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Poly Evolver Music

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #100 on: January 29, 2018, 03:19:37 PM »
There are certainly other components involved, as others have pointed out, and just the fact that it's a different instrument means many of the circuits are indeed different as well as the overall design that makes up the voice architecture.
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Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #101 on: January 29, 2018, 09:19:55 PM »
I can't remember ever reading comments in favor of the Evolver's filter.  People praise many things about it, but the filter seems to be considered unremarkable, if not poor.  Regardless, it strikes me as rich and creamy - words definitely not associated with the PEK.  But create a thick four-oscillator pad, turn up the resonance to about 62, sweep the cut off, and goodness gracious it sounds gorgeous.  Strangely, even better than the Prophet '08.

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #102 on: February 19, 2018, 01:34:59 PM »

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #103 on: February 20, 2018, 10:18:26 AM »
So Sacred Synthesis,  did you buy that blue foot peddle (just right of your bass peddles) just to match the PEK ?  ;)

Very wispy in parts.  It sounds as if you are using HP filter, but are you bringing in noise too?

DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12

Re: Poly Evolver Music
« Reply #104 on: February 20, 2018, 10:35:21 AM »
Yes, I've got two of those old DSI pedals.  They match nicely with the two Poly Evolver Keyboards.  I'm color-coordinated.  ;D

I'm tweaking the high pass filter at several points as I play, but there is no white noise added at any point.  As you know, that means it has to be set at least to "1" before you start playing, or else you'll get a loud "pop" when you first turn it.  It's the quality of the digital waveform that, in lower registers and at certain cut off frequency points, has that "wispy" quality to it.  I've come to identify this effect as part and parcel of the distinctive voice of the Evolver.

You know, this question constantly crosses my mind these days, as I debate whether or not to replace a PEK with a P12: "Can the Prophet 12 do that?"  It's said that the Prophet 12 is the new Poly Evolver Keyboard, but I just don't hear it.  To me, the P12 seems like a thoroughly different instrument, which is fine.  The digital sounds I repeatedly hear P12 users making are quite different from those typical of the PEK, and I hear very little crossover.  So, to repeat the nagging question - "Is it at all possible to create this sort of icy pad on the Prophet 12, wisps and all?" 
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