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NAMM 2019Kilohearts announces Phase Plant - Hybrid Synthesizer


Kilohearts has announced the forthcoming launch of Phase Plant, a flexible virtual instrument for Mac and PC that they say "takes the company's Snapins eco-system to new heights".

Phase Plant combines the power and flexibility of Snapin effects with an array of all-new signal generation and modulation devices – it's a hybrid modular system that gives you freedom to construct the synthesis- and/or sample-based instruments of your dreams.


Phase Plant's single-window interface is divided into Generators, Modulators and Effects panes, into which modules are loaded and layered as required. Generator modules include the Analog and Wavetable oscillators, a high-quality sampler and a noise generator, and are accompanied by multimode filter and distortion units. Audio-rate frequency, phase and ring modulation are brought into play between Generators, filters and distortion modules, opening up all sorts of extreme sound design possibilities.

The built-in Modulators comprise a powerful LFO with customisable waveform, an AHDSR envelope with onset delay, a Random/S+H generator, and various MIDI messages and multipliers. The per-voice and global Effects racks, meanwhile, let you integrate Kilohearts' colourful Snapins effects modules into Phase Plant's signal path. Six Snapins are included (Delay, Chorus, 3-Band EQ, Gain, Limiter and Stereo), another five (Compressor, Distortion, Filter, Phaser and Reverb) can be added with the optional kHs Toolbox Starter pack, and over 20 more are available individually or in a range of bundles. You don't have to own any Snapins beyond the included six to get started with Phase Plant, but the more you have, the more you can do with it.

Phase Plant is scheduled for release in Spring, priced $/€199 bundled with kHs Toolbox Starter, or $/€169 on its own. See and hear it in action in the teaser video above, and try it for yourself at the 2019 NAMM Show, where Kilohearts will also be giving press interviews and hands-on demonstrations. Mail info@kilohearts.com to schedule an appointment.



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