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Polyphylla is an additive synthesizer for Ableton Live and Max/MSP.
Polyphylla utilizes a unique approach to sound generation, which is normally hard to achieve with digital synthesizers. By employing mathematical models based on shapes and natural phenomena, it is easy to bring sounds to life and create many unique subtleties that change organically over time.
The interface is engaging and uncomplicated, thanks to its visual approach to sound manipulation. It allows users to draw a simple shape, whose structure control a huge set of parameters simultaneously. This innovative approach has multiple benefits: it transforms additive synthesis from being clumsy and laborious into a simple and fluid process, it's an excellent educational tool and it stimulates imagination.
Polyphylla excels at evocative ambiences, moving pads, rich textures and experimental noises – although it's also perfectly capable of generating rich basses and punchy leads. You can find more details about Polyphylla at Ableton's web store.