Free Synth From Eventide, ‘Pendulate’, Unleashes Chaos

Eventide has released a new software synthesizer, Newfangled Audio’s Pendulate, that they describe as ‘a chaotic monosynth’.

Pendulate is based on the physics of a double pendulum. What initially looks like randomness, contains underlying patterns, interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, and self-organization.

When designing the Pendulate oscillator, great care was taken to bring out these underlying patterns. The result is an oscillator that can smoothly fade from a sine wave to total chaos, with an expanse of territory to explore in between.


  • Novel chaotic oscillator, based on the double pendulum
  • Wavefolder based on the one in the Buchla 259 Complex Waveform Generator, adding MIX and CUTOFF
  • Low Pass Gate based on the Buchla 292 adds controls for POLES and RESONANCE
  • Modulation UI allows modulation over every control from the main page, allowing up to 169 simultaneous modulation routings
  • MPE support allows expressive control from innovative new controllers
  • Envelope and LFO each have multiple outputs generated at once
  • Every mod output to every control means up to 221 modulation points in an intuitive single pane
  • The Double Pendulum, Wavefolder, and Low Pass Gate modules each have animations to show how each module responds to your input, and to modulation
  • Three unique color schemes to customize your look
  • 136 Presets including artist presets from Matt Lange and Matthew Wang

Video Overview:

Audio Demos:

Pendulate requires no iLok. For macOS 10.9+, Pendulate is compatible with AAX 64-bit, AU 64-bit and VST3 64-bit protocols. For Windows 8+, Pendulate is AAX 64-bit and VST3 64-bit compatible.

Pricing and Availability

Pendulate is available now as a free download. A valid email address is required.

6 thoughts on “Free Synth From Eventide, ‘Pendulate’, Unleashes Chaos

  1. Thank you guys so much to the team at Newfangled Audio. This looks like a very interesting synth and a real gift to us in the electronic music realm.

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