This Synth is in Excellent Condition. You won't have to spend any additional monies on this unit. In 2005 Dave Smith Instruments released their third Evolver - The Poly Evolver. Their flagship instrument, it's a four-voice synthesizer (essentially four complete Evolvers) with a 5-octave keyboard, pitch and mod wheels, and a ton of knobs and switches in a clean, clear, easy-to-navigate layout.It can be a four-voice poly synth, four mono synths (each with its own sequencer), or any combination in between. The Evolver series resurrects some of the oscillator, filter and other component technologies from the classic Sequential Circuits Prophet-VS and Pro-One synths.
The Evolver was a huge hit the moment it appeared and this is the super-hands-on-real-time-programmable-polyphonic version of the little beast. A Wickedly Powerful Synergy of Analog and Digital.
The Evolver series marked Daves Smiths triumphant return to hardware synths and still sets the standard for sheer sonic ferocity. The Poly Evolver Keyboard features a plethora of Daves best ideas packed into a monstrously powerful instrument with 4-voice polyphony and a sound like no other. An analog/digital hybrid, the four-voice Poly Evolver Keyboard features four oscillators per voicetwo analog and two digital (the digital oscillators feature the waves from the legendary Prophet VS).
Classic Curtis analog low-pass filters and real analog VCAs add ample warmth and girth to the analog section while the digital high-pass filter, tuned feedback, and digital distortion provide sizzle and grit. But what really sets the Poly Evolver Keyboard apart is the way in which the analog and digital sides of its personality meshthe digital processing doesnt simply add effects at the end of the signal chain, but is tightly integrated with the analog electronics in a true stereo signal path with tuned feedback, distortion, bit crushing, and synced delays. It can also process external audio and has separate stereo outputs for each voice.
Massive doesnt even begin to describe its sound. Imagine being able to move effortlessly from thick analog smoothness to crisp digital edgeor anywhere in betweenand you begin to get the picture.
The LFOs, step sequencer, and three separate delays can all be synced for complex, evolving, rhythmic, time-based effects in true stereo. Its a sound designers dream that can go from ultra creamy to ultra aggressive with the turn of a knob. If you need convincing, just listen to the demos. Each voice is a complete Evolver with four oscillators per voice, two analog and two digital.True stereo signal path with separate Curtis analog low-pass filters in each channel for each voice. Each voice has its own independent effects feedback, delay, distortion, high-pass filter, etc. Highly accessible sound control for easy, intuitive operation: 78 knobs and 58 switches. Clocked, pulsing blue LEDs and hardwood end-panels. Each voice has an independent 16 x 4 step sequencer.
Everything (sequencer, LFOs, and delay) syncs perfectly to MIDI. In Program mode, all four voices play the same sound. In Combo mode, voices can be allocated however desired: stack all 4 for a huge unison sound, split or layer the keyboard in any configuration, and/or play one or all sequences at the same time. Each voice can respond to a different MIDI channel. Each voice has its own stereo output in addition to the mix and headphones outputs.
Stereo audio input that can be routed to any or all of the voices, enabling parallel audio processing of external stereo or mono signals. The output of one voice can be routed to the input of another for interesting double-processing effects. Full of hundreds of jaw-dropping preset patches, the Poly Evolver offers four times the punch of the original Evolver. The Poly Evolver finally answered prayers for a truly hands-on, programmable synthesizer version of the Evolver, and Dave Smith went all out on this one. The keyboard is semi-weighted with velocity and aftertouch, the wood end caps and overall design make for a great, classic look.
The Pitch/Mod wheels are back-lit. With 77 endless-turn knobs and 59 switches, pretty much all parameters are within easy reach. 5-octave, semi-weighted keyboard action with velocity and aftertouch.Spring-loaded pitch wheel and assignable mod wheel. 512 fully editable Programs (4 banks of 128) and 384 Combos (3 banks of 128). Numeric keypad for direct access of Programs and Combos. Oscillators per voice: 2 digitally controlled analog oscillators (DCOs) with selectable sawtooth, triangle, saw/triangle mix, and pulse waves (with pulse-width modulation), and hard sync; 2 digital wavetable oscillators with Prophet VS waves and wave sequencing capability, FM and ring modulation. 2 Low-pass filters per voice: 1 analog Curtis filter per channel, selectable 2- and 4-pole operation (self-resonating in 4-pole mode). 3 Envelope Generators per voice: filter, VCA, and assignable (four-stage ADSR). Glide (portamento): separate rates per oscillator. Digital delays: 3 separate, syncable, stereo delay lines per voice. Tuned feedback with Grunge: use feedback as a pitched sound source. 16 x 4 step sequencer per voice.
Dimensions: 14.00 (35.56 cm) W x 38.5 (97.79 cm) L x 5.09 (12.95 cm) H (2.84 at front edge; the feet account for 0.625 of the total height). MIDI In, Out, Thru, and Poly Chain. Stereo audio input: 1/4 unbalanced. Main stereo audio output: 1/4 unbalanced. Separate stereo outputs (per voice): 1/4 unbalanced.
Sustain pedal input: accepts normally on or normally off momentary footswitch. Pedal/CV1 and Pedal/CV2 inputs: responds to expression pedals or control voltages ranging from 0 to 5 VDC (protected against higher or negative voltages). For 110V 240V AC operation (15 VDC, 1300 mA). Our Tech did a Major Service on this Poly Evolver. Everything functions and works properly.A few very light scuffs and scratches. Look at the pictures closely. They will tell the story. We are here to help! Top 40 guitars is a Veteran owned business.
The item "Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Synthesizer Analog/Digital Hybrid NO RESERVE" is in sale since Thursday, November 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Synthesizers". The seller is "top40powertrio" and is located in Santee, California.
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