Pallas is a sub-€50, semi-modular, analogue modelling synth for Ableton Live

Max for Cats has released a new Max for Live device called Pallas, an eight-voice polyphonic, semi-modular, analogue modelling synth.

Powered by three oscillators, Pallas also features a pair of multimode resonant filters, two LFOs, a ring modulator, and six audio effects (delay, distortion, reverb, wavefold, frequency shift and chorus). In addition, the synth includes an eight-step sequencer that can be used as a signal modulator.

Taking its cues from the previously released Bengal, Pallas also utilises the virtual patch panel, enabling users to create any number of custom signal and modulation chains.

Pallas is available now for €49 and requires Live 9 and Max for Live. It can be purchased on the Ableton website.

Pack features 

  • Eight-Voice polyphony
  • Three oscillators (two with mixable waveforms and one wavetable oscillator)
  • Two multimode resonant filters
  • Two flexible LFOs
  • Eight-Step sequencer
  • Virtual patch panel
  • Visual control panel
  • Six native audio effects (including delay, distortion, reverb, wavefold, frequency shift, and chorus)
  • Eight Push-ready macros with free patching functionality
  • Web-Based remote control

Simon Arblaster
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I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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