the harvestman is proud to present the first widely available modular release of the polivoks filter circuit. the filter is made via a collaboration with the synth's original designer, vladimir kuzmin, and
shawn cleary of analogue haven. the filter circuit is identical to the original design and uses the exact same schematic as the polivoks synthesizer as well as new old stock soviet integrated circuits
(kr140ud1208 and kr140ud608, not western "equivalents"). a signal mixer and bipolar cv multiplier were added in order to use the filter within the modular realm but no other additions are present. this helps
to preserve the unique and unstable sound character without compromising signal flow authenticity
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 self-oscillating with a dirty pulse.
made in cooperation with vladimir kuzmin
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
panel size: 10hp
original soviet integrated circuits - no capacitors used in the design!