Icarus offers "a fresh signature sound, which quickly catches the audiences' attention" with an easy to use interface and a over 1000 factory sounds created by professional designers. This synthesizer can do: All classic synthesis methods, 3D wavetables, morphing, resynthesis of samples. It has: 53 effects, 3 x10 stereo oscillators with hypersaw, dual stereo filters with 62 filter types and distortion, an arpeggiator, a vocoder, a wavetable editor and more!
3D Wavetable Synthesis
Icarus is a '3D wavetable synth', because Tone2 extended the popular traditional wavetable synthesis, which allows to cross-blend waveforms, with an additional dimension for morphing. Icarus can create special sounds with lots of dynamic expression and movement. Most of these sounds are hard, or impossible to create with other synthesizers.
Patch Browser - Discover over 1000 production-ready sounds with Icarus' comfortable patch browser. Each sound has been carefully built by a professional sound designer and has been crafted with lot's of love and great attention to detail. The patches are very easy to mix, because they've been carefully EQed, pre-mastered and are running in perfect sync to the tempo of your track.
Arpeggiator - The powerful arpeggiator instantly creates inspiring and wonderful melodies. Smart playing aids like autochord speed up the production process and assist you whenever you wish this. All patches can be morphed with the modwheel. This makes it easy for you to add exciting movement to your tracks.
Interface - A customizable interface allows you to select your favorite color. With several instances of Icarus loaded at the same time, it's even possible to show single instances with different colors. This helps you to keep the orientation, when you're working on a complex project with many tracks.
Vocoder - With the built-in vocoder module you can easily create your own phrases and make yourself sound like a robot. It has never been so easy to create professional tracks with vocalic sounds!
Effects - Icarus comes with a mighty and flexible effects section. 53 different effects can be combined in modular slots to build new and exciting effects. Save them to your harddisc, use them to tweak existing patches or simply get entertained by your own creations!
Resynthesis - The innovative resynthesis function in Icarus allows you to rebuild nearly any sound with a single mouse-click: Simply click on the resynthesis button and select a wav file. Like magic, Icarus will automatically assemble a patch, which sounds very close to the original sound.
Wavetable Editor - A mighty wavetable editor is available for experts. It includes a massive amount of professional tools to tweak wavetables, like an additive spectrum editor or the possibility to paint waveforms with the mouse.
Modulation - By using the modulation matrix, Icarus allows you to connect dozens of modulation sources to all important sound parameters. Modulate almost any parameter, well into audio-rate speed, from internal modulation sources like LFOs, punchy envelopes, gates, step sequencers, and a wide variety of MIDI signals. We've also included midi-learn, so assigning CC's is as simple as a right-click.
Icarus comes with frequent, free updates and improvements. It will be extended with new features and additional sounds regularly. This synthesizer has been designed in a way that it can be expanded easily. The open structure allows you, us and 3rd party developers to extend it with our own content.
Features Overview in Version 1.5:
Zusammenfassung 92% von 100%
Klangqualität - 100%
Vielseitigkeit - 100%
Ausstattung mit Funktionen - 95%
Ausstattung mit Presets - 95%
Bedienkomfort, intuitive Arbeitsweise - 85%
CPU-Leistungseinforderung (hoher Wert = niedrige CPU-Last) - 80%
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis - 90%
Auf den Punkt gebracht
Icarus von Tone 2 gehört zur Klasse der tief editierbaren Hybrid-Synthesizer mit dem Schwerpunkt auf Wavetables. Die Audioqualität ist exzellent. Viele inspirierende Presets machen den Einstieg leicht. Unter der Haube tut sich ein spannendes Klanglabor auf.
Holger Obst | 24. Januar 2017 |
The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.
In my top synth catogories tone 2 products have been really well designed. Would love standalone product support for Mac someday by this company like A.A.S and they might me my favorite
I bought Tone2 Icarus Synthesizer which is totally AMAZING!!!!!! I own all of Tone2's Synthesizer line and I really think that they are Fantastic!!!!! Great sounds, all of them. The Company's Support is Excellent which to me is very important. Communication is very, very good. This is a company that really cares about the quality of their products. Thank You Tone2 for creating such Wonderful Synthesizers and for being such a Great company.
Icarus is a revelation. I have been a fan of wavetable synthesis since the days when I owned 1980s-era Korg wavetable hardware synths, and have been waiting literally decades for a wavetable-based software synth that combines a far more advanced level of wave editability, vivid sound quality, and the more modern waveshaping and warping features. Love it!
PC: Windows XP / ME / 7 / 8 / 10 / Vista (32 bit or 64 bit)
MAC: Mac OSX 10.5 or higher
PC formats: 32-bit VSTi, 64-bit VSTi, 32 bit standalone, 64 bit standalone
Mac formats: 32-bit VSTi, 64-bit VSTi, 32-bit Audiounit, 64-bit Audiounit
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