Tone2 Audio has release version 1.1 of Icarus, a 3D wavetable synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

The large update includes a reworked user interface, lots of new features and many enhancements. This update is free and 100% downward compatible with version 1.0.

Tone2 Icarus v1.1

Icarus is a powerful, new synthesizer with ‘3D wavetable synthesis’. It offers a fresh sound, which quickly catches the audiences’ attention. The innovative resynthesis can rebuild nearly any sound with a mouse-click. The easy to use interface and a massive amount of inspiring factory sounds allow a rapid creation of professional tracks.

Changes in Icarus v1.1

  • 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.

Icarus for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 149 EUR/$199 USD incl. VAT.

More information: Tone2 Audio / Icarus

Tone2 Icarus v1.1 patch browser

Tone2 Icarus v1.1 wavetable editor