Tone2 has released Electra2 which they say breathes new life into the term synthesizer workstation. A spokesperson told us, "With its powerful and sonically versatile approach to audio production, it provides you with truly outstanding new sounds. Electra2 is ready for any type of music you play! Electra2 replaces ElectraX. This giant upgrade comes with an enormous number of new features, new sounds and enhancements!"
Here's what Tone2 has to say about Electra2:
The instrument is equipped with a high-end quality sound engine, multilayer support and a wide range of music production features, but it's designed to put you in control. Its friendly hands-on interface allows first-timers to easily create sounds and experts to delve into sound design as deeply as they want to. And with Tone2's high quality sound technology at its core, you're not only working with a greater palette for creating original sounds, but also the best sound quality possible, with a lower CPU usage than any other type of workstation or synthesizer.
Electra2 comes with an astounding sound collection of over 1200 production-ready sounds by professional sound designers. A comfortable patch browser is provided to give you an instant overview of all the available categories and sounds, together with an on-screen keyboard to audition them from within the patch browser. Picking the sound you want is as easy as it can be.
In addition to its huge sound library, Electra2 is equipped with many user-friendly control options, in case you want to tweak sounds or craft your very own. Each of its 4 layers consists of a powerful multitimbral synthesizer with no fewer than 14 different synthesis methods.
Mix your own synth sequences with effects, import your own samples with a mouse click, use multiple arpeggiators to produce that massive bass line, create orchestral stacks, program groovy drumloops or play vocoder sounds with samples of your own voice. The sky is the limit...literally.
- Over 700 additional patches with over 1500 sounds
- Completely reworked all factory sounds
- Comfortable patch browser
- Sample editor
- Physical modeling synthesis
- 16 new effects
- 5 new filters
- 236 additional waveforms
- Enhanced sound quality
- New graphics
- Better user interface
- Enhanced performance
- A huge number of further new features and enhancements
- Electra2 is downward compatible with the previous version
Pricing and Availability:
Electra2 costs EUR 149.00
Upgrade from ElectraX: EUR 79.00
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