At Superbooth 2021, Knobula is introducing the Poly Cinematic, an 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer in Eurorack format.
The module offers up to 7 oscillators per voice, 3 filter types, a built-in reverb, chord memory and more.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
“Introducing Poly Cinematic. The powerful compact synthesiser that brings big synth polyphony to Eurorack. It’s simple to use with a dedicated knob or switch for each parameter, giving you immediate access to all the controls that really matter in the world of polyphonic pads and stabs.
No presets, no menus, just a good honest tactile experience that puts pure sound synthesis at your fingertips.”
Poly Cinematic can be played polyphonically via MIDI, or monophonically over CV/Gate. As a monophonic module, it can play one of 8 chord stacks, selectable using CV control.
- 7 oscillator supersaw per voice
- 3 oscillator syncable wave shaped square/pulse
- 3 oscillator detuned tonewheel organ
- 8 chord memory controlled by cv/gate
- Detune control with unison/5th/sub octave sweet spots
- 3 filter types: lowpass, notch and highpass
- Built in high quality 24bit 96khz reverb
Pricing and Availability
The Poly Cinematic is expected to be available later this month, with pricing TBA.
10 thoughts on “Knobula Poly Cinematic An 8-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer In Euro Format”
5 articles on modular synthesis in a row.. (I guess it’s time I began my modular journey)
That’s because Superbooth 2021 is on right now in Berlin and the show’s focus is heavily on modular. That said, the new Waldorf, UDO and Hydrasynths are also on display.
neat, I would be curious to see pricing on this one
modular synths are definitely the apex of experimental sound design in my book
but yeh honestly i am a bit puzzled by how popular and expansive theyve become over these past few years
can someone point me to some good communities or labels dedicated to all these new modular musicians?
floating points crush album
lorn’s new stuff on youtube with the erica modular
a lot of electronic artists i figured were softsynth people have been showing off modulars lately.
this is a very good place to start. r beny is very smart about being very economical about the modules he chooses and how he utilizes them.
modular def can take you a step further with experiments. In the end, what I personally took from it is: “right, it’s all the same!” (Cv goes up, cv goes down, in whatever variation)
The problem is just while you can get useful sounds out of it, more often than not it’s trapped in itself, meaning, the meme of building your own instrument is mostly far away of the (expensive) reality.
You end up with sth that ISNT an instrument but an expensive experimenting case.
The two years I spend heavily with eurorack made me respect instruments like the prophet 6 or sick samplers like the eps16+ much more again. Now I have a hybrid skiff built around the Assimil8tor sampler and a module that lets me send out whatever modulation or pitch cv/gates into my oldschool gear. Quite happy with it.
When it’s about texture and interesting sonical haptic for you it’s much better to get old stuff imho. For instance a Ensoniq VFX SD has an insane amount of modular possibilities, stacking up to 6 waves with on the fly switching of the waves within a patch and it sounds GOOD. If you think about rebuilding this, even with just two voices, in eurorack, you are above 3k easily.
To sum it up: a lot of things were modular before eurorack and more often then not still offer Unterschied territory, paired with “good2go-ness” that will lead to more and better results than going heavily into eurorack.
Really hopes this helps.
Towards the artists on modular: I’ve yet to hear one who teaches anything in Aphex SAW Ii or old musical zustechet territory. It’s all mostly abstract farty or cheesy Instagram “””ambient”””
wtf the autocorrection attacked heavily here:
I have yet to hear one who reaches anything like AFX SAW II or old musical Autechre territory.
Incredible! All in one quite compact indeed module :O Bravo!
Price is £320