Tone2 – Gladiator 4 v4.0.0 STANDALONE, VSTi, VST3i x64

The award-winning Gladiator is a popular synthesizer that is used in many professional projects. It provides an innovative approach to sound generation. Its exclusive HCM synthesis covers new and unique sonic territory.

Before using VST3, please run STANDALONE first.

Upgrading to version 4.0 is a major update. The update is free for those who purchased Gladiator directly from after April 2023. Everyone else can upgrade at a big discount.

Downward Compatibility:

Gladiator4 is fully compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any additional steps. They will benefit from improved sound quality.

New features:

  • Graphical interface with 14 different sizes (with and without parameter editor).
  • Native support for WQHD, 4K, 5K and 8K UHD displays.
  • Support for hardware acceleration.
  • Now all parameters can be automated in all DAWs.
  • The current HCM morph position is indicated by a vertical line.
  • The mouse wheel can be used to quickly select patches.
  • You can now export waveforms or tables on PC and Mac as a .wav file.
  • The position of the arpeggiator is displayed in the GUI.
  • Ultra-clear graphics with improved HiDpi and Retina Display support.
  • The GUI can be scaled from 66% to 200% by clicking on the bottom right corner.
  • Automatically determines the ideal GUI size.
  • Lots of other little things.

Higher sound quality:

  • More transparent and clear overall sound.
  • The synthesizer “sits better in the mix”, especially when combined with other instruments.
  • The audio engine now uses 64-bit precision instead of 32-bit, resulting in higher audio quality.
  • Modulation time resolution is now twice as accurate.
  • Improved sound of automatic micro-tuning. Chords can no longer deviate too far from the key.
  • More accurate pitch calculation.
  • All sounds with the quality setting “very high” have more precise and faster modulation.
  • More linear frequency response for some configurations.
  • Improved sound of large reverb. It has a more transparent tail.
  • Improved small reverb sound. It has a more transparent tail.
  • Improved sound Reverb predelay. It has a more transparent tail.
  • Improved sound Reverb predelay. It has a more transparent tail.
  • Improved trance sound Reverb. It has a more transparent tail.
  • Improved sound of Reverb old. It has a more transparent tail.
  • Improved sound of Super Strings. Improved rendering accuracy.
  • Improved sound of formant scaling.
  • Higher resolution mixing.
  • Sounds with quality settings set to “very high” have more accurate envelopes.
  • Many other subtle improvements.


  • Better performance.
  • The GUI code has been completely rewritten.
  • Most of the audio code has been reworked.
  • Reworked and improved graphics.
  • Several small improvements to the patch selector and patch browser.
  • Smoother animations and more responsive controls.
  • Spectrum display shows more detail.
  • Skin has some color bleeding around displays.
  • More contrast for spectral display and filter frequency response.
  • Increased contrast of LCD displays.
  • Several small improvements for VST3 and AU versions.
  • Some coordinates in the interface have been clarified.
  • LFO waveforms are drawn as a continuous line.
  • Automatic screen size detection has become smarter.
  • Smarter installer.
  • Redesigned tooltips.
  • VST3, Standalone and Audiounit resizing works more reliably across DAWs.
  • More beautiful font for patch browser for some configurations.
  • Some colors have been improved.
  • Animation has become faster and smoother.
  • Improved stability.
  • If the installation is damaged, a warning appears.
  • A warning is displayed when the user accidentally selects an interface size that is too large for the screen.
  • Installers come with a Microsoft/Apple approved certificate.
  • Many other small improvements.


  • Removed the waiting time for the demo version and added voice guidance.


  • Some DAWs may show the VST3 version on PC at the wrong size when using Windows scaling.
  • Advanced Harmonic Content Conversion (HCM Synthesis)
  • FM.
  • PWM.
  • Synchronize.
  • Phase modulation.
  • Wave formation.
  • Distortion.
  • Unison.
  • Resynthesized spectra.
  • Phase distortion.
  • Sample-noise oscillator.
  • 30,208 signals.
  • 18 OSC per voice.
  • 40 different stereo filters.
  • 20 effects.
  • True stereo architecture.
  • Upsampling up to 324x.
  • Programmable ARP and STEP LFO / Trancegate effects.
  • BPM is synchronized.
  • Microtuning.
  • Equalizer.
  • Flexible routing.
  • 256-voice polyphony.

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