Tone2’s “incredibly versatile” Icarus synth plugin is out now

After teasing their massively powerful synth earlier this year Tone2 have now officially released it.

Icarus was revealed by Tone2 earlier this year where they professed it was exceptionally powerful. Using their own 3D Wavetable Synthesis Tone2 have been able to make a synth with an unparalleled sound and unique customisability.

Icarus’ 3D Wavetable Synth combines traditional wavetable synthesis of cross-blending waveforms with an additional dimension for morphing – alas 3 dimensions. Using it’s unique wavetables along with other unique built-in features Icarus is capable of a massive dynamic expression and movement. Tone2 claim that many of Icarus’ sounds can’t be recreated by any other synths.

In a 5 star review from Producer Spot, they said of Icarus: “It is really [an] amazing synthesizer plugin and Tone2 have done a wonderful job at crafting this great synth. Tone2 have packed so much fun stuff to play in this synth it’s sure to be a game changer as it can do all the classic types of synthesis along with 3D wavetables, morphing, resynthesis of samples and vocal synthesis.”

Here’s what you get with Tone2’s Icarus synth:

  • 3D wavetable synthesizer: wavetables can be morphed in several dimensions
  • Powerful and flexible sound engine with true stereo architecture
  • High-end sound quality with low CPU requirement
  • Easy to use interface with direct visual feedback makes tweaking accessible to everyone
  • Huge sonic range
  • Unique signature sound: lots of exclusive sounds which are not possible with other synthesizers
  • Perfect for modern, as well as other music styles
  • Over 1000 sounds by professional designers
  • Patch browser and flexible preset management
  • New resynthesis method, which is easy to use and quickly gives good results
  • Modular effect section with 53 effects
  • High quality vocoder with 1024 bands
  • 3 oscillator blocks, each offering up to 10 stereo oscillators, which can play hypersaws, unison, stacks or chords
  • Wavetables can be morphed with 54 different modes (FM, PWM, formant, phase distort, sync…)
  • All morph modes can be combined with any kind of wavetable or hypersaw
  • Wavetable editor with many features
  • A wavetable generator can create completely new wavetables
  • Waveforms can be painted using the mouse
  • Additive spectrum editor
  • Import and export of wavetables/waveforms from other synthesizers
  • Dual multimode filter section with 62 filter types and 9 distortion types
  • Programmable arpeggiator with advanced features like chords, glides, swing and shuffle
  • Fast and punchy envelopes
  • LFOs with audio-rate modulation speed and BPM sync
  • Flexible mod matrix
  • MIDI learn support
  • Dynamic micro tuning to enhance chords
  • Customisable user interface with 40 colours schemes
  • Expandability
  • Detailed manual in English and German

Icarus is available as 32/64-bit plugin for VST and AU for £138.

 

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