PolAr is a Native Instruments Reaktor synthesizer made to recreate polar winds and air movements typical of the Arctic geographic area and associated weather.
Actually in early "Alpha" stage (Version 1.1), its main purpose has already been tested on videos about the Arctic in which a proper and controlled wind noise was needed.
PolAr synthesizer includes a full suite of tools in order to make it a working element with three main missions :
- Music Production
- Sound Design
Along a carefully crafted interface,
a dedicated TouchOSC template for iPhone is available for live remote control.
"Alpha" stage (V 1.1)
With the help of Ableton Connection Kit / Max For Live, PolAr synthesizer is connected to live weather updates from anywhere in the Arctic geographic area like the North Cape (Norway) or even the North Pole so its various controls react to live weather data changes through an API.
PolAr Tools includes a four tracks mixer offering two different views (A-horizontal/B-vertical) with Pan, Mute, Solo, 3 bands EQ and 2 send Fx (Pre/Post) on each tracks.
It allows mixing of various sources with PolAr synthesizer generated sounds but in some cases, 4 copies of PolAr synthesizer could be used to recreate winds and air movements coming from North, South, East and West directions.
Some more tools includes a 32 bands graphiq EQ to sculpt the sound with amazing precision along three innovative elements :
Audio To Midi Amp To CC Sample Env To CC
PolAr synthesizer output sound can be generated by incoming audio and various MIDI controls can be changed by incoming audio or a loaded .wav file.