Futuresonus Parva Synthesizer Sneak Preview


Futuresonus recently announced the Parva – a polyphonic analog synthesizer that they say’combines the classic warmth of an all-analog signal chain with the modern convenience of digital control in an elegantly designed tabletop package’.

Here’s a sneak preview of the Futuresonus Parva in action:

The Futursonus Parva Synthesizer

Each of Parva’s eight voices features three digitally-controlled analog oscillators, producing sawtooth, triangle, and PWM waveforms with accurate pitch and tuning stability.

A pair of two-pole state-variable filters can be configured for a 12dB or 24dB low-pass or high-pass response, or split for bandpass or notch filtering. Four four-stage envelope generators and four multi-waveform low-frequency oscillators feed a flexible modulation matrix, allowing for virtually limitless sound design options.

Key Features:

  • Eight voice polyphonic synthesizer with flexible voice assignment
  • Three oscillators per voice
  • Flexible dual filters
  • 4 LFOs
  • 100% analog signal path
  • Digital patch management and control
  • USB master port so you can connect USB MIDI controllers directly to it
  • Aluminum case and knobs

Pricing and Availability

Parva is expected to ship in Summer 2015. Pre-orders will begin in February, with the standard polyphonic Parva retailing for under $1000. An expandable monophonic version will also be available for under $500.

32 thoughts on “Futuresonus Parva Synthesizer Sneak Preview

  1. Nice to see a desktop unit. Had enough of these new synths with shitty keys attached. The display is very nice too, as it displays a lot of parameters all at once…opposed to the usual mono-functional display in most other synths.

  2. I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt that they are more focused on delivering a quality product than on making an in-depth demo. This one is very good at this stage, showing some nice sounds but also showing the full experience of the displays coupled with the knobs. Hopefully the next demo will show off the polyphony and depth of the sound engine a bit more, but I’m almost sold already on this – desktop form factor, stylish design, analog, and high polyphony!

  3. I read the specs, but it’s a shame the video didn’t go into more depth to show-off the Parvas’ sonic capabilities. Nonetheless, a very tidy & nicely made box by the looks of it.

  4. Wow, 8 voice polyphonic analog for <1000? That sounds amazing. Almost too good to be true. Even the prophet 08 desktop is way more (yes more feature rich but hey this is a small startup (?) company, not dsi).
    Lovely daring ui. Not perfect but something out of the ordinary for sure. Kudos for that

  5. It’s not retro, and that was the first selling point to me. Sounds good thus far, I’m in. I’ll post some info if I can get my hands on one.

    1. Yes! This is a significant feature! I would like to see more modules have a USB host port so that a USB MIDI keyboard can be directly connected. Parva save costs on the keys, we can use a controller we already have.

      1. Let us refine this: It’s the decade of dirty analog sounds after the decade of clean digital sounds – I find the word “warm” disguises that warped sound as bonus, which is dependent on personal usage. Should a professional be illogically taking a dirty sound then cleaning it to taste or logically be taking a clean sound and then dirtying that up to taste? Or maybe people are just serving up the default dirt they get lumbered with? Which is just using presets in distressed dirty signals, when some are working beyond such limitations, and find nothing warm or inviting about them.

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