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Transit Eurorack Mixing – The All-Analog Stereo Signal Processor with Dual Mono Channel Lanes and Ducking Input

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Looking for an all-analog stereo signal processor with dual mono channel lanes? Look no further than Transit Eurorack Mixing! This amazing eurorack module has two channels of audio with its own input gain control, mute button, and ducking input.

The Ducking input on each channel operates like traditional side-chaining on a compressor, allowing you to modulate the gain reduction of the audio with an external signal. Whether you’re looking to add some depth to your sound or create interesting effects, Transit is sure to be a valuable addition to your eurorack case!

Transit Eurorack Mixing

The Transit is a 6HP mixer with two stereo channels that is designed for use in Eurorack systems. It features a variety of mixing and performance-oriented functions, such as gain staging, ducking, and mutes.

The Transit is compact and easy to use, making it a great choice for small Eurorack systems. However, it is also capable of being used in larger systems, thanks to its robust construction and versatile feature set.

Mixer and More with A Small Footprint

All in all, Transit is a rather full features compact 6hp dual stereo channel lane eurorack formatted mixer that offers easy signal mixing, gain staging, ducking, and performance-oriented mutes.

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Transit is just as at home in a small eurorack system as one Transit or several would be in a larger system. The build quality is excellent with a sturdy aluminum chassis and clear LED indicators. The audio quality is very good with low noise and distortion. The controls are well laid out and easy to use.

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Transit – The All-Analog Stereo Signal Processor with Dual Mono Channel Lanes and Ducking Input

Eurorack Module Transit

The Eurorack module Transit is a versatile tool for processing audio signals. It features two audio stereo (dual mono) channel lanes with an all-analog signal path. Each stereo channel lane has its own input gain control, mute button, and ducking input.

Ducking Input

The Ducking input on each channel operates like traditional side-chaining on a compressor where an input signal, CV, or Trigger input (i.e. LFO, Clock, Gate) modulates the gain reduction of the audio. This allows the Transit to be used for a wide range of applications, from simple level attenuation to complex audio processing.

Dedicated Output Section

In addition, the Transit includes a dedicated output section with level controls and an output mixer. This gives the user complete control over the processed signal, making the Transit an ideal solution for anyone looking for a high-quality audio processing tool.

Transit offers two different audio output options, each controlled by its own volume knob. The main stereo output is perfect for speakers or other external sound systems, while the 3.5mm headphone output is ideal for personal listening.

The headphone output is located on the front of the Transit for easy access, and the level control knob allows you to adjust the volume to your preferences.

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The Transit comes equipped with everything you need to get started making great-sounding music right away. Its all-analog signal path starts with a 3.5mm headphone jack, which has its own independent volume control knob.

From there, the signal travels to left and right stereo output, where it is controlled by a MASTER volume knob.

The Transit also features a built-in metronome, which is perfect for helping you keep time while you practice or play.

Controlled LEDs

The level of each stereo channel is indicated by LEDs that can be controlled digitally. The LEDs will illuminate in white, blue, or pink to show the level. When the mute is engaged, the LEDs will turn red.

There are also LEDs for the master and headphone levels that use the same color scheme. This allows for easy level indication without having to look at the actual levels. The colors make it easy to see at a glance which channels are muted or at what level they are set.

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Transit – The All-Analog Stereo Signal Processor with Dual Mono Channel Lanes and Ducking Input

As anyone who’s ever dealt with a finicky sound system knows, level indicators are essential for getting the perfect sound. That’s why the Transit is equipped with digitally-controlled LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) for each stereo channel lane. The LEDs use a white, blue, and pink color scheme to indicate level, making it easy to get the perfect sound.

And if you need to mute the sound completely, the Transit has you covered there too. The CH1 MUTE and/or CH2 MUTE buttons illuminate in red, so you can be sure that the sound is completely off. Meanwhile, MASTER and PHONES levels also have their own LEDs for level indication.

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The DYSMETRIA DIY Kit: A Desktop and Eurorack Format Analog Groove Synthesizer

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The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a desktop and Eurorack format analog groove synthesizer. It’s a full voice analog modular groove synthesizer that can be used as a Desktop or Eurorack synthesizer. It comes along with a dedicated USB to Eurorack power converter, so you can use it in both formats without any problems!

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The DYSMETRIA DIY Kit is a limited number of kits full voice analog modular Groove Synthesizer in Desktop and Eurorack format. This limited number of kits allows you to have the same great experience in music-making with this amazing product. With this fantastic product, you’ll be able to have an awesome time making music with your friends and family. This great product is perfect for those who love music and want to share their passion with others.

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DYSMETRIA DIY Kit

The DYSMETRIA Diy Kit is a full-voice analog modular groove synthesizer that makes it easy for inexperienced DIYers to create amazing sounds. With two analog oscillators, voltage-controlled mixer, noise generator, voltage-controlled FM section, and two-pole resonant filter with lowpass and bandpass outputs, this synth is capable of creating a vast range of sounds.

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The 32-step sequencer with 3 modes (play, live, rec) and step-by-step recording lets you create complex rhythms and basslines with ease. The 16-user presets allow you to save your favorite sounds for quick recall. And with 15 patch points, the possibilities are virtually endless. All the components needed to complete the project are included in the kit, and the detailed instructions make assembly a breeze.

Great Way to Get Into Analog Synthesis

The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a great way to get into analog synthesis, and it’s perfect for anyone who wants to make their own music. The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a great option if you’re looking for an analog groove synthesizer that you can use in both your desktop and Eurorack setups.

It’s the full voice and comes with a USB to Eurorack power converter, so you can use it in both formats without any problems. Plus, it’s a great way to get into analog synthesis if you’re new to the world of modular synthesis.

The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a great option if you’re looking for an analog groove synthesizer that you can use in both your desktop and Eurorack setups. It’s a full voice and comes with a USB to Eurorack power converter, so you can use it in both formats without any problems.

Plus, the 16-user presets allow you to save your favorite sounds for quick recall. And with 15 patch points, the possibilities are virtually endless. All the components needed to complete the project are included in the kit, so you can get started right away.

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Conclusion

The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a full-voice analog modular groove synthesizer that makes it easy for inexperienced DIYers to create amazing sounds. It comes with two analog oscillators, a voltage-controlled mixer, a noise generator, a voltage-controlled FM section, and a two-pole resonant filter with lowpass and bandpass outputs. Plus, it has a 32-step sequencer with three modes and step-by-step recording.

The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a great way to get into analog synthesis, and it’s perfect for anyone who wants to make their own music. It’s a great option if you’re looking for an analog groove synthesizer that you can use in both your desktop and Eurorack setups. Plus, the 16-user presets allow you to save your favorite sounds for quick recall.

All the components needed to complete the project are included in the kit, so you can get started right away. With the DYSMETRIA DIY kit, you’ll be able to create complex rhythms and basslines with ease.

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Signal Sounds Roundup May 2022

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Hello everyone. We’ve been on a Budhist retreat in a cave on the dark side of the Moon for the last two years and literally just returned to Earth today. Did we miss anything whilst we were gone? Anything exciting happen?

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Now that we’re back, fully enlightened and settled in again we’ll endevour to make these mails more regular, keeping it short and sweet and hopefully giving you the best new synths and modules and a few interesting titbits we’ve seen on our travels over the internetz.

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Superbooth is the primary source of excitement in the modular and synth world at the moment, taking place in Berlin on Thursday 12th May through to Saturday.  Both myself and Aleks will be bothering every one of the 100+ companies exhibiting there to get the lowdown on what new delights they have for us.  We’ll do a round up afterwards but the best place to see regular updates would be on our Instagram page.

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Ben DivKid continued his mission to bring interesting and affordable modules to the world,  His last was with Stead State Fate (the wildly successful RNDStep) and this time around he returns to his first partners, Befacco, to bring us the Stereo Strip. 

It’s outrageously good value given that some companies charge more than £200 just for an Audio In and Out module – this one offers that feature (Eurorack or standard Line level, separately selectable for both in and out) PLUS a very high quality Stereo panner and EQ circuit.  It’s very funky and not very chunky given that it’s only 6hp.  The usual high quality video from Ben (above) is here if you need more convincing.

Look Mum No Computer 

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Look Mum No Computer has been a big figure on YouTube for a long time now and has a repuation for unusual large format 5U modular synths but has now taken those designs and succesfully transplanted them into Eurorack format.  The first (of many) module is an all analogue Oscialltor with built in visual Tuner (something rarely seen and since the demise of TipTop’s Z3000…almost impossible to find) and other performance oriented features like Octave Switches.  Almost sold out already, move quick if you need to get one.

Non Eurorack Stuff 

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Non Eurorack Stuff – still lots of interesting stuff happening outside of your rack, look out for some really, really good stuff from Polyend, Moog and Korg in particular and of course the new Dave Smith/Oberheim release, the OB-B8 which we’ll be elbowing people out of the way to get a shot of at the show.

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Signal Sounds Shop – if you’ve communicated with us over email in the last year you’ll have heard us moan about how long it’s taken to get the new place fully up and running after out move, however…..we have some final touches being applied to the showroom next week and after that we’ll be in a much better place to make a really inviting and comfortable place to enjoy synths and geek out in. There’s all the Eurorack you can eat plus a cross section of vintage synths, drum machines, mixers and effects to mess with. And a Beer Fridge.

New and Updated Stock

Just a few bits that are in stock now that are worth mentioning

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  • Tendrils Mutants MK2 – newly designed 3.5mm to 1/4″ Jack cables from Tendrils in their usual array of tasty colours
  • AJH Synth – Multii Burst. The fist batch of these sold out on teh first day, second batch are coming on Friday, don’t miss out on this new take on the Burst Genarator concept with adjustable attack and decay slopes for each pulse in the Burst group.
  • Random Source – Serge APNC has you covered for crossfading between complex audio and CV signals AND a Noise Source (Pink and White) too.
  • Cre8 Audio – Function Junction.  Cre8 have hooked up with Pittsburgh Modular and have some very exciting releases planned over the next few weeks.  Check out this very affordable and clever modulation source module for starters.  And wait until you see what else they have coming….it’s pretty damn fine.
  • Ziqal – Dimension Wavetable Processor. A really interesting new Wavetable Oscillator with some unique features (24 note polyphony and full Unison mode for starters), it was highly successful on Kickstarter and now gets a more general release for the rest of latecomers.
  • Acid Rain Technology – Constellation.  With a similar approach to Torso’s T-1 Euclidean Sequencer generator, this new module from Acid Rain has 8 channels of subtly interacting tracks giving endlessly interesting and unique pattern generation.

This little lot have show up over the last week or two:

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  • Massive Tendrils restock, Right Angled and Straight
  • Malekko sent us a nice selection of Varigate and the Quad series (criminally under-appreciated modules in our humble opinion)
  • UDO Synths – the Super 6 Desktop and Keyboard synths are back in both colours
  • Korg – ARP 2600 Anyone? Comes in a very cool suitcase with a Keystep style keyboard controller.
  • MiniKorg 700? Also comes in a ridiculously lavish case, this thing is a work of art.
  • Dreadbox – Desktop Polyphonic Analogue for just over £350? Yes please.
  • Michigan Synth Works have sent us….the works!
  • ALM made us Workout by unpacking a huge box of Pam’s, Squid and all their patch cables amongst other highly sought after bits
  • ADDAC also sent us a hefty big box of modules, we’ve got pretty much everything in stock at the moment.

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Polaris Review: A Modern String Orchestra Imitating Classic Synth Sounds

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Polaris, the latest sound library from Grammy-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer & technologist Brian Transeau, AKA BT, is a mesmerizing aural innovation.

Polaris tastefully pairs the worlds of synthesis and orchestra to take your scores into 2022 and beyond. This sophisticated yet eclectic sound library offers massive multi-layers of organic string orchestral recordings, performed by London’s top-tier players at AIR Studios resampled using an array of classic and rare synthesizers.

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Polaris Review- A Modern String Orchestra Imitating Classic Synth Sounds

Polaris Review: A Modern String Orchestra Imitating Classic Synth Sounds

Polaris is a modern string orchestra with classic synth sounds. It features a massive multi-layering of complex synth sounds made accessible, as well as endless customization sounds using the eDNA engine. The all-new Granular Engine provides even more sonic possibilities.

There are 129 articulations, including 94 articulations from the original string performances, 35 layered ‘Synergy’ patches for use in the eDNA engine, and 421 presets created by BT himself and the Spitfire Team. The noise sources were recorded by BT himself for an authentic experience.

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Polaris Review: A Modern String Orchestra Imitating Classic Synth Sounds

It may appear strange to simulate a synth using an orchestra, but Polaris is fantastic. There is something special about the sound of a well-played acoustic guitar. It exists in that space where massive pads meet massive strings, gliding electrical signals meet sliding fingers, and the wobble of vintage circuits meets the organic nature of wood and catgut.

I love this. The sound of an acoustic guitar is like no other; it is at once both natural and artificial, familiar and strange. When played well, it can transport me to another place entirely. It is the sound of my favorite memories and the sound of my deepest yearnings. It is the sound of home.

There’s something about certain sounds that just instantly catches your attention. It could be a particularly resonant note in a song or how a particular sound seems to cut through the noise of everything else around you.

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Whatever the case may be, there’s no denying that certain sounds have the power to immediately grab your attention and hold it captive. And that’s precisely what Polaris does so well.

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Massive multi-layered organic string orchestral recordings, resampled with a wide range of vintage and rare hardware samplers and synthesizers, including Fairlight, EMU E-II, and others.

Hardware Sampler

A hardware sampler is a piece of electronic music equipment that allows users to record and playback digital samples. Unlike software samplers, which are programs that run on computers, hardware samplers are standalone devices.

This means that they can be used without a computer, making them ideal for live performances. Hardware samplers typically have a keyboard and other controls that allow the user to playback the recorded samples.

IF you are interested in resampling I would hight recommend watching the Junkie XL video below:

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They may also have onboard effects, such as reverb and echo, that can be applied to the sampled sound. In addition, many hardware samplers allow the user to resample, or record, new sounds from external sources, such as turntables or other instruments. This makes them versatile tools for creative sound design.

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Polaris exists in that space where massive pads meet massive strings, gliding electrical signals meet sliding fingers, and the wobble of vintage circuits meets the organic nature of wood and catgut.

I love the way that synthesizers can create new sounds while still retaining a sense of musicality, and I love the way that they can be used to create both complex compositions and catchy hooks.

Software Synthesizers like Polaris are truly one of the most versatile instruments out there, capable of producing almost any sound imaginable. From the gentle strains of a simple melody to the pulse-pounding bass of an EDM track, synthesizers have the ability to transport us to another world entirely. Whether you’re a seasoned producer or a bedroom musician, there’s a synthesizer out there that’s perfect for you.

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And Polaris is the perfect example of a modern synthesis that retains a sense of musicality.

The result is an ever-evolving, organic soundscape that is at once classic and modern. The use of classic and rare samplers gives the music a timeless quality, while the inclusion of organic and synth samples gives it a contemporary edge.

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The result is a sound that is both familiar and new, and which will appeal to fans of all genres. BT, Spitfire, and their team of sound artists have created something truly special with this album, and it is sure to be appreciated by fans of all kinds of music.

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There’s no doubt that the topic of synths and guitars sounds epically cinematic and thoroughly engaging. However, I often wonder about the constant reinvention of sample libraries and rompler-based virtual instruments and how they jostle for space in such a crowded market.

Perhaps in the same way that we’re never done with making synths or building new guitars, then we’ll never be done with sampling another orchestra. The thing is, at what point do these sample libraries and virtual instruments begin to lose their luster? I’m not sure if anyone has the answer, but it’s something to think about. Regardless, it’s clear that the market for these products is always changing and that there’s always something new on the horizon. So, if you’re looking for a fresh take on the classic sound of an orchestra, Polaris is definitely worth checking out.

AIR Lyndhurst Hall

In today’s film industry, it’s all about creating a unique soundscape that captivates audiences and immerses them in the story. To that end, this library features an eclectic mix of sounds performed by some of London’s top contemporary players.

From the heart-pounding action of a battle scene to the emotional intensity of the sensitive drama, this collection has everything you need to take your score to the next level. Recorded at the renowned AIR Lyndhurst Hall, this library captures the future of blockbuster scoring.

So if you’re looking to create an unforgettable experience for your audience, this is the perfect resource for you.

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Transformed & Synthesised Outside Reality

Polaris is a powerful new synth that offers a unique take on sound design. The three parts of the synth – the organic Strings Orchestra, Classic synths, and Vintage Resampling – can be combined to create a wide range of sounds.

The eDNA engine also allows for further experimentation and customization. With its flexible sound design capabilities, Polaris is perfect for a wide range of musical styles.

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The eDNA interface is an incredibly powerful tool for music producers and sound designers. With its ability to play and pair two sound sources from the 129 articulations available, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities for creating custom sounds.

The interface also allows you to manipulate, layer, and blend sound with FX, gates, and much more, giving you the freedom to create a truly unique sound that fit your music. Whether you’re looking to add some extra spice to your tracks or completely change the way they sound, the eDNA interface is sure to take your music to the next level.

By tastefully combining the worlds of synthesis and orchestra, Polaris creates sounds that are at once familiar and otherworldly, catchy, and unforgettable.

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In short, Polaris is the perfect tool for scoring movies, video games, and TV shows set in the future. So if you’re looking to take your music into the next decade, look no further than Polaris.

Polaris Presets

BT is one of the most prolific and innovative electronic music producers of our time. His new preset included in Polaris pays homage to his signature sound while also pushing it into new territory. The result is a collection of 421 expertly crafted presets that are perfect for any producer looking to create modern, cutting-edge music.

From pulsing basslines to soaring melodies, the BT presets has everything you need to get your next track started on the right foot.

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Conclusion

In Polaris, BT has created a unique sound library that pairs the world of synthesis and orchestra in a way that is both fresh and exciting. With its massive multi-layer recordings of an orchestra, Polaris is perfect for creating blockbuster scores that immerse audiences in the story. Additionally, Polaris’ powerful eDNA engine allows for further sound design experimentation, giving producers and sound designers the freedom to create truly unique sounds.

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If you’re looking for an orchestral sound library that goes beyond the ordinary, Polaris is definitely worth checking out. This innovative new product from Grammy-nominated composer and electronic music pioneer Brian Transeau (AKA BT) offers a mesmerizing mix of synthesis and orchestra recordings to take your scores into the future. Whether you’re working on film or video game music, Polaris is sure to add sophistication and intrigue to your compositions.

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Rating: Five out Of Five

There’s something about certain sounds that just instantly catches your attention. The first time I heard the sound library Polaris, I was immediately seduced by its magnitude and power. Performing with Polaris is an incredibly exhilarating experience. The sheer size and force of the sound waves are truly awe-inspiring.

What’s even more impressive is that Polaris is able to create such a massive sound without any sort of physical interaction. It’s purely electronic, yet it has the ability to move people in a way that few other things can. That’s what makes Polaris so special to me.

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If you’re looking for an orchestral sound library that goes beyond the ordinary, Polaris is definitely worth checking out. This innovative new product from Grammy-nominated composer and electronic music pioneer Brian Transeau (AKA BT) offers a mesmerizing mix of synthesis and orchestra recordings to take your scores into the future.

This powerful instrument Polaris features a massive multi-layering of complex synth sounds, making it accessible for musicians of all levels. With the eDNA engine, you can endlessly customize your sound, and with the all-new Granular Engine, you can explore even more sonic possibilities.

With 129 articulations, including 94 original string performances and 35 layered ‘Synergy’ patches, this instrument is capable of creating a wide range of sounds. In addition, there are 421 presets created by BT himself and the Spitfire team, ensuring that you’ll always have something new to explore. For those who want to add an extra layer of texture to their music, Polaris also comes with a library of FX and gates.

Polaris is the perfect tool for scoring movies, video games, and TV shows set in the future. So if you’re looking to take your music into the next decade, look no further than Polaris.

I give Polaris five out of five stars.

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Polaris Review: A Modern String Orchestra Imitating Classic Synth Sounds

Polaris, the latest sound library from Grammy-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer & technologist Brian Transeau, AKA BT, is a mesmerizing aural innovation.
Polaris tastefully pairs the worlds of synthesis and orchestra to take your scores into 2022 and beyond. This sophisticated yet eclectic sound library offers massive multi-layers of organic string orchestral recordings, performed by London’s top-tier players at AIR Studios resampled using an array of classic and rare synthesizers.

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Summary

There’s something about certain sounds that just instantly catches your attention. The first time I heard the sound library Polaris, I was immediately seduced by its magnitude and power. Performing with Polaris is an incredibly exhilarating experience. The sheer size and force of the sound waves are truly awe-inspiring.
What’s even more impressive is that Polaris is able to create such a massive sound without any sort of physical interaction. It’s purely electronic, yet it has the ability to move people in a way that few other things can. That’s what makes Polaris so special to me.

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