presets ranging from playable vocal phrases to robotic chants, organic vocal synths and droidic drum grooves.
It takes advantage of the powerful speech synthesis possibilities and the excellent vocoder module that Electra2 offers.

Highlights

- 200 superb presets created by an expert
- Comfortable installation
- Perfect integration into the user interface
- All sounds are properly programmed - they are ‘not just samples’. This gives you the complete dynamic range, a lot more expression and the highest possible sound quality.
- Focus on the new features that Electra2 introduced (requires v2.0 or newer).
- Most sounds automatically sync to the BPM.
- Vocal chants can be can be played as a single note, melody or chord
- Many patches can be ‘morphed’ with the modwheel.

Genres

Perfect for most genres, such as,  EDM, Trance, Electronica, Drum and Bass, Progressive, Dance, Pop, Techno, Experimental, Ambient ,Cinematic, Dubstep, Complextro, HipHop, Rock and a wide variety of other music genres.




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