Chiral is an MPE-enabled Max for Live device inspired by the culture and methodology pioneered by early electronic performance instruments.
All sounds & effects made with Chiral
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. Through atypical methods of sound-shaping and a vast routing matrix, Chiral embodies a similar unconforming, exploratory attitude and is built to encourage the same in you. At each point along the path, Chiral’s parameters have been tuned to bend beyond & navigate outside of typical synthesis boundaries.
The core of Chiral operates through the unconventional contortion 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 Live 11.
Chiral’s integrated AM section provides a spectrum of modulation from gentle, slow drifting to overlapping, inharmonic tonality. Combined with the harmonic saturation of the Dirt parameter, Chiral can be deeply animated internally from subtle coloration to total destruction.
Chiral’s matrix makes available vast constellations of modulation, and thanks to MPE, full access to this multi-dimensional control is just waiting for fingertips.
Space, Chiral’s dedicated reverb section, can quickly launch your sound from this galaxy into the next through the creation of massive, unearthly resonances.
Chiral is a Max for Live device and requires Ableton Live Suite (or standard with the Max for Live add-on) to use. It is not compatible with any other DAW.