Monday, 6 February 2012

Back in the USSR!

VERY analog, VERY photogenic, VERY temperamental, and VERY good fun, this is a right one. Mine needed some repairing when it arrived, so maybe it's not as strong as it wants you to think it is. The filter envelope was doing nothing, and the keyboard had snapped loose from its fittings. In fact beneath the bullish exterior and intimidating screeching, there is a fragile lonely soul, just waiting to be discovered.
Polivoks: 2 oscillators plus separate LFO, noise generator, external input, envelope repeater for filter and amplitude, ring mod (which doesn't really give the usual result).
Tuning: unstable but usable with patience.
Filter: very agro. Hi or lo pass with terrifying resonance knob I'm too scared to touch.

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