Beyond the Pleasure Principal Version 1. We hope you'll enjoy reading what you find here and visit this site on a regular basis. Let it flow The basic configuration of the PolyM is that the Oscillator output passes through the Mixer then the Filters. Always with customised added value for musicians. If you use the Lock setting instead of Free with the square waveform on the second oscillator and the saw waveform on the other, it will then use Phase modulation. This had its limitations as far as synthesiser design goes and the Polymoog only had 9 presets — strings, piano, organ, harpsichord, funk, clav, vibes, and brass, and one where you could create your own sound.
In short — it was a revolutionary instrument but nowhere as flexible or programmable as a dedicated synthesiser. Top Octave Divider Oscillators: A technology first invented for organ synthesisers then adapted in more versatile synthesisers back in the 70's. The keyboard was also velocity-sensitive. Hopefully by the time this review is published, PolyM will have a few more options in that department. Apparently, the PolyM will offer additional filter banks, modulation, effects and presets. We are musicians ourselves and share your passion for making it.
Polyphonic reduction The PolyM, like the Polymoog, is fully 71-note polyphonic. One feature I always like to have is the ability to modulate the effects, and as luck has it, PolyM has that capability built-in. More : With this unit, feeding a monophonic zero-delay 24db self-oscillating filter, retriggered by keyboard strokes, gives you the possibility to play huge sounds in a way no other synthesiser can PolyPedal behaviour emulated. From here you can assign just about any modulation source to any destination. Resonate Finally, there is the Resonators filter bank which essentially contains three parametric filters.
The Gain controls let you mix the levels of the different sections of the synth. A gritty Moog designed 24db Ladder Filter. They can be applied to either side of a split keyboard or to all of it, or switched off entirely. This monophonic self-oscillating filter has Cutoff, Emphasis resonance , and Keyboard follow controls. When first experimenting with the PolyM, if you simply select All for each one, you can click through all the presets one by one. The envelope can be used to modulate the filter and set to low pass, high pass or band pass. As a company, we have a single objective: making you, our customer, happy.
The Legacy envelope setting is an emulation of the way the original envelope generator worked in the hardware synth. That original hardware synth is great if you can find it, but is also expensive. Basically if you pick a monophonic source, you can modulate either a monophonic or polyphonic destination. This also affects the price - to our customers' benefit, of course. The controls then let you mash the sounds apart in new and interesting ways. Alongside a distinctive envelope generator, this represents the musical heart and soul of PolyM, pushing that revolutionary polysynth sound kicking and screaming into the future! Each of these choices is selected with the push of a button in the Keyboard Waveshape section. The knob within the ring only lets you adjust the tuning of the oscillator with a sawtooth selected.
They can be set to low, high or band pass, with roll offs at 6db or 12db. In the middle of this row of controls are the preset buttons with choices of Strings, Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Funk, Clavi, Vibes, Brass and Vox. For instance, you can set it so the 24dB mono filter is on the Lower, and the 12dB poly filter is on the Upper. The outer ring controls the fine tuning for both oscillators. The purpose of beta testing is to find out how it works in the hands of the end users, and see if they find any bugs along the way. Back in the mid-1970s, a new Moog synthesizer was introduced to the world.
Advanced Settings The Advanced settings panel is where you can set up targets for modulation and adjust the effects that are included with PolyM. . Thanks to its welcomed 1. D Oscillators 'Pleasure Principle' Unique features, unique sound : A few factors determined the iconic sound of the PolyM glorious ancestor : Two T. The Lower section is whatever keys are to the left of the split, and everything to the right is the Upper. Maybe if they were tad bit brighter it would be easier to notice them there.
As anyone who has used this function in other soft instruments will know, being able to twiddle a knob or move a slider to adjust a parameter gives a bit of a hardware feel to using a soft synth. The Delay effect is very basic, but it gets the job done. And, finally, a character full Resonator Bank. The PolyM faithfully emulates it while adding a multitude of additional features but the overall range of sounds is limited by its oscillators and sonic architecture. Now we get to one of my favorite parts of the synth, and that is the Resonators section. Using divide-down technology offers a particular sound for Chords, Strings and Pads you won't find in any other synthesiser.