polyKB v2.1.4 beta
by XILS-lab
(XILS-lab Website)
Owned by user Stacey

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Requires an eLicenser or iLok.Time Limited. Registration: €149.00

System Requirements:

VST/RTAS/AU host application.

Last Updated: 2014-01-31
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Software Description

polyKB is a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer based on two waveform morphing, alias-free oscillators and a self-oscillating 4-pole low-pass filter.

The oscillators make a large part of the sound of this synthesizer but the filter, recreating a standard analog chip of the '80s, with the help of a very complete modulation section, allow the polyKB to create "incredible and warm sounds, from gorgeous bass to slow evolving pads, through aggressive leads and thin crystal keyboards, without forgetting a wide range of special effects".

The modulation section of polyKB acts like a matrix with five dedicated sources (LFO, ADSR, VCO, NOISE, VELOCITY) and five dedicated destinations (VCO 1 and 2 pitch, VCO 1 and 2 waveform, VCF frequency). To increase the sound design possibilities, six menus have being added, two for the sources, four for the destination, with which a wide range of modules can be chosen (Velocity, sequencer outputs, LFO freq, Filter res, VCO levels, to name but a few).

polyKB also features a powerful polyphonic sequencer. The sequencer can record and play 8 voices independently as well as the pitch and the velocity. To control the sequence, a 2 to 128 steps clock system allows a wide range of rhythms and patterns. Of course the sequencer outputs can be assigned as a source of modulation.

polyKB offers:

  • Two aliasing-free morphing oscillators: from triangle to pulse, through saw.
  • One 4-poles, low-pass, self-oscillating filter.
  • Two envelope generators (ADSR).
  • Two MIDI-synced LFOs.
  • One MIDI-synced Sample and Hold.
  • One 128-steps polyphonic sequencer.
  • One arpeggiator.
  • Chorus and delay effects.
  • Mono/Unison/Poly playing mode with up to 16 voices of polyphony.
  • All parameters are MIDI controllable.

New in v2.1.4 Beta

  • AAX version mac and windows (32 & 64 bits)
  • MIDI cc : potential crash fixed
  • Sequencer preset issue fixed
  • popup issue fixed ( disappeared when the mouse wasn't over the control)

New in v1.0.1

  • Stuck Notes fixed.
  • Exceptional crashes when deleting presets : Fixed.
  • Export preset anomalies under certain circumstances : Fixed.
  • VCO2 & Noise Modulation not working properly when mod wheel was On : Fixed.
  • GUI opening causing active notes stop : Fixed.
  • Changing Polyphony could cause stuck notes : Fixed.
  • Hold Function : GUI now reflects the current settings.
  • Modulation Source 2 incorrect behaviour : Fixed.
  • Deleting Midi Controller assignation : Mode added ( Enter -1 or None ).
  • Envelope Keyboard tracking is now working properly.
  • White/Pink noise switch : Now working properly.
  • Noise level : Now working smoothly when several notes, or chords, are played simultaneously.
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