Eventide is taking chaos to the next level with Generate, a marquee polysynth developed by Newfangled Audio and distributed by Eventide. Generate combines all the features expected in synthesiser with “revolutionary chaotic oscillators to create beautifully complex pads, warm moving keys, jittery sequenced basses and out-of-control leads”. The manufacturer explains that what initially looks like randomness contains underlying patterns, interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals and self-organisation. Each of Generate’s five chaotic generators brings out these underlying patterns to create an oscillator that can reportedly fade from a sine wave to total chaos, with an expanse of territory to explore in between. The musical textures created include distortion, harmonics, grunge, static and noise – all of which can be predictably or unpredictably modulated.
Undulator is a tremolo from Eventide’s H3000 Harmonizer effects processor and is said to provide a unique rhythmic effect by combining ethereal feedback and detuned echoes which are fed through an AM/FM modulated tremolo. It can be used for manipulating samples or adding movement to strings, pads, guitars and keys. The plug-in transforms ordinary synths, keys, guitars and even vocals into evolving pads and can also be used for creating tempo-synched production elements, time-lapsed soundscapes and otherworldly and fluctuant delays. It is available for Mac, PC and iOS, and Eventide will be donating 100% of the proceeds of Undulator to the Equal Justice Initiative & NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.