Developer Giorgio Sancristoforo – creator of unique software synths like Bento, Berna & Gleetchlab – has introduced Mille, a standalone drone synthesizer for MacOS, featuring 1000 oscillators, 200 filters and 200 LFOs.
Thanks to its architecture, Mille can create dense and evolving drones that sound huge. Mille is designed for stereo or quadraphonic surround sound, meaning 500 or 250 oscillators per channel, creating what Sancristoforo describes as a ‘giant immersive wall of sound’.
You can use the sections to create different drones that you activate and deactivate with the trigs/gates, making it possible to create a performance that can evolve over time. You can think of the sections as part of one giant drone, or you can think of them as independent drones that you can turn on and off at will. Using very slow envelopes (up to 2 minutes) lets you create smooth transition from one drone to another.
It also features an 8-track recorder. You can export single tracks, stereo or quadraphonic files, according to your needs.
Pricing and Availability
Mille is available now for c19.50€. A free demo version is also available.
Sancristoforo says “I STRONGLY suggest you try the software before buying it to see if your computer has the necessary processing power.” An M1 processor or greater is recommended.
Update: It’s now available for Windows, too.