Metallics is a four operator Phase Modulation (PM) synth. PM synthesis has much in common with Frequency Modulation (FM) synthesis—the difference being that in FM synthesis the frequency of the carrier is modulated to produce harmonic and inharmonic sidebands and in PM synthesis the sidebands are the result of modulating the phase of the carrier.
Metallics features four operators that can use a variety of waveforms to produce dramatic, complex and interesting spectra. These four operators can be configured into a variety of unique modulator-carrier arrangements and each features an independent LFO and ADSR. To round out the instrument there is a multi-effects section with a delay, chorus, phaser, flanger, comb-resonator and reverb.