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Markus Krause
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« on: June 06, 2017, 09:19:11 AM »

A new beta is available:
http://www.tone2.org/forum/index.php?topic=2496.0


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The update to v2.5 is a major update, which is available for free.
Electra 2.5 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality.

New features:

- Drag & Drop modulation: Drag an envelope or lfo and drop it to a knob to modulate it
- Right-click on a knob opens a menu where you can assign a massive amount of modulation sources
- 8 additional delay effects: Wide, Fat, Diffuse, Dual, Tape, Echo, Resonator, Reflections
- 10 additonal distortion effects: Saturate, Soft clip, Hard clip, Rectify, Bitcrush, Warp, Waveshape, Ripple, Amp Sim, Multiband
- Stereo sample support for FILE -> 'Quick import sample'
- Support for 32 bit wav files
- Support for wav files created by LogicX
- Support for larger samples
- Every layer now can play stacked chords. Select 'Stack' in the arpeggiator and choose a chord
- Every layer now can solve chords , which is useful for subharmonics. Select 'Chord root' in the Arpeggiator
- New Midi learn algorithm: Right-click on a knob to assign a CC
- Hovering the mouse over a knob shows the current parameter value and the modulation source
- Modulation depth control on top left of a knob if a source is assigned
- Sectors on knobs show the modulation amount
- A red sector is shown when clipping of modulation occurs
- 7 new LFO shapes: 'Square %'
- 6 new LFO shapes: 'Stair'
- Tooltips are shown when the mouse is hovered over a control
- Undo/Redo function for sample editor
- New mod matrix targets "PitchOct", which allow a seamless tuning of +-1 octave
- FILE -> 'Quick save patch' overwrites the current fxp file with new settings
- INIT -> 'Clean matrix' removes unused matrix slots
- COPY -> 'Arpeggiator' copies all arp parameters of the current layer
- COPY -> 'Step LFO' copies all Step LFO parameters of the current layer
- PASTE -> 'Arpeggiator' pastes the arp parameters to the current layer
- PASTE -> 'Step LFO' pastes the Step LFO parameters to the current layer
- HELP -> 'Show version info'
- HELP -> 'Download updates'
- More available halftones for the arpeggiator
- ?? new patches

Enhancements:

- Drastically enhanced sound quality of frequencies over 10Khz
- More linear frequency response
- More punchy volume envelope
- More inituitive parameter names for automation
- .rnk files are stored within ElectraX_sounds now
- patch rankings are written immideately on change
- Slightly enhanced sound quality for very large samples
- Enhanced sound of FM
- Enhanced sound of Sync
- Higher precision of high frequencies for Wavetable oscillator
- Higher precision of high frequencies for Custom Wave osciallator
- More linear frequency response for fractal oscillators
- Optimized performance and sound of hypersaw oscillators
- Enhanced sound of distortion
- Enhanced sound of the filters on high cutoff and resonance levels
- Enhanced sound of the effects
- No more missing frequencies above 13 kHz
- More smart algorithm for the microtuning
- Rearranged FILE menu
- More precise knobs
- Slightly less RAM required
- Enhanced some graphics
- More high-end frequencies for 'dynamic loud' mode
- More precise LFOs
- Enhanced sound of the Multitap delay by adding a low cut filter
- Enhanced sound of the PingPong delay by adding a low cut filter
- Activation dialog is now also available in German

Fixes:

- Workaround for a bug in Orion, which caused a crash on scrolling through the automation parameters
- The volume of the first 1ms of a song render could have been to low
- Aliaser was detuned in 96kHz
- Midi learn did not work on layer 2-4

Changes (just cosmetical):

- Renamed "Bass boost" mode to "Analog boost"
- Renamed "Reverb Band" to "Reverb Plate"

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GeorgeZ
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 01:47:43 PM »

On it, that drag and drop mod. Can't wait to test it Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 02:27:20 PM »

Thanks Markus,
tooltips is best and names in automation!
I hope the tooltips will appear in other Tone2 plugins.

I send in support e-mail bugs what i find.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 03:29:03 AM »

Thank you for this update! It's so great to see you keep working on these great synths.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 08:20:49 PM »

Hi Markus,

many thanks for the undo/redo in the sample editor, the other improvements regarding samples and all other.

Really great update !!!

I will use the beta and report if something buggy happens.

I don't know if its to early or if an Electra 3 is planed, but if a Electra3 is on the roadmap than I have the following feature requests:

- at least 2 effects per layer
- handling of imported wavetable as real wavetables like in Icarus ( at the moment imported wavetables can not be scanned and are treaded as single cycles)
- import options for wavetables: 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096 samples per single cycle
- direct loading of a layer in a certain of the 4 layers in the browser without affecting the others ( like in Xphraze which I also have) (-not with the menu !, this takes to much time )

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 01:27:59 PM »

Loving the new drag and drop. Makes workflow even quicker.

No issues so far. Seems very stable, with no graphical errors. So far so good.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 10:30:38 AM »

Hello,

Very good update. The sound was drastically improved. Thanks for that. Two wishes I would still have, the direct input of values ​​over the keyboard and parameter-reset by double-clicking on the respective parameter.
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 03:00:31 PM »

Reset parameter:
Right-click on it and select 'reset to default value'
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 04:11:04 PM »

Ahh, thank you Markus   Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017, 09:37:36 AM »

Is there a Mac beta due ?
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 02:00:24 PM »

not jet
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2017, 01:02:59 PM »

Hi Markus, any eta on the Mac Beta?
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2017, 08:05:26 AM »

Still working on the update. Maybe at the end of next week.

Markus
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2017, 09:25:10 AM »

A new beta is available:
http://www.tone2.org/forum/index.php?topic=2496.0
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