Lush was designed as a pad synth for creating ambient or spacey atmospheres in any kind of music. Slow, evolving, interweaving soundscapes are its speciality. The modulation possibilities are virtually endless and are very easily accessible through the central matrix panel. This makes modular synthesis easier than it’s ever been. It can do bass and lead sounds as well if required. Lush has a truly unique sound.
Four oscillators, three with sine, saw, triangle pulse (pwm) white and pink noise waveforms each with an individual on/off switch and volume control. The 4th oscillator is a stereo sample player with 12 high quality built in stereo samples. The volume section contains a standard ASDR envelop and a main volume knob.
Dual two pole resonant filters with the ability to split a percentage of the output of individual oscillators to each filter. Oscillator 1 and 4 can even have the split modulated in the modulation matrix. There is a link button which means filter 2 follows filter 1 separated by the value of the offset knob. Each filter can be separately panned.
This section is the heart of Lush.
In the modulation matrix in the centre of row 2 the sources are down the left hand side and the destinations along the top. Both negative and positive values are possible, double click sets to zero.
Also on row 2 are a step input (midi gate) and a continuous graphical input which can both be synced with the clock of the sequencer in steps from 1 to 64.
In row 3 there are two syncable lfos with multiple waveforms, a random switch and a second ASDR envelope which can be assigned in the matrix.
The final row is the effects section with a synced stereo delay, stereo chorus and reverb.
All controls can be automated from midi and there is a midi learn facility to let the user set their own controller numbers. There are 84 presets to use as starting points and 48 blank user presets.. Cpu usage is low.