TONE2 Audio updates Icarus to v1.1

tone2icarusTone2 Audio has updated their 3D Wavetable synthesizer Icarus to v1.1. The large update includes a reworked user interface, lots of new features and many enhancements. This update is free and 100% downward compatible with v1.0.

New features:

  • Drag&Drop support: Drag LFO/ENV and drop it to a knob to create a matrix entry for modulation.

  • Right-click on a knob opens a menu where you can assign modulation sources.

  • Modulation depth control on top left of a knob if a source is assigned.

  • Sectors on knobs show the modulation amount. Clipping is shown in red.

  • Hovering the mouse over a knob shows the current parameter value and modulation source.

  • The buttons of OSCs, Filters, LFOs, ENVs, which are inactive are grayed out.

  • Responsive GUI with tooltips.

  • New waveform display mode ‘Hypersaw’, which shows the detuning of the oscillators.

  • Help->Show version info.

  • Mouse cursor changes on editing halftones in arp.

  • Right click on a knob->reset initializes to the default value.

  • Visual feedback if a button in the wavetable editor is pressed.

  • TRIG button for the LFO section.

  • New sync mode for LFOs ‘Arp/LFO soft trig’ which retriggers monophonic LFOs after 1 second of silence.

  • New sync mode for LFOs ‘Arp/LFO classic trig’, which allows to set free mode for every LFO individually.

  • SEMI knob for the OSC section.

  • New matrix target ‘Filter Balance’. It’s useful to control the relationship of the filter volumes when two filters are routed in parallel.

Enhancements:

  • Drawing custom shapes with the STEP LFO is more comfortable.

  • Better work-flow.

  • Enhanced performance of the knobs.

  • Parameters are more easy to adjust.

  • Patch rankings are only stored when the user clicks on the stars.

  • Display mode is now ‘smart’ and tries to auto-detect the right one.

  • Polished some graphics.

  • Reduced RAM requirement. More instances can be loaded in 32-bit.

  • Many other small enhancements for the user interface.

  • Quick save is more smart.

  • Category is rotating for a more comfortable patch browsing.

  • Workaround for buggy hosts which submit duplicate noteOn commands. The Arp does not longer produce hanging note.

  • Legato is more easy to setup.

  • Drag&Drop of a wav sample to the OSC display can now create a new resynthesized patch.

  • LFOs are more smart.

  • Mousewheel on Arp notes now selects octaves

Changes:

  • MONO in the LFO section has been replaced with TRIG.

  • Enhanced automation parameter naming

  • On initializing a new patch the default mode is set to ‘Arp/LFO soft trig’.

  • OSC Punch and OSC Keyfollow button have been moved to SETUP.

Fixes:

  • Matrix source ‘Filter Env’ sometimes didn’t work.

  • Removed a glitch from ‘Alien Spaceship Mac.fxp’

  • The browser of the Mac 64 bit version sometimes did display the stars of the first patch incorrectly

  • Clicking below Vocoder in the wavetable editor did open an abandoned menu

Download link PC:
https://www.tone2.com/Tone2_Icarus.zip

Download link Mac:
https://www.tone2.com/Tone2_Icarus.pkg

Tutorial Videos:
https://www.tone2.com/html/icarus_tutorial.html

Video, which explasins, how the new modulation works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlrPv7caxg0

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