Eventide Takes Chaos to the Next Level with Newfangled Audio Generate Polysynth

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020
  • Time to read: 4 min.

Eventide new Polysynth Generate

Take 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 a first-class synthesizer with revolutionary chaotic oscillators to create beautifully complex pads, warm moving keys, jittery sequenced basses, out-of-control leads, and “oh my God” textures.

Generate is a novel synthesizer based on a chaotic generator (essentially an oscillator). The chaos adds a complex, and at times unpredictable, character to the synthesizer, allowing it to make sounds I’m sure you’ve never heard before, but which you’ll want to hear again. There are 5 flavors of the chaotic generator, which are run through a wavefolder section, and followed by a low pass gate. Every parameter in these sections can be modulated by two envelope generators, two LFOs, a sample and hold module, and a step sequencer. This synth architecture is available in 1, 4, or 8 voices, which are also routable through eq, limiter, chorus, delay, and reverb effects.

With Generate, what initially looks like randomness contains underlying patterns, interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, and self- organization. Each of Generate’s five chaotic generators brings out these underlying patterns to create an oscillator that can smoothly 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.

Generate’s chaotic generators are routed through a Buchla 259 Complex Waveform Generator wavefolder, or novel Animated or Fractal wavefolders, each adding unique overtones. The signal chain includes a low pass gate inspired by the ideas of legendary synthesizer designer Don Buchla with added controls for POLES and RESONANCE. These modules combine to give Generate a versatile and musical voice with its own unique flavor.

Every parameter in Generate’s voice can be modulated by a combination of two Envelope Generators, two LFOs, a Sample and Hold/Random generator, an 8-step Sequencer, and MIDI and MPE sources, the latter allowing amazing control from expressive controllers. With up to 493 simultaneous modulation routings from its main page, the innovative modulation user interface allows users to easily and quickly patch any combination of sources to any destination, creating sounds that move, and which move listeners. All modulation sources have multiple outputs generated at once, as a modular synth should, and every mod output being tied to every control delivers up to 493 modulation routes in an intuitive single pane. The Double Pendulum, Wavefolder, and Low Pass Gate modules each have animations to show how each module responds to input, and to modulation.

Unleash Chaos

Take Chaos to the next level with Generate. Developed by Newfangled Audio, Generate is a marquee polysynth combining several revolutionary chaotic oscillators with all the features you’d expect in a first-class synthesizer. Create beautifully complex pads, warm moving keys, jittery sequenced basses, out-of-control leads, and ‘oh my God’ textures.


  • Novel chaotic oscillator has 5 types: Double Pendulum, Vortex, Pulsar, Discharge, and Turbine
  • Wavefolders based on the Buchla 259 Complex Waveform Generator, Fractals, and a special Animated Equation
  • Low Pass Gate based on the Buchla 292 adds controls for POLES and RESONANCE
  • Modulate all controls with MIDI/MPE, two Envelopes, two LFOs, Sample and Hold/Random, and a Step Sequencer
  • Innovative modulation UI allows modulation over every control from the main page, allowing up to 493 modulation routings in a single pane
  • Innovative EQ, Chorus, Delay, Reverb, and Limiter effects to turn the sounds into magic
  • MPE support allows amazing control from expressive controllers
  • All mod sources have multiple outputs generated at once, like a modular synth should
  • 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
  • Color Schemes! Don’t like the look of it, change it
  • Over 450 Presets, including many renowned artists

Over 450 Presets Including Artists:

Chris Tabron (Beyoncé, The Strokes, Die Antwoord)
Count (Radiohead, Tycho, DJ Shadow, Zoe Keating)
Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Chris and Cosey)
Matt Lange (deadmau5, BT, Mau5trap, Ajunabeats)
Adam Schatz (Landlady)
Anthony Baldino (Interstellar, Ex-Machina, Avengers: Infinity War)
Laurie Spiegel (Composer, The Hunger Games, has music in space!)
Jacob Shea (Planet Earth, Inception, Battleship)
Matthew Simms (Wire, It Hugs Back)
Sebastian Arocha Morton (ROCASound, Iron Man 2)
Jacob Bergson (Nerve, Rubblebucket, taut)
Matthew Wang (Zooey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Centigrade)
So Wylie (Gimlet, Mogul, The Habitat)
Kasson Crooker (Symbion Project, FreQuency, Amplitude)

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Eventide Takes Chaos to the Next Level with Newfangled Audio Generate Polysynth 2

The Generate radical chaotic oscillator has five types: Double Pendulum, Vortex, Pulsar, Discharge, and Turbine. Generate’s voice is followed by unparalleled EQ, Chorus, Delay, Reverb, and Limiter effects, all combining to launch chaotic sounds into outer space or right into listener’s faces. Over 450 Presets, including sounds developed by renowned artists, provide a launch point for creative experimentation while three unique color schemes let users customize Generate’s look.

Newfangled Audio’s Generate requires an iLok account, but no dongle is necessary. For macOS 10.9+, Pendulate is compatible with 64-bit AAX, AU, VST2 and VST3 protocols. For Windows 8.1+, Generate is 64-bit AAX, VST2 and VST3 compatible. Generate is available immediately at an introductory price of $99 (regular price $149). Crossgrade pricing for owners of the Elevate Bundle is $69 and $79 for owners of other Newfangled Plugins.

Pricing and Availability

Generate is available now.

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