The Poly-850 is a VSTi / DXi synthesizer plug-in, which started out as an emulation of a vintage synth, but went beyond that by adding a several improvements and new features over the original. Additionally, automation and a redesigned user interface with direct access to every parameter, make it much more user friendly and accessible, than the original unit. The concept of the Poly-850 is simple: 2 oscillators, one filter for all voices, 3 envelopes, a modulation generator and a chorus effect. What makes the Poly-850 special, is the unique sound of the oscillators, and the quality of the chorus effect. As a result, the Poly-850 is particularly great for warm backing sounds and atmospheric pad sounds, that fit nicely into the background of a mix. However you’ll find all kind of other useful sounds in the preset banks as well.
Features of the original Poly, also found in the Poly-850, include: ► 2 oscillators, with 4 overtones each ► 3 envelope generators, one for each osc and one for the filter ► Global 12dB Lowpass filter ► 6-stage envelopes ► A Modulation Generator, for oscillator pitch and filter ► Noise Generator ► Chorus effect
The Poly-850 also offer these additional features: ► Direct access to every parameter ► Full Automation / MIDI support ► Seamless overtone blend between saw and square ► Velocity sensitive (programmable) ► Adjustable polyphony, up to 16 voices