Tone2 Audio has announced an update to the Gladiator 3 synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac. Version 3.1 adds a VST3 version and a completely new standalone version for Windows PC.

The award-winning Gladiator is a popular synthesizer which is used for a large number of professional productions. It provides a groundbreaking approach to sound generation. It’s exclusive HCM-synthesis covers a new and unique aural territory.

Changes in Gladiator v3.1

  • Added a VST3 version.
  • You can select from 3 different installation types: Minimal (VST2 only), Default (VST2 + Standalone) and Full (VST2 + VST3 + Standalone).
  • Added a Microsoft-approved certificate to the installer.
  • More smart detection of the VST2 path.
  • Higher performance, faster loading and faster saving.
  • Updated some links.
  • Slightly enhanced sound of the reverb.
  • More precise timing in 44kHz.
  • More linear frequency respone for very high frequencies.
  • FreebeiHost.cfg and .log file is not longer created in VST2 directory.
  • (Standalone-version PC): Added a recorder that can export your jam-session to a wav-file.
  • (Standalone-version PC): The BPM-rate can be changed.
  • (Standalone-version PC): Added a soft-clipping-algorithm with low harmonic distortion.
  • (Standalone-version PC): The current patch can be saved on exit and is reloaded automatically on start.
  • (Standalone-version PC): MME-driver support.
  • (Standalone-version PC): Midi-through support with output-routing.
  • (Standalone-version PC): Added Midi-velocity-curves with multipoint-splines.
  • (Standalone-version PC): Optional Midi-transposition with up to +-48 semitones.
  • (Standalone-version PC): Optional Midi-channel-filtering.
  • (Standalone-version PC): The current BPM-rate, CPU-load and volume is shown on the top-panel.
  • (Standalone-version PC): Tooltips are shown on the top-panel.
  • (Standalone-version PC): Lower latencies for the soundcard drivers.
  • (Standalone-version PC): More responsive GUI with 120 Hz refresh-rate for smooth knob movements.
  • (Standalone-version PC): Many further small enhancements.

Version 3.1 of Gladiator for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU) is downward-compatible with all previous versions. The update is free to owners of Gladiator 3. Note that 32-bit Windows is no longer supported.

New users can purchase the synth for $169 USD at the Tone2 store or from distributor PluginFox.