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Tone 2 Gladiator 2 Review
« on: April 13, 2013, 08:06:36 PM »

Tone 2 Gladiator Review




Gladiator 2:
I wanted to do a quick review of the synthesizer / plugin made by Tone 2 : Gladiator 2. This is one of my favorite synths and in almost every project I work on inside any DAW supporting VSTs. The preset sounds inside of Gladiator are amazing. There are not many natural sounding instruments, but a lot of synthesized type of sounds (makes sense from a synthesizer right?). Really rich Leads and exotic pads, crazy arpeggios and everything in between. There are over a thousand preset sounds and every one can be modified / changed, or you can create your own patches/presets and save them. Look at all the different settings that can be tweaked inside the editor:


Gladiator Features:
    • Very rich sounds
    • Unique sounds and instruments that cannot be reproduced in other synthesizers / plugins
    • An immensely large sonic range
    • Easy on your CPU, for the power of this synth it takes up very little resources.
    • Over 1000 Professional preset sounds, all easily modified via the "editor"
      Many synthesizers only support a handful of 'synthesis' methods. Gladiator 2 provides you with their own personal synthesis method "Harmonic Content Morphing Synthesis", along with pulse width modulation, frequency modulation, substractive, resynthesized instruments, vocoder sounds, oscillator sync, phase distortion, amplitude modulation, phase modulation, waveshaping, super-saw, additive syntehsis, as well as sample playback. Gladiator also provides up to 18 oscillators per voice.


      The effects inside of Gladiator are amazing. There are great filters, LFO control, equalizers, and hundreds of other variables to play with when creating or modifying sounds inside of Gladiator 2.

      Here's a video explaining the new type of synthesis unique to Gladiator:



       

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    Re: Tone 2 Gladiator 2 Review
    « Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 09:18:34 PM »
    Gladiator is awesome. I haven't tried any of Tone 2's other products, but Gladiator is my go to synth for certain types of tracks. Other synth plugins seem irrelevant compared to Gladiator 2 for synths and leads. There are a lot of plugins I prefer to use just because my style doesn't call for too much of these type of sounds (I prefer more realistic instruments or at least accurate emulation of real instruments), but when I do need a nice fat synth I pull out Gladiator.

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    Re: Tone 2 Gladiator 2 Review
    « Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 03:53:01 PM »
    I usually went to Sonivox in the past for high quality VSTs.  This one looks pretty nice though.  I'll have to check it out.

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    Re: Tone 2 Gladiator 2 Review
    « Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 07:53:26 PM »
    I usually went to Sonivox in the past for high quality VSTs.  This one looks pretty nice though.  I'll have to check it out.

    I don't think I've ever used any Sonivox products, are there any that you'd recommend?

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    Re: Tone 2 Gladiator 2 Review
    « Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 09:43:57 AM »
    Thanks for the review. I've been eyeing Tone 2 plugins like gladiator for a while now. I might pull the trigger soon and grab it. It's got some of the best sounds I've heard in plugin synths so far (watching youtube videos and stuff w/ ppl using Gladiator to make beats).
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    Re: Tone 2 Gladiator 2 Review
    « Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 11:10:56 PM »
    I can't believe how much money some of these plugins cost. Gladiator sounds amazing but I can't afford to buy plugins like that on top of all the other gear / necessities in the lab.

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    Re: Tone 2 Gladiator 2 Review
    « Reply #6 on: September 07, 2013, 09:36:19 PM »
    I can't believe how much money some of these plugins cost. Gladiator sounds amazing but I can't afford to buy plugins like that on top of all the other gear / necessities in the lab.

    The thing is a quality VST like this is a necessity. You invest in a soundbank of this magnitude and you'll be eating good for a long time...there was a point where for a year I was using Gladiator on almost every track. From the default sounds to the filtering/oscillator manipulation there are like thousands of sounds potentially.

    I've never been weary of an expensive VST because with filters and such these days you know you're going to get what you pay for.

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    Re: Tone 2 Gladiator 2 Review
    « Reply #7 on: September 13, 2013, 01:04:47 PM »
    I can't believe how much money some of these plugins cost. Gladiator sounds amazing but I can't afford to buy plugins like that on top of all the other gear / necessities in the lab.

    The thing is a quality VST like this is a necessity. You invest in a soundbank of this magnitude and you'll be eating good for a long time...there was a point where for a year I was using Gladiator on almost every track. From the default sounds to the filtering/oscillator manipulation there are like thousands of sounds potentially.

    I've never been weary of an expensive VST because with filters and such these days you know you're going to get what you pay for.
    can't agree more. It all starts w/ good sounds, and for a lot of us digital producers that don't have access to real musicians and instruments, it's essential to have a good arsenal of VST's and other plugins / sounds / samples / etc. Limiting your budget for sounds is limiting the quality of your productions.