Tone2 Audiosoftware has announced the release of a major update to its RayBlaster software synthesizer.

Version 2.5 includes exciting new features, enhanced sound quality, 43 additional patches, many enhancements for the user interface and some fixes.

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RayBlaster unveils a completely new dimension of sounds, impossible with other synths. The revolutionary Impulse Modeling Synthesis is not just a marketing buzzword, but a radically different approach to synthetic sound generation.

Changes in RayBlaster v2.5

  • New features:
    • ‘Edit->Create Random Patch’ can create an unlimited number of complex and mostly useful sounds automatically.
    • Tooltips with explanations are shown when the mouse is hovered over a button or control.
    • The tooltips can be hidden with Help->’Hide tooltips’.
    • The menus now show check-marks for the currently selected item.
    • Automatic and dynamic micro-tuning for enhanced chords.
    • Knobs can be reset to the default value with a double-click.
    • A hand-symbol is shown for text parameters which can be altered.
    • Support for the ‘natural-scrolling-mousewheel’ on the Mac.
    • Clicking a diode now also changes the LFO waveform on the Mac.
    • 43 additional patches.
    • 4 additional waveforms.
  • Enhanced sound quality:
    • More linear frequency response above 6kHz. RayBlaster has a less ‘sharp’ overall sound and sounds more ‘high-end’.
    • ‘Delay’, ‘Delay Dual’,’Delay Band’,’PingPong’ and ‘Multitap’ sound less detuned.
    • The late-reflections of ‘Reverb Large’, ‘Reverb Medium’, ‘Reverb Small’, ‘Reverb Feedb’ and ‘Reverb Plate’ sound less detuned.
    • Smoother sound of ‘Reverb Ultra’ and ‘Reverb Trance’.
  • Enhancements for the GUI:
    • Better mouse-wheel support on PC.
    • A midi-program-change does not longer change the patch category.
    • The menus are larger and easier to read.
    • Patch category is now located above the patch selector.
    • Unison is easier to set up.
    • Several small enhancements for the GUI.
  • Further enhancements:
    • Slightly faster loading of patches.
  • Changes:
    • The ‘handbook’ is now a ‘manual’.
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed a compatibility problem with recording automation in some hosts.
    • Fixed a rarely appearing crash, which could happen after many midi-program-changes.
    • The visual appearance of the modulation-depth of knobs could have been incorrect if a matrix target was switched.
    • Fixed some wrong pixels which could happen after clicking the unison button.

RayBlaster is currently on sale for 99 USD/EUR (regular $189 USD). The update is free to existing users.

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