Tone2 has released version 2.1 of Gladiator, a virtual instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac, supporting an exhaustive list of synthesis types.

Tone2 Gladiator

Tone2 Gladiator 2 virtual synth gets new features, improvements and bug fixes

Changes in Gladiator v2.1

  • 3 new phase modulators for analog sounding pulsewidth modulation: PWM, PWM alt, phase shift.
  • Added song position sync support for LFO 1/2 (‘bpm’ has to be set to ‘on’ and ‘retrigger’ to ‘off’).
  • Added split keyboard support; new modulation sources: Low keys, High keys.
  • Added new ‘split’ arp mode which applies ARP on high keys only and leaves low keys for basses.
  • 18 new factory sounds.
  • Drastically improved low notes oscillator sound.
  • Improved reverb sound: Softer and more diffuse reverb tails.
  • Improved psychoacustical processing.
  • Improved spectral slope of low frequencies to reduce gibbs effect for more ‘analog’ sound.
  • Improved sound quality of intelligent microtuning (IQM): Warmer sound for long release times.
  • Extended dB range of master volume knob.
  • Reworked existing factory presets: Warmer sound.
  • Faster loading time of PC full version.
  • Demo version: Nag Voice only every 9 minutes instead of every minute.
  • Improved host compatibility: Cubase 4 & 5, Orion, Fruity Loops, Logic.
  • Fixed (PC): Wrong version number was displayed in Cubase.
  • Fixed: Microglitch in volume envelope.
  • Fixed (Full version, Mac): ‘Demoversion’ instead of user name was displayed for 2 seconds after loading.
  • Fixed (PPC Mac): ‘Spec format’ and ‘Spec clean’ modifier could output silence.
  • Fixed (FUll version, Mac): ‘save all’ could crash Gladiator2.
  • Changed (Mac): Focus of mouseover when ‘show editor’ was set to ‘off’.

Gladiator 2 is available now as an instrument plug-in for Windows and Mac (AU/VST) for 149 EUR / $199 USD. A demo version (10 minute time limited) is available from the product page.

More information: Tone2 / Gladiator