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Welcome to Polyphon

8Dios Polyphon hails from Switzerland, and is very much a true antique. We found it at a
recording label auction, and rumor has it that when Dutch electronic manufacturer Philips
went into the world of music, (yes, they bought a few labels shortly after the 2nd world
war, and sold them again in 1999, while producing a large volume of blank recordable
CDs), they acquired Polyphons as a sign, to be placed in each of their offices around
the world. Our instrument came with a huge collection of discs, and given the age, it is
actually in a pretty mint condition.

As such, the instrument works with no velocity, as each hammer is played with the same
level of pressure when the plectra hits the notes, but the notes do sound different all the
time, as there is something truely anarchistic about the way the machine works.

Even though its totally mechanic, each note responds differently every time its being
touched, and we have aimed to reflect just that creating the library.

8Dios Polyphon is a 5 octave library. Each note has been recorded numerous times, and
we have selected the ideal matches for each note, to make sure the instrument absolutely
comes alive.

Check out our demos & get a feel for how scary this instrument can be.

It can be pretty, as well as pretty claustrophobic Why not try it for yourself !
The Polyphon is a mechanical music box built in the late 1800s, originally made in
Germany and Switzerland, and often ornately decorated in hard wood.

On the inside theres quite some machinery, including a hand driven engine that
turns around a huge 24 disc. This disc in turn can play a rather large scale of notes,
triggered from the discs plectra. The plectra sticks out from the back of the disc, so
as the disc rotates they connect with a ratchet mechanism that in turn plucks the reeds.
A large sounding board amplifies the sound, and as such, we are talking about a late
1800s answer to the gramophone.
For Polyphon we decided to include 8 carefully hand crafted presets to help you get









These presets use a range of our custom designed

convolution reverbs, as well as a selection of morphed
sounds to help sit the Polyphon in to a mix, or make it cut
through and stand out.
Polyphon contains a variety of different controls, including several Presets, EQ, Attack and

Toggle the 8 included preset switches to choose between 8 different
custom presets.

Use the included 3 band EQ to help shape your sound, with High,
Mid, and Low.

Attack controls the fade in of any given note. Allowing you shape
the dynamic response to your preference.

Release controls the fade out of any given note. Allowing you shape
the release and tail to your preference.

Inside Polyphon, you may find yourself noticing a small easter egg
we included. Just remember, the Polyphon was built to be played.
Effects Rack

Included with this library is an extensive

effects rack. Including a variety of effects
you can use to shape and mould your

Included are

Delay (tempo sync)





Convolution I (designed impulses)

Convolution II (acoustic impulses)

Convolution Reverbs

You can find both reverb units towards the bottom of the effects page. The left most unit
contains several dozen designed impulses responses (inc. metallic hits, synthetic drones),
which are great for creative sound design. The right unit contains acoustic impulses
captured from some of our unique recording locations (inc. churches, cathedrals, halls,
rooms). To select a new impulse simply click on the impulse name or button, and select a
new impulse from the drop down menu.

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We would like to thank you for purchasing Polyphon

And also a special thanks to Martin, Cam, Jan, Magnus and Tawnia for
keeping it together and dealing with my mad brain. You guys are the

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Troels Folmann

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