A Revolution In Synthesis?

Tone 2 Gladiator now available for Windows features Harmonic Content Morphing      13/12/07
A Revolution In Synthesis?


Tone 2 have now released the Windows version of their Gladiator synth which was first announced in November and described by the company as a revolution in synthesis.
Here’s all the details directly from Tone 2…
Gladiator features new synthesis architecture called Harmonic Content Morphing (HCM), based on a large and expandable repertoire of standard waves like pulse and unique synthetic waveforms as well as resynthesis waves like trumpets, organs, pianos and voice samples. These waves can be modified in real-time by e.g. FM modulation, altering its harmonic structure, syncing, waveshaping... Any modification of a wave can be modulated producing lively shimmery sounds. In total there are more than 30,000 different spectra available for combination and modulation. In one example you can take a Hammond organ, FM modulate the organ with a sawtooth, create a hypersaw and amplitude modulate this signal with a BPM synced vocoder drumline.
General Features
  • Real high-end sound quality: Analog, warm, transparent and fat
  • Huge sonic range: From classic to unique science fiction
  • Excellent value for money
  • Low CPU and high reliability
  • Gladiator can replace a complete room full of hardware
  • Flexibility and expandability
  • 750 professional sounds from Vengeance and others
  • Gladiator was created by professional dsp scientists
Synthesis features
  • Advanced HCM (new synthesis, unique sounds)
  • FM
  • AM
  • PWM (can be applied on every waveform)
  • Sync
  • Phase modulation / PM
  • Vocoder sounds (512 bands)
  • Waveshaping
  • Supersaw (can be applied on every waveform)
  • Additive sounds (512 harmonics)
  • Resynthesis sounds
  • Phase distortion
  • Sample playback
  • Real stereo
  • 18 oscillators per voice
  • 74 different oscillator types with 30208 waveforms
  • Additional user defined waveforms with modifiers
  • Aliasfree / 162x oversampling (sample playback)
  • Modular routing
Filters and effects
  • 40 different filters in high-end quality (Analog, vocal, comb, elliptic, phaser, lowpass, highpass, bandpass, notch, EQ, ...)
  • 20 different effects in high-end quality
  • 7 distortion types with warm, analog sound
  • Programmable arpeggiator, step LFO and trancegate
  • BPM syncable
  • IQM for clearer chords (intelligent microtuning)
  • 4x stereo unison
Pricing and Availability:
PC version available now at €149/$199.
The Mac version of Gladiator will be available before Christmas. All licenses are cross platform. You buy a license once and can use the product on both platforms: Mac and PC.
More information:
  • www.tone2.com

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