Generating a new version
Eventide offshoot Newfangled Audio added a host of new features to their innovative synthesizer plugin range, Generate and Pendulate. After the release of the free Pendulate in September 2020, together with the full Generate plugin, the team behind the Eventide software already updated both to version 1.2.
With Newfangled Audio being true to their name, both plugins introduced what they called chaotic oscillators. Those oscillators are based on physical modelling, creating sound from the simulated movement of a double pendulum. Generate takes this concept to the next level, by introducing 5 physically modelling oscillator types.
The new features added in version 1.2 include:
- New oscillators (Generate only): 3 less chaotic oscillators were added, called Helix, Crescent and Magma, a welcome addition for less unpredictable and tame sounds
- Expanded modulation (Generate and Pendulate): Looping envelopes, bipolar LFOs, modulatable modulators (risking you getting stuck in modulating vortex), modulation of the master pitch for interesting pitch changes#
- Micro Tuning: integrating user scales so you can take pitch to a more tailored dimension
- New presets: Newfangled Audio threw in a bunch of new presets to show off the newly added features.