Tone2 Gladiator VSTi

Tone2 Gladiator VSTi 3.0

Synthesizer using the HCM synthesis technique
3.6  (8 votes)
3.0.0 (See all)
Professional-grade synthesizer containing over 1,000 sound, 37 files, and 40 filter types. The supported synthesis methods include phase distortion and modulation, pulse width modulation, frequency modulation and more.

Synthesized music has been popular since the 20th century, and nowadays is widely used in all music genres. This program allows you to create programmed sequences of synthesized music. It has a very comprehensive set of controls that allow you to create exactly the type of sound you need. For example, it has different filters, distortion, and effects, all of them fully customizable. It also includes several preset programs that you can use, as well as the possibility of creating random programs that you can modify to suit your taste.

The main disadvantage I found is that I couldn't hear any of the preset programs, nor those I created. The interface hasn't a Play button, or a menu that allows you to hear what you have set in the program. The user manual didn't help either, since it does not tell you how to play the sounds. Maybe you need to have a synthesizer connected to your computer, but also, this is not mentioned in the manual. Another disadvantage is the cost, which is not very affordable. Nevertheless, if you are a professional musician, it may be a wise investment.

The shareware version has limited capabilities, the main of which being the inability of saving your programs. If you want to get rid of these limitations, you will need to purchase a license.

Victor Hernandez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Very comprehensive set of controls that allow to manage even the tiniest variations

Cons

  • The learning curve may be steep for non-experts
  • A nag screen appears every now and then when using the shareware version
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