K-Devices has introduced Terra – a polyphonic Max For Live synth, incorporating frequency modulation, phase distortion, ring modulation and wave shaping.
Terra’s three wavetable oscillators can be switched between four analogue-style wave shapes – Sine, Triangle, Saw and Square – and the spiky Pulsar wave, then mangled, morphed and amplified using the Phase Distortion, Bend and Boost dials.
Oscillator 2 features phase modulation and can use Oscillators 1 and/or 3 as frequency modulation sources (with linear or exponential output), while Oscillators 2 and 3 can sync to Oscillator 1 with optional ring modulation. All three oscillators have their own independent amp envelopes, too, enabling a level of dynamic intricacy rarely found in other synths.
In Polyphonic mode, Terra delivers up to eight simultaneous chordal voices; in monophonic Unison mode, eight stacked voices are individually leveled and detuned – manually or by randomization – for thick supersaws like you haven’t heard before, and other weighty tones.
The summed signal from the oscillators feeds into a bank of three multi-effects modules, each housing 13 diverse FX algorithms – filters, distortion, delays, reverb and more. Every control within Terra, including all FX parameters, is assignable as a destination for the synth’s four color-coded modulators. Each modulator can target two parameters at once with one of four bipolar-depth mod sources: morphing LFO (with swing), step sequencer (with adjustable step slopes and interpolation, and randomization) and two velocity-sensitive envelopes (ADSR and DAHR).
Here’s the official intro video:
Here are the official audio demos:
Terra is available now, with an introductory price of US $52 (normally $69).