It’s okay – you can say it. “That’s a real LOOKER!”There you go. Insane French C++ scientist, Xavier Oudin decided to go nadgers to the wall on the new Xils-Lab PolyM – a whimsical and beautifully rendered reconstruction of the essence of a little known 70’s synth, called the Poly Moog. We could go on about how they’ve added polyphonic Pulse Width Modulation to the Top Octave Divider Oscillators – the phase coherence of which can be locked together or allowed free reign – but we won’t.
Suffice to say, the PolyM is quite, quite charming and features all the requisite emulations – from the chips (Mixer, VCA, envelope and filter), to the zero-delay ladder filter algo and dedicated acoustic filters closely modeled on the original to the vintage effects and not-so-traditional bank of nine modulation slots and three, tempo syncable LFO’s. The PolyM is said to currently be in Release Candidate phase with release date unknown. It will ship with some 200 presets which will no doubt inspire the 70’s synth-pimp in all of us.
PolyM will be available as both 32 and 64 bit
Mac OSX 10.7 and later : VST, Audio Unit, AAX (32&64 bits, native)
Windows XP, Vista and 7,8,10 ; VST, RTAS (Protools 7.0 and later), AAX (32&64 bits, native)
Watch this space for more details