Following the Superberry supersaw synth and Doublet ambidextrous synthesizer which combines wavetable synthesis and FM, Fors has announced the release of a brand new software synthesizer instrument.

Chiral is an MPE-enabled Max for Live device inspired by the culture and methodology pioneered by early electronic performance instruments.

From that scene and era, what still resonates with us today is the search for newness, not replicating acoustic & familiar sounds or to conform to expectations of what a synthesizer should sound like. The core of Chiral operates through the unconventional distortion of a sine wave, known as phaseshaping. Through the built-in three-dimensional oscilloscope, the twisting of your waveform is displayed holographically, reminiscent of a Moebius strip.

Chiral is fully engineered to take advantage of all the expressive and performative possibilities opened up by MPE integration in Ableton 11.

Chiral features

  • Phaseshaping Oscillator.
  • Amplitude Modulator.
  • ADSR Envelope.
  • Variable Slope Generator.
  • Contouring Tone Filter.
  • Celestial Space Reverb.
  • Crunchy Dirt Saturator.

The CPU-friendly device delivers up to 16 voice polyphony, a flexible modulation matrix, and single cycle waveform export. It comes with a built-in manual and 32 presets are included to get you started.

Compatible with Ableton Live 10 and 11, Chiral is available now priced 25 EUR ex. VAT where applicable.

More information: Fors