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Formanta Polivoks

Analog Synthesizer

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Formanta Polivoks
Formanta Polivoks
1 500.00 street price

Polivoks is a fully analog synthesizer with unique circuitry and components which contribute a lot to the unique sound of this instrument.
Synthesizer Polivoks is honestly a two-voice instrument - each of the two voltage controlled oscillators (VCO) is assigned when the key is pressed. The filter (VCF) doesn’t have a single capacitor in its circuit considering there’s only two operational amplifiers. The ADSR envelope generators have an autogeneration function with a period of oscillation equal to the sum of A and D. This turns the oscillators into two additional oscillation sources of different shapes and of a different period for modulating the cutoff frequency and the amplitude of the amplifier (VCA).

The keyboard is made on hercons (sealed magnetically controlled contacts), therefore it is very reliable and durable.

The synthesizer's design is truly modular - all the structure units represent separate printed circuit boards, and they can be independently upgraded or replaced.

Polyvoks synthesizer has an unusual looks. Its appearance reminds of something Soviet-like solid and lasting. The elements of the graphics are made on small, bulky plastic panels.

During all the serial production, the electronics and synthesizer design have been improved, so the first and the latest circuits are quite different. The date of production of the synthesizer can be found on the rear panel - it consists of a two-digit number of the month of issue, a two-digit number of the year of issue and a three-digit number of the synthesizer. The latest Polyvokses feature a more perfect exploitation process and more elaborate operating of the elements.

Tags: analog synthesizer

Country of origin / production: Russia

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Usage area
Analogue (A) 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Oscillator Type VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Oscillators per voice1
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Square
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Triangle
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) White Noise
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Band-pass Filter (BPF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
LFO Waveforms
Ramp Up 
Type Synth Action
Number of Keys48
External controllers
Expression foot pedal 
Voltage 220V
Voltage 50Hz
Case/ body
Production start1982
Production end1991
Production ended

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