Synth Magic has announced its upcoming Polar, a virtual instrument featuring a collection of sounds created from samples recording from a real Rhodes Chroma Polaris analog synthesizer.

The custom Kontakt instrument comes with a synthesizer, sequencer and effects, with over 200 snapshots included.

The Chroma Polaris is a real beauty of a synth capable of creating lush sounds and also hard edged sounds with a strong gritty analogue tone and yet you can definitely hear the ARP synthesisers heritage in its sound.

I absolutely love the Chroma Polaris and wanted to ensure I captured the heart and soul of this beautiful sounding synth, so it has been a bit of a labour of love for me. All of the raw OSC’s have been sampled and a large variety of presets and custom sounds have been sampled. All samples are available within the instrument via waveform menus for immediate access(and streamed from hard drive), no messing around loading in different sample sets – Polar is quick and easy to use.

Polar will provide you with the beautiful Polaris strings, synths, analogue keys, a beautiful analogue Polaris piano, leads, synth tones, basses etc. The user interface graphics were designed in a country known for great design : Sweden, by world renowned graphic interface designer – Anders Hedstrom. The effects section has some nice features including the delay and reverb sends can be controlled by your Modwheel – It is great fun to have the arp or the sequencer running and then push your modwheel to bring in reverbs and delays.

The Polar library for Kontakt 5.8.1 and higher (full version) is available to pre-order for £30 GBP (regular £50 GBP). The library will be available November 15th.

More information: Synth Magic