For some months now, it’s has been known that ELTA Music is launching a Polivoks replica. Today, the first photos of the prototype were released. The mini is not just a recreation of the best-known monophonic Synthesizer but a further development. The mini synth concept was created by Vladimir Kuzmin in 1990, the man behind the original POLIVOKS synths.
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 For example, in the Modulator section the Form switch has been replaced by the controller with triangular oscillation in the middle position and sawtooth shape oscillation smoothly increasing/falling in the extreme positions.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.
Initially, the company announced that the synth will be available already in April or May. Until today, there is no further information about. Back in March, the company also announced that price range between $450 – $490 USD. They will release a first sound demo of it next week. Looking forward to see and hear the final product.
More information here: Elta Music