Image Line Toxic Biohazard Details
Toxic Biohazard is the 4th
generation in the line of Toxic synthesizers. Toxic Biohazard distills
the best features from the previous 3 versions to deliver our most
concentrated Toxic ever. Beware! Toxic Biohazard features a hybrid
synthesis engine, combining the best of FM and Subtractive synthesis.
With the addition of a warm, analog-modelled filter and set of built-in
effects, the Toxic concept remains one of convenience, simplicity, and
superb sound quality.
The FM technology
One of the
‘warmest’, crisp, and clear Frequency Modulation engines in the world,
owes its sound to the precise calculation of the digital signal. Due to
high-resolution DSP processing, it produces sound with an extremely low
noise threshold; something that most FM engines cannot offer. The Toxic
Biohazard sound was built from the ground up, via our own unique
mathematical calculations and analog-modelling techniques.
alias-free, and well tuned for all sampling rates, they produce a rich,
"fat" sound all across the spectrum. Due to the high quality of the
anti-aliasing process, users will not encounter the shredding noise on
high frequencies that has plagued FM synthesis in the past. Furthermore,
the oscillators are calculated at extremely high speeds, keeping your
CPU usage to a minimum. Toxic’s low CPU consumption affords the user
plenty of room for external processing and running multiple instances.
The oscillators also come equipped with Maxx Claster’s own powerful
spectrum analysis technology. This allows the user to create his or her
own waveforms, via the simple process of loading a WAV or AIFF format
sound file. All of these features make the oscillators very flexible,
and allow for the use of both synthetic and acoustic waveforms within
Toxic. Each oscillator also comes with 32 built in ‘classic’ waveforms,
each shown to be the most useful in FM synthesis.
to assure high quality and flexibility is built into the synthesizer
its self, Toxic Biohazard aims to reduce the need for external
processing altogether! The effect modules are designed to give the user
access to several types of effects, from aggressive, tube-like
distortion, to warm stereo delay, reverb, flanger, and phaser effects.
With our own pro-quality tape delay emulation, based on non-fixed delay
buffer sizes, instead of the usual methods incorporated within digital
delays, our delay lines give you warm sound, with “true” feedback and
modulation. Lastly, the signal chain features an analog-modelled,
parametric equalizer to further shape your sound. The EQ provides access
to crisp, clear high-end definition, creamy mid ranges and
earth-shaking low-end frequencies. The Toxic Biohazard effect modules
expands its palette of sound to include everything from dark,
atmospheric textures to razor sharp leads, fit to slice easily through
Maxx Claster's own analog-modelled,
multimode filter is reminiscent of a certain silver box of old.
Garnishing a warm, resonant Low-Pass mode, a smooth Band-Pass setting,
and a creamy High-Pass mode, Toxic Biohazard gives a wealth of control
over tone. The filter is further enhanced by modulation via a dedicated
envelope generator and low frequency oscillator, as well as responding
to velocity information and keyboard tracking. These features allow for
extreme sound shaping, as well as subtle nuances attributed to dynamic
Powerful, yet simple, the
sequencer offers a total of 64 steps, which can be divided into two
independent, 32 step modules to allow double-polyphonic patterns. Using
our own "Smart Sequencer" technology, when a chord is played, the module
defines that chord, and tunes the pattern accordingly. The sequencer
also allows for pure playback of the programmed sequence from single
notes. Simply holding one chord can virtually create an arrangement for
Image Line Toxic Biohazard Requirements
- Windows 7, Vista, XP (SP2) - (32 & 64 Bit)
- 2Ghz AMD or Intel Pentium 3 compatible CPU with full SSE1 support
- 512Mb RAM.
- 30Mb free disc space.
- DirectSound or ASIO compatible soundcard.
- OSX v10.4 (Universal Binary)
- G4 1.5 GHz or Intel Core Duo family.
- 512Mb RAM.
- 30Mb free disc space.
- CoreAudio drivers.