Tone2 Unveils ElectraX Soft Synth
Tone2 has unveiled the ElectraX, a new soft synth that contains four powerful synthesizers in one interface. ElectraX features multi-synthesis oscillators, analog modeled filters, chaotic fractals, samples, psychoacoustic processing and flexible modulation.
The new synth allows you to combine multiple polyphonic or monophonic synthesizers and 13 different synthesis methods to create new sonic possibilities. All this comes with an easy-to-use interface, preset management, quality sound and a claimed low CPU hit.
» Four synthesizers in one interface
» High-end sound quality
» Sonic range
» Flexible routing
» 13 different synthesis methods which can be combined
» Psychoacoustic processing
» Low CPU, multicore processor support
» Easy to use
» 4x multitimbral
» Presets by professional sound designers
» 23 exclusive analog modeled filter types
» 45 oscillator types
» 18 effect types; Master effect section with Equalizer
» More than 1000 waveforms
» 64×4 voices
» MIDI learn
» Customizable user interface with 4 skins
» Standalone version for PC
» Flexible preset management
» Context sensitive help
At the heart of ElectraX are the multi-synthesis oscillators with up to 18 oscillators per voice. With ElectraX you combine classic synthesis types like Virtual Analog, FM, Phase Distortion, Ultrasaw, Sync, Waveshaping, Wavetables, AM, and completely new oscillator types. It also opens acoustic possibilities with its exclusive Fractal synthesis, which can be used to mimic the behaviour of organisms or analog circuits.
You can use ElectraX’s sample oscillator to import your own waves, a quick import option is available to create custom patches or vocoder sounds based on your own samples with a mouse click. ElectraX ships with a large selection of licensed wave content, including morphable analog and digital wave types. In addition to this you can automatically resynthesize your own waveforms from samples or import custom wavetables.
Each synth’s filter section consists of two multi-mode filters with 23 unique filter types and multi-mode distortion. ElectraX comes with analog modeled filters, precision digital filters, vocal filters, comb filters, phasers, equalizers and other exotic types. The warm sounding filters are able to self oscillate and deliver a wide range of timbres due to the variable degree of analog behavior. A dual distortion unit offers six different modes. It can produce tube sound, known from analog pre-amp boxes, model a fuzzbox or do wave shaping.
ElectraX’s master and insert effects sections include 18 quality effect processor, built and fine-tuned specifically to compliment the synth’s sound such as: High-end Reverb, Multitap Delay, Vocoder, Chorus, Ensemble, Phaser, Flanger, Rotary, Surround encoder, Trancegate.
ElectraX’s modulation makes use of punchy, analog sounding envelopes. Its quality LFOs are syncable to BPM and can modulate up to the audible range. You can create rhythmic sequences or custom wave shapes with the step LFO. The flexible Modulation Matrix is easy-to-use and provides a good and instant overview of the active modulations. With the built-in ‘midi-learn’ feature it is possible to assign controllers with a single click.
Tone2’s ElectraX will be available in December for Mac and PC in the AU and VSTi flavors; no pricing has been announced. More information on Tone2 ElectraX.