Tone2 - FireBird+ v1.5

Making Music

5.4.2007 FireBird+ released (v1.5, major update, inlcudes oscillator and filter expansion)

26 new multi-Oscillators including 6656 waveforms:
WV Pulse 25%, WV Pulse 12%, WV Comb 2, WV SawIO, WV Ohh, EL Squ Multi 2, EL Squ Flange, EL Alpha 3x, EL PWM Double, PD PeekSine, EL Flange 3, SO Ambie 3, SO Ambie 4, SO Electro 2, SO Beaum, BR Trumpet2, OR Ice EX, PE Drumpipe, VO Breakbeat, VO Melody, VO Sound is..., VO Maximum..., VO Virtual..., VO Sex Drugs..., VO Drumloop 3, VO Drumloop 4

16 new filters:
LP Analog2 ,LP Moog ,LP Elliptic ,HP Elliptic ,HP Analog ,BP Analog ,BR Analog ,EQ Peak 1 ,EQ Peak 2 ,EQ Block ,Vocals2 ,VOC A ,VOC U ,VOC E ,VOC I ,VOC O

3 new ARP rhythms

Additional Midi CCs supported:
2: Analog ,7: Main volume ,21: OSC1 tune ,22: OSC2 tune ,23: OSC1 fine ,24: OSC2 fine ,25: OSC1 volume,26: OSC2 volume ,28: Filter key follow ,71: Reso ,72: Reso ,74: Cutoff ,116: Drive ,91: Effect par1 ,92: Effect par,102: Filter env attack ,103: Filter env decay ,104: Filter env sustain ,105: Filter env release
,106: Filter env velocity ,107: Filter env send ,108: Volume env attack ,109: Volume env decay ,110: Volume env sustain ,111: Volume env release ,112: Volume env velocity ,113: Volume env pop ,114: LFO send

Further improvements:
- Lower CPU usage
- Reduced CPU spikes
- Updated english handbook
- Smoother sound on FAT4x
- Less memory needed (4MB)
- smaller dll file
- Windows Vista registry compatibility: HKEY_CURRENT_USER is used instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Midi CC 11 (expression pedal) changed to 115

- FireBird did not load if MSVCR71.dll was missing in Windows. This file is not longer necessary.
- Fixed a random crash which was caused by loopmode "???????".
- Cubase switched to bypass on heavy CPU load.
- Cantabile compatibility.
- Phrazor compatiblity.
- Sonar and others: FireBird did not produce sound if interface was closed.
- Renoise and other hosts: Stop/Play in host caused a CPU spike and audio dropouts.
- The first patch "welcome" was clicking.

Firebird is not just another synthesizer. It provides a powerful, unique, and innovative synthesis architecture for next-generation sounds never heard before.

300 build-in sounds present a full range of useful workhorse studio standards as well as very special Firebird sounds characterized by multi-layered subtle modulations which add new life and dynamics to the sounds.

Firebird can sound like many other virtual synthesizers but none of them can sound like Firebird can. Why?
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