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Will we see a new Evolver?

Will we see a new Evolver?
« on: July 28, 2017, 08:47:36 AM »
With DSI sort of taking a nod back to the Prophet 08 with the Rev2 could DSI's next instrument be a new Evolver or at least a synth heavily inspired by the Evolver? I'd love to see it happen. Not sure what else they can do in the analog only realm...save for multitimbrality.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 04:15:41 PM »
I'd love to see that too.

As for multitimbral synths something like the 6 Track or Max would be nice again.
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Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 05:41:13 PM »
With DSI sort of taking a nod back to the Prophet 08 with the Rev2 could DSI's next instrument be a new Evolver or at least a synth heavily inspired by the Evolver? I'd love to see it happen. Not sure what else they can do in the analog only realm...save for multitimbrality.

Have you tried the Prophet 12?  If so, did you think there was a similarity between the two instruments?

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 09:02:19 AM »
With DSI sort of taking a nod back to the Prophet 08 with the Rev2 could DSI's next instrument be a new Evolver or at least a synth heavily inspired by the Evolver? I'd love to see it happen. Not sure what else they can do in the analog only realm...save for multitimbrality.

Have you tried the Prophet 12?  If so, did you think there was a similarity between the two instruments?

I did try it. The Prophet 12 does get some great tones but i think the Poly Evolver is more versitile sonically. The 12 seems to be about getting an analog sound with digital oscillators. You can get some nice digital sounding stuff out of it but it's still missing those VS waves. It also a bit limited in effects.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2017, 11:59:10 AM »
I think the P12 basic oscillator waveforms are extremely similar to the Evolver analog oscillators, I always thought they modelled them on the Evolver.

It would have been nice to have the digital waveforms as well.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2017, 02:29:05 PM »
The catch with the Poly Evolver Keyboard is that you can get attached to its specific wave shapes.  I've adopted these as the overall sound that I want to have, and it's hard to imagine composing or improvising without them.  Granted, many are musically unusable, but a substantial number are quite beautiful when tastefully set.

Having recently spent some quality time with a Prophet 12, I can finally say with certainty that it's a superb synthesizer.  It's right up there with the other instruments in the DSI line up.  But it has also shown me all the more what an exceptional synthesizer is the PEK.  The good old Evolver is totally unique, a bit unpredictable, and for a partly digital instrument, has an unpolished rawness that has a musical charm that's hard to put aside.  And that's a key difference between the two instruments: whereas the Poly Evolver has a rawness that hints at earlier digital instruments, the P12 is the ultimate in polished and refined synthesis.  In a sense, it's perfect.  But I don't think I could blindly recognize the voice of a P12, whereas I can recognize the voice of an Evolver in a second.

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Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2017, 09:46:58 PM »

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 08:15:08 PM »
I couldn't hope for a better instrument than a Poly Evolver Keyboard Rev2.  Fixed bugs, cleaned up wave shapes, more voices, perhaps the VS's joystick.  What could be better?

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 04:54:44 AM »
I couldn't hope for a better instrument than a Poly Evolver Keyboard Rev2.  Fixed bugs, cleaned up wave shapes, more voices, perhaps the VS's joystick.  What could be better?

It would be nice to see Dave and John Bowen collaborate again. I still say a 4 engine synth would be wild including 2 analog oscillators and two digital oscillators with one of them including samples.

Re: Will we see a new Evolver?
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2017, 10:08:37 PM »
I couldn't hope for a better instrument than a Poly Evolver Keyboard Rev2.  Fixed bugs, cleaned up wave shapes, more voices, perhaps the VS's joystick.  What could be better?

Now that's something I may well buy :)