Analogue Solutions Polymath Synth In Action

Watch the latest demo video   13-May-14

Perfect Circuit Audio has posted a new YouTube demo of the Analogue Solutions Polymath paraphonic analog modular synthesizer.

Here's how they describe it...

Polymath is "fully modular" in the sense that every thing can be detached and repatched. It doesn't have to be used as a 'poly synth' or a traditional 'mono synth'. It can be repatched to do whatever you wish. Circuits can be isolated and used in conjunction with other modular synths or synths such as the Telemark.

The position of important patch points have been placed close together, where possible, so shorter patch leads can be used that won't obscure too much front panel. For example, Mixer Out jack is placed next to the VCF Audio In jack. This means that it can be patched up to be a mono/poly synth with a minimal amount of cables or front panel-obsucring!

Some voltages are pre-patched in a sense, via quick and easy to use front panel pot's or switches, but they can all be effectively removed from the circuit by setting them to 'zero'.

There are 'global' PWM and Pitch Modulation controls, so that, if for example, you want to apply vibrato to all VCOs equally, you can do that with one cable rather than 4.

Polymath features a Spring Reverb – instantly transforms the sound. This doesn't have to be patched in as a traditional effect, at the end of the signal chain. Sounds cool when inserted between the Mixer output and VCF input.

Polymath Features

  • 4 VCOs. Each have Pulse Width, Portamento, Saw wave, Square Wave, CV inputs, CV outputs, Sync. VCO1 has Sub-Osc output too
  • Multimode VCF based on (not a clone) the Oberheim SEM (LPF, BPF, HPF, Notch) with multiple CV control
  • Audio input, to allow processing of external audio (vocals, for example, from your DAW, etc) through the filter
  • 2 LFOs
  • 2 ADSR Envelopes
  • 8 Step Analogue Sequencer with sliders
  • Arpeggiator – with Up, Down, Up/Down modes and Octave range
  • Poly Mode (Paraphonic)
  • Note Trig/ReTrig
  • Unison Mode for mega-fatness
  • Ring Modulation
  • Sample and Hold
  • Noise
  • Multiples
  • Adaptor
  • Spring Reverb – a triple spring Accutronics unit is used.
  • MIDI to CV Converter
  • Mixer
  • Inverter
  • Headphone Amp
  • VCA
  • Real Wood sides made by Lamond Design
  • 2 LED Gooseneck Lamps included
  • Solid steel and aluminium construction
  • Carry handle
  • Includes an assortment of patch cables

 

Pricing and Availability:
$4,236 / £2,399

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   Said...

It sounds very rich and creamy. The multimode filters, plus a built in 8 stepper (sequencer, arpeggiator AND a spring line for £2300 is a lot of modular synth. The equivalent-ish, would be a roland system 100 without the speakers, and that would cost a lot more.

14-May-14 11:49 AM


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