We spoke to Ward from Lambda Synthetics about their new product, PolyPulse, which is a live performance workstation. It follows unconventional and algorithmic routes that offers five tracks, each with a polyrhythmic sequencer on one side digital synthesis on the other. Currently, the digital synth has FM and additive synthesis, and several forms of sampling, but more will be added in the future. The sequencer is based on polyrhythms, mixing time intervals which combine to create complex rhythms and melodies, while the touchpads on each track provide expression while on stage.
PolyPulse is currently in the production prototype stage, and there is still a lot of software to be done. It is expected to be released in Q3 or Q4 of this year. External integration can be achieved using clock signals for modular gear, and there are eight balanced outputs on the back. Poly Pulse has a sampling engine that can create new melodies using pitch-tracked bass samples, a drum synthesizer, and various synthesis engines that can have up to 20 tracks of polyphony depending on synthesis engine.
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