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November 9, 2014

Poly-Ana and L'il Poly-Ana 1.20 BETA 5 are released!

LAST CHANCE to get in on the HALF PRICE Buy-It-In-Beta Offer! Poly-Ana, is currently a mere $89.98 USD, and L'il Poly-Ana is $47.98 USD. This will most likely be the last update in this Beta series, and we'll be returning to regular pricing on the next update, coming any day now. (We'll promise not before one week from today.)

BETA 5 brings L'il Poly-Ana, the preset-player, "Lite" version of Poly-Ana to the 1.20 BETA, adding OSX x64 VST and AU compatibility and changing over to our new, more convenient, one-time key-file based authentication system. (Existing Poly-Ana and L'il Poly-Ana licensees, just contact us and we'll send your new key-file right out.)

November 5, 2014

Poly-Ana user, Vim Cortez, has a new EP out and we can't recommend it enough! Vim tells us that "almost all" of the synths on the EP are Poly-Ana! That blew us away because when we first heard it, we assumed they were real, hardware analogs. (Yes, the Admiral managed to fool himself!) Check out the great new video for the Candy Man single, which is also FREELY DOWNLOADABLE for a short time from here...

Vim Cortez is Vim on lead vocals and guitars, Swanny on drums and vocals, and The Pepz on synths, bass and vocals. Their unhealthy love for 80s synth funk and pop got a black eye from the darker 90s and noughties: the result of this rough encounter they like to call Future Soul.

Vim Cortez can be found on Facebook at and at

October 5, 2014

Poly-Ana 1.20 BETA 4 is released.
Act soon if you want to take advantage of our half price Buy-it-in-Beta offer.

September 30, 2014

Poly-Ana 1.20 BETA 3 is released.

September 16, 2014

SCAMP 1.31 is released!
The filter effect that started it all has been updated and is now available on OSX x64 and 32 bit VST and AU platforms, as well as Windows VST x64 and 32 bit. And we've changed our authorization system to one-time key-files, so you'll never need to ask us for new keys when you upgrade machines again! As well, we've implemented a new Upgrade Protection Policy. When licensing any of our products, your purchase is always good for the current major version number and the next major version number as well! Now it's always the right time to buy!

August 25, 2014

Poly-Ana 1.20 BETA 2 is out!
Now including the effect version, Poly-AnaFX and many other fixes and new features. Act soon if you want to take advantage of our half price Buy-it-in-Beta offer!

July 16, 2014


We've finally got OSX 64 bit support in both Poly-Ana and SCAMP, as well as a new, key-file based copy protection system (so customers won't have to ask us for new or additional keys anymore). As so much has changed in these products in order to support the new platforms, we've put both BACK TO BETA to make sure they get well tested. As we always do, during the BETA period our products are on sale for HALF PRICE! Our flagship "virtual analog" synth plug-in, Poly-Ana, is currently a mere $89.98 USD, her preset player little sister, L'il Poly-Ana is $47.98 USD. Regular prices will resume after the 1.20 BETA period, but we don't know how long the BETAs will run for, so you'll want to try these products as soon as you can so you don't miss your chance at these rare deals.

Along with the new, one-time, key-file authorization system, we've also implemented a new Upgrade Protection Policy. When you purchase a license for one of our products, that license will always cover you not only for updates within the current major version number, but for all updates in the next major version number as well! No more wondering if you should wait for the next major update, now is always the right time to buy!

Expect further new updates soon and often during BETA. Along with any bug fixes, we have even more new features for both products that are still to come that we'll be deploying in the BETA updates over the coming weeks. Keep watching this space (or subscribe to updates on KVR at for news and updates.


January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!

December 7, 2012

Our congratulations to Orbeatz for winning the Vim Cortez Remix Contest, of his new track, Riviera Coastline, a great song evoking romantic '80s synth-pop, and featuring a lot of Poly-Ana sounds.

February 29, 2012

We're very close to releasing updates for all of our products, some big news will be coming soon. But in the meantime, we've got some exciting new Poly-Ana patches to share with you in the Poly-Ana Patch Exchange. APZX has contributed 32 new Poly-Ana patches in a bank, here. There's lots more patches, always free, in the Patch Exchange. Check it out! And check out APZX on SoundCloud too! Is that Poly-Ana doing trance? Who knew?!?

July 7, 2011

Poly-Ana power user Synth-Project has built a custom hardware controller for his Poly-Ana! We couldn't be more impressed!

March 20, 2011

Poly-Ana 1.191 is released. A minor maintenance update to fix a crash when changing programs while the editor is closed.

Poly-Ana is the Computer Music magazine Performance Award winner, July 2007 issue. Review verdict: 9/10

Dec 29, 2010

Check out the new Poly-Ana demo video by Mistheria!

"I enjoy working with Poly-Ana... The sound is impressive, I've total control over any parameters... and can make my sound aggressive or mellow... The massively analog approach is the strong point of this stunning instrument!" - Mistheria

Mistheria also contributes two new Poly-Ana demo songs, here. We think these are amazing!

July 8, 2010

Poly-Ana and L'il Poly-Ana have had yet another update to version 1.19. This is actually Poly-Ana's 15th update since version 1.0 was released in April, 2007! We just released the 1.18 update a month ago, but when we have improvements and bug fixes we don't hold them back, we get them out to our customers ASAP!

We've fixed a small but annoying interface bug that caused a slight jump in the knobs with detents when they were first clicked on. This happened in either relative-circular or linear knob modes (circular mode didn't have this problem). And we've added two new features. Some users with MIDI controllers that produce relatively sparse control streams were reporting "zipper noise" when using the mod wheel, so we've added smoothing to the mod wheel input to fix that. And OSX users can now easily change background files without having to edit the .vst and .component package contents. To change backgrounds just drop your favorite Poly-AnaBG.png file into /Library/Application Support/Admiral Quality/ on your Mac's system drive. (Windows users still place the background PNG in the same folder the Poly-Ana.dll is installed in.)

These frequent updates mean Poly-Ana remains one of the most thoroughly tested, rock-solid stable, well maintained and constantly improved products of its type. Even 3+ years into its lifecycle we continue to support our customer's needs and feature requests, as well as adding new platform and interface support. See the changes list for the full history of this robust product that just keeps getting better.

May 25, 2010

Poly-Ana and L'il Poly-Ana version 1.18 are out, fixes a few bugs and switches to the Symbiosis VST to AU wrapper on OSX. (Note to Mac users with projects built around version 1.17. 1.18's .component files won't work with your pre-existing projects. To make old projects work, install only the .vst files and leave your old version 1.17 .component files in place.)

May 8, 2010

Congratulations to Kelvyn Hallifax for winning Vim Cortez's contest with his awesome remix of Just One Ping. Kelvyn wins a full license of Poly-Ana, our flagship virtual analog softsynth product.

In other news, we're back to work on ADT and hope to have it out in Beta very soon. And you can stay up to date with Admiral Quality news on our new Facebook and Twitter pages.

February 24, 2010

Check out this fantastic new synthfunk tune, Just One Ping, by Vim Cortez from his SynthFunkatero album. It's chock full of juicy, wet and funky Poly-Ana goodness!

February 18, 2010

Version 1.17 of Poly-Ana and L'il Poly-Ana is released, now with Audio Units support on OSX! (Note that you must install both the VST and AU for the AU version to work correctly.)

December 28, 2009

And check out this new L'il Poly-Ana review and demo video by Phatso Brown:

Synth Odyssey Part 5-A Little Poly-Ana: Software gets hard… « Phatso Brown-Straight From The Gut….

Mr. Brown has also contributed a new L'il Poly-Ana demo MP3, Release Me. Excepting the drums and a little added echo, that's 100% straight-up L'il Poly-Ana!

November 17, 2009

Poly-Ana 1.16 is released. A quick fix release for a bug that appeared in 1.15 when using the "modulation sources as dropdown lists" option.

November 5, 2009

Poly-Ana 1.15 is out, now on Windows x64 VST and OS X VST platforms. (OS X AU coming VERY SOON!)

May 8, 2009

Check out the exciting new Poly-Ana backgrounds!


April 21, 2009

Two more new MP3 demos are up on the Poly-Ana page, check 'em out!

April 10, 2009

Poly-Ana OS X Beta 0.02 (VST) is released...

  • Fixed demo dialog and crash in Steinberg hosts (versions 4 and 5) when multiple instances are loaded.

April 6, 2009

Poly-Ana OS X Beta 0.01 (VST) is released...

  • We've fixed the problem loading in Cubase and Nuendo versions 4 and 5.
  • We've added Poly-AnaFX, the effect version of Poly-Ana that can not only process external audio, but also use incoming audio as a modulation source on your synth sounds, allowing you to create envelope followers and other effects that are impossible with regular instrument-only softsynths!
  • By popular demand, silent gaps in demo mode are shorter and less frequent!
  • And... L'il Poly-Ana joins her big sister in Mac Beta!

L'il Poly-Ana OS X Beta 0.01 (VST)

March 31, 2009

Poly-Ana OS X Beta 0.00 (VST) is released!

Jan 1, 2009

Happy new year!

L'il Poly-Ana offers all the same sound features as her big sister, all we've done is remove most of the voice editing controls to make her a preset player only. We have however left in all performance related controls, allowing you to customize your patches to your desired playing style. And we've also included the most popular controls for live sound tweaking, the filter cutoff and resonance controls. All fully automatable and MIDI CC controllable, just like with "big" Poly.

You can own L'il Poly-Ana for the incredibly low price of $94.95! Note that owners of Poly-Ana already own L'il Poly, and we are offering L'il Poly-Ana owners an upgrade to full Poly-Ana at any time, for the difference in price paid plus an additional $10.

In other news, we're a little behind on the Analog Delay Tool but it's still coming, ASAP. We've also opened up the Admiral Quality User Forum to public view, so if you have any questions that's the first place to look for answers. Also the place for feature requests and any bug reports. Please keep in mind that this is primarily a support forum for our paying customers, but inquiries from the general public are welcomed too, as long as they're reasonably polite.

Oct 20, 2008

Here's a sneak peek at our upcoming new Windows VST effect, the Analog Delay Tool. It's a mod delay (delay/chorus/flanger) with some very unique randomization and live performance capabilities. Users can select either pristine modern digital quality, or activate the optional tape simulation mode using our proprietary Binary Oxide Model, a process so revolutionary that we don't dare to even hint at how it works!

Coming real soon!

Regular price will be $69.95, but you'll want to jump on this one during our Beta test period to take advantage of our Buy in Beta special price offer of $39.95.

Poly-Ana 1.14 -- Windows VST Analog Model Polyphonic Synthesizer

Poly-Ana represents an all new approach to VA (virtual analog) synthesis. If you think you've heard it all before, if you think all VA softsynths sound pretty much the same and lack the power, warmth, crispness and clarity in the mix of the classic instruments, then you owe it to yourself to try Poly-Ana. This one is really different.

In issue 114 (July 2007) Computer Music magazine ask in their table of contents, "ADMIRAL QUALITY POLY-ANA The most analogue sounding synth yet heard?" You can now read the entire Poly-Ana review HERE and see what they conclude!

"There are a lot of VAs out there but Admiral Quality's has the advantage of offering stellar quality at a reasonable price. If you love your analogues, it would be a crime not to experience what it has to offer." - CM Mag.

Poly-Ana is the Computer Music magazine Performance Award winner, July 2007 issue. Review verdict: 9/10

SCAMP 1.1.1 -- Windows VST Filter Effect

SCAMP 1.1.1, a "six channel analog model philter" that really nails the vintage sound! If you're into using analog synthesizers as effects processors, have an instrument you need warmed-up or even an entire mix you want to rave-up, then this effect is a must-try. 6 channel capable, SCAMP can be used to process surround-sound as well as the usual mono and stereo tracks. With a host-syncable LFO featuring multiple waveforms, a separate envelope follower on each channel, and full-blown VST automation and MIDI CC support, SCAMP's modulation possibilities are truely vast! From auto-wah type effects to growling audio-rate modulations of the resonant filter, SCAMP captures nuances of real analog filter behavior rarely achieved in software.

SCAMP is $69.95 (USD) and is free to try for a 7 day fully functioning evaluation period.

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