Tone2 RayBlaster 2 Public Beta announced

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Tone2 just announced the release of the RayBlaster 2 Synthesizer Public Beta. The german company is best know for their high-quality and Synthesizer based on advanced new synthesis methods. What is RayBlaster? It unveils a completely new & unique dimension of sounds, exclusive to Rayblaster and not possible with other synthesizers. The revolutionary Impulse Modeling Synthesis is not just a marketing buzzword – but a radically new and different approach to synthetic sound generation. Check out the new features and improvements coming to RayBlaster 2. Attention, the list is very big. 

New features:
  • Over 500 new patches, the total number of patches has increased to 1076
  • Added a comfortable patch browser
  • Drag&Drop support: Drag an Envelope or LFO and drop it to a knob to create a matrix entry for modulation
  • Right-click on a knob opens a menu where you can assign a massive amount of modulation sources
  • Modulation depth control on top left of a knob if a source is assigned 
  • Sectors on knobs show the modulation amount. Clipping is shown in red.
  • Hovering the mouse over a knob shows the current parameter value and the modulation source
  • Added “Psychoacoustic+”, a new psychoacoustic mode with enhanced presence  
  • The patches can be ranked by clicking on the stars in the patch browser. The rankins are stored as .rnk files within RayBaster_sounds
  • Information tags (like legato, unison, etc) for every patch are shown in ‘info’ tab of the patch browser
  • File->’Quick save patch’ overwrites a patch with the new settings
  • Additonal osc window functions ‘Triangle’,’Hard square’,’Harder square’, ‘Taper’, ‘Sine’, ‘Fish’, ‘Add square’, ‘Lips’
  • Responsive and smart GUI with tooltips
  • Parameters can be reset to the default value with right-click->reset 
  • Switching the effect type now selects good default paramter values
  • Edit->’Clean matrix’ cleans up the mod matrix and resets unused slots
  • Edit->’Reset midi learn’ removes all midi CC assignments
  • Midi learn support: Right-click on a knob to assign a CC
  • New effect ‘Reverb Ultra’. It uses the Tone2 UltraSpace algorithm. It is inspired by the Lexicon units
  • New effect ‘Reverb Big’ which has a huge diffuse ambience
  • New effect ‘Reverb Infinite’ which simulates an infinite large room. It is  useful for ambient music
  • New effect ‘Reverb Trance’ which has an detuned sound. It is useful for electronic music
  • New effect ‘Reverb Band’ which has an bandlimited reverb tail. It gives a cleaner mix
  • New effect ‘Reverb Glass’. It damps low frequencies and has a very bright sound
  • New effect ‘Reverb Spring’ which sounds like a vintage reverb
  • New effect ‘Reverb Feedb’ which has a ringing sound
  • New effect ‘Delay Fat’ is a fat sounding delay
  • New effect ‘Delay Diffuse’ is a delay with a silky and diffuse sound
  • New effect ‘Delay Dual’ is a double delay with independend times for left and right
  • New effect ‘Tape Delay’ whith the sound of an analog tape with detuned Wow
  • New effect ‘Echo’ with fixed delay times in ms
  • New effect ‘Resonator’ with a ringing, oil-tank like sound
  • New effect ‘Reflections’ which results in many chaotic echoes
  • New effect ‘Chorus 2’ is an industry standard chorus
  • New effect ‘Hypersaw’ which sounds like many detuned oscillators
  • New effect ‘Phaser Feedb’ is a phaser with feedback
  • New effect ‘Phaser Stereo’ is a stereo phaser with feedback
  • New effect ‘Flanger Feedb’ is a flanger with feedback
  • New effect ‘Flanger Stereo’ is a stereo phaser with feedback
  • New effect ‘Vibrato’
  • New effect ‘Stereo vibrato’
  • New effect ‘Tremolo’
  • New effect ‘Autopan’ which pans the sound left and right
  • 134 new impulse responses in wav format
  • 32 bit wav file format support
  • Support for exotic wav file headers (Logic X)
  • Edit->’Init gate: Ramp up / down / up & down / down & up / random’ initializes varius shapes for the step sequencer 
  • Edit->’Create random patch’
  • Help->’Show version info’
  • Help->’Download updates’
  • Additional sound categories ‘Wobble’, ‘Pluck’, ‘Pad 2’ and ‘Sequence’

  • Better sound quality by adding a high-end resampling algorithm
  • Extended sonic range with more ‘low-end’
  • Completely reworked user interface
  • More linear frequency response, especially for high frequencies
  • Enhanced sound of the effects by adding oversampling
  • Enhanced Init patch settings
  • It’s much more easy to get good results when building own sounds
  • File, Edit & Help menus now pop up from beneath
  • Better compatibility with older hosts
  • Support for exotic mouse drivers
  • More soft parameter smoothing
  • Better workflow 
  • Higher quality waveform playback
  • New knobs with enhanced performance
  • Parameters are more easy to adjust
  • Slighly enhanced gui skin and colors
  • Legato is more easy to setup
  • Many other small enhancements for the user interface
  • 2x and 4x stereo unison is more easy to setup
  • Category is rotating for a more comfortable patch browsing
  • More precise coordinates for the layout 
  • Enhanced sound of ‘Delay’ effect by adding spline interpolation
  • Enhanced sound of ‘PingPong’ effect by adding spline interpolation
  • Enhanced sound of ‘Multitap’ effect by adding a lowcut filter
  • More smart mousewheel support
  • More chaotic behavour of the random lfo types in free mode
  • Enhanced performance
  • Higher quality waveform resampling
  • Extended range of synced LFO phase
  • Enhanced sound of unison
  • Clicking on ‘Next Bank’ now rotates to the first entry if the last one has been reached 
  • Updated and extended demo version
  • Reworked many existing factory sounds
  • Lower CPU on Mac
  • More robustness and stability


  • Matrix source ‘Env1’ has been renamed to ‘Aux Env1’
  • Gate’ has been renamed to ‘Step’
  • Moved some sounds to a different category
  • Off’ window function has been renamed to ‘Off/Square’


  • Workaround for buggy hosts, which forget noteOff commands. The Arp does not longer produce a hanging note 

The Public Beta is available here: Tone2 RayBlaster 2

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