Tone2 Gladiator updated to v2.3, now 64bit VST


Tone2 Audiosoftware has announced the release of Gladiator 2.3, a free update for the Gladiator 2 software synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

Tone2 Gladiator 2

Gladiator 2 gives you a groundbreaking approach to sound generation, while supporting an extensive list of synthesis methods including Tone2’s award winning Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM)

HCM uses a large, expandable collection of standard and resynthesized waves, these waves can be modified in real time, altering their harmonic structure. The innovative HCM synthesis covers new and unique aural territory, only possible with Gladiator.

Changes in Gladiator v2.3

  • 64 bit version of VST plugin for PC.
  • Standalone version for PC.
  • SSE2 support.
  • Scroll-bars in standalone version for lower resolution displays.
  • Gladiator now ships with 1135 sounds (30 new ones have been added).
  • Progression and Workstation soundsets now have their own patch browser category.
  • Improved compatibility for Windows7 and Vista Systems.
  • Improved sound quality: Better psychoacoustic processing and cleaner sound.
  • Smart installer automatically fixes possible Win7 compatibility VST folder problems.
  • Slightly improved usability and workflow.
  • Slightly lower CPU.
  • Important pop-ups are always displayed on top.
  • More precise fine tuning of knobs with shift+left MouseButton.
  • Editor is large by default.
  • Workstation & Progression banks can now be installed by placing their GLB file in the plugin folder.
  • Minor GUI and audio fixes.
  • Workarounds for some known host bugs.
  • Fixed a bug in ‘sin spirit mode’.

Gladiator 2 for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for 149 EUR incl. VAT.

More information: Tone2 / Gladiator

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Nicholas Korn
Nicholas Korn

The new Gladiator 2.3 does not seem to recognize the license keys, and remains in demo mode. Might be I’m missing something, but I thought I would post to see if anyone else is having the same problem. Shame, because I really like G2 – great sounding synth. I reinstalled 2.2 – for the time being.


I am having the same problem and there is no output at all.

Gary Hayes
Gary Hayes

For me the 2.3 update has meant it not appearing in my 64bit Logic Pro soft instruments selection (even after an AU rescan a few times) – a lot of in progress pieces now in jeopardy!! Anyone know of a fix :)

Nicholas Korn
Nicholas Korn

A follow-up to my previous post: the good folks at Tone2 sent me the link for the full-license download. I appreciate their quick response. Looking forward to testing out the new features and sounds for this new release!


Im using gladiator through my friuty loops. Every time I press the space bar, the pitch of the gladiator sound changes. under the gladiator edit screen it looks like a hot key is activated because when the space bar is tapped or the song is stopped then the pitch changes the wave to off.