So, you want a hardware synthesizer, preferably subtractive, but it needs to be extremely affordable and able to fit in even the smallest pocket? Ploytec's PL2 aims to please as Timo Preece discovers.  

PL2 Variants 

Subtractive Sound Architecture

Waveform Modes

Shape it Up 

Note: LFO—and envelope-speed synchronize automatically to an external applied MIDI clock—whereby the PL2 perfectly adjust to your song tempo. 

Master Control


Software Editors

Note: If you’re keen to throw the dice and get crazy with it, there’s a Random button under the settings page for scrambling parameters. 
Software Editor
Important note: To route the PL2 Reaktor ensemble correctly users will need to instantiate  the VST version rather than Audio Unit plugin. Since Reaktor itself is an instrument, you’ll need an additional MIDI track to route MIDI out to the PL2 and a separate audio track to bring back the audio input. Check out the screenshot below for appropriate I/O settings.
Reaktor Setup 

Say Whaaaaaat? 

That’s a Wrap 

Timo Preece (Certified Ableton Trainer, ProTools Expert) is an accomplished audio technologist, multi-media consultant, sound designer and electronic musician. He graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and a Masters in Sound Design at the University of Edinburgh, UK. From conceptualizing and building cutting-edge setu... Read More


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