Behringer shared a picture of the first upcoming Polivoks analog Synthesizer made in collaboration with Vladimir Kuzmin.
Two years ago, Behringer announced a collaboration with Vladimir Kuzmin, the founder and chief developer of the 1980s Polivoks synthesizers. It became quiet since the announcement, and didn’t hear any news for a long time.
Today, however, Behringer shows a prototype of the first new Polivoks Synthesizers.
Two years ago Vladimir Kuzmin and Behringer entered into a collaboration to develop a new Polivoks synthesizer. Here now is the latest prototype, which is now undergoing thorough testing and hopefully the approval of Vladimir.
The photo Behringer shared on Facebook shows a prototype of a new Polivoks. The question that is interesting here: is it a clone/replica for Eurorack of an old Polivoks, or is it a completely new Synthesizer with a new feature set?
The striking design you know from the vintage Polivoks Synthesizer is also available here. Unlike the vintage units, the labeling is dual language, so it’s easier to spot the features.
From the picture, we can see two multi-wave oscillators (32-2) with detune and PW/PWM controls that go into a mixer. Here you also have a sub-oscillator, tweakable FM, noise generator, and an external input level.
Then, it goes into a multimode filter with LP and BP, and a dedicated ADSR envelope with two modes. You can also adjust the LFO and envelope amount right in the filter section.
Modulation side, you get on the right side a second ADSR envelope with two modes, gate on feature, and the option to modulate it with an LFO. There is also a multi-wave LFO with rate, waveform, and slope controls.
Further, it offers controls for global tuning and volume. There is also a switch allowing to use it as a mono or duophonic Synthesizer A MIDI In socket is also on the front panel as well as CV/gate connectivity. So far what we can see are the features more on the classic side and not very surprising.
So in summary we get two oscillators, a sub, noise, a filter, two envelopes, and an LFO.
Looks good at first glance. The most important thing is how it sounds. We will probably find out later.
Behringer Polivoks availability and price TBA.
More information here: Behringer
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