Tone2 releases Gladiator 2

Tone2 has released version 2 of Gladiator, a virtual instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac, supporting an exhaustive list of synthesis types.

Tone2 Gladiator 2

The award winning Gladiator gives you a groundbreaking approach to sound generation. Its exclusive HCM synthesis technique, covers new and unique aural territory, only possible with Gladiator.

The innovative synthesis, design and unmatched sound quality, make this not only the perfect instrument, but also the best virtual synthesizer and go-to instrument for all those looking for the ultimate creative tool.

Gladiator 2 features

  • High-end sound quality: Analog, warm, transparent and fat.
  • Huge sonic range, unique sound.
  • Different synthesis types can be combined.
  • Low CPU, high reliability.
  • Semi-modular, high flexibility, expandability.
  • 1050 professional sounds.
  • Real stereo, Dolby Prologic II encoding.
  • Up to 18 oscillators per voice, 4x stereo unison.
  • 110 different oscillator types with 36865 waveforms.
  • Aliasfree, 162x oversampling.
  • Psychoacoustical processing.
  • 41 unique filters (Analog, vocal, comb, Moog, phaser, EQ, …)
  • 20 different effects.
  • 7 distortion types with warm, analog sound.
  • Programmable arpeggiator, step LFO and trancegate.
  • BPM syncable.
  • IQM for clearer chords (intelligent microtuning).

Gladiator 2 is available now as an instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac (AU/VST) for 149 EUR / $189 USD. A demo version (10 minute time limited) can be downloaded from the product page.

More information: Tone2 / Gladiator

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  • So what’s actually new in Gladiator 2?

    New features:

    – HCM3 synthesis engine
    – New quality mode: Ultra provides 2x oversampling for modulation sources
    – New quality mode: Linear provides highest precision rendering with linear phase
    – Postprocessing filter for rendering with linear phase: Smaller frequency falloff above 12 kHz
    – Psychoacoustical postprocessing for warmer sound
    – FX Mix knob for dry/wet mixing of the effect section
    – 6657 additional OSC waveforms
    – New random, copy and paste buttons for randomizing and copying OSC settings
    – New Modifier: phasemod for generating analogue, warm, noisy and supersaw sounds
    – Six new unison modes
    – Pan knobs for all oscillators and AM
    – Volume and filter shape knob for envelope shape selection
    – New Moog 25dB lowpass filter
    – 25 additional waveforms for OSC5
    – Semitone tuning, start, retrigger and loop knobs for OSC5
    – New effects: Phaser, Flanger 2, Superstrings, Talkbox, Reverb trance, Reverb real and 24dB LP, 12dB BP, 24 dB HP filters
    – Feedback delay section for morphing echo and filtered delay effects
    – Two additional ADSR Envelopes with shape selectors
    – Additional LFO (LFO4)
    – Key follow function for LFO
    – New modulation source: flipflop, triggers to -1 or 1 on NoteOn commands
    – 400+ new presets

    Changed and improved:

    – Improved performance: Faster preprocessing
    – Improved random function
    – Maximum number of voices has been increased to 256
    – Faster patch changes
    – Low frequency OSCs are calculated with higher precision
    – Improved frequency response for filters

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