Synapse Audio has introduced the X-Poly - a free upgrade to the Poly-850 for Windows and OS X.
According to the company, "The X-Poly is a VST / AU synthesizer plug-in, which started out as an emulation of a vintage synth, but went beyond that by adding many improvements and new features over the original."
- Full Stereo engine
- Panorama knob for both oscillators
- Dual Voice switch for thicker patches
- Enhanced interface
- Release stages are now semi-log (sounds better)
- Zero CPU usage when idle
- Feedback/Modulation controls added to Chorus module
- Maximum polyphony upgraded to 20 voices
- Noise generator is now stereo
- Value display for all knobs
- Additional presets added
- LFO Rate range extended
- Amplitude responds to velocity
- Multiple instances on multiple cores work now
- Visual Glitches in the option menu fixed
- Keyboard now responds when triggered via MIDI
Pricing and Availability
The X-Poly is available for free to all registered users. It retails for US $49.