Tone2 ElectraX Puts Four Synths In One Instrument

Tone2 has announced ElectraX, a new software synth that puts four synthesizers into one instrument:

Explore the musical possibilities of multi-synthesis oscillators, analog modeled filters, chaotic fractals, samples, psychoacoustic processing, flexible modulation and an immense sonic range. Combine multiple polyphonic or monophonic synthesizers and 13 different synthesis methods to create incredible results.

All this comes with an easy-to-use interface, high-end sound quality and remarkable low CPU usage for an instrument as feature-rich as ElectraX.

Features:

  • Four synthesizers in one interface
  • High-end sound quality
  • Huge sonic range
  • High flexibility
  • 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
  • Expandability
  • Standalone version for PC
  • Flexible preset management
  • Context sensitive help

Tone2 ElectraX is available now for $199.99. 

Oscillators

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 unheard acoustic possibilities with its exclusive Fractal synthesis, which can be used to mimic the behaviour of organisms or analog circuits.

Samples and Wavetables

You can use ElectraX’ 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.

Filters

Each synth’s filter section consists of two multi-mode filters with 23 unique filter types and multi-mode distortion.
ElectraX comes with excellent analog modeled filters, high 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 waveshaping.

Effects

ElectraX’ master and insert effects sections include 18 high 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,…

Modulation

ElectraX’ modulation makes use of punchy, analog sounding envelopes. Its high 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.

Arpeggiator

One preset setup can handle up to four full featured synthesizers with four independent arpeggiators and step sequencers. The arpeggiator supports autochord, swing, glide and keyboard splitting. This allows you to create impressive sequences with several instruments playing at the same time, providing a creative and hands-on experience for a life performance.

Features per synthesizer (4 synthesizers available)

  • Several playmodes: Monophonic, legato, polyphonic, glide
  • 3 multi-synthesis oscillators
  • Dual multimode filters
  • Dual mutlimode distortion/waveshaper
  • 3 LFOs (global or per voice) and a Step LFO, BPM syncable
  • Four Envelope generators
  • Arpeggiator
  • Insert effect, BPM syncable
  • Flexible modulation
  • Key splitting

Synthesis methods & OSC features

  • Virtual analog
  • FM
  • Sample playback and import of own samples with loop/sustain loop support
  • Wavetables with resynthesis function and the ability to load own waveforms
  • Ultrasaw (up to 18 detuned oscillators per voice)
  • Fractal (a completely new synthesis method)
  • Phase distortion
  • Waveshaping
  • Exclusive oscillator types
  • PWM
  • Sync
  • Noise
  • Ringmod
  • Vocoder
  • Analog oscillaor drift modelling
  • Fat tuning

18 warm sounding effect types

  • Reverbs: Hall, Cathedral, Room
  • Delays: Delay, Delay band, Ping Pong, Multitap
  • Chorus, Ensemble, Phaser, Flanger, Rotary
  • Trancegate, Compressor, Ampsim, Equalizer, Surround Encode
  • Vocoder

23 exclusive filter types

  • 9 analog modeled filters with self oscillation: Lowpass/Highpass/Bandpass 12dB/18dB/24dB
  • High precesion digital filters: Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, Notch
  • Equalizers: LowShelf, HighShelf, Peak, Wide
  • Special types: Phaser, Comb+, Comb-, Vocals, Aliaser, Ringmod

5 thoughts on “Tone2 ElectraX Puts Four Synths In One Instrument

  1. I agree with Tuzemec…Why would Tone 2 make the UI like this ?
    they have always made their UI clear and clean. This synth looks like
    I am wearing glasses and standing over a boiling pot of noodles
    and steam is fogging up my glasses. HORRID UI Tone2…change it.

  2. I'm beta testing. It comes with a lot of skins. This is one of the more extreme. There is a nice grey/blue icy skin that is quite pleasant and I've starred at it for hours :^).

    The synth sounds awesome.

  3. Hmm, from what I can make out of the specs it almost sounds like a Thor synth yet without the extensive routing. I have no doubt that it can produce nice sounds, yet also wonder if the seemingly lack of routing capabilities wouldn't limit its options too much (limiting in comparison with Reason in this context).

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