XILS-Lab brings the Moog Polymoog to your DAW with the PolyM synth

XILS-lab is making quite the name for itself as a high-quality emulator of classic hardware, and the company has now released a new plugin synth that takes its inspiration from Moog’s Polymoog: the PolyM.

Released in the mid-’70s, it’s not one of Moog’s best-known instruments, but was great for mournful leads and eerie string pads, and found favour with the likes of Gary Numan, who utilised the classic Vox Humana patch.

XILS-Lab’s version, which has been in development for two years, features TOD (Top Octave Divider) oscillators, which are slightly detuned (creating a phasing effect) and accompanied by an envelope generator. There’s also a 24db self-oscillating filter, which is driven by the keyboard and enables you to create huge basses and leads, so we’re told.

Other features include an acoustic filter bank, a resonator bank, delay, phaser and reverb effects and plenty of modulation possibilities.

The PolyM is available now as a VST/AU/AAX plugin, and can currently be had for the introductory price of €99. This will rise to €149 at the start of September.

Find out more and download a demo on the XILS-Lab website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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