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Poly-Ana 1.20 BETA 1 - analog model polyphonic synthesizer







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Download : Poly-Ana 1.20 BETA 1 OS X 32 and 64 bit AU and VST. 22.2 MB
Download : Poly-Ana 1.20 BETA 1 Windows 32 and 64 bit VST. 18.3 MB

Download : Poly-Ana Background Colors

Authorize : Poly-Ana 2.x regular $179.95 $89.98 USD during 1.20 BETA!
System Requirements:
Windows 2000, XP, or Vista. SSE2 compatible CPU (P4 and above). Mac OS X 10.4.x or higher. VST and/or AU host software.
Recommended:
P4 or higher with 533 MHz or faster FSB and memory.

Poly-Ana FEATURES AND CHANGES LIST list.


"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.
Read the complete CM mag review...

Computer Music magazine Performance Award winner, July 2007 issue. Review verdict: 9/10

Poly-Ana is finally here! Get ready for a new experience in virtual analog synthesis! Poly-Ana uses a different approach than most other VA soft-synths which we feel delivers a sound more authentic to the early analog synths that inspired her features. This "brute-force" method admittedly requires more processing power than other common techniques, but is a far truer model of the functioning of real analog instruments. If you obsess over the quality of your sound like we do then you won't mind using a bit more CPU power to help get you closer to that real analog sound; a sound that so many other VA synths fall too-far short of. (Note that Poly-Ana also offers a Quality option to reduce CPU usage during performance-time at the expense of sound quality.) Poly-Ana's voice architecture is an ambitious combination of all the best features of the famous analog classics, plus a few new features (totaling 208 controls, plus a full 5 octave velocity sensitive virtual keyboard!) which, while possible back in the day, would have been prohibitively expensive to implement in hardware. But as a software-only product, Poly-Ana doesn't face these limitations, and we held nothing back in designing our "ultimate analog dream synth". Combine this with a classic styled design that puts every parameter a single click away, with large, easy to grab knobs and switches that behave like the real-world items; and with no hidden drill-down menus so that each and every control is prominently displayed out where you can see it; Poly-Ana offers a true alternative in software synthesis.

Check out Poly-Ana's FEATURES for a list of what's unique about the Poly-Ana voice architecture.

For those who long for the "old days" of hands-on synthesis, and who've been waiting for a revolutionary new soft-synth that actually stands out from the crowd -- your long wait is over -- Poly-Ana is finally here!


Poly-Ana Demo Clips:

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


A rockin' new Poly-Ana demo video by virtuoso keyboardist, Mistheria!


"Ana's Attack"
192 kpbs MP3. 1.86 MB

"Ana's Dream"
192 kpbs MP3. 1.18 MB

These are 100% Poly-Ana, except for the drums. Mistheria tells us he mostly used Poly-Ana's built-in preset programs to make these demos.

"I enjoy working with Poly-Ana, one of the most versatile and powerful analog model virtual synthesizers available today! The sound is impressive, I've total control over any parameters, I can make my sound aggressive or mellow, open filters or use the amazing "waveform morphing". The demo songs "Ana's Attack" and "Ana's Dream" both feature sounds from Poly-Ana's built-in presets list with a couple of sounds slightly customized by me. The massively analog approach is the strong point of this stunning instrument!" - Mistheria

We think this is great. It's wonderful to see what Poly-Ana can do in the hands of a master. Everyone should check out more of Mistheria's keyboard virtuosity at www.mistheria.com


"Kuigeis"
192 kpbs MP3. 11.8 MB
Poly-Ana owner APZX sent us this beautiful, somewhat trippy piece that uses Poly-Ana as the only instrument. (The drums are TR-808 samples.) He also applied a smattering of typical third-party effects; limiters, reverbs, delays, and compressors, to achieve a very finished, polished sound for this piece. Check out more stuff from APZX on his SoundCloud and YouTube pages.

"Just One Ping"
192 kpbs MP3. 6.24 MB
Here's an exciting actual song from Vim Cortez featuring a whole bunch of Poly-Ana tracks. Most of the synths in this fantastic example of synthfunk are Poly-Ana (with the exception of the sync lead at 2:21 and the arpeggiated sound at 2:37). We particularly like the juicy Poly-Ana bass, authentic sounding brass stabs, and the saw lead hook that Vim tells us this song was built around.

Be sure to check out the other great funk tracks from Vim's SynthFunkatero album, available on iTunes, a reinterpretation of the funkiest vibes of the eighties through Vim Cortez's musical lens. Vim Cortez pays tribute to the sounds that marked his childhood from Michael Jackson to Shalamar, from Prince to Cameo. Big synth bass sounds rub shoulders with old school drum machine hits, fresh synth stabs and hot guitar licks. But this is no nostalgic or tongue-in-cheek wink at the kitsch-loving crowd: there is an urgent, darker edge to the beats, the lyrics and the vocals to remind us that synthfunk is the angry, fidgety little brother of future soul.


"Release Me"
320 kpbs MP3. 7.93 MB
Thanks to Phatso Brown for this new L'il Poly-Ana demo. Excepting the drums, a little added echo, and some limiting, that's 100% straight-up L'il Poly-Ana.

"Run, Captain, but also dance"
256 kpbs MP3. 3.59 MB
Some very authentic sounding 80s jazz/funk in this all-Poly-Ana song by The unshushable Coktor, titled Run, Captain, but also dance. This one really shows off Poly-Ana's expressive capabilities as a hands-on player's instrument. Says Coktor, "Everything you hear is Poly-Ana, all synths and all drums and fx. I used effects such as compressor on some of the drums, reverb and delay on most of the synth sounds, but only to enhance the space, not to modify or distort the sounds (meaning no chorus or phasers or such)."

"Jaques Can't Believe His Eyes"
256 kpbs MP3. 8.13 MB
A new all-Poly-Ana demo from The unshushable Coktor! Coktor says: "here's a demo piece that shows Poly-Ana's ethereal qualities. It's called 'Jacques Can't Believe His Eyes'. This piece accompanies Jacques Cousteau on an underwater expedition, and he's about to make a fascinating discovery! Everything is 100% Poly-Ana with additional delay on one of the lead synths in the middle of the piece, and some bass rolloff plus a reverb at the end of the master bus. Also some panning and volume modulation in the sequencer." Once again Coktor, all we can say is WOW! Is there no musical style this guy can't ace? And with only ONE INSTRUMENT no less!
"Dust off that old Amiga part 1"
256 kpbs MP3. 2.60 MB
"It's a mock 90s Amiga computer game music in the style of mid-80s or late-80s Tangerine Dream. Imagine it being the music to the Level One of some really cool "jump'n run" game. It is 100% Poly-Ana with some FX like Delay and Compression, nothing wild though to not distort Poly-Ana's sound." - thus spake The Coktor.


"Alien's Party"
320 kpbs MP3. 6.30 MB
Nicholas May says of his Poly-Ana demo, Alien's Party, "Poly Ana inspired me to make this track. It's truly motivating synth!". Great use of some of Poly-Ana's preset patches here, as well as some processing of the entire mix at the end by our famous SCAMP filter (Poly-Ana can pull off SCAMP-like effects too, with the included effects version, Poly-AnaFX!) All instrument sounds are from Poly-Ana excepting the drums, although that deep bass drum sound is coming from Poly-Ana too!

"Anamation"
192 kpbs MP3. 4.19 MB
Here's a very animated Poly-Ana demo from catalog, appropriately titled Anamation. Poly-Ana is the only synthesizer used in this track. Catalog also mentions he used: "Bertill by Shruiken to get the growl in the melody track. Flofi by Betabugs for the harmony, Tl's pocket limiter, Blockfish by digital fish phones, and Arguru's Stardust as a mastering tool. The track is just 6 instances of PolyAna and one instance of Kore Player Free by NI for the hi hat. All synths, kick drum, and snare are PolyAna." Nice one catalog!

"Poly-Ana Demo"
128 kpbs MP3. 1.83 MB

Here's a Poly-Ana electronica demo from Cosmus.

"Polly Anne"
320 kpbs MP3. 1.97 MB
Here's another 100% Poly-Ana demo, only a bit of reverb and compression added, by Wolf-Ulrich Schnurr. This song was featured on the July '07 issue of the German KEYS Magazine DVD, along with a glowing review of Poly-Ana!

"Poly-Ana Demo"
256 kpbs MP3. 5.15 MB
Here's an all-Poly-Ana demo from pilgrim heart that does a great job showing off Poly-Ana's analog modeled filters with some slow resonant sweeps. This is uneffected, clean, Poly-Ana in all her naked glory!

320 kpbs MP3. 1.52 MBSmooth pads, biting bass, and percussion in this demo clip by construckx. All sounds are Poly-Ana, and no effects except a little EQ and compression.

192 kpbs MP3. 3.89 MBA lot of very organic, changing sounds and a mean melody in this one from MDK who also contributed some presets to Poly-Ana. All sounds including drums are Poly-Ana! A bit of reverb is the only effect added. Check out more stuff from MDK at relivethefuture.com

"BBC Radiophonic Laptop"
192 kpbs MP3. 872 kB
Here's three Poly-Ana compositions, by Heath Blair. Very evocative of 60s and 70s electronic film scores. All sounds are generated by Poly-Ana with some reverb and echo added.
"Eco Horror 1972"
192 kpbs MP3. 1.18 MB
"Sickbay"
192 kpbs MP3. 2.11 MB

Download Poly-Ana backgrounds:

Background Template PSD file

a layered PSD file to get you started making custom Poly-Ana backgrounds.

Windows users can your own custom Poly-Ana background by placing a 1000x750 PNG format image file named "Poly-AnaBG.png" in the same folder as your Poly-Ana.dll. (On Mac, place the Poly-AnaBG.png file in \Library\Application Support\Admiral Quality.)

Here are some examples to get you started. Remember to rename them "Poly-AnaBG.png", place them in your \Admiral Quality\ folder where Poly-Ana.dll is installed, and restart Poly-Ana to see your new background. Send us your background image and if we like it we'll post it here!

 

  
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Simple 2 by Scott Kane

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Simple 3 by Scott Kane

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Rusty by Totolitoto

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TooMuch by Totolitoto

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Sunshine by catalog

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Orange on Blue by Teksonik
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Woody by Exi

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Poly-Ana Features...


Poly-Ana Patch Exchange...

Send us your patches (*.pap) or banks (*.pab) and we might put them up in the exchange! You'll also make our job a lot easier if you remember to give them new names, make sure the modwheel is set up to do something expressive, and that the amp gains are set to a good volume relative to other patches.


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