The Polivoks Mini from ELTA Music is a compact version of the Russian analog Synthesizer with the same iconic sound character using modern technology!
Long was it just a teaser but now it’s ready! The ELTA Music Polivoks Mini is now available for pre-order. It’s a new compact, desktop analog Synthesizer that is based on the iconic vintage Russian synths. It features a simple architecture (1 oscillator, 1 sub-oscillator, 1 filter,…) that especially convince with its unique sound character.
With the help of the audio input, users can use it not only as a classic Synthesizer but also as an analogue MIDI controlled filter effect.
The idea of the Polivoks Mini analog synthesizer came into mind in 1990, as the junior version of its older brother 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 flaws 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For example, in the Modulator section the Form switch has been replaced by the controller with triangular oscillation in the middle position and sawtooth shape oscillation smoothly falling in the extreme positions.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 or adjustment. In general, the simplified schematic delivers the sound appreciated by wide range of musicians by minimal means but with new capabilities. The Polivoks Mini will be released as the keyboardless version with integrated USB and MIDI interfaces.
The overall design of the Polivoks Mini is made in collaboration with Ms. Olympiada Kuzmina, Polivoks full synth concept designer.
- 1 VCO: triangle, saw, square
- 1 Sub VCO
- Noise generator
- Mixer: oscillator, sub oscillator, noise, audio in
- Filter: lowpass / bandpass with cutoff, resonance, envelope, LFO
- 1 ADSR envelope: two modes: normal or autogeneration
- 1 VCA with two modes: ADSR or gate
- Audio In: Use the Polivoks Mini as MIDI controllable filter effect
- Line output
- Headphone output
- MIDI In / Thru
The ELTA Music Polivoks Mini Analog Synthesizer is now available for pre-order for $500 + $40 shipping. It will be available in black, blue, green and yellow.
More information here: ELTA Music