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Rayblaster employs a new synthesis technique called Impulse Modelling  Synthesis (IMS) which represents a radically different approach to

synthetic sound generation. Based on the latest  research in  psychoacoustics, Tone2 RayBlaster unveils a completely new & unique  world

of sounds and sound creation that is exclusive to Rayblaster and not possible with other synthesizers.


What is Impulse Modeling Synthesis?

Offering a new world of high quality sounds and limitless creative  potential for all styles of music, IMS goes well beyond traditional  forms of

synthesis. Conventional synthesizers employ what is known as subtractive  synthesis, in which the oscillator source is a looped waveform that

is filtered to create a sound. By contrast, RayBlaster utilizes an  entirely new and fresh approach to sound generation and creates its  distinctive

sound from many short bursts of energy, which combine to form a more  complex sound. In fact, this innovative approach to synthesis is very

close to what happens within the human inner ear.

Whether you're a professional producer, synthesizer enthusiast, or a  live performing musician, distinctive and high quality sounds are just a  key

press away with RayBlaster’s revolutionary IMS synthesis engine, its  psychoacoustic processing, and its carefully designed signal  processing.

RayBlaster provides a vast range of sounds that would be unimaginable  from other synthesizers and opens up completely new sonic possibilities

for you to work with. IMS is both powerful and flexible and allows free  manipulation of pitch, time and timbre in real-time. This enables you to

create complex compositions that don’t make the mix ‘muddy'. Especially  when played at lower frequencies, the sounds produced by IMS have

more detail and character than those produced by other synthesis  methods.  As a result, you get better sound quality on lower quality  playback

systems or within difficult acoustic environments.


RayBlaster ships with an inspiring library of over 500 outstanding  presets from some of the world's top sound designers. Many complex  sounds

such as arpeggiators, vocals or drumloops automatically synchronize to  the BPM. For fast & easy access to the specific sound you desire,  all

sounds are arranged into categories, making them easy to locate whether  for live performance or within a professional studio environment.


IMS has no need for a separate filter section because its  oscillators are capable of authentically reproducing the filter sound of  other synthesizers

by using one of the factory impulse presets or simply by importing one  of your own impulses. Not only is RayBlaster capable of modeling the  sound

of existing filters – it also makes it possible to create completely new  artificial 'fantasy' filters that are exclusive to RayBlaster. This  renders its filter

capabilities virtually unlimited.

Waveforms, Samples & Resynthesis

In addition to importing filter characteristics into RayBlaster's  oscillators, you can also import the waveform of any other synthesizer  into RayBlaster.

This gives you an unlimited number of possible waveshapes, all of which  are capable of being morphed in real-time. You can resynthesize short  samples

like a drumloop or a vocal phrase. RayBlaster also offers you many  possibilities to synchronize complex sounds to BPM as well as providing  the ability

to manipulate the pitch, timing and the timbre of all your sounds in real-time.


RayBlaster comes with a wide variety of effects that were developed  and fine-tuned to complement RayBlaster's Impulse Modeling Synthesis.

18 different stereo effects are included, all carefully crafted to offer  the highest quality possible: Reverbs, Delays, Chorus, Ensemble,  Phaser, Flanger,

Rotary, Compressor, Amp-Sim, Equalizer, Surround-Encode, Vocoder & TranceGate.

Main features

  • A revolutionary new method of synthesis
  • Provides access to completely new sonic territory
  • High-end sound quality
  • Create professional and distinctive sounds that are impossible to produce with any other synthesizer
  • Allows your music to stand out from the crowd!
  • Delivers professional sound quality that is never muddy and fits well into any mix
  • Sounds more appealing, fat and louder than conventional synths
  • Allows for independent control over pitch, timing and timbre
  • Filter import: Mimic filters of other synthesizers or create your own fantasy filters
  • Resynthesis allows easy import & manipulation of your own sounds
  • Huge sonic range and very flexible
  • Easy to use & fun to play
  • Over 500 ready-to-use sounds created by professional designers
  • Psychoacoustic processing
  • Expandability
  • Low CPU hit: use multiple instances without bringing your system to a halt
  • Fair price

Rayblaster is available now for €149 / $199 in the following formats:

PC: VSTi 32 bit, VSTi 64 bit, Standalone 32 bit, Standalone 64 bit

Mac: VSTi 32 bit, VSTi 64 bit, AU 32 bit, AU 64 bit Universal Binary for 32 bit Intel, 64 bit Intel and Power PC

For more information please visit the Rayblaster product page: http://www.tone2.com/html/rayblaster\_synthesizer\_vst\_au.html

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