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RayBlaster / Re: Rayblaster2 note order setting
« Last post by pixel on April 09, 2020, 03:41:42 PM »
Thank you very much for the explanation. I think it can be roughly compared to chord inversions e.g. when C major third consists of C, E and G while the 1st inversion of C major is E-G-C and the 2nd inversion G-E-C as the root note changes.

Finally, one more suggestion regarding the arpeggiator section in RB manual. Besides of missing description of node order option 0 there's also a bit misleading info about the swing mode. It says "you can increase the amount of swing from 0 (no swing) to 99 (full swing)."
In fact, you can choose from 5 pre-defined modes (Staight and Swing 1-4) where I guess Swing 1 means very gentle inaccuracies and Swing 4 is the full swing mode.

Have a nice weekend too!
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RayBlaster / Re: Rayblaster2 note order setting
« Last post by Markus Krause on April 09, 2020, 08:30:54 AM »
Hello Pixel,

There are two rows in RayBlaster's arp.

The second one with the dots is used to chose semitones. If you want to pitch 2 semitones up select '2' in the second row.

The upper row is used to define the note sorting of chords. If you place a +1 in every slot and press a chord with three keys it will play the chord upwards. If you place a -1 in every slot it will play it downwards.
+2 will play 2 keys higher. It does only make sense if you play a chord with more than 3 keys.
0 will repeat the last key.
Auto-chords can be selected in the lowest row. Select Chord 8 or similar instead of 'Normal'.

Have a nice weekend,
Markus
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RayBlaster / Rayblaster2 note order setting
« Last post by pixel on April 08, 2020, 06:48:13 PM »
Hi guys,

as a long time Electra2 user I just purchased Rayblaster2, adding another Tone2 weapon to my arsenal. So far I'm very impressed by the sound quality and the fast learning curve. That being said, the feature I'm kinda struggling to fully grasp is the arpeggiator note order setting (looking from Electra perspective) so I have couple of newbie questions.

The manual says +2 means "plays 2 notes higher". I don't hear any difference between +1 and +2 setting in my arp. experiments. Do I need to set ARP range to anything other than 'normal' to hear the effect? Also, by 'playing higher' I assume you're not referring to the note pitch right? I'm wondering whether the note order has any effect when an arpeggiator step is set to default value - the root note i.e. the dot

Also, what's the difference between 0 and +1 setting? I couldn't find any description of note order 0 in the manual so I'm wondering what this value actually means.

thanks in advance
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Saurus1 & Saurus2 / Saurus v2.6 released
« Last post by Markus Krause on April 08, 2020, 04:30:19 PM »
The update to v2.6 is available for free for all Saurus users.

Info about Saurus:
https://www.tone2.com/saurus2.html

Download link:
https://www.tone2.com/download.html

Saurus 2.6 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:

Tooltips and Drag&Drop info can be hidden in the config section
Added Digital Signatures for the installers on PC
Added Notarisation for the installers on Mac
Support for Code-Signing on the Mac, since newer hosts may require it to be able to run plugins
Compatibility with MacOS Catalina
Completely new AudioUnit interface
A double-click on a knob resets in to the default value (Mac)


Enhacements:

PC and Mac version are loading faster
Chorus sounds smoother
Delay and PingPong sound more harmonic
Tube-distortion is more clear and supports oversampling
Menus are bigger
Check-marks in the list-selectors show the currently selected item
Workaround for a well-known bug in Apple's AU-manager: It is not longer necessary to reboot the Mac to detect the plugin
Better compatibility with Windows 10
Several small enhancements in the GUI
Slightly warmer sound
Saurus.pdf and .cfg files are not longer stored in plugin-directory
SaurusLog.txt is not longer created (Mac)


New features and enhancements (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
MME-driver support
Midi-through support with output-routing
Added Midi-velocity-curves with multipoint-splines
Optional Midi-transposition with up to +-48 semitones
Optional Midi-channel-filtering
The current BPM-rate, CPU-load and volume is shown on the top-panel
Tooltips are shown on the top-panel
Lower latency for the sound-card drivers
More responsive GUI with 120 Hz refresh-rate for smooth knob movements


Fixes:

Fixed a compatibility problem with some hosts where automation was not recorded correctly
Fixed a possible crash on loading the GUI
Cubase did display an incorrect plugin-version
Fixed two rarely appearing crashes on FL Studio Mac
Fixed a rarely appearing problem when envelope-parameters were not updated correctly
Fixed a rarely appearing crash in Reaper when ESC was pressed while a tooltip was shown
Fixed a problem where the demo could output garbage after the time has been running out
Fixed a bug where low frequencies were missing in the left channel


Changes:

32 bit on Mac is not longer supported. If you still use it, install Saurus 2.5 instead.
MacOS 10.7 is the minimum requirement now. If you use 10.6 or 10.5, install Saurus 2.5 instead.
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Announcements & Updates / Saurus v2.6 released
« Last post by Markus Krause on April 08, 2020, 04:29:42 PM »
The update to v2.6 is available for free for all Saurus users.

Info about Saurus:

https://www.tone2.com/saurus2.html

Download link:
https://www.tone2.com/download.html

Saurus 2.6 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:

Tooltips and Drag&Drop info can be hidden in the config section
Added Digital Signatures for the installers on PC
Added Notarisation for the installers on Mac
Support for Code-Signing on the Mac, since newer hosts may require it to be able to run plugins
Compatibility with MacOS Catalina
Completely new AudioUnit interface
A double-click on a knob resets in to the default value (Mac)


Enhacements:

PC and Mac version are loading faster
Chorus sounds smoother
Delay and PingPong sound more harmonic
Tube-distortion is more clear and supports oversampling
Menus are bigger
Check-marks in the list-selectors show the currently selected item
Workaround for a well-known bug in Apple's AU-manager: It is not longer necessary to reboot the Mac to detect the plugin
Better compatibility with Windows 10
Several small enhancements in the GUI
Slightly warmer sound
Saurus.pdf and .cfg files are not longer stored in plugin-directory
SaurusLog.txt is not longer created (Mac)


New features and enhancements (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
MME-driver support
Midi-through support with output-routing
Added Midi-velocity-curves with multipoint-splines
Optional Midi-transposition with up to +-48 semitones
Optional Midi-channel-filtering
The current BPM-rate, CPU-load and volume is shown on the top-panel
Tooltips are shown on the top-panel
Lower latency for the sound-card drivers
More responsive GUI with 120 Hz refresh-rate for smooth knob movements


Fixes:

Fixed a compatibility problem with some hosts where automation was not recorded correctly
Fixed a possible crash on loading the GUI
Cubase did display an incorrect plugin-version
Fixed two rarely appearing crashes on FL Studio Mac
Fixed a rarely appearing problem when envelope-parameters were not updated correctly
Fixed a rarely appearing crash in Reaper when ESC was pressed while a tooltip was shown
Fixed a problem where the demo could output garbage after the time has been running out
Fixed a bug where low frequencies were missing in the left channel


Changes:

32 bit on Mac is not longer supported. If you still use it, install Saurus 2.5 instead.
MacOS 10.7 is the minimum requirement now. If you use 10.6 or 10.5, install Saurus 2.5 instead.
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Announcements & Updates / Sci-fi Raiders soundset for RayBlaster released
« Last post by Markus Krause on April 08, 2020, 04:28:36 PM »
The 'Sci-fi Raiders' soundset for RayBlaster is available.
This sound-set includes unique and unusual sounds, that can only be created by RayBlaster's innovative IMS-Synthesis.   


Highlights:

121 patches
Includes the album 'Random time' as a free bonus
Comfortable installation
Perfect integration to the user-interface
The volume of all sounds has been carefully normalized
Unique sound by using the innovative IMS-Synthesis
All sounds are properly programmed, not only samples. This gives you the complete dynamic range and highest possible sound quality.


Genres:

Perfect for Electronica, Cinematic, Soundtrack, Experimental, Ambient, Downtempo, Chillout, Berlin School, Space, New Age, Modern Classic, Meditation and any type of music that requires a very unusual ingredient.


Patch breakdown:

Arpeggiator: 16
Atmo: 31
Bass: 3
FX: 9
Lead: 8
Pad: 9
Percussive: 5
Pluck: 13
Synth: 27


Price: 29 / $39


For more info please visit the product page:
https://www.tone2.com/raiders.html

MP3 download:
https://www.tone2.com/mp3download/Tone2_RayBlaster_Raiders.mp3

Detailed info about RayBlaster:
https://www.tone2.com/rayblaster2.html
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RayBlaster / Sci-fi Raiders soundset
« Last post by Markus Krause on April 08, 2020, 04:27:57 PM »
The 'Sci-fi Raiders' soundset for RayBlaster is available.
This sound-set includes unique and unusual sounds, that can only be created by RayBlaster's innovative IMS-Synthesis.  


Highlights:

121 patches
Includes the album 'Random time' as a free bonus
Comfortable installation
Perfect integration to the user-interface
The volume of all sounds has been carefully normalized
Unique sound by using the innovative IMS-Synthesis
All sounds are properly programmed, not only samples. This gives you the complete dynamic range and highest possible sound quality.


Genres:

Perfect for Electronica, Cinematic, Soundtrack, Experimental, Ambient, Downtempo, Chillout, Berlin School, Space, New Age, Modern Classic, Meditation and any type of music that requires a very unusual ingredient.


Patch breakdown:

Arpeggiator: 16
Atmo: 31
Bass: 3
FX: 9
Lead: 8
Pad: 9
Percussive: 5
Pluck: 13
Synth: 27


Price: 29 / $39


For more info please visit the product page:
https://www.tone2.com/raiders.html

MP3 download:
https://www.tone2.com/mp3download/Tone2_RayBlaster_Raiders.mp3

Detailed info about RayBlaster:
https://www.tone2.com/rayblaster2.html
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RayBlaster / Coming soon: RayBlaster v2.6
« Last post by Markus Krause on April 03, 2020, 12:37:18 PM »
We are currently working on an update for our innovative Impulse-Modeling-Synthesizer RayBlaster.
v2.6 will come with a big GUI, many enhancements and new features. The update will be available for free.

Info about RayBlaster:
https://www.tone2.com/rayblaster2.html
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Off topic / Re: I can't easily see new topics
« Last post by Dumbo on March 05, 2020, 05:51:35 PM »
Thank you Markus! Now I got it, muchbetter now for my eyes! 8)

Cheers

Dumbo
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Off topic / Changing the forum-style
« Last post by Markus Krause on March 05, 2020, 12:11:17 PM »
To change the forum-style to black letters on white background

go to

Profile-> Modify Profile-> Look and Layout

then

Current Theme: 'Forum or Board Default'-> click (change) to 'SMF Default Theme - Core'
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