At Knobcon 2018, we talked with one of the creators of the classic Polyfusion Series 2000 modular system, Ron Folkman.
Folkman and Alan Pearce created the original Polyfusion in the 1970’s, trying to create a successor to the Moog modular system. Their company evolved away from synths, though, and now Polyfusion does design and manufacturing of custom electronic systems.
Folkman is now working with partners Jim Soloman and Jammie Logan to reissue the original Polyfusion system, and to create a new line of updated modules, the Polyfusion Series 3000. They were showing the 1979 Polyfusion ‘monster’ of Toto’s Steve Porcaro.
The partners have ambitious plans, including rereleasing Polyfusion Series 2000 modules and systems; creating a new Polyfusion Series 3000 modular system; and creating a Polyfusion monosynth. There are still many details to work out – including ownership of the Polyfusion trademark for use with synths – but they are aiming to launch in 2019.
Synth master Matt Baxley, aka Moot Booxle, also stopped by to check out the vintage Polyfusion monster synth and see what it could do.
Check out the video, and if you’ve used a Polyfusion, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!