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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Alex from France writes:
Hey! A new Polivoks owner? That's very rare! Yes man, I finally found one and I am happy to say :"I own a Polivoks!". It was absolutely not easy to find one but ... I have it!!! I have also an ARP Odyssey, a Korg MS20 and an Oberheim Matrix-6R and also some drum machines (2 of them are rare and hard to find especially at the price I bought them ... hehe). So I think I can give a good opinion concerning the Polivoks. The sound is powerful but Moogs and ARPs can make more powerful and cleaner basses for example. But it is really easy to find a less powerful synth! Let's be realistic, this synth is powerful and sounds wierd when you detune the two oscillators and when you put the rez at the maximum (take care of your monitors). With the rez you can make this synth scream! Really! I thought my Korg MS20 was perfect for this kind of sounds but ... Polivoks is better! I think this synth is not really good for ... let's say ... "conventional music". But for experimental electronic music it can be good, from Ambient to Hardcore. I am a Hard Tekno/Hardcore composer and this synth will be very useful to have MY sound and not the one of anyone else, which is for me very good. I like being unique (don't worry that's the same -I think- for all real composers). But there's a problem concerning this synth: it has ne MIDI! That's no surprise but it is very difficult to put MIDI control in it. Fortunately, I know someone who can do it and I think I can trust him at a 90% rate (maybe more but we never know ...). Anyway if you find a Polivoks BUY IT NOW !!!!!! IT IS RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND !!!! There are not many available in the world and furthermore you have to find someone who has one and wants to sell it. Hey not easy at all! For example: I will never sell this synth so don't contact me (If you offer me a lot of money my mind may change but ...). Anyway I think I may be able to find you one of you want. In fact I know where to find a Polivoks with MIDI and an additional filter and guaranteed! But it will maybe be already sold when you will read this review and anyway it is not cheap at all. But rare is expensive, you know. Finally this synth must not be your first synth because it has a lack of possibility. I can make really stronger modulations with my Matrix-6R. If you are a beginner buy a sampler first and then you can start with a classic analogue synth (my first one was a Juno 6). The Polivoks is no classic analogue synth! And because of that I think this is a great synth which doesn't need to be modified by effects processors to sound great and ... unique! Furthermore it looks unusual with cyrilic letters. I have the owner manual ... very rare and completely not understandable ... for me of course! Last words: Many thanks to the seller of the Polivoks!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-11-2001 at 04:12
Roman Riabtsev a professional user from Moscow,Russia writes:
I am really proud,that people from my country produced such a weird and unusually sounding synth(though it can be said about anything made in Russia).I used it in 1990-92,and it realy sounds GREAT!,but it is so noisy!It is realy hard to find one,but never pay more than 300 USD for it!(it doesnt count,if you are a collector)I Russia,I think,it is possible to buy POLYVOX for 50-100 USD(if you find one).CHEERS!!!!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-05-2001 at 18:38
Mac a professional user from USA writes:
The coolest price in my rig. I love it. Sounds like some alien on acid or something. The ultimate bragging right synth...hehehe I'm a collector of rare synths No its not good for a first synth but for someone who is at the level of Minimoogs , Matrix 12's etc. If you want to sell yours then let me know. I would like another...

posted Sunday-Jan-28-2001 at 00:57
Alex a professional user from France writes:
Hey! A new Polivoks owner? That's very rare! Yes man, I finally found one and I am happy to say :"I own a Polivoks!". It was absolutely not easy to find one but ... I have it!!! I have also an ARP Odyssey, a Korg MS20 and an Oberheim Matrix-6R and also some drum machines (2 of them are rare and hard to find especially at the price I bought them ... hehe). So I think I can give a good opinion concerning the Polivoks. The sound is powerful but Moogs and ARPs can make more powerful and cleaner basses for example. But it is really easy to find a less powerful synth! Let's be realistic, this synth is powerful and sounds wierd when you detune the two oscillators and when you put the rez at the maximum (take care of your monitors). With the rez you can make this synth scream! Really! I thought my Korg MS20 was perfect for this kind of sounds but ... Polivoks is better! I think this synth is not really good for ... let's say ... "conventional music". But for experimental electronic music it can be good, from Ambient to Hardcore. I am a Hard Tekno/Hardcore composer and this synth will be very useful to have MY sound and not the one of anyone else, which is for me very good. I like being unique (don't worry that's the same -I think- for all real composers). But there's a problem concerning this synth: it has ne MIDI! That's no surprise but it is very difficult to put MIDI control in it. Fortunately, I know someone who can do it and I think I can trust him at a 90% rate (maybe more but we never know ...). Anyway if you find a Polivoks BUY IT NOW !!!!!! IT IS RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND !!!! There are not many available in the world and furthermore you have to find someone who has one and wants to sell it. Hey not easy at all! For example: I will never sell this synth so don't contact me (If you offer me a lot of money my mind may change but ...). Anyway I think I may be able to find you one of you want. In fact I know where to find a Polivoks with MIDI and an additional filter and guaranteed! But it will maybe be already sold when you will read this review and anyway it is not cheap at all. But rare is expensive, you know. Finally this synth must not be your first synth because it has a lack of possibility. I can make really stronger modulations with my Matrix-6R. If you are a beginner buy a sampler first and then you can start with a classic analogue synth (my first one was a Juno 6). The Polivoks is no classic analogue synth! And because of that I think this is a great synth which doesn't need to be modified by effects processors to sound great and ... unique! Furthermore it looks unusual with cyrilic letters. I have the owner manual ... very rare and completely not understandable ... for me of course! Last words: Many thanks to the seller of the Polivoks!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jun-23-2000 at 14:34
Mastii a part-time user from Finland writes:
Polivoks IS a powerful synth indeed! I just managed to buy one myself and am very satisfied. The oscillators are great and have a truly original sound. Filters are magnificient and powerful enough to slaughter a cat, I suppose.. It is very solid and firm etc. Polivoks surely has a mind of its own and gives anything a live sound! If you have a chance to get one, don't waste it! Try it and buy it!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jan-18-2000 at 15:29
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