HMR1982 - Polivoks VCF

A legendary analog filter design available at last in your modular system. Easily the most notorious feature of the POLIVOKS keyboard, the 2-pole filter circuit now has simultaneously available low-pass and band-pass outputs. From the pleasant saturation of bass frequencies when overdriven, to the satisfyingly unstable self-oscillation, this filter design is utterly unique. A 2-input audio mixer and some modulation inputs have been included for patching convenience.

This device is part of the IRON CURTAIN ELECTRONICS system and is created in collaboration with Vladimir Kuzmin, the designer of the original POLIVOKS synthesizer. The module uses original Soviet integrated circuits in the filter core to preserve the character of the Polivoks design.

First sold in the USSR in 1982, the Polivoks was the first voltage-controlled Soviet synthesizer. Boasting an impressive set of features comparable to Western designs, the synthesizer was noted for its extremely aggressive sound, particularly within the filter. Easy to overload, unstable at high Q values, and prone to self-oscillation.

Soviet iron smuggled to the harvestman by axon vox.

Specifications

  • Manual and voltage-controlled cutoff frequency
  • Manual control of resonance
  • Bipolar CV input multiplier
  • 2-input signal mixer (easily overdrives filter)
  • Low- and bandpass outputs
  • Original Soviet integrated circuits - no capacitors used in the core!

Manual

https://ime-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/manual/manual/10/polivoksVCFmk2quickstart.pdf

http://www.industrialmusicelectronics.com/products/9

  • 10 mA +12V
  • 10 mA -12V
  • 0 mA 5V
  • 25 mm deep
  • Ø 4.24 (25 Votes) Average Rating

This Module is currently available.

$200 Price in €
10 HP Filter
submitted Feb 13th 2013, 06:36 by reppiks | last Change Nov 8th, 11:54 by modulargrid

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