Drag & Drop modulation: Drag an envelope or lfo and drop it to a knob to modulate it
Right-click on a knob opens a menu where you can assign a massive amount of modulation sources
8 additional delay effects: Wide, Fat, Diffuse, Dual, Tape, Echo, Resonator, Reflections
10 additonal distortion effects: Saturate, Soft clip, Hard clip, Rectify, Bitcrush, Warp,
Waveshape, Ripple, Amp Sim, Multiband
Stereo sample support for FILE -> 'Quick import sample'
Support for 32 bit wav files
Support for wav files created by LogicX
Support for larger samples
Every layer now can play stacked chords. Select 'Stack' in the arpeggiator and choose a chord
Every layer now can solve chords , which is useful for subharmonics. Select 'Chord root' in the
New Midi learn algorithm: Right-click on a knob to assign a CC
Hovering the mouse over a knob shows the current parameter value and the modulation source
Modulation depth control on top left of a knob if a source is assigned
Sectors on knobs show the modulation amount
A red sector is shown when clipping of modulation occurs
7 new LFO shapes: 'Square %'
6 new LFO shapes: 'Stair'
Tooltips are shown when the mouse is hovered over a control
Undo/Redo function for sample editor
New mod matrix targets "PitchOct", which allow a seamless tuning of +-1 octave
FILE -> 'Quick save patch' overwrites the current fxp file with new settings
INIT -> 'Clean matrix' removes unused matrix slots
COPY -> 'Arpeggiator' copies all arp parameters of the current layer
COPY -> 'Step LFO' copies all Step LFO parameters of the current layer
PASTE -> 'Arpeggiator' pastes the arp parameters to the current layer
PASTE -> 'Step LFO' pastes the Step LFO parameters to the current layer
HELP -> 'Show version info'
HELP -> 'Download updates'
More available halftones for the arpeggiator
49 new patches (NewSoundsV2.5)
Drastically enhanced sound quality of frequencies over 10Khz
More linear frequency response
More punchy volume envelope
Enhanced sound of most reverb types
More inituitive parameter names for automation
.rnk files are stored within ElectraX_sounds now
patch rankings are written immideately on change
Slightly enhanced sound quality for very large samples
Enhanced sound of FM
Enhanced sound of Sync
Higher precision of high frequencies for Wavetable oscillator
Higher precision of high frequencies for Custom Wave osciallator
More linear frequency response for fractal oscillators
Optimized performance and sound of hypersaw oscillators
Enhanced sound of distortion
Enhanced sound of the filters on high cutoff and resonance levels
Enhanced sound of the effects
No more missing frequencies above 13 kHz
More smart algorithm for the microtuning
Rearranged FILE menu
More precise knobs
Slightly less RAM required
Enhanced some graphics
More high-end frequencies for 'dynamic loud' mode
More precise LFOs
Enhanced sound of the Multitap delay by adding a low cut filter
Enhanced sound of the PingPong delay by adding a low cut filter
Activation dialog is now also available in German
More intuitive handling of sample markers
Various small enhancements
Workaround for a bug in Orion, which caused a crash on scrolling through the automation parameters
The volume of the first 1ms of a song render could have been to low
Aliaser was detuned in 96kHz
Midi learn did not work on layer 2-4
Fixed a compatibility problem when knob circular mode was selected in some hosts
Fixed a bug in loudness, which did not sound right
Autotuning samples does not longer reset the halftone settings of the osc
Matrix source 'random' did not work in mono modes
Changes (just cosmetical):
Renamed "Bass boost" mode to "Analog boost"
Renamed "Reverb Band" to "Reverb Plate"
New Ultrasaw oscillators (PW controls detuning):
4 new oscs 'Hypersaw Vir 3x-9x' which can sound like a very popular hardware synthesizer
New osc 'Supersaw JP' which has been inspired by another famous synthesizer
New osc 'Supersaw clean' (same as above, but without disharmonic aliasing)
New osc 'Supernoise' with a lush and creamy sound
New osc 'Hypersquare 9x' with 9 detuned squarewaves
New osc 'Hypernoise 9x' with a lush and creamy sound
Vocoder Pro is a high-end vocoder with 20 bands. The design is an enhanced version of a legendary hardware Vocoder unit, which costs more than $5000.
Vocoder SVC has been inspired by another very famous and hard-to-get unit.
The effect parameters of all 4 insert effects can be modulated with the matrix. This can be used to create very unique sounds. Please note that not all possible routings make sense.
Additional matrix target 'FX Mix' controls the dry/wet level of the insert effect
Additional matrix targets 'FX Par1-4' control the effect parameters
The new sound mode 'scientific' turns Electra2 into a precise signal generator
The new sound mode 'LowCut 140Hz' cleans up the mix by removing low frequencies from Pads, Keys and Leads
The new sound mode 'HighCut analog' simulates the muffled sound of analog synths and cleans up the mix by removing high frequencies from bass sounds.
Additional patches which use the Supersaw OSCs: Electra 2.1 now ships with 1240 sounds
The Vocoder effect has been replaced by an enhanced one
Smart oversampling of the existing Ultrasaw osciallators
More linear frequency response
Replaced 'Reverb Hall' and 'Reverb Room' with better sounding algorithms
High frequencies of 'Delay' and 'PingPong' effect
Enhanced GUI & interface:
Mousewheel support for patch browser
Better performance when patch browser is open
Midi CC assignments are shown on top of the knobs
Midi learn is more intuitive to use (right click on a knob)
Menus are not longer closed automatically after 10 seconds
Display of the new Ultrasaw oscs shows spread
Switching synthesis mode does auto-set PW to a useful value
Reduced RAM use by 30%. This allows to load 4 additional instances in 32 bit mode.
Faster loading of patches.
Reduced CPU use on patch loading.
Fixed a problem with the LFO sync in song mode which could appear in some hosts
Fixed a rarely appearing crash after loading a patch and then selecting 'init'->'reset all'
Fixed a problem with saving the midi learn configuration when several instances were opened and closed at the same time
Fixed a possible GUI glitch after loading a patch
Fixed a possible crash which could happen with some very old hosts
Fixed a problem that could happen if tone was routed in the matrix
Background grid of step lfo was not displayed correctly
Fixed a bug in 'Loudness' where high frequencies were boosted in a slightly incorrect way
Dialog box was opened twice if a double click was used to load a wav to osc
Renamed 'Loudness' to 'Dynamic loud'
Renamed 'Bass boost' to 'Dynamic bass'
Renamed 'Analog' to 'Bass boost'
Renamed 'Psychoacoust.' to 'Loudness'
'Load patch to synth' allows to stack up to 4 patches for fat multitimbral sounds
'Copy' button now includes the option to create 4x stereo unison patch
The filter section has been extended with multiple unique Fractal Filters. These innovative, new filter types are exclusive and not available from any other company.
Analog modeled 'Moog' filter (Analog controls self oscillation and non-linearity)
Analog modeled State Variable Low-pass with 'Filter-FM' (analog controls FM amount)
Nonlinear 12dB Low-pass 'LP Shaped' filter
Native PC 64 Bit standalone version
20 additional patches
The oscillators now support drag&drop for wav and resynthesis import
Samples longer than 10 seconds can be loaded now
Loop/Single is automatically set on sample import
Octave/Semi is automatically detected from sample name (e.g. Piano_A-3.wav)
Last directory is remembered on wav load and fxp load/save
Mod Matrix destination 'Start' sets OSC start phase or sample start point
Mod Matrix destination 'Mix' crossblends between filter1 and filter2
Mod Matrix sources 'Midi CC', 'Breath', 'Foot', 'Expression', 'Hold'...
Mod Matrix source 'VoiceNr' returns a value which depends on the current voice number
Mod Matrix source 'NumKeys' counts the number of pressed keys for more dynamic expression
Mod Matrix source 'KeySat.' returns a saturated version of key follow
Mod Matrix source 'Impulse' returns a 1ms long impulse suitable for attack sounds
Mod Matrix: 12 additional analog 'Decay' envelopes as source
Improved graphics with 4 new skins
FM on/off, OSC on/off, Distortion type and Sync can also be changed during playback
Oscillators that are FM modulated by a deactivated source do no longer output noise
Many improvements in sample handling
Up/down controls now display an arrow and are more smooth to handle
Improved sound when using glide mode
ElectraX is more robust against broken Midi data which is sent by hosts
Improved CPU compatibility
Waiting icon is now displayed during patch load
'Analog' psychoacoustic mode has been improved
Trancegate is now only available as Insert Effect
Fixed a crash which could happen if patches were loaded during playback
Fixed a possible problem with could result in hanging notes
Fixed a rarely appearing problem where the plugin did not output sound
Fixed a rarely appearing GUI freeze
Fixed a click in sample playback
Fixed a possible glitch in the filters