Ahead of Superbooth 2018, ELTA Music shared this video preview of the new Polyvoks Mini analog synthesizer.
Here’s what the developers have to say about the Polyvoks Mini:
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 For example, in the Modulator section the Form switch has been replaced by the controller with triangular oscillation in the middle position and sawtooth shape oscillation smoothly increasing/falling in the extreme positions.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.
Pricing and Availability
The Polyvoks Mini is expected to be available in June, priced at US $499. Three color options are planned, black, green and purple. See the ELTA site for details.