ELTA Music Announces Polivoks Mini Desktop Synth for $500

The original Polivoks was a duophonic, analog synthesizer made in the Soviet Union between 1982 and 1990. Now you get a mini desktop version for just $500.

With MEFF and Superbooth coming soon, there's going to be a flurry of new synthesizer announcements on the way. This one from Elta Music looks particularly interesting, Polivoks Mini desktop analog synthesizer. 

Reported about on MatrixSynth, we found the ELTA Music website had updated details, images and they predict this $500 synth will be available in April/May 2018.

Here's what ELTA Music Devices have told us about the Polivoks Mini desktop synth:

The idea of the Polivoks Mini analog synthesizer came into mind in 1990, as the junior version of its older brother 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 For example, in the Modulator section the Form switch has been replaced by the controller with triangular oscillation in the middle position and sawtooth shape oscillation smoothly falling in the extreme positions.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.

Polivoks Mini desktop analog synthesizer controls layout.

Polivoks Mini desktop analog synthesizer controls layout. 

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 or adjustment. In general, the simplified schematic delivers the sound appreciated by wide range of musicians by minimal means but with new capabilities.

The Polivoks Mini will be released as the keyboardless version with integrated USB and MIDI interfaces. The overall design of the Polivoks Mini is made in collaboration with Ms. Olympiada Kuzmina, Polivoks full synth concept designer. 

[Via: MatrixSynth]

Price: $500

Availability: April/May 2018

Web: https://www.eltamusic.com/polivoks-mini

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