Eventide courts chaos with Newfangled Audio Generate Polysynth

Generate is a marquee polysynth developed by Newfangled Audio and distributed by Eventide. In addition to common synthesizer features, it adds revolutionary chaotic oscillators, which promise ‘beautifully complex pads, warm moving keys, jittery sequenced basses, out-of-control leads, and oh-my-God textures.’

Each of Generate’s five chaotic generators bring out the underlying patterns in interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity and fractals to create an oscillator that can smoothly fade from a sine wave to total chaos, we’re told. The musical textures include distortion, harmonics, grunge, static, and noise, all of which can be predictably or unpredictably modulated.

Generate’s chaotic generators are routed through a Buchla 259 Complex Waveform Generator wavefolder, or novel Animated or Fractal wavefolders, for unique overtones. The signal chain includes a low pass gate inspired by the ideas of legendary synthesizer designer Don Buchla with added controls for Poles and Resonance. These modules combine to give Generate a versatile and musical voice with its own unique flavor, says the maker.

With up to 493 simultaneous modulation routings from its main page, the modulation user interface allows users to patch any combination of sources to any destination. All modulation sources have multiple outputs generated at once, and every mod output being tied to every control delivers up to 493 modulation routes in an intuitive single pane. 

The Generate radical chaotic oscillator has five types: Double Pendulum, Vortex, Pulsar, Discharge, and Turbine. Generate’s voice is followed by EQ, Chorus, Delay, Reverb, and Limiter effects. Over 450 Presets provide a launch point for creative experimentation, while three unique color schemes let users customize Generate’s look.

Newfangled Audio’s Generate requires an iLok account, but no dongle is necessary. For macOS 10.9+, Pendulate is compatible with 64-bit AAX, AU, VST2 and VST3 protocols. For Windows 8.1+, Generate is 64-bit AAX, VST2 and VST3 compatible. 

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