First Impressions & What’s New with Tone2’s Electra2 – A Major Upgrade to ElectraX Synthesizer

Tone2 has just announced Electra2, a major upgrade to their fantastic ElectraX synthesizer, on their Facebook page. A major upgrade to our ElectraX synthesizer, Electra2 offers a large range of new features and enhancements. Like a comfortable patch browser to give you an instant overview of all available categories and sounds. 16 new effects, a... Continue Reading →

How to Use ElectraX Synth with Ableton Push Pad Pressure and Use Ribbon Controller Like a Mod Wheel

I finally got my hands on a Push. I’m going through songs in my existing live show and tweaking synths to be even more expressive with Push’s aftertouch and ribbon controller. In this post I’ll be focusing on the wonderful ElectraX synth by Tone2 Audiosoftware but the same concepts apply to any synthesizer that allows... Continue Reading →

Tone2: ElectraX 1.4 released

One of my goto synths ElectraX has been updated to 1.4. New features: 64 Bit VST & AU version for Mac (requires OSX 10.5 or higher) Mouse-wheel support for list selectors and knobs (if the host supports it) PDF manual can now be viewed from within the plugin (Mac) Enhancements: Better overall performance in big... Continue Reading →

My 2012 Go To Virtual Synthesizers

I own a lot of virtual synths :^)  As part of a voluntary simplification exercise I started in January,  I’ve been limiting myself to a smaller number of instruments over the last year so I could go deeper and create more expressive and unique signature sounds for compositions and live performance. The image above (click... Continue Reading →

Crowdsourced Mindmap: Synthesizers with Comb Filters

I love comb filters! Buying a Waldorf Blofeld a few years back caused me to start using them even more because it’s interactive display allowed me to visualize the shape of the filter and correlate that with an audio result. Waldorf Largo and Tone2’s ElectraX also offer this feature. What is a Comb Filter? I... Continue Reading →

What’s New with Tone2 ElectraX Synthesizer 1.2 Update

My go to synth ElectraX just got even better with a beefy update that is free for registered users. If you are not familiar with ElectraX checkout this post Modulate This Exclusive: First Look at Tone2's New ElectraX Virtual Synth. Also, checkout this official video overview that was release after my review. What’s New in... Continue Reading →

Tone 2 Releases The Vintage Soundset for ElectraX

Tone2 has a history of creating soundsets that really take advantage of the vast features of their awesome synths such as ElectraX. Their latest soundset is “The Vintage Soundset” which goes fro $49 and I'm sure is no exception. Vintage is an inspiring collection of 220 patches for ElectraX programmed by a team of professional sound designers.... Continue Reading →

ElectraX Tips: Importing Sample Data, Creating Vocoder Patches, Creating Your Own Wavetables, and Saving Patches with Sample Data

I’ve started doing some sample-based sound design work in ElectraX. I’ve found a few handy convenience menus and templates that will save you some time. Quick Import Sample First off, there is a quick import option if you want to use a sample as an oscillator source. Click File then “Quick Import Sample”. Then click... Continue Reading →

Tone2 ElectraX Virtual Synthesizer is Now Available

Tone2’s brand new monster virtual instrument ElectraX is now available. I’ve been working with it in beta form since October and really love it. I made the credits by the way – woot! (once you install it, click the Tone2 label at the top of the synth to see the credits).  I've already started writing... Continue Reading →

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