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Tone2 Audiosoftware updates RayBlaster synthesizer to v2.6

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Tone2 has announced an update to the RayBlaster software synthesizer instrument with a unique signature sound.

Tone2 RayBlaster 2.6 GUI

Version 2.6 includes a large GUI, exciting new features, improved sound quality, and many other enhancements and fixes.

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 (VST/AU) v2.6

  • A big interface is available beside of the normal scale now.
  • It is possible to select from 4 GUI sizes in ‘Setup’.
  • The texts shown in the patch-browser on Mac support hi-dpi drawing.
  • The plugin detects the best GUI-size automatically.
  • Added Digital-Signatures for the installers on PC
  • Added Notarisation for the installers on Mac
  • Support for Code-Signing on the Mac, since new hosts may require it to be able to run plugins
  • Compatibility with MacOS Catalina
  • Completely new AudioUnit interface
  • More harmonic overall sound.
  • Enhanced sound of ‘Chorus’ and ‘Ensemble’. They sound smoother and less detuned.
  • Enhanced sound of ‘Delay’,’Delay Band’,’PingPong’,’Multitap’,’Delay Diffuse’ and ‘Delay Dual’. The echo sounds less detuned.
  • Higher precision audio-rendering.
  • Workaround for a well-known bug in Apple’s AU-manager: It is not longer necessary to reboot the Mac to detect the plugin.
  • Some texts on newer OSX-versions were looking ugly.
  • More contrast for the user-interface.
  • Removed the ugly reflections of the borders from the GUI.
  • PC-version is loading faster.
  • Better compatibility with Windows 10.
  • Activation-dialogue in also available in German.

The standalone version for Windows has been updated as well:

  • Added a recorder that can export your jam-session to a wav-file.
  • The BPM-rate can be changed.
  • Added a soft-clipping-algorithm with low harmonic distortion.
  • The current patch can be saved on exit and is reloaded automatically on start.
  • MME-driver support.
  • Midi-through support with output-routing.
  • Added Midi-velocity-curves with multipoint-splines.
  • Optional Midi-transposition with up to +-48 semitones.
  • Optional Midi-channel-filtering.
  • The current BPM-rate, CPU-load and volume is shown on the top-panel.
  • Tooltips are shown on the top-panel.
  • Lower latency for the sound-card drivers.
  • More responsive GUI with 120 Hz refresh-rate for smooth knob movements.
  • Fixed some GUI glitches in the browser which could appear if very long names are used.
  • Fixed the Y-coordinates of the texts on Mac.
  • Fixed a rarely appearing crash on the Mac that could happen when the plugin was deleted while a tooltip was shown.
  • Fixed a rarely appearing problem when envelope-parameters were not updated correctly.
  • Fixed an unlikely crash on the Mac which happened if the plugin was closed immediately after opening the browser.
  • Fixed a bug in the fast-sine-approximation on PC.
  • Fixed a bug with list-selectors on Mac 64bit.
  • Updated some deprecated links.

RayBlaster 2.6 is a free update to existing RayBlaster 2 users. It is downward-compatible with all previous versions.

More information: Tone2 Audiosoftware

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