Dave Smith Intros New Version Of The Poly Evolver Keyboard

Features 60 Old-School Potentiometers      06/11/09
Dave Smith Intros New Version Of The Poly Evolver Keyboard

Dave Smith Instruments has released an updated version of its Poly Evolver synthesizer.

The new version boasts 60 potentiometers among its complement of 78 rotary controls.

“The response to the pot edition of the Prophet ’08 has been overwhelmingly positive,” according to company founder Dave Smith, “so we decided to extend that functionality to the Poly Evolver, as well.”

The Poly Evolver's potentiometers allow the full range of a knob’s values to be accessed in a single turn of about 300 degrees. That simplifies filter sweeps and other more performance-oriented gestures.

A kit with potentiometer-equipped panel boards is available to convert older Poly Evolvers.

Pricing and Availability

The updated Poly Evolver Keyboard is available now with an MSRP of $2,899.00 and an MAP of $2,599.00. The conversion kit requires nothing more than a screwdriver for installation and is available directly from DSI for $399.00 or factory installed for $449.00.


James Lewin
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4 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
eXode    Said...

I hope they add this update to the Mono Evolver Key and the Prophet 08 Desktop...

09-Nov-09 08:30 AM

Peter Kadar    Said...

Yeah, that would be cool eXode...

I have the Pot Upgrade for my Prophet '08SE, and it really makes a big difference. Love it!!

09-Nov-09 03:57 PM

eXode    Said...

Also, I'd love to see a desktop Poly Evolver version. With pots obviously... :)

10-Nov-09 09:02 AM

D.Stephensen    Said...

It seems as though Dave Smith was inspired by John Bowen's new keyboard, the SOLARIS, which features mucho potentiometers. Great minds think alike!

24-Nov-09 03:02 PM

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