Partials Variable Spectrum Additive Synthesiser
Partials is a variable spectrum additive synthesizer with MC at its heart. Available as both a Max/MSP collective and Max for Live Instrument, the fundamental concept underpinning the design of Partials is one of variability and unpredictability.
Partials comprises three additive voices generated by ioscbank~, which operate in unison, and a sub oscillator. Parameter settings such as partial distribution, filter cutoff, and resonance are controlled by random envelope generators and fluctuate within a range of values as defined by rslider objects or number boxes. Random envelope frequency (the interval between newly generated envelope values) can be defined for each individual parameter, whilst deviation can be applied to create variation between the three unison voices.