POLY - Mini Expansion 1

The first collection of Expansion Program presets for POLY CRE8.

POLY
$29

POLY is the first instrument in a series of instruments that utilizes our simple and intuitive CRE8 Engine powered by Steinberg's FREE Halion Sonic SE platform.  

PRODUCT INFO

 

Intuitive and flexible with the focus on quick and easy worflow is the concept behind our CRE8 Engine.  POLY is a Modern Classic 3 oscillator synth with up to 8 de-tunable voices and also includes Sub and Noise Oscillators.  Presets have up to 2 Layers and you can load patches in up to 16 slots that can be used multi-timbrel or layered by assigning patches to the same midi channel. The main concept behind its design is to provide you with a "Main Page" that provides all the fuctionality you would reach for during composing or performing.  Of course there is an incredible amount of functionality and sound design capabilities contained in the additional pages we provide all with the same concept of being simple and intuitive. 

HALion Sonic SE 3 is available for free as a plug-in for any VST3, VST2, AU and AAX compatible host and as a stand-alone application for macOS and Windows.

The Details

The Main Page

The Main Page is all about having instant access to all the parameters that you will use most of the time with out the need to jump to other screens. 

The Upper left section includes Oscillator level and Pan. Mod Wheel parameter destination and amount. ADSR controls for both Amplitude and Filter. Cutoff, Filter Type, Resonance, Envelope Amount, Distortion Level and Distortion Type.  A Fixed Hi Pass and Lo Pass Filter.  Amplitude and Filter Velocity settings.

The Lower section provides two fixed LFO's.  One for Volume and one for Pan.  Each LFO automatically syncs to the tempo and has amount, note division, shape and phase controls.

The 3rd section in the upper right has a Main Volume, Level Meter, Tuning for Octave, Coarse and Fine, Aftertouch controls, Arpegiator enable and Octave Controls, Glide Controls, Mono/Poly Controls, and Unison Controls.

The Motion Page

The Modulation Page provides 2 LFO's, 2 Step Modulators, User Envelope, and Pitch Envelope.

LFO A and B are identical in functionality and located in the upper part of the page. Each LFO automatically syncs to tempo and has amount, note division, shape and phase controls.  Each also has a destination pull down menu that gives you many options like Cutoff, Resonance, Distortion, etc.

The lower part of the page is switchable via 3 buttons above.  These switch between the 2 Step Modulators, User Envelope and Pitch Envelope.  The 2 Step Modulators also have a destination menu with the same choices that are available for LFO A and B.

The FX Page

The FX Page provides you with 18 different insert effects to enable or disable.  The different effects are:

  • Compressor

  • Envelope Shaper

  • Vintage Compressor which is at the end of the signal chain before the reverb to act like a "Mastering Compressor".

  • Distortion module with 4 distorion effect types.

  • Guitar Amplifier modeling effect. Control over amp heads and cabinets as well as microphone postion.

  • Chorus

  • Phaser

  • Flanger

  • Ring Mod FX

  • Stereo Widener

  • Vintage Ensemble

  • Main Synth Filter with VCF section that has 24 filter shapes and five distortion modes.

  • 4 Band Fully Parametric EQ

  • Morph Filter with 2 filter shapes that can be controlled via the automatable XY controller right on the Morph Filter FX module.

  • 2 independant stereo Delays with 3 modes.

  • Efficient Algorithmic Reverb with many parameters to taylor its sound.

  • Convolution Reverb with many impulse choices.

The ARP Page

This is an advanced 32-step Arpeggiator with extensive programming and modulation features. The Arpeggiator offers many parameters for programming phrases and altering tempo, groove and swing. Three additional controller lanes are available for quick and easy step modulation for oscillator and filter parameters.

 

The phrases of the arpeggiator can be recorded internally and exported to the DAW via drag and drop to make them accessible as editable MIDI events.  Additionally you can store and trigger 8 different phrases on the fly in real time without ever losing sync.

The entire Arpeggiator settings can be locked to keep phrases even when browsing the available presets.

The XY Page

The XY Page is a simple layout with 2 XY controller boxes that are tied to the fixed Lo Pass and Hi Pass Filters that are found on the Main Page.  This is a very fun and creative way to automate these filters.

The Browser Page

Browse through the patch library with ease and find what you need quickly thanks to the detailed tagging system and large viewing window.

Videos

Over View

Patch Walk through

Demos

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