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Markus Krause

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Warlock is a mighty synthesizer which comes with a reduced user-interface to facilitate an efficient workflow. It offers high-end sound-quality and ships with 2070 patches. The random-button can generate an unlimited number of unheard, but useful sounds.

The early-access-version for PC and Mac is available now!
Price: Ä59 $69
https://www.tone2.com/warlock.html


Big screenshot: https://www.tone2.com/images/Tone2_Warlock_synthesizer.jpg


Overview

- Can create completely new sounds, but covers also traditional synthesis
- True high-end sound-quality for a low price
- Contains 2070 factory-sounds created by professionals
- Limited feature-set, but huge sonic range
- Low CPU-usage
- Suitable for beginners as well as experts
- Created by an established audio-developer with 25 years of experience


User-interface

- Very easy to use
- Reduced user-interface to facilitate an efficient and fast workflow
- The random-button can generate an unlimited number of unheard but musically useful patches
- Immediate visual feedback makes it easy to tweak and understand
- Full-HD, 4K, 8K and hi-DPI support
- Scale-able GUI with 9 different sizes


Oscillator-section

- 53 oscillator-types (spectra) with thousands of waveforms
- All spectra can be altered, morphed and looped
- Polyphonic, monophonic, legato & glide
- A realtime-display shows the currently playing waveform
- Stack-able oscillators (mono & stereo) for extremely fat sounds
- Noise-modulation for breathy sounds
- Precise control over phase for punchy sounds
- Limitable number of partials for warm and clean sounds
- Up to 24 oscillators per voice
- Hypersaw (mono & stereo)
- Automatic chords
- Sub-oscillator
- Ring-modulation


Filter-section

- 38 sonically different filter-types
- Digital types as well as analog ones with self-oscillation
- A realtime-display shows the current frequency-response
- True stereo-architecture for the filters, oscillators and effects
- Traditional filter-types: Low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, EQs, Phaser
- Many unique ones: Vocal, Aliaser, Resampler, Ringmod, Fractal, FM, Resonator, ...


Effects

- 2 modular effect-slots with 18 different effect-types
- Distortion (per voice)
- Automatic and smart micro-tuning for enhancing chords
- Arpeggiator with 22 play-modes and 28 rhythmic-patterns


Modulation

- Extremely fast envelopes for punchy sounds
- 20 LFO-types, syncable to BPM
- 3 envelopes
- flexible routing


System requirements

PC: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64 bit)
Supported formats: VST 2.4 (64 bit), VST 3.7 (64 bit), Standalone

Mac: MacOS 10.11 or higher, MacOS 11; Intel CPU or Apple Silicon (native support)
Supported formats: VST 3.7 (64 bit)

User-friendly copy-protection: No cloud, no dongle, no need to be online


Free demo-version

https://www.tone2.com/download.html
« Last Edit: February 24, 2021, 09:58:42 AM by Markus Krause »

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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC) is available now!
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2021, 02:14:58 PM »
Great release so far Markus! Very nice.

UI is running nice and smoothly in FL Studio (latest). Also, the timings are tight, even without the FL Studio extra WRAPPER options enabled (this is with the VST3 variant). Very nice!

1 thing i really miss in general are custom speeds (just a knob for speeds in Hz) for the LOOPING modes and the LFO. But that's about it.
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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC) is available now!
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2021, 11:54:42 PM »
Thanks for the feedback and for your support of our small company.

So far the PC version of Warlock seems to work fine. It seems to be very stable. I received no crash report at all. People reported only a few very small issues. :)

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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC) is available now!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2021, 09:02:53 AM »
Thanks for the feedback and for your support of our small company.

So far the PC version of Warlock seems to work fine. It seems to be very stable. I received no crash report at all. People reported only a few very small issues. :)

Yeah. It runs amazing! It lacks some stuff i really like to see in a synth, but i like it!
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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC) is available now!
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2021, 11:14:31 PM »
Really great easy-to-use synth with fantastic presets and sound! Congratulations, Markus!

Two things I have noticed so far:

1) As regards "SIZE", it would be useful and consistent if the selection in the context menu was indicated by a tick (just like in any of the other context menus).

2) Is it normal that, unlike the VST2 version, the VST3 version does not allow right-clicking on the various parameters (in order to open a drop-down menu)?
« Last Edit: February 08, 2021, 09:27:35 PM by elektron »

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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC) is available now!
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2021, 12:39:25 PM »
Hello elektron,

1) I will add this feature if I have time and if it doesn't create trouble with the various hosts

2) Yes. It is a VST3 feature from the host's side

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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC & Mac) is available now!
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2021, 12:20:22 PM »
Update: A new version with new features and enhancements is finished. It will be sent by email today. A Mac version is also available now.

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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC & Mac) is available now!
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2021, 04:30:24 PM »
Update: A new version with new features and enhancements is finished. It will be sent by email today. A Mac version is also available now.
Dear Markus thanks for your email but the version in AU donít exist inside the installer.
I use Logic that work only in Audio Unit.
why? since in all other plug ins it exists? 

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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC & Mac) is available now!
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2021, 04:57:41 PM »
Hello Gianfry,

please check out the system-requirements. It supports VST3 on the Mac. I currently can't say if AU will be possible in the future.

System requirements:

PC: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64 bit)
Supported formats: VST 2.4 (64 bit), VST 3.7 (64 bit), Standalone

Mac: MacOS 10.11 or higher, MacOS 11; Intel CPU or Apple Silicon (native support)
Supported formats: VST 3.7 (64 bit)

« Last Edit: February 11, 2021, 04:59:38 PM by Markus Krause »

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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC & Mac) is available now!
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2021, 05:04:18 PM »
Hello Gianfry,

please check out the system-requirements. It supports VST3 on the Mac. I currently can't say if AU will be possible in the future.

System requirements:

PC: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64 bit)
Supported formats: VST 2.4 (64 bit), VST 3.7 (64 bit), Standalone

Mac: MacOS 10.11 or higher, MacOS 11; Intel CPU or Apple Silicon (native support)
Supported formats: VST 3.7 (64 bit)
Sorry LOGIC see ONLY AUDIO UNIT PLUG-INS

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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC & Mac) is available now!
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2021, 12:04:47 PM »
F I R E B I R D !
This was my first thought after I've seen the pics. And I was right after I bought it directly. The sound is like the remarkable one from Firebird which I used a lot about years ago and produced a complete Album only with using Firebird. By strolling through the presets I fell back in good memories of this time.
Sadly I couldn't use Firebird anymore after I switched to a 64bit-Machine and DAW back in 2017. The more happy I'm now to get back this great Synth with pretty cool additions, "new" sounds and this very cool "random" feature.
Now my wife will hate you guys in cause she won't see me a lot coming out of my studio the next weeks ;) Time to create own presets, modulate the existing ones and it's going to be real fun! Why? Cause the Interface is easy to use, offers all things I need and makes sound-design a time-saving task. Well done so far, guys!
The only thing I have to "complain" about is the fact, that the "Midi-learn" doesn't work properly atm...but hey...improvements are still to come as I bet ;)
Cheers from Leipzig, Germany
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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC & Mac) is available now!
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2021, 12:02:21 PM »
so..warlock has been released. However, i seem to only be able to download a demo of version 1.0.0. How to get the latest version when already bought?
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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC & Mac) is available now!
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2021, 12:54:43 PM »
No. It is still early-access.
I sent you an email with a download-link last week. The current version is v1.0 rc3.
To validate that you installed the latest version click on FILE->show version info.

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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC & Mac) is available now!
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2021, 12:41:23 AM »
Hello Markus,
great to see a new Tone2 Synth! But I have a question: Since Warlock doesn't support 32 bit Hosts / VST, is this in general the end of 32bit support, or will the other synths, when updated, still be running in 32bit surroundings?

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Re: Warlock - new! The early-access-version (PC & Mac) is available now!
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2021, 07:25:42 AM »
Hello Dumbo,

the end of 32 bit is close. 64 bit CPUs for the consumer-market are widely available since around 15 years now. Apple stopped support 5 years ago. Microsoft also stopped to ship OEM versions of 32 bit Windows.  Steinberg's VST SDK also does not longer support it.

The existing Tone2 products that are 32 bit compatible will of course keep support for 32 bit. New products like Warlock do not longer support it.

Markus