Polyphylla: deep additive synthesis made easy
If you've ever fired up an additive synth, intrigued by its promises of crazy, radical, decidedly-not-analogue tones, only to abandon it moments later, befuddled by its mind-boggling complexity and overly technical documentation, Mellisonic Polyphylla is the Max for Live instrument for you.
While most other additive synths are edited and tweaked via the operation of hundreds of parameters, Polyphylla enables manipulation of its 120 partials using just 50-odd controls and an intuitive modulation system. Setting up the oscillator and noise sources is a straightforward process, while the Motif Editor and Motion Effects open up endless sound animation possibilities, and the Spectrum and Motion Views let you see them happening in real time.
So, if you’ve not yet opened the door to the vast world of additive synthesis, now’s the time, as Polyphylla makes it a friendly, musically rewarding place to be.
Learn more about Polyphylla by Mellisonic