Tone2 Electra2 v2.7.5 [WINDOWS]
The award-winning Electra2 is not only one of the most powerful synthesizers ever – it’s the complete synthesis solution! Explore a vast musical universe of multi-synthesis oscillators, analog filters, chaotic fractals, samples, flexible modulation and an immense sonic range.
Electra2 – the only synth you need to create a hit!
Many people say that Electra2 is the most powerful synthesizer on the market. This is a bold claim, but why is it true? Electra2 breathes new life into the term “synthesizer workstation”. With its powerful and sonically versatile approach to audio production, it provides you with truly outstanding new sounds.
The instrument is equipped with a high-end quality sound engine with multi-layer support and a wide range of music production features. It’s friendly, easy to use interface allows first-timers to easily create sounds and enables experts to delve into sound-design as deeply as they want to. With Tone2’s high-end technology at its core, you’re not only working with the best sound quality possible, but also a lower CPU usage and larger palette for creating original sounds than with any other type of workstation.
Electra2 comes with an astounding collection of over 1300 production-ready sounds by professional sound designers. A smart patch browser gives you an instant overview of all the available categories and sounds. Just pick the sound you want – it’s that easy.
Multi-layer = power4
Playing with Electra2 is a lot of fun because the multi-layer architecture allows you to create impressive tracks just by pressing a single key. “Multi-layer architecture” means that you have access to four synthesizers at the same time and all within one interface.
Each of the four layers is as an independent, full-featured multitimbral synthesizer consisting of up to 108 oscillators, dual multi-mode filters, a flexible modulation system, an effects section and its own arpeggiator. Together with this and the 15 different types of synthesis available, it’s guaranteed that your sound design possibilities are virtually endless.
You can edit your sounds layer-by-layer, or edit multiple layers simultaneously. Separate synthesizer layers can be saved and loaded, allowing you to simply grab a layer you like from a patch and load it into another patch.
You can combine different layers, mix different types of synthesis, use keyboard splits and use different play modes like Poly, Mono, Legato or Glide per synth layer. Most of the patches that come with Electra2 already use multiple layers so mixing and merging your favorite patches into a new multi-layer sound is extremely simple.
Samples have never been so easy to use
Electra2’s sample capabilities go far beyond normal playback. Load and manipulate your samples in ways that are impossible with other synths or samplers. Samples can be automatically tuned when loaded. Electra2 makes sure that your samples always play back at the highest quality possible. Play back samples in single or loop mode. Use the loop markers to set your own loop points. An easy to use auto-loop function allows click-free loops with no hassle. The sample engine offers an edit menu with a wide selection of sample edit options, as well as no less than 20 effects to further process your samples. Special Quick-import-sample- and Quick-vocoder menu options are provided to guide you through setting up a sample or vocoder patch. Just follow the on-screen directions and Electra2 will do all the work for you.
Your custom sample content is stored automatically with your songs or as a compact and compatible fxp file. You won’t need to deal with broken songs, missing files or managing huge archives as in conventional samplers. With a higher sound quality than competing products, using samples together with synthesis has never been this easy: import your own samples, edit & process them where needed, and play.
Oscillators and Synthesis
With an incredible selection of 15 different types of synthesis, Electra2 truly is the “Swiss Army Knife of synthesis methods” (Beat Magazine). Its versatile synthesis engine can easily replace a studio filled with hardware.
The synthesis types range from traditional ones such as the classic Virtual Analog, Wavetable, Subtractive, Samples, Phase Distortion and FM synthesis, up to Physical Modeling, Ultra-saw, Vocoder, Sync, Ringmod, PWM, Noise, Wave-shaping and Tone2’s exclusive Fractal synthesis.
Each synthesis type was designed with the utmost attention to sound quality, musical potential and low CPU usage. They offer enormous scope for sound-creation, being limited only by your own imagination. Let your creativity run wild! You can mix different types of synthesis within single or multiple layers, import samples, re-synthesize a waveform or use a vocoder on one of the layers. You can literally build any sound imaginable and open up whole new worlds of sonic capabilities in innovative and inspiring ways.
Electra2 key features:
- Four synthesizers in one interface
- High-end sound quality
- Huge sonic range
- High flexibility
- 15 different, combinable synthesis methods
- Free support and updates
- Psychoacoustic processing
- Low CPU load, multi-core processor support
- Easy to use
- 4x multitimbral, 4x stereo unison
- Over 3000 sounds in 1369 presets by professional sound designers
- 41 exclusive filter types
- 53 oscillator types
- 64 effect types; Master effect section with Equalizer
- More than 1000 waveforms
- 64×4 voices
- Midi learn
- Realtime displays
- Drag & drop modulation
- Can import samples in wav and sfz format
- Can export samples in wav format
- Standalone version for PC
- Flexible preset management
- Context sensitive help
This update comes with a completely new standalone-version for PC. It also fixes some problems on PC.
The update to v2.7.5 is available for free and is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary.
New features (standalone-version for PC):
Added a recorder that can export your jam-session to a wav-file
The BPM-rate can be changed
Added a soft-clipping-algorithm with low harmonic distortion
The current patch can be saved on exit and is reloaded automatically on start
Midi-through support with output-routing
Added Midi-velocity-curves with multipoint-splines
Optional Midi-transposition with up to +-48 semitones
The current BPM-rate, CPU-load and volume is shown on the top-panel
Tooltips are shown on the top-panel
Enhancements (standalone-version for PC):
Lower latencies for the soundcard drivers
More responsive GUI with 120 Hz refresh-rate for smooth knob movements
Many further small enhancements
Electra sometimes did not output sound after loading a project in Cubase. It could occur if a patch with mono/legato was used.
The link to the manual in the start-menu did not work.