Newfangled Audio: Pendulate
A free chaotic synth plugin.
Newfangled Audio was started by Dan Gillespie after 15 years of writing DSP for Eventide. By combining traditional digital signal processing techniques with advances in the field of machine learning the company can now create the best sounding audio tools available.
When Newfangled Audio began to explore what a double-pendulum would sound like when translated to audio, a new oscillator concept was unearthed. A double-pendulum is a simple, but chaotic, mechanical system: its previously mapped events provide future outcomes that are difficult to predict. Initially it didn’t sound very musical, but after some tweaking it began to sound quite interesting.
This is what makes Newfangled Audio’s Pendulate refreshingly different. Pendulate is a chaotic mono-synth that uses these new calculations to create previously unheard sounds. Capable of generating biting basses, searing leads, and gritty textures, it can smoothly fade from a sine wave into total chaos, with an expanse of territory to explore in between.
- Novel chaotic oscillator based on the double-pendulum makes sounds you’ve never heard before, but will want to hear again
- Wavefolder based on the one in the Buchla 259 Complex Waveform Generator, adding MIX and CUTOFF
- Low Pass Gate based on the Buchla 292 adds controls for POLES and RESONANCE
- Innovative modulation UI allows modulation over every control from the main page, allowing up to 169 simultaneous modulation routings
- MPE support allows amazing control from innovative new controllers
- Envelope and LFO each have multiple outputs generated at once, like a modular synth should
- Modulation. Every mod output to every control means up to 221 modulation points in an intuitive single pane
- Animations. The Double-Pendulum, Wavefolder, and Low Pass Gate modules each have animations to show how each module responds to your input, and to modulation
- Three unique colour schemes to customise your look
- 136 Presets including artist presets from Matt Lange and Matthew Wang