Tone2 Electra3 is a powerful virtual synthesizer that offers a wide range of features for music producers and sound designers. With its intuitive interface and advanced sound-shaping capabilities, Electra3 provides a versatile and customizable sound palette that is suitable for a variety of musical genres and styles.
The software offers a range of synthesis methods, including virtual analog, wavetable, and sample-based synthesis. Additionally, Electra3 includes a range of oscillators, filters, and modulation options that allow producers to create a wide variety of sounds, from warm pads and fat basslines to screaming leads and complex soundscapes.
The software includes a range of high-quality effects, including delay, reverb, distortion, and more, that can be applied to further shape and sculpt the sound. Additionally, the software offers a range of advanced features such as a sequencer, arpeggiator, and mod matrix, providing producers with even more creative options.
The user interface of Electra3 is highly intuitive and user-friendly, with a range of knobs and sliders that allow producers to quickly and easily adjust the sound. Additionally, the software includes a range of presets that cover a variety of genres and styles, providing a starting point for producers to create their own unique sounds.
Electra3 is highly compatible with other software and hardware. The software can be used as a plugin within a range of digital audio workstations, including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and Cubase. Additionally, Electra3 can be controlled using MIDI, allowing producers to use their favorite MIDI controllers to create music.
The only synthesizer you need to create a hit!
Many people say that Electra3 is the most powerful synthesizer on the market. It’s a bold statement, but why is it true?
Tone2 Electra has breathed new life into the concept of “synthesizer workstation”. With its powerful and sonic
all-round approach to audio production, it brings you truly outstanding new sounds.
The instrument is equipped with a high-quality sound engine with multi-layer support and a wide range of musical and production functions. The friendly, easy-to-use interface makes it easy for beginners to create sounds and for experts to delve into sound design as deeply as they want. With Tone2 at the heart of high-end technology, you not only work with the best sound quality, but also with less CPU consumption and more palette for creating original sounds than with any other type of workstation.
Electra3 comes with an amazing collection of 1439 production-ready sounds created by professional sound engineers. Intelligent Patch Browser gives you an instant overview of all available categories and sounds. Just select the sound you want – it’s that simple.
New features in Electra3
New Features – Interface :
GUI with 16 different sizes (with and without editor/effects).
Native support for WQHD, 4K, 5K and 8K UHD displays.
The GUI can be scaled from 50% to 300% by clicking on the bottom right corner.
Smoother animations and more responsive controls.
Support for hardware acceleration.
Ultra-sharp graphics with improved HiDpi and Retina Display support.
The SYNTH button flashes when the layer is playing a note. This makes it easier to work with multiple arpeggiators.
Automatic detection of the ideal GUI size.
The check mark shows the last loaded custom waveform.
Online help with tutorial videos.
New Features – Synthesis:
118 additional patches using new features. Now the synthesizer comes with 1439 patches.
The 8Bit noise oscillator can create lo-fi fx sounds from the past. The sound can be changed using PW and a key.
Major and minor chords are available as additional key modes for the arpeggiator.
The new “Transient Shaper” adds dynamics and presence to sounds. It can be accessed in the “Sound Mode” selector.
The new ‘Transient + Bass’ mode adds presence and dynamic bass pressure to sounds. It can be accessed in the ‘sound mode’ selector.
New types of analog pulse oscillators: Pulse 1/2, Pulse 2/5, Pulse 1/3, Pulse 1/4, Pulse 1/5, Pulse 1/6, Pulse 1/8.
New types of analog oscillators with inverted phase: Saw invert, Pulse invert.
New analog oscillator types: Impulse, Sine Flip, Comb 2, Comb 3.
New reverb types: Cold, Theater and Hangar.
40 new waveforms for custom wave/wavetable oscillators.
New Bipolar Modulation Source: “Step LFO/Envelope +-“.
Monophonic LFOs that only retrigger on the first key pressed (set LFO mode to ‘Mono’).
Mono STEP LFOs (set trigger mode to ‘Mono loop’).
Improvements – synthesis :
The audio engine now uses 64-bit precision instead of 32-bit resulting in higher sound quality.
Reduced CPU load.
Increased maximum delay time.
The sound of automatic microtuning has been improved by recognizing a wide range of chords.
Replaced ‘Reverb Hall’ algorithm with better sounding algorithm.
The sound of ‘Cathedral’, ‘Room’, ‘Infinity’, ‘Big’, ‘Glass’, ‘Plate’ reverbs has been slightly improved.
The Arpeggiator’s Stack mode has been improved and can handle polyphonic input and doubled notes.
Improved unison sound.
Unused matrix slots are automatically cleared after patches are saved. New multi-step endwave/LFO (available for each of the 4 synth layers) :
The STEP LFO has been completely rewritten.
It can be used as a multi-step envelop by changing the launch mode to Envelope.
The modulation capabilities of the synthesizer have been greatly expanded.
Editing and sound design became more intuitive.
The real-time display visualizes the current form.
The current playback position is displayed.
Unused parts of the LFO are muted.
The STEP LFO shape and values are no longer only updated after NoteOn.
It provides more accurate synchronization.
It is able to interpolate and sounds much smoother.
New waveforms Multistep-Envelope / LFO :
Linear to left : Smoothly interpolates to the left step.
Cubic to left : Interpolates using a cubic spline.
Analog Slow : Smoothes the low cut analog envelope.
Analog Middle : Smoothes the analog envelope with a middle cut.
Analog fast : Smoothes the high cut analog envelope.
Analog reverse : Inverted analog envelope.
Saw down : Stepped down ramp.
Saw up: Stepped ramp up.
Triangle: Stepped ramp up and down.
Triangle 25% : An oblique triangle.
Triangle 75% : An oblique triangle.
0% pulse : The second part of the step is 0.
50% pulse : The first part of the step is 0.
Decay 1 : Analog slow decay envelope.
Decay 2 : Fast analog decay envelope.
Attack 1: Slow analog attack envelope.
Attack 2 : Fast analog attack envelope.
Sine / 2 : Sine at half frequency.
Cosine / 2 : Half frequency cosine.
Sinus + -: Bipolar sinus.
FM Sine : FM modulated sine is useful for wobblers.
FM Square: FM modulated square wave.
FM Saw down : An FM modulated saw is useful for swinging.
FM Saw up: An FM modulated saw is useful for swinging.
Noise : Noisy step.
Diffusion : Diffusion with noise between steps.
Improvements – interface :
Completely rewritten GUI code.
More beautiful graphics for LCD displays.
Animation of filters, LFOs, waveforms and envelopes is significantly faster and smoother.
More contrasting knobs.
Reworked many graphic elements.
The LFO waveform display is now larger.
The keyboard in the patch browser is hidden when the editor or effects are hidden.
Clarified many coordinates in the interface.
Some colors have been corrected.
Better control over cutoff and filter parameters.
More tooltips with better descriptions.
Layers are initialized with a smoothed gate shape.
The patch browser can now also be opened by clicking on “BROWSER” or on the display in the upper left corner.
Hovering over ‘BROWSER’ displays a finger to indicate that the control can be clicked.
The interface takes on a blue shadow when drag & drop modulation is used.
When STEP Lfo is used in a patch, it is shown automatically after loading.
The user is warned if he/she selects a GUI size that is too large for the screen.
Improvements – synthesis :
Improved sound quality.
More accurate pitch calculation.
More precise LFO timing.
Improved white noise sound.
Improved pink noise sound.
The analog oscillators are more finely tuned and have nicer noise.
The shape and values of the Step LFO are no longer only updated on NoteOn.
Step LFO can interpolate and sound smoother.
Other improvements :
Improved DAW compatibility and stability.
More precise definition of the installation path on the PC to avoid duplication.
All links are now https.
A huge number of small improvements.
List of changes
New Features :
‘Fat tune clean’ and ‘Fat tune soft’ make chords sound much better.
The check mark shows the currently selected editor size.
Microtuning range is now limited and can no longer be “out of tune”.
The synthesizer “fits better in the mix” with other instruments.
Improved stability and reliability.
Improved GUI performance when dragging.
The blue shadow that appeared when dragging was confusing for some users. She was removed.
Range-clipping makes envelopes more stable when using extreme modulation settings.
Improved the sound of the ‘Analog Heavy’ micro-tuning mode. Detuning no longer gets too extreme.
Improved the sound of the ‘Analog Light’ micro-tuning mode. The third ones sound more expressive.
Improved sound of the ‘Fat tune soft’ micro-tuning mode. The third ones sound more expressive.
Broken patches with invalid drop-down menu values are fixed automatically.
Improved parameter smoothing.
The mouse wheel responds better to handles on a Mac.
Bug DAWs can no longer disable Electra by sending junk midi note values.
Several small improvements.
Hypersaw modes with ‘9x’ oscillators would sometimes produce phase sound on Mac.
The ‘Fat 1’ micro-tuning mode was incompatible with falling pitch and could sound too far out of tune.
The cursor switched to modulation depth editing mode only when the scale was set to 100%.
The size switcher in the bottom right no longer worked after opening the patch browser.
Fixed some very rare crashes.
There was a mistake in the sound design of the ‘Electra3 Hypersaw’ patch.
Fixed a rare IQM crash that occurred on some DAWS on Intel Macs after loading while playing chords.