ELTA Music recreates the POLIVOKS mini analog Synthesizer and it sound great!
As has been known for some months now that ELTA Music is working on a POLIVOKS mini analog Synthesizer. Initially created by Vladimir Kuzmin in 1990 (man behind the original POLIVOKS synths), ELTA Music not just clone this iconic synth but develop it further.
Today the developers released the first sound demo of it. So much I can say, it sounds very good!
Here what the company say about the POLIVOKS Mini
The idea for the POLIVOKS Mini analog synthesizer came into mind in 1990, as the junior version of its older brother, the well-known Polivoks full synth. The aim was to develop a way simpler and lighter device that has less components, offers the same broad capabilities, and removes possible flows of the Polivoks full synth.
As the result of this research a new minimalistic schematic appeared. It has fewer controls that are compensated by greater functionality. For example, in the Modulator section the Form switch has been replaced by the controller with triangular oscillation in the middle position and sawtooth shape oscillation smoothly increasing/falling in the extreme positions. The controller for the envelope filter input set to zero in the middle position and smoothly increasing its value by turning the knob clockwise while turning the knob counterclockwise increases inverse voltage of the envelope generator.
The main synthesizer sections, such as generator, famous Polivoks filter, multimode envelope generator are essentially the same as Polivoks’s ones and have their unique sound. In addition to that, the main generator of the Polivoks Mini doesn’t require any thermal stabilization and/or adjustment. In general, the simplified schematic delivers the sound appreciated by wide range of musicians by minimal means but with new capabilities.
The ELTA Music POLIVOKS Mini Synthesizer will be available in June 2018 for a price of $499 USD. It will be available in black, green and purple and can be pre-ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org
More information here: ELTA Music